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Guiding Your Students Toward Their Goals

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This month I want to talk about how to guide our children toward their passions, callings, and visions the Lord is beginning to reveal to them in their lives.  If you read that sentence thinking, “My middle/high schooler doesn’t have a CLUE what his or her vision, passion, or calling is!  How can I guide […]

Supplemental Resource for U.S. History: Widow of Gettysburg by Jocelyn Green

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Beginning my 20th year as a homeschooler, I find all too often that I am the one who is in need of a curriculum change, not my children.  One way I prefer to “shake things up” is by including some additional reading and literature resources to our base curriculum.  Recently, I was introduced to Jocelyn […]

Transcripts for High School (Part Two)–Crediting Unusual Courses and Graduation Ideas

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Crediting Unusual Courses Above and beyond the normal academic courses students take lies a myriad of elective classes–limitless for homeschoolers! Do you have a student taking ballet? Drafting? Computer language/batch encoding?  Helping to remodel a room/section of your home?  Landscaping?  Film Making?  Writing a blog?  Desiring to learn how to provide regular service maintenance on […]

Transcripts for High School (Part One) – Where to Begin?

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The end of the school year often signals the end of the chaos that sometimes ensues in our homeschooling adventures.  For homeschoolers looking at high school in the fall, it can be a bit overwhelming thinking about high school transcripts, curriculum, and making sure you help your student plan courses to complement the career goals […]

Marie’s Words {A Review}

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Introduction Marie’s Words is a 550 piece flash card set geared towards helping children with learning vocabulary and definitions proven to help increase SAT and GRE scores. This new approach to learning uses three different mnemonic methods: Word-in-a-Word, pictoral, and compare/contrast. Benefits of Marie’s Words It can be used from ages 5 and up. This […]

Homeschool Notebooking {At All Levels}

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WELCOME to my summer blog series: Homeschool Methods & Approaches  Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday throughout the months of June and July, you will hear from several different homeschool bloggers about the methods and approaches they use to teach their child(ren). It is my hope that you gain insight, encouragement, and confidence by reading what […]

Balloon Blow Up Science Experiment

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I wanted to share with you all one of my families favorite science experiments! One nice thing about this experiment is that it is perfect for multiple ages. Summary: Vinegar is placed in a soda bottle and a baking soda filled balloon is attached. The mixing of the baking soda and vinegar results in the […]

GUEST POST: 4 Tips For Preparing Your Homeschooled Child For College

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By Guest Writer, Nadia Jones If you’ve homeschooled your children their entire lives, since they were in kindergarten up until they were teenagers, you know from first-hand experience what an incredibly rewarding experience it can be to guide your children through their foundational education. Now, however, your child is approaching her final years of her […]