Strewing great books and resources that inspire meaningful discussions is a way of life for us as a Sonlight family. We read everyday. We discuss what we've read in the car, over dinner, and for longer than I'd like right before we hit the sheets. What is it about bedtime that turns every child into the world's most inquisitive philosopher?!? What is Strewing? "Strewing" … [Read more...] about How to Connect with Science By Strewing
Ooooh big box curriculum has gotten a really bad rap lately. Some folks seem to have gotten the impression that if you can’t engineer an entire curriculum yourself homeschool isn’t worth it. How unfortunate! I’ve also been told that if you dare to rely on only one curricula or standard approach to homeschooling you are offering your children a curriculum that is no … [Read more...] about How to Think Out of the Box While Teaching Out of a Box
Sarah Mackenzie is one of my favorite homeschoolers for inspiration about how to improve any and all aspects of my reading life. As a Sonlight Mom, I am especially encouraged by her insights into how we can integrate a love of reading into our homeschools and into the everyday lives of our children. She recently shared a motivating two part podcast entitled "Creating a Book … [Read more...] about Create a Book Club Culture at Home with Sonlight
At a recent homeschool co-op meeting I asked a fellow mom if she was almost done for the year? I was met with tears! Folks, this wasn’t a woman prone to hysterics. This was a strong woman who was raising four amazing children! Yet, her stress and overwhelm were palpable. Her tears were out of frustration. She and her kids had worked hard for months and she had no idea if … [Read more...] about Does your homeschool plan work?
A is for Angel A Door Hanger Craft with Experience God Christmas is a great time for crafting in our home. Angels are a favorite! This month's Experience God Curriculum from Mother Goose Time focused on "The Birth of Jesus." With beautifully illustrated images, Experience God offers a retelling of the story of the birth of Jesus that captivates my crew. We … [Read more...] about Angel Door Hanger