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The vendor area is a major feature of the conference and there will be hundreds of homeschoolers looking for the basics and all the extras they need to have a great year!
Thank you, home educators, for your part in this essential and unique service to the Church!
Thank you to Catholic home educators for your part in fulfilling the Church's mission of education!
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Let’s explore creative ways to help young Catholics know how to use their Bible. Join us to sample engaging activities for young people to experience the Bible as a meaningful guide on their journey. Find out about tools and practices youth can use to engage with the Bible on a daily basis. Discover how we can help young people meet life’s challenges by growing closer to God through Scripture and living out our Catholic faith in the world.
Visit Saint Mary's Press to learn more about the great materials they have for YOUR home school!
Attend this presentation either 5:30 on Friday or 8:30 on Saturday. You can find the full schedule here.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Melissa Johnson (MAT, MEd, DMin) joined Saint Mary’s Press after joyfully serving for 34 years in Catholic faith formation as a parish youth minister, religious education coordinator, Confirmation catechist, Catholic high school teacher, and religion department chair.
If you're interested in exploring more about this method, you may want to start your research with this free e-book offered by Simply Charlotte Mason. There is lots of explanation on the method, but it will also help you choose materials for each school subject.
And then, of course, we recommend you make Jennifer Mackintosh's workshops a priority in your Conference schedule!
Subject by Subject the Charlotte Mason Way is available as both an e-book and an audiobook at no cost to you. Read the e-book version anywhere on your tablet, smart phone, or laptop. Listen to the audiobook while doing housework, exercising, or waiting for your child’s piano lesson to finish.
And feel free to share the book with others. It’s a great introduction to the unique methods that Charlotte Mason used. Pass it along to your homeschool friends who are looking for an approach that will work well for their families. Share the audiobook with your spouse who wants to learn more about what you’re doing and why.
Its chapters are short, so they won’t feel overwhelmed. Each school subject is presented in easy-to-digest, bite-sized chunks.
Plus, there are chapters that talk about giving your children a generous curriculum and the principles that encourage good habits: using short lessons to encourage attention; emphasizing quality over quantity to instill a habit of best effort; and sequencing the subjects throughout the day to use different parts of the brain.
The e-book version contains links to helpful resources and extra articles, a sample schedule, a Subjects At-a-Glance chart, and more.
We love Charlotte Mason’s brilliant methods, and we want to make it as simple as possible for you to use them in your home school. That’s why we are providing this quick overview of how to teach each school subject in a Charlotte Mason way.
Whether you want to add a method or two to your existing curriculum, work your way up to them gradually, go all out from the start, or bring someone else along on the adventure, your free copy of Subject by Subject the Charlotte Mason Way will help you find your way one subject at a time.
Why [are] Well-Read Mom group[s] important? One reason is that we long to preserve what is good, true and beautiful from our western tradition. Sometimes we mistakenly think that to save something we need to build walls of protection around it. But it is just the opposite, at least in this case, to preserve what we love, it needs to be communicated.
Reading literature together is not a small thing. It is a contagious way to communicate truths about the human condition. One book at a time, our moral imagination is being educated to a greater truth of reality. And why is this important? I firmly believe that to become a culture of life we need imaginations that are well-formed.
Literature helps us see the world through a wider, yet more focused lens. We come to understand our own need, and we grow in empathy for others. Reading great books is a key to cultural change.
And cultural change is what is happening. Not only is Well-Read Mom impacting the lives of the women participating, but it is also, in a small but real way, beginning to ripple into the culture.