Homeschool Day Boxes and How They Work!

August 12, 2013 § Leave a comment

I tried this day boxes system, based on the system called, “work boxes,” which I did not like, as I am an Alfie Kohn fan, and it worked well. It works well as long as I have time to get the day boxes ready that morning early, or the night before.

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I found that the kids like new and different things in there. They despise having very similar things, day after day. I found that even a toddler has to have things, because he wants to be like the others and have something made for him to do, so he can work, too. He did get bored fast, so I must have always had very boring things in there for him. I tried to get something from each subject we were doing that day. I also put the book they are currently reading for fun, in there.

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I also put the ruler, the scissors, the glue stick, the markers, the pencil and the paper they needed for that day’s stuff, in their box. This makes it so nobody has to go look for something they need, giving them about a 100% chance of getting distracted and not coming back for quite some time!

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They really liked them and they made my job much easier during the homeschool day! One thing I did not like was that the boxes took up so much space on the table that it does not give them much space to work. I solved that by getting out a card table, but then they fought over which table they wanted to sit at. Oh, my! That’s the way kids are!

 

 

Homeschool Early College By Exam

September 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

Have you wanted to homechool High School, but are wanting instead to take advantage of the Early College programs at the High School near you?

Homeschooled Kids can do Early College from Home! You could also find like-minded homeschool families in your area and start a Homeschool Early College Co-op or Study group! I do not have one of these in my area. I would love to have enough interest to start one, though!

There is help on InstantCert.com for studying. There are also books to buy, about CLEP and Dantes (DSST) tests. These books usually have 3 sample tests to take after studying. When your Early College Homeschooler passes the practice exams, he or she can sign up for the exam and go take it at their local University, or some College or University of choice. Your homeschooled child can earn College Credits Early by Exam! Many kids have done it. Many adults have, too. You can do it! Just take it one course at a time, instead of seeing the whole long list of courses. Just say, we are only going to focus on one at a time.

Your child, with you, can start by taking a course from their local University about early college. While there, focus on what they have for homeschoolers, what tests are accepted, and which classes are required. Universities have policies regarding exams for credit. Find out what they are.

Keep in mind, your child can get an Associates from one place, their next degree from another, and their next from yet another. Do not feel that since they have a certain University in mind, they must go only to that University! Find out about transfer credits, etcetera.

They can continue by finding out which classes are required for their associates and for their bachelors degrees at each school. They can oick a test, get on InstantCert, get test prep books from Amazon.com, and beging working or studying from home. When they are passing practice tests, they can sign up online for the test. On test day, they can go to their local University’s or College’s testing center to take the test.

Exams run approximately $80 to $95, and there is usually a $10 proxy fee for the testing center. This beats the $1,000 each it would cost for the same course if taken at the University or College (Even if you add InstantCert cost and exam study guide from Amazon, your cost will still beat the $1,000! If you do love math,

Tests for College Credits

Here below are lists from the web sites of the Coolege Board, the military and other places, of exams which award college credits. You can get an account on InstantCert.com and begin studying for one test at a time, right now.

Recommended for easiest to begin with:

If your child loves to read, Analyzing and Interpreting Literature should be one of the first. aif your child loves Art, I recomment A.P. Studio Art, which I can guide you through, as I am working with my daughter on it now, graduated with BA in Art, and took and passed the Exam myself, when in High school. If your child loves science, I recommend starting with the Natural sciences test first. If your child loves computers, many computer gurus on InstantCert.com recommend as easy, the computer test, “Information Systems and Computer Applications.” Weber State also has a series of computer tests you can take which give you general computer credits for Weber State only. If your child loves math, your child can get the math exam done first. You get the idea, so I will not name every oossibility. You know your child. Look on InstantCert.com and google the tests, to find out, based on your child’s knowledge and interests, which will be the easiest to work toward passing, first. After the first, you and your child will feel a lot more confidence about this.

Note: Each Institution has certain tests they allow to work toward a degree. Weber State University has a list, plus it requires 20% of credit hours be from their classes toward Associates Degrees, with their tuition.

