Category Archives: Elementary

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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12 Books That Teach Empathy for Ages 6-8

Great books do more than build comprehension skills, develop rich vocabularies, and lay the foundation of cultural literacy. Yes, they do all of that in the academic realm. But they do so much more in the aesthetic arena, too. When … Continue reading

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Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire: Hands-on Craft Tutorial

When your history studies take you to the Holy Roman Empire, add this hands-on project to your homeschool lessons for an added bit of fun and open-ended creativity! First request your free template and guide by submitting the form below. … Continue reading

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