Why Smart Kids Still Need SAT Test Prep

Why Smart Kids Still Need SAT Test Prep

Just because a person is smart, does not mean they will end up with good grades. Along those lines of thinking, good homework grades do not automatically mean the student will get good test scores. One of the many reasons a lot of parents choose to homeschool is because they don’t want their children equating intelligence or mastery with good grades. Intelligent kids are often the ones who end up with terrible overall class grades, simply because they are not good test takers. This is especially true with timed tests.

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Spring STEM Holidays to Celebrate

Spring STEM Holidays to Celebrate

I have to admit, I am not happy it is spring. I am a winter and fall girl. I already miss my sweaters, footie pajamas, and thick scarves. But spring is definitely loaded with amazing STEM holidays to thrill the science lovers in your family. Here is a list of more than 20 spring STEM holidays and events you can celebrate this season. I’ve included specific ideas to get your gears rolling too.

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High School Electives for STEM

High School Electives for STEM

One of the most exciting aspects of homeschooling high school is the vast range of high school electives for STEM. Are you raising a budding engineer, architect, or carpenter? Keep reading for a chance to win the best new idea for homeschoolers! All states require a minimum of general education credits to graduate high school. These include such subjects as math, language arts, history, fine arts, science, etc. In addition to those, high schoolers need to fill their credit quota with a certain number of elective courses. Here in Ohio, teenagers need 5 elective credits. I have found that most elective…

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5 Great Classics for Teenage Boys and How They Came to Be

5 Great Classics for Teenage Boys and How They Came to Be

I am a firm believer that everyone, no matter the age, should be exposed to classic literature. We started off with an abridged series of books for young kids. Short, abridged versions provide a gentle start to classic literature. Through reading them, my son learned the general story, so reading the originals became easier when he was ready. The classics will make your teenager love reading even more. Classic books are named that for a reason. They are superb works of literature that pull the reader in and leave them feeling full of life and emotion at the end.

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St. Patrick’s Day Videos for Teens

St. Patrick’s Day Videos for Teens

St. Patrick’s Day, which is just around the corner, is a great holiday to use as a rabbit trail for learning. This day holds a lot of opportunities for branching out with history, geography, science, philosophy, religion, and even math! Putting away the books and turning on the TV for a “documentary day” is often a very welcome surprise for kids, especially teens. Here are my choices for educational St. Patrick’s Day videos for teens. Be sure to check out my post on How to Homeschool St. Patrick’s Day. History Channel The history channel has loads of video clips about…

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