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2 In Homeschooling

5 Myths About Sonlight Curriculum

We have now used Sonlight curriculum for a full year and have thoroughly enjoyed it! I wish it didn’t take me so long to make the switch to Sonlight, but homeschooling is a journey full of learning for us moms too! Before I started using Sonlight, I know I had heard so many myths about Sonlight curriculum and they were a bit off putting. So, today I am sharing those myths with you and giving you my opinion on them!…

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Simple Solutions to Homeschooling On The Road With Sonlight

Have you ever panicked a bit when you had life throw you a loop? Or when you were planning a family vacation and knew it wasn’t your scheduled homeschool break? Now, of course…part of the beauty of homeschooling is that we can be flexible and change things as needed. I have taken advantage of that countless times over the years! Over this past year, we have moved, lived in a hotel for awhile between houses, and have taken a few…

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6 In Homeschooling

Using A Literature Based Homeschool Curriculum

We have always relied heavily on literature in our homeschool. Growing up, I went to a classically based private school and had a rigorous education. We read difficult books and poetry and studied Greek and Latin for many years. When I decided to homeschool my children, I knew I wanted my children to have a literature based education, like I did. I wanted them to be challenged, but still enjoy learning. In a literature based curriculum, you are usually reading…

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0 In Homeschooling

An Inside Peek Into My Sonlight Instructor Guide

We are almost done with our homeschool year and I have to say this year has gone by so much more smoothly than other years. We have had some hiccups and things haven’t always gone according to plan, but it has been pretty enjoyable. Part of the reason for the ease this year was the switch to Sonlight for my son. I wrote about how much we have enjoyed using Sonlight this year if you would like to take a…

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15 In Homeschooling

Habits That Make Our Homeschool Day Flow Smoothly

As a homeschooling mom, I know my days are never going to be the same. I may plan all I want and make colorful schedules and have the “best curriculum,” but the day can easily get off course without a moment’s notice. That is life and we need to plan for the unexpected.   However, over the years, I have learned that there are a few things we do each and every day that help our homeschool day run as…

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1 In Homeschooling

12 Reasons We Love Sonlight

We have been homeschooling for 8 years. That is a bit surreal to me, but it’s the truth. My oldest child, my only son, is in Eighth Grade this year and has been homeschooled since First Grade. We have always followed a Classical approach, mixed with a bit of Charlotte Mason. Classically Eclectic, perhaps? In the last couple years, I noticed my son becoming increasingly bored and less and less interested in school. Some of that is age, I know.…

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18 In Homeschooling

Organizing Your Homeschool Room

Organize Your Homeschool Room 10 Days of Homeschool Planning

Today is the day everyone loves to see, right? We all love peering into other homeschool rooms and setups to get tips and inspiration on how we can organize our homeschool space. I know I could watch videos and read posts about homeschool rooms all day long. So, today I am going to give you a glimpse into our homeschool room and show you how I have things organized for now. This is an ever changing process, as I am…

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3 In Homeschooling

What Is Included In Our Homeschool Curriculum | Sonlight Level 100

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Hey mamas! Today I am sharing a little more about what we are using in our homeschool this year. You know that Sonlight has graciously provided our family with a full program that we are using for my oldest. I recently shared our Box Day with you all and had numerous requests to go into more detail on what we received. I had planned on sharing what we are using for our homeschool curriculum this year, per child, so I…

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6 In Homeschooling

Sonlight Box Day! | Opening Up Our Homeschool Curriculum

TODAY IS BOX DAY! What does that mean? In the homeschool world, it means we get to open our HUGE box of homeschool curriculum! Although we have homeschooled for 7 years, we have never had an official ‘box day’ as I have always pieced our curriculum together. So, today is our very first Sonlight box day and the kids couldn’t be more excited. We are so thankful to Sonlight for graciously giving us one all-subject package and I will be…

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