Homeschool Elementary Writing Curriculum -PreK - 3rd -




 Homeschool Elementary Writing curriculum and resources for preK through 3rd grade.  Handwriting homeschool curriculum resources are included.  Let your children learn to love writing with fun easy to do writing activities, like simple journal writing, with coloring.  This post may included affiliate links to products that we love and have used or would use in our own homeschool. Please see my disclosure  policy.  



My main focus for writing during the early elementary years was to help my daughter become comfortable with putting words on the page. And to learn to love writing.  The most important part of my teaching her writing was to remember to FUN!  To keep it child led.

Going from Homeschool to College in 6 Easy Steps



Summary:  Sharing 6 steps for going from homeschool to college, including college entrance requirements, transcripts, and sharing electives and activities with admissions. 



Does your high schooler want to go directly to a 4 year college?

When we were in the middle school years, my husband and I began thinking about the possibility of college for our daughter.  And I was nervous about approaching the colleges.

Homeschool High School with College in Mind -




Making a 4 year homeschool high school plan, with college entrance requirements, high school electives, and SAT or ACT testing schedule.  It is not hard to homeschool high school with college in mind.  


Are you homeschooling a teen and wondering about their chances of getting into the college of their choice?

Homeschool High School Diplomas and How to Get One




Summary: Finding a homeschool diploma for your homeschool high school graduate is not at all hard to do.  Sharing our favorite sources for just the right high school diploma for your grad. 


When we homeschool mamas graduated high school ourselves, we got a diploma made by our school.  They came from a local printing company I am sure.

Now for our homeschool grads, there are a lot of places to go to get a nicely printed diploma across the web.

Homeschool Preschool and K - Science and Nature Study -




Homeschooling preschool and kindergarten is all about learning from play, don't you think?  And there is nothing like simple nature study and hands-on science activities to teach the love of science to your little ones.


Our early homeschooling years were all about exploring new things with my daughter always asking tons of questions about everything.  Does that sound familiar?

Preschool or K - Frugal Homeschool Pre-Writing and Handwriting Activities




Summary:  Free homeschool preschool and kindergarten pre-writing activities, including fine motor games, plus frugal or free resources for handwriting. Plus games that help with grasp, too. Is your child ready to write?  Sharing from my OT days. 



The early years of preschool or kindergarten, are the perfect time to help your little ones develop their finger coordination (fine motor) skills to get ready for handwriting.

I suggest waiting on the handwriting lessons until your kids have solid small muscle skills and coordination.  But how do you help them develop those things?

There are so many fun ways to get their fine motor skills going strong.  Playing with small objects, like small legos and doing lots of arts and crafts activities are great ways to build fine motor coordination.

Playing with playdough or clay is a also great way to build up and strengthen the muscles of the hand and wrist.


Today, I'd like to share a bunch of easy to do pre-writing activities from my O.T. days, that will help your homeschooled kids to:

- Develop hand strength and build finger coordination
- Learn a mature grasp 
- Frugal and Free Resources for Handwriting

Let's start with the small muscle games.

It Is Really NOT that Hard to Homeschool High School -




It's not that hard to homeschool high school!  Really!  Homeschooling high school can give your teen a quality education.  And it does not have to replicate public school.  Be encouraged.


Are you homeschooling high school, or thinking about it for next year? 

Homeschool High School Social Studies - Frugal Resources



Summary:  Our homeschool social studies curriculum choices, with frugal or free ones in mind.  Our favorites for U.S. History, World Geography, and more.  Plus what the colleges want for social studies college entrance requirements.  Note - This post may included affiliate links to products that we love and have used or would use in our  own homeschool.#homeschoolhighschool #homeschoolsocialstudies. Please see my disclosure policy.


Are you starting to look around for social studies resources for your high schooler?

