Tag archives for high school

Well.

It’s been so long since I’ve written here, that I don’t remember what my blog was even about. *head scratch*

I’ve had this blog for so long that it’s a mash-up of so many different versions of me. So many emotions, thoughts, and random ideas, so it probably doesn’t matter much.

I guess an update is in order?

  • NK is 4. RS is 13. SA is 15. SM is 17. Wow.
  • Their grade levels for the upcoming year are kindergarten (although she is currently working her way through this and should be done by November), 8th, 10th and 12th.
  • Colleges are on the radar. One in particular.
  • Thinking of ways to celebrate graduation. :)
  • I won’t be keeping much homeschool information here since I also have a homeschool site.
  • In the process of publishing first children’s book.
  • In the process of creating toys to go with the book.
  • Spending more time writing.
  • Still working for a homeschool company part-time.

I think that’s about it. Haven’t figured out what we’ll be doing for next year’s curricula, but I can share what we’re doing for kindergarten. Now, we only spend about an hour or two working on kindergarten lessons. The rest of the time is really following interests and hands-on play. If she ever gets tired of a lesson, we move on to something else. She turned 4 in March and picks things up very easily and quickly. We didn’t push for early kindergarten at all. She just loves learning and was bored with the pre-school work. We “school” 4 days per week.

KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM

Phonics & Reading
Reading Eggs
All About Reading 1
Get Ready for the Code, Get Set for the Code, & Go For the Code *
Bob Books**
Keeping a journal***

Literature
Selections from Ambleside Online (e.g. Winnie the Pooh, The Tale of Peter Rabbit)

Math
Rod & Staff Math 1
Khan Academy

Social Studies/Geography
A Beka Social Studies K5****
DK Workbook

Science
DK Workbook (used as a spine)

Handwriting
HWOT

Extras
Keyboarding Without Tears
Dance, Karate, Hiking
Arts & craft projects (practice cutting, pasting, painting, etc.)
Gardening
Time4Learning

 

*Get Ready for the Code, Get Set for the Code, & Go For the Code: She started this series (a, b & c) in preschool. They are a little easy for her, but she wants to finish them. We will go on to Explode the Code as soon as she finishes up.

**Bob Books: We started these, but them on the back-burner for a bit. They are great readers and work well, but for some reason, a few of the characters make her upset. I wanted to pick it up and try again later, but we may not get a chance.

***Keeping a journal: This is very casual. She likes to write words that she knows. Sometimes I will have her draw freely or make up a story with pictures. She can write, draw, scribble, paste pictures, etc. You could use this or just a regular journal/notebook.

****A Beka Social Studies K5: We skip anything dealing with church or school. Mainly use it as a spine. For instance, we used the pages on police and safety to go further into what policemen do. We also used it to talk about calling emergency numbers. How to use the phone. Learning address and phone number.

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The Raven – Edgar A. Poe

We are studying The Raven in literature, so I thought I’d share a few resources.

The Raven study guide

Edgar A. Poe biography

Edgar A. Poe – The Mystery biography video

The Raven animation

Edgar Allan Poe Society

Tiny Toons version of The Raven

The Simpsons version of The Raven

Funny review of milk. Yes…milk.

Trippy tribute video.

The Raven. (song by The Raven)

 

 

 

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9th Grade Curriculum Plan 2012-2013

I think I’ve finally figured out my 9th grader’s homeschool curriculum for 2012-2013. Once I start the actual schedule planning, some of this may change. Hopefully I’ll have everything finalized by August. If you’re a homeschooler, you’ll understand what I mean about having a curriculum plan and then tossing it all out of the window, only to start over.

I’ll post the younger kids once I get that all figured out.

9th Grade 2012-2013

English I – 1 credit: 

Algebra 1 – 1 credit:

Physical Science – 1 credit:

World History – 1 credit:

Japanese I – 1 credit:

Latin – 1 credit:

Art History & Appreciation – .5 credit:

Extras
  • Bowling
  • Piano

If you are homeschooling a high schooler this upcoming school year, what are you using?

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Ok. Quick. Before I Get In The Shower.

I got this from Roni.

1. Can you sing the fight song?
Uh..Nope.

2. Who was your favorite teacher?
I don’t think I had one. Honestly, my memory is sucky. I can barely remember ANY names of the teachers in high school. Oddly, I can remember the teacher’s names from elementary school.

3. What was your school mascot?
Panthers

4. Did you go to the Prom?
Hells yea. Actually, I wasn’t going to go, but my family talked me into going. My aunt bought my dress. My date was my boyfriend at the time. He was two years older and we had been dating since Dec of that school year. The prom was suckage…after prom was suckage…but I really enjoyed being with him.

5. If you could go back, would you?
Hells no.

6. What do you remember most about graduation?
I told you about my memory right? I remember taking a lot of pictures. My parents, family, and boyfriend were there. THEN, my EX boyfriend showed up (he was from a different school). Dude adored me.

7. Where were you on Senior Skip Day?
I have no idea. I don’t think we had one.

8. Did you have a job your senior year?
I sure did. I worked at FootLocker in the mall. Best teen job EVER.

9. Where did you go most often for lunch?
Uh..the lunchroom? And after that we mostly went into the E-Room (big screen tv, games, tables for sitting and gossiping or doing work).

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