Sonlight Review and Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to Celee @ Miscellaneous Musings of a 5X Mom who won the $50 gift card to Sonlight.

Our family just started our seventh year using Sonlight.  I have posted about Sonlight before, how we use it to effectively educate children who are at many different levels and how Sonlight fits into our daily schedule.  For our family Sonlight has been a tremendous blessing.   I often say that Sonlight changed our homeschool from a lecture into a conversation.  I love the discussion and conversation that it has brought to our family and with that the opportunity to get to know our children better.

What does Sonlight offer?

You can purchase all of your homeschool curriculum from Sonlight.com.  They offer some of our favorite programs for electives like Rosetta Stone for foreign language and Artistic Pursuits for art to basics like handwriting  and math programs. Of course they also have a large offering of quality literature that is recognized by nearly all in the homeschooling community to be top notch.

What makes Sonlight stand out to me from other homeschool curriculum providers is that if Sonlight offers or recommends a program or curriculum, it is a program that is worth looking into.  They attempt to offer products that fit with their excellent educational philosophy and so many of the lesser programs are weeded out.

Of course Sonlight is most well known for their original history curriculum (which includes Bible, poetry and literature).   They also offer their own science and language arts programs.  These programs are all literature based and are best implemented in a family where the parents are willing to invest time into reading to and interacting with their children.  I also find that Sonlight’s programs are especially well-suited to multi-level teaching and educating a large family.

Sonlight’s History Curriculum

The backbone of Sonlight’s history program is the Instructor’s Guide.   The IG (instructor’s guide)  is divided into two main sections, the schedule and the study guides.  Sonlight provides study guides for all of the books that you and your children will be reading over the course of the year.

The schedule.

Each day’s assignments are clearly laid out in the Sonlight schedule, the pages/chapters that should be read in each book along with time line and map assignments.  To me this is the heart of Sonlight.  This is what allows me to spend very little time in preparation for school, but rather spend my time teaching and interacting with my children.

Each day has a Bible reading and memorization assignment in addition to an assignment for further study or perhaps the children are introduced to a people group or nation that needs prayer.  It was this portion of  Sonlight that, years ago, burdened our then 4 year old son for the street children of India.   He still, at age 11, believes that God has called him to be a missionary to that nation.

The history portion involves reading assignments in several books about one central event or person giving the kids more than one perspective and depth about the day’s topic.  It also notates when you should add important events and people to the time line and  do the map work.

The children have an independent reading assignment each day that coincides with the topics, peoples and cultures that are being studied.

Lastly are the read aloud assignments.  Poetry is a regular part of the Sonlight curriculum from the very beginning levels.  This gives the children regular exposure to all types of poetry and provides the opportunity for discussion, memorization and appreciation of poetry.  In addition to poetry you and your children will be reading through many wonderful literature classics in addition to some lovely newer works.

The Study Guides

The study guides for the books that you will be reading include more information and ideas than needed.  Here is a smattering of things that the study guides include:

  • Specific time line assignments
  • Map assignments and maps
  • Important facts from the day’s reading which provide good ideas for writing topics
  • Vocabulary words with definitions
  • Discussion questions
  • Historical notes that enhance the children’s understanding of the story and characters
  • Comprehension questions
  • Websites for further research
  • Narration topics/ideas

Our Thoughts

This review is specifically in reference to Sonlight Core 6 and how we are using it this year.

I’m once again thankful and impressed by Sonlight’s balanced and fair approach to history.   Core 6 uses  “The Story of the World” as one of it’s main history readers.  When I read the Sonlight study guide for this book and I was forewarned that “The Story of the World” does not stick with the Bible’s revelation of events.  This was an important thing for me to know because I had considered purchasing the CD version of this book, but after reading  “The Story of the World” for myself  I would not want my kids to listen to it over and over without the commentary and discussion that we are having as we read it together.  (We’ve actually skipped much of what “Story of the World” has to say about Biblical times because it’s just blatantly unbiblical!  We’re considering substituting Mystery of History and skipping SOTW completely.)

I relate this about “The Story of the World” because I think this is a good example of how Sonlight handles book selection and why parents should be involved if they choose to use Sonlight.  They do not shy away from a quality book because it may include something objectionable or some inaccurate information, but they clearly notate potential problems or areas of disagreement and leave it up to the parent on how to handle those issues.  This is why I don’t recommend Sonlight to those who want a curriculum that they can hand to their children without any discussion or time investment.  I also pre-read ALL of the Sonlight books that we won’t be reading aloud with the children.

How we are using Sonlight 6

This year our family is using Core 6 with our children ages 5-13.  For the younger children (age 3-8) I am supplementing with resources from Core 1 which covers the same time period.

I think the key to successfully using Sonlight is flexibility, being able to use and teach the information that you believe is important, but not feeling as if you have to use and teach all of the information that is offered.   On some days we don’t even look at the study guides and on others I give the children additional assignments and research from them.

We daily read aloud and discuss all the assignments from the Bible, History and Read Aloud portions of the Sonlight schedule.  We also work on the time line and map assignments together.  The younger children are our map experts since our older kids are already quite familiar with this geography.

Each day the children have a Bible study assignment that they work on individually and most days I pull a writing assignment for the children from the Sonlight readings or study guide.  Those who are not old enough to write or who are just beginning writers also narrate to Mark or me.  We also use the Sonlight readers as the source for our copy work and dictation.

We use the poetry selections to encourage the  children to keep a poetry journal.  Each week they choose their favorite poem from our readings and they copy this into their own book and illustrate as they see fit.

At the dinner table each night we discuss and review the topics that were covered during the day.  Again this is part of our family conversation and contributes to a lifestyle of learning.

Every week I also incorporate a hands-on project that relates to Sonlight’s history.  The last few weeks the children have made paint (like that used in the cave drawings), mud bricks with and without straw (like the Israelites), created coil pottery, bead necklaces, a model shaduf and written in hieroglyphics on clay tablets.  (These projects are NOT part of the Sonlight curriculum but they are easy to incorporate with a little internet research.)

What we love

  • The educational philosophy- Learning is not simply cramming facts into brains, but that history in particular is about understanding the story, what people of that time believed and thought  and how that affected decisions and events that changed the course of history.
  • The format and layout – Sonlight is extremely user friendly, simple to use and implement.
  • The books.  It seems like each book we read is the children’s new ‘favorite’ and nearly everyday they beg for me to ‘please read one more chapter’.
  • The adaptability.  On days that are full with other life events, it’s easy to go lighter on the discussion and assignments.  It’s also simple to beef up a child’s work with additional research and writing work.
  • Multi-level teaching – This allows us to accomplish many of our other family goals such as building relationships and discipling our children as we learn together.
  • Focus on missions and a perspective of the global need for Christ
  • Our kid’s love of reading – Reading is one of our favorite family past times, it seems that they will never get enough.

What we don’t love

  • Some book selections – Sonlight does not have the same standards for our children that we do.  That said, in 6 full years of Sonlight there have been less than a handful of books that we’ve had our children skip.  There have been some that we’ve read aloud to enable discussion of different issues.
  • Light on the amount of  Biblical history that is incorporated – We’ve solved this problem by focusing on Biblical history during our family worship and using Mystery of History to pull in more Biblical history and perspective during the appropriate time periods.

Buy it

If you would like to purchase Sonlight you may follow this link and receive $5 off any order of $50 or more and I’ll receive Sonlight credit on a portion of your order.

Win it

Sonlight is giving away a $50 gift card to Sonlight.com to one Raising Olives reader.  You may use this to purchase some of their history curriculum or any of their book or other curriculum offerings.

To enter:

  • Visit Sonlight.com and then come back and tell me what you would be interested in purchasing with your $50 gift card.

Additional entries: (Please leave an additional comment for each extra entry)

  • ‘Like’ Sonlight on Facebook (please leave your Facebook name)
  • Post a link to this giveaway on Facebook
  • Tweet a link to this giveaway (please leave your username)
  • Post about this giveaway on your blog (public blogs only) (3 entries)

This giveaway will end at 11:59 pm on Thursday, July 22.

Sonlight sent our family Core 6 in order to facilitate this review.  I was not otherwise compensated and all opinions and ideas are my own.

This post is included in the Homeschool Curriculum Review Roundup.

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343 Responses to Sonlight Review and Giveaway
  1. Michelle
    July 16, 2010 | 9:39 am

    Oh wow. I have been looking at Sonlight for a while now, and am super impressed with what I’m seeing. I have a 4 year old and a 1 year old and would love to get P3/4 or P4/5.

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  2. Michelle
    July 16, 2010 | 9:40 am

    Also, I’m a fan of them on Facebook. Michelle McCrone. Thanks!

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  3. Jennifer A
    July 16, 2010 | 9:58 am

    Hi! This would be such a blessing. We will be using Sonlight 100 with our oldest this year. So, I guess what I am saying is that I would be Sonlight 100! :O)

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  4. Jennifer A
    July 16, 2010 | 9:59 am

    I put a link to your post on my blog and I liked this on facebook….Jennifer Brauns Anthony (I was the first one!) Thanks again.

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    Entry #2 for Jennifer posting about the giveaway. (psst, in order to get an extra entry you must post a link to this giveaway on your Facebook wall not just like this post. 🙂 If you do that, come back and leave another comment. Thanks!)

