College Grants

College Grants | What are college grants? And is college worth it if you are saddled in debt? You may go to college for only four years and yet have to pay for twenty! College can be for anyone and in this episode, we look at grants as a way to help pay for college tuition. Hold on to your seat and listen as Jean Burk shares her knowledge with you! #homeschool #homeschooling #podcastCollege Grants #68

What are college grants? And is college worth it if you are saddled in debt? You may go to college for only four years and yet have to pay for twenty! College can be for anyone and in this episode, we look at grants as a way to help pay for college tuition. Hold on to your seat and listen as Jean Burk shares her knowledge with you!

College GRANTS

College grants consist of the money you don’t have to pay back. Gov. grant FAFSA – mistakes and how to sign up for it.

Some colleges offer endowments – such as the Moody Bible Institute through federal and institutional grants. The education part is paid through grants. Keep in mind a big name or high pricetag school often offers more opportunity. Test scores help but income bracket also helps – Standford by definition says 144K is low income.

For example, law schools are ranked in the top six, top ten, top sixteen. You don’t want to rule out a college because of money. Or it appears to be out of your reach, you never know.

Are you a resident of a certain state? You may be surprised at what grants are offered some in the form of entitlements.

Federal Pell Grant – not eligible until you fill out the FAFSA

Federal supplemental (FFEOG)

Academic Competitiveness Grant ACG

National Smart Grant SMG

College Grants — TEACH Grant

      Cost-Containment Programs

      Tuition Equalization Grant  –Private school in-state tuition. College for all Texans, for example. If you meet the college costs and how much your family can pay. 2.5 GPA — if tuition cost is more than the private school you can qualify for a tuition grant.

      Reciprocity —

  1. Some states will provide reciprocity for other states. In-state tuition to a governing state. MSEP – Midwest Student Exchange Program. Non, resident (listen to the podcast for more information) go to a neighbor or nearby state can reduce the cost of tuition.
  2. Western undergrad exchange — Arizona, Alaska ca Idaho, Hawaii – reduces instate tuition.
  3. Look at the New England reciprocity program.

One of the best websites is the Sallie Mae website.

FAFSA – stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Maximize chances for getting the student aids. October 1 is the first day – and do it as early as possible or the money is gone! You must have this filled out first. LISTEN

Federal Pell Grant – FPG – not eligible until you fill out the FAFSA – the most financial money. The undergrad who has not earned a professional degree yet. Start with FAFSA – every year must be filled out. Depends on the school year, student, max. award around 6K – Cost of attendance, whether the child is working in the school or not.

Federal Pell Grant – Iraq or Afganansstan Service Grant – parent died under the military, eligible for additional money under the age of 24 and enrolled in college.

Federal supplemental (FFEOG) federal supplemental opportunity grant — low-income undergrad students who need a lot of help – 4K per year just depending on your personal situation. Most colleges participate in these grants. No additional funds are available once you get these funds. Check the college website or financial aid dept of your college for more information.

Academic Competitiveness GrantACG  and the National Smart Grant SMG-Two programs that fall under improved math and science instruction. Take on more challenging courses in high school and helps your child become more successful in these areas. High demand in the global economy – technology or engineering. Available to students.

TEACH Grant – Teacher education assistance for college and higher education. Take specific classes to get the grants themselves and do a certain type of job or it will turn into a loan. The sooner you apply the more money you can get.

 

Methods of Homeschooling – Homeschool Mom’s Quiz

methods of Homeschooling | There are many methods of homeschooling. Are you ready for a homeschool mom quiz to determine the strengths you possess to educate your children? #Homeschool #homeschooling #podcast #homeschoolmethodsMethods of Homeschooling — Homeschool Mom Quiz – Episode 284

There are many methods of homeschooling. Are you ready for a homeschool mom quiz to determine the strengths you possess to educate your children? Like most of us, you may question whether you have the skill set to dive into the homeschool year, or you may have questions or reservations about what method to use when homeschooling your children. In this episode of Vintage Homeschool Moms, Felice will share her sage advice after logging in over 32 years of homeschooling her five children.

