Some days of homeschooling are much easier than others. Some days we spend all of our time and energy running from one activity to the next. Other days we cuddle on the couch and experience wild adventures through the pages of the books we read.
Some days my young children memorize facts about things that I didn’t even realized had occurred, and learn about places that I didn’t know existed. (Ahem, thanks public school 4.0 education!) Other days it takes us all morning to accomplish two math problems.
There are days that I go to bed defeated and exhausted, hoping that something we did bought a glimmer of glory to our Creator and that their tiny hearts weren’t scared by my overflowing frustration. I am completely and utterly outmatched with all there is to teach them.
There are days that I want to throw in the towel and run screaming to flag down that yellow school bus (Bus-driver, you have forgotten my children!!) AND days that I want to shout from the rooftops about how amazing this journey of homeschooling really is. Today was one of those days.
Today, we cuddled and read for hours, guided by our curriculum. We adventured to the bottom of the ocean floor to rescue a baby dolphin, then reenacted the story over and over. We time-traveled to ancient Rome, tasting it’s decadent desert along the way. We learned about volcanoes, then made one explode in our dining room.
Some of the memory pegs that are being created through our Classical Conversations memory work, were explored and experienced because of the Sonlight curriculum we use.There are a lot less frustrating homeschool days, when your curriculum is as wonderful as Sonlight.
When I first heard about Sonlight, I was skeptical. Things that seem too good to be true, as a rule, usually are. A curriculum that points to God’s Son as the center of all things, in addition to being pre-planned and boxed up with the best, hand-selected children’s literature included: yeah right!
I am so very glad that the Lord kept bringing this curriculum into our paths, and that we prayerfully decided to try it this year. What a blessing it has been! It has taken most of the time consuming planning off of my to-do list. I can just open the instructor’s guide, gather our stack of books, rally the troops, and go!
If you are on the fence about Sonlight and you are wondering if it might be the best curriculum to serve your family’s homeschooling needs, pray about it. Seek the Lord’s guidance first, then check out 12 Reasons Not to Buy Sonlight. Seriously, it is a great place to start.
If any of these 12 things describe you, easy peasy decision! This is not the curriculum for your family. However, if you are still wondering if this curriculum is all its cracked up to be, take a look at 19 Reasons Families LOVE Sonlight.
I love that my children are exposed to other cultures through our Sonlight stories. I love that we can have conversations about pagan cultures, and they can see the consequences of things such as idol worship from both a Biblical worldview and a historical standpoint. I love the education they are receiving through Sonlight, and the wonderful literature they are exposed to on a daily basis though our sweet cuddly reading time.
If you have any questions about the Sonlight curiculum, the customer service is unbeatable. You can chat online with someone who has used Sonlight’s curriculum personally on their website. I found this to be very helpful when selecting the appropriate level for my children.
They even offer a love to learn – love to teach, money back guarantee, in which you can order the curriculum, USE IT for weeks, then return it if you are unsatisfied. How amazing is that!
If the price is overwhelming, I understand. Our budget allows for mostly buying used curriculum. More on how we save on our schooling costs to come! Until then, may your couch be full of story time snuggles, and your tables be full of explosive memory making!
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