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  5. Jen @ Happy Little Homemaker
    July 16, 2010 | 10:01 am

    I would get the p3/4 or p4/5 parents guide — we have a good chunk of the books for both of those already.

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  6. Joy
    July 16, 2010 | 10:05 am

    I will be using Core K with my 4 and 6 year old this coming year. I am a new Sonlight user and very excited about starting out at the beginning with my younger children. I bought this Core used, so I need to fill in with books I do not have yet!

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  7. Lindsey in AL
    July 16, 2010 | 10:07 am

    I would definitely buy Artistic Pursuits since it’s on my wishlist/plan for the coming year. What a great giveaway!

    Oh, and a belated congratulations on your newest blessing! She is just lovely! We had our fifth (third girl!) on the 22nd.

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  8. Kaitlin
    July 16, 2010 | 10:08 am

    We used P4/5 last year and loved it! We’re saving up our pennies to buy the Sonlight K program, so this would definitely come in handy right about now!

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  9. Bekki
    July 16, 2010 | 10:15 am

    We just switched from Sonlight to Mystery of History this year. I Love Mystery of History so far and so do the children. Apparently mine just love to do worksheets and projects. I was going between Story of the world and MOH. Story of the World gets such rave reviews I am glad to see that someone else had doubts too. I felt like the only one.
    Even though we aren’t using Sonlight this year I still use their reading lists as I have been collecting the books forever. 🙂
    I printed out many of the read out loud lists and keep them with me for yard sales and trips to the goodwill.

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  10. Tristan from the Crew
    July 16, 2010 | 10:16 am

    I would love to buy some of the Middle Ages books Sonlight suggests!

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  11. Cindy
    July 16, 2010 | 10:17 am

    I’d put it toward the Awesome Book of Bible Facts and maybe some Handwriting without tears stuff. I already got my science from them a few weeks ago!

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  12. Cindy
    July 16, 2010 | 10:18 am

    I like Sonlight on FB: Cindy Dyer

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  13. Nicki
    July 16, 2010 | 10:20 am

    Entry #1: I would use the $50 towards our next core (7) for my family!

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  14. Nicki
    July 16, 2010 | 10:20 am

    Entry #2: I liked Sonlight on Facebook. User name: Nicki Truesdell.

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  15. Kimberly @ Raising Olives
    July 16, 2010 | 10:21 am

    Entry #3 for Jennifer posting on her blog. Thanks!

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  16. Nicki
    July 16, 2010 | 10:21 am

    Entry #3: I linked to this giveaway on Facebook.

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  17. Nicki
    July 16, 2010 | 10:21 am

    Entry #4: Blogged about it today!

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  18. Nicki
    July 16, 2010 | 10:21 am

    Entry #5: Blogged about it today!

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  19. Nicki
    July 16, 2010 | 10:22 am

    Enty #6: Blogged about it!

    (Can you tell I’m anxious to win???)

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  20. Heather
    July 16, 2010 | 10:23 am

    Oh MY what a WONDERFUL giveaway!!!!! I can’t tell you how excited I am. We were just looking at the Sonlight catalog last night thinking about using it for our girls. They are 3 and 4 mos. I bought some curriculum at our homeschool book fair this year but already am seeing that it may not be for us. SOnlight look so perfect for us so I souldn’t be more excited to long on this am ans see this. I would get the 3/4’s to begin our journey. WHOHOOOOOOOOOO

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  21. heather
    July 16, 2010 | 10:23 am

    I Liked Sonlight on Fb!!

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  22. heather
    July 16, 2010 | 10:25 am

    I posted this giveaway on my Fb!!!!

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  23. AmyG
    July 16, 2010 | 10:30 am

    I “liked” Sonlight on my FB (Amy Schubert Geer)

    We do love Sonlight although it isn’t our main curriculum. We use My Father’s World, which has a lot of similarities to Sonlight. We do love SL literature and all of the fun extras! We would use the $50 to purchase the newer Mathtacular CD’s. My kids LOVE the first one Justin made!

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  24. Jamie
    July 16, 2010 | 10:34 am

    I would put it toward Readers 2 Intermediate :). OR Rosetta Stone. No, probably the readers… that’s closer to a need than the Rosetta Stone (which is more something I WANT 😉 ).

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  25. Jamie
    July 16, 2010 | 10:35 am

    Entry #2: Facebook Fan : Jamie Warner

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  26. Jamie
    July 16, 2010 | 10:40 am

    Entry #3: I posted the giveaway on facebook :).

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  27. Sarah
    July 16, 2010 | 10:52 am

    We have used the Pre-K and K core, and after that just used the reading selections to guide our quiet reading time.

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  28. sherrieb
    July 16, 2010 | 10:55 am

    We currently use sonlight as well, so a giftcard would be a big blessing. I’d actually like to buy the timeline figures, or some of the readers or readalouds for sonlight 4. Thanks!

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  29. Kristina
    July 16, 2010 | 11:01 am

    I am already a fan of Sonlight on FB, we are in our 3rd homeschooling year using it. We are starting Core 1 . . .and using Mystery Of History . . .just combining the two as they seem fit. I wanted to add that the customer service you receive at Sonlight is the best of the best. They are friendly, wise, and oh so helpful.

    We could find lots to use a 50 dollar gift card on . . .say next year’s Core 2?

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  30. Angela
    July 16, 2010 | 11:10 am

    I am a facebook fan of Sonlight (Angela Barba)

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  31. Angela
    July 16, 2010 | 11:13 am

    I have been looking at Sonlight for years but haven’t wanted to spend the money on it. But, a $50 gift card would allow me to try their curriculum! I would put the $50 gift card towards the Science 6 Program (four day) and the Readers K Package with Schedule. Thank you!

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  32. Angela
    July 16, 2010 | 11:17 am

    I posted about the contest on my facebook 🙂

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  33. Chandler
    July 16, 2010 | 11:18 am

    I have been praying over curriculum to use with my now 5 yr old as we start homeschooling. I like how it breaks things downinto a schedule for you. I am interested in P 4/5.

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  34. Celee
    July 16, 2010 | 11:55 am

    We are just beginning our second year with Sonlight and have really enjoyed it. We’re doing core 3/4 this year, but it’s a bit of a stretch for my 7 yr old. I would spend the $50 on core 2 readers appropriate to our study of American History such as The Long Way to a New Land, The Long Way Westward, Prairie School, Keep the Lights Burning Abbie, etc.

    We just did core 6 last yr and I’ll give you a heads up on Mary, Bloody Mary. Great book, but contained themes I wasn’t ready to explain to my kids. I was reading aloud so just kind of edited on the fly.

    I like the idea of having the kids choose their favorite poem and illustrate it. Each child has a binder but we haven’t included a poetry section in the past. Thanks for the tip!

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    Thanks Celee! That’s what I generally do with the read alouds, edit on the fly. 🙂

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  35. Sandpiper
    July 16, 2010 | 12:18 pm

    I am considering using Core Alt 7 next year and if I win I would put it towards that.
    Also, how do you find time to pre-read all of those books?

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    I only pre-read those books which we won’t be reading aloud. If we’re reading aloud I edit on the fly if necessary.

    I like to get all of the books in a couple of weeks before we are ready to start school and do a lot of reading during that time. The books are so enjoyable it’s a lot of fun for me.

    Hubby also helps with some of the pre-reading. One of the books he pre-read this year was ‘Hittite Warrior’, but that looks so good when I’m done with the rest of the year’s reading I will probably go back and read that one just for fun. The kids all raved about it.

    I’m also mostly reading for language and themes, so I do some skimming depending on the book.

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  36. Michele R
    July 16, 2010 | 12:32 pm

    I’m excited to start homeschooling my children. I would be interested in the kindergarten package. Thanks!

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  37. Kath
    July 16, 2010 | 12:34 pm

    Oh, I’d definitely get the Science curriculum material. That’s the area I feel the least competent teaching a first grader, not because I’m lacking in understanding (Dh and I are both engineers) but because I want to make sure we can cover the right breadth and depth in a manner that is not completely over her head!

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  38. Lisa
    July 16, 2010 | 12:39 pm

    I would be interested in the Rosetta Stone products or any of Sonlight’s great book choices!

    Please enter me!

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  39. Celee
    July 16, 2010 | 12:41 pm
  40. Celee
    July 16, 2010 | 12:45 pm

    Facebooked about your review and giveaway.

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1621039527

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  41. Celee
    July 16, 2010 | 12:48 pm

    Just tweeted about your review and giveaway.
    Twitter id= Imblessed5X

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  42. My Boaz's Ruth
    July 16, 2010 | 12:48 pm

    Question — is this the first year you used Sonlight? You said they provided Core 6 to you. (which given prices when I’ve looked into Sonlight before is a nice review prize). But I’d like to hear about what you have done with previous years?

    I just read Story of the World 1 (Ancient Times) for myself recently and I’m iffy about it. Some really good information. Some parts that make me go “Oh, so that’s why (something in the Bible) happened” in the times when all the different empires keep overtaking each other (and when you see how short a time each actually lasted.. you realize that in one lifetime, a person could have as many as 3 different empires to call “King” — no wonder they had problems being loyal!)

    But I agree that in earlier times it does not seem to match up at all.

