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  1. Time Left: 6 days and 17 hours

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    Sonlight 100 American History in Depth instructor guide, study guide, and most of the reading material (read-alouds and history books) for the curriculum. This is the 2007 edition of the Sonlight manuals. (See list in photo for which books are included.) $100 PPD

    $100.00

    Dryden, Michigan - US

  2. Has anyone used completely different curricula for their completely different children? How does it/ Does it work?! I have two children, dd 13 and ds 11, who have done the same curriculum AND the same level/year up to this point (currently, we are in AO7). DD is having a rough go, so after reading about the "Gap Year for 8th Graders," I decided to give it a try. I've allowed her to just do maths, reading and equine studies. She is happier, definitely, but I think that part of the issue was that the rigor of AO is just not her "love language." She is an animal lover and a horseback rider, and could just study animals and be perfectly happy. The books she has read in Sonlight hold her interest, and, as it's a lovely curriculum, I plan to move her over next year. However, ds will still be in AO. This might make me a bit batty. Has anyone done this and lived to tell about it? Obviously, I want to do what is best for them both while being the best possible teacher/partner in their education, and I'm not sure how it will work if I am focusing on two different time periods and masses of different books. Help! And thank you.
  3. I just purchased a used IG for Sonlight Core G (World History Part 1 for 6th Grade) for a friend who is just beginning her homeschool journey. I also purchased the SOTW that goes with it, and she is going to use her library for the readers and read aloud. I did not have a Kingfisher Encyclopedia to give her, but I did give her my Usbourne Encyclopedia of the Ancient World. Would anyone be willing to share any schedule they may have put together using the Usbourne book with Sonlight Core G? I know when I was homeschooling my kids I found all sorts of schedules that were a mashup of Veritas and TOG and other combinations. I was hoping that something already existed that I could send her. She is pretty overwhelmed right now and would appreciate any help I could send her way. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide. My kids are in college and my days of being in the loop regarding this sort of thing are behind me:).
  4. AP English Literature Anyone using Sonlight Core 600 Fall 2017/Winter 2018? Does anyone have a CB approved syllabus for this core? I am looking to not have to recreate the wheel. The core looks excellent! I have spent time analyzing each week. Lot's of literature and excellent reflective writing exercises. Thanks!
  5. I know this is a can of worms, I'm opening up, but I just can't help myself. ;) Next year's 9th grader will be using Sonlight's Core 100 for history; he is on the young side for his grade, and is my most "difficult" student of the bunch. Using a pre-planned schedule will give both of us some breathing room--he picked Core 100 based on the history portion. He thought it looked interesting, and I am willing to give some ground here if it something he will do willingly. But I want to make sure his workload is high school worthy. His other subjects are fine, I just need some opinions on the SL bits. I am planning on replacing many of the Literature selections that seem to be more "middle school" in tone. Any suggestions for which to keep or which should go? I do have Lightning Lit Mid to Late 19th Century that I could add in. https://www.hewitthomeschooling.com/Materials/mItem.aspx?id=8073 How did any of you make this core work for *you* in high school? I'm open to any suggestions. :bigear: (and yes, I have read John's notes on the Hakim books. We can read and discuss. Insert critical thinking exercise, here, folks. :001_cool: )
  6. I am so excited about this! We have enjoyed Sonlight in the past and have edited out the religious portions of their curriculum. Just found out they have an affliate company that offers a secular option now! All the great books and awesome schedule of Sonlight, but without the religious materials. Woohoo! So excited! Here is the link
  7. I had a thread a few days ago about looking for an American History program for my 8th grader and several people suggested Sonlight. With three other kids with their own special situations, I didn't feel I could dedicate on the "Sonlight time" necessary for the 8th grader to do her History, though I love the program. As I researched programs though, I kept coming back to it. So here's the question, can an 8th grader do just the History/Reading portions mostly independently, with mom doing some discussions but not doing all the read-alouds (she would do those independently as well)?
