Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Patron Saints/Names for your home school

This is a good post on the patron saints/names for your home school. We named our school Sacred Heart of Jesus Learning Center, mainly because I would like us all to keep Jesus as our main focus and I really like the pictures of His Sacred heart, which has lead us to have a special devotion to Jesus and His Sacred heart :) and we are a learning center NOT a school because I wanted to teach my children to learn, to love learning and to be able to learn on their own, now and for the rest of their lives, and so calling ourselves a learning center helps me to remember why I am doing this. We do not have a permanent patron saint, we rotate yearly, and we let the kids write a report on which saint they think we should have, the best report wins. We take in to account the child's age and skill level when writing, and supply them with books to get facts and dates from. this year we have, St. Maximilian Kolbe. We will be choosing a new saint next week. This lets us learn  in depth about new saints and celebrate them in a special way. What do you call your school? Who is your patron saint?

Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi