Our official box day was months ago, but I let the kids dive in today and take a peak at what the year has in store for them. We are trying Sonlight this year. We have the Core K program (Introduction to the World: Cultures) with First Grade Readers since Pumpkin is in Pre-K4 and the boys are in First grade.
I’m not usually a fan of a packaged curriculum. I prefer to piece together our own curriculum following our own scope & sequence. However, we have 4 children in our home, 3 in our homeschool, and are nearing the end of a 2+ year construction project that will culminate in a complicated move and move-in. In other words, Mommy needed a break this year. I needed something I could just open and follow without a lot of prep work on my part. Thank goodness homeschooling allows us some flexibility, both in our scheduling and curriculum choices.
I chose Sonlight because of their great reputation, wonderful literature, and because their curriculum is most compatible with my teaching style and personality. I’m looking forward to spending the year exploring Sonlight with my children. Everyone found several books in the box that they wanted to start reading right away—Mommy included!
I’m so glad that my children are so enthusiastic about starting school. They cannot wait until we finish each book so that it can come out of Mommy’s school box and onto their personal bookshelves.
I will share our other curriculum choices in another post.
My son is 2 1/2 and I still am not sure what curriculum I will be using when I begin pre-school with him. So I am so excited that you will be sharing you experience with Sonlight so I can see the like and dislikes. Thank you
Core K was one of our all time favorites! The boys still remember some of the books and lessons from back in the day!
Angie @ Many Little Blessings says
I totally know what you mean — last year I pieced everything together, and I just felt like I wasn't up to it again this year. So, I went with a prepackaged curriculum for a few of the subjects, and then I'll continue to put stuff together for some of the subjects.
Box day has always been more fun for me than the kids. LOL
This is the first year I won't be getting a box. We are reusing the readers and instead of a new core I am trying out Classical Conversations (and finishing up Core 3 read alouds I missed).