I recommend you join this group on facebook if you are really serious about doing this: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1415292548729439/?ref=br_tf

http://www.straighterline.com/test-for-credit/

CLEP

http://clep.collegeboard.org/exams/offered

Credits per exam (scroll down for table)

http://www.home-school.com/Articles/give-yourself-a-clep-scholarship.php

Composition and Literature
American Literature
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
College Composition
English Literature
Humanities
Foreign Languages
French Language
German Language
Spanish Language
History and Social Sciences
American Government
History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877
History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present
Human Growth and Development
Introduction to Educational Psychology
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introductory Psychology
Introductory Sociology
Social Sciences and History
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present
Science and Mathematics
Biology
Calculus
Chemistry
College Algebra
College Mathematics
Natural Sciences
Precalculus
Business
Financial Accounting
Information Systems and Computer Applications
Introductory Business Law
Principles of Management
Principles of Marketing

DSST

http://www.military.com/education/timesaving-programs/dantes-dsst-exam-list.html

Business
Business Law II
Business Mathematics
Human Resource Management
Introduction to Business
Introduction to Computing
Management Information Systems
Money and Banking
Organizational Behavior
Personal Finance
Principles of Finance
Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Supervision
Humanities
Ethics in America
Introduction to World Religions
Principles of Public Speaking
Applied Technology
Technical Writing
Mathematics
Fundamentals of College Algebra
Physical Science
Astronomy
Environment and Humanity: The Race to Save the Planet
Here’s to Your Health
Physical Geology
Principles of Physical Science I
Principles of Statistics

Social Sciences
A History of the Vietnam War
An Introduction to the Modern Middle East
Art of the Western World
Western Europe: Since 1945
Criminal Justice
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Foundations of Education
Fundamentals of Counseling
General Anthropology
Human Cultural Geography
Introduction to Law Enforcement
Lifespan Developmental Psychology
Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union
The Civil War and Reconstruction

A.P.

https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse

AP Capstone
AP Research
AP Seminar
Arts
AP Art History
AP Music Theory
AP Studio Art: 2-D Design
AP Studio Art: 3-D Design
AP Studio Art: Drawing
English
AP English Language and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition
History & Social Science
AP Comparative Government and Politics
AP European History
AP Human Geography
AP Macroeconomics
AP Microeconomics
AP Psychology
AP United States Government and Politics
AP United States History
AP World History
Math & Computer Science
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Computer Science A
AP Statistics
Sciences
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Environmental Science
AP Physics B
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
AP Physics C: Mechanics
AP Physics 1
AP Physics 2
World Languages & Cultures
AP Chinese Language and Culture
AP French Language and Culture
AP German Language and Culture
AP Italian Language and Culture
AP Japanese Language and Culture
AP Latin
AP Spanish Language and Culture
AP Spanish Literature and Culture

TECEP tests

http://www2.tesc.edu/listalltecep.ph

English Composition
English Composition I (ENC-101-TE)
English Composition II (ENC-102-TE)

Humanities
Public Relations Thought & Practice (COM-210-TE)
Technical Writing (ENG-201-TE)
Environmental Ethics (ETH-210-TE)
Introduction to News Reporting (JOU-110-TE)
Music History II (MUS-221-TE)

Social Sciences
World History from 1600 to Present (HIS-126-TE)
Introduction to Political Science (POS-101-TE)
Introduction to Comparative Politics (POS-282-TE)
Psychology of Women (PSY-270-TE)
Abnormal Psychology (PSY-350-TE)
Marriage and the Family (SOC-210-TE)

Natural Sciences/Mathematics
The Science of Nutrition (BIO-208-TE)
Applied Liberal Arts Mathematics (MAT-105-TE)
College Algebra (MAT-121-TE)
Principles of Statistics (STA-201-TE)

Business and Management
Principles of Financial Accounting (ACC-101-TE)
Principles of Managerial Accounting (ACC-102-TE)
Federal Income Taxation (ACC-421-TE)
Business in Society (BUS-311-TE)
Strategic Management (BUS-421-TE)
Computer Concepts and Applications (CIS-107-TE)
Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (FIN-321-TE)
Financial Institutions and Markets (FIN-331-TE)
Marketing Communications (MAR-321-TE)
Sales Management (MAR-322-TE)
Advertising (MAR-323-TE)
Negotiations and Conflict Management (NEG-401-TE)
Operations Management (OPM-301-TE)

Computer Science Technology
Network Technology (CMP-354-TE)

Applied Science and Technology
Medical Terminology (APS-100-TE)
Radiation Safety Officer (APS-289-TE)

Homeschooling not Revealed

September 19, 2014 § Leave a comment

We are in a Co-op Group one day a week. My kids love it. I love that in this co-op, there are multiple choices for each hour, for what the kids can learn. My kids love the Co-op. They are so excited to go again.

Now for the funny part. We homeschool. I have told the Speech Therapist that, but he has a lot of “students,” and he asked my son how school is going. It was somewhat like this:

“Do you learn how to count, in school?”

“Yes!”

“Do you like your school?”

“Yes!”

“Do you like your teacher?”

“Yes!”

“Do you take a lunch with you to school, or do you eat school lunch?”

“I eat school lunch.”

