Category Archives: Grade Levels

Grade level posts, including elementary, high school, etc.

6 Remedies When Your Child's Spelling Is Not Up to Par

Has your child ever written a completely indiscernible sentence? Is their spelling so atrocious that you can’t even make out simple words? Has their spelling worsened since the never-ending spring break coronavirus quarantine and the subsequent shift to virtual schooling? … Continue reading

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6 Solutions When Your Child's Handwriting Is Not Up to Par

If your child is learning virtually this year, they are spending a lot of time on a computer, and you may be rightly wondering...What about their handwriting? Although technology invades much of our lives these days, I still firmly believe … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Step up Your History Game for a Budding Historian

My enthusiasm for the subject of art withered during art classes at a public high school in England. It took years to reinvigorate it. Now that I'm a homeschool dad, I think quite a lot about how to avoid smothering … Continue reading

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How Sonlight Made Me a Book Lover in High School

It’s a common misconception that a literature-rich, playful, self-directed education becomes obsolete once exams loom in upper grades. As I reached  high school age, however, I was growing into Sonlight, rather than growing out of it. Though we made less … Continue reading

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Teaching Young Children How to Listen to Read-Alouds

While many children seem to naturally understand the skills that go along with listening to stories, it is not a skill that all children intuitively learn. Since Sonlight is a literature-rich program, developing listening skills is as important as developing … Continue reading

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100 Things Worth Memorizing with Your Child

Young children tend to have great memories, and can often memorize things faster and easier than older children or adults.  This summer is a great time to work on memorizing key information with your child, as a way to keep … Continue reading

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Finally, an American History Curriculum for Kindergarten!

This post was originally published as Finally, a Kindergarten American History Curriculum! on Oaxacaborn blog. It is reposted here with permission of the author, Gina Munsey. Does an accurate American history curriculum for kindergarten actually exist? A good homeschool history … Continue reading

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