New to homeschooling

Are you New to homeschooling? Feeling a little anxious?  Would you like some direction?
Pray. Now that the most important thing is done, take a cleansing breath and try and relax. Read a book about homeschooling. Pray. Join a local homeschooling group (or two). Pray.
Enjoy learning with your kids. Keep praying.
Don’t forget First Friday Mass at Our Lady of Good Hope Church!

 


 

******* Book Suggestions **********

 

 

Catholic Education: Homeward Bound by Kimberly Hahn & Mary Hasson

A Catholic Homeschool Treasury by Rachel Mackson & Maureen Wittmann

Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum by Laura Berquist

Suggestion: Read these books BEFORE you buy them.  Not everyone is looking for the same information.  Try the Allen County Public Library online and reserve a copy to pick up at your nearest library.

 


 

**** Area Homeschool Groups & Resources ****

Roman Catholic Home Educators of Indiana – RCHEI http://www.rchei.org/ sponsors a convention in Indianapolis and has an informational website.

Fort Wayne Area Homeschool http://www.fwahs.org/ puts out a terrific schedule of events for opportunities for your kids.

Homeschool Legal Defense Association http://www.hslda.org/ has great information about each state. If you want to join, there’s a discount through FWAHS.

Indiana Association of Home Educators http://www.inhomeeducators.org is the state organization.

Local Radio Station : Redeemer Radio 1450 AM

Catholic Bookstore : All Saints Religious Goods 3506 S. Calhoun St.
456-9173 Give your order to Patrick or Ginny. They may be able to save you money on shipping to certain suppliers.

 


 

************** Catholic Curriculum Providers *************
These are just a few to whet your appetite.
Many homeschoolers choose from many catalogs and stores for what suits their families best. These contain catalogs &/or all-encompassing lesson plans. Here’s a good place to start…

Anglicum Academy http://www.angelicum.net/

CHC – Catholic Heritage Curricula http://www.catholichomeschooling.com/ has free lesson plans online as well as an excellent catalog of materials written primarily by homeschool moms of multiple children.

Kolbe Academy http://www.kolbe.org/

Mother of Divine Grace http://www.motherofdivinegrace.org/ associated with Laura Berquist’s book (above).

Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy http://www.staa-homeschool.com/

Seton Home Study Program http://www.setonhome.org/

 


 

******* Catholic Homeschool Helps ***********
Start here, there are tons more online if you follow the links

Favorite Resources for Catholic Homeschoolers http://www.love2learn.net/ gives a summary of much available books & curriculum

Catholic Scholars Online http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Academy/6823/mercy.html

Within her site is a Test for New Homeschoolers to help determine your style to help you narrow down a curriculum.  As well as LOTS of links and information about Catholic Homeschooling!

You’re in our prayers!

Feel free to contact us through our facebook page Northeastern Indiana Catholic Home Educators – NICHE