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Grading Homeschool PE and Occupational Education

Grading Homeschool PE and Occupational Education
For subjects like PE and Occupational Education - which often don't have a textbook - grading doesn't usually involve tests or written work. Are you wondering how to evaluate your child's learning without tests? Grading Homeschool PE and Occupational Education Grading homeschool PE and occupational education can be as simple as recognizing that your children are meeting your expectations, doing what is required, and completing their work. If they do, you can feel comfortable giving them an "A" for...
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Guest — Laurie Folino
Well said, Merry!!
Saturday, 07 March 2015 19:57
Guest — Tricia
Lee, what do you mean by Occupational Education? Is this the same as giving credit for working? Can you do that?
Thursday, 30 October 2014 18:24
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Tricia, It is the same! Read this blog post: Teaching Occupational Education in 5 Easy Steps Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar... Read More
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 09:12
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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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Can't Go Outside? Physical Education Inside the House

Can't Go Outside? Physical Education Inside the House
In this video, I share strategies for teaching homeschool PE when your students can't go outside. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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Rainy Day? How to Teach Homeschool PE Anyway!

Rainy Day?  How to Teach Homeschool PE Anyway!
Strategies for teaching homeschool PE, even on rainy days. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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Homeschool High School Seminar Questions

Homeschool High School Seminar Questions
Darcy asked me some followup questions after my homeschool high school seminar in Vancouver.  Here are the answers I provided.Can sign language count as a foreign language?Yes!  Most colleges will accept sign language as a foreign language.  It's always a good idea to ask the colleges you are looking at, to find out their specific policy, because it can vary.  However, most colleges that I have seen will accept American Sign Language and Latin (those are...
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Guest — J W
Having just gone through an entire year of horsey stuff... Riding - Physical Education, Social Studies (if exposed to the many di... Read More
Tuesday, 23 June 2009 14:08
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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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How do I Count PE?

How do I Count PE?
It probably depends on state law. If you have lenient laws, like Washington, it is the parent who determines what a credit is. I usually recommend that people count hours for PE, and decide how many hours they want to be one full credit. That is usually 120, 150, or 180 hours, depending on what the books you have read recommend <grin!> When counting hours, you can count ANYTHING THAT BREAKS A SWEAT. Many books say...
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