Monday, 14 September 2015

Sonlight Curriculum

This curriculum is an epic fail :-(  Benedict and I worked our way through scripture study, an introduction to world history and by the time we had read fourteen pages of the first chapter in The Golden Goblet, we were losing the will to live! Benedict was supposed to answer several questions pertaining to the chapter and neither he nor I could remember what had been read!!

The Sonlight Advisors however were extremely helpful and via an online chat conversation, it was agreed that I would return the core curriculum.  Thankfully we had paid extra for the love to learn guarantee and so will be refunded in full for the returned items, phew!  We are keeping the Singapore Maths books as these are a hit, so at least we have a win on something.  So it is back to the drawing board for me and I will be using the National Curriculum as a guide.


 
 
 To be fair the books themselves looked to be interesting but the curriculum also consisted of the weekly lesson plans.  This learning programme is not cheap and so a return is our best option.




5 comments:

  1. San,

    I'm so sorry to hear the curriculum didn't suit. You sounded so positive about it only a few days ago. I guess you were hoping it would be perfect. Yes, back to the drawing board. I hope you're not feeling too discouraged.

    I've been thinking a lot about a previous post of yours, the one about loving those on the margins of life. It keeps coming to mind. I know I already wrote a comment on that post, but just want to say how thought provoking and helpful it has been for me. (I might share more in an email some time.) Thank you for writing the post. It's good to chat with you! xx

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    1. Thank you for your lovely and encouraging words and your friendship. Feel free to email, I am not using Facebook at all, it became too much trying to keep up with everything in my feed!

      san xx

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  2. Too bad. By the way, we love "The Golden Goblet." It is an exciting book, but I never used questions with it. We just read it.

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    1. Yes Benedict was enjoying the story but to then use it as a comprehension exercise it was not doable.

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    2. I always thought that Sonlight had good books, but their lesson plans looked like too much :). I do have their catalog.

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