Category Archives: Elementary

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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What to Do if Your Homeschooler Wants a Career in Politics

Every aspect of an American president’s life is examined prior to an election—including schooling. But being homeschooled would not rule out someone from running for political office, even the presidency. According to the US Constitution there are only 3 requirements … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Explode the Code Should Be Part of Your Language Arts Curriculum

In Sonlight’s kindergarten through second grade, Explode the Code (ETC) is offered as an optional resource. Although Sonlight’s Language Arts is sufficient in itself without ETC, I think Explode the Code is a notable resource which should be part of … Continue reading

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Introducing Sonlight's New Kindergarten Science Program: Ecosystems, Meteorology, Physics and Engineering Design

NEW FOR 2020Sonlight's Kindergarten Science Program: Ecosystems, Meteorology, Physics and Engineering Design AVAILABLE APRIL 1, 2020 SEE THE PROGRAM We're excited to introduce Sonlight's NEW Kindergarten Science: Ecosystems, Meteorology, Physics and Engineering Design. With this new STEM-based science program, your … Continue reading

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Introducing Sonlight's New Kindergarten Program: Exploring American History

NEW FOR 2020Sonlight's Kindergarten Program: Exploring American History For years the Sonlight team has thought about a kindergarten American history program for ages 5-6. But we couldn't find a quality textbook or spine (a book that runs through the entire program … Continue reading

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5 Fast and Easy Extension Activities for Least of All

Least of All by Carol Purdy, a Read-Aloud from History / Bible / Literature (HBL) A, is about a little girl who feels lost in a large family. Despite its brevity, Least of All has a depth of meaning that … Continue reading

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