As a hybrid of classroom and homeschool learning, Bluebonnet Home Scholars Collaborative (BHSC) partners with parents to provide a comprehensive academic and enrichment program. At a glance, here is how BHSC works with families to spread a rich intellectual feast for the youngest learners. All classes are available either a la carte or as a comprehensive enrollment package for Tuesdays and Fridays during the academic term. Students must be a minimum of five years old by September 1 in order to enroll in Form 1 courses.
Form 1: Kindergarten through 3rd Grade
In our 2.5-hour Kaleidoscope block, students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade enjoy a kaleidoscope of delights for the mind, ear, eye, heart, and hand including the following: (Learn more about the details here.)
- Nature study
- Math games
- Folk songs
- Hymn study
- Bible and poetry recitation
- Artist & composer study
In our interactive, multi-sensory, hands-on English Language Arts classes, students delve into phonics and cursive penmanship, discover and apply spelling rules with grade-level spelling words, learn parts of speech, practice oral reading, and hear and recite classic works of poetry. Learn more.
Using interactive and conversation-driven learning, the Form 1 Spanish classes lay a foundation for learning to speak Spanish fluently.
NEW in 2023–24! Bluebonnet is pleased to announce full Math courses for students at the 1st through 3rd-grade levels, Form 1a, 1b, and 1c Science, and expanded afternoon Forest School options on Tuesdays and Fridays!
In our multi-sensory and interdisciplinary Latin & History with Art classes, students learn Latin through song and play, hear and narrate living history stories, study art and artists related to the history they are studying, and make their own original works of art in response. In 2023–24, BHSC students will be studying Ancient History. Learn more.
In Form 1 Children’s Choir, students age 7 and older sing and perform hymns, folk songs, and other classic choral works. Students learn the basics of vocal technique, sight-reading, and music theory, along with musical games. The program focuses on music appreciation, fun, and the glorification of God through music. Choir class meets weekly and choir students participate in special performances once or twice a year.
During the lunch hour every-other Tuesday, students 10 and older may participate in Chess Club as space permits.
Learning at Home
At home, parents reinforce English Language Arts, Spanish, Math, Science, and Latin lessons following suggested activities from the class teacher, and students also benefit from practicing choir pieces at home as well. Parents can also extend learning from the Kaleidoscope class if they choose, but that is optional.
At home, parents can also round out the student’s learning with additional literature—both read-alouds and independent reading—across a range of subjects and interests. BHSC teachers recommend several resources for planning out great reads for early elementary. Here are a couple places to start:
- AmblesideOnline has grade-level book lists that cover literature, history, science, and more.
- Mensa for Kids offers an Excellence in Reading challenge with book lists by grade range.
Best of Both Worlds
By bringing together the best of classroom learning and the best of homeschool learning, BHSC helps spread a delightful feast for both students and parents.
Apply today to begin the enrollment process.