When the Fed-Ex guy brings THIS box to our house, it's truly a happy day! I don't know who gets more excited....Joy or me. Judging by the picture further below, you would probably say Joy (my excitement came when we started unpacking the box)!
Somehow last week, we missed seeing or hearing the Fed-Ex guy leave this treasure on our front porch. I just happened to look out there and find it waiting for us. I hurriedly opened the front door and brought it in. I called Joy and showed her the box sitting there and this is the reaction I got:
She was saying, "Oh......my Sonlight books!", as she affectionately hugged her box of treasures. No kiddin'! She loves them that much!
Sonlight is the core curriculum we use in our homeschooling. It's not just workbooks....it's history, geography, literature, and Bible come to life! It's living books.....literature rich.....and it makes learning fun! Everyday is an adventure with Sonlight. Their motto is "The way you wish you'd been taught....guaranteed."
Here are the books that we'll be reading this school term....read alouds and independent reading combined. As we checked the packing list to make sure we had everything here, I remembered reading so many of these books with Colt when he was younger and oh...the memories they brought back (this is the part where my excitement came in)! We didn't find Sonlight until Colt's high school years. Before then, I had always put together our own curriculum, spending much time in research, following a Charlotte Mason method of lifestyle learning. I really don't know how I had missed Sonlight all those years! I was so excited to discover Sonlight....exactly what I would do if I had put my own together....except all the work was done for me...all the books chosen and scheduling to fit our lifestyle! Sonlight is a perfect fit for us! The last two years, Joy and I have studied World History. This year begins part one of American History.
This picture above is Joy after coming in from dance class last night. She went immediately to her room, changed clothes (into her winter robe), grabbed her book, A Lion to Guard Us, and started reading (way ahead of schedule). Sonlight sure does make learning fun! She could have chosen toys or TV, but her activity of choice was a book! And I'm having just as much fun learning and taking adventures right along beside her. It really is a happy day when books bring THIS much joy to MY JOY (and me).