Category Archives: Planning, Organizing, and Scheduling

Making Lunch a Bonus—Not an Interruption—to Your Homeschool Day

When homeschooling, it’s easy to think of learning as the main event, while mealtime is more distraction than necessity. Lunch can interrupt the daily flow, making it hard to get back on track with lessons again afterward. Meals are Almost … Continue reading

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Sonlight is Overwhelming!

"I'm looking for a curriculum, but Sonlight seems so overwhelming! I can barely get everything done now. The book list is intimidating!" "I just got my Sonlight order, and while Box Day was fun, I feel totally overwhelmed!" Ah... the … Continue reading

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How to Make and Use a Loop Schedule for Homeschool

Do you frequently run into days when you have more subjects on your to list than time in the day to teach it? Are you always wishing there were an easier way to carry things over to the next day … Continue reading

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How to Find the Time to Homeschool (Even if You Work)

If you need to or want to work, but still want quality time with your children and a stellar education, you can do it. Whether you want to homeschool them full-time or supplement the brick-and-mortar school they get during the day, … Continue reading

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A Beginner's Walk-through of the Sonlight Instructor’s Guide

Although your Sonlight Instructor's Guide might look overwhelming to begin with, after spending a few minutes getting acquainted, you will feel at ease with your big binder. It looks more confusing than it is! Even if you’ve never taught children before, … Continue reading

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How I Decided Between a 4-Day or 5-Day Homeschool Curriculum

Even for veteran homeschool parents, choosing a homeschool curriculum for the new school year can be a wrenching decision. Recently I was faced with a tough decision: Would I choose a 4-day curriculum or a 5-day curriculum? I provide daycare … Continue reading

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6 Time-Saving Tips to Streamline Your Homeschool Schedule

Can I let you in on a little secret? Some of us don’t homeschool by the book (pun intended) every single day. There are many reasons I love my Sonlight Instructor’s Guide—such as the structured framework it offers, and the … Continue reading

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