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Homeschooling with 4-H

I love hearing about families involved in 4-H! As a rule of thumb, ALL 4-H activities are educational in nature, like Scouting is almost always educat...

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Cosmetology for High School Credit

There are tons of course options available to homeschoolers! Sometimes we can forget how many there are for our kids to choose from. Are you teaching ...

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Computer Coding as a Foreign Language

Some states are thinking about allowing high school students to fulfill foreign language-learning requirements with a computer language instead of spo...

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Unleashing the Fun Factor

It's inevitable that your children will goof off. At some point, you'll be wishing they were doing something productive, like homework or chores, but ...

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Homeschool Home Economics

Many families consider Home Economics to be a key course for high school. There are ten more. Curious about what they are? Click to find out more in m...

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Public Speaking and Speech and Debate

Public speaking is often considered one of the major fears of humans. Studies show that as much as 70% of the population have experienced fear of publ...

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College Psychology in High School

Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. This includes study of the conscious and unconscious mind, feelings, thoughts, and the resulting act...

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Cosplay for High School Credit

Cosplay for High School Credit

For non-geeks, let me explain first that cosplay is a contraction of two words, costume and play. It means dressing up as a fictional character. Most ...

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Logic as a High School Elective

I have to confess, I was tempted to call this post "Logic for Dummies" but I was afraid you would know I'm not actually an intellectual. You see, I know that I could never possibly have taught logic to my logic-loving children without some help. Affiliate disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. Logic, and logical thinking, involves essential skills that every...

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Mandarin Language and Chinese Culture Studies

The nice thing about homeschooling is that you can create almost any electives for your child under the sun!  You aren't limited to electives that a teacher is interested in, and you aren't limited to electives that you feel comfortable teaching.The bad part about homeschooling, is that when you recognize you can teach any elective under the sun, you have to somehow find the materials for your child to use!  Donna was talking to me about...

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Capture Learning for High School Credit

You can put FUN on your homeschool transcript! Did you know that? It's such a freeing concept! High school credits created for fun will be the easiest your child will ever earn. Your children do something for fun, you count the hours they work, and give them appropriate credit on their transcript. Easy-peasy! Capture Learning for High School Credit Evelyn wrote an example, so you can see how it works in real life....I have been following your blog and newsletter...

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Rosetta Stone or Power Glide?

This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. Rosetta Stone or Power Glide? I am often asked about which foreign language curriculum to use. There are many to choose from out there! Choosing probably boils down to learning style, and the ways your child learns the best. The three I often recommend are Tell Me More, Power Glide, and Rosetta Stone....

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Homeschool Foreign Language Success

Homeschool Teaching Tips for Foreign Language  It's important to start your foreign language study early in high school, because some states require 2-4 years for high school graduation, and some colleges require it for college admission.  When I was homeschooling, I felt stumped on how to teach it, though!  So I collected a bunch of fun ideas in this article that I think will really help you. What will you learn in this article? 25 Great...

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How to Document Homeschool Co-op Classes

Have you ever struggled to document your students co-op classes? I’ve had a few questions lately from homeschool families who are struggling to do this very thing. All co-ops have particular elements that make their classes unique and it can be hard to develop a class description for these classes when you weren’t the one teaching your student, but you want to make sure and get all of your students credits on their high school transcripts....

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Ideas for Volunteer Leadership and Community Service

My Facebook Friends helped me create this great list! "Ideas for Volunteer Leadership and Community Service"Melanie ~  5 K walks and runs, local shelters, United Way, Food Pantry, Red Cross, Nursing Homes, Animal Shelters, Assisted living Facilities, Salvation Army, local Libraries and volunteer tutoring or babysitting for younger kidsAnimal Shelters and Animal rescue clinics.Dana ~ Your local community access cable station (they film things like town meetings and high school concerts) probably uses volunteers for their...

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