How To KNOW What Your Homeschooler Really Needs to Get Into College -



Summary:  Homeschooling to college just takes planning, but it takes more than just looking up the college entrance requirements for your teen.  This includes a free download on planning for college, and how to make a 4 year homeschool high school plan for your teen.  It is not hard for homeschoolers to get into college.  It just takes knowing the important steps needed for doing that.


There is a lot of information out there on college, aimed at homeschoolers.  But do they really know what homeschoolers need to get into college?

Homeschool Graduation Celebrations



Summary:  Homeschool high school graduation and ideas for how your might like to celebrate it.  Make your own simple family homeschool graduation celebration, or find out if your state has a homeschool graduation ceremony.  In addition, links to statewide homeschool proms are included.



Will you be graduating one of your teens this spring?  If so, are you thinking about doing a special family event, or are you looking for a graduation ceremony in your area?

Homeschool Elementary Spelling and Writing Curriculum and How We Used it in Our Homeschool -




Homeschool elementary spelling curriculum favorites, plus how we used them in our homeschool.  Curriculum reviews included plus tips for helping a struggling speller or homeschooling your 2e child.  Homeschool elementary writing curriculum discussed also.  Affiliate links may be included.




Are you looking for a solid spelling curriculum for your child?

Spelling is an important component to good writing, as you know.  But it can come very slowly to our young writers.  

Do you find that with your young writers, too?

Homeschool Phonics and Reading Curriculum - Explode the Code -



Teaching homeschool phonics to your homeschooled preschooler or elementary kid is not hard to do. Explode the Code homeschool phonics and reading curriculum is proven to improve your children's reading level.  



Are you looking for a good, easy-to-use, phonics program?  

How about a well-researched phonics program?  

Or are you looking for a way to help your child improve their reading and spelling skills?

Our Homeschool High School English Sequence and Curriculum Choices




Our favorite homeschool high school English curriculum and resources for our teen and how we put together our sequence for high school English in our homeschool.  Tips for those with college bound , too. This post may included affiliate links to products that we love and have used or would use in our  own homeschool. Please see my disclosure policy.



Are you looking around for new ideas for your teen's English next year?  We used a variety of curriculum for homeschooling high school English.  

Homeschool High School Frugal Career Exploration Elective - Help Your Teen Find Their Direction in Life





How can you help your homeschooled teen figure out what they want to do after graduation?  Taking a bit of career exploration can be a real help. Note - This post may included affiliate links to products that we love and have used or would use in our own homeschool. Please see my disclosure policy.


Are you homeschooling a high schooler who just doesn't know what they want to do after graduating?

This can be such a hard time for our teens.

Homeschool Handwriting Curriculum - Free and Frugal Resources -



Summary: A frugal approach to homeschool handwriting curriculum for homeschoolers and preschoolers, elementary kids using these free or frugal homeschool handwriting curriculum and resources.   This post may included affiliate links to products that we love and have used or would use in our  own homeschool. Please see my disclosure policy.


Do you have young ones who are ready to learn how to write?  

Do they show signs of eagerness like playing a lot with crayons, noticing letters and signs, or making lots of marks and shapes on paper?  Do they know the alphabet?

Our Frugal Homeschool High School Math Sequence and the SAT/ACT



Summary:  Our homeschool high school math curriculum choices and how we did our math sequence in high school.  How and when to plan for SAT or ACT testing depending on what math your teen has completed.  Tips for teens who are headed into a math related field and more.  Homeschooler tips for college testing included.


Math was something that my teen did everyday in our homeschool.  Especially during the high school years.  Is that how it goes in your house, too?

Homeschool High School Math - Teaching Textbooks vs. Monarch




Summary:  Homeschool high school math reviews of homeschool Saxon math, Oak Meadow, Teaching Textbooks math, and Switched On Schoolhouse math.  Find the homeschool math curriculum that is best for your dear teen. #homeschoolhighschoolmath  Note - This post may included affiliate links to products that we love and have used or would use in our  own homeschool. Please see my disclosure policy.


