Sarita

Sarita

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Sarita Holzmann is the founder of Sonlight Curriculum, speaker, writer, curriculum developer, missions advocate, beloved wife, veteran homeschool mom, and active grandmother.

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"Dear Sarita, Why did you choose that book?" "Dear Sarita, Why did you choose that book?" // Jun 26, 2018
How Homeschool Electives are a Blessing Not a Burden How Homeschool Electives are a Blessing Not a Burden // Jun 22, 2018
2 Fixes for When You Aren't Finished with Homeschool in May 2 Fixes for When You Aren't Finished with Homeschool in May // May 22, 2018
Failing Preschool: An Early Education Trend That Crushes Kids Failing Preschool: An Early Education Trend That Crushes Kids // May 08, 2018
How to Boost Your Own Health Through Homeschooling How to Boost Your Own Health Through Homeschooling // Apr 18, 2018
Five Myths About "Good Homeschool Moms" Five Myths About "Good Homeschool Moms" // Apr 06, 2018
How to Teach Subjects You Don't Know: 6 Tips for a Homeschool Mom How to Teach Subjects You Don't Know: 6 Tips for a Homeschool Mom // Mar 23, 2018
Honoring God with Academics: The Goal of Christian Homeschooling Honoring God with Academics: The Goal of Christian Homeschooling // Feb 26, 2018
What Your Closet Can Teach You About Homeschooling with Purpose What Your Closet Can Teach You About Homeschooling With Purpose // Feb 19, 2018
Homeschool Habits That Build Readers in an Internet-driven World // Feb 02, 2018
The Surprising Ways Homeschooling Can Bully-proof Your Kids The Surprising Ways Homeschooling Can Bully-proof Your Kids // Jan 19, 2018
Four Things Not to Do When Your Homeschool Hits a Snag Four Things Not to Do When Your Homeschool Hits a Snag // Jan 15, 2018
10 Ways to Breathe Fresh Air into February Homeschool Doldrums 10 Ways to Breathe Fresh Air into February Homeschool Doldrums // Jan 10, 2018
9 Ways to Ease Your Transition from Public School to Homeschool 9 Ways to Ease Your Transition from Public School to Homeschool // Dec 27, 2017
How to Make Room for Wonder This Christmas How to Make Room for Wonder This Christmas // Dec 04, 2017
Do I need a degree to homeschool? Do I need a degree to homeschool? // Dec 01, 2017
Five Reasons to Teach Our Children to Give • WorldViews Five Reasons to Teach Our Children to Give // Nov 10, 2017
Let the Reformation Inspire You to Raise World-Changers Let the Reformation Inspire You to Raise World-Changers // Nov 08, 2017
How to Raise Kids with a Heart for the World Raising Kids with a Heart for the World // Oct 23, 2017
Teaching Cursive Handwriting: The Benefits of Writing by Hand Teaching Cursive Handwriting: The Benefits of Writing by Hand // Oct 11, 2017
Raising Kids Who Can Focus in a Distracted Digital Age Raising Kids Who Can Focus in a Distracted Digital Age // Sep 27, 2017
Homeschooling is Hard and Worthy Work Homeschooling is Hard and Worthy Work // Sep 08, 2017
Back to Homeschool Traditions Forge Family Identity Back to Homeschool Traditions Forge Family Identity // Sep 04, 2017
One Way to Respond When Your Child Tells You Something Hard • Christian parenting and homeschooling One Way to Respond When Your Child Tells You Something Hard // Aug 16, 2017
Do You Need to Give Each Child the Same Homeschool Experience? Do You Need to Give Each Child the Same Homeschool Experience? // Aug 07, 2017
I Want to Homeschool, But I'm Afraid of Making Mistakes • homeschool fears I Want to Homeschool, But I'm Afraid of Making Mistakes // Jun 21, 2017
17 Fabulously Fun Summer Activities for Homeschool Families 17 Fabulously Fun Summer Activities for Homeschool Families // Jun 16, 2017
Homeschooling Away From a Fear Versus Towards a Goal Homeschooling Away From a Fear Versus Towards a Goal // May 15, 2017
Literacy Versus Reading Ability: When You Provide a Print-Rich Home But Kids Still Struggle With Reading When Kids Still Struggle With Reading Even in a Print-Rich Home // May 12, 2017
The Top 9 Reasons Kids Like Being Homeschooled | advantages of homeschoolin The Top 9 Reasons Kids Like Being Homeschooled // Apr 28, 2017