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People often have mixed opinions about quiz’s — either you like them or you don’t. In this episode, we will explore how this Homeschool Mom Quiz can help you with your homeschool year – no matter what time of the year you listen.

Methods of Homeschooling

In the many years of homeschooling, I’ve heard it all. The mom’s that have it together and need no advice and the mom’s that struggle to get through each day. I think I’ve been a mix of those moms and hopefully, at the end of this show, you’ll be able to figure out the best way to approach homeschooling for you and your family.  None of us set out to fail, in fact, we hope to do the best we can each and every day. We start out with great expectations and end up somewhere in where the wild things. If you are a homeschool mom, you’ve caught the analogy to two books, Great Expectations and Where the Wild Things Are … if it bothers you that the previous title ends in “are” you are a bonafide homeschool mom!

When we think of how we want to educate our children, we have to consider ourselves as well. This short podcast is not the place for and all-encompassing seminar in the home to homeschool, however, I think some of these ideas will help you.

Some of us enjoy learning alongside our children, others like to give the child an option of learning through play or give the child a book and have them learn what interests them. In looking at these approaches there are many things to consider. The goal, after all, is in the retention of the information?

Methods of Homeschooling?
As I ask you these questions consider the answers:

  1. Are you interested in the big picture of learning or in the facts?
  2. Are you focused on the outcome so that someday your kids can go to a traditional or private school?
  3. Are you interested in teaching via the classics or the importance of Latin for vocabulary and grammar?
  4. Do you think kids learn better through play or experiential learning with a focus on what interests them?
  5. Or are you a combination of different techniques and methods?

These are important questions and ones that can really help you figure the methods of homeschooling you prefer and learn how you want to conduct your homeschool program.

Learning Styles – Important Knowledge when seeking the best Method of Homeschooling for your family.

Another important series of questions is how you learn and as you are considering this – think about how your children learn best? When they are younger it may take some observation to figure it out, but as they get older you will quickly identify what type of learner that they are. As with any list, you can see some crossovers.

https://www.rasmussen.edu/student-life/blogs/college-life/most-common-types-of-learners/

  1. Kinesthetic/Tactile Hands-on — learn by doing, hard time sitting still, good at sports,
  2. Auditory: Listening – the person who doesn’t need to take notes and remembers, easily distracted, good listener, reading aloud work well
  3. Visual: You learn by seeing – if you hear the information you are the person who wants to write it down to remember it, you draw all over your notes or papers, study with flash cars
  4. Reading and Writing: You prefer to read your own information and learn it yourself. Make lists rewrite the information in your own words

Knowing how you learn best as well as your child will help you in gearing a curriculum that works well.

This quiz is only as good as the answers you give. I promise it will help you gain some clarity in the process of homeschooling along with some good information to help you decide on the best method or curriculum for your children.

Homeschool Moms Test

Listen to this podcast to hear the questions as well as the test results!

Teaching Creation Geology

teaching creation geology | Teaching creation geology to your children is often accompanied by excited cries because rocks are so much fun!  #Homeschool #homeschooling #podcast #CreationGeology Teaching Creation Geology to Your Kids!

Teaching creation geology to your children is often accompanied by excited cries because rocks are so much fun! In this episode of Vintage Homeschool Moms, Felice Gerwitz interviews Patrick Nurre from Northwest Treasures, Geology. The Nurre’s have been longtime friends of Media Angels, Inc. and customers for many years.

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Geology is not boring! Teaching geology to your kids should be fun and hands on. The owners of Northwest Treasures, Geology know what that means and for years have paired my unit study Creation Geology: A Study of Fossils, The Flood, and Formations with their rock kits.

