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. 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 class, 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.
Form 1-b: 2nd & 3rd Grades
In addition to the morning classes, full enrollment in Form 1-b (2nd & 3rd grades) includes afternoon classes that extend learning to Latin, History, Art, and Choir.
In our multi-sensory and interdisciplinary Latin & Early Modern History with Art class, students will 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. Learn more.
In Children’s Choir, students age 7 to 12 will sing and perform hymns, folk songs, and other classic choral works. Students will learn the basics of vocal technique, sight-reading, and music theory, along with musical games. The program will focus on music appreciation, fun, and the glorification of God through music. Choir class will meet weekly and choir students will participate in special performances once or twice a year.
Learning at Home
At home, parents reinforce English Language Arts, Spanish, Math, and Latin lessons using 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.
If families choose not to enroll their Form 1 students in one of our math courses, or if we don’t offer the course suiting your child’s current needs, families may elect to implement a comprehensive, grade-level math curriculum of their choice at home. BHSC teachers recommend any one of these three great math programs for elementary grades: (listed in alphabetical order)
- RightStart Mathematics (You can read a review here.)
- Saxon Math (You can read a review here.)
- Singapore Dimensions Math (Or Singapore Primary Mathematics. You can read a review of Primary Mathematics here.)
At home, parents can also round out the student’s learning with 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.