Senior Year Hail Mary Play for College

Bad Things Can Happen “The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray” ~ Robert Burns When you start homeschooling, you don’t plan on having a health crisis or family trauma, but bad things can happen to good homeschoolers.  We are not immune from difficulty just because our children are counting on us. …

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How to Set Up a Space for Homeschooling

As we plan for or get settled into the new school year, it is a good time to think about how to set up your homeschooling space. This can vary widely from family to family. It can depend on many factors such as your philosophy of homeschooling, how many children you are working with, and …

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Applying to College as a Homeschooler, Part Three

This post originally appeared on Kolbe.org and is used with permission. Applying to College as a Homeschooler, Part One Applying to College as a Homeschooler, Part Two The College Application in Parts – The Parent Letter of Reference and The Transcript As I pointed out in the first post of this series about applying to …

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Applying to College as a Homeschooler, Part Two

This article originally appeared on Kolbe.org and is used with permission. Miss Part One? Read it here: Applying to College as a Homeschooler, Part One Part 2: The College Application in Parts (1/3) – Standardized Tests and The Outside Letter of Reference Standardized Tests When evaluating a college application, an experienced admissions committee knows that …

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Applying to College as a Homeschooler, Part One

The post Applying to College as a Homeschooler first appeared on the Kolbe Academy  blog. Part 1: The College Application as a Whole – Seeing the Big Picture Introduction Applying to college can be daunting, to say the least. I am the homeschooling father of nine children, but that’s not the main reason you should …

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Should You Homeschool High School?

As I’m sure you know, many homeschooling families put their children into “regular” high schools. Here are a few things to consider from the college prep perspective if you are thinking about homecshooling high school. Homeschooled students are welcome Nearly every college accepts homeschooled students. If your transcript is unaccredited, there are a few schools, …

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How Morning Meetings Can Help Your Homeschool

There is a simple strategy that can cure many homeschool woes. This one thing can help you get math done, find balance at home, eliminate cheating and slacking off, help children learn science, prevent burnout, and help you make real progress throughout the whole school year. How can this happen? Hold a morning meeting. You …

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Five New Year’s Resolutions for Homeschooling Moms

Are there areas of homeschooling life that have been weighing you or your family down since the start of the school year in the fall? January provides an opportunity to have a fresh start. Here are a few New Year’s Resolutions for Homeschooling Moms that may help life go better.   1)      Be Kind to …

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How to Teach Public Speaking

When I was a girl, the homeschool group in Williamsburg/James City County and Charles City Counties in Virginia decided that it would be a good idea to have an annual “Speech Meet.” The idea was that homeschool students needed an opportunity to practice speaking in front of an audience—and why not have the children each …

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Help Your Child Make Gratitude an Everyday Habit

Being grateful is easy to do and has amazing benefits. As homeschooling parents you can help your children bring this powerful tool into their lives. Research indicates that gratitude can heal, energize, and change lives. It’s almost impossible to be grateful and unhappy in the same instant. Gratitude is a route to finding peace and …

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