Friday, August 12, 2016

Still Accepting Portfolios

For the 2015-2016 School year: I am still accepting portfolios.  I am happy to review your portfolios and send you the form you need for your district   Thank you!  Becky

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Give-Away Ohio Homeschooling Guide And Directory (Five Copies)

The contest ends Monday at 11:59 pm.  Please hurry and enter today!!  

I am excited to announce that once again Renee Brown is giving away FIVE copies of her book Ohio Homeschooling Guide and Directory!  She is awesome!  The Rafflecopter is at the end of this post.  Please enter to win!   

I get many questions from families on how to start home educating in Ohio, about field trips, and available resources in their area.  I had the privilege of connecting with Renee Brown and reading her book Ohio Homeschooling: Guide & Directory Here is a summary of what is included in her book as listed on her web page. 

· Homeschool Legalities
1. Requirements for Home Education
2. Sources for legal assistance, if needed.
3. Academic Assessment Requirements, Options and How-To’s.
4. Recent changes to educational laws regarding home education.

· Enhancement Opportunities
1. Homeschool Co-ops, Support Groups & Meet up groups.
2. Enhancement Class Options


· Field Trip Destinations
1. Arts, Business & Industry, Farms, Nature Centers
2. History, Sports, Zoos and more.

· Homeschooling Methods
1. Teaching Styles
2. Learning Styles
3. Curriculum options designed for specific styles.

· Additional Support

1. Statewide Support Organizations
2. Local Retail Stores
3. Online Stores
4. Used Curriculum Sources in the State
5. My Favorite Curriculum
6. Online Support

I feel this is an AMAZING resource for families home educating in the state of Ohio!   Renee answers your questions and provides great resources to help you with your home education journey.  Renee tells you how to get started on Home Educating.  She walks you through the process of notifying your district to home educate in Ohio step by step.   She talks about different assessment opportunities in Ohio, and includes a link to my blog. 

 Her resource pages are filled with field trips around the state, local groups, and how to choose the best curriculum for your family.  This is the guide I wish I'd had when I started home educating years ago.  I found several organizations and resources in my area that I had not heard of.  She has done excellent research from which you will benefit immensely.

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Friday, August 05, 2016

Olympic Memories. . . . Atlanta 1996

I hope you are enjoying watching the Olympics in Rio.  For me they bring back memories of my time as a volunteer at the 1996 the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia.

   My husband was in graduate school at Georgia Tech and I was a teacher with the summer off.  We volunteered and were assigned to be ushers at the volleyball venue.  All ushers had shirts with gold rings. 

My husband and I before the gold medal match for men. 

We watched over 82 matches of volleyball, and became quite versed in the rules.  We also were able to attend the dress rehearsal for the opening ceremony.

 It was a great experience.   They say once you are a part of the Olympic Family you are always a part of the Olympic Family. Though, I am guessing they are not saving a seat for us in Rio this year.

Enjoy the Games!

~ Becky

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Narrative Assessments for Ohio Homeschoolers

 For the 2015-2016 School year: I am still accepting portfolios.  I am happy to review your portfolios and send you the form you need for your district   Thank you!  Becky

I complete narrative assessments for Ohio homeschoolers for $30.  The Assessments are portfolio reviews by myself, a certified teacher, that fulfill the Ohio Home Education requirement for 3301-34-04 Academic Assessment Report Option #2.  
If you would like to begin the process start by downloading the forms for the Freestyle Assessment for unschoolers, the Self Reflection Assessment for K-8th grade, or the Self Reflection Assessment for High School for those who follow a subject curriculum. You fill out the forms, prepare the documentation, and sign them.  Please send copies as I do not return documents. Please email me for an instruction sheet that tells you where to mail them and answers some other questions. If you have trouble with the downloads, please email and I will email them to you.  Below are links  in Google Documents.   I am happy to help you so please contact me with any questions.

Becky Boerner

Freestyle Assessment in Google Documents
Self Reflection for K-8 in Google Documents
Self Reflection for High School in Google Documents.

Once you get there you need to do the following. 
If you click on the arrow button on the left hand side of the page you can download the file.
If you click on the print button you can print it out.

PS: If you can not access these files, try the links above in the document.  If you still can not access the documents, please email me and I will send you the files.  I am happy to do that! 

I also accept PayPal, Check, or Money Orders (Contact me for more information.  Many families send me checks or money orders through the mail. ) 
Click on the arrow for pricing for 2 or more reviews.

Portfolio Review(s)