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Ooops! Not Done With Math!

Ooops! Not Done With Math!
What do you do when you just aren't done with math before the year is done? Let me give you a few options, and you can decide which is best for your situation. One Book In One Year is Impossible You could measure math credits by counting hours spent on math. Some moms know their child can't complete a whole level each year. For them it makes sense to embrace the way God made your child,...
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Guest — Lee
If she only did the first four chapters, that may not be enough for even 1/2 credit. You can put it on the transcript as a Introdu... Read More
Monday, 27 July 2015 10:03
Guest — Lisa
My daughter worked all year on geometry and only made it through the first 4 chapters. She just wasn't getting it. We are planning... Read More
Saturday, 25 July 2015 16:00
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Teaching Occupational Education in 5 Easy Steps

Teaching Occupational Education in 5 Easy Steps
"Occupational Education" is the easiest class you will ever teach!  It is a homeschool requirement in some states (i.e. Washington State). I'm convinced it's the easiest class to cover in your homeschool.  Here are five easy steps:1. Wait until your child becomes motivated by money2. Your child will seek (or be forced to seek) a job3. Count hours on the job4. When your child accumulates 150 hours, call it a credit5. Retroactively write a course descriptionAll done! Piece of cake.What did you...
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Guest — Brandi
This worked great for us as we finished a Personal Finance course and could then apply the concepts to REAL MONEY! Opening that fi... Read More
Friday, 06 February 2015 04:51
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Way to go, Brandi! It's wonderful when we realize that we can get credit for "real stuff"! Life skills like money management are s... Read More
Friday, 06 February 2015 11:37
Guest — April
Oh goodness. I did a search on your page for O.E. and I read through ALL of the search results. I found an answer to my own ques... Read More
Saturday, 03 August 2013 22:23
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College Admission Scandal Avoidance in 5 Easy Steps

College Admission Scandal Avoidance in 5 Easy Steps
There have been multiple felony charges, including bribery and money laundering. The very famous Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were accused, but ...
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Free Workshop with Dr. Jay Wile: Homeschooling How and Why it Works

Free Workshop with Dr. Jay Wile: Homeschooling How and Why it Works
​If you're like me, you have seen a lot of headlines recently about how homeschool students have dominated national spelling and geography bees and ha...
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What is Delight Directed Learning in High School

What is Delight Directed Learning in High School
What is delight directed learning? And, how do you incorporate it into your child's high school career?   Delight directed learning occurs w...
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7 Ways to Get Scholarships at Private Universities

7 Ways to Get Scholarships at Private Universities
How do you get better scholarships at a private college? These strategies will go a long way to making sure you get the best possible financial aid pa...
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Guest — Lin Knowles
While demonstrating interest can translate directly into money, check the school's website to see if they reward you for interacti... Read More
Thursday, 12 September 2019 15:40
Robin
Brilliant, Lin! Thanks for sharing that! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Thursday, 12 September 2019 22:30
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Homeschool High School Geography

Homeschool High School Geography
Geography is one area of social studies. Colleges are often specific about what they want to see for high school social studies, including American history, world history, economics, and American government. Since economics and government are often just half-year classes, together they take only one year.This leaves you with some options - with three years of social studies specified, one year of social studies can be more delight directed. Options include geography, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and other "ologies" as...
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Guest — Amy
Did you count the Runkle geography for 1/2 or 1 credit on the transcript? It only has 13 chapters, so I'm wondering if the map exe... Read More
Wednesday, 15 April 2020 17:20
Robin
Hi Amy, In her blog post Hours in a Credit, Lee says, "When I estimate high school credits, I usually just guess and estimate how... Read More
Wednesday, 15 April 2020 18:25
Guest — Lee
Here is the link to Runkle Geography http://www.amazon.com/Welcome-Wonderful-Geography-BRENDA-BREWER/dp/B001CPLILW Blessings, Lee... Read More
Friday, 27 August 2010 07:43
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[Free ebook] Need Based Scholarships

[Free ebook] Need Based Scholarships
FAFSA stands for "Free Application for Federal Student Aid." It's a form you fill out, much like the 1040 tax forms. Like the tax forms, these are als...
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The Organized Homeschool Life

The Organized Homeschool Life
A clean house is a sign of a wasted life. Cleaning house while the kids are home is like shoveling snow while it's still snowing. I just cleaned the h...
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Guest — Tricia
It’s even harder with busy young adult college age kids breezing in and out and being home just long enough to make a mess but not... Read More
Wednesday, 04 September 2019 20:14
Robin
I know what you mean, Tricia! We have an adult daughter at home too! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Wednesday, 04 September 2019 21:21
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Foreign Language Credit for Bilingual Students

Foreign Language Credit for Bilingual Students
 In public schools, they give high school credit for being bilingual and you can do it, too. Embrace the unique and diverse strengths of you...
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Make Laundry Fun Again

Make Laundry Fun Again
 My Gold Care Club member Anne takes her laptop into the laundry room, and listens to my classes while folding laundry. Anne said, "You make fold...
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Gear Up to Homeschool High School

Gear Up to Homeschool High School
 Facing high school? You can anticipate fall with excitement and enthusiasm! I have planned a wonderful "Gear Up for High School" Event, Septembe...
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3 Reasons Why Parents are Qualified to Homeschool

3 Reasons Why Parents are Qualified to Homeschool
Parents are qualified to homeschool their teens. Here are three reasons why you actually are qualified to homeschool high school.   1. Statistica...
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From Freaked Out to Complete Confidence in One Step

From Freaked Out to Complete Confidence in One Step
Let's talk about real feelings. How do you feel when you think about homeschooling high school? Do any of these words sound familiar? freaked out - te...
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How to Write Professional Course Descriptions in Yoga Pants

How to Write Professional Course Descriptions in Yoga Pants
Course descriptions require a professional demeanor on paper. Your words should sound "business casual" not "yoga pants" even if you are writing profe...
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