  8. Hi all, I haven't posted in forever...This year my guys will be doing Geography for history. However, I am looking ahead for our American History year. I keep hearing that SL Core 100 just isn't enough for high school level, etc. We previously used several years of SL and loved every moment. We kind of went back and forth in the younger grades between SL and MFW. I love how SL has divided the cores out between history & lit. I would appreciate your thoughts on this. We have always been more of a CMish homeschool. Thus, lit based. *I* don't mind that all of the books in Core 100 aren't too heavy. Both boys will have jobs, extra curricular activities and I do not want them overwhelmed.
  9. I am planning on using Sonlight's old Core F Eastern Hemisphere for my DS. He is a good reader and very bright, so he will probably just do all of it on his own. My concern is it may be too easy for him. I'm wondering if I should add some other books to make it more challenging, or maybe it is fine as it is for an 8th grader. Any thoughts?
  10. I have an older edition of this curriculum sitting on my shelf and I am thinking of using it with my 11 year old daughter next year. She could use the time to improve her reading skills and grow in independence before starting with Heart of Dakota Creation to the Cross the following year. Anyhow, I am a little confused about the readers. I see their are Advanced Readers and Regular readers. Some of the titles overlap, so I am guessing the Advanced Readers are just more books read at a faster pace. My question is this: I will be including my 8 year old son in our schooling, and I would be using the regular readers with him. He is not really reading very well yet and would be unable to read these on his own. So I noticed that the readers are not lined up. For instance, regular readers starts with Pocahontas and the advanced readers start with "A Lion to Guard Us". Later she would be reading Pocahontas so I am wondering if it will be confusing? Any thoughts or advice? Thanks! PS I would like to add videos/websites/activities to this so if anyone knows of a website that has some of this already laid out, I would be grateful!
  11. I am still considering many options for next year, and having never used Sonlight, I am wondering if any of you avid users know what exactly they changed in the new guides? I see alot of talk about wanting specific editions, but what are the main differences? I'm not a fan of purchasing new, it just hinders our budget way too much. I am considering Core H for our 7th grade son. Thanks so much for the help! Kriss Spencer
  12. I am considering using Sonlight Core H next year, and I am wondering what exactly have they changed? I've seen alot of WTB posts listing specific publication year IG, and I am wondering what I might be missing? Any info from seasoned users? Thanks! Kriss Spencer
  13. For a 12yo boy, which would you recommend skipping, and please tell me why. :) Plain Girl The Seventeenth Swap Thimble Summer Here Over Here Miracles of Maple Hill Thanks in advance!
  14. I have an older edition of this curriculum sitting on my shelf and I am thinking of using it with my 11 year old daughter next year. She could use the time to improve her reading skills and grow in independence before starting with Heart of Dakota Creation to the Cross the following year. Anyhow, I am a little confused about the readers. I see their are Advanced Readers and Regular readers. Some of the titles overlap, so I am guessing the Advanced Readers are just more books read at a faster pace. My question is this: I will be including my 8 year old son in our schooling, and I would be using the regular readers with him. He is not really reading very well yet and would be unable to read these on his own. So I noticed that the readers are not lined up. For instance, regular readers starts with Pocahontas and the advanced readers start with "A Lion to Guard Us". Later she would be reading Pocahontas so I am wondering if it will be confusing? Any thoughts or advice? Thanks! PS I would like to add videos/websites/activities to this so if anyone knows of a website that has some of this already laid out, I would be grateful!
  15. Hi there, I am in the process of ordering but in the meantime before it arrives I am typing up our timetable/schedule. Can someone who has the guide for this, please tell me the list of the order that the books go in? I believe from the sample that the first book is More Stories from Grandma's Attice. Thanks heapsxxx
  16. My sweet husband and I sat down and talked out our various program options for this coming school year and have finally made a decision- together! I am so relieved and feel like a huge burden has been lifted. I am also very grateful for this forum as it has been the most supportive spot for all things homeschool I have found. Also, for the first time, I using the program as- written with very few additions. And I will not browse curriculum online or open my rainbow cataloug....really. :001_smile: I hope all of you reach a similar place of peace. School decisions are TOUGH!