Getting Angry as a Homeschool Mom: Strategies to Help Getting Angry as a Homeschool Mom: Strategies to Help // Apr 24, 2017
7 Tips for Homeschooling Gifted Students • accelerated learners • special needs • When homeschooling gifted students, your curriculum isn't the ending point. It's a jumping off point. 7 Tips for Homeschooling Gifted Students // Apr 21, 2017
How NOT to Teach the Difference Between Fact and Opinion: A Lesson in Moral Relativism How NOT to Teach the Difference Between Fact and Opinion // Apr 17, 2017
How to Create a Lifestyle of Learning • HOMESCHOOL How to Create a Lifestyle of Learning // Apr 14, 2017
Eight Ways to Show Your Family Love Throughout Your Homeschool Day Eight Ways to Show Your Family Love During Your Homeschool Day // Apr 10, 2017
Why Homeschooling Should and Shouldn’t be Hard Why Homeschooling Should and Shouldn’t be Hard // Mar 27, 2017
3 Reasons to Homeschool During Each Stage of Childhood 3 Reasons to Homeschool During Each Stage of Childhood // Mar 21, 2017
How a Literature-based Homeschool Curriculum Prepares Students for STEM Careers How a Literature-based Curriculum Prepares Teens for STEM Careers // Mar 13, 2017
Three Reasons for Homeschoolers to Pursue Extracurricular Activities 3 Reasons for Homeschoolers to Pursue Extracurricular Activities // Mar 06, 2017
Homeschool Humor: 30 Ways You Know You're a Homeschooler Humor: 30 Ways You Know You're a Homeschooler // Mar 03, 2017
7 Seven Reasons to Study History (Rather Than Social Studies) Seven Reasons to Study History (Rather Than Social Studies) // Feb 24, 2017
Can you combine Sonlight and another homeschool approach? Can you combine Sonlight and another homeschool approach? // Feb 22, 2017
To the Homeschool Mom Who Wonders if Her Time at Home is Worthwhile To the Homeschool Mom Who Asks if Her Time at Home is Worthwhile // Feb 19, 2017
Raising Brave Girls (Not Perfect Girls) Raising Brave Girls (Not Perfect Girls) // Feb 03, 2017
How Homeschooling Gives You Time to Invest in Family How Homeschooling Gives You Time to Invest in Family // Jan 27, 2017
Physical Movement: Another Reason to Homeschool Physical Movement: Another Reason to Homeschool // Jan 25, 2017
Sleep: A Surprising Reason to Homeschool Sleep: A Surprising Reason to Homeschool // Jan 20, 2017
One Easy Way Homeschool Moms Can Model Lifelong Learning One Easy Way Homeschool Moms Can Model Lifelong Learning // Jan 18, 2017
The Best Way to Build Vocabulary in Your Homeschool • Sonlight Curriculum The Best Way to Build Vocabulary in Your Homeschool // Jan 13, 2017
How Reading Fiction Helps Kids Develop Empathy • Sonlight Curriculum How Reading Fiction Helps Kids Develop Empathy // Jan 06, 2017
Three Reasons to Read Out Loud to Kids Who Know How to Read • Sonlight Curriculum Three Reasons to Read Out Loud to Kids Who Know How to Read // Jan 06, 2017
Four Levels of Rest for Homeschool Parents // Jan 02, 2017
The History in Your Nativity Scene // Dec 15, 2016
St. Nicholas, Christmas, and Reasons to Teach Church History // Dec 01, 2016
If your home won’t look like a magazine spread this holiday // Nov 17, 2016
How to Raise Children When They (and You) Keep on Changing // Nov 03, 2016
Enjoy Your Life More: Add one good habit // Oct 20, 2016
Help Children Succeed in Their Careers by Using a Global Focus // Oct 06, 2016
Teach Multiple Sides to Protect the Parent-Child Relationship // Sep 22, 2016
Making Mistakes: A Critical Part of Your Homeschool // Sep 08, 2016
What is the Point of Education? // Aug 25, 2016
Freedom to Dream of an Intentional Family Culture // Aug 11, 2016
6 Organization Questions to Answer for Your Homeschool // Jul 28, 2016
If my kids don’t beg for school, can they still love to learn? // Jul 14, 2016
How Sonlight Helps You Help Your Kids // Jun 30, 2016
Teach How Jesus Taught // Jun 16, 2016
Does Learning Have to Be Painful? // Jun 02, 2016
The Big List: 25 Ways that Reading Helps Your Children // May 19, 2016
A Precious Gift of Homeschooling: Investing in Your Kids // Apr 21, 2016
Why We Organize Sonlight's Programs Around History // Apr 07, 2016
