Writing a letter to your confirmation candidate

It seems that one of the biggest events in confirmation preparation in this country is the letters of support to be given to the confirmation candidates during their mandatory retreats.

I have three such letters saved on this blog:

Confirmation letter to my daughterConfirmation letter to my fourth sonConfirmation letter to to my third son
I've asked my children what they remember about the letter they got from me and their dad, and also what they remembered about the letters they received. 
The answer was not much, or at least nothing specific. In general they were happy to have gotten a bag full of letters and there was a sense of feeling loved and supported. I guess that's the main thing - for them to have a sense that this is an important step in their spiritual growth, and that people they know, love and respect have taken the time out of their lives to let them know that! So here are some tips on procuring and writing letters for young confirmation candidates. Start thinkin…

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In Ohio we have the choice to give our students standardized tests every year or have a portfolio of work evaluated by a licensed teacher. For many years my family  used the portfolio evaluations because the kids enjoyed putting a portfolio together and I enjoyed the input from our assessor. But in the high school years, testing becomes a necessary part of life. They are necessary for admittance to college, but they can also be the key to saving money through scholarships attached to those tests. Additionally some tests (AP and CLEP) help students earn college credit. Even the NCAA requires those scores to determine athletic eligibility for homeschoolers!

Clearly homeschooled kids need to have some skill and experience at test taking since they will be competing against students who take standardized tests regularly! Whether you regularly include tests in your homeschool or never test your child, you need to learn about the standard high school tests to prepare your child for college.

Understanding the common high school tests can save you real money right now—saving thousands of dollars on college costs. Although you may have taken one of these tests in high school yourself, you may not know how to register or prepare your child for these tests in your homeschool. So, how do you get all the information you need?

Don’t miss "High School Testing - Simply Explained." In this free workshop, Lee will go in depth on the PSAT, SAT, and ACT to give you the understanding you need to ensure your child’s success. There are even two dates and times to choose from, to make it easier for you to attend live!

High School Testing – Simply Explained
August 3rd at 1 PM PST
August 4th at 10 AM PST

Lee compares major high school tests, discusses general strategies and study tips, and shares how her sons homeschooled one year of college using CLEP exams. You'll also receive a handy high school testing chart!

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