My primary goal of homeschooling is to take my children to a place of refuge where they can fall in love with Jesus, with training and instruction befitting the Lord. Eph 6:4
I am ready to embark on this new season that I find myself. I trust that He has been preparing me all along. ad Jesum per Mariam.
I will be adopting a more structured approach as I set a new foundation for my littles. I imagine it to be different than Rose’s home education but consentient with our commitment to educate in the natural rhythm of our daily lives, in union with the liturgical calendar, centered around the Holy Mass.
The kids will be following a Catholic, Classical, Charlotte Mason approach. All four kids, from pre-school – grade 4, will be studying the same subjects -- Ancient & Classical Times; Animal and Plant.
This year’s curriculum will be provided by Schola Rosa.
The (Schola Rosa) program is organized around a three-year historical cycle and includes materials for pre-k through 12th grades. The beginner level (pre-K to 6th) covers English/Poetry, Religion/Catechism, Science, Art, Music, History, Virtue-Training, Latin/Greek and incorporates the Classically Catholic Memory program. In addition to lesson plans for all subjects, the online suite includes worksheets, group activity/ field trip plans, digital books, audio readings, links to resources, maps, and more.
It has been a complete answer to my prayers, providing me with a solid and complete model, allowing room for me to deviate as desired but providing structure when needed (due to health, move, or other demands of life within a large family). Best of all, it fit within my modest budget and does not require numerous purchases for supporting materials. I give praise and thanksgiving to the good Lord for leading me to this resource that will assist me in furthering His call for my family.
This year’s core will continue to be focused on our Sacramental life. We continue to seek to put Him first in our daily lives and school. We pray for His grace and provision to make this a consistent reality.
In addition to daily Mass, Dad will lead us with the following spiritual maxims:
- Renewal of Marian Consecration (use Children’s consecration)
- Study the Mass – Year II
- Daily Rosary (min. 2 Mysteries-10 decades)
- Latin Prayers
- Daily Readings & Saint Study
- Virtue Study
- Nightly Examination of Conscience
- Bible Study
- Monthly recollection
- Bi-monthly Spiritual read
- Begin First Communion prep with the boys
- Begin Confirmation prep with the girls
Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary, St. Christina, Our Lady of Fatima, St. Bernadette, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Out Lady of Mount Carmel, St. Clare, Our Lady of Lordes, Bl. Pope John Paul II, St. Matthew, St. George, Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati, St. Gennaro, St. Maximilian, Bl. Teresa of Calcutta, St. Lawrence, St. Barbara, St. Jose Maria Escriva, St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. John Chrysostom, St. Valentine of Rome, and St. Guy of Anderlecht ~ Orate pro nobis.
*This year’s school picture includes Rose, our alumna and big sis. She is now 18 and away at a beautiful college, Fisher More College. She remains and integral part of our hearts and homeschooling efforts.
Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi, Lex Vivendi
“as we pray, so we believe, so we live”