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Homeschooling Curriculum - Upper Level Math

Homeschooling Curriculum - Upper Level Math
>>>>Karen asked me what my family used for upper math. Every family is different, of course, but I described what worked for us.<<<<Karen,We used Saxon Advanced Math with DIVE CDs and it was very successful. Advanced Math is supposed to be a 1-1/2 year program that includes Pre-Calc and the bulk of formal geometry, but since my son had already had Geometry before switching to Saxon, we figured he could skip those lessons. He did it...
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Homeschool Records - The best record keeping ever!

Homeschool Records - The best record keeping ever!
My client this week uses the best record keeping I've ever seen! She had her daughter keep a computer log of every moment she spent in every class. The excel spreadsheet for English has a line that says: 11/3/06 read "The Giver" 75 minutes, for example. Her "Voice" spreadsheet says how many minutes she spent each day practicing vocal techniques and taking lessons. She has spreadsheets for ever single course, and has the minutes spent on...
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Home School Education - Homeschooling Grandmothers Unite!

Home School Education - Homeschooling Grandmothers Unite!
Joyce in Maine wrote to me today:"Thank you!! we are late to homeschooling. I am a grandparent of an 11th grader who is now raising her. Our decision to home was just made this week and we are doing ok, but floundering around at times. My daughter (her aunt) homeschools her kids and has been an enormous help. I have found your letter to have some really great stuff in it. We want her to go...
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Joyce,You won't regret your decision! I am also homeschooling my two teen grandkids. We started when each one was in the middle of... Read More
Thursday, 25 October 2007 06:18
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Home School Education - Need Help Finding a College?

Home School Education - Need Help Finding a College?
It's hard to have a high school Junior! Even when they want to go to college, they sometimes lack motivation to research the possibilities. There is a new website designed to help. Seattle PI reporter Amy Rolph writes "A new Web site was introduced with the intended purpose of making it easier for the next class of freshmen to pick the right college." Read her article here, or go directly to the U-CAN website and see...
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Homeschool Grading in the News!

Homeschool Grading in the News!
The Harvard Crimson In a Class of Their Own How did this homeschooler get into Harvard? He explains in this article. "My mom wrote out exhaustive transcripts for us. Every class we took and what the class consisted of. It wouldn't just say 'English.' It was what texts we used and how the grade was determined." The Washington Post Giving Proper Credit To Home-Schooled "Home-school networks also have proliferated, offering group classes, organized sports, debate clubs...
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Tips for Homeschooling Teens

Tips for Homeschooling Teens
Children learn all the time, even when we aren't looking - and even over summer! You might want to "pre-test" your children in some subject areas before you start school next year. For example, Spelling Power offers a placement test for their program, and you can check their spelling level at the beginning of each year, to make sure they are learning something new. In most math books, the first chapter or two is review. You...
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Homeschooling Curriculum - Tip for Parents New the High School

Homeschooling Curriculum - Tip for Parents New the High School
1. Read a book: For beginners I recommend "Curriculum Manual for Junior and Senior High" by Cathy Duffy, and "Homeschoolers' College Admission Handbook" by Cafi Cohen. 2. Take a class: Do a Google search for your state and the words "homeschool convention." Go to the convention and take classes on high school. You may find a support group that will have an expert speak on the subject. 3: Get some help: Contact a veteran homeschooler with...
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