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Mastery vs Completion: Working to Finish or Working to Learn?

"My only regret is that I didn't start with Sonlight sooner! At least our youngest daughter, Haven Grace got to start Sonlight from the beginning with preschool."—Teresa S. of Allendale, MI What's more important to you in your homeschool? Finishing … 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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Set Summer Goals You Will be Thankful for in September

In our neck of the woods, it has been a long school year, and we’re all looking forward to a summer break. Come June, we’ll trade in our lesson plans for the trampoline, the pool, and popsicles. But because I’m … Continue reading

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Vaulting into Homeschool: Where to Set the Bar of Expectations

It is extremely difficult to parent without comparison. It starts with that growth chart in the pediatrician’s office, and it continues through each developmental milestone. The same can be said in our homeschool. We use learning assessments that gauge the … Continue reading

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When Your Goals Don’t Match the Norm: Reflections on Senior Night

My first Senior Night did not go as I had envisioned it. All year I had looked forward to the moment when my son would be honored with the rest of the graduating members of his high school baseball team. … Continue reading

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Goal Setting for Homeschool: Wisdom, Stature, and Favor with God

Judy: Today I've asked Kelly and Jill to sit down with me once again and talk over the topics of goal setting, organization, and time management. I don't know about you, but this is an area in which I sometimes … Continue reading

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Homeschooling Away From a Fear Versus Towards a Goal

I didn't decide to homeschool for lofty reasons. I didn't have a clear vision for my children's education. I didn't even really want to be at home with them all day. I agreed to try homeschooling because we couldn't afford … Continue reading

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