November 21, 2012Dear CHC Family,A CHC family who spins and weaves their ‘home-grown’ wool shares their experience searching for a daughter’s first spinning wheel: “Never, never buy a used spinning wheel. Invariably, someone has a beautiful old spinning wheel that they will be happy to sell you–but then you get it home and find out it’s missing a tiny but vital part. All that money spent, and the spinning wheel is useless.”This story really hits home this time of year, when we are frequently contacted by moms wondering ‘what to do now’ about materials that were purchased used, only to discover that the materials are missing parts. When segments of the program are missing, the program is incomplete, which can lead to gaps in a child’s skills. Sadly, we can’t take apart the new materials on our shelves to supply the missing pieces!Like a novice spinner, buyers might be unaware that the used book or program is incomplete because, not having used the program previously, they might not even recognize that there are missing parts. Further, there is no real assurance that the used materials, purchased sight unseen, are intact. Instead of saving, money is wasted because now it is necessary to purchase a second copy of the materials.We earnestly desire that your homeschooling experience is joyful and free of frustrations; please, be aware when purchasing used curriculum.May your families have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, and be ‘woven together’ in His love, wisdom, and understanding as you homeschool for eternity.
Theresa JohnsonP.S. In response to families requesting to purchase CHC’s student courses, they are now available separately from the lesson plans. You can view the growing list at this link: https://www.chcweb.com/catalog/Exclusives/StudentCourses/catalog.html
Pre-orders now accepted!
Program will be shipped the first week of December.Tour a Country: Learning about Other Lands & PeoplesPreviously included as a student course in CHC Lesson Plans: Third Grade. Now in full color and available separately!This Catholic Social Studies course provides a fully-guided tour of different countries which have been selected for their historical, geographical, and cultural features. Your child will be “touring” a country each month and creating a travel brochure for each. By the end of the year your child will have completed eight travel brochures and have a passport full of exciting memories!
Building Good Character: God Made Me to be Part of a FamilyPreviously included as a student course in CHC Lesson Plans: First Grade. Now available separately!The use of Character-Building Cards is a positive way to reinforce good behavior and the practice of virtue and courtesy in young children. This course includes 32 large illustrated character cards on heavy cardstock covering five main topics: Respect, Charity, Attitude, Virtue, Church Manners.
Preparing to Receive Jesus: A Hands-On Religion ResourcePreviously included as a student course in CHC Lesson Plans: Second Grade. Now available separately!This course includes 150 pages of hands-on activities to help “bring to heart” the lessons your child is learning in the catechism as preparation for receiving the Sacraments of Penance and Holy Communion. Church tour, prayer charts, crafts, handmade prayer books, and more. Topics include:
A selection of beautiful and detailed line drawings to color and display.
Now available as
A Catholic-How-to-Drawby Andrea Helen SmithStep-by-step instructions allow children to draw, trace, and color over 30 inspiring Catholic subjects.
CHC High School Writing, Level II
Enrollment is now OPEN for Level II’s twelve-week course in high school expository and essay writing. Prepare your student for high school and college-level composition! View more details at this link.
Religious Sisters Gift SetBush Boys Gift Set
Young Ladies’ Gift Set
Young Child’s Library