Pre-Holiday Links and Resources -Advent 2018 and Christmas

With Thanksgiving this week, Advent is following quickly behind it!

But besides the busy preparation for Christmas, there are a lot of things we can do to really observe the season of Advent! Over the years I have collected links and resources for the holidays that I thought would help me and my family prepare our hearts and spirits to celebrate the birth of Baby Jesus.  I haven't done everything on this list.  Some of it is a wish list, but there was something in every link that I thought was worthwhile.

Perhaps first on the list is actually getting our homes ready for the holidays:
Holiday Grand Plan or join their Yahoo Group E-mail List Declutter and Clean!
Also DeClutter and Organize on Facebook. 

and get your planner ready~  Advent and Christmas Planner from Catholic Icing or Advent Planner from Wildflower and Marbles. 

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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!

Register for the High School Testing–Simply Explained workshop now!