There has always been something rather appealing to me about Sonlight, which seems kind of strange since I really do love Montessori. I think part of it is the resources they use, but having a guideline for just one course (social studies is on my mind) is starting to appeal to me. To have some structure I can say to my son, "Hey, this much has to get done this week."
I'm specifically thinking of the 4-day "world history in a year" they have for grades 7/8 (Core W). I'm actually thinking of ordering it to start now; well, ASAP. I just have to be honest with myself and admit that we're pretty much halfway through the school year and I've accomplished nothing with him for social studies. Well, no, that's not true: we did the Great Lessons and looked a bit at some history books, but that's it. Probably less than 10 hours worth of stuff in all.
Now, the Core package would also have LA stuff, which isn't a bad thing. But it's much pricier than anything I've purchased before. Which might also be a motivator to use it. lol. Another possibility is to just get the guide and then try to find the necessary books myself.
Anybody combined Sonlight with a Montessori-infused home? Advice?