High School

Starting a New School Year – How to Prepare for a Great One!

Dear homeschooling moms,

   My favorite time of year for me as a homeschooling mom is right before we start up a new school year. I’m excited about spending time learning with my children and teaching them new things. I enjoy picking out new literature we’re going to read together and finding interesting field trips we can take in conjunction with our topics of study. I love the thought of my kids being engaged in their education—wanting to learn, working hard, and being committed to their own discovery. They love reading and this adds to my love of homeschooling.

Civics Anyone? Check Out the New iCitizen High School Curriculum

Do your high school plans include teaching your teens a civic course?  If so, take a peek at Generation Joshua’s new iCitizen course.

It is a student friendly, well-written, and informative civics text that will not disappoint you!  Parents will find it comprehensive yet easy to use as it includes a syllabus, review questions, essay suggestions, and online tests and quizzes.  Each unit is loaded with helpful ideas for supplemental resources (movies, websites, articles, and more.)

Who’s Afraid of The Big Bad Transcript?

It would probably be scarier to yell “transcripts” in a room full of homeschool parents than to yell “fire”!  At least it seems so from the number of questions and expressions of panic I receive from parents teaching their teens at home.

   Let me help to put your fears to rest. Simply defined, a transcript is a record of the academic course work that a student completes during high school.

Resources for the New School Year

 

Thinking about highschool? Want to find some excellent resources, links, articles and suggestions to help you as you plan out your high school courses? Check out the high school pages on the HSLDA website!

 

Bright Spots - Homeschooling Opens Doors for Olympian Gymnast Elizabeth "Ebee" Price

   Gymnast and homeschooler Elizabeth Price has earned a place as an alternate to the United States Women’s Gymnastics Team, after years of hard work and determination. With a combination of both raw talent and vigorous training by Coach Donna Strauss of the Parkettes of Allentown, PA, sixteen year old "Ebee" has had success.    

Opening Ceremonies tonight! Encouraging Our Kids To Aim High

I can't wait for the Olympics to start! Tonight's the night for opening ceremonies ---

I'm thinking about some of  the Olympic ideals -- the tenacity,perseverance and dedication of all the athletes --

I wonder what all the moms are thinking..... after all, they're the ones that have driven the kids to practices, meets, work-outs. Maybe they're wondering if it will be worth it all.

Is Your Teen Spiritually a Long Way from Home?

Your son or daughter may live, eat, and sleep in your house, but is he/she a long way from home spiritually? Nothing can be as discouraging for parents as seeing their teens turn away from the Lord in spite of their good efforts to raise them in the nurture of the Lord.

   What’s a parent to do? As someone who empathizes with your heartache, I suggest that you soak in His word.  You’ll find that the Lord will supply you with cool water for your journey. 

You're A Natural Teacher, So Teach With Your Own Style!

 

Whether you're brand new to homeschooling, or a seasoned veteran with 20 years of experience under your belt, why is it that in mothering & in teaching, we have the tendency to think that we somehow need to be like someone else or do things like someone else?  Maybe it's just me -- but I think it's easy to fall into the trap.

The College Board Website: A Treasure Trove of Info

The College Board Website:  A Treasure Trove of Info

If you are looking for buried treasure, look no further than the College Board website! www.collegeboard.org   As homeschool parents, you’ll access the College Board website to register your teen for the SAT college entrance test, SAT subject tests, and CLEP tests.  But if that’s all you use the College Board website for, you’ll miss a plethora of helpful tips and resources.

Treasuring Freedom

Hamburgers on the grill....apple pie with ice cream....cold watermelon....sizzling sparklers.....For me those conjure the casual fun of a summer barbeque on one of my favorite holidays ---- the Fourth of July! And since the 4th is just three days before Austin and Justin's birthday it's always been a perfect time for us to sit out on the deck, invite family and friends over, and celebrate special gifts: the twins, and another precious gift --- that of our freedom in America.

How We Chose a College

Hi homeschooling moms!

How are you? I hope that you're having a good day so far.

All moms of juniors and seniors ~ take note. Moms with younger kids—one day you'll get here. Yes, one day the kids will turn 18 and you'll be looking at that next step after high school.

College Bound -- 4 Key Traits To Cultivate

Austin and Justin graduated ~ May 25, 2012 Next step ............College!!!

We're still in a celebratory mode after eleven years of homeschooling and are so thankful for how God carried us through.  As I've said before -- With God's help, we did it, and so can you!

 

The Homeschooling Widow

Sometimes I don’t like being a widow—when you need good advice and there’s no one you really feel like you can turn to. Or when you don’t have anyone you can call on in a pinch when you need something fixed—like the lawnmower that we can’t start just when our grass really needs to be cut, or the kitchen sink that is leaking just enough to be a nuisance, or the sliding glass door that a friend thankfully put back on track, but now won’t slide open or shut very easily.

 

Free Stuff!

 

We all get excited when we see the word “free.” Sometimes, though, we wonder if there is a catch to the offer, right? Here are some places to find truly free resources for homeschooling your children.

 

In the Evening at Sunset -- Having Meals Together

 

Let's say you've been teaching a good part of the day.  All of a sudden, it's getting close to 5:00 and you realize that  you have absolutely no ideas for dinner. And worse yet, you haven't had time to grocery shop today.  Ahhh!  Boy, have I had that happen a million times.....

 

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