With summer months on our doorstep, it can be a bit of a challenge to find ways to keep your high schooler motivated to continue homeschooling throughout the summer. It’s hard to want to continue on with learning and schoolwork when those beautiful summer breezes and rays seem to be calling their name. While it is important to continue with learning throughout the summer, there are times that it may be a little more difficult than others to keep your high school homeschool student on track. And when that happens, don’t worry. It’s absolutely normal for them to have those
Once our kids get to the High School level I gave them a list of books to choose from to read for the year. Every year our goal is for them to read at least 4 books for the list. We do reading programs in our homeschool, so the kids get plenty of other reading. I just want them to free read books they think that would be good to read. Did you know how difficult it can be to find decent books for kids? It can really be a challenge. I have come up with a list of books
We have had experience with hearing from people that it is terrible that we have made our children pay for their own car, drivers training, and monthly car insurance. It is really quite amazing to me that people now a days feel that they should expect someone else to pay for everything for them. It doesn’t teach our children anything to have everything handed to them and not to have to earn things. Due to the way we think debt in our world is absolutely astronomical. Here are a few facts to prove just how bad thing have really become.
I will be working on getting posts up over the next week sharing our curriculum choices for the 2016-2017 year for all the kids in our homeschool this year. In this post I am sharing our 9th grade curriculum choices. Last year we graduated our first homeschool kiddo, so this year we are down to 5 kids in our homeschool. 2 of them are in High School. Matter of fact for the next 4 years we will be constantly homeschooling 2 kids in High school. For anyone worried about homeschool high schoolers, don’t worry it is so much easier then you think, and they can
I will be working on getting posts up over the next week sharing our curriculum choices for the 2016-2017 year for all the kids in our homeschool this year. In this post I am sharing our 11th grade curriculum choices, for our now oldest homeschool student. Last year we graduated our first homeschool kiddo, so this year we are down to 5 kids in our homeschool. 2 of them are in High School. Matter of fact for the next 4 years we will be constantly homeschooling 2 kids in High school. For anyone worried about homeschool high schoolers, don’t worry it is so much
When we reviewed Math-U-See years ago I fell in love with the program. It was able to teach my daughter math concepts that she was really struggling to pick up. Math became a subject she dreaded doing, until she did Math-U-See. Since then it has been the only math program we have used for all of our kids. I even have our high school students take the Stewardship class for their 4th year of high school math to understand savings, interest, how to balance a checking account, and more. The Math-U-See curriculum is a little different then most math curriculums, the way
We will be graduating our first homeschooler this year. It is such a special time for all of us, knowing she has worked so hard to get to this point and she will soon be going out into the world on her own, that part is bittersweet 😕 . I had been trying to think of a great graduation gift idea that would show her how much she is loved and remind her of the wonderful memories of the many years she has spent home with her family. I couldn’t think of a more perfect gift then the wonderful memory quilt
One of the questions I often get asked is about homeschooling high schoolers. I remember when we first started homeschooling our kids, we said we would follow God’s lead on what to do with our kids when they started high school. I was worried that it would be out of my league to teach them, since I don’t have any type of teaching degree. I was also worried that they wouldn’t get into college without a diploma from an “accredited high school”. Little did I know at that time that this was very far from the real truth about homeschooling
I have already posted about our other kids homeschool curriculum for the year, our group classes, and How I Teach. Today I am going to share with you our choices for our high school curriculum for the year. This year we have a 10th grader as well as a 12th grader. Yes, that means that we will be graduating our first child this year!! High School Curriculum Choice for the 2015-2016 School Year Serena 12 Grade ~ Serena worked on her previous years of High School classes and in Junior High she has very few classes this year. Below is a
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DISCLOSURE POLICY: I have some affiliate links in this post, I only share links to products we use. To read more about our Disclosure Policy click HERE. This Years Homeschool Curriculum Choices It’s curriculum week over at the Not So Back To School blog hop hosted by iHomeschool Network. So what better time them to share what curriculum we will be using for the upcoming year. This year we will be entering our 9th year of homeschooling our blessings. Wow where did the time go… We will have kids in grades 11, 9, 7, 6, 1, and preschool this year.
Grammar is just one subject some of my kids really struggle with. I have tried many different programs with them to try to improve this area, but nothing has seemed to work. Well that was until I told them they didn’t have ago do a grammar program every single day of every single year for the rest of their school years. What? You may ask … Well read on to find out about this unique and wonderful grammar program we found called Analytical Grammar that will continue to be our grammar program for years to come. **Because we were given so