Category Archives: Sarita’s Word

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

9 Ways to Ease Your Transition from Public School to Homeschool

To say I was a reluctant homeschooler is an understatement. When my husband suggested we homeschool, I said, “You’re not going to enslave me like that! No way!” As an introvert, I did not want to be stuck with my … Continue reading

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Teach Your Child To Read With Happy Cheetah

Do you have a child struggling to read or one just learning to read? Happy Cheetah Reading can help. Your child can learn to read frustration-free. Continue reading

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A Simple Model for Making New Year's Resolutions

"My kids love to read, so it was only natural to pick a literature-based curriculum like Sonlight. My favorite thing about homeschooling is packing our backpack of books and schooling outside as much as I can when the weather permits. … Continue reading

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Second-guessing: Did I make the right decision to homeschool?

Big Brother Caleb loves to read to his little sister Abi. "My books are in bad shape because they are so well used, but my kids' minds couldn't be more stimulated, educated, and happy—reading another beloved Sonlight book! Thank you … Continue reading

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Seven Tips for the New Homeschool Year

Box Day came and went. You snapped that first-day-of-school photo (or not), and now you may be weeks into your new homeschool year. How is it going so far? I know the excitement and trepidation a new year can bring. … Continue reading

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What Is the Point of Education?

Those yellow school buses have started to roll by here in Colorado. And though not as visible, homeschooled kids are gathering on couches and at kitchen tables for a new school year as well. As you dive into a new … Continue reading

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Six No-fuss Ideas to Encourage Summer Reading

I've heard many stories through the years about children who use Sonlight and now love to read. As part of the full curriculum, the remarkable Readers and Read-Alouds in each program have helped them catch the reading bug. When summer … Continue reading

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