There comes a point in every homeschool co-op science class when we have discussed the stars and seasons, collected leaves and bugs, and made all the models of volcanoes we can handle; and we find that itís time to get to work on what itís all made of and why it does what it does. This can be a tricky transition, especially if you find yourself teaching a wide age-range of budding scientists. Our older students not only want more, but need more challenging material, including the math to back up
I see parents asking about preschool curriculums frequently, and it always blows my mind. Believe me, you donít need a packaged curriculum for preschool (or Kindergarten for that matter). What your child needs is experiences and conversation. Depending on your willingness to lead your child to wonderful places of discovery, they are going to learn all they need to know and more for their preschool years.
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This year, we are doing the unthinkable, eschewing piles of stuff and gluttonous amounts of food to help the world be just a little bit kinder.
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We're almost four months into our homeschool year and I have to say it has been one of my favorites. This is in no small part due to Sonlight. For years I pieced together a curriculum which focused heavily on history, geography, and literature. And while I'm pleased with the outcome (my two oldest, Peter and Ethan, graduated with a much fuller knowledge of those three subjects than I did), I have come to a point where I just don't have the energy to do it all over again...
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