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New Curriculum Updates for SEM

SonLight Education Ministry (SEM)  has released several new items this week that are ready for free download.

For those who are not aware, SonLight Education Ministry is a sister ministry to Adventist Home Educator.  SEM offers free .pdf downloads of True Education curriculum/materials on a well-organized Google Drive page.  SEM Google Drive

Take a moment to visit the updated Released Materials page at the SEM website.

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Lunch and Learn Q&A – Tomorrow @ Noon EST

Need help getting started with Sonlight Education Ministry materials?  Join Sonlight counselor Yolanda on Periscope for a Lunch and Learn  Q&A – Friday, December 9th at 12:00 noon Eastern Time.   The focus for this lunch and learn will be on the Road Map and Route– have your questions ready!  If you are not able to participate in tomorrow’s lunch and learn, you may leave a question for Yolanda on the Sonlight Education Ministry Facebook page and watch the replay at your convenience.

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You can find Yolanda’s Periscope page HERE as well as download the app to able to participate.

Link to the Road Map and Route

Another lunch and learn Periscope session is scheduled for December 30th.

See you tomorrow!

 

 

 

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SonLight Education Ministry Materials for Free Download

Many new homeschoolers may be unaware that the Seventh-day Adventist homeschool materials that Curlyn discussed in her blog post yesterday are available for free torrent download.   The Bible-based curriculum is intended for birth through grade 12.  It is important to note that the files are large, and will take a block of time to complete.

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To get an overview of the entire program , start by downloading the Road Map and Route files first.  These files contain the basic scope/sequence of the curriculum, sample daily schedules and samples of the materials used at the various grade levels.

The curriculum is modeled after the Hebrew system of education and is amenable to adaptation to meet the needs of your family.   It is worth the time to read through the entire SonLight Education Ministry website.

 

 

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Sonlight Ministry Homeschooling Curriculum

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Hello!
My name is Curlyn Baptiste. I’m a single mom with a five year old daughter.
I was impressed by God to homeschool Courtney last September 2013 and started in October of said year after quitting my job.

Sonlight Education Ministry was recommended to me by one of my very trusted friends and after going through its curriculum I knew that was how God wanted me to teach my daughter not just for this life but for the life to come!!

I was residing in NYC at that time and have since moved back to my island home to use the teaching to its full potential.

Our schedule on a daily basis:

5:00am – My devotional

6:45am – worship ( with Coutts)

7:00am –  daily exercise(30-45 minutes).

8:00am- bath, breakfast preparation

8:30-9:30- breakfast.

9:45-10:00- clean up.

10:00-10:30- lesson plan.

10:30-11:30- nature discoveries
(Find, plant, create)

11:30- 12:30- lunch preparation.

12:30-1:30 -lunch and clean up.

1:30pm- household chores
Industry making

4:00pm- story time

5:00pm- coutts playtime
Mom personal time

6:00pm- dinner preparation

6:15pm- dinner, clean up

7:00pm- worship

7:30pm- bed ( Coutts)

Sunlight Education Ministry main emphasis is character building and teaching reading, writing, maths, history, music, astronomy, spelling etc through the bible.

At first I had a real struggle adjusting to the curriculums’ concept that 0-7 year olds were to taught Bible, Character, Nature, and Practical Work. It was best to leave the Reading, Arithmetic for a later time when the child had developed more mentally, physically, and spiritually.

God has been brought us a long way and had and is good to us and is blessing our feeble efforts to learn more about the Creator and his creations everyday.

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Growing With God: Curlyn’s Homeschooling Testimony

My name is Curlyn Baptiste, I’m 38 years old and I’m a single-parent homeschooling mom in NYC.

My 4-year-old daughter was with me the first two years of her life and due to financial struggles I went back into the work force and sent her to school for one year.

To my utter dismay, whenever we had morning and evening worship, there was always a fight from Baptiste familyher, not wanting to hear, sing or talk about Jesus or God.  That was not my only struggle, she would tell me that ” my friends say this and teacher say that” and whatever I say would not be of much value. That troubled me at lot, had heart to heart searching with God as to what I should do for her to retain His knowledge and learn to love Him more.

During the summer of 2013, while in training to better myself in canvassing on my days off from work, I was paired up with another single mom who was going through the same battle! Friends, my God is good and He comes in right on time!

We both realised that we wanted the same things for our daughters and ourselves spiritually.

We received valuable information about Sunlight Education Ministry, an SDA curriculum for homeschooling which solely uses the Bible as the foundation and main source for all the educational classes.  I was amazed and was even more confirmed that’s our goal when I found out all of its materials were free!!!!!!!

In October of 2013, against the wishes of my boss and my close friends, I quit my job and began homeschooling my daughter.

Friends, I’ve seen miracles happen!

Firstly, the other parent who joined me with her 4-year-old daughter, travels every day from her county to mine so that we can teach the kids! That’s a major sacrifice on her part and she is also an excellent vegan cook and medical missionary! We are schooled daily in what God requires of us in everything we do.

Secondly, my daughter has major food allergies. She is allergic to soy and other major foods, but as I chose to also become a vegan at the same time, we started introducing her to soy products and God be praised even her allergist was dumbfounded to see the positive changes in her.

Also our source of income is canvassing, and even when I can’t see God sometimes, He still comes through when I just totally rely on Him. I must say at times watching and waiting would get the better of me and I would doubt myself and God but even then He never gives up, He opens my eyes to other options even I can’t see to meet my daily needs.

Thirdly and most importantly, we has grown so much in the knowledge and walk with God!
Everyday I’m impressed by the Holy Spirit to learn more so that I can impart more. I feel so guilty when I don’t spend enough quality time myself with God everyday. My daughter is the driving force behind my walk with Him, I’ve learned from Adventist Home that kids learn more from our examples than our words so I have to know God myself to share Him with her and that’s what motivates me everyday.

Keep us in your prayers as we follow His will for us and our children that He had loaned to us.

I’m impressed to go to mission school and also looking for a country home for us, do please lift us up as we do the same for you as we travel on this journey to Glory Land.

God bless!