With Sir N starting school this year I decided to update my original Core K ( now called Core A)
My First Box Day
I remember my very first box day so vividly. This box arrived and was far smaller than I had expected for $750! I unpacked and stacked the books in my room and was worried about what my husband would say. I took Sonlights advice and read the IG (Instructors Guide) which said put the books away and spend a week preparing. Best advice ever, and I am so glad that I took it.
After the first week I knew I had made the best investment ever. That IG was worth it's weight in GOLD! and the $750 was a small investment into books that were worth every minute we spent together reading and learning together.
I have really enjoy the advent of the internet it has really added to the anticipation of receiving my box. I eagerly watched my boxes progress accross the globe and was so surprised at the speed and efficency of Sonlight.
Last friday (5 Aug) I placed my order on line in Australia just after lunch and my box arrived here on Tuesday morning (9 Aug) !
A picture is worth a thousand words so here is our story:
|"Mommy can I open it NOW?"|
|Granny joined us for box day and showed Sir N how to wear his new paper scarf!|
|"Ooooo Mommy some more of those crayons!"|
|"Look how BIG that lightening is!"|
|"mmmmm that's interresting"|
|"Look they are swimming with the dolphins"|
|"Yes I can fit in the box!"|
And so our new Sonlight adventure begins. This week is a week of preparations and next week Monday will be day one of our 36 week year of Core A and Science A with Sonlight.
To read more about our curriculum choice for 2011 and 2012 you can have a look at my Curricula page.
What have you planned to use with your families Home School adventure this year ?
** Sonlight® Core programs use the subject of History as the foundation for your homeschooling curriculum. This history focus provides a framework for your family to better understand literature, scientific theory, philosophy, and a wide-range of other subjects. A history backdrop also helps you see how what you are learning ties together throughout your home education.
You have a choice of 18 Core packages for your Pre-K through 12th grader. Each Core program includes a year's worth of History, Geography, and Literature curriculum for your homeschool.
Quoted from the Sonlight Website.