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Would a 4-Day Homeschool Schedule Work for You?

If you wonder how to fit in the extras, whether extracurriculars, hands-on projects, or outside activities, a 4-day homeschool schedule could be a great choice for you. As the parent, you get to choose whether to do formal academics five … Continue reading

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The One, Nearly Foolproof Technique to Improve Your Teaching

Want an easy, nearly foolproof technique to improve your teaching? It takes virtually no preparation, is absolutely free, requires no supplies, and works for any topic in your homeschool. You can use it on the couch, in the van, or … Continue reading

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5 Reasons a Sonlight Program May Have Anachronistic Books

As you’re going through your homeschool year with Sonlight, you might occasionally wonder about the dramatic change in subject matter. Maybe you’re in Sonlight C, studying the Renaissance, when suddenly you have a Read-Aloud set in contemporary Manhattan. What?! Where … Continue reading

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5 Hacks to Nix Bad Homeschool Habits and Forge Good Ones Instead

About a year ago, I realized that I was checking my phone a few times during homeschool lessons. My sons never commented on it, but I realized that I wouldn’t much like it if, in between two books—or maybe in … Continue reading

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Fully Revised and Updated Language Arts Guides

We at Sonlight are thrilled to announce our completely revised and updated Language Arts Instructor’s Guides for Levels K through W (all levels below high school). If you’ve been part of the Sonlight family for very long, you have heard … Continue reading

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Sonlight's 12 Days of Christmas: Day 12

You won't find a lot of Christmas stories in the Sonlight programs. Because Sonlighters start at various times (like all our Down Under friends, whose school year runs the calendar year), there isn't a way to assign Christmas books so … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas Day 11: Classical Music Start-Up Kit

I am thrilled to present these three albums to you, as all three are dear to me. At some point during my last years at home, I came across The Classical Music Start-Up Kit, a two-volume set. I had never … Continue reading

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