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Come Watch Me at WATCH!

Come Watch Me at WATCH!
Please come to the WATCH convention this Friday and Saturday.  Last night I wrapped my give-away basket.  This time I'm calling it "A Moment of Peace at the Beach" because it includes a beach bag, flip flops, beach towel, bamboo mat, journal, bottle cooler, and lemonade.  It's really neat looking!  I would love for you to come and see me at my booth!   To register to win, I only need your name, email, and cell phone...
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Homeschool 911

Homeschool 911
I got a panicky call today - not unusual.  It started out normal, but when I explained that I had one appointment available in August, but the other openings were all in September - this mom was suddenly in full panic mode!There are times when you have a TRUE emergency, like a natural disaster, fire, or theft.  If that's the case, please let me know!  Like a doctor who takes emergency patients in between routine physicals,...
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Guest — Lee
Hi Melinda, The "emergency" mom I was working with was NOT already a client, she was just turning to me because of her crisis. Sh... Read More
Sunday, 27 July 2008 17:46
Guest — Melinda
Same here. I kept all my daughters records on my palm calendar. Everything is now erased and I need to rebuild as best I can. V... Read More
Saturday, 26 July 2008 08:25
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Is your 7th grader doing high school work?

Is your 7th grader doing high school work?
Any high school level work can be put on a transcript.  If your Junior High student is using a high school textbook, then consider beginning their high school transcript.  Frequently a foreign language or math course will be given high school credits.  Algebra 1 or French 1 would be a perfect addition to a high school transcript, as long as you used a high school level textbook.  Any curriculum that says "for grades 9 through 12"...
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Guest — J W
Well now this begs the question - if at the CAT test my 5th grade child scores at high school graduate level in just about every s... Read More
Monday, 21 July 2008 19:37
Guest — My Twenty Cents Keeps Moving
Thanks-- that helps alot! ~Leslie
Sunday, 20 July 2008 16:03
Guest — Lee
Leslie, Yes, I would list the classes by completion date. It's easier that way! You can just say "Algebra 1" under 8th grade. Y... Read More
Saturday, 19 July 2008 18:35
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Write it Down!

Write it Down!
I've had questions from parents on whether their high school age kids who are doing remedial work in a subject should get credit for it on their transcript.  Remember: kids in public school get things put on their transcript when they are in high school, whether it's above or below grade level.  Don't put your own kids at a disadvantage because they aren't at grade level in every subject.Write it down!
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Why Create your own Transcript?

Why Create your own Transcript?
Retain your status as an independent homeschooler Maintain complete control over your student's academic record. Provide the documentation that colleges need from all applicants. Save TONS of money!Remember, you don't need to pay a transcript or accreditation service thousands of dollars to create a homeschool transcript for you. You can do it at home on your computer. I can teach you how. Visit my website for more information.
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Where Credit is Due....

Where Credit is Due....
Little known fact:  I only graded 1/2 of our homeschool classes.  It's true that I put a grade next to every course on their transcript, but I only actually gave test grades on math, foreign language, and science.  Little known secret:  I only graded those classes because my curriculum choices provided a test!  There are ways to provide a grade without giving a test!  Don't feel like you have to change the way you "do" your...
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Guest — Lee
Dear Sharon, Sometimes a job doing physically hard work can be just the ticket to motivate a child. Good idea! I like the math p... Read More
Thursday, 22 May 2008 12:48
Guest — Sharon
I guess accreditation is not really that important to me. More of just 'are we done yet'? I always figured I'd graduate my boys t... Read More
Thursday, 22 May 2008 08:37
Guest — Lee
Hi Sharon, Accreditation can weigh heavily on homeschoolers. Did you know, though, that there are public and private schools tha... Read More
Wednesday, 21 May 2008 05:37
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Professional Child Raisers!

Professional Child Raisers!
This morning on the opinion page of our newspaper was this quote: "As my wife is fond of saying, our son was raised by dozens of Professionals (mostly teachers) and two amateurs." (Seattle PI "Band Teacher hit all the right notes" Guest Columnist Bob Roseth) I was SO shocked by that quote! They are saying that not only are school teachers professional educators" but they are also "professional child raisers!" Yikes! I believe that homeschooling parents...
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Guest — Lee
Hi Sharon, Yes, it's true, LOL! Blessings, Lee
Tuesday, 13 May 2008 10:39
Guest — Sharon
LOL I can just hear the indignation coming through your words! (big smile)
Tuesday, 13 May 2008 10:14
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