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Finishing School with The Popcorn Party Plan

Finishing School with The Popcorn Party Plan
End of School Year Popcorn Party Plan   When it's time to finish up the school year, it can be difficult to feel done.  For parents that are not completely done with a textbook or unit of study, then you may want to think outside the box in order to finish up your classes quickly – and still have time to enjoy summer. If you want to quickly finish, consider finishing school with The Popcorn Party...
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Guest — Lee
Hi Ann! So glad you enjoyed it! I was thinking about you, wishing CT was closer to VA Have a great end to your school year! B... Read More
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 07:38
Guest — Ann
hi Lee-- I was just thinking about this article today, and hoping you would share it again. The end of an era is in sight! Thanks... Read More
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 20:32
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More Reasons to Homeschool

More Reasons to Homeschool
Reading the news I’m often stunned by developments in our public school.  The news often gives us a great many reasons to homeschool! Of course there are many GREAT teachers and some wonderful schools.  Read about this Teacher of the Year, for example: Navarre’s Danielle Clark SRC Teacher of the Year. And this example from a mom loves the teachers as school, but wrote this hilarious essay about the effect of the 7 hour school day.  She doesn't...
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Homeschool Gifts for Moms

Homeschool Gifts for Moms
Hey moms! Leave this open on your computer to give your family a hint, or treat yourself! If you have already enjoyed these books, pick up as a Mother's Day treat for a fellow homeschooling mom! Don't forget to pin the image below so others can learn about these homeschool gifts for moms!Moms need encouragement and inspiration to get them through their homeschool high school journey! For the price of a Starbucks latte, curl up with...
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Great Activities for Teens

Great Activities for Teens
The best part of homeschooling high school is engaging in fun and meaningful activities beyond academics. When not confined to a public school desk for many hours each day, children have time to discover and explore their passion! High school activities are important, not only for the joy the experiences create, but also the impression they will leave with colleges and future employers.Your list of high school activities becomes part of a comprehensive college application package,...
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5 Free Resources for a Personal Finance Class

5 Free Resources for a Personal Finance Class
Check out these 5 Free Resources for a Personal Finance Class. Each of these free resources will have a world view affecting their materials, and a purpose for promoting their agenda. That means you need to look it over first, and make sure it's a good fit. Remember that good, vigorous discussion will be helpful with any free classes, to make sure they match your family values. These are the resources I find the most objective...
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Guest — Carol
I have another resource to add that is free. My kids have been using the materials from The Actuarial Foundation. The link is ht... Read More
Friday, 21 March 2014 04:54
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Sweet! Thank you, Carol! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Monday, 31 March 2014 09:18
Guest — Suzanne @ Princapecos
Thanks for the good resources. When I click on the MoneySKILL link, it takes me to another place on your blog. Thought you'd like... Read More
Thursday, 20 March 2014 11:43
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Help at Every Stage

Help at Every Stage
When is the right time to learn about homeschooling high school?  I get thank you notes from parents at all stages of the process. May I suggest that you get on my newsletter list? It will help you every step of the way, whether you are learning about homeschooling high school, in the midst of it, and working through college admission and scholarships. The newsletter will provide once-a-month articles on the complex topics, and I try...
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7 Big Ideas for Beating Homeschool Burnout

7 Big Ideas for Beating Homeschool Burnout
Are You Tired? Fatigued?  Need a Nap?  Here are 7 Big Ideas for Beating Homeschool Burnout A mom called me last week, ready to throw in the towel. My advice was simple. Hang on for a month and see if the feeling fades. January and February are the most difficult months for all teachers - public school, private school, and homeschool alike. Burnout can be mild or debilitating, depending on the person and the situation. Fatigue...
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Burnout really slows us down sometimes. I am looking forward to implement strateguies to prevent this.
Monday, 23 December 2019 08:16
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National Week of Prayer for Homeschool

National Week of Prayer for Homeschool
National Week of Prayer for HomeschoolersMonday, Jan. 27 - Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 Homeschool groups around the country have joined together to pray for homeschool families this week. Please join us in praying for the homeschool community.Prayer Schedule for this  weekMonday - Pray for Homeschooling DadsTuesday - Pray for Homeschooling MomsWednesday - Pray for Children at HomeThursday - Pray for Graduates of All AgesFriday - Pray for Second Generation HomeschoolersSaturday - Pray for Homeschooling GrandparentsSunday -...
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Guest — Lee
I'm so glad to share this information! Please pass it along! Blessings, Lee
Sunday, 26 January 2014 11:50
Guest — Jen
Thanks for spreading the word!
Sunday, 26 January 2014 11:29
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Three Reasons Why Every Homeschool Student Should Publish An Ebook Before They Graduate High School

