Category Archives: Sarita’s Word

A bi-weekly encouraging message from Sonlight’s President, Sarita Holzmann. Sarita’s Word is featured in The Beam.

5 Homeschool Organization Questions that Make a Big Impact

Could you homeschool organization use a makeover? Start with these five areas. Your answers will lead you to changes that make a big impact! Continue reading

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The Power That a “Not Yet” Attitude Brings to Your Homeschool

I watched a TED Talk recently that inspired me. Carol Dweck started with the example of a Chicago school that has a grade labeled “Not Yet.” The idea, Dweck says, is that we are in a process of learning. Just … Continue reading

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8 Books to Inspire Christmas Conversations

It’s officially my favorite season. Christmas fills my house with joyful music and family gatherings as we wait in hopeful expectation for Christ’s arrival. While carols, gifts, and yummy treats are nice, the true meaning of Christmas is much better, … Continue reading

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Seven Reasons to Celebrate Picture Books

At Sonlight, we believe picture books are a vital, wonderful part of a child's education. So to celebrate Picture Book Month in November, here are seven reasons to snuggle up with your children and read a picture book right now. … Continue reading

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Why Sonlight Studies Both Western and Eastern Hemispheres

Sonlight devotes much more time to studying cultures outside of Europe and North America than most curricula do. Why? Well, I believe we should study those for whom God cares most deeply. Which turns out to be the whole world! … Continue reading

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4 Great Reasons to Read Your Favorite Book Again (& Again)

Did you know that I reread the Chronicles of Narnia, and especially my favorite, The Horse and His Boy, annually? One of the marks of a good book is that it grows along with you. It bears repeated readings and … Continue reading

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"Dear Sarita, Why did you choose that book?"

I've received a lot of feedback in 28 years. I treasure the stacks of letters from Sonlight parents who love the books I choose. But occasionally, I get letters that criticize—or even express great disappointment—in the titles I so carefully … Continue reading

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