    1.  How did you come to be a creationist?
  • Patrick grew up in Montana and it was a fossil and rock gold mind.
  • Loved studying rocks and researching geology, paleontology, rocks, and minerals
  • Convinced that evolution was the answer and Bible was a collection of myths
  • Senior year Patrick became a believer in Jesus — but not sure about “Creation.”
  • Began really reading the Scriptures. One main part of the consequences of the “Flood” story became interesting.
  • The Flood is the turning point of geological earth history — were all laid down by The Flood
  • Geology was a doorway, rocks formation, and identification etc.
  • As a family that was homeschooling was teaching was the “Catechism” of Creation. Kids did not know how to apply that information.
  • Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, etc. They didn’t know how to fit it into Biblical Creation
  • While they believed the “Bible story” they believed the evolutionary perspective.
  • Patrick believed they needed both parts — confidence and experience to interpret landforms as Biblical Creationists
  • Built Geology Kits with the specimens  — over 100 kits available here What does having a creation worldview have to do with geology? Why is it important?2.
    2. What are some of the things that you do to help support this message?
  • Two views of earth history — 4.5 Billion years ago an developed through long ages — evolutionary processes OR the earth was created a short time ago by an Intelligent Being, out of nothing, and the earth was Flooded due to sin.
  • Is it scientific, was it observed, was it recorded, philosophy, consensus — it is passed off as “science fact” but it is not — evolution is a “guess” or a hypothesis
  • The Bible is a historical recorded story. There are things that can be checked against other sources. In contrast with the modern view of earth history – uses a framework of what is seen today and projected into the past. Much about modern geology is not science at all — it is guesses or predictions.
    3. So how would you suggest we teach creation geology to our kids?
  • Two big of a subject to tackle in one grade or another. Cover it in smaller chunks more often.
  • Patrick has authored books on teaching creation geology
  • Children need to learn a Christian worldview and the Scriptures
  • Field experience — hands-on
  • This is not an academic subject. Schools treat “earth science” as another academic subject. It is a world-view in Patrick’s opinion.
  • Genesis 7:11 — one of the most significant Scripture that deals with geology.
  • Geology for Kids – 4-8 a lab book accompanies it — kids need to study the samples.
  • Confidence that the children can develop through the years.
    4. What are some of the things that you do to help support this message?
  • Patrick teaches various field trips in various location.
  • Patrick speaks at various homeschool conferences and works with parents to build a worldview
  • Textbooks that teach in a clear as possible – visit NorthwestRockandFossil.com 
    5. Yellowstone National Park is important to you as you teach families. Share more information about this.
  • Yellowstone is our Nation’s first National Park
  • It serves as the model and icon of evolutionary geology.
  • It is a lab to study the Biblical historical framework of earth history
  • It changes people’s lives and perspectives on the Bible and geology.
  • Dinosaur Dig: Eastern Montana — to look for dinosaur bones!

Last thoughts;

  1. Spend time in Genesis, especially the first 11 chapters of the Bible. Master those Scriptures.
  2. Hands-on learning is best! Spend time in the field.

 

Is College Worthwhile?

Is College worthwhile | Is college worthwhile? If you have to spend 20 years paying off a college debt? The crushing burden for debt cripples a student's dreams for the future. Any debt is the result of lack of planning. #homeschool #homeschooling #podcast #collegeIS COLLEGE WORTH IT-WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS?

Episode  67

Is college worthwhile? If you have to spend 20 years paying off a college debt? The crushing burden for debt cripples a student’s dreams for the future. Any debt is the result of lack of planning. College is supposed to open doors for our children. In this podcast, we discuss ways to have others pay for our college education with scholarships and grants.

Some students can’t find a job in their degree. Is there a way to avoid this? Yes!

Thanks to our sponsor is College Prep Genius.

This is one of a four-part series on the topic of, “Is college worthwhile?” Today our focus is dicussing debt and ways to avoid debt!

