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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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4 Things to Drop From Your Homeschool When You’re Doing Too Much

Most homeschooling parents are guilty of trying to do everything and then feeling like failures when we discover we can’t do it all. We want to check every box, finish every book, and include every subject. And while we can … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Cut Back But Still Stay on Schedule in Your Homeschool

When I started homeschooling my daughter, I read a small excerpt in the Instructor’s Guide (IG) of my curriculum about how to track progress. The recommendation was to place a checkmark after each completed activity. Adding the date was optional. … Continue reading

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How My Home Routine Fosters a Peaceful and Productive Homeschool

At about four o’clock I begin the daily ritual of walking through my home after teaching for the day. My mind still cluttered with math problems, I see a home equally overloaded with family clutter. Silently I resolve not to … Continue reading

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10 Ways Your Instructor's Guide Can Flex for Your Homeschool

Sonlight Instructor's Guides (IG) hold your lesson plans for 36 weeks—an entire school year—of homeschool. (Get samples here.) They have been likened to many different things to demonstrate their central place in a homeschool plan: a road map a buffet … Continue reading

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The Everything Guide to Your Sonlight Instructor’s Guide

One of the best things about Sonlight is the easy-to-use Instructor’s Guides (IG). We wanted to make the layout as helpful as possible for all customers, so here’s a primer on how to use it, and adjust it, for your … Continue reading

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