Fall 2018: Big Picture Overview

Big Picture School Planning In my homeschool, we practice a relaxed classical approach. Practically, this means that we are a hybrid of Charlotte Mason and Classical philosophies. Add to that mix that we are Catholic. When I consider my homeschool planning, I put the highest priority on holy mass and the sacraments, nature study, the … Continue reading Fall 2018: Big Picture Overview

Fall 2018: General

A funny thing happened to me this summer… a number of local friends asked me to walk with them as they map out their school year. I am flattered and confused. Confused because I don’t feel expertly qualified or particularly knowledgeable to mentor anyone else in this hard vocation. I am always seeking mentors for … Continue reading Fall 2018: General

Life on the Mississippi

This part of Diane's American Literature Course Series I didn’t get time to read Mark Twain’s Life on the Mississippi before I had to decide on my American Literature syllabus this past school year. I did get through the first couple of chapters, which are full of the geography and history of the Mississippi River. I hoped … Continue reading Life on the Mississippi