Limit the time and money to get a college education helps, cutting down the time is very wise. Dual credit is great in high school. Find a college you can afford. A big price tag doesn’t mean your college experience is going to be better. Make your plans for college, the cost to debt ration. Your decision needs to be based upon your research. Often the most expensive colleges have the most money to give out. If you are eligible to get “big money,” that is wonderful — but do keep in mind the final costs.

There is no one size fits all — there is an amazing opportunity here!

Work through college?
Yes, if you can do that it is fine, but often something else can suffer like your academics. It really depends on your personal sacrifice.  Look at the big picture and what works best for you.

Debt is the result of lack of planning. If you are considering grad school, a fellowship grant. Financial support for their graduate studies. It is based on merit. Or a research assistant.

Tuition remission is a wage for an employee or dependent.  Working at a college allows dependents to go free. Companies often will pay for their employee’s college to give them more qualified employees. Draw a different set of employees. In certain states, college debt is paid for nurses and teachers. An incentive to keep the teacher or nurse, etc.

Armed forces is another way that college benefits. We will do a show on this in the future. GI bill and more.

How is college paid for? 

  1. Loans
  2. Scholarships
  3. Grants

The biggest fear is ignorance. If you have no money for college, didn’t save for it because you don’t have any money–you can still plan for college scholarships through study! Many people are still paying off their loans so this show is about helping you to avoid it!

Overview about debt

  1. Loans: money you have to pay back
  2. Perkins, Direct Stafford
  3. Parents borrow on students behalf: Direct Plus, a Student loan is often more interest than a parent’s.

After your first job they never look at your college information again. Yet that college degree can open the doors for you. Some say you should not go to college. There is fear being perpetuated about college. Listen to Jean’s advice in this podcast!

Every family needs to know there are many options and not rule it out because of money. Jean’s own mother said, “Don’t even think about college because we don’t have the money.” Jean didn’t even consider it because of that statement. Jean worked one year, and then went to college and her entrance test showed that she did get a scholarship.

You don’t have to be strapped in debt or have loans! Stay tuned for more shows showing you that college

 


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Summertime Favorites – The Homeschool Budget

Free homeschool podcast about budgeting finances for homeschooling.The Homeschool Budget is part one of a series of three podcast episodes dealing with the topic of financial fear.

With a family of 8 kids, Fletch and Kendra know that homeschooling can get expensive. On this episode, they share tips and tricks they have used over the years to save money and homeschool well within a budget.

Along the way, they talk about homeschooling within and out of the charter school system.

SHOW NOTES:

Recommended Resources:

The Wired Homeschool – Homeschooling with Netflix
M.I.T. iTunes University
KHAN Academy
HOOPLA – Free audio/video through the local library
Homeschool Creations
Betty The Surf Dog Twitter Feed – Home of Betty the Surf Dog
Fletch Twitter
Kendra Twitter

Music clips used on this episode:
Watch Me – Buy it on iTunes Here

 


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Learn Something New

learn something new | Summertime (or anytime) is the perfect time to learn something new. In this episode, Felice Gerwitz and Meredith Curtis discuss the importance of learning new things. #Homeschool #homeschooling #podcast #LearnSomething

    • Let’s Learn Something New – Episode 282

      Summertime (or anytime) is the perfect time to learn something new. In this episode, Felice Gerwitz and Meredith Curtis discuss the importance of learning new things.

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      Try out some of our other podcasts:

      Weddings on the Cheap — using homemade to make wonderful memories

      1. Arts and Crafts

      • crafts for gifts
      • flower arrangements
      • crafts for parties
      • fun crafts
      • sewing

2. Building

  • build something simple
  • create a shelf for your room
  • create gifts

 

  • 3. Sports
    • Fun sports
      • Tennis, archery, soccer, football
    • Training

4. Renew your faith

  • Read a Christian topic book as a family
  • Family mission trip
  • Local mission trip

5. Teaching Argumentation

  • Art of disagreeing
  • Different world-view and positions
  • Understanding the times
  • Learning how to respond with grace

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Biblical Creation Terminology

Biblical CreationBiblical Creation Terminology

In order to have an intelligent discussion, you must understand the terms. Biblical Creation terminology is the focus of this podcast.

