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Homeschool Credit for Special Courses

Homeschool Credit for Special Courses
If you’re struggling to evaluate your student’s courses, and how to assign credit, you’re not alone!  A lot of parents have a particularly hard time figuring out how to evaluate special courses, such as the culinary or fine arts.  One approach is to think of all the different skills that your child demonstrates. In culinary arts, sometimes people come up with things like shopping, meal planning, and menu creation. Other times people will list general skill...
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Guest — J W
Whinemaking! Just kidding! Seriously: Equine Behavior and Training (which culminated in horsemanship certification at camp) A... Read More
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Course Descriptions for Fun Stuff

Course Descriptions for Fun Stuff
I often get questions about how to create real classes for unusual interests like writing music for movies.  How do you create classes for fun?  More importantly, how do you write a boring course description about fascinating non-classroom learning? My Gold Care Club member asked for me to look over her course descriptions.  When I saw this one, I flipped!  This is just WONDERFUL, and a great example of how to take a student's interest and...
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I'm so glad I came across this course description. This is what my 9th grader would like to do. He has the chance to go to a wee... Read More
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 04:21
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Lee is always happy to help, Heidi! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
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Does your heart leap for joy? Then count your music credits!

Does your heart leap for joy? Then count your music credits!
Psalm 28:7The LORD is my strength and my shield;  my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped.  My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song.Have you looked at your homeschool and screamed "HELP!"  In my homeschooling high school mini-course, I asked parents to tell me their biggest question about homeschooling high school.   It's common for me to see a one word, panic-filled cry, "Help!" My mission is to help...
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Passion Ebbs and Flows

Passion Ebbs and Flows
Identifying passion in your children is hard – even when they are standing still.  It's even more difficult when you realize that their passionate interests and pursuits will ebb and flow over time.  Like driftwood floating in the tide, sometimes it appears to be coming to shore, and other times it seems to be going out to sea!  Our children don't ever seem to stand still, and even their interests are a moving target.Now that my...
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The one label I hate the most is, "Quitter." I'm glad my parents never stuck it on me. They just said I had to have at least one... Read More
Friday, 30 January 2009 06:21
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Homeschoolers and Fine Arts

Homeschoolers and Fine Arts
What do homeschoolers do for fine arts?Some homeschoolers play bluegrass music!  Check this out from one of my clients.  Wowwweee!  Can you believe that at one point she was thinking that their music had nothing to do with school?  When she sent me this video of their performance, I reminded her again that her kids could get a whole high school credit of music each year, just for playing music that they love!What do YOUR teenagers...
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For fun? Well, my kids aren't teens yet, so I hope you don't mind. Child #1 - knits and crochets - often making up her own patte... Read More
Wednesday, 10 September 2008 16:25
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Here in Washington State, your child doesn't even have to actually make or perform anything, unless the college of choice requires... Read More
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