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Guiding Your Students Toward Their Goals






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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 my child toward that?”  Let me assure you, there are steps you can take! Whether you or your child knows or sees it, he or {Read More}



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Supplemental Resource for U.S. History: Widow of Gettysburg by Jocelyn Green






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Widow of Gettysburg

Beginning my 20th year as a homeschooler, I find all too often that I am the one who is in need of a curriculum change, not my children.  One way I prefer to “shake things up” is by including some additional reading and literature resources to our base curriculum.  Recently, I was introduced to Jocelyn Green and her book, Widow of Gettysburg.   I am so excited to add this amazing literary piece to this year’s required reading for U.S. {Read More}



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






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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 your family vehicle? Interested in photography? Starting his or her own business?  ALL of these examples can be given high school credit toward graduation! But {Read More}



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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 he or she has.  If your student is unsure of future plans, that’s okay! Those home schooling high school students frequently have similar questions: What {Read More}



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Marie’s Words {A Review}






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SAT Preparation

Introduction Marie’s Words is a 550 piece flash card set geared towards helping children with learning vocabulary and definitions proven to help increase SAT and GRE scores. This new approach to learning uses three different mnemonic methods: Word-in-a-Word, pictoral, and compare/contrast. Benefits of Marie’s Words It can be used from ages 5 and up. This allows for usage with multiple age students at varying levels of understanding in their language skills to learn at their pace. The vivid and colorful {Read More}



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Balloon Blow Up Science Experiment






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I wanted to share with you all one of my families favorite science experiments! One nice thing about this experiment is that it is perfect for multiple ages. Summary: Vinegar is placed in a soda bottle and a baking soda filled balloon is attached. The mixing of the baking soda and vinegar results in the balloon expanding. Estimated Time: 15 – 20 minutes Materials Needed: 1 .5 L (16.9 oz) clean, empty, plastic soda bottle 1 balloon 1 tsp baking {Read More}



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GUEST POST: 4 Tips For Preparing Your Homeschooled Child For College






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By Guest Writer, Nadia Jones If you’ve homeschooled your children their entire lives, since they were in kindergarten up until they were teenagers, you know from first-hand experience what an incredibly rewarding experience it can be to guide your children through their foundational education. Now, however, your child is approaching her final years of her home education, and you are likely considering sending her to college. Evidence demonstrates that homeschooled children tend to thrive in a university environment, often outperforming {Read More}



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