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Biblical Creation vs. Evolution:

A quick definition of Biblical Creation begins with the Creator God. A Creator God began the world with His Word. Genesis 1:1: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”

Evolution – by definition is a change over time, it is a two-step process.
1. The theory that life began spontaneously on its own
2. Darwin’s theory of simple life evolving into more complex

The terminology is confusing.
Terminology is everything. “He who defines the term wins.”

What is in a word?
Creation:
1. Creation science
2. Biblical Creation
3. Old Earth Creationist

Evolution:
1. Macro Evolution
2. Convergent Evolution
3. Darwinism
4. Neo-Darwinism
5. Old Earth
6. Theistic Evolution

God created the world with His Word. Genesis 1:1

Do you believe that God created? It is a matter of faith, evidence points to a Creator.

Intelligent Design:

An “Intelligent” Designer began the world
Science points to order not disorder
Evolution does not make sense in regard to life beginning by accident
The Designer could be:
1. God (for Christians)
2. Aliens
3. Unknown

Adaptation:

Scientists are conflicted and confused when discussing this aspect of evolution. The idea that traits are inherited by use and disuse are unscientific. The theory is that an organism adapts or alters according to certain genetic limits or due to circumstances.

Creationists do believe that adaptation does happen within certain generic limits. Adaptation happens within a kind. For example, there are different kinds of dogs, cats, finch, etc.

However, dogs remain dogs. New creatures or new features are never observed through adaptation.

Speciation:
1.Evolution of populations with species
2. Evolutionary biologists involved in the debate over what the term means
3. Based on the word “species”
4. Signifies a small step along evolution from one basic kind to another (false)
5. Variation should be used instead
6. Changes that occur with certain characteristics

Evolutionary scientists:

1. Have faith in evolution
2. Will not back down even with the lack of evidence
3. Bottom line: atheists, agnostics or Bible believers who see evolution evidence through evolutionary filters
4. Those who believe God created the world as stated in Genesis
a. take Genesis and the entire Bible in faith
b. Believe science confirms the Bible


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Summertime Favorites – Can We Afford To Homeschool?

Free podcast about the finances and budgeting for Christian homeschoolingCan you afford to homeschoool? What if your budget is already at its max, and you feel you’re barely scraping by just to provide the basics for your family?

Join Fletch and Kendra as we sit down with our Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network colleague and CPA Carol Topp for a lively and quick discussion of how to make homeschooling work on a small or non-existent budget, the realities and expenses of homeschooling older kids, and the need to examine our hearts when it comes to finances and what God is calling us to do.

 

Show Notes

HomeschoolCPA

Dollars and Sense podcast, with Carol Topp

Microbusiness for Teens

Dave Ramsey, Financial Peace University

 


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Best Summertime Day Trips

day trips | Planning for summertime day trips or day trip is easy, fast and fun! It was the only vacation my family took for many years. #Homeschool #homeschooling #podcast #DayTripsBest Summertime Day Trips — Episode 281

Planning for summertime day trips or day trip is easy, fast and fun! It was the only vacation my family took for many years. With both my husband and myself, self-employed the business did not run if we were not here. Being the ever-resourceful couple, we decided to ditch our car and buy a conversion van, and the fun began! Our journeys started close to home. Museums, state parks, and the planetarium. We asked the big question — is this a day drive? If not, we planned a week-end trip.

Out of our day-trip journeys, we soon found a love for nature and purchased our first pop-up tent in 1998. It was brand new and the camping trips began. It was small enough to fit behind our now, SUV and the best news was that it fit our entire family of five kids and two adults. Recently our pop-up was infested with critters that tore it up, but it lasted twenty years!

