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Homeschool Newbie... My story
« on: September 13, 2012, 08:59:07 PM »
  favicon11 Hello Everyone,
     I have been homeschooling for almost 2 years and loving it all. I started off scared as anyone would, but a friend of mine introduced me to Bob Jones (BJU). A christian curriculum they are basd out of SC. They teach K-12 and have much to offer. They offer four different ways to buy there materials: 1)DVD, 2)Hard Drive , 3) Online, and 4) All Books. The last one is not for me because I'm not a teacher so this was one big fear that I thought I would have to do. All I have to do is make sure everything is graded and done correct. Also to give the test and make sure projects are done on time. Also everyother year my child has to take the CAT and Christian Liberty Press has a great program for I think $25, and what is included is: test, and grading. They send you the test you give it to the child and then when you are done send it back to them and they grade it for you and send you the test results. Wow what a deal!  favicon149
      My first year was a little rocky. I was feeling everything out and learning and growing as I went along, by the end of the year I knew the following year was going to be a breeze, at least I hope so.
     Well it is the start of my 2nd year homeschooling and well it started off rocky, but we are now getting into a pattern. I have made a homemade dry erase board to put the assignments, test and upcoming projects that are due. What a life saver the dry erase board has been. NO more missed assignments. We also have a time frame for each subject and how long to be in each class. I know that once we have a month over things will come natural.
  As someone who home schools Iím always looking for new ideas. If you have any please let me know.  I will add the instructions below for the dry erase board. It is super easy to make, so grab the kids and let them help make it then put a boarder around it.
Look forward to other ideas from others who home school.
Dry Erase Board
Things I need
∑          Cardboard (any size you desire)
∑          Foil (half an inch in all directions from the lengths of the cardboard)
∑          Scissors
∑          Glue (preferably a glue pen; spray glue may also work well)
∑          Markers, crayons, colored pencils, stencils, whatever pattern(s) you would like for the border
1) Gather all your materials: aluminum foil, a large piece of cardboard regardless of size, glue (preferably a glue stick), scissors and a dry erase marker.
2) Measure your piece of cardboard. The foil will be cut a half-inch on the sides and tops from the cardboard. For example, if your cardboard is a 5"x 6", the foil will be a 4"x 5".
3) Cut the foil to the exact size.
4) Color the cardboard a color you would like. You don't have to color the whole piece, but color to at least a half inch away from the edges in all directions.
5) Glue the foil on top of the cardboard. Try to line them up so it looks even, and avoid wrinkles as best as possible. It is done by using a rolling pin or anything to squish out wrinkles and air bubbles.

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