We used a variety of math curriculum for middle and high school.  We began the middle school years with Saxon Math, then later switched to Teaching Textbooks.

Homeschool High School English - How to Prepare Your Teen for College Writing -




How to prepare your homeschooled teen for college writing is really not that hard. I share how to prepare a homeschooled high schooler for college, and what was important in homeschool high school English.  Plus dealing with the College Application Essay as a homeschooler.  This post may included affiliate links to products that we love and have used or would use in our  own homeschool. Please see my disclosure policy.


This week was all about finishing up college writing assignments for my daughter. We had homeschooled her through high school and this was her first quarter in college.

How to Deal with College Applications and How High School Electives Can Help




Summary: How to deal with getting into college as a homeschooled teen.  What are the colleges looking for? You can showcase your student to college with their high school electives! This article may include affiliate links to homeschool high school curriculum or resources that we have used or love.  Please see my disclosure policy.  #gettingintocollege #collegeadmissions 


Are you concerned about your teen getting into college as a homeschooler?

Or are you stressing just in regards to the competition involved in college admissions?

Did you know that high school electives can be a real help in getting into college?

How Homeschooling Helped My Teen Get into College



Summary:  There really are many advantages of homeschooling high school that so helped our daughter get into college.  What she saw on campus showed that many things about homeschooling high school really helped her with college admissions, homeschooling to college, and also with work once she was there.  Homeschool to college success story.


This week we found out that my daughter made the Dean's List. She surprised us by doing that fall quarter of her first year at college, then again in the spring.  

Course Descriptions and Reference Letters for Homeschooling to College - -



 Summary:  Homeschooling high school to college is not that hard, especially when course descriptions and homeschool reference letters come along for  the ride.  Homeschooling high school record keeping is key to writing good course descriptions.  Reference letters show the colleges what your student is about, and that is important to college admissions.


This article is now a chapter in my new book.


Have you seen my NEW Complete Guide to college for homeschoolers yet? 





and 
Barnes and Noble $11.99



It lays out 10 easy steps for homeschool to college, and covers everything you need to help your teen get into the college of their choice, with 7 NEW chapters. Recommended by Lessa Scherrer, a certified college counselor and a homeschooling mama of 3.

Create your own unique and nurturing high school program for your teen and showcase their accomplishments to the colleges. 

The 17 Chapters include:

>Chapter 1 - How to Start Homeschooling if you are a Newbie
>Chapter 2 - 101 Reasons to Homeschool High School
>Chapter 3 - Researching and Getting Started
  Chapter 4 - Planning High School and Making a 4 Year Plan
>Chapter 5 - Choosing Your High School Curriculum
>Chapter 6 - Three Ways to High School Credit
>Chapter 7 - Making Your Teen's Transcripts
>Chapter 8 - 100 High School Electives
>Chapter 9 - Making Homemade Courses
>Chapter 10 - Writing a Winning College Essay
>Chapter 11 - Course Descriptions and Reference Letters
>Chapter 12 - The Common Application - Your GUIDE
>Chapter 13 - Preparing Your Teen for College Writing
>Chapter 14 - Dealing with College Testing SAT/ACT
>Chapter 15 - Top Sources for College Scholarships
>Chapter 16 - Dealing with “Those Questions” from Others
>Chapter 17 - Don’t Forget the FUN!

>There are 12 downloadable high school homeschool planning printables plus a transcript form for you to just fill in.

The kind of transcript form that the colleges are used to seeing.



College in Mind - 2nd Edition




Thanks for stopping by BJ's Homeschool,
Betsy


Betsy is mom to her now college grad, whom she homeschooled through high school.  She blogs at BJ's Homeschool, about the early yearshighschool
collegegifted/2e and wrote -Homeschooling High School with College in Mind, 2nd Edition,   She offers homeschool help through messages at BJ's Consulting and has had some of her articles picked up by the Huffington Post.