Flexible and Doable: 2016-2017 Sonlight Curriculum Changes // Mar 24, 2016
An Easy Way to Celebrate Growth // Mar 10, 2016
How Sonlight Teaches Critical Thinking (Even Though It's Hard) // Feb 25, 2016
A Devotional Guide to Help Your Family Prepare for Easter // Jan 28, 2016
How Homeschooling Can Prep Teens for Leadership // Jan 14, 2016
Where do the world's needs intersect with your skills and passion? // Dec 31, 2015
A Deep Breath in the Middle of December // Dec 17, 2015
You Can Give Your Kids What They Really Want // Dec 03, 2015
Yes, Homeschooling Was Worth It: Stories From Moms // Nov 19, 2015
How to Prepare for the Holidays, Homeschool Style // Nov 05, 2015
Second-guessing: Did I make the right decision to homeschool? // Oct 22, 2015
Help: I'm Scared to Teach Math and Writing! // Oct 08, 2015
Reading Can Change a Child's Life: A Reflection on Dr. Ben Carson // Sep 24, 2015
11 Things That Happen When You Read to Your Child // Sep 10, 2015
Can you relate to these common homeschool fears? // Aug 27, 2015
How I Juggled Homeschooling and Homemaking // Jul 30, 2015
Why Sonlight Fits Both International and U.S. Families // Jul 16, 2015
How My Homeschooled Children Found Their Careers // Jul 02, 2015
25 Years (& 16K books) Later: My Favorite Part of Making Sonlight // Jun 18, 2015
An Encouraging Word for Mother's Day // May 07, 2015
Meet the 2015 Sonlight Scholarship Winners // Apr 09, 2015
The Rationale Behind Sonlight's History Schedule // Feb 26, 2015
10 Things Homeschoolers Get Right // Jan 29, 2015
The Story of a Reluctant Homeschooler (25 Years Later) // Jan 15, 2015
What Did Mary Know? // Dec 11, 2014
Building Family Memories // Nov 27, 2014
What the ORE Videos Can't Show You // Nov 13, 2014
Three Ways to Talk with Your Children about the Elections // Oct 30, 2014
An International Trend You Already Enjoy // Oct 16, 2014
Why Muslims? Why Frontiers? Why Off-Road Encounters? // Oct 02, 2014
Seven Tips for the New Homeschool Year // Sep 18, 2014
One Way that Homeschooling Can Help Families // Sep 04, 2014
The Preschool Years Lay the Foundation // Aug 21, 2014
Teaching Kids how to say no // Aug 07, 2014
You Have What it Takes to Homeschool // Jul 24, 2014
A Celebration of Sonlight Families with Adopted Children // Jul 10, 2014
A Simple Way to Prevent Summer Learning Loss // Jun 26, 2014
The Difference between Reluctant and Hungry Eaters (and Learners) // Jun 12, 2014
8 ways for homeschool moms to get more sleep // May 29, 2014
Telling Stories // May 15, 2014
He Is Risen Indeed! // Apr 17, 2014
Why Sonlight Presents Multiple Views on the Origins of the Earth // Apr 03, 2014
How Sonlight Approaches Islam, Buddhism and Other Religions // Mar 20, 2014
Sonlight Presents Multiple Views. Why? // Mar 06, 2014
Our India Trip to the "Edges" // Feb 20, 2014
The Allure of Hands-off Homeschooling // Feb 06, 2014
The purpose of Sonlight Language Arts // Jan 23, 2014
Every tongue, tribe and nation: global faces at Sonlight // Jan 09, 2014
God uses ordinary people to change the world // Dec 26, 2013
A new study says frequent reading boosts academic performance // Dec 12, 2013
Learning to say thanks out loud // Nov 28, 2013
Where are they now? Updates on past Sonlight Scholarship winners. // Nov 14, 2013
Want to boost emotional intelligence? Read literature. // Oct 17, 2013
Sonlight on the inside // Oct 03, 2013
Please register for Lost in India! // Sep 19, 2013
Sonlight offers a better alternative to contemporary YA fiction // Sep 05, 2013
Why Sonlight engages non-Christian ideas // Aug 22, 2013
We live in the midst of a story (and why it matters) // Jul 25, 2013
Academic excellence matters because it honors God // Jul 11, 2013
Sonlight doesn't dictate what you should say to your children // Jun 27, 2013
God has equipped you to teach your children // Jun 13, 2013
Why Sonlight shows students that the world isn't perfect // May 30, 2013
Why we study scientists with mixed legacies // May 16, 2013
Teaching children how to fail // May 02, 2013
Why we study the Western and Eastern Hemispheres // Apr 18, 2013
God Creates People for a Purpose: What that means for Sonlight // Apr 04, 2013
