July 25, 2008, Newsletter Issue #238: Keep Up With Your Child's Homeschool Materials

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A great way to keep up with your children’s homeschool materials and to monitor their learning is to have them create portfolios. A homeschool portfolio should be created for each child and contain the information the child has learned. This is demonstrated through poetry, reports, book lists, summaries, semester tests, art work and more. Having your child create a homeschool portfolio is much like making a scrapbook. The child will enjoy doing it and the parent will find it a useful way of demonstrating to others what the child has been doing during school time.

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The catalog also provides several articles with helpful homeschool tips. For example, check out the "Top Ten Goals" article (pp. 146-147) which can help you think through your personal philosophy when it comes to homeschooling. And "Why we use certain books that some homeschoolers won't touch" (pp. 144-145), that gets into some pretty important issues about the content of books. And you won’t want to miss “27 Reasons NOT to Buy Sonlight”—a perennial favorite (beginning on page 148).

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Sincerely

Sarita Holzmann
President
Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.

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