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HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC CHURCH

HOME EDUCATORS APOSTOLATE

"Parents are the first and most important educators of their own children, and they also posses a fundamental competence in this area: they are educators because they are parents."

- Pope John Paul II, Letter to Families

HOME EDUCATOR CONTACTS

Judy Bettinger: e-mail: judy@bettingers.org,

phone: 303-466-5407

Maria Kneusel (bilingual): e-mail: kneuselm@gmail.com,

phone: 303-439-0038

BOOK RESOURCES – this list is not exhaustive, it is a sample of what's available.

Education philosophies:

•Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum: A Guide to Catholic Home Education. Laura M. Berquist

•A Little Way of Homeschooling. Suzie Andres

•Catholic Education: Homeward Bound-Useful Guide to Catholic Home Schooling. Kimberly Hahn, Mary Hasson

•Catholic Home Schooling. Mary Kay Clark

•Home Education. Charlotte Mason

•Towards a Philosophy of Education. Charlotte Mason

•Formation of Character (and other volumes). Charlotte Mason

•The School of the Family. Chantal R. Howard

•More Charlotte Mason Education: A Home Schooling How-To Manual. Catherine Levinson

•A Lap and a Library Card. Rita Redding Hejkal

General:

•The Homeschooling Book of Answers: The 88 Most Important Questions Answered by Homeschooling's Most Respected Voices. Linda Dobson

•A Mother's List of Books. Theresa Fagan

•The Organized Home Schooler. Vicki Caruana

•Books Children Love. Elizabeth Wilson

•Honey for a Child’s Heart. Gladys Hunt

WEBSITES – this list is not exhaustive, it is a sample of what's available.

Curriculum/resources:

•Seton Home school Study: www.setonhome.org

•Catholic Heritage Curriculum: www.chcweb.com

•On-line courses: homeschoolconnectionsonline.com

•Kolbe Academy: www.kolbe.org

•Khan Academy: www.khanacademy.org

•Varied curriculum and homeschool resources: memoriapress.com

www.homeschoolfreebie.wholesomechildhood.com

Field Trips/Hands on:

•Local history hands on learning in April & September: www.livinghistorydays.com

•Botanic Gardens Home school days: www.botanicgardens.org/programs/children-families/homeschool-days

•Drama classes for Home school children: www.coloradoacts.org

•Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory Home school activities: www.rmbo.org

•Denver Museum of Nature & Science: www.dmns.org

•2014 free days at zoo, Denver Art Museum, etc: www.denverbargains.com/denver-zoo-free-days

Fun learning opportunities:

•Liturgical year, saints, crafts: catholicicing.com

www.homeschoolfreebie.wholesomechildhood.com

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html

www.edhelper.com

www.mhhe.com/biosci/genbio/virtual_labs

www.holyspiritinteractive.net/kids

www.spellingcity.com

www.gutenberg.org

www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/History_n2/a.html

Other:

•Legal aspect of homeschooling: www.chec.org/chec-events/homeschool-introductory-seminars

•Annual Denver Home School conference with workshops, talks, and curriculum vendors: www.rmchec.org

•Catholic Home Educators of the Sacred Heart (CHESH) North Metro Yahoo group. This is a place for discussion/advice, prayer requests, field trips, park days, Mom’ Night Out. A great resource to get connected with other home educators: groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/cheshnometrodenver/info

•Spanish language home school blog and resource site: familiacatolica-org.blogspot.com

•www.sacredheartbooksandgifts.com

•John Paul II's Letter to Families:

vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/letters/documents/hf_jp-ii_let_02021994_families_en.html

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