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From Public School to Homeschool: What Counts as School?

In public school, it’s easy to quantify school time. School time is from the time you arrive to the time you leave, approximately seven hours or so. Defining school hours gets a little murky, though, when we begin talking about … Continue reading

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No More Skipping or Forgetting Timeline and Mapping Activities

"Already they are making connections when we add new stickers and they notice what else is already on the page!" —Cynthia H. of Champaign, IL "One of our favorite parts of Sonlight curriculum is using the maps. I am a … Continue reading

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How to Run an Orderly Homeschool Without Being a Tyrant

Years from now, what will our kids remember about their homeschool experience?  Chances are that instead of remembering every book, fact, and project, our children will keenly remember how we made them feel during the homeschool day.  They’ll remember the … Continue reading

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Scheduling the Day for the Reluctant Homeschool Learner

Don’t make learning fun. I see educators try to hide learning under layers of unrelated pulp and nonsense. It’s thought that if we smuggle math within a noisy, colourful computer game, we can bypass the child’s natural hatred for math. … Continue reading

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How to Plan Your Entire Sonlight Year and Reclaim Sunday Nights

A few years ago I found a homeschool planning method that has completely changed my life! I switched from weekly homeschool planning to planning for the entire year, and I will tell you...I will never go back! I don’t know … Continue reading

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3 Ways To Give Your Summer Structure

Summer promises freedom. And, oh, do we crave that freedom—freedom from the obligation of daily assignments, the to and fro of weekly practices, and the hectic pace of co-op schedules. But then, sometime around the five-week mark of an extended … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Wrap Up Your Homeschool Curriculum in Time for Summer

Are you on track to finish your homeschool curriculum by your end-of-the-year target date? Or are you further behind than you had planned? If the latter, you could probably use some tricks for wrapping up your homeschool curriculum in time … Continue reading

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