How Presuppositions Control What We Do at Sonlight // Mar 21, 2013
Major Updates to Core W // Mar 07, 2013
A gift to your child's future spouse: organization skills // Feb 21, 2013
The Meetto Project Needs Your Prayers // Feb 07, 2013
When Hundreds of Thousands Turned to Christ // Jan 24, 2013
My best tip for conflict resolution // Jan 10, 2013
Update from a missionary you may know // Dec 27, 2012
Countdown to Christmas: 12 days // Dec 13, 2012
Is Generosity a Life Skill? Should it be? // Nov 29, 2012
Why in the world did the Pilgrims give thanks? // Nov 15, 2012
Who will you meet in heaven? // Nov 01, 2012
Three tips for teaching children about work // Oct 18, 2012
A 21-day Prayer Challenge // Oct 04, 2012
Raising Kids Who Do Great Things // Sep 20, 2012
A Public School Success Story: The 1,000 Books Project // Jul 26, 2012
Why I made John cry ... and other reasons to read out loud // Jul 12, 2012
World Missions Update // Jun 28, 2012
Keep the Picture Books Alive! // Jun 14, 2012
How to Teach Children to do Original Research // May 31, 2012
Why I Read the End First // Apr 19, 2012
Behind the Scenes: Why we revamped the 2012 IGs // Apr 05, 2012
Five new favorite books in Core F: Eastern Hemisphere // Mar 22, 2012
How to Cultivate Contentment // Feb 23, 2012
Why our children should learn to concentrate // Feb 09, 2012
Are Academics Important? // Jan 12, 2012
The cost of monetizing child-rearing // Dec 29, 2011
Omnipotence and Impotence: The Wonder of the Incarnation // Dec 08, 2011
On Potatoes and Pilgrims - Thanksgiving Reflections // Nov 24, 2011
When rewards don't work - a new look at motivation // Nov 10, 2011
Another reason for children to play an instrument // Oct 27, 2011
Why did Nehemiah pray? // Oct 13, 2011
Seven questions to ask when choosing an extra-curricular activity // Sep 15, 2011
How Sonlight helps you talk with your children about racism // Aug 18, 2011
Drowning: Learn the Signs // Aug 04, 2011
Talking to children about race // Jul 21, 2011
Six ideas to encourage summer reading // Jun 23, 2011
Do homeschoolers need to teach organizational skills? // May 26, 2011
Lesson #3 from the Farm: Avoiding Discouragement // May 12, 2011
Farming (and Homeschooling) with a Long View // May 02, 2011
Language Acquisition in Babies, Part II // Apr 14, 2011
Language Acquisition in Babies // Apr 01, 2011
Catalog talk: what you'll see this year // Mar 17, 2011
Mid-Year Doldrums // Mar 03, 2011
Reflections from Southeast Asia // Feb 17, 2011
Get Caught Reading // Feb 03, 2011
Read, It Does a Heart (and Education) Good // Jan 20, 2011
Four Questions for the New Year // Jan 06, 2011
Christmas in India // Dec 23, 2010
Count Your Many Blessings // Nov 18, 2010
"I could NEVER homeschool . . ." // Nov 04, 2010
Grateful Reflections on the Holzmann Family Fun Week // Oct 07, 2010
Why Sonlight partners with Mission India // Sep 23, 2010
The simple joys of homeschooling // Sep 09, 2010
Women of the Harvest // Aug 12, 2010
Sonlighters Reaching the World // Jul 29, 2010
How Should We Teach Virtue? // Jul 15, 2010
Homeschool Conventions // Jul 01, 2010
What Is Education? // Jun 17, 2010
20 Years of Sonlight // Jun 03, 2010
Observations from the Book of Job // May 20, 2010
The Three Rs // May 06, 2010
Thank You // Apr 22, 2010
Forum Changes // Apr 08, 2010
2010 Catalog Goes to Print! // Mar 11, 2010
Cabin Fever // Feb 25, 2010
Kenyan Sign Language Bible // Feb 11, 2010
Outliers // Jan 29, 2010
Pausing at the Start of a New Year // Jan 14, 2010
Perfect Socialization // Dec 31, 2009
Mother-Daughter Christmas Interview // Dec 17, 2009
Forgiveness and Reconciliation // Dec 04, 2009
Thanksgiving // Nov 19, 2009
The Emotional Climate in Your House // Nov 05, 2009
The Future of Books // Oct 22, 2009
Music in Your House // Oct 08, 2009
Goal-Setting // Sep 24, 2009
Tips for a New School Year // Sep 10, 2009
Our culture's Christian roots ... and how they impact our society // Aug 27, 2009
A Moral Nation is Blessed // Jul 08, 2009
A pleasant complaint // Jun 18, 2009
Helpful conversations and true community // May 21, 2009
Woman Contribute to the Kingdom of God // Mar 02, 2009
Treasure Indeed // Nov 04, 2008