Category Archives: Grade Levels

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

Build a Working Arm Muscle: A Science Activity Tutorial

An observational approach is terrific for nature study, but doesn’t quite do the trick when it comes to anatomy, does it? It can be challenging to adequately teach about muscles and bones, when all the moving parts all hidden away … Continue reading

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The Grade Level Dilemma for Gifted Kids Just Starting School

Parents of young, gifted children frequently wonder about grade level when it comes time to start schooling—"What grade is my child?" This question seems all-important because grade level is often used to determine when to start formal schooling, what types … Continue reading

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2019 Sonlight Scholarship Winners Announced

Please meet and join us in congratulating these remarkable Sonlight-educated students 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 for … Continue reading

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Homeschooling Pre-teen Boys: 8 Guidelines That Bring Peace

It’s happening before my very eyes: my charming, compliant adolescent son is being replaced by a slightly less appealing version—a version that bristles at instruction and grits his teeth at disliked tasks. To be blunt, homeschooling my pre-teen boy is not … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Use the Simple Tool of Talking in Your Homeschool

Do your kids talk a lot? Mine too! On more than one occasion I have prayed for an off button. I have one who can go on endlessly about Greek mythology and another who could set fire to my ears … Continue reading

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Give Your Teen the Gift of Independent Learning by Homeschooling

Several years back, when one of my older daughters was wading into her first semester of college, she called and thanked me. Not for passing on great recipes, showing her how to wash her own clothes, or allowing her to … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Extend Window on the World

Cultural geography takes on a life of its own, doesn’t it? It goes well beyond the facts of physical geography—such as landforms and bodies of water—and allows us to immerse ourselves in vibrant worlds beyond our own circle of familiarity. … Continue reading

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