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Educating for Eternity E-newsletter
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
Reading Comprehension Vintage Tales imageReading Comprehension: Vintage TalesPreviously included as a student course in CHC Lesson Plans: Third Grade. Now available separately!Comprehension Questions for…
Artie and the Princess by Marjorie Torrey
The Little Apostle on Crutches by Henriette Delamare
Catholic Tales for Boys and Girls by Caryll Houselander
Pre-orders now accepted!
Program will be shipped the first week of December.85.png 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 image Building Good Character:
God Made Me to be Part of a Family
Previously 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 imagePreparing to Receive Jesus:
A Hands-On Religion Resource
Previously 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:

  • “Holy Manners”
  • “Prayer: Handmade Prayer Book Project”
  • “Holy Rosary Book: At the Feet of Mary”
  • “Reconciliation”
  • “Holy Mass: Handmade Mass Book Project”
  • “Preparing Our Hearts to Receive Jesus”
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Sense of the Sacred by Dominic de Souza
A selection of beautiful and detailed line drawings to color and display.

Now available as
an E-Book:
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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

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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.
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Young Child’s Library
Gift Set
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Sue Patrick’s Workbox System


An effective teaching system to reduce your organizational time and increase your child’s self-control, independence and learning.

This system will complement your existing curriculum!

Sue Patrick’s Workbox System has two very important components.  The first component teaches you how to optimize the benefits of homeschooling.  One of the reasons we home school is to provide the best teaching and learning environment for our children.  I will show you how to present your child’s work with purpose and fun, and allow you to be more systematic with appropriate materials.

I will explain how to make your current curriculum and work “make sense” to your child.  Often a child’s ability to succeed simply depends on having the material presented in smaller pieces that are especially tailored to him.  Also, presenting his material throughout the day with variety and enhanced teaching “angles” will make sure he truly learns.  While this is great for all children, I can address teaching low functioning children as well as gifted and distractible ones.

The second component is the physical structure of Sue Patrick’s Workbox Systemsm which will allow you to teach your child more effectively, and at the same time help you to better organize your school day.  Children using this system stay more focused and are more successful in learning and completing their school work independently.  With as little as one day’s work in restructuring your classroom, you will provide better organization for you and your child.  It will then be easier to set up a school day of curriculum, variety and fun, while steering your child toward independence and greater focus.

via Sue Patrick’s Workbox System.