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Can You Stop Now? Take this Quick Quiz!

Can You Stop Now? Take this Quick Quiz!
Can You Stop Now? Take this Quick Quiz! Maybe you should just finish up the school year by having a popcorn party. It's fast and fun, and a great way to stop one year and take a break before starting up again.Finishing School with The Popcorn Party PlanNot everyone should stop during the summer, but maybe YOU need to stop this summer.  So take the quiz and figure out what is REALLY the best option for...
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Choose Peace

Choose Peace
Are you the parent scrambling frantically to finish every problem in every book before you can relax for the summer?  I encourage you to focus on "choosing peace."  Look at each thing you are trying to finish. Does it need to be done?  If you are 80% done with the book, that should be enough.  Public schools finish 80% to finish the subject, and so can you.Does it impact your mental health?  Weigh the pros and...
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Guest — J W
Wow, glad to hear I'm on the right track. We had various things happen throughout the school year, and I had to tell myself not t... Read More
Friday, 29 June 2012 08:27
Guest — Laura
Lee, Finding your site was an answer to prayer. The kids and I have literally been "scrambling" to finish out the year. We still n... Read More
Friday, 29 June 2012 07:20
Guest — Lois
We were wrestling with this very issue. I needed jr. grades on the transcript NOW to enroll in dual courses. "Mom, I'm not done!" ... Read More
Friday, 29 June 2012 06:46
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Summertime Fun with Record-keeping

Summertime Fun with Record-keeping
Summertime Fun: Record-keepingIt’s summertime, and the living is… easy?  Probably not, if you’re a homeschool parent!  Now is the time to play catch-up. Summer provides an opportunity to work on all those tasks you’ve put off throughout the school year.  Little things such as cleaning out the closet under the stairs, or planning a visit to grandparents in another state.  Summertime is also a great opportunity to catch up on homeschool tasks that you’ve put off...
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Summertime Reading, Planning, and More

Summertime Reading, Planning, and More
Summer is a great time to compile your student’s reading list, in preparation for college applications.  A reading list is simply a list of books your child has read, including title and author.  Often requested by colleges, and sometimes useful for scholarship applications, reading lists are an important part of your student’s high school record.  Include books you have assigned your children to read over the summer, books they’ve used in their coursework, and books they...
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Guest — Lee
I listed the books on course descriptions when appropriate AND on the reading list. Some books are "just" for the reading list, b... Read More
Tuesday, 05 June 2012 11:39
Guest — Janet
Do you put required course readings in both the detailed course description and the reading list? Or, do you denote which course ... Read More
Saturday, 02 June 2012 10:35
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Homeschooling High School: When Should I Stop for Summer?

Homeschooling High School: When Should I Stop for Summer?
Summer break is important.  Homeschoolers don't usually  follow a regular school schedule, however.  How do you know  when to stop?  When does  being hardworking and persistent  become harmful?  At what point are you just hitting your head  against on the wall? I know that public schools do not finish textbooks so I am trying to decide what to do. I see that my son is burnt out. I think he is in summer mode now plus...
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Guest — Michelle Caskey
Good points, Lee. I like how you said, "When does being hardworking and persistent become harmful? At what point are you just hi... Read More
Friday, 11 July 2014 06:50
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Michelle, I think many homeschool moms would rather err on the side of "over achieving". That's why we have to be so careful to n... Read More
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 14:14
Guest — Jeff Thompson
It's also not necessarily true that a student must complete Algebra I before moving on to Geometry. We had one of our kids do Geom... Read More
Thursday, 23 May 2013 09:47
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