Category Archives: Grade Levels

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

2021 Sonlight Scholarship Winners Announced

Please meet and join us in congratulating these exceptional Sonlight-educated students who are poised to make a difference in the world. As the winners of our annual Sonlight scholarship competition, they have each been awarded each with $20,000, $10,000 or $4,000 … Continue reading

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3 Secrets about Language Acquisition for Babies

If talking (and reading) to babies is the best way to help them learn grammar and vocabulary, should we talk to them all the time? What role does touch play in helping babies acquire language? Focused human interaction is by … Continue reading

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33 Techniques for Better Handwriting

Some children almost seem born to write neatly. From their first letters on, they write carefully and neatly, staying between the lines with enviable precision. Most children, however, need a lot more work to write neatly. Here are techniques to … Continue reading

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Is My Child Learning Enough?

Every homeschool parent occasionally wonders if their children are learning everything they need to know. Since a literature-based learning approach doesn't use traditional testing, it can be even harder to objectively assess what your children are learning.  If you are feeling … Continue reading

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How Homeschooling Can Prep Teens for Leadership

Can you name one surprising thing influential leaders such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and others have in common? They all spent their teen years in a similar fashion. Check out this intriguing 2015 article from Time about … Continue reading

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My Hand Hurts! | When Muscle Strength Makes Handwriting Hard

Handwriting is a subject which can elicit complaints by young students: “Writing makes my hand hurt.” “It’s too much writing.” “That assignment is too long.” “It’s too hard.”  These complaints can be indicative of muscle weakness—one of the major causes … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Not to Avoid Tough Topics with Your Kids

I’ve heard it over and over. I’ve even thought it myself. I remember specifically reading the book Aztecs, Incas, and Mayans from HBL D. As I was reading about human sacrifice, I remember looking over at my fourth grader and … Continue reading

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