Homeschool InformationWritten by Mary Joyce
Getting Started With Homeschooling. Before jumping into all decisions surrounding actual teaching and homeschooling of your child such as: what curriculum, what books, what materials, home school calendar, organize this, organize that…. Before you do any of that first get familiar with with this bit of homeschool information.....your state’s home school laws, rules, and other regulations. Some states are quite easy and others require much more work. The HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association) is a great place to start. Legally you do have right to homeschool your child. Just make certain you comply with individual state’s regulations.
Homeschooling does require a huge time commitment on your part. And that commitment depends on level of homeschooling you do. The subject that is being taught and even ages of children involved. One question that always seems to come up, particularly from outside influences, is whether parent is
qualified to teach or not. If not parent, then who? Who better to teach and homeschool child? No one wants their child to be successful more than a parent. Plus, nobody would argue against a one to one teaching relationship between teacher and pupil and for vast number of cases this is exactly teaching environment in homeschool classroom.
Top 5 School Fund Raiser IdeasWritten by Dion Semeniuk
TOP FIVE SCHOOL FUNDRAISING IDEAS
Schools often look for ways to make money. Sometimes, new playground equipment is needed, or perhaps band equipment and uniforms, it might be that football team is in need of uniforms, or that debate team needs money to travel to a meet. Fundraising is quite common and an excellent way to make money required while teaching students about good sales and marketing, as well as money management. You will also see schools using fundraising to help other people. For example, during Tsunami, schools all around country joined efforts to raise money that could be used for medicine, food, clothing, and other needs. As you will discover in this article, there are many innovative ways of making money.
With discount cards, you can offer one particular type or a book that consists of several different cards. For example, three of favorites are shopping cards, pizza cards, and prepaid phone cards. With shopping card, you would choose from local and national merchants that provide nice savings at retail shops, grocery stores, florists, etc. For pizza card, this is just what it sounds, a card that would offer a discount off price of food sold at major chain pizza restaurants. Many of these cards offer limited use but for a mere $10, person might receive a discount 20 times, making this a real bargain. Finally, prepaid phone cards are always a great fundraising option, used by families that live across country from one another or for college students. For this type of card, you can choose from a number of denominations of $10, $20, $24, and even $30.
The second school fundraising idea is something just about everyone loves – candy. Most often, candy sales are associated with school clubs, sports groups, music departments, and church youth groups. Because this is a small dollar item, they sell well but a good marketing plan to increase sales must also be developed and implemented. Ideally, find low-priced candy suppliers, ones that support school fundraising projects, choose type or types of candy you want to sell, determine your price, and then get started selling.