New Personal Finance Curriculum for Homeschooling

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Homeschooling Families:

My name is Jane Slotnick, and this will be my fifth year to teach personal finance at Oklahoma Christian School in Edmond.  During my years, I have developed my own curriculum for my students.  My husband, a programming whiz, decided he wanted to create an interactive web-based program that would allow kids to learn about many aspects of financial literacy in a real-life simulation.  Everything from banking to taxes is included.

The name of the course is Personal Finance for Teens.  URL is www.perfinforteens.com.  When you select the Demo Site tab, you’ll be able to see both a teacher and student account.  As a homeschool parent, you would be the teacher with as many students as necessary connected to your account.  Several homeschooling families at my church have used the program and loved it.  Learning has skyrocketed for both those families and the students I teach at OCS.

Please take a look at the program and share with the other families in your group.  It is a great option for teaching this valuable life skill.    If you have any questions, I would be happy to help you any time.

Thank you so much,

Jane Slotnick

This does look like a great resource for homeschoolers. Since my kids aren’t old enough to start the program, I will pin it to a Pinterest board for future reference. So if your kids aren’t old enough either but it looks like a good curriculum, bookmark it, Pin it, save it somehow so you don’t forget about it! (FYI–I am not endorsing it, nor reviewing it, nor being compensated in any way to share the info here. Just like many other resources on this page, the owner emailed me asking me to share the information with others, and I am gladly obliging!)

Girl’s RockIt Days at Embry Riddle

Hi Homeschoolers,

Once again we at Embry-Riddle are presenting our Girls RockIt Days for both high-schoolers and middle-schoolers. We would like to invite you all to participate as we have had several home-schooled young women in the past and would like to reach out to more students in this group. Our High School event is September 10 and our fall Middle School event is September 22 (we have two additional middle-school events in the spring). Contact me at melanie.wilson@erau.edu for more information or to register your student(s).

Melanie Wilson

Here is a peak of the activities they did last Spring:

Girls RockIt Day

Spring, 2015

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Student Union Hangar

8-8:15 Check-in

8:30 Welcome Dr. Ayers/ Photo

9 – 11 Breakouts (see below) students choose one “track”

Global Interest: (Hangar)

  • Spy Camp (Global Security Program)
  • Global Business
  • Crash Lab
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Meteorology
  • Intro to AE, EE, ME, CE, SE
  • Propulsion
  • Jet Dragster
  • Space/Legos/Materials

11:00 Lunch (Hangar)

  • Student discussion tables
  • Study Abroad information

11:30 Rockets/Flightline

1:00 Flightline/Rockets

2:30 Evaluations/Departure

High School Transcripts

Since my oldest child is 10, I haven’t given this topic much thought. However, Scott Meadows, the developer of a transcript software from HSLDA, asked me to share this link to their transcript software.

Fast Transcripts

I know there are several homeschoolers out there who are concerned about what their child needs to do to prepare for college. Do they need a transcript? What about ACT/SATs? How far can they get with dual-credit high school/community college classes?

If any of our readers has some information about this, or links to other websites or articles, please comment below or shoot me an email at prescotthshub@gmail.com.

Thank you!!