Saturday, May 30, 2020

Planning for Next Year. . Homeschool Planet

When two of my friends who quite honestly are vastly different told me that they used Homeschool Planet I thought that was interesting.  I should have stopped right at the moment and realized that this was something I needed to take notice of.  Instead, I foolishly delayed looking into it.

But luckily, I am no longer foolish.  This spring I took the plunge and did a free trial of Homschool Planet.   Within 3 days I purchased a year subscription which they added on to my 30 day trial.  It changed my life. Truly!

The Homeschool Planet is an online planning, calendar, and scheduler.  It is a way for you to post the lessons that your students need to complete AND more importantly at my house, know whether people have actually completed them!

I love this!  I pull up my view and say things like. . . Why is math not completed?  I am confused as to why you have not done that for two days?  Hmm, it looks like you will be doing math on Saturday.   I also say things like, WOW!  You completed all your work today. Look at how close we are to the end!  I am so proud of you!

The other part that has been powerful for my students is that it has the feature of moving all the assignments forward.  My students began to understand that not doing something adds it on to the end of the year.  It was a good visual reminder.

You can also add music practice, track grades, put your vacations in, send your students an email with their assignments, and much more.

So this would be a great time to try a free trial

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Upcoming Give-Away for Newsletter Subscribers Only!


I would like to have a give-away in the next few weeks.  Hopefully an Amazon card or two.  But, I am mixing things up this time and will only provide the link to newsletter subscribers.  If you have not signed up for the Ohio Homeschool Assessment newsletter. . this is your moment!

I have included an embedded sign-up form below.  I only send out newsletters 3-4 times per year.  But, they are important as they tell you about the the January portfolio review give-away happening, , other give-aways, and other homeschool information.

So please sign up and look for a newsletter in the next two weeks. It could be your lucky day. 
Becky Boerner


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Saturday, May 09, 2020

Repost. . . . .Happy Mother's Day or How I became a Mother on Mother's Day.

This is a re-post from several years ago.  It is one of my favorite stories.   My oldest son has now turned 21 and lives on his own.    This mothers day I am missing my son Jonathan on earth.  But thankful he will always be my son, I will always be his mom, and I will see him again.     

On Mother's Day 1999 we arrived in Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands.  The Marshall Islands consists of 29 atolls and 5 isolated islands.  This was the view from my plane window of Majuro.
I wondered how the 747 jet I was on was going to land on this atoll.

  My husband and I had desired to be parents for a long time.  We arrived at our hotel and waited.  I went down to grab something to eat at the Mother's Day buffet.  A lovely woman pushed a flower wut on my head and said, "Happy Mother's Day." 
Wearing the wut a few moments before I became a mom.
We waited in our room for them to bring our son.   We were in the middle of a tropical paradise, but I could only think of holding our new son.
Amazing view from our hotel room.  Atolls have ocean on one side and a lagoon on the other.  You are looking at the lagoon and can see the other side of the island.  The water was amazing shades of blue.
Finally there was a knock on the door and their our guide and birthmom stood holding one of the most adorable little boys I had ever seen.  I  remember trying to act casual and calm.  We invited them in and his birth mom asked me if I wanted to hold him?  I remember sitting there and being so overcome with emotion.
First time in my arms.

First Family Picture

Mother's Day had been a sad day for me in the past as I longed for children.  Now it really is my favorite holiday as it reminds me of how our family began.  I never dreamed I would be privileged enough to have 7 kids.

Happy Mother's Day!  
Becky proud mom of 7

Easter 2014

July 2019  

Friday, May 01, 2020

Update on our lives and Portfolios for 2020.

Dear Friends,

I wanted to update you on our lives and my plans for the the 2020 portfolio season. My son Jonathan transitioned to heaven on April 3, 2020 after his battle with Ewings Sarcoma Stage 4 for three years. We miss him terribly.

 I wanted to let everyone know what that means for Ohio Homeschool Assessments.  I have been thinking through what makes this doable for me to continue.   At this moment, I am able to work and will continue to.  I enjoy what I do serving families.  My work is important to our family and our budget.  But, I need to make some changes to keep going.  I am now accepting portfolios for the 19/20 school year.  Please click here for more information. 

I am going to stop my periodic blog postings.  I am not at a good place to write.  I may do some re-posting of old posts.  There are 10 years of posts on the blog to read.  My hope is to Blog again in the future.    I will still post sporadically on Instagram and Facebook.  Click to follow.

I can not thank you enough for being so kind to me and our family over the last few years.  The support I receive from my families touches my heart so deeply.  Thank you.  Please know I am happy to work with you, and see what you have accomplished this year.

Becky Boerner