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Thursday, July 12, 2018

College Prep Homeschool 8th grade foreign language

In this video I share ways to approach the foreign language requirement for homeschooled students.  Doing a survey of foreign languages in middle school, then it will be apparent which foreign language they should tackle for high school.  Colleges require a student to have two years of foreign language under their belt.  Many give a foreign language test.  Some only test in Spanish.  If the student passes this test than they don't have to take any foreign language in college.

Monday, July 09, 2018

Dealing with Detroit Illiteracy problem, and links to free literacy sites

So, I made this video about the state of education in Detroit in an effort to urge parents to take their kids out of school and homeschool them.

As a result, people are engaging me in conversation over the topic, and it seems that certain celebrities and leaders are looking into forming alternative schools... and I asked, why not do something different?  Why not try a homeschool model... traditional schooling hasn't worked, why do more of the same thing?

I got an answer I wasn't expecting. 

Parent's are struggling with illiteracy issues.  How can they teach their children?  I am floored.

My answer... online, with technology.  This conversation continues, seriously.  I am considering traveling to Detroit.  Let me find the right people to meet up with.  I am there.

Meanwhile, I am listing some free literacy online programs.  Parents and kids can sit side by side and learn to read if necessary.

Can't read to your kids?  Let actors do it. https://www.storylineonline.net/
More storytime by performers: https://blog.reallygoodstuff.com/11-free-reading-websites-for-kids/3/
Free phonics and vocabulary http://www.readingbear.org/
Teach your monster to read: https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/
ABC Fast Phonics http://www.abcfastphonics.com/

These are just a few I found via google. 

If you are in Detroit (or anywhere) and are worried about your kids' literacy, and have internet access, spend the summer having your kids use these sites just to play around.  You'll be surprised how much they learn.

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Dollar Tree Haul Homeschool Giveaways

Infinite Sweepstakes These giveaways are for a limited time only.

Removed one due to strange and unusual traffic. Will add re-do it at a later time.

 You need to click through to the Youtube videos and follow the directions in the notes sections.

Friday, June 22, 2018

College prep homeschooling: 8th grade foreign language

As it is an expected requirement that students have taken two years of the same foreign language in high school, 8th grade is a good opportunity to try out a few languages to see what might be a good fit.