Supply list for summertime day trips:

Things to bring:

  1. Backpack
  2. Binoculars
  3. Fishing pole
  4. Portable chairs
  5. Picnic lunch
  6. Bug spray
  7. Sunscreen
  8. Water – plenty!
  9. First-aid kit
  10. Umbrella

 

Places to visit or things to do for summertime day trips:

  1. State park – hiking, backpacking, picnic, field trips.
  2. Museums – local displays, rotating or traveling exhibits
  3. Local culture – car show, horse shows, boat racing, sand sculptures, etc.
  4. Visit a farm / you pick
  5. Go to a fair – state fairs are in abundance in the summer
  6. Rodeo – a bit of culture for the cowboy or cowgirl in each of us
  7. Pet Store – just visit! Some stores feature exotic animals
  8. Flea Market – local culture at its best.
  9. Create an adventure
    1. Do something different, ride a roller coaster
    2. Taste exotic foods
    3. Visit interesting restaurants or cook these foods at home
  10. Horseback riding

 


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Summertime Parties On The Cheap

summertime parties | Summertime parties can cost a small fortune. In this podcast, we discuss yummy foods and ideas to keep your party within budget. Fun times can be had by all! #Homeschool #homeschooling #podcast #SummertimePartySummertime Parties On The Cheap – Episode 281

Summertime parties can cost a small fortune. In this podcast, we discuss yummy foods and ideas to keep your party within budget. Fun times can be had by all!

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Summertime can mean trips but it can also include DIY parties at home. When planning a summertime party you may want to consider the theme, which will help you decide on the food as well as the games or activities for the kids and adults.

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DIY Summertime Parties On The Cheap:

Party Themes:

  1. Backyard Country Fair
  • Darts or bow and arrows (supervise of course!0
  • Create Fair Games

2. Cowboys or Western Theme

  • Dress up clothes for kids
  • Cowboy hats
  • Badges for boys or girls
  • Boots
  • Jeans
  • Stick for pretend horses (for relays)

3.  Princess or Tea Parties

  • Dress up clothes for the kids
  • Tierra for girls and crowns for boys (DIY with construction paper)
  • Teacups – ask guests to bring their own or give for party gifts

4. Pirates or Adventurer

  • Pirate hats (DIY with construction paper)
  • Eye patches
  • Boots and jeans
  • Treasuer hunt

5. Fun Hats

  • Everyone wears a hat (or cap) (DIY with construction paper)
  • Scarfs

6. Sports

  • Headgear — or caps  from the sport
  • Jersey or t-shirts that are sports-focused
  • Sports gear for games

7. Water Themed Party

  • Attire: bathing suits/ cover ups/shorts and shirts
  • Slip and slide
  • Sprinklers
  • Water guns
  • Water balloons

Game Ideas can be adapted to any of the themes:

  • Use old soda or juice bottles and use plastic rings to create a fun game
  • Relay races
  • Darts
  • Bow and arrows
  • Slip and slide
  • Treasure hunt
  • Frisbee
  • A fishing game with a magnet at the end of the pole (paper clip “fish”)
  • Balls, footballs, balloons, etc.
  • Watercolor table. Paints, brushes, water and paper!
  • Balloons. Playing with balloons is always fun.
  • Water balloons. Play catch!
  • Water gun tag
  • Freeze tag

Kid-friendly Foods:

Summertime Healthy Snacks – More Info Here

  1. Hotdogs
  2. Cheese – Grilled Cheese
  3. Burgers (beef, turkey, veggie, etc.)
  4. Sloppy Joes
  5. Pulled pork
  6. Baked beans
  7. Chips
  8. Skewers of meats and veggies
  9. Skewers of fruit
  10. Cheese and crackers
  11. Watermelon
  12. Cookies
  13. Lemonade
  14. Water with fruit slices (lemon or lime)
  15. Sheet cakes – purchase or make

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