  17. Has anyone ever heard of a book-swap co-op or is there one on this site? We are using Tapestry of Grace Redesigned, Year 1 this year. I was telling an lady that it's too expensive to buy all the books recommended just in the primary resource list for one level, let a lone two or three. She said that when she lived over seas there was a book-swap co-op. The way she described it was that one family would agree to buy a particular year plan/unit, and another family a different unit of the same year plan and then they would all swap books through mail to share expenses. I can think of a few different ways to do this, besides what she mentioned. If there is not a book-swap co-op that anyone can tell me about, how could we use this site to get one started? (Sorry, I'm not real familiar with how to use forums and this is my first time on TWTM.) TOG shares similar resources with several other curr. such as VP, MFW, and Sonlight. It would not have to be a book-swap co-op specifically for TOG, just a general book-swap co-op. If anyone knows how to use this site to set one up or can recommend a way to set on up online via another site, I can put together policies/rules.
  18. We are doing FIAR over the Summer to lighten things up....and we are just loving it. I am seriously thinking of veering from my fall plans of Sonlight Core A and sticking with FIAR What are your thought on the two. My kids will be K and 1st.
  19. I remember last year Sonlight offered a summer reader package. We didn't purchase it, but used that list for our library trips for my avid reader. I can't find anything like that on their website today. Are they not doing a summer reader package this year??
  20. Hi there, I have a few questions about Sonlight Core B for those of you that have used it. Looking at the history 1) Does the missionary stories with the Millers book tie in with the history or geographical locations covered at all, ir it stand alone? 2) Does Core B included any historical fiction for read alouds or readers etc that tie in with history? 3) Does the Creative expression tie in with history at all? Or is this stand alone? From the quick glance, and I am may be wrong, but it appears there is alot of stand alone subjects. So for example: There are missionary stories - Missionary stories with the Millers; THUMB discussions; Abeku - Zapotec Then there are read alouds - general good books Then there is history, which is dictated mostly from Usborne and CHOW. If this is the case - how many of you have found the disconnected parts of Sonlight B, overwhelming for kids, rather than tieing in? Has anyone done anything to tie in better? For those of you that loved Core B, did you child/ren retain much of the info? I always through that it was the historical fiction ties into history that made Sonlight the success it was. I haven't seen any reading tied into history so far. Does this change later on down the track? Are there writing activities that tie into history down the track too? Thanks heaps Sherid
  21. I haven't seen either of these in person. I'm trying to find a curriculum that is not too time-intensive for a 2.5 - 3 year old (starting this fall/winter). I really would like something more scheduled. It appears that HOD Little Hands to Heaven seems to be the most scheduled out of the three. However, I do enjoy reading to my kids and we enjoy lots of good books. I've not used HOD, Sonlight, or FIAR before so all are new. Looking for Pros/Cons of each and which is most recommended for a 2.5/3 year old?
  22. I am seriously considering Sonlight with my DS10 this coming year. He loves to read, read, read. He also has dysgraphia. Until last year, I wrote everything out for him (he spoke, I wrote); this year we changed everything up and put him on the PC. He's doing TT6 and loving it (was in MUS before), doing SOS LA/History and HATING it. SOS is just so....boring? So I'd like to switch him up to Sonlight or something similar, BUT the amount of writing that he would be required to do, is beyond what he is capable of doing. I've considered going back to writing it for him, but I honestly don't believe I can do that again. (I'm still teaching a younger sibling and 2 older ones, plus working part time). So I guess what I'm wondering is, as anyone been able to scan worksheets onto their computer and turn them into a writable file? I know that Adobe has that possibility, but I'm not sure if it works on the type of worksheets that Sonlight produces. (I've emailed the company asking for a pdf file (I'm willing to pay full price for the guide and books and signed any documents to prevent resale, etc) but they don't have that available). Has anyone discovered to make literature based programs work for kids that have writing issues, work partially independently?
