We Love Homeschooling!!
We use Seton Home Study School as our main curriculum. We add many materials along the way, too. If you would like to get an up close view of our daily homeschool activities and projects, please visit my A Catholic Life Feel free to use any ideas I post! I also like to review various books and resources that we use in our own classroom.
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This list discusses education in the context of real life and living books--we call it "Real Learning." Our purpose is to help parent educators to promote a new paradigm for home education which focuses upon developing the whole personality of the child--the heart, soul, and mind--to pursue a happy, wholehearted, academically excellent, spiritually complete childhood. We glean from the writings of Charlotte Mason with great joy and we also find ourselves discussing and learning from St. Teresa Benedicta (Edith Stein), Pope John Paul II, Maria Montessori, and Saint John Bosco, among others. We are parents committed to Real Learning. We are passionate about learning in the context of real life. And we are in love with the Real Presence. We are "joyously Catholic and sucking the marrow out of every category of knowledge with bounding enthusiasm but not necessarily within the confines of traditional classroom methods" (Lissa Peterson). We are all on a journey and we welcome you as a traveling companion. We don't profess to have a well-mapped-out road guide, though we do have lots of handy traveling tips. And we are certain of our ultimate destination. We're headed for heaven. We plan to take our whole families with us. Where we go on the way is all part of the adventure. Certainly, the journey can be an arduous one but we are committed to it being a joyful one. To join this list, send an email to: CatholicCMasonemail@example.com
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In his recent Letter to Families, Pope John Paul II wrote: "Parents are the first and the most important educators of their own children, and they also possess a fundamental competence in this area; they are educators because they are parents." This quotation from His Holiness sums up very well the philosophy of Seton Home Study School.
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Home School Legal Defense Association
The Home School Legal Defense Association is a non-profit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed. The HSLDA website contains information about laws in every State of the US and also contains a link to the HSLDA in Canada. If you are considering homeschooling or have just started homeschooling, this website is a MUST!
Catholic Home School Support and Information
To find local home school support groups, curriculum and other resources check out Catholic Homeschool Support
Interested in learning about Charlotte Mason's educational approach? Here are some links to get you started:
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St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do you, O prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into Hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.