    It did leave me with a lot of questions — why does China, and to a lesser extent India, have such radically different ways of doing things than the rest of the world? What happened in pre-history that caused this cultural difference? Was it a matter of who spread that way after the Tower of Babel? is it possible that some spread out and were not at the Tower of Babel and that led to a difference in outlook?

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    My Boaz's Ruth Reply:

    And now I see I read too fast and you did mention you’ve been doing SOnlight for many many years! Oops!

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    No problem.

    It’s also the world’s longest post so even if you hadn’t missed it you would have forgotten by the end of the post. 🙂

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    I actually mention at the beginning of this post that this is the seventh year that we’ve used Sonlight. We used Veritas Press history for one year before we found Sonlight. I’ve also had the opportunity to look at, use and review several other history programs.

    Also, I should clarify, I only received the Core 6 Instructor’s Guide from Sonlight. Sorry for the confusion.

    The purpose of this blog is for the READERS, I would never mislead or be less than honest no matter what was offered or given to me because if you, my readers, can’t trust my opinion why would you want to read ANYTHING that I write. 😉

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  43. Heather
    July 16, 2010 | 12:56 pm

    I would have to spend that money on some of the read-aloud books because that is what is severely lacking around here!

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  44. Christine @ Lily of the Valley
    July 16, 2010 | 12:56 pm

    I would buy some of their fantastic read alouds.

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  45. Rachel Worley
    July 16, 2010 | 12:57 pm

    I would love to get one of the Rosetta Stone programs!! Those look amazing!! Thanks for the chance to win a gift card!

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  46. Christine @ Lily of the Valley
    July 16, 2010 | 12:57 pm

    I liked Sonlight on Facebook. Christine Jelinek

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  47. Christine @ Lily of the Valley
    July 16, 2010 | 12:59 pm

    I tweeted.

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  48. Hope
    July 16, 2010 | 1:11 pm

    I’ve been eagerly waiting until my son is old enough to begin Sonlight, and I think that this may be the year to begin! After a lot of looking at Sonlight’s site, if we won we would purchase “Newcomer K” for this upcoming school year! I can’t wait to begin reading and learning together!

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  49. Aron
    July 16, 2010 | 1:14 pm

    We love SL. We just started out first year doing Core 1+2 with my whole crew (ages 2-11).

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  50. Esther
    July 16, 2010 | 1:15 pm

    It sounds like Sonlight fits in well with the educational philosophy we have for our children. Thank you for your input on how you use this with your family. I would love to use it for mine as well.

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  51. Mistee
    July 16, 2010 | 1:15 pm

    I would love to win a gift card and would like to put it toward Rosetta’s Stone’s Spanish. Thanks!

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  52. Lynnea Williams
    July 16, 2010 | 1:27 pm

    I would use the $50 towards Core 4 which we will be starting in the fall.

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  53. Cherie Norquay
    July 16, 2010 | 1:28 pm

    I am using Sonlight this year with my 13 yr old son. He is going to do the Core 200 History of the Kingdom of God. I have tweaked this core to include more readings from CS Lewis and have substituted most of the reading selections for GA Henty and RM Ballantyne. I usually do not do a lot of busy paper work, but prefer to discuss issues, so I do not use their instructor’s guide which means more work for me, but also more involvement which is my primary goal this year.
    I am interested in getting a Rosetta Stone Course with the $50 gift certificate. We are going to Africa in November on our second mission trip and would love to do some language preparation.
    Love your blog!

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  54. Sandpiper
    July 16, 2010 | 1:32 pm

    I just tweeted about this giveaway.
    My twitter name is ‘Sandpiper2’.

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  55. Rosina
    July 16, 2010 | 1:36 pm

    Oooh what a great giveaway! We’re using Core 6 this year to and I have 2 younger ones that I’m modifying it for so we can use it all together 🙂 I just LOVE sonlight and we’ve used it right from the beginning.

    If I were to be the lucky winner I think that I would be putting it to the purchase of Core 7 as we are going to be needing it next year *grin*.

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  56. Rosina
    July 16, 2010 | 1:40 pm

    I just tweeted it from my twitter account, username: Rosy_Posy

    Here’s a link directly to my tweet 🙂
    http://twitter.com/Rosy_Posy/status/18703641031

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  57. Linda Swanson
    July 16, 2010 | 1:45 pm

    I like Sonlight on Facebook

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  58. Linda Swanson
    July 16, 2010 | 1:46 pm

    If I could have anything, there are a number of the p3/4 books that I would LOVE to buy! I’m starting P4/5 with my kids this fall.

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  59. Stretch Mark Mama
    July 16, 2010 | 1:46 pm

    I use bits and pieces of Sonlight but would love to do more! I would use the $50 to buy the typing instruction software as well as the lyrical life science books/CDs.

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  60. Tiffany
    July 16, 2010 | 1:47 pm

    I have a 4 yr old and would want to get her p4. I would also be intersted in the individual subjects, like math, for my son who loves math.

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  61. Mari
    July 16, 2010 | 1:47 pm

    I would love to purchase some of their wonderful read-a-louds for my four little ones this upcoming school year. Thanks for the chance.

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  62. Stretch Mark Mama
    July 16, 2010 | 1:48 pm

    And I *liked* Sonlight on facebook… my name is lisa.k.smith (I linked to my facebook page on my name in this comment).

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  63. Bonni
    July 16, 2010 | 1:50 pm

    What a great give away! I love Sonlight! I would use the gift card for some 6th grade readers!

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  64. Mrs. RBC
    July 16, 2010 | 1:55 pm

    When my children were young I would get the Sonlight catalogue every year and march right down to the library and order ALL the books in their age categories for read alouds and self reading.
    It was a fantastic resource!
    Some of my friends did the full curricula but it looked too intense for me.
    I am more of a laid back homeschooler.
    Anyway……
    my children are all now 14 and up and I have not thought about Sonlight in years!
    But I just ordered a catalogue, thanks to your post! and am perusing the website.
    Here are a few things I would get with the $50 giftcard:
    http://www.sonlight.com/2H04.html
    http://www.sonlight.com/420-30.html
    http://www.sonlight.com/PG05.html
    http://www.sonlight.com/4H27.html
    http://www.sonlight.com/6R32.html
    http://www.sonlight.com/RR63.html
    http://www.sonlight.com/RR64.html
    http://www.sonlight.com/120-53.html
    http://www.sonlight.com/5H11.html
    http://www.sonlight.com/570-10.html

    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Julie

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  65. Sharon
    July 16, 2010 | 1:55 pm

    I love the scripture CDs that Sonlight sells. Love them.

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  66. shirley
    July 16, 2010 | 1:57 pm

    I like the MathTacular® Bundle (1, 2, and 3.I am headed back to do more reading on others I saw, thanks.

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  67. Jennifer
    July 16, 2010 | 1:58 pm

    I would use the gift card to buy the P4/5 Curriculum. This will be my first year that we will be using Sonlight.

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  68. Tandie
    July 16, 2010 | 1:59 pm

    We love sonlight. This will be our second year and will be using Intro to the World part 2. I would use the gift card to purchase some of the Core 3 items we will need for next year!

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  69. shirley
    July 16, 2010 | 1:59 pm

    I like Sonlight on Facebook.-Shirley Emitt

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  70. Jennifer
    July 16, 2010 | 2:00 pm

    I “liked” Sonlight on Facebook! 🙂

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  71. Tandie
    July 16, 2010 | 2:02 pm

    I “like” sonlight on facebook! Tandie Lacquement

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  72. Christi
    July 16, 2010 | 2:05 pm

    Just ordered Core 5 but I didn’t get the science. So I would use it to get the science package.

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  73. Tandie
    July 16, 2010 | 2:05 pm

    Posted a link on facebook! Tandie Lacquement

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  74. Elizabeth
    July 16, 2010 | 2:11 pm

    My goodness talk about perfect timing! I am in the process of switching over to Sonlight this year and have yet to make my order. I was introduced to Sonlight by you Kimberly and was planning on using your link for the discount for me and is it credit for you? Anyway I will be purchasing Core 5 and also Kindergarten. I also want to say thanks for all your good explanations about Sonlight I think I have read all your posts and learned much. Thank you for your hard work!

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    Yes, Elizabeth if you use my link then I earn credit to Sonlight, so THANKYOU!

    Also you’re welcome. 🙂 I do not think that Sonlight is the perfect curriculum, but it has been a blessing to our family and I hope that you enjoy it as much as we have.

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  75. Sandpiper
    July 16, 2010 | 2:18 pm

    I have posted on my blog about your giveaway:
    http://themamasplace.com/2010/07/giveaway.html

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  76. RG
    July 16, 2010 | 2:33 pm

    We would use this gift card on some of the read alouds 1-2. Like cornstalks or and the word came with power.

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  77. Cindy
    July 16, 2010 | 2:37 pm

    I would use the $50 towards the Kindergarten Curriculum.

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  78. Sarah G
    July 16, 2010 | 2:38 pm

    I would love to get my daughter the Richard Scarry’s What Do People Do All Day? and other Read Aloud Books!

