Homeschool Tips When You Have a Toddler

Let's be frank for a moment. Homeschool days can be hard enough on their own. Throw a toddler into the mix and it can feel like pure chaos! Thankfully, we have several families who've survived the toddlerschool years (the years when you homeschool kids and have a toddler at home who isn't old enough to [...]

By | 2018-01-06T21:47:45+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Encourage Reading for Fun

With homework assignments, music lessons, church, and extracurriculars... one important activity is unfortunately easy to push aside: reading for fun. It can be tempting after a long day of learning and doing homework to let your kids unwind at night with a television show or a tablet. But research has proven time and time again, that childhood [...]

By | 2018-01-06T21:19:30+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

About the Daddy Daughter Dance

The Daddy Daughter Dance is a wonderful opportunity for GDA's little girls to dress up and spend a fun evening with Dad or a significant male role model. We'd like to encourage all of you to not only attend, but also to take advantage of the teaching moments this provides. Children are special and [...]

By | 2018-01-10T18:32:37+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|1 Comment

3 Good Study Habit Tips

In recent years, cognitive scientists have shown that a few simple study habit tips can reliably improve what matters most: how much a student learns from studying. The findings can help anyone, from a fourth grader doing long division to a retiree taking on a new language. But they directly contradict much of the common [...]

By | 2018-01-06T21:14:00+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 3 Good Study Habit Tips

Get the Most out of Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences offer great opportunities to deepen your working relationship with the teacher. It's a time set aside once a year to highlight student strengths, discuss academic or social concerns, and share information about child development. A little thinking and planning will help you make the most of this great opportunity. Respect Everyone's Time Get [...]

By | 2017-09-17T19:13:51+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Get the Most out of Parent Teacher Conferences

Why Latin is Important to Classical Education

If you talk to parents or teachers about the components that make up a solid classical education, the answers vary greatly. Some people say classical education means a chronological study of history. Others say classical education means a rigorous curriculum. Perhaps the best answer adopts the trivium as its model: the grammar, logic, and [...]

By | 2017-09-17T18:55:55+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why Latin is Important to Classical Education

Wordly Wise Troubleshooting Tips

Wordly Wise is a great online vocabulary tool that we're proud to use as part of our curriculum. While a great number of families use it without issue, there are times when the quirks of technology pop up and cause some strange glitches. If you have trouble, give these Wordly Wise troubleshooting tips a [...]

By | 2017-09-27T12:16:05+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Wordly Wise Troubleshooting Tips

Teaching from a State of Rest: The Video Series

When it comes to resources that we want to provide for our parents, few are as valuable as the idea of Teaching from a State of Rest. The current school system thrives on chaos. Everything feels so busy and it's a huge factor in the rise of anxiety diagnoses in children. The solution? Classical [...]

By | 2017-09-17T18:28:17+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Teaching from a State of Rest: The Video Series

Why Study Greek Mythology?

It's an honest question. Why do we study Greek mythology? When it comes to teaching a Classical curriculum, many parents are immediately on board with teaching history in chronological order and reading literature that coincides with that period of history. But mythology? That one brings about more questions. HERE'S THE TRUTH: Greek mythology is [...]

By | 2017-09-17T17:47:22+00:00 September 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why Study Greek Mythology?