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How to Document Homeschool PE Credits

How to Document Homeschool PE Credits
Do homeschool PE credits seem elusive to you? Do you wish there was a surefire system to document all PE credits? To be sure, homeschool PE&...
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Lee Binz
Yes, absolutely that would work! Anything at all that involves sports is a great inclusion for PE. Blessings, Lee... Read More
Thursday, 27 August 2020 19:11
Guest — Katie T
Since my daughter's personal sports activities are already going towards a program where they can't be double-dipped as material o... Read More
Saturday, 22 August 2020 15:56
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Dance = Exercise + PE

Dance = Exercise + PE
Stuck on What to Do for PE? Dance for joy! Do you have kids who just aren't into sports? You've tried everything ... basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball ... nothing clicks. They just don't like anything related to PE and complain whenever you suggest the subject. Time to think outside the box for your fine arts credit! Dance in the Homeschool Dance in the homeschool can be as simple as playing Just Dance on the Wii daily for...
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NCAA Prefers Independent Homeschoolers

NCAA Prefers Independent Homeschoolers
If your child loves sports, and would like to continue in college, it's a good idea to do a little research on the NCAA. The rules change over time, and you have to follow the rules, even if they change. For example, the NCAA recently gave a statement that it will no longer accept coursework from 24 different virtual schools that are affiliated with k12 Inc. Apparently there were concerns about a large dropout rate, some...
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How to Put PE on a Homeschool Transcript

How to Put PE on a Homeschool Transcript
Most PE classes will include a variety of experiences, sports, skills, and perhaps nutrition or health as well.  When you are listing your PE on your homeschool transcript, chances are it will be a combination of different things. Think of it this way, you might have a unit of swimming lessons that was 50 hours, a unity of circuit training that lasted 50 hours, and a unit on health that lasted 50 hours.  Even if you...
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Guest — Lee
Angela, You'll need to estimate the number of hours spend in class to determine if it's a full credit alone. Because you are requi... Read More
Sunday, 13 March 2016 12:30
Guest — Angela
I have a 17 year old who will be taking a CPR Certified class soon. Can I put that on his transcript and if so, how many credits w... Read More
Sunday, 13 March 2016 12:12
Guest — Ann
"Sometimes easy is OK" -- great takeaway here!
Monday, 17 March 2014 17:57
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Olympics and Homeschool PE

Olympics and Homeschool PE
I love watching the Olympics, don't you? Have you ever thought about how homeschooling and the Olympics collide?Watching the Olympics can encourage young athletes. Some of our best Olympians have been homeschooled. It makes it much easier to get an education and have the time needed to practice your sport.Watching the Olympics together, and incorporating that into your homeschool can be included in your physical education class. Read this article on Physical Education Outside the Box for more...
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How to Document Homeschool PE Credits

How to Document Homeschool PE Credits
Do homeschool P.E. credits seem elusive to you? Do you wish there was a surefire system to document all P.E. credits? To be sure, homeschool P.E. isn’t the same as a public school P.E. class, but you have the blessing of a wider range of options for P.E. credit as a homeschooler.PE is just one of the 10 critical courses to study before graduation. Learn about all ten in my free ebook. Click to download: The...
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Guest — flmom
I was told at a recent seminar (for my state) to keep a detailed log for P.E. (specifically for high school credits). For example... Read More
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 05:46
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NCAA 101 for Homeschoolers

NCAA 101 for Homeschoolers
If you don't know, NCAA means National Collegiate Athletic Association.  If you don't know what it is, you probably aren't worried about it at all.  But if you DO know what it means, then as a homeschool parent you may feel stressed or insecure.  Let me help! Let me unlock the mysteries of the college application process (NCAA and otherwise) in this free class! Click to register: College Applications Simply Explained First, it's important to remember...
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Guest — Tiffany
Does anyone have a list of homeschool online programs that are approved? Or are none of them, at this point?
Wednesday, 08 April 2020 15:13
Guest — Susan HEfner
ExcelsiorClasses.com also has several courses that are NCAA approved.
Sunday, 28 June 2020 20:03
Guest — Dara
HSLDA Online Academy is approved by NCAA. They offer AP English, Math and Science, History, and Spanish. Several others. Their app... Read More
Wednesday, 20 May 2020 14:30
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Delight Directed Learning - Transcript or Activity List?

Delight Directed Learning - Transcript or Activity List?
Delight-directed learning crosses many boundaries. It can be a class, community service, and an activity.  It's fun for the child, but it may be frustrating for the parent.  It can also be difficult to quantify.   It is a challenge to decide how to include it in your high school records. I have a daughter that has been in Martial Arts since she's been 11. The last few years she's been helping teach the younger class, but...
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Guest — Julie
I too listed the martial arts for P.E., community service & Instructor Training under business/life skills. My daughters flute... Read More
Thursday, 21 October 2010 09:17
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Homeschool High School: Teaching Health

Homeschool High School: Teaching Health
Homeschool health requirements vary by state.  Check your state homeschool law, and see what your state may require for health. Unless your state requires it, you don’t have to teach Health every year of high school. Some states want Health to be a requirement for graduation, but colleges generally don’t care about it much. Some colleges want to see students who take health as a separate course, while others assume it is included in Physical Education...
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Guest — J W
I just chuck A Beka Health at Big Sis each year, and she whips right through it. It's pretty good, although it tends to be a litt... Read More
Thursday, 19 November 2009 20:54
Guest — Julie
Christy, have him do the Public Health badge also. If you sign up as the MBC, you'll have control over the depth of some of the "... Read More
Wednesday, 18 November 2009 03:03
Guest — christy
funny. the things we think we HAVE to do. In Texas, of course, I don't have to do health. I have a SOS 6th grade Health program th... Read More
Tuesday, 17 November 2009 11:39
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Putting Boy Scouts on a Transcript

