Homeschooling and Holidays: Staying on Target

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As we approach the holiday season, you may be wondering how you can stay on schedule with homeschooling.  My family decided several years ago that we would take off the entire month of December from our schooling endeavors.  We usually have a lot of things going on with church programs, visits from out-of-town relatives, and… 

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Guiding Your Students Toward Their Goals

This month I want to talk about how to guide our children toward their passions, callings, and visions the Lord is beginning to reveal to them in their lives.  If you read that sentence thinking, “My middle/high schooler doesn’t have a CLUE what his or her vision, passion, or calling is!  How can I guide… 

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Integrating Supplemental Classes in Your Homeschool

Have you noticed now that you have middle school or high school students that there are simply courses you can’t teach for one reason or another?  Although we have eight children, I just could not teach my kids some electives that we enjoy.  Choir with a high schooler and several elementary students just wasn’t going… 

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Transitioning Middle-Schoolers for High School Classwork

In the public schools, transitioning students from middle school to high school is typically done through a series of steps to familiarize students with the new school, teachers, and the influx of the number of students that will be attending.  For homeschoolers, it is a bit different and a little less stressful on students and… 

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Transcripts for High School (Part Two)–Crediting Unusual Courses and Graduation Ideas

Crediting Unusual Courses Above and beyond the normal academic courses students take lies a myriad of elective classes–limitless for homeschoolers! Do you have a student taking ballet? Drafting? Computer language/batch encoding?  Helping to remodel a room/section of your home?  Landscaping?  Film Making?  Writing a blog?  Desiring to learn how to provide regular service maintenance on… 

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Transcripts for High School (Part One) – Where to Begin?

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The end of the school year often signals the end of the chaos that sometimes ensues in our homeschooling adventures.  For homeschoolers looking at high school in the fall, it can be a bit overwhelming thinking about high school transcripts, curriculum, and making sure you help your student plan courses to complement the career goals… 

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