Rosie on facebook calls it her "rock garden." I loved that!
"That's how I start the year,starting with the larger rocks and adding the smaller ones, once the large once are in their place. It may take two to three weeks before the "rock" garden is set." ~ Rosie
Kathy and Debby shared their perspective on the small things - the pebbles and sand that distract us from the big rocks.
"I've got my big rocks in place today. Not sure I'll get past the pebbles, but I am REALLY glad to have those rocks taken care of.~ Kathy"Thanks for the reminder. I tend to favor the "sand," frittering away the time, and then, there's no room left for the huge boulder that has been staring at me all day!" ~ Debby
Wondering how to figure out the big stones from the pebbles? Some days it seems character qualities need to be front and center. Other days it's math and science (especially when thinking ahead to college). Then there's communication...written (composition) and spoken (speech, debate). Then I realize I've neglected how to grocery shop, cook, and balance the checkbook/ budgeting. That's when I start to freak out and throw my hands up in the air!
Lee, your advice is excellent. I do core bible, language arts, and math first; every day. Science and history rotates for younger, science each day and rotate with history for older. It works so well. Free time is such a reward for my dear children 8-).
"Old-fashioned" homeschooling is still your best bet for growing passionate learners! You can learn how to homeschool independently and take your life back. Instead of a "one-size-fits-all" assembly line education, choose the freedom to teach your children at their pace and consistent with your values. Pursue happiness while homeschooling, instead of pursuing the busyness so common in our society.
With the occurrence of the pandemic, many colleges have gone to being 'test optional' or 'test blind'. But what does that really mean? And, does it affect your chances at scholarships if you don't take those high school college admission tests?
First, let's clarify what these terms mean by getting
Visiting colleges is an important step in determining where your child will apply. It shows colleges that you are interested in coming to their school. With college visits, you'll want to have prepared some questions in advance that will give you information you can't find online or in their view-books. Ask open-ended questions to, hopefully, engage in meaningful conversation.
It's fall of senior year and you and your child are sitting down to submit college applications. Of course, your job will be much easier if the homeschool transcript is done. Even if your transcript looks great on paper, it can be confusing to figure out what to include on a homeschool transcript when you are filling out college applications. Let me