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
Would you like to include poetry in your homeschool? Do you wish someone would provide you with a guide on how to build a love for poetry in your homeschool? Sonlight has you covered! With Sonlight poetry is incorporated in a robust, literature rich program. Since they’ve been listening to poetry alongside melodic biblical passages from the very beginning, my children … [Read more...] about How to Build a Love for Poetry with Sonlight
I'm sure you hear horror stories about math gone wrong. The tales of tears and frustration over math workbooks are legend in many homeschool circles. This is not that story. This is a tale of how math improved when I didn't even know it needed to do so. Might a change to RightStart make math better in your homeschool too? A Tale of Lukewarm Math I counted myself … [Read more...] about How to Get a RightStart in Math 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?