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Register for Draft at Age 18

Register for Draft at Age 18
A lot of changes take place at the end of high school. Kids graduate, earn a diploma, and go off to college or career. For men, there is one extra step. It is a US law that all men ages 18-25 must register for the selective service system, aka the dr...
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Homeschool Transcript - Strap on Your Auxiliary Brain!

Homeschool Transcript - Strap on Your Auxiliary Brain!


My son Kevin is a chess genius. When he was in high school, he was ranked second in state even though he never had a chess coach like the other kids. Instead of a coach, my husband purchased a high-powered chess program for his Palm Pilot, and he would play Kevin while using the chess program. We used to tease my husband that he was "strapping on his auxiliary brain" when he played with the chess computer in his hand.

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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 can see if your student really NEEDS the review. You can give the chapter one test on the first day of school, and if your child scores well, just skip chapter one, and move on to the chapter two test. Keep in mind that our goal isn't to "teach" something. Our goal is that our children learn something new - something they don't already know.

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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.

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