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  79. Sarah G
    July 16, 2010 | 2:38 pm

    I “liked” Sonlight on Facebook. (Thrifty Sarah)

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  80. Sarah G
    July 16, 2010 | 2:40 pm
  81. Sarah G
    July 16, 2010 | 2:41 pm
  82. Deirdre
    July 16, 2010 | 2:51 pm

    We will be using Sonlight 6 and 1 this yr. It will be our 10th yr of hsing w/ Sonlight! $50. would help defray the purchase of the above!

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  83. Deirdre
    July 16, 2010 | 2:51 pm

    I liked Sonlight on FB.

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  84. Deirdre
    July 16, 2010 | 2:52 pm

    I posted on FB about your giveaway and the discount of buying through your porthole to Sonlight.

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  85. Terresa
    July 16, 2010 | 2:53 pm

    We would love to use that $50 gift card towards the Teaching Textbooks Math 4 program!!

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  86. Terresa Hill
    July 16, 2010 | 2:55 pm

    I “LIKE” Sonlight on Facebook!!

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  87. Katie
    July 16, 2010 | 3:02 pm

    I liked Sonlight on Facebook – Katie Stone Talbott

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  88. Katie
    July 16, 2010 | 3:03 pm

    I posted a link on Facebook – Katie Stone Talbott

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  89. Katie
    July 16, 2010 | 3:03 pm

    I twittered about it – @Mrskatie

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  90. Katie
    July 16, 2010 | 3:05 pm

    I looked at the sonlight site and there are many wonderful things I could spend a gift certificate on – mostly things to implement our Charlotte Mason style of schooling. One thing would be the Wooden Pattern Blocks and Boards.

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  91. Monica .
    July 16, 2010 | 3:07 pm

    I would love to get Rosetta Stone. We have been saving for this and the gift card would be such a blessing!
    Thanks

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  92. Suzanne
    July 16, 2010 | 3:22 pm

    I would use the $50 gift card toward core 1+2 for my two sons.

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  93. Suzanne
    July 16, 2010 | 3:26 pm

    I like sonlight on facebook!

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  94. Traci
    July 16, 2010 | 3:54 pm

    I would purchase Core 3, that’s next on my wish list! 🙂

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  95. Traci
    July 16, 2010 | 3:55 pm

    Additional entry: I “LIKED” Sonlight on facebook, username Tr Aci

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  96. Melissa H
    July 16, 2010 | 3:56 pm

    My family and I are looking to begin homeschooling our 3 children next year. I would use the gc to purchase the Sonlight P4/5. I have certainly donated a lot of time researching curriculum. It is so helpful to see your post and your blog about the ups and downs about it all! Thanks so much!

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  97. Meghan Tucker
    July 16, 2010 | 4:07 pm

    We are just starting out and would lOVE to win bc we plan on using sonlight! I’d use the gift card towards the K curriculum.

    MeghN

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  98. JulieJ
    July 16, 2010 | 4:09 pm

    We use Sonlight. I would like to order the Core 2 Advanced Readers instead of checking them out from the library.

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  99. Meghan Tucker
    July 16, 2010 | 4:10 pm

    I like Sonlight On FB : meghantucker

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  100. Meghan Tucker
    July 16, 2010 | 4:11 pm

    Tweeted about this giveaway

    @meghantucker

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  101. Sharon Jones
    July 16, 2010 | 4:13 pm

    I would put it toward the items in my cart right now!

    We love Sonlight here and plan on using every core for our homeschool journey!

    Sharon

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  102. Lora G
    July 16, 2010 | 4:23 pm

    I would purchase the P4/5 Instructor guides and some of the read-alongs to set ourselves up for our first year of homeschooling.

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  103. Brooke McGlothlin
    July 16, 2010 | 4:25 pm

    We’re getting ready to start k with Sonlight and winning a credit would be such a blessing! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  104. Brooke McGlothlin
    July 16, 2010 | 4:26 pm

    I follow Sonlight on facebook!

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  105. Brooke McGlothlin
    July 16, 2010 | 4:28 pm

    I made a status update on Facebook!

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  106. Brooke McGlothlin
    July 16, 2010 | 4:30 pm

    Tweeting! (@BrookeLMcG)

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  107. Pamela
    July 16, 2010 | 4:34 pm

    Am looking for a Curriculum to start our homeschooling experience. And this one is extremely great looking one. I would love to start off right.

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  108. Amy W.
    July 16, 2010 | 4:34 pm

    Thank you for explaining more in depth about Sonlight curriculum, including the aspects you like AND dislike. My boys are still quite young but we are looking forward to homeschooling when they are older (and of course they are learning and being educated about things even now!) and I enjoy hearing about all types of curriculum! Since my boys are little I think I would choose some of the P3/4 read aloud books if I were to win the gift card.

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  109. Melissa
    July 16, 2010 | 4:44 pm

    I have been looking into Sonlight for 3 years now, I would love to have the gift card to actually be able to order some. I wold purchase the Core 1. Thanks!

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  110. Laura
    July 16, 2010 | 4:48 pm

    I like their core 1

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  111. Starberry
    July 16, 2010 | 4:58 pm

    I would use it to buy parts of the P4/5 curriculum. This is my second year using Sonlight.

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  112. Starberry
    July 16, 2010 | 5:01 pm

    I “liked” Sonlight on Facebook and am a member of the Sonlight Curriculum group on facebook. My Facebook name is Rebecca Berry.

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  113. Starberry
    July 16, 2010 | 5:03 pm

    I shared about this giveaway on Facebook.

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  114. LauraC
    July 16, 2010 | 5:17 pm

    I would buy their core 1

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  115. AshleyD
    July 16, 2010 | 5:18 pm

    I would probably get their core 1 curriculum

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  116. Phyllis
    July 16, 2010 | 5:35 pm

    I love Sonlight books and am still using the ones I bought for my daughter years ago.(…but new ones would be nice, she thinks.)

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  117. Becky Ferraro
    July 16, 2010 | 6:03 pm

    We would love to buy the core 1 with readers 2! We are a family of 4 little ones 🙂

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  118. Amy
    July 16, 2010 | 6:37 pm

    I really want Core 1+2, dh & I are both praying to see if this is best for us this year & if financially prudent, we need to replace our van this week. This would be soo helpful.

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  119. Summer
    July 16, 2010 | 7:01 pm

    I watch 2 little kids and they would love Teddy Mix & Match.

    Thanks for giveaway!

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  120. Rebekah
    July 16, 2010 | 7:33 pm

    I’d use the g.c. to help purchase the kindergarden cirriculum for my son 🙂

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  121. Rebekah
    July 16, 2010 | 7:34 pm

    “liked” sonlight cirr on Facebook. Rebekah Butler Soriano

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  122. Rebekah
    July 16, 2010 | 7:36 pm

    Posted a link to this giveaway on my facebook page.

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  123. Charlsie Swadley
    July 16, 2010 | 7:44 pm

    I would buy Core 2, and boy would the $50 gift card help out 🙂

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  124. Charlsie Swadley
    July 16, 2010 | 7:46 pm

    I did sonlight on facebook….FB name is Charlsie Swadley

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  125. Charlsie Swadley
    July 16, 2010 | 7:48 pm

    I posted a link on FB…

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  126. Emily
    July 16, 2010 | 7:53 pm

    I would love to try P 4/5!

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  127. Emily
    July 16, 2010 | 7:55 pm

    Just “liked” Sonlight on FB!

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    Emily Reply:

    Sorry forgot my FB name 😉 Emily Walker

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  128. Emily
    July 16, 2010 | 7:59 pm

    Posted the link!

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  129. Melissa
    July 16, 2010 | 8:44 pm

    I would love to purchase Read Alouds.

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  130. Shannon
    July 16, 2010 | 8:54 pm

    I’d buy the Bible 5 curriculum, and guide since I don’t have the corr guide

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  131. Bekah H.
    July 16, 2010 | 10:03 pm

    I’ve been seriously considering purchasing Sonlight this year for my young crew. I’d use the gift card to buy the Core 1 instructor’s guide.

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  132. darci
    July 16, 2010 | 10:11 pm

    130 comments! Praise the Lord was my reaction 🙂
    Praise Him for your testimony and being in the homes of many and affecting hearts for Him!
    Congrats on the new gift of Life – I’ve prayed and rejoiced with you…
    I just NEVER comment as I’m on my husbands Ipad when I do my reader…
    But a gift certificate to sonlight… I’m praying about trying a History program. I’ve hesitated for a few years, and you make it sound so easy 🙂
    With baby 7 on the way, is now the time to try it out?
    Praying…
    But if I hear a yes from the Lord – I’d buy Core 4 🙂
    Love to you and your beautiful family!
    Sweet Blessings
    darci

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    If you have questions about starting Sonlight please feel free to ask.

    If Sonlight is for you, my biggest piece of advice is to not try to do more than 2 cores and one time and when you do two cores you want to do 1 & 6 the same year and 2 & 7 the same year because those cores cover the same periods in history and are easy to combine. 🙂

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  133. Jen
    July 16, 2010 | 10:12 pm

    Again this is part of our family conversation and contributes to a lifestyle of learning. I LOVE THIS PART 🙂

    I would either buy some core 1&2 books or the Core 6 lesson guide plan. We’ve been using their stuff for 4 years now and love it 🙂

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  134. Melanie
    July 16, 2010 | 10:46 pm

    I have heard so very much about Sonlight and I would be so thrilled to have the opportunity to actually use it! I think I would try to use it toward the Newcomer 3 package.