“Do you have recess?”

“No. But I go outside, and (brother and sister) go outside.”

“Do you have a big toy to play on at recess?”

“No. But we just go outside and play.”

I think it’s interesting. This is the first time my kids have answerd all questions without even revealing that they are homeschooled. I almost laughed out loud, thinking, because of my son’s vague answers, this guy has NO CLUE that we homeschool (or, especially, that we unschool, most of the time).

Socialism vs. Capitalism in the U.S.A.

September 18, 2014 § Leave a comment

Eminent domain
citizens pay taxes to pay for making of guns, gunmakers hired by federal government
gun control
social security system
affordable care act
wild lands project
ICLEI
Agenda 21
put the press all online (nothing printed is goal)
common core standards in education
United Nations
U.S. Department of Education
FEMA
Transportation Security Administration
Homeland Security Act
the Patriot Act
the IRS
public education
Labor Unions (had good roots, but for years, controlled by socialists)
many book clubs wherein your books are pre-selected (beware)
free adult education classes
the welfare program of the U.S.A.

Capitalism

Entrepeneurs or entrepeneurship
Getting raises for reasons other than minimum wage increase
Natural competition in the market and in business
Advertising and marketing
Businesses hiring employees
Businesses growing without government aid
Creativity
Imagination
The Former U.S. Constitution
Private schools
Homeschool
Neighbors helping neighbors, not by regulation or force
Charity
People helping others pay for healthcare by donations
People giving and serving out of their own desires
No forced economy
The fewer regulations, the more capitalistic
If people are able to, they work, for their sustenance and for their survival
People who do not wish to share their wealth are not forced to
Elite and wealthy class closer to 45% than to 3%
Wealthy class more likely to voluntarily give to the poor and those in need

Utah, We Love Thee. Keep Local, Local.

September 17, 2014 § Leave a comment

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My dear fellow Utahns:

You love everything about helping local this and local that. You want decisions to be made locally. You love your local school. You love your local restaurants and your locally produced vegetables. You love local control in education and local control of your city government.

Let me help you keep loving your local, the best way possible. I am your friendly Utah Local-Lovin’ investigative political writer.

You know your city council is elected by locals. Right? Right. However, your city council may not currently hold the power. It is possible your city council is controlled by people in Bonn, Germany.

“Say, what? Lol! This woman is crazy.” Not really. There are things you need to know.

Have you read the local news in the newspaper lately? If not, you need to. This is where it’s all shakin’ out. This is where you are losing your liberties and freedoms the fastest. This is where you are needed.

When I was growing up, I did not find it common to see city council members kicked out, or resigning, or retiring. How often is this happening now? How often are city council members accused of crap? How often are they just too tired to keep going? Every week! This city, that city, and the next city. This was not common when I was growing up.

You’d think there would be people in cities, smart enough to elect someone who does not plan to retire or get too tired or who is more honest? Right?

“Ha ha. This is crazy. Why are city council people so fickle?” You ask. The answer? They are not. They are sick of the regulations. They have no power. They have no control. Their hands are tied. If they speak out, they are canned. There is dirt on them somewhere. Bonn, Germany will find it and oust them.

Why would Bonn, Germany care about your local city council person? I will tell you right now. They don’t want someone local, to control your city. They want to control your city, themselves. They are ICLEI! They are the New World Order.

“Never heard of ICLEI,” you say. “New World Order does not exist. If I have not heard of it, then it is made up. The television news or the local paper did not mention ICLEI,” you say. It’s not made up. You wish it were. It’s not.

About ICLEI:

What does ICLEI stand for? ICLEI stands for “International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives,” says Rosa Koire. What is its history and background, and whee is it headquartered? Rosa’s web site says it was created in 1990 by the United Nations and is headquartered in Bonn, Germany. Because it is considered a non-governmental non-profit organization (NGO), it gets away with controlling things here in Utah, and circumvents Constitutional Laws against states and cities making treaties with foreign governments. Rosa says, “Ultimately this facilitates global governance by invalidating individual cities, counties, states, and nations with agreements and interwoven systems to which they are bound by contract: public private partnerships.” (I might add, now, cities are not the smallest entities making contracts. Small businesses, non-profit organizations, Universities and local public schools are now being welcomed to sign on. They are even competing with one another. I do not think these local entities know they are signing contracts with the devil. They just think they are committing to “going green.” They just want to recycle, emit fewer carbon emissions, use solar panels, etc.

