7 Tips for Earning College Credit this Summer

7 Tips for Earning College Credit this SummerA few summers ago, my children worked for one month and saved our family $56,000.  How did they do it?  By homeschooling college in their spare time!  Not bad for a summer job! You can also save a fortune in college expenses using a few very simple but lesser-known money-saving strategies.Earning college credit is not just for college kids. Some students earn college credit by homeschooling college while they're...

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How to Grade English Papers over Summer

How to Grade English Papers over Summer

Staring at a pile of English papers that need a grade? Here is how I suggest that you grade right now, during summer, so you can get the job done and ...

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Strawberry Soup Recipe

Strawberry Soup Recipe

Strawberry Soup is one of our family favorites. It's the perfect starter for a special meal, and always our "most requested" birthday dinner item! Thi...

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Fruit Tart Recipe

Fruit Tart Recipe

This recipe has been in my family for decades! It's easy to make, but time consuming to put together. Worth it though, because it looks just GREAT for...

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Homeschool Summer Credits

Summer is the perfect time for fun miscellaneous activities like summer camps, swim teams, home improvement projects and family vacations! I understand that is a lot to balance, but have you ever wondered if your students can receive high school credit for any of these activities? It’s possible! Both of my boys earned their P.E. credits during the summer months through a swim team they participated in.You can count credits even though they’re over the summer...

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Summertime Reading, Planning, and More

Summer is a great time to compile your student’s reading list, in preparation for college applications.  A reading list is simply a list of books your child has read, including title and author.  Often requested by colleges, and sometimes useful for scholarship applications, reading lists are an important part of your student’s high school record.  Include books you have assigned your children to read over the summer, books they’ve used in their coursework, and books they...

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Remedial Help For Summer

Summer is the time to do something different, and take a break.  But...... I know, I know.  You're child still needs some help! There is a way to get some remedial help for your child and still get a break for yourself over summer.  Sylvan has a summer program intended to help traditionally schooled kids catch up over summer.  Because you know, some kids just need more help, and that's OK!   You can access that help...

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Summertime, And The Reading Is Easy!

Looking for a fun read?  If your child is in high school, consider looking at one of the reading lists intended for college bound students.  Fun summer reading can help prepare children for college and improve vocabulary. Here are some popular reading lists for the college bound suggesting great literature: College Bound Reading List (by The HomeScholar) Printable Reading List for High School (by The HomeScholar) 7 Ways to Encourage Reading in Middle School (by The...

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Homeschool Summer Reading Fun

In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.~Alfred Lord TennysonIn summer a homeschool parent's fancy turns to reading.~Lee Binz One of the great things about summer is the opportunity to read without being interrupted.Set two goals:First:  Demonstrate the love of literature by finding a book for yourself and reading it in front of your children, showing them how enjoyable it is. Second:  Find books that your children will enjoy reading.For some,...

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Bad Year Homeschooling? Hit The "Reset" Button

The school year is over.  Perhaps it wasn't as successful as you had hoped. The best solution is to not give up.  It's not too late, and you haven't ruined your child forever.   You do realize that all children will sometimes have a "bad year" right? For encouragement, listen to this encouraging song by TobyMac LyricsMusic: "Get Back Up" Lyrics by TobyMacYou turned away when I looked you in the eyeAnd hesitated when I asked if...

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