Friday, September 6, 2013

Back to Homeschool High School

Well, back to school is officially here. We are still gently easing our way in mostly because we are displaced. We are in Texas helping my parents prepare for a move to where we live in Georgia. We have been here almost three months and I sure do miss my husband, animals, and my own house. I am enjoying spending time with parents though. They aren't getting any younger and I want to enjoy them while I still can.

This is our second year of homeschooling high school. Last year we more or less muddled through, so we were thrilled when Time4Learning announced they were going to offer high school homeschool courses. My daughter signed up to take English II, Algebra I, Biology, World History, and Economics/Personal Finance.

We will continue using Drive Thru History (I love it), Vocabulary Spelling City (love the vocabulary flash cards), and whatever life skills/art/music my daughter delves into. I am considering having her take a high school writing course as well. She is an o.k. writer as far as story writing goes, but she really needs more help with other forms of writing and I don't think it will work for me to be her teacher. She doesn't always see eye-to-eye with me or my ideas.

She is interested in taking some type of class like karate. She took classes when she was little so at least she knows what to expect. I really wish there was an anime group in our area. She loves anime, especially Hetalia.

I hope to work in a few road trips (field trips) in this year. It was always fun to take field trips when she was younger. I just need to be a little more creative now that she is in high school. She's pretty picky!

So, what are your back to school plans this year? I'd love it if you'd leave me a comment.