Now that the majority of the Assaf children are attending a wonderful school that sees to most of their academic needs, Calendar Class has taken on less of a homeschool tone and has been simplified to focus on family culture formation. Here's what we're currently doing:
Calendar Class Curriculum
Today is a unique and unrepeatable day-- Carpe Diem!
The Four Cycles of Life in the Day
*Liturgical- Feast Day, Mass readings
*Sanctoral- Saints of the Day
*Human - History, Milestones
*Natural- Three-level nature observation, seasonal or monthly-themed lesson
*Exercise- moves and health tips
*Art- picture study
*Poetry- a poem about the season, month, or day
*Proverb- wisdom quote
*Manners- etiquette lesson
*Kitchen Classroom- culinary skills and domestic duties
*Any other themed lesson of the day of interest to the family
Our family’s collection of books and tools for Calendar Class
Websites:Catholicculture.org, Almanac.com, Nationaldaycalendar.com, Thisdayinhistory.com,
Art of the Day apps
How to learn anything: Receive the lesson (from readings, lectures, workshops, field trips, nature study, etc.), Reflect upon the lesson (note-taking/journaling, research, narration, and discussion), Respond to the lesson (create or do something inspired by the lesson).
The Purpose of Learning: “The world is so full of a number of things, I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings!” - Robert Louis Stevenson
What matters most in learning is how well we understand the lesson, how we recognize its relevance and connection to the rest of life, how much we care about it, and how we will embody the truth, beauty, and wisdom that the lesson has conveyed.