Box Day 2015

We’re fairly new SonLighters yet we have already learned the joy of “Box Day.”  (It’s a thing.  Check it out.)

After a lot of research and several conversations with my friend, Kari, who has been beyond helpful in planning our upcoming school year, I finally decided what to order.  Once the order was placed I literally stalked the tracking websites and my front door, just in case the website was delayed and they delivered before the website could catch up.

And when the packages did finally arrive, I had to wait a few days to actually dig in.  I had Aimee and Kayla in from out of state, and while I wanted nothing more than to share the fun of Box Day with her, we were too near the end of her visit for us to even bother.  We were busy talking and soaking in being together.

I had to take her back to the airport on Wednesday, and it was an agonizing 48 hours before I could open those boxes!  Below are some pictures of the fun!  Our bigs are going to be entering the 9th, 7th, 6th grades and Parker will officially start Kindergarten (though we’ve been “doing Kindergarten” for a few months).

We took a “before shot” and then I let them dig in while I took pictures.  After the paper war had run its course, I sent them all to rest time and I took a few pictures of the aftermath, and then a few of the books stacked up.  Box Day is so exciting and I am already having to work hard to keep Carson from reading these.  He’s already read all of the Core W books and that is the core we plan to use for him in two years!  He said he’s cool with reading them again… and I just happen to believe him!

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"Yes, they're all mine." The answer to the question I hear most often.
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4 Responses to Box Day 2015

  1. Caroline says:

    Can I ask why you chose Sonlight? Are you happy with it? I am considering it for my girls next year grades 4 and 7…any thoughts? It is such a big decision!

    • Jennifer says:

      I love SonLight and I have plans to write specifically more on this later, but for now let me just say that we decided to start Sonlight when my oldest was in 8th grade so that he’d be ready for high school. I used a variety of things for elementary – 7th grade.

      If I had unlimited supply of money, I’d likely do Sonlight for all grades but I find it more important the older the kids get. Research. Read all the articles people have written, and you’ll soon see if it’s something you’re ready to dive into. (I have a 9th grader, 7th, 6th, and K. I’m not buying the youngest Sonlight but I am getting a few other Cores for the middle schoolers.)

  2. lilian says:

    We had our first box day too. So excited, and your boys look very happy! Found your post from sonlight forum!

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