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  135. Melanie
    July 16, 2010 | 10:50 pm

    I liked on FB (Melanie Cazin)

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  136. Cheri
    July 16, 2010 | 11:29 pm

    Thanks for another great post on Sonlight! I started homeschooling at the beginning of last year and found your site so helpful – I even ordered Sonlight Core K and fell in LOVE with it! I now have prek 3/4 and preK 4/5. I will want to order core 1 in the fall! Thanks for all the great info – I love it!

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  137. dawn
    July 17, 2010 | 12:06 am

    I would definitely put the $50 towards purchasing my next core!! I have Core K to use this year, and can’t WAIT to use the next one! 🙂
    dawn

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  138. Carlee
    July 17, 2010 | 1:32 am

    I have not used Sonlight, but am very interested in using their science program this year, and that is what I would buy.

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  139. Tami Lewis
    July 17, 2010 | 1:53 am

    the biographies are what i would purchase!!

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  140. Tami Lewis
    July 17, 2010 | 1:56 am

    i shared on fb 🙂

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  141. Megan Baker
    July 17, 2010 | 2:12 am

    Kindergarten – for sure! I hope I win. 🙂

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  142. Farrell
    July 17, 2010 | 5:04 am

    I have Core 2 sitting in my cart as we speak – would love to use this prize towards my order!

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  143. Kourtney
    July 17, 2010 | 6:14 am

    I’ve ordered curriculum for my soon to be 5 year old but would love to have the art curriculum too.
    Liked it on FB and posted a link. Thanks!
    Kourtney Williams

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  144. Jenn @ Beautiful Calling
    July 17, 2010 | 7:21 am

    Wow, I am debating about ordering the Sonlight Pre K this year. This will be our first year of homeschooling.

    The gift card would be an amazing prize. I have never seen a Sonlight review on a blog before.

    Thank you for all the information. I found it very helpful and am definitely more inclined to order now! If I do, I think I’ll put up a review as well. There is something about reading it on a mom’s site, knowing she is sharing her honest experiences and opinions.

    (Sorry, long comment. I’m wordy like that!)

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  145. Jenn @ Beautiful Calling
    July 17, 2010 | 7:22 am

    I’m Jenn VanderPloeg and like Sonlight on Facebook!

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  146. Christy
    July 17, 2010 | 7:27 am

    1st grade, for next year – history or science!

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  147. Jenn @ Beautiful Calling
    July 17, 2010 | 7:47 am

    I blogged about it here:
    http://www.beautifulcalling.ca/2010/07/a-camping-we-will-go.html

    (and did all of the other entries too but don’t see my comments. I hope they do turn up!)

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  148. Michelle
    July 17, 2010 | 8:09 am

    Sonlight was the first curriculum we used when I brought my two boys home from public school and we have used it to a greater or lesser extent ever since. God has led us to other sources through the years, but I always end up going back to Sonlight for interesting read alouds. Sarita is so gifted in this area. Now that our younger daughter is ready to start kindergarten this fall, we will be using Sonlight readers to teach her to read. The thing I appreciate the most about Sonlight is that I think it set me off in the right direction when we started homeschooling, spending lots of time cuddled with my kids reading on the couch and less busywork. It laid the foundation for a solid relationship with my boys through the years and I am reaping the rewards now that they are young men.

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  149. Jennifer
    July 17, 2010 | 8:17 am

    I was hoping to get the Sing the Word from A to Z this year even before I saw this post. This would be great!

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  150. Mary Weaver
    July 17, 2010 | 8:25 am

    I would like the Rosetta Stone for Spanish.

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  151. Christ Kidd
    July 17, 2010 | 8:49 am

    I liked this post on facebook!

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  152. Christi Kidd
    July 17, 2010 | 8:54 am

    Posted a link to this on my facebook page.

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  153. Farrell
    July 17, 2010 | 9:21 am

    I’m a fan of SL on FB – Farrell Chapman Clark

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  154. Farrell
    July 17, 2010 | 9:25 am

    Twitter user @farrelldawn

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  155. Christi
    July 17, 2010 | 9:51 am
  156. Christi
    July 17, 2010 | 9:52 am

    blog entry #2

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  157. Christi Kidd
    July 17, 2010 | 9:52 am

    blog entry #3

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  158. Tina
    July 17, 2010 | 10:28 am

    I have been considering Sonlight for the past year and have decided to use it for this next school year for my kids. If I were to win the $50 gift card I would use it toward my purchase of Sonlight curriculum for our 2010-2011 school year. I’m very excited about getting it and have to say that some of my reason for choosing it was your input on your blog about Sonlight for your family. Thanks.

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  159. Tina
    July 17, 2010 | 10:29 am

    I Liked Sonlight on Facebook a while back. My FB name is Tina Stout Merli.

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  160. Tina
    July 17, 2010 | 10:34 am

    I tweeted. twitter.com/merlimom

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  161. Tina
    July 17, 2010 | 10:37 am

    I posted a link on FB at B 4 U Ask.

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  162. Dawna
    July 17, 2010 | 10:52 am

    I was wondering what you found unbiblical when you read Story of the World.

    I have not used Sonlight’s curriculum yet but it looks very well put together. I enjoy learning/teaching through literature, it definitely creates a family bond during school time rather than focusing on mass quantities of independent work. Thanks for posting about your homeschooling approach… it is nice to see what others are doing.

    Happy reading!

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    Hi Dawna,

    The most disturbing to me is that SOTW directly contradicts what the Bible says about the death of Jesus.

    So the Romans helped some of the leaders of Judea arrest Jesus. They put him on trial for treason. The penalty for treason was death! Jesus was convicted of treason and put to death near Jerusalem, the capital city of Judea. ~ ‘Story of the World p 283

    However, the Bible tells a different story in Luke 23, John 19, Matthew 27 and Mark 14-15.

    Just as he was speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, appeared. With him was a crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests, the teachers of the law, and the elders. Mark 14:43

    “Do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?” asked Pilate, knowing it was out of envy that the chief priests had handed Jesus over to him. Mark 15:9

    Then Pilate announced to the chief priests and the crowd, “I find no basis for a charge against this man.” Luke 23:4

    Once more Pilate came out and said to the Jews, “Look, I am bringing him out to you to let you know that I find no basis for a charge against him.” John 19:4

    As soon as the chief priests and their officials saw him, they shouted, “Crucify! Crucify!” But Pilate answered, “You take him and crucify him. As for me, I find no basis for a charge against him.”

    The Jews insisted, “We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God.” John 19:6-7

    Throughout SOTW there seems to be a general carelessness toward the inerrancy of Scripture and speculation about Biblical characters and events is related as fact throughout the book.

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    Ed Reply:

    I don’t see the contradiction. Certainly, Bauer has not quoted the NT, but rather offered us an interpretation for how the condemnation of Jesus would have been understood in the Roman legal system, and this interpretation would be shared by a good many NT scholars. After all, when Pilate handed Jesus over to be crucified (Mark 15:15), what charge would he have written down as the reason he allowed this man to be crucified? Wouldn’t it be treason? And isn’t this the charge that the Jews are trying to get Pilate to agree to (John 19:12)? Or, do you object to Bauer’s statement that the Romans were in on the arrest of Jesus? Well, John 18:3, 12 mention a group of soldiers, perhaps a cohort, along with those sent from the Jewish leadership, and a likely interpretation of this group of soldiers (KJV: “band of men”; NAS: “cohort”; ESV: “band of soldiers”; NRSV: “detachment of soldiers”) is that they are Roman. So, again, I don’t see the contradiction between the words of Bauer that you quote and what the NT says about Jesus’ death.

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    Hi Ed,

    If you don’t see any contradiction between Ms. Bauer’s assertion that

    Jesus was convicted of treason

    and the Bible recording that Pilot said,

    “I find no basis for a charge against him.”

    in three different passages, then I have no argument with you.

    Thank you for taking the time to comment.

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    Ed Reply:

    Mark 15:26 = treason

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    Obviously this wasn’t quite as clear to Pilate as it is to you.

    “What shall I do, then, with the one you call the king of the Jews?” Pilate asked them. “Crucify him!” they shouted. “Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!” Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified. ~ Mark 15:12-15

    Pilate did not allow Jesus to be put to death because he found him guilty of treason. In fact he explicitly states the contrary.

    Jn. 19:4 … Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him

    Rather the text says,

    And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.

  163. Scott
    July 17, 2010 | 11:09 am

    I would go with Rosetta Stone French. We thought about it when it was on sale in June but didn’t go for it.

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  164. Tina
    July 17, 2010 | 11:24 am

    Posted the giveaway on my blog. b4uask.blogspot.com.

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  165. Shannon
    July 17, 2010 | 11:57 am

    We used Sonlight for the first time this year and loved it. If we were to win, I would use the GC to add to our curriculum, probably with Artistic Pursuits or Rosetta Stone.

    Shannon

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  166. Melinda
    July 17, 2010 | 12:44 pm

    I would probably get the Artistic Pursuits, it’s one I’ve wanted to get my hands on but haven’t yet! I might save it and use it towards a core, next year???

