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Old 07-26-2004, 11:14 PM
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Sonlight anyone?

Just wondering if anyone out there is using Sonlight Curriculum? We are just starting their Intro To World History (Core 1) with our 6yr and 3yr. It seems a bit overwhelming the way it is organized with so many different weekly schedules . . . I was hoping someone could give me insight on how to make it work fluently without flipping around so much. I've considered making a new weekly schedule for each week to include everything, and that's probably what I'll be working on during the next couple of weeks . . . Any suggestions?
Also, I'd just love to hear from anyone using the curriculum.
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Old 08-08-2004, 09:35 PM
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There is a whole Sonlight set of people out there talking just like we do!? Same range of topics. I found them accidently while searching.

Sorry don't have the ulr but if I can find them so can you.

I know a lot of people use their great booklist and not neccessarily the curriculum. Give yourself permission to use Sonlight here and Abeka there, etc. And take the advice now -- it is a truism -- each kid has his own learning style. Not one of my kids got the same thing except saxon math.
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Old 08-09-2004, 05:28 AM
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Hey, bsktbug! Welcome to Sonlight!

Later today, I'll try to get a link that answers your question more directly, but for now, try . Then look for the tab that says 'homeschool support' or 'talk to others like you' or something like that. It'll take you to the forums.

I learn so much on those forums! And today starts our FOURTH year of using Sonlight!

Some tips:

* Core levels are not grade levels! Give yourself permission to slow down if you need to.

* SL lang arts tends to run 'ahead.' For example, I'll have my 2nd-grader working on LA 1.

* Some of us take more than a year to finish a core. I'm planning 3 years for core 3 plus core 4.

* flipping around. Well, it'll sound like heresy, but I just read the books in order, w/out caring how the IG schedules them. Some moms do all the 'read aloud' work for the week in one day; all the science on another day; etc. Although, the 1st year, I sat w/ a stack of books on my lap, read what the IG said to, then moved the bookmark as I went to the next subject.
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Old 08-09-2004, 09:48 PM
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I have been to the Sonlight forums, and have received some excellent advice, I was just hoping to find a few 'Sonlight' friends here to compare notes with as the Sonlight forums are so huge and you don't really get to know anyone (just my experience).

We have started our schoolwork, this is our third week and we are adding one subject per week. We started with handwriting/memory (using A Reason for Handwriting), last week added history, this week added math. Of course we finished our first Read Aloud in June, so we are doing Flat Stanley which is not part of this year's curriculum, but I love reading Flat Stanley and sending him off to exciting places!

Has anyone else started already? Or maybe gone straight through the summer?
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