Putting Boy Scouts on a Transcript
When thinking about putting boy scouts on your transcript, it helps to think about the millions of hours you spend doing those activities.  If you consider that PE only requires roughly 150 hours of his boy scouts experience, and the usual boy scout may spend over 300 hours..... you have PLENTY of hours to call some of them PE and other hours extra curricular without double dipping. But look at it from another perspective.  I took...
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Guest — Saprina
My son has been in Boy Scouts for over 2.5 years and is about to get his Eagle. Thankfully, I do not yet have to figure out how t... Read More
Friday, 03 August 2012 09:25
Guest — Lee
Hi Judy, Yes, it works for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Royal Rangers, and all sort of other experiences! Blessings, Lee... Read More
Friday, 09 October 2009 15:38
Guest — Judy
Thanks. My son is in Royal Rangers. It is simialr to Boy Scouts in some ways, but it is through our church. Men work with the b... Read More
Friday, 09 October 2009 15:32
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The Good News about Scouting!

The Good News about Scouting!
If your child enjoys being part of Boy Scouts, consider yourself blessed!   Scouting can be one of THE ABSOLUTE BEST things you can do for college! If your child is working toward an Eagle Scout, it can almost guarantee success.  Every single thing you do in scouting is educational and can be put on the transcript somewhere. Usually I see the hours spent with Boy Scouts recorded as PE.  All of the camping and hiking...
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Guest — Christy
This is terrific information! My son is working on Eagle as well. I have already looked at how admissions officers luv them...but ... Read More
Wednesday, 26 August 2009 04:57
Guest — Julie
There is a great Yahoo group -- ScoutSchool -- that discusses integrating Scouting into school. It's amazing how quickly the cred... Read More
Tuesday, 25 August 2009 18:01
Guest — GInny
I never thought about giving my son PE credit for his Scouting adventures. He is currently working on his Eagle at 15yo. He volunt... Read More
Tuesday, 25 August 2009 13:48
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Homeschool Lessons from Nature: Bunnies Reproduce like Rabbits!

Homeschool Lessons from Nature: Bunnies Reproduce like Rabbits!
In the 9 years I have lived in the city, this is the first year I have seen bunny in the neighborhood.  Until this year.  In the spring I saw my first.  Then another about a week later.  Now I see a several a day, sometimes needing to avoid hitting them when I back the car out of the garage.   In fact, did you know that a group of rabbits is called a herd?   I...
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Homeschool Organized Sports - Why Bother?

Homeschool Organized Sports - Why Bother?
When we were homeschooling, my children were involved in organized sports.  Every fall we did recreational soccer.  Every summer the boys were involved in recreational summer swim league.  When they were younger, there was also baseball in the spring.  What good is all that activity?When you are homeschooling high school, all those sports activities can be counted as physical education.  Count the hours they spend in organized sports;  both practice and attending games.  When they have...
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Guest — J W
Anyone wanting to know more about the link between movement and learning can check out this book: Smart Moves: Why Learning Is No... Read More
Tuesday, 06 January 2009 09:42
Guest — J W
If nothing else, a walk around the neighborhood can do wonders, and it's cheaper than anything I can think of. We're blessed arou... Read More
Tuesday, 06 January 2009 07:34
Guest — Lee
Hi Christy, Absolutely! College in general want to see academics, volunteer work, and leadership. But the military also wants to... Read More
Monday, 05 January 2009 15:59
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More School in Less Time!

More School in Less Time!
Audrey asks:How do you balance what you feel they need to know and do with what they feel they want to know and do? There are not enough hours in the day!This question is actually TWO questions!Q1: How can you get more hours in your day? To some extent, homeschoolers will ALWAYS feel like there aren't enough hours in the day!  It's part of parenting, and even more a part of homeschooling.  There are some things...
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Guest — J W
KISS - keep it simple, sweetheart! By the time my students graduate, I want them to: Be able to write a well-structured essay H... Read More
Thursday, 20 November 2008 14:32
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Must Do, May Do and Can't Stop Doing!

Must Do, May Do and Can't Stop Doing!
At this time of the year, friends are discussing their curriculum choices for next year. I have been asked by several people what we used during the high school years. Every child is unique, of course, but here is a snapshot of our freshman year:These are the things I made them do: American Literature & Composition (Sonlight 100) American History (Sonlight 100) Biology with Lab (Apologia) Algebra 1 (Jacob's Algebra) Fine Arts 1: American Art (art...
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Guest — J W
Must do - I made my shopping list for the WHO convention, and I'm not even going to think about it until the materials arrive on m... Read More
Wednesday, 04 June 2008 15:55
Guest — Lee
So many people have been talking about Notgrass! I think I'll have to look at that book at the curriculum fair. It's become very... Read More
Sunday, 01 June 2008 19:45
Guest — My Twenty Cents Keeps Moving
My son is in 8th grade next year so we are getting ready to get ready for high school. We are using Apologia's 8th grade science ... Read More
Sunday, 01 June 2008 18:15
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