Something amazing happens when you share a great book with a child. You build more than just vocabulary or a general knowledge base. You build and strengthen a connection with your child through shared experience. Reading truly great literature that truly moves you can be an intense emotional adventure. If you doubt me, think back to your childhood. What's the first book … [Read more...] about How to Share the Experience of Great Books 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?
I love being a Sonlight Mom. The books, the memories, and the learning are wonderful. But, has anyone else found that they aren’t moving at the same rate as the suggested schedule? We are speeding through bible and history, but taking longer than expected with language arts. Science is falling somewhere in the middle. We are progressing at a drastically different pace … [Read more...] about How to Keep Sonlight Kindergarten Organized (Free Printable)
Our family has been learning more about the bible story where Jesus Walks on Water. We have also been focusing on recognizing that God cares about our worries. We started by memorizing one of my favorite bible verses. Don't worry about anything. Instead, pray about everything. Philippians 4:6 Experience God We are fortunate to be able to use … [Read more...] about 4 Great Crafts for Jesus Walks on Water
When I was in preschool we lived in Troy, Alabama. Although small, the town did have a college with a performing arts center. One day Pirates of Penzance came to town. The female characters with their flowing dresses and parasols descended upon my pre-school class to raise awareness of the show. The performers stole my heart and took it to the theatre. I never … [Read more...] about Meeting Beauty and the Beast – Our First Theater Experience at Knoxville Children’s Theater