My name is Laura Lund and I have been homeschooling “officially” since 2005, when my first child reached kindergarten age. I have a BA in Linguistics and have always loved reading and learning. I was inspired when I read The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise. The classical model of education, with its heavy focus on literature and language, is is exactly the sort of education I want my children to have.
In our homeschooling journey we’ve used an assortment of programs in my search for the “perfect” one. While there were great things about each of the options we tried, there was always something I had to tweak. I’m tired of tweaking and editing on the fly! I’m tired of programs that require prep work! I’m tired of the lack of a classical, secular literature program! With six children, I need time savers! My favorite programs are pretty much open-and-go. The Story of the World by Susan Wise Bauer and its accompanying activity guides are what I had in mind when I wrote Classical House of Learning Literature.
I’m also a fan of simplicity. While big projects can be fun, it’s overwhelming to have too many–particularly if such projects require extensive preparation, unusual supplies, and a big mess. The activities included in my programs are purposely simple in design, with the expectation that you will pick and choose the options that appeal to you and your children. Likewise, when I chose the reading selections including in my literature program, I focused on using well-known and respected pieces of classic literature.
I hope you enjoy my program!