Source: Democrats Against Agenda 21, at http://www.democratsagainstunagenda21.com/iclei-when-they-say-local-they-mean-it.html#sthash.xHgHU1g1.dpuf

What is “sustainability?” I asked my husband, and he thought it was about businesses and their employees. He said it means they are able to maintain it or keep it going (a business). I asked him what he thought a sustainability office is for. He thought that was a strange idea. He wondered why a sustainability office was needed. I told him this word is now being used with keeping our earth sustained for 2050, or the year 3000. He thought that was very odd.

It is odd, but very common. Look everywhere. You will see that many schools, non-profit organizations, Universities, businesses, cities, counties, and partnerships between two cities on opposite sides of the world, have sustainability offices, goals, etcetera. They use phrases like “Smart Growth” and words like “Utopia.” They say things like, “We have a Sustainability Crisis.” They talk about “carbon footprint” and “carbon emissions.” They use words like “Vision 2015,” or “Vision 2040.” Sustainability and Vision 2040 means they are looking to keep their community livable for the residents of the community in the year 2040. It means they are worried that if they do not partner with ICLEI, then they will not know how to keep their entity ready for the future generation.

Really? So, if my local public school does not partner with experts in being green, located in Bonn, Germany, fathered by the United Nations, then this local public school will not exist in 2040, just 25 years from now? Uh huh. O.k. I got it.

If my tiny city does not form a pact with this Bonn, Germany “non-Governmental Organization,” then it will be full of litter and will be completely polluted by 2040, 25 years from now. This is because here in my city, people without this partnership with Germany, would not pick up litter and would make sure to have factories that pollute the air like crazy. This would make my little teeny city a place that would not sustain human populations for my grandkids or great grandkids.

Well, good thing we have Bonn, Germany to keep us clean and green, then! Phew!

Check out these Utah entities which have been propogandized and peer pressured into getting “Sustainability Offices.” In most cases, this means they have a partnership with ICLEI. Some of these have entered into competitions sponsored by ICLEI. If you win, you get money from the NEW World Order. Congrats, guys! The New World Order is happy to have you on board!

1) Universities in Utah:

University of Utah

http://www.slcgov.com/slcgreen/climate-air

Weber State

http://www.weber.edu/sustainability/Contact.html

BYU

http://sustainability.byu.edu/sample-page/

USU

https://extension.usu.edu/sustainability/

SUU

http://www.suu.edu/ad/sustainability/

2) green business challenge

http://www.icleiusa.org/climate_and_energy/green-business-challenge/what-is-the-green-business-challenge

3) green business competition

http://www.utahbusiness.com/articles/view/utah_green_business_awards

4) Green School Awards!

http://www.usee.org/programs/green-schools/item/563-2013-2014-utah-green-schools

5) Utah Society for Environmental Education

http://www.usee.org/

The survey by survey monkey is educational

6) the enlightened 50

http://www.utahcf.org/our-initiatives/The-e-50/

First of 4 qualifications to be nominated:
“pioneer innovative and sustainable approaches to the critical issues facing Utah”

7) intermountain Sustainability Summit

http://www.intermountainsustainabilitysummit.com/

Not only those, but more, look suspiciously connected to ICLEI, to me. These are Thermwise and Blue Sky programs, Rocky Mountain Power, UTA (Utah Transit Authority), and Utah’s Hogle Zoo.

How can you find out whether they are part of ICLEI? Well, ask the leaders what policies and regulations (building codes, zoning codes) they have to uphold. Then ask them who made the policies. Ask that person why that policy was made. You will likely hear about Vision 20-something, or Smart Growth Initiative. This is ICLEI for sure. Ask them for the chance to read their Vision 2040, or their Smart Growth Initiative contract. You will see that the contract is with ICLEI. Your mouth will drop open. Then you can tell them about ICLEI and who they really are. They do not likely know.

Rosa Koire says to watch out for news about these, locally:

“redevelopment projects, bicycle boulevards, neighborhood summits, neighborhood elections, neighborhood revitalization projects, neighborhood stabilization projects, visioning, local boards, smart growth projects, low-income housing subsidies, transportation grants, green building retrofit programs, well monitoring, SMART electric and gas meters, Common Core…”

Source: Democrats Against Agenda 21 at http://www.democratsagainstunagenda21.com/what-can-i-do.html#sthash.xajZrqNr.dpuf

Also, watch out for eminent domain and your city’s “blighted” neighborhoods, your city having had a “heated” discussion in a council meeting over zoning or building codes (and then rescheduling the meeting to make sure locals were not there). This happened in Kaysville, Utah, a few months ago. Check out the article in the Standard Examiner.

Talk to your University’s Sustainability Office. Talk to your school district about the building codes for new school buildings. Ask a non-profit organization what codes and regulations they have to follow and why. Find out whether they are competing for money for being the most green. Find out where the money comes from (who soonsors the contest).

