Monthly Archives: January 2013

Monthly Celebrations and Themes

We were recently asked to share our yearly plan. Although we do not want to provide the literature list for the year, we thought it would be helpful for OH users to have a summary of the holidays, celebrations, themes, and topics for each month. Please note: We will not always cover every topic every year. Every  Read more »

Why doesn’t OH provide a literature list for the year?

I am interested to know if you have considered compiling a CD of your lessons.  As much as I like the sample on your website of November lessons [ed. note: the current plans are for January], I know that it would be difficult for me to gather the books for the month.  Having a CD or e-book for a school year would be much  Read more »

Fun Day Today!

I spent an enjoyable several hours today narrowing the book selections for 2013-2014. Before we began the process, our first consideration was whether or not to reuse books from previous years. At some point, we will revisit books that we read in the past three years. There are only so many great picture books published.  Read more »


Listen to Martin Luther King’s speech.

New Sample Available

Are your friends interested in the curriculum you have been talking about? We’ve uploaded a new sample, the month of January 2013. Spread the word!

January 2013 curriculum correction

On page 29, the author of “Jesus the Very Thought of Thee” is Bernard of Clairvaux and you can read about him in chapter 7 of Great Christian Hymn Writers. I’m sorry for the mistake.

Welcome to a New Year and a New Month of OH!

Today is the first scheduled day for the curriculum for the month of January. A few of you began early, and that’s perfectly fine. If you want, take off a few days off at the end of the month. This month, in Week 4, we bridge into next month, so Week 4 includes the dates of  Read more »

Epiphany Poem

Read “Twelfth Night: Song of the Camels” by Elizabeth Coatsworth on page 171 of Favorite Poems Old and New selected by Helen Ferris Tibbets.