HSHSP Ep 69: Homeschool Highschool Co-ops Pt 2

Join us for practical tips for success with homeschool highschool co-ops!

HSHSP Ep 68: Homeschool Highschool Co-ops Pt 1

Homeschool co-ops can be a valuable part of your teens’ highschool experience. Let us tell you why and how. Then join us for Pt 2 when we will share you practical tips on creating a great highschool co-op.

HSHSP Ep 67: Science Labs for Non-STEM Teens

This week on HSHSP Ep 67: Science Labs for Non-STEM Teens!

HSHSP Ep 67 Science Labs for Non-STEM Teens Non-STEM teens must experience science labs, even if they hate science. Here are some tips.

HSHSP Ep 67: Science Labs for Non-STEM Teens

Not everyone loves science. (You probably knew that.)

Some teens are not STEM majors! Their idea of fun education has nothing to do with Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics!

Nevertheless, they must do science labs! In their 3 or 4 required high school science courses, most of those will need labs!

It is true that many college prefer for their incoming freshmen to have experienced 3 lab sciences in high school. These usually include Biology and Chemistry. The third lab science varies according to each homeschool highschooler’s interests.

But what if you have a non-STEM teen?

The very idea of dissecting things in biology lab or mixing scary chemicals in chemistry lab makes them feel queasy (or worse)!

Do not fear! Your friendly big sisters, Sabrina, Vicki and Marilyn are here to help. They have raised STEM-type teens and non-STEM type teens and have done science labs with both (as well as running science labs for their homeschool co-ops and group classes).

They will encourage you with real-life stories of real-life science labs for non-STEM teens!

You CAN do it! Here’s a post on some things we did at one of our homeschool chemistry lab co-ops:

How to Start an Easy Chemistry Lab Co-op for Homeschoolers




HSHSP Ep 67: Science Labs for Non-Science Majors

Homeschool highschoolers need to include labs in their sciences. Not so easy for non-science-y teens? No problem, we’re here to help!

HSHSP Ep 66: Preparing Middle Schoolers for High School


This week on HSHSP Ep 66: Preparing Middle Schoolers for High School.

HSHSP Ep 66: Preparing Middle Schoolers for High School What life and study skills do middle schoolers need in preparing for highschool?

Preparing Middle Schoolers for High School

Are you preparing middle schoolers for high school? Are they ready for the rigors of high-school level studies? Feeling stressed about it?

Never fear! HSHSP is here to help. With years of homeschooling middle school AND high school we have discovered a few REALLY helpful tips!

Some parents get SO stressed out about the high school years. They fearfully ask themselves: Can our tween do high-school level academics? Should we make our tween jump ahead to high-school level textbooks?

You know what we tell those parents? WHEN your tween is a teen and is IN high school, they will be developmentally ready for high school academics. While some middle schoolers are advanced academically, most are not. Why push an average-level tween to do super difficult academics? That’s a recipe for burnout!

Rather than push your middle schooler before they are ready for high-school academics, think about this:

One of the surprising things we’ve learned is that high schoolers need life skills and study skills that are a bit more complex than they needed in middle school. If they begin working on those during middle school, they won’t need to play catch up while they are trying to keep up with their academics.

THAT’S important stuff middle schoolers can do to prepare for high school.

Join Sabrina and Marilyn for an important episode on life skills and study skills that middle schoolers need when preparing for high school!

You may also enjoy these posts from 7SistersHomeschool.com.

Homeschooling Average Middle Schoolers: High School Can Wait!


Top 10 Goals for Homeschool Middle School





HSHSP Ep 64: Gotta Have Grammar

Homeschool highschoolers need good grammar more than ever. Can we make that fun? Yes, we can!

HSHSP Ep 63: Short Story Writing- Don’t Miss the Fun!

Short story writing is an important part of the high school writing experience- for skills and fun! Join us for practical and creative how-to’s.

HSHSP Ep 62: Writing Poetry- Your Teen CAN Do It!

HSHSP Ep 62: Writing Poetry- Your Teen CAN Do It!HSHSP Ep 62: Writing Poetry- Your Teen CAN Do It!

Writing poetry is not just for geeks and airheads (no matter what modern stereotypes might tell you). Writing poetry is an exercise that is excellent for all teens! Poetry writing develops:

*Skill in word usage

*Skill in focus

*Skill in adaptability

*Skill in creative thought

*and MORE

One of our favorite stories about learning to write poetry is when a young man who hated ALL kinds of writing, took our homeschool group poetry-writing class. He was certain that he could not write poetry, but in the fun of the class and textbook we were using, he gained confidence and found out he not only LIKED poetry writing, but he liked writing in general!

You don’t want to miss this episode of the Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Writing Poetry- Your Teen CAN Do It! Sabrina, Vicki and Marilyn share practical how’s and why’s to bring your teens’ skills up a notch and preparing them for life and college.

Here are a couple of good posts on writing poetry:

God is a Poet- and your teen should be one, too!

How to Start Writing Poetry



HSHSP Ep 61: Research Papers- You Can Do It!

How to help teens write great research papers! (and why they should)

HSHSP Ep 56: Filmmaking Elective: Simple Tips for Novices

Filmmaking Elective: Simple Tips for NovicesHSHSP Ep 56: Filmmaking Elective: Simple Tips for Novices

Need a terrific elective for your homeschool co-op?

Have a teen who is always fiddling with videos on his/her smartphone?

Want to add some great elective SPARKLE to your homeschool highschoolers’ transcripts?

A Filmmaking elective can be just what you need!

Join Sabrina and her independent filmmaker son, Sam, as they discuss the simple but fun how-to’s of creating a Filmmaking elective for the homeschool transcript. Sam first started making films during his homeschool highschool days when he was part of the local homeschool Cinematography Club. Now he teaches Filmmaking to local homeschool highschoolers.

Don’t miss this week’s episode for lots of simple tips for novice filmmakers!

How to Create Filmmaking Elective in Homeschool High School Co-op

Homeschool High School Extracurriculars: Cinematography



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