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  167. Dawna
    July 17, 2010 | 12:51 pm

    Dear Kimberly,
    Thank you so much for your reply regarding my comment about SOW. I use SOW to teach my children and because we teach them the truths in God’s Word we are able to discuss things like the passage you pointed out on page 283. I think the scariest part for me is that I don’t always pick up on errors while reading until later on or until someone like yourself points them out to me. I am not sure if that is due to laziness on my part or just not being alert enough. Either way, your comment was a good reminder that I need to be wise as a serpent when teaching my children from books other than God’s Word. Thank you!

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    Agreed Dawna. I think that this book can be a good resource, but I also agree with you that it is scary as we try to navigate through error and teach our children only truth. Ultimately it’s another one of those things where we pray and do the best that we can and then trust that God will bless our efforts and protect our children from falsehood.

    How is your baby doing? Several of our children had full heads of hair like that, gorgeous!

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  168. Vicky
    July 17, 2010 | 2:11 pm

    If I won the $50 gift card, I would give it to my best friend, who is starting her first year of homeschooling next year (kindergarten).

    (I don’t have kids of my own)

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  169. Toby
    July 17, 2010 | 2:39 pm

    As many Read-Aloud Books as possible! 😀

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  170. Jessica
    July 17, 2010 | 3:08 pm

    I would love to get Treasury of MOther Goose Rhymes The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit and Rainbow Rock(we did have brand new never used and my daughter (3)decided to take out and break somehow). We started with Core 1 this year most of what I baught was used and what I could not buy used I purchased through Sonlight and I do hope to buy from them solely next year. The Giveaway would help out alot. Thanks Jessica

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  171. Smockity Frocks
    July 17, 2010 | 4:02 pm

    I need the Core 300.

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  172. Smockity Frocks
    July 17, 2010 | 4:05 pm

    I liked Sonlight on Facebook. Facebook.com/connie.h.lastname

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  173. Smockity Frocks
    July 17, 2010 | 4:08 pm

    I posted on my Facebook fan page. Facebook.com/smockityfrocks

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  174. Smockity Frocks
    July 17, 2010 | 4:09 pm
  175. Kara
    July 17, 2010 | 4:30 pm

    I’m floored because I just came from a friends house who was going to loan me her Core 6 curriculum, but I wasn’t sure if it would work with my youngest. I told her I needed to go research it, then I come home and Smockity has posted your blog and it is exactly what I needed to hear!! Thank you so much for this post. I would buy the Language Arts program that goes with it.

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  176. Kara
    July 17, 2010 | 4:34 pm

    I just posted it on Facebook:)

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  177. Kara
    July 17, 2010 | 4:36 pm

    Sorry, meant to say I also twitted it. Twitter name is doubletgirl:)

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  178. Kelly Maine
    July 17, 2010 | 4:50 pm

    Hi! I would consider Core 1 to supplement Core 6 or the “I Can Read It!” books. 🙂

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  179. Daniela
    July 17, 2010 | 6:23 pm

    i would buy hwt 2nd gradeworkbook and a childs history of the world!
    thanks for the giveaway!

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  180. Lisa
    July 17, 2010 | 7:50 pm

    I will be using Sonlight Core K + Science K to home school my 5 kids (ages 6,5,4,3, and 20 months). When my oldest son went to christian school first grade last year, he rode the bus for 2 hours each day. The bus driver suggested I get a game boy for him or a cell phone to help pass the time. He read through Readers 1, readers 2 Regular and intermediate. He is really excited to be home schooling because we will be using Sonlight this year.
    I would use the $50 gift certificate to get some of the new books they’ve added to the levels we’ve purchased already.

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  181. Smockity Frocks
    July 17, 2010 | 8:44 pm

    #2 entry for posting.

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  182. Smockity Frocks
    July 17, 2010 | 8:45 pm

    #3 entry for posting, plus a subliminal message. (ickPay eMay)
    :o)

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  183. Julia A
    July 17, 2010 | 8:47 pm

    I would buy Core 3+4 package!

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  184. Erin G
    July 17, 2010 | 8:48 pm

    I would use the gift card toward the Preschool 4/5 Newcomer package. I am brand new to homeschooling and have already decided to use Sonlight for the core of our studies.

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  185. Lindsay thomas
    July 17, 2010 | 8:54 pm

    I would get the Bible program 1 if I won 🙂

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  186. Amy Tate
    July 17, 2010 | 8:59 pm

    I would love to purchase a reader set! I’m not sure which one yet but my kids love reading the books Sonlight uses!

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  187. Tanya
    July 17, 2010 | 9:03 pm

    I would put it toward Core 4 because we are doing Core 3 this year (-:

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  188. Rachael in Australia
    July 17, 2010 | 9:08 pm

    We have been using Sonlight on and off for years. There are many things I would like, but my need is for level 3 German in Rosetta Stone.

    Most of all the $50 would help towards paying shipping to get it here. It costs a mini-fortune to ship our curriculum each year to Australia.

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  189. April P
    July 17, 2010 | 9:11 pm

    I would really like to order some of their read-alouds and/or science books.

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  190. April P
    July 17, 2010 | 9:11 pm

    I “like” Sonlight on FB. April Parsons

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  191. April P
    July 17, 2010 | 9:12 pm

    I linked to this page on FB.

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  192. Wendy
    July 17, 2010 | 9:18 pm

    Looks like it would be a first for me. Level K. Getting geared up to start something more formal.

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  193. Sue Kopulos
    July 17, 2010 | 9:23 pm

    I would give it to my daughter how starting her third year of homeschooling.

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  194. millicent
    July 17, 2010 | 9:27 pm

    How great–I was just asking friends on facebook about History last night and someone recommended Sonlight! I would definitely use my gift card for that!

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  195. Audrey
    July 17, 2010 | 9:40 pm

    Wow! My little girl is loving to read, and I was thinking about getting the preschool kit for her….or at least some books for myself! I love Sonlight; loved it as a student, can’t WAIT to use it as a parent. Hope I win! 🙂

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  196. Katherine
    July 17, 2010 | 9:56 pm

    Level K. First year I feel pressure to stay on schedule. Excited and nervous at the same time.

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  197. Katie
    July 17, 2010 | 9:57 pm

    Sooo…my friend used Sonlight and really liked it, so I always knew that I would at least look into it. Well, you just gave me the motivation to do so and I just realized how much awesome stuff they have for Pre-K! I had no idea. I think I would be interested in their pre-K handwriting and science packages. Thank you for this opportunity!

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  198. ali @ an ordinary mom
    July 17, 2010 | 10:27 pm

    We’ve recently switched over to using Sonlight for History and Literature- I’m loving what we’ve done so far and look forward to more!
    I would put a gift card towards a Core 6 for next year…

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  199. Ruth Ann
    July 17, 2010 | 10:37 pm

    How coincidental! I just ordered a catalog from Sonlight last week because my oldest son just turned 3 and we’re trying to discern on homeschooling. I would love to order the Newcomer P3/4 package!

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  200. Allie O.
    July 17, 2010 | 10:39 pm

    If I won $50 to Sonlight, I would purchase the Bible Program for Core 4. I didn’t buy it when I ordered our literature/history/language package but would like to see what Bible with Sonlight is like! I’ll also be ordering Core 5 in Dec (we’re a bit off the “school year” schedule b/c our little Clara just joined us & we’re taking some time off) so I could use the balance toward that. 🙂 Thanks for the chance!

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  201. Allie O.
    July 17, 2010 | 10:42 pm

    P.S. I “liked” Sonlight on facebook for an extra entry. 🙂

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  202. Allie O.
    July 17, 2010 | 10:44 pm

    p.p.s. I also shared this link on facebook for *another* entry. 😉

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  203. Allie O.
    July 17, 2010 | 10:56 pm

    p.p.p.s. I am now posting about this on my blog (www.gracefullmom.blogspot.com) for 3 additional entries. I guess I should post that 3 times since it’s 3 entries and you said one post per entry?

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  204. Allie O.
    July 17, 2010 | 10:57 pm

    -> post #2 for blog entry… I promise, I’m not spamming! 😉

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  205. Allie O.
    July 17, 2010 | 10:58 pm

    -> Post #3 for blog credit. 🙂 All done. Thanks!

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  206. Tiffany K
    July 17, 2010 | 11:04 pm

    I’d definitely put it towards Core 1 since we are working on Core K. 🙂

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  207. Rachel
    July 17, 2010 | 11:17 pm

    We’ve used SOTW for 5 years. It’s not perfect – as you pointed out. However, it’s a great resource, and we’ve enjoyed reading it as a spine and then delving into topics deeper. Regarding the story of Jesus being crucified – my children were able to point out that the book was innacurate. They always think it’s amazing when they find errors in books!

    Sonlight has a wonderful selection of books. I’m so thankful to homeschool and learn along with my children. I’m getting to read so many wonderful classics that I never read as a child.

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    Rachel Reply:

    Oh – as to what I would purchase…..how to narrow it down!!! I would put the money toward the microscope. I’ve been wanting one for a LONG time. Since my daughter is going in to 6th grade, we’re going to be doing Apologia Science (although I do have several Sonlight science IG’s), and I think we need a microscope. 🙂

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  208. Jamie
    July 18, 2010 | 12:02 am

    I was just saying to someone yesterday that it’s a toss up between Sonlight and another curriculum for this year…and I have been praying for a clear sign as to which…so I’m putting out my fleece. 🙂 I would buy something from Core 4…or even possibly Science 5.

