August Homeschool Calendar Reminders

August Homeschool Calendar Reminders
Before you know it, the start of the homeschool year will be here. Here are some August homeschool calendar reminders to make the most of your planning time this month! Middle School: Your purpose as a parent is learning how to homeschool high school, so you don't panic when 9th grade comes a...
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The Best Citation Format for College Preparation

The Best Citation Format for College Preparation
The 3 most important citation formats are APA, MLA, and Chicago. It's challenging to figure out which one is the best citation format for preparing your teen for college. Let me clue you in to the best path for optimum success. First of all, though, you might be wondering, "What is a citation format?" ...
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Top Field Trip Tips for Homeschoolers

Top Field Trip Tips for Homeschoolers
What field trips have you taken this year, or past years, that you have really enjoyed with your teens? My Facebook group was going crazy, sharing some great ideas. You can include field trips in your course descriptions, by the way. While course descriptions should include resources you used intentionally, you can also add thi...
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4 Critical Legal Documents Parent Need Before College

4 Critical Legal Documents Parent Need Before College
After all there years of parenting, it's a shock to the system to realize you need to get your child's permission in writing to discuss their health, finances, and academics after they turn 18. Crazy, right? Here's why. Once your child turns 18, they are legally an adult and you are nothing but chopped liv...
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You're welcome, Chris! Glad you found it helpful. ~Anita, Assistant to The HomeScholar
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Great FREE Event this Week from Lumerit (formerly College Plus)

Great FREE Event this Week from Lumerit (formerly College Plus)
Did you attend my College Launch Virtual Convention for Parents and Teens last February? Lumerit Education Unbound is having a similar event this week, and you may want to attend. It's a free Online Conference with great speakers. Lumerit used to be called College Plus. Like me, they are all about reducing college costs and avo...
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Record Keeping Round Up: Transcripts - Course Descriptions - Samples

Record Keeping Round Up: Transcripts - Course Descriptions - Samples
Record Keeping Round UpA collection of the best resources available to homeschoolers with high school record keeping, transcripts, and course descriptions.Learn How to Make a Homeschool TranscriptTranscripts are just a simple piece of paper that translates your normal, natural homeschool experience into the words and numbers colleges understand.&nb...
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[Free class] A Parent's Guide to Grades, Credits, and Transcripts

[Free class] A Parent's Guide to Grades, Credits, and Transcripts
Whether you're new to homeschooling or a seasoned veteran who just needs a little help creating a transcript, I can help! It will be painless - I'm know as the "Homeschool consultant who does NOT make you cry"!In this class you'll learn how to figure out high school credits and calculate grades. I'll tell you how to find the perfect grading scale, ...
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[Free Book] Keys to High School Success

[Free Book] Keys to High School Success
Many parents sail through homeschooling in the early years, but when faced with the prospect of homeschooling high school, they get ready to bail, for all the wrong reasons! If you're concerned about homeschooling high school, Keys to High School Success will start you on the right path, and encourage you to keep going.[Want to know when more ...
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August Newsletter Giveaway

August Newsletter Giveaway
My friends at Read-Aloud Revival are the sponsors of this month's giveaway! You'll be delighted with each of these two books, The Read-Aloud Family and Teaching from Rest. The act of picking up a book and sharing it with your child is probably the easiest thing you'll do all day… and the most important. The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful...
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 Read-Aloud Families Create Successful Students

 Read-Aloud Families Create Successful Students
I believe that read-aloud families create successful students. I requested an opportunity to review, The Read-Aloud Family by Sarah Mackenzie to see what she had to say, and I absolutely loved it. It's perfect for parents of children of ANY age, homeschooling or not.[This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies,...
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7 Simple Steps to Planning 7th and 8th Grade

7 Simple Steps to Planning 7th and 8th Grade
It can be a temptation to totally panic when you start planning middle school for the first time. You may like my article, Taming Middle School Anxiety. But right now, let me give you 7 easy steps to assist you in your planning.1. Make a plan for your classesThat way you'll be sure to have all the courses you need for college and career succes...
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Plan Ahead for a Challenging Homeschool Year for Parents

Plan Ahead for a Challenging Homeschool Year for Parents
Can you see a season of stress ahead of you? I'd love to show you how to plan ahead, when you know it's coming, so you can survive the coming year.You can have a bright future ahead - see my Ebook Bright Future Ahead for encouragement!Other times a homeschool parent will see that a dark and difficult future is ahead. You may see from a mi...
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Plan Ahead for a Challenging Homeschool Year for Teens

Plan Ahead for a Challenging Homeschool Year for Teens
Occasionally a teenager will have a health, psychological, or emotional crisis that will make homeschooling seem virtually impossible. I'd love to help you make some reasonable goals that you can modify to meet your needs.If you don't know what I'm talking about, that's great! You can have a bright future ahead - see my Ebook, Bright Future Ah...
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Robin Montoya
Hi Anita! Exactly! You know your children's needs best. Lee wants you to trust yourself, because you are the best guidance counsel... Read More
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9 Question Check-Up for Planning Senior Year

9 Question Check-Up for Planning Senior Year
Senior year starting and you have a child that is college bound? Do a quick check to make sure you are ready to go!If you have a senior this year, let's do a quick check to see how prepared you are for the coming year.​Have you chosen 4-8 colleges where your teen will apply?  Is there a mix of reach, fit, safety, public, and private? Reach, F...
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Jessica Zbavitel
Your checklists are always extremely helpful. Thanks!
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 11:02
Lee Binz, The HomeScholar
You're welcome Jessica! I'm so glad you find them helpful Blessings, Lee
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 15:34
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The Perfect Plan for Homeschool High School

The Perfect Plan for Homeschool High School
Planning the coming year with high school students? Let me give you a quick review of what you really need to cover each year of high school.EnglishMake a plan for English that's appropriate for your child's ability and doesn't take more than two hours per day. It should include both reading and writing, but it should definitely be at the level of ...
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