It should be obvious by now that we are pretty big Sonlight fans, and it would take a lot to get us to switch to a different curriculum. But, one thing I've discovered over the past few years is that I love interacting with parents who need help determining whether or not homeschooling is for them, and if so what direction is best for their family. As shocking as it is, Sonlight is not for everyone! My heart's desire is to be able to truly encourage other homeschoolers to find what is best for their family rather than just being an unofficial Sonlight representative.
I realize that by jumping right into Sonlight as our homeschool choice, I missed the experimentation process that a lot of families go through. So, beyond the experiences I had growing up as a homeschooled child, my curriculum familiarity resource list is rather narrow. I've been praying that the Lord would give me a wider knowledge base, helping me to better understand other homeschooling options and how they might benefit certain homeschooling families.
A couple of the big catch phrases for homeschooling these days are unit studies and lapbooking and I honestly don't know much about either one. So, when an opportunity came up to do a blog review on two one-week unit studies that incorporate lapbooking, I was thrilled! God had recently led Doug and I to evaluate some scheduling changes with our homeschooling. Those changes have opened up the flexibility we need to take two weeks away from our Sonlight curriculum to work through these unit studies.
So, this week we are working through the first study - Davy Crockett. Next week we will be working through a unit study on whales. Stay tuned for reviews coming in the next two weeks!