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  209. Erica
    July 18, 2010 | 12:15 am

    I would probably use it for one of the Bible programs.. 3&4 more then likely. I just haven’t found a Bible curriculum that we like.

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  210. Mrs.Pear
    July 18, 2010 | 12:51 am

    I think I would order the newcomer for K, or at least part of it.

    That would be the short order form….

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  211. AF Wife99
    July 18, 2010 | 2:47 am

    We are going to be starting with Sonlight this year, though we have been homeschooling for 4. Super excited about it! Would love to win the gift card.

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  212. alecat
    July 18, 2010 | 3:21 am

    Oh we love Sonlight!
    We’d use it toward Core 3+4.

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  213. Tina Hunter
    July 18, 2010 | 8:40 am

    I have been wanting Rosetta Stone. I think I would put it torward that.

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  214. Tina Hunter
    July 18, 2010 | 8:42 am

    I liked on Facebook (Tina Martin Hunter)

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  215. Cheryl@SomewhatCrunchy
    July 18, 2010 | 8:42 am

    We use Sonlight every year. My $50 would go toward next year’s curriculum, Core 200.

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  216. Cheryl@SomewhatCrunchy
    July 18, 2010 | 8:44 am

    I already Liked them on Facebook 🙂

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  217. Jennifer Blake
    July 18, 2010 | 9:17 am

    Love the blog, very encouraging!

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  218. Sara
    July 18, 2010 | 9:26 am

    I love Sonlight for their book suggestions–have never used their curriculum, but we do use some of the resources they suggest. So, I would use the certificate for that.

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  219. shannon
    July 18, 2010 | 9:36 am

    This is awesome! I am beginning my homeschooling journey with my son and am currently trying to decide between AOP’s Weaver Interlock and Volume 1. So while I wouldn’t use this specifically for Sonlight, I would still use their curriculum.

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  220. Shelby
    July 18, 2010 | 11:29 am

    I would purchase some of the readers for P4/5. This is going to be our second year doing Sonlight! I love it so far!!

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  221. Bev
    July 18, 2010 | 1:00 pm

    My daughter is using this program & I would love to give this to her to help with purchases

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  222. Heather
    July 18, 2010 | 1:41 pm

    I’d use the $50 to jazz up my younger children’s schooling. They enjoy what we already use but I think that Sonlight would be more exciting for them.

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  223. Gabrielle
    July 18, 2010 | 2:21 pm

    I would love to purchase the p3/4 curriculum to use with my daughter. Thanks!

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  224. Gabrielle
    July 18, 2010 | 2:25 pm

    I tweeted! gabc

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  225. Brandy
    July 18, 2010 | 3:09 pm

    pick me please :0)

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  226. Shelby
    July 18, 2010 | 3:44 pm

    I would use it towards P4/5!!!

    Wonderful giveaway!

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  227. Shelby
    July 18, 2010 | 3:45 pm

    I Facebooked about it!!

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  228. Harmony
    July 18, 2010 | 6:08 pm

    Singapore math books and novels! I take a more piecemeal approach to homeschooling, but our History curriculum is very much Sonlight. There are tons of books we could buy from them!

    Love, Love, Love Sonlight. 🙂

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  229. Lindsay
    July 18, 2010 | 6:08 pm

    I’d get James Daugherty’s Landing of the Pilgrims. They have that book, and I tried ordering it used, but for some reason it was cancelled. I still need it for our homeschool! 🙂

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  230. Angie
    July 18, 2010 | 8:04 pm

    My sister will be home schooling my niece & a gift card for the p3/4 curriculum will be a beautiful way for them to begin! Many thanks!!

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  231. Angie
    July 18, 2010 | 8:20 pm

    Just tweeted! @angelicak

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  232. Tiffany
    July 18, 2010 | 8:23 pm

    We used Sonlight core K last year, and jsut finished core 1… after we move next month I’ll be ordering core 2 so if I won, I’d put the gift card towards that! THANKS for your insight and ideas about tailoring Sonlight for your own family!

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  233. Lori
    July 18, 2010 | 8:57 pm

    What an awesome giveaway!I would choose to use the giftcard towards Core 3 with regular readers. THANKS

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  234. Lori
    July 18, 2010 | 8:58 pm

    Also i liked Sonlight on Facebook

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  235. Kimberly
    July 19, 2010 | 8:26 am

    I am about to order the core series History for my 8th grader and this would really help. Thank you.

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  236. Jeana
    July 19, 2010 | 8:39 am

    We are using Sonlight for the first time this year, and I’m really excited about it. I would use the gift card to buy Rosetta Stone Latin for my daughter who is entering her high school years.

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  237. dean
    July 19, 2010 | 9:02 am

    This will be our first year to homeschool and I am very excited about the time I will spend with my children.

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  238. Melissa
    July 19, 2010 | 10:14 am

    I’ve often dreamed my way through the Sonlight catalog, but have not been able to afford any of the materials. I would use a $50 gift card toward a reading program for my third and first graders.

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  239. Jodi G
    July 19, 2010 | 11:16 am

    I would love to get the KBible for my littles!

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  240. Cassie
    July 19, 2010 | 11:25 am

    I have been looking over the newcomer package for 3/4 year olds, looks great!

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  241. Carrie
    July 19, 2010 | 11:32 am

    I am planning on buying P4/5 this fall. My oldest is 5 and starting K and my younger two are turning 4 in a couple of months. We have a baby on the way(2 weeks left!) so I think it will be a good start for us.

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  242. Deana (The Frugal Homeschooling Mom)
    July 19, 2010 | 1:47 pm

    I’d love the Kindergarten Science 4-day program! Thanks so much for an awesome giveaway opportunity!

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  243. Lori
    July 19, 2010 | 1:56 pm

    I would love to apply the $50 toward the purchase of Rosetta Stone. or I would purchase one of the reader sets.

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  244. jeanine
    July 19, 2010 | 2:30 pm

    if i won, i’d go shopping in their sale section for read aloud books.

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  245. jeanine
    July 19, 2010 | 2:32 pm

    i like sonlight on fb

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  246. jeanine
    July 19, 2010 | 2:33 pm

    shared on fb

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  247. jeanine
    July 19, 2010 | 2:36 pm
  248. Adrienne
    July 19, 2010 | 4:28 pm

    I’d get the Newcomer P3/4 package or go shopping for read aloud books since my daughter’s only 15 months. Thanks for the feedback on the program!

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  249. Adrienne
    July 19, 2010 | 4:28 pm

    I like Sonlight on FB.

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  250. jennifer
    July 19, 2010 | 4:41 pm

    I would buy the sonlight 1 activity sheets in science and la, and also the non consumables science kit.Thank you so much, I have decided to go sonlight b/c of some of your posts and others. I encourage anyone to try it, we did a very popular curriculum last year and hated it. I am so excited about sonlight this year!!!

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  251. jennifer
    July 19, 2010 | 4:44 pm

    We liked them on facebook!
    jennifer fletcher ulven

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  252. Candace
    July 19, 2010 | 7:28 pm

    I would be interested in purchasing some of the read-a-louds.

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  253. Jennifer Ott
    July 19, 2010 | 8:35 pm

    I’d use the $50 to put toward our first year of Sonlight…Core 1! We can’t wait to begin; I am finishing up what we started, but pouring over the catalog!

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  254. Tammy
    July 19, 2010 | 10:27 pm

    I can not make up my mind what I would order, probably some science books. I would really have to spend a while looking around the site to decide what I would order.

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  255. Jessica Hilliker
    July 19, 2010 | 10:31 pm

    thanks for this detailed post…I’d been meaning to look into sonlight more. I guess I’d like to start with some of Sonlight’s Core P3/4 children’s classics to read aloud and discuss with my preschooler.

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  256. Jessica Hilliker
    July 19, 2010 | 10:32 pm

    I “liked” sonlight on FB 🙂

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  257. Carrie Mercer
    July 20, 2010 | 12:24 am

    I would purchase the intermediate advanced readers! Also, Core 2.

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  258. Tamera P.
    July 20, 2010 | 12:25 am

    I love the read alouds and readers.

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  259. Mary
    July 20, 2010 | 1:35 am

    My friend that I deeply respect and have awe for since she has homeschooled all her childrens posted this curriculum contest on her facebook. Being a retired school principal and teacher, and now a stay at home mom, I am very particular about my daughter’s education. I was very impressed by Sonlight and would like to use it to home school my 9 year old daughter to train her up in the way that she should go.

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  260. Kimarie
    July 20, 2010 | 8:17 am

    I would use the $50 toward my purchase of Core 6 next year! Thank you so much for turning us on to Sonlight a few years ago, Kimberly! It’s truly been a great fit for our family.

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  261. Kimarie
    July 20, 2010 | 8:21 am

    I tweeted @CardamomsPod!

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  262. Erin @ Closing Time
    July 20, 2010 | 8:33 am

    We are using Sonlight for the first time this year! I found a good deal on a used Core K, but there are several items missing. I would love to finish off our set!!

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  263. Erin @ Closing Time
    July 20, 2010 | 8:34 am

    I “liked” Sonlight on FB (Erin Ulrich).