  23. Was it a good match? I'm specifically thinking of core C along with Cycle 2 next year. I will have a 1st and 3rd grader. I know it won't match up perfectly, but need more accountability adding in books and such to enhance our learning. Thanks!
  24. A little background DS is an only child and is now 10 years old DS was in 3rd grade public school last year DS was in GT class and bored out of his mind DS is very social, straight A's, never had a problem in public school Teachers LOVED him Our area schools are not good schools I am not against public schools, just the ones we have around here. I started homeschooling in Jan 2012 when he was in 3rd grade We used traditional method (no intergration at all) He loves to math, science, and reading I discoverd Classical Method and loved it I found TOG and fell in love Started TOG in Feb of 2012 Here is where my OCD comes in Since I started TOG in Feb the only way to finish before Fall was homeschool through the summer....so we did. We homeschooled ALL subjects ALL summer It is hard for me to pick and choose. If it suggest something I am going to TRY to have my DS do it. Total burn out by August 2012 so we put DS in 4th grade in Public School They called a meeting with me about skipping 5th grade. This would have DS going from 4th to 6th grade. NO!!! Pulled DS out again in FEB 2013 Put DS in a Co-op like Classical Conversations but uses a lot of Tapestry. (They write their own curriculum) Very liberal arts feel. Heavy writing!!! Ds wrote 5 papers in one week. Lots of reading which he loved. Math and Science was put on backburner. Also a pick and choose curriculum which is hard for me. I want him to do it ALL!!! There suggested schedule has us homeschooling for 8 hours, and science & math as an elective and last on the schedule. Ahhh!!! Too many choices We have found out about a science, math and technology school in our area. It is through the public school system but has a very small population (around 60 students) and it's own campus. It offers 9th - 12th grades. DS would have to apply in the 8th grade and they do accept homeschoolers. We want to homeschool him till then. I do not want my child to skip a grade in school. I love the classical method but I am really wondering if it is just not a fit for us. I cannot handle a buffet style curriculum because I want him to do it all. I have also looked at several curriculums with schedules. I do better with a daily schedule. I am a planner and the words "just relax" do not fit in my vocabulary. That is just the way I am wired. I very much have our homeschool set up like school, and classical just does not seem to fit that. The things I love about classical Chronological History Lots of great literature intergrated into what DS is learning Things I DO NOT love about classical Days are too long. DH gets home at 4:30 and we are still homeschooling after starting at 7:30. The planning myself. I cannot pick and choose. I need a daily schedule. Reading several books at one time ( I don't get this!!!) Why read 2-3 chapters a day from 4-5 different books? I have looked into MFW, SL, MOH (W/Illuminations Schedule), SOTW, and for some reason keep going back to TOG!!! It is kind of like the perfect shoe that is 2 sizes too small. I think it is perfect but it won't fit on my foot....Ugh!!! My husband says to do Abeka and be done with it. That way DS can be a child too. It has the daily schedule of what to do and when, so me and my OCD would not go crazy and start overworking him, but I really love chronological history and heavy literature. However when we were using a traditional method we were finishing right after lunch and were more relaxed. I also got the "I am done for the day feeling" that I need so very much. What do I do? I am scared that I am going to stress myself out to no end and just put him in public school and be done with it. I also need to have him in a co-op environment because he is an only child. There is one close to me but they are more traditional......Teaching Textbooks, Apologia Science, BJP History, etc. I also do not mind Christian curriculum because we are Christian but MOH seems to be overly Christian for us. Key Points I need a daily schedule Heavy literature Chronological History that does start with creation but does not spend 2 years in the bible. I would like to finish school around 1-2ish. I am not comfortable with a relaxed, choose what you want to do curriculum. I will homeschool him for 4 years prior to the academy he wants to go to. Signed......STRESSED OUT MAMA!!! :eek:
  25. We are returning to SL from MFW next year. I am starting to search for used complete cores. All I've found so far are older editions 2008 and up. I know that a few of the books have changes and that SL has changed the IG's so that the student portion is separate. I need to help figuring out which is the best way to go. Any thoughts/ideas on this?
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