Find out if entities have a “sustainability office” and if they do, this is likely the local ICLEI office. Find out which personnel have been canned and why. Find out which arguments were taking place in the entity before the person retired or was accused of something bad. If they were accused and came out clean, then make sure you find out the details of the story. It is possible that ICLEI wanted to get rid of this person for its own reasons.

Find out if your city, county, local school or a local business is striving to get “grants” for “smart growth initiatives.” They will say, “this will save us so much money.” They will get money from the grant or smart growth initiative (ICLEI) for following building codes (regulations made by ICLEI).

Look out for a business or school being involved in a going green” (a “going green” contest). These are also very suspicious and stink of a possible contract with the International Non-Government Organization from Bonn, Germany.

Please go be a detective. I cannot do this alone. This is a big monster and we need a lot of help to fight it. This is like the Revolutionary War. The difference is, you do not need to physically fight. You need to sleuth-fight. You need to be an investigative, curious citizen. You need to be a detective and find out what entity is behind initiatives, susatainability offices, visions, and smart growth policies.

Please go sleuthing around, and find out whether they have a commitment to ICLEI. If so, let them know what it is. Let them know that they can be environmentally conscious without making a deal with this devil. They don’t likely have a clue that they have made a deal with this devil! You are their informant. Tell them!

If they know and don’t care, tell your community. Hopefully, you will have kept a “paper trail” so that you have evidence to prove that this entity is with ICLEI.

Please join facebook group, Utahns Against ICLEI. Thanks!

Thank you. Thank you for being on board. Thank you for joining the Revolution. Thank you for being a “Local” enthusiast. Thank you for helping to keep our local entities, local.

Teaching Art to Kids: Lesson 1 Still Lifes

September 16, 2014 § Leave a comment

Lesson 1

Still Lifes

Art History

Pablo Picasso

http://museudepablopicasso.tumblr.com/

Frans Snyders

http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/still-life-fruit-vegetables-and-game-on-a-table-73391

Willelm kanff

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/53.111

Jan brugel the elder

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/67.187.58

Contemporary still lifes

Allan Innman’s Legoscapes

http://www.juxtapoz.com/illustration/allan-innmans-lego-scapes

Real careers in art
Toy Designer

http://www.theartcareerproject.com/toy-design-career/422/

Teaching Kids Spanish: Lesson 1, Clothing and colors

September 16, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hola buen dia yo so senora jackson
Soy la maestra de espanol
Me llamo senora jackson
Como te llamas
Me llamo
Cuantos anos tienes
Tengo anos
Como estas
Estoy bien

Los pollitos dicen pio pio pio

Colores, Colores

La Ropa

Ricitos de Oro y los Tres Osos
Guess what story I am telling

http://pacomova.eresmas.net/paginas/R/ricitos_de_oro_y_los_tres_ositos.htm

Uno, Dos, Tres
El Alfabeto

Propogandizing Pearson-made Online Language Arts Assignment

September 10, 2014 § Leave a comment

This was posted online:

“I’m going to add kindle to the fire here and add the exact assignment which was the catalyst for all my research against Common Core. It was an online “Vocabulary” assignment (through pearsonsuccessnet) given last year, in CSD, to my fourth grader. I think it fits well in this thread of comments. Pure manipulation of a young mind: indoctrination at it’s best!”

O.k., First of all, what does this have to do with Language arts vocabulary teaching?

Second, why do we need a child to suggest to our child’s mind, that the government (they mean the federal government) should take on the responsibility if making sure everyone can read and write? Why does this not happen to be a girl thinking of an idea to have mothers and fathers make sure this happens? (Of course! They are too stupid and weak–sorry! I have forgotten this, here. Silly me!) Why does this not happen to be a girl thinking of writing a letter to her neighbor, to ask her neighbor to go volunteer in her local school to teach kids to read? (Oh, I know! That would maybe show less dependence on the feds– oopsy, we cannot have that!) It would maybe give some power and responsibility to local school districts and local adults read projects, instead of giving the power and responsibility to the feds. (Again, oopsy, that would not help with the propoganda goals!)

Third, um, you were studying the Constitution and thought of this idea. Yeah, when we were kids and studied the Constitution, I remember reading that one part where it makes me think of how the feds need to make sure everyone knows how to read and write. What part of the Constitution were your studying which made you come up with this, out of the blue, dear invented child?

As if!

Oh, and lest we forget, this is a LANGUAGE ARTS lesson!

*Special Note: Online lessons sometimes given to kids who do work online from home. Beware, homeschooling parents! This is an online lesson kids do from home! Watch out for things like this on your own computer screen at home!

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