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Junior High is Training Time for Parents

Junior High is Training Time for Parents
Junior High is Training Time for Parents Junior High is a great time for both homeschool parents and their students to get ready to homeschool high school! During 6th, 7th and 8th grade, parents should be spending time learning how to homeschool high school. Take classes on homeschooling high school at a convention or online convention, read books on how to homeschool high school, and visit the College Board® website to check out their college prep plan.In...
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New Resource for Homeschool Middle School

New Resource for Homeschool Middle School
Homeschool Middle School, junior high, 7th and 8th grade.  What to do, what to do?My husband recently created a category on my blog JUST for parents of middle school students!  You can read all the blog posts in my middle school category. You're reading my blog, so you obviously know how to find it online.  But did you know you can search my blog for answers?  There is a search box toward the top of my...
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Why Homeschool Junior High?

Why Homeschool Junior High?
Junior high is your training ground.  For parents, junior high has two purposes.  First, it's a time to learn how to high school, taking classes and reading books that will prepare you for the task ahead.  Like reading "What to Expect When you are Expecting" the learning process should be both fun and educational for you.  The second purpose is to practice high school record-keeping skills.  That way nothing will come as a surprise, and you...
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Guest — Lee
Tonya, depression is serious business, and not to be taken lightly. Watch carefully, because it can be made worse by public schoo... Read More
Monday, 26 August 2013 08:59
Guest — Tonya
My daughter is depressed and wants to go to Public School. Please pray for me to get her back on track and find a few friends. We ... Read More
Saturday, 24 August 2013 15:21
Guest — Audri
What a timely post. Reading your words gave me just the encouragement I needed. We are wrapping up 6th grade in some subjects, b... Read More
Tuesday, 03 April 2012 11:53
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Homeschool Records: From Zero To Binder Queen in 6 Seconds

Homeschool Records:  From Zero To Binder Queen in 6 Seconds
Hello,I joined your site recently and have only received two of the 5 part e-mail. I am anxious to read on. You have been a wealth of information to me and have eased my mind tremendously. I have a seventh grader and am not a record keeper. Administrative tasks, just thinking about them, have me breaking out in hives. I'm gifted and creative in the area of teaching and putting together our course of action, but...
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Guest — Katherine
Hi Lee, Organization is not easy for me and portable file boxes have been a life saver. I have a box for each child's school yea... Read More
Saturday, 07 February 2009 04:06
Guest — Lee
Hi Robin, Here is a link to the article: Read More
Friday, 06 February 2009 15:51
Guest — Robin E.
Lee, I recall an article of yours somewhere about tubs, binders, and another method of record keeping, but now I can't seem to fin... Read More
Friday, 06 February 2009 15:31
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Is your 7th grader doing high school work?

Is your 7th grader doing high school work?
Any high school level work can be put on a transcript.  If your Junior High student is using a high school textbook, then consider beginning their high school transcript.  Frequently a foreign language or math course will be given high school credits.  Algebra 1 or French 1 would be a perfect addition to a high school transcript, as long as you used a high school level textbook.  Any curriculum that says "for grades 9 through 12"...
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Guest — J W
Well now this begs the question - if at the CAT test my 5th grade child scores at high school graduate level in just about every s... Read More
Monday, 21 July 2008 19:37
Guest — My Twenty Cents Keeps Moving
Thanks-- that helps alot! ~Leslie
Sunday, 20 July 2008 16:03
Guest — Lee
Leslie, Yes, I would list the classes by completion date. It's easier that way! You can just say "Algebra 1" under 8th grade. Y... Read More
Saturday, 19 July 2008 18:35
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Practice Makes Perfect!

Practice Makes Perfect!
I tell people that they should start "practicing high school" in 7th grade. I forget that even "practice" can be stressful. I've been taking an accounting class for my business (and hating every minute of it!) I was sitting there feeling completely overwhelmed, wondering how I was ever going to become knowledgeable enough to do this job! Then it dawned on me that I felt this exact same way when my kids were in 7th grade!...
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