Resources for Getting Back into the “Homeschooling Groove,” plus Celebrating the Blessed Virgin Mary and Sacred Heart of Jesus

Homeschooling in the Philippines

In the Catholic Church, the month of May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Meanwhile, the month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It also marks the beginning of a new schoolyear. Bearing all of this in mind, we share some links that you might find useful:

1. Loyola Press

Don’t let the month of May pass without honoring our Blessed Mother as a family! Loyola Press has a great collection of Marian resources on their website, including a downloadable book (“The Story of Mary” in PDF format), ideas for different Marian activities, and suggested prayers.

2. Catholic Culture

Check out Catholic Culture’s page for resources for the month of June, including the Holy Father’s intentions, significant feast days, and links to activities and recipes. (Don’t miss the link to the page where you can learn more about “The Sacred Heart Enthronement” in your home! {You can find it on the right sidebar.})

3. Simple Homeschool

Although this blog post was written by an unschooler, it certainly gives practical, sensible advice that any homeschooler should take note of. (No. 3 is our favorite: “Remember that there’s life after school.”)

4. Amongst Lovely Things

Sarah MacKenzie, the author of the “Amongst Lovely Things” blog, describes herself as follows: “…a Catholic convert, smitten wife, and homeschooling mama of six (including twins!).”

She candidly continues, “I write about a life buried in babies, books, and heaps of grace. I’m not a homeschool superstar by any stretch, and I hope this space doesn’t give you the impression that I am. An ordinary day often overwhelms me.”

Her post on beginning a new schoolyear, titled “Do It Afraid”, will surely leave you encouraged as you face the new schoolyear ahead.

5. Catholic Icing

Doing a search for “Sacred Heart of Jesus” on Catholic blogger Lacy Rabideau’s site, “Catholic Icing”, will yield such cute, faith-centered results that you will want to try out at least ONE craft/activity with your kids, particularly if they are still young

(Note: Older kids might enjoy one or two of these activities, too, especially if you make it a family affair!).

May the remaining days of May be full of God’s peace, love, joy, and hope for you and your families! Enjoy what’s left of your summer vacation!

Posted on May 25, 2015 in For Catholic Families, Homeschool Help

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