Day 26: High School Tip – Share the Teaching Load

Have your high school students teach their younger siblings! We homeschooling moms know how much we learn when we teach, our students will find that they do too. Not only does this help to lighten the teaching load, but it teaches the elder brother or sister responsibility. When the older student teaches it reinforces what…

Day 24: High School Tip – For the College-bound Homeschooler

Not all colleges have the same entrance requirements for homeschoolers. Some schools require SAT II tests in the major subject areas or 2 classes in an accredited institution for entrance. Others want a detailed syllabus for each class taken throughout high school. Universities may require other hoops for the home schooled senior to jump through….

Day 22: High School Tip – Tailor Your Student’s Education

The beauty of homeschooling is that we don’t have to fit into the public school system’s box!┬áBut sometimes we forget how freeing this fact is and how it can make our student’s high school experience extraordinary! In Florida, the requirements in high school are no different from┬áthe elementary grades – an annual evaluation and an…

Day 7: Homeschooling Tip – Participate in a Science Fair

Participate in science fair. The scientific method encourages logical and strategic thinking processes. The reporting is far different from writing an essay or a research paper and worthy of practice – especially if your student is strong in math and science. The behavioral studies can be fascinating. Perhaps a student could do a study proving…

Day 5: Homeschooling Tip – Let Your Words Edify

Keep your students challenged in the areas of their strength, identify their weaknesses, but don’t demoralize your children. There is a tricky balance between working at improving areas of weakness and focusing so much on them that your student feels like a failure. I found my responses had a very profound impact on my children’s…

High School Homeschooling Tip of the Day (Oct 29th)

What do you want to accomplish in your child’s life before they leave home? When our oldest daughter went into the 9th grade, my husband made me look at the time we had left with our children (the other two were just a couple of years behind her), and asked what we would like to…

High School Homeschooling Tip of the Day (Oct 27th)

Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33 Put first things first. That is the tip for today. This morning I have been rushing around, running late, because I made poor choices last night with my time. I did not put first things first. That…