St Gabriel Windows

St Gabriel Windows
Photocopy c. 2013 Jamie Laubacher

Thursday, August 10, 2006

One of the perks of being a home school mom includes being in control of curriculum choices. While it is certainly necessary to teach the foundational basics, those basics can be taught with any number of methods, philosophies and resources behind them. Our family has greatly preferred the recommendations contained in Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum, A Guide to Catholic Home Education (Laura Berquist) so much so, that we eventually enrolled our family in Mother of Divine Grace Home Study founded and directed by the author of the book.

My friend Rebecca over at A Gypsy Caravan, in posting her Book Meme (way to go Rebecca!), reminded me by one of her book picks, how much I enjoy our curriculum and it's natural fit with our family lifestyle and the environment we envelope our children in. She mentioned a book by Clare Walker Leslie, and it reminded me of a book we have by this author that is to be used with our oldest son's Modg Natural History (science) course this year: Nature Drawing - A Tool for Learning. The course also includes the literature of Jean Henri Fabre: "Fabre's Book of Insects", and Konrad Lorenz's: King Solomon's Ring : New Light on Animals' Ways. Our son, an art enthusist is looking forward to this course; so is his mother :)

Over the next several weeks, as I have starting school on my mind and upcoming agenda, I will attempt to post more about our home education endeavors.

1 comment:

Elena said...

I just wanted to come by and say hello! I noticed that we were both Catholic homeschool bloggers from Ohio. Consider this a friendly wave over the backyard fence from your "neighbor" in Akron! :)