August 24, 2007, Newsletter Issue #190: Homeschooling's Great Student/Teacher Ratio

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Unless you've set some ridiculous Guinness World Record, you don't 25 kids.

One of the benefits of homeschooling is its student/teacher ratio. Even the most prolific of parents have fewer children than exist in a typical classroom setting. Other advantages to the home setting are that they can be made free of the constant distractions and time consuming tasks such as attendance unrelated to learning that plague larger classes.

With more time for each student and more learning time in general, it can be much easier to create a focused learning environment without interruptions and distractions in a home school setting, so if your child faces the possibility of joining a public school with classes of 30 or more children, you might want to consider home schooling as a real and viable alternative.

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The new 2006-2007 Sonlight catalog is hot off the presses! In addition to new educational resources, we've also made some significant improvements to our curriculum, such as expanded flexibility in Reader choices for Levels K through 2.

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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Sarita Holzmann
Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.

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