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  264. Erin @ Closing Time
    July 20, 2010 | 8:35 am
  265. Kimarie
    July 20, 2010 | 8:36 am

    I posted a link on Facebook!

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  266. Aimie
    July 20, 2010 | 8:55 am

    Oh I hope we win this!!
    Thank you for doing such a great giveaway!!

    Off to figure out how to facebook this 🙂

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  267. shannon
    July 20, 2010 | 9:55 am

    wow. I feel dumb. And to think I’m planning on educating my children. 🙂 I said if I won I would use this for the Weaver curriculum. Oops. That’s a different publisher! I’d actually use it for Horizons Math from Sonlight to go with my Weaver. So this doesn’t count as another entry, just the tiny (very, very tiny) OCD part of me that couldn’t leave my previous answer the way it was. 🙂

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  268. Ashley Cangelosi
    July 20, 2010 | 11:14 am

    We have had a back and forth relationship with Sonlight…but I love those readers and read alouds!

    If I won…I would put the money towards the extras we need to combine core 1/2 and 6 this year

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  269. Ashley Cangelosi
    July 20, 2010 | 11:14 am

    My facebook name is Ashley Cangelosi

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  270. angela
    July 20, 2010 | 11:22 am

    I would buy some of the first grade curriculum

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  271. Kimarie
    July 20, 2010 | 11:38 am

    I “like” Sonlight on Facebook!

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  272. Kelly
    July 20, 2010 | 2:01 pm

    I would love to apply the $50 toward the purchase of Rosetta Stone.

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  273. Mary V
    July 20, 2010 | 2:48 pm

    I’d love the History for Kindergarten package. Great giveaway!

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  274. Sandra
    July 20, 2010 | 4:36 pm

    I would love to check out the P4/5 Core Package!

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  275. Sandra
    July 20, 2010 | 4:37 pm

    Became a fan on FB- I’m Sandra Wood Peoples.

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  276. the domestic fringe
    July 20, 2010 | 5:31 pm

    I want to order the entire program for my son, but I don’t have the money. I can get most of the readers from the library, but I would use the $50 to get the decidedly ‘Christian’ itmes.
    -FringeGirl

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  277. Colleen - Sunrise Learning Lab
    July 20, 2010 | 6:42 pm

    We would use the gift card to buy some additional Singapore math materials.
    Would be so wonderful to win!
    Great giveaway!
    Colleen

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  278. Tammy
    July 20, 2010 | 9:13 pm

    We are just considering & researching homeschooling. Sonlight is definately an option for us.

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  279. Crystal
    July 20, 2010 | 9:19 pm

    I’m thinking I might use it for some Saxon materials, but there are also so many excellent readers available through Sonlight that mesh well with what we are already doing at home. I’m sure I could find plenty of those books to order as well.

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  280. Wanda Opitz
    July 20, 2010 | 9:31 pm

    I would put it toward either core 3 or core 3+4! Praying for God’s direction on curriculum…

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  281. Wanda Opitz
    July 20, 2010 | 9:34 pm

    I’ve linked this to my FB page (Wanda Opitz) and I’ve “liked” Sonlight on FB.

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  282. Deanna
    July 20, 2010 | 10:22 pm

    I would use it towards purchasing the Core 1+2 curriculum!

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  283. Lorie
    July 20, 2010 | 10:37 pm

    I would purchase some kindergarten curriculum. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  284. Tara
    July 21, 2010 | 2:23 am

    We are going to buy purchasing Sonlight to homeschool my son! I would love to use this giftcard towards the first grade packet!

    Thank you 🙂
    Tara
    cloudspassby78 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  285. Tara
    July 21, 2010 | 2:24 am

    I liked Sonlight on FB

    (Tara G F)

    Thank you 🙂
    Tara
    cloudspassby78 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  286. Tara
    July 21, 2010 | 2:25 am

    I shared this giveaway on FB

    Thank you 🙂
    Tara
    cloudspassby78 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  287. Tara
    July 21, 2010 | 2:26 am

    I tweeted (@notsoperfect2) here http://twitter.com/notsoperfect2/status/19056313681

    Thank you 🙂
    Tara
    cloudspassby78 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  288. Chy
    July 21, 2010 | 3:08 am

    Thanks so much for this opportunity to win a Sonlight gift card. My oldest child is 25 and my youngest is 5 so I have a lot of homeschool years behind me and a whole lot ahead of me too. 🙂
    With my older children we used Sonlight several times. However, I have not used it for a number of years now and would love to get reacquainted with it.
    There are so many goodies to choose from in the Sonlight store that I am unsure which I would end up choosing. I thoroughly enjoyed your Artistic Pursuits review and would consider purchasing it.
    Thank you so much!

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  289. Chy
    July 21, 2010 | 3:10 am

    Hello! Please enter me in your Sonlight gift card giveaway, I became a fan of Sonlight on Facebook. I didn’t realize they had a Fan Page.
    My Facebook moniker is BlessedCP

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  290. Anne
    July 21, 2010 | 7:28 am

    I’d use it to get the Apologia Chemistry Textbook my daughter needs for next year.

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  291. Anne
    July 21, 2010 | 7:29 am

    I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly) of Sonlight

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  292. Anne
    July 21, 2010 | 7:30 am
  293. Laurie Griess
    July 21, 2010 | 11:07 am

    I would purchase Science 1 and the first 2 Mathtacular DVDs.

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  294. Laurie Griess
    July 21, 2010 | 11:10 am

    I am a fan of Sonlight on FB (Laurie Nicole Griess)

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  295. Gabreial W.
    July 21, 2010 | 1:10 pm

    I’m teachinga co-op class in the fall, I’d love to have The Story of the Orchestra.

    Gabreial

    vintagemorning{AT}gmail{DOT}com

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  296. Laurie Griess
    July 21, 2010 | 2:31 pm

    I posted a link to his on FB (Laurie Nicole Griess)

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  297. Bekah
    July 21, 2010 | 4:29 pm

    I would buy core 1 and LA 2 and the mathtacular dvd

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  298. Kimarie
    July 21, 2010 | 4:45 pm

    Sit down – I actually blogged about it this giveaway! The 3-entry offer was hard to pass up… http://thecardamomspod.com/2010/07/get-some-sonlight/

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  299. Kim G.
    July 21, 2010 | 6:13 pm

    We are just beginning homeschooling and I would buy the Newcomer K package, to use with my 5 yo and my 4 yo.

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  300. Melinda
    July 21, 2010 | 10:01 pm

    I am an English and math teacher by trade, and have decided to homeschool. Sonlight curriculum sounds exactly like what I’m looking for. If I won the gift certificate, I would probably purchase the P3/4 curriculum package for our little boy.

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  301. Marissa Neal
    July 21, 2010 | 10:13 pm

    I love so many things from their website, but right now I would buy the preschool (p3/4) curriculum!

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  302. Cyndy Cusson
    July 21, 2010 | 11:33 pm

    I am a fan of Sonlight on Facebook (Cyndy Gordon Cusson).

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  303. Cyndy Cusson
    July 21, 2010 | 11:34 pm

    I would order the Horizons math workbooks we need to buy soon. 🙂

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  304. Jodie
    July 22, 2010 | 12:42 pm

    We have been blessed to receive some older Sonlight Cores from my Aunt. I would love to pick up the younger cores for my preschoolers!

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  305. Jodie
    July 22, 2010 | 12:44 pm

    I also posted a link on Facebook.

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  306. Jay
    July 22, 2010 | 2:59 pm

    I would get the Handwriting w/o Tears!

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  307. Lisa Lesley
    July 22, 2010 | 3:38 pm

    I am just getting started in homeschooling. I plan to order Sonlight’s P3/4 program very soon and would use the $50 gift card towards that! 🙂

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  308. Lisa Lesley
    July 22, 2010 | 3:39 pm

    also I ‘liked’ Sonlight on facebook (Lisa Honeywell Lesley)

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  309. pam
    July 22, 2010 | 6:55 pm

    I have never used sonlight. i have used lots of other things but with four kids they sound amazing

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  310. crystal
    July 22, 2010 | 11:21 pm

    I would use it to buy a customized k5 curriculum package- mainly with handwriting incorporated.

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  311. crystal
    July 22, 2010 | 11:22 pm

    LIKED Sonlight on FB (Crystal Berry Rapinchuk).

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  312. Wanda Opitz
    July 22, 2010 | 11:57 pm

    I wasn’t sure if I mentioned that I linked this giveaway on my FB page under Wanda Opitz. I’ve posted here, liked Sonlight on FB, and linked it to my FB page. Thanks!

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  313. meclarks
    July 23, 2010 | 1:25 am

    I’ve been debating between Core K and Core 1, so if I won, I’d finally have to make up my mind!

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  314. MomStarr
    July 23, 2010 | 10:14 pm

    We enjoy Sonlight and would easily spend $50 on books of all kinds!

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  315. Jenny
    July 23, 2010 | 11:47 pm

    I’d put it towards Core K!

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  316. Alice
    July 28, 2010 | 4:08 pm

    Hi, I found your froggy under Nick’sERGObaby Doll Carrier post. Nice Post.

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  317. Michelle
    July 17, 2012 | 9:21 pm

    I would buy the PK3 core!

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