High School

Teaching Writing in Your Homeschool ~ Includes G+ Hangout

Teaching Writing in Your Homeschool ~ Includes G+ Hangout

When my children were younger I didn’t worry too much about formal writing with them. As middle school rolled in for my oldest, I knew I needed to begin spending quality focus time on her writing skills. Teaching writing in your homeschool can be a daunting task, mostly because writing can be a very subjective(…)

More

SAT Overhaul

SAT Overhaul

The College Board announced this month that there is a major SAT Overhaul coming for the spring 2016. The full specifications of the exam along with extensive samples for each section will be available on April 16, 2014. In an article from the New York Times on March 6th, 2014 you can find out The(…)

More

Pinterest Help for Homeschooling High School

Pinterest Help for Homeschooling High School

Pinterest has become my virtual filing cabinet.  I used to struggle with holding on to Internet links for a later date.  From scraps of paper to notebooks, to endless tabs and favorites on my computer, no system was working.  In walks Pinterest and boom!  I now have a photo rich filing system for all things(…)

More

5 Internet Safety Tips for Teens

5 Internet Safety Tips for Teens

In this age of technology it is increasingly important to be mindful of what new concerns the technology may bring. Recently I talked about teens and texting, both Reasons To Limit Your Teens Texting and Ways to Limit Your Teens Texting. Now I want to offer up some Internet Safety Tips for Teens. During our(…)

More

A Teen Writer’s Fiction Proofreading Checklist

A Teen Writer’s Fiction Proofreading Checklist

As my children get older I find it very difficult to grade their writing.  The written word can be so subjective.  To help not only myself, but my children as well, to be more methodical and critical of their own written works, I created checklists.  This is my Fiction Proofreading Checklist.   As I previously(…)

More

How to Earn College Credit in High School

How to Earn College Credit in High School

High school is an exciting time for families as they prepare to complete the home schooling journey and launch their children into college success. But it can also be an anxious season, as parents wonder how to get their children into universities and make sure that their kids are truly prepared for the rigors of(…)

More

Plan Your High School Electives ~ FREE PRINTABLE PACK

Plan Your High School Electives ~ FREE PRINTABLE PACK

Since entering the homeschool high school years with my first child, I have done a lot of research and learning.  There are so many things to think about and so many options to choose from! Breaking things down into more manageable steps can help to keep the process from feeling totally overwhelming.  Today I want(…)

More

Time Management for Teens

Time Management for Teens

Entering high school has brought many changes about for my teenager.  One of the big changes is the need for teaching time management for teens to her.  It is an important life skill she will need not only in high school and college, but in the workplace and at home in her adult life. For(…)

More

5 Study Tips That Will Help You Learn More Effectively

5 Study Tips That Will Help You Learn More Effectively

If you are serious about your studies then you will want to do everything you can to get the most out of your education. Learning is a huge investment of your time and money, commit to making the most out of your studies and use these five study tips to help you maximize your learning experience. 1.(…)

More

5 Ways To Limit Your Teens Texting Time

5 Ways To Limit Your Teens Texting Time

In my previous post I gave 5 Reasons To Limit Your Teens Texting Time. Now to go beyond just saying you need to limit their texting time I would like to offer 5 Ways To Limit Your Teens Texting Time. 1. Have a Central Store and Charge Location Our Central Store and Charge Location is(…)

More

How I Teach Homeschool High School Fine Arts

How I Teach Homeschool High School Fine Arts

Here in New York State we have pretty strict homeschool regulations. In order to homeschool high school you have to meet a certain number of credit hours in specific subjects. For Fine Arts which includes things like music, art, and theater we are required to have 1 Unit (credit hour) which is the equivalent of(…)

More

How I Teach Homeschool High School History

How I Teach Homeschool High School History

In the elementary years I always taught science and history with lots of hands on activities. History was always done in Unit Study format with topics like the Civil War, Ancient Egypt, the Olympics, New York State History, Geography, Presidents and many more. Now that we have entered the years where I have to teach(…)

More

Back to Top