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Top Sources for College Scholarships - -




Summary:  Where to find college scholarships with tips for getting merit aid, the National Merit Scholarships and more. Plus links especially for homeschoolers.  Did you know the FAFSA can help your teen get scholarships from the colleges?  Really.  #getintocollege #collegescholarships


Top Sources for College Scholarships is now a chapter in my new book.


Have you seen my NEW Complete Guide to college for homeschoolers yet? 



and 
Barnes and Noble $11.99

Kindle is coming!

It lays out 10 easy steps for homeschool to college, and covers everything you need to help your teen get into the college of their choice, with 7 NEW chapters. Recommended by Lessa Scherrer, a certified college counselor and a homeschooling mama of 3.

Create your own unique and nurturing high school program for your teen and showcase their accomplishments to the colleges. 

The 17 Chapters include:

>Chapter 1 - How to Start Homeschooling if you are a Newbie
>Chapter 2 - 101 Reasons to Homeschool High School
>Chapter 3 - Researching and Getting Started
  Chapter 4 - Planning High School and Making a 4 Year Plan
>Chapter 5 - Choosing Your High School Curriculum
>Chapter 6 - Three Ways to High School Credit
>Chapter 7 - Making Your Teen's Transcripts
>Chapter 8 - 100 High School Electives
>Chapter 9 - Making Homemade Courses
>Chapter 10 - Writing a Winning College Essay
>Chapter 11 - Course Descriptions and Reference Letters
>Chapter 12 - The Common Application - Your GUIDE
>Chapter 13 - Preparing Your Teen for College Writing
>Chapter 14 - Dealing with College Testing SAT/ACT
>Chapter 15 - Top Sources for College Scholarships
>Chapter 16 - Dealing with “Those Questions” from Others
>Chapter 17 - Don’t Forget the FUN!

>There are 12 downloadable high school homeschool planning printables plus a transcript form for you to just fill in.

The kind of transcript form that the colleges are used to seeing.


For more info: 


- 2nd Edition




Thanks for stopping by BJ's Homeschool,
Betsy

Betsy is mom to her now college grad, whom she homeschooled through high school.  She blogs at BJ's Homeschool, about the early yearshighschool
collegegifted/2e and wrote -Homeschooling High School with College in Mind, 2nd Edition,   She offers homeschool help through messages at BJ's Consulting and has had some of her articles picked up by the Huffington Post.


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Frugal Elementary Science Activities - PreK - Elementary



Frugal or free ideas for early and elementary homeschool science activities and easy to do unit studies.  Hands-on and FUN! #homeschoolscienceactivities #elementaryscience #homeschoolelementary


What is science really in the elementary years?

For us we did not involve an expensive set curriculum.  Not at all.

How to Plan to Homeschool High School - 4 Easy Steps -




Summary:  Planning to homeschool high school is not that hard!  High school homeschool graduation requirements, what are homeschool core studies, how homeschool high school electives add in so much, where to search for your homeschool high school curriculum and how to make a high school homeschool 4 year plan.

When my daughter was in middle school we started thinking about homeschooling the teens years.

Thriving in the Early Years with your Sensory Kid - -




Do you have a young child who is a sensory seeker?  Or who is VERY active?

My little one was always tumbling all over the couch, doing hand stands every chance that she could, and even preferring to be upside down more often than upright.  ALL the time.

How could we keep our home from becoming upside down, too?

For down to earth tips for dealing with your sensory child, just click here, as this post has moved to this new link below....




Over the years, we found many ways to help our sensory seeking child, and I share those ideas in my post above.  I hope they are a help to you and your precious little one.




Thanks for stopping by BJ's Homeschool,

Betsy


Betsy is mom to her now college grad, whom she homeschooled through high school.  She blogs at BJ's Homeschool, about the early yearshigh schoolcollegegifted/2e.  She offers free homeschool help through messages at BJ's Consulting and has had her articles picked up by the Huffington Post.

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