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
Are you trying to decide if you want to add Explode the Code to your homeschool line up? You aren’t alone. One of the most common questions I get about using Sonlight’s Language Arts Program is whether to add in additional phonics and handwriting practice. The truth is you don’t have to add anymore than what’s there. The built in program … [Read more...] about 3 Great Reasons to Explode the Code
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
My daughter spilled India Ink all over my kitchen floor this morning. ALL OVER! In the middle of gathering cleaning supplies, my one year old walked through it, sending my five year old into a fit of giggles. Meanwhile my three year old hollered from the bathroom that he was all out of toilet paper. Well, son that’s what happens when you use the entire roll for one … [Read more...] about You Can Homeschool! Pam Can Help!
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?