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?
Have you read “Out of Darkness” by Russell Freedman? Louise Braille, the hero in the story loses his sight due to a horrific accident he sustains in his father’s shop as a child. He and his family struggle with his diagnosis of permanent blindness and the impact his loss of vision will have on all their lives. The author’s research and the categorization of … [Read more...] about Build Empathy With Books
“When you hear the word "textbook," what image comes to mind?” A question similar to this flashed across my screen in an online homeschool group just a few weeks ago. My first response? “Boring and heavy.” To my surprise several responses from Sonlight parents were positive and caused me to rethink what constitutes a textbook. Could a textbook be … [Read more...] about How Sonlight Redefined My Definition of Textbook
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)
I have two bright and happy ready to go morning children and one curmudgeon who for the first two years of his life made all our mornings a little rough. He wouldn’t sleep in even when he was tired, but he also wouldn’t be happy about waking. He was simply unpleasant in the mornings. One day while he was whining and moaning, I sat down on the floor and began to read a book … [Read more...] about How We Include Sonlight Reading In Our Homeschool Day