March 13, 2009, Newsletter Issue #270: Staggered Homeschool Curriculum

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It's easier to find a homeschool curriculum for your child when he or she is working at the same grade level across all subjects, but what happens when that child is flourishing in math and science, but struggling with history and language?

The last thing you want to do is hold back learning in subjects where your child excels to play catch up in others. Those subjects your child is advanced in are most likely the ones he or she loves. If you do a bit of online research, you'll find there are curriculum sources that will provide staggered grade levels for this exact purpose. It's worth the research.

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Sincerely

Sarita Holzmann
President
Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.

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