Three Reasons Why Every Homeschool Student Should Publish An Ebook Before They Graduate High School
Three Reasons Why Every Homeschool Student Should Publish An Ebook Before They Graduate High School Today, not many teenagers have written books. This need not be true. After writing and publishing a book on American history, I think that writing a book is something every homeschool high-school student should do before they graduate.Here are three reasons why:Reason #1- It looks good on your college application. Colleges are looking for something that stands out on applications. Writing...
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Love to hear advice from grown homeschoolers! Great tip! My husband has always wanted to write a book about his colorful upbring... Read More
Thursday, 12 December 2013 07:44
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The HomeScholar Online Christmas Party

The HomeScholar Online Christmas Party
Join me for fun and games, laughter and friendship, giveaways and prizes! The HomeScholar Online Christmas Party is going to be SO much fun! It will be just like a regular Christmas party, only it will be completely online. We will have a holiday recipe exchange, play party games, share white elephant gifts, and you’ll even get party favors! While we are together, you can ask me anything about homeschooling high school while we are chatting...
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Homeschool Mom Secret Decoder

Homeschool Mom Secret Decoder
 Men and women are gender aliens. Men are from Mars and women are from Venus. Pink talking and blue talking collide in waves of purplish conversations.How can we possibly cope when the two genders are so different? We just need some help so we can understand one another! Can't we all just get along? We just need to use my husband's top secret  "Homeschool Mom Secret Decoder"  Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy - but...
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Moms Cracking Up

Moms Cracking Up
How many books have you started to read that you simply couldn’t put down once you started them? Books so compelling that, in order to keep reading, you hid in the bathroom so no one could find you, told your children to do their math homework by themselves, and ordered pizza for dinner?!Amazing books like that are few and far between in my life, but I just found another one. It’s called “Cracking Up: A Post-partum...
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Put in the Big Rocks First

Put in the Big Rocks First
 If you are having trouble getting everything done each day, remember to put in the big rocks first.If you start your day with a million little things, you could end up with a day full of those teeny tiny tasks, but feel like you got nothing done.  But if you start your day with the biggies, you may feel like you did more.  Try putting the core subjects first; writing, math, science, history, etc.  Toward the...
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Guest — Tammy
Yes, but! Wondering how to figure out the big stones from the pebbles? Some days it seems character qualities need to be front a... Read More
Thursday, 03 October 2013 18:02
Guest — Birdie
Lee, your advice is excellent. I do core bible, language arts, and math first; every day. Science and history rotates for younge... Read More
Thursday, 03 October 2013 17:42
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Educational Gaps

Educational Gaps
So much to worry about, and so little time.  If you are worried about gaps in your child's education, though, I suggest you relax a bit.  OF COURSE the will have gaps - we ALL have gaps.   Instead of thinking about how you might compare against a perfect school, remember to deal in reality.  In real life, all schools have gaps, and no educational system is perfect.  Perhaps the only perfect schools are in heaven? ...
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Guest — JW
The gaps in my own education: 13 years of American history, absolutely no world history. I think the hugest gap was Critical Thi... Read More
Monday, 30 September 2013 17:46
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Does Homeschooling Make You a Bad Person?

Does Homeschooling Make You a Bad Person?
This article title just SCREAMS for attention! "If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person."  I'm sure the author chose the title just so people would get upset enough to share it with friends.  A "bad" person?  Really?Her thesis is simple. "If every parent sent every single child to public school, schools would improve. Not immediately, could take generations, mediocre educations in the meantime, but worth it for the eventual common...
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Guest — Shannon West
Melanie, I see the point you're trying to make, and I've pondered it before: should I work 'within the system'? There are a few pr... Read More
Friday, 27 September 2013 09:02
Guest — JW
LOL, I would recommend two books for the author of that article, both written by homeschooled young men. The Fallacy Detective and... Read More
Friday, 27 September 2013 07:49
Guest — Judith Martinez
As a citizen I have a moral responsibility to advocate for the public schools in my community to be as good as possible whether my... Read More
Thursday, 26 September 2013 19:53
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    "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.

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    1. Wait until your child becomes motivated by money
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    Some people simply aren't textbook people! What do you do if your homeschooler learns by living, instead of studying textbooks? What if your child soaks up knowledge like a sponge, without being directed in any way?  If this is you, do you know how to put their fabulous fun on your child's homeschool transcript?

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    You know you want to include fabulous fun electives on your homeschool transcript. But how? How do you put crocheting and other delight directed learning on a high school transcript!?

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    Listen. Learn. Discern. Get guidance. Sounds great! Now if we could just teach our children to have a quiet time and devotional with the word of God, they could listen, learn, discern, and get guidance too!

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Lee has three core beliefs about homeschooling: homeschooling provides the best possible learning environment; every child deserves a college-prep education whether or not they choose to go to college, and parents are capable of providing a superior education to their children. Lee does not judge your homeschool or evaluate your children. Instead, she comes alongside to help and encourage parents homeschooling high school.

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