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Stories from New Homeschoolers: How We Know Our Kids Are Growing

We asked new 2020 homeschoolers to chime in with their thoughts about measuring progress. We asked: This school year with Sonlight, your kids have not taken quizzes/tests or received letter grades. So how do you know they are learning? What … Continue reading

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Stories from New Homeschoolers: Celebrating School Choice in a Year of Forced Decisions

Jan. 24-30, 20201 is School Choice Week, a time when Americans celebrate their freedom to choose how to educate their children whether it's in a public school, private school, charter school, homeschooling, distance learning, or some other hybrid set-up. In … Continue reading

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Stories from New Homeschoolers: Teaching Multiple Children

In the Sonlight Connections group (membership for anyone with a free account on sonlight.com) and the Teacher Connection group (membership offered to qualified new Sonlighters), we asked brand new, unexpected homeschoolers how they are juggling the task of homeschooling multiple children. It's quite an adjustment … Continue reading

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Your 5-step Summer To-do List for Homeschooling this Fall

Did you know a winning school year starts in the summer? Summer is a time for rest, vacation, adventure, exploration, and also for planning and gearing up for the new school year. If we approach the summer months with strategic … Continue reading

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From Public School to Homeschool: Deschooling

You’re toying with the idea of homeschooling. You’re beginning to imagine what it could look like to school at home instead of sending your kids back to public school. You may be searching online for some school desks and chairs. … Continue reading

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Can I Homeschool? Practical Reassurance for Unsure Parents

When my oldest child was just shy of 4 years old, I was sure she was ready for kindergarten. She had known her shapes and colors for years, and could read. She could recite the alphabet and do basic addition. … Continue reading

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3 Tips for the First-Year Homeschooler

Lanie (age 4) and Liam (age 6), reading in the hammock "One of the greatest joys of our first year of homeschooling has been to watch my oldest two children's relationship blossom. I've often found them nestled together, reading books alongside each … Continue reading

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