Homeschool Articles

Four Steps to Creating an Official High School Transcript

Regardless as to where you are right now on your homeschool journey, looking ahead at preparing for those daunting college applications is prudent. Creating an official high school transcript seems like a herculean task……along with planning coursework and being sure your homeschooler meets your state’s graduation requirements. Deep breath!  Broken down into easy manageable tasks, we can get that transcript in place. Here’s how:

3 Tips for Reducing Screen Time in Your Homeschool + 2 Reasons to NOT!

I’ve noticed there’s a debate in the homeschool community on screen time. Do we reduce it? Do we not? Do we let the kids go full force in tech? Or do we let them dabble until we’re ready to let go of the reins?

Staying on Top of Math in the Summer

If your family is like many other families, you all are looking forward to the break that summer tends to offer.  The days less filled with must do curriculum, co-ops, projects, and the like.  Summer often represents fun in the sunshine.  This is true in our home too even though we pretty much homeschool year-round.  My daughters look forward to the lighter schedule.  Our summer days consist mostly of reading, math, and interested based projects. Math is the only of the three that resembles school to them in the summer even though I try to mix it up and make it more fun.

Five Fun Ways to Prevent the Summer Slide

As the calendar settles comfortably on June,  the freedom of lazy summer days beckons. And who doesn’t anticipate with happiness glorious schedule-free weeks to laze and play? Many families typically break from the academic pressure and curriculum checklists of the school year during summer months. For some kids, however, summer means lack of practice where vital language and math skills are concerned.  This is often known as the “summer slide”. Summer break can be valuable for maintaining these skills,  “catching up,” or even getting a jump start on September. And some of these activities may even be fun! In order to stop what some call “learning loss” during summer, here are a few “smart ideas:”

Tips for Homeschooling Your Special Needs Child

Do you have a special needs child that you are homeschooling? Kudos to you for being dedicated to your child’s education. Homeschooling a special needs child comes with special considerations, but the end rewards will be worth it. If you plan on homeschooling your special needs child, keep these tips in mind.


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