Thursday, March 15, 2018

Decisons, Decisions, new plans have to be made.


Can't believe our son is finishing up his jr. year in high school
and will be a senior next year!

Where in the word did the time grow?

So don't know many plans for next year, but right now
these are in the making. lol.

Algebra II (needs only no idea as of now or what curriculum
we will be using, personally I hope my men do not choose Abeka again,
at least for Math. Nothing wrong with the curriculum except for Math doesn't
seem to fit my student's needs.)

Elective: Psychology, Thinking about using a book from
Christian book. com, Can't exactly remember the title, but I believe
it's called, "Psychology with a Christian perspective," high school edition
and also would have a teacher's guide if we wanted to go that route.

He'll still need another year of English  and he'll need another Science,
it can be any high school Science or Chemistry.

Foreign language has changed to Japanese and he is using duo lingo
and most likely that will continue over to next year.

His elective: Culinary arts will most likely be carried over as another elective for next year,

Hubby and I are planning on attending the homeschool convention in March, I'm planning
on going both days, my husband one day.

And the more part, I'm gong to wait on that until another day.


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

A long time since I posted, but figured I'd better let everyone know how things are going.


Well, at the beginning of the new year is the last time I posted and typed
on my last blog, so there may be some repeats.

On the school front,
Math: Geometry, Dad is still helping with this, but with his work schedule, etc, kind
of hard to fit it in, but seems to be going well so far on the academic part.

Government was finished last semester, he's doing Economics this semester and
seems to be doing well.

For his English III part, for literature, he has only two books left for the year, the composition
part is usually one of the 3 project choices in his Economics curriculum, which may be a writing assignment, hand's on, etc.  He finished "Painless speaking," the book we were using for the speech
part. however: I'm going to require for him to prepare and give a speech, looks like April will be
the best month for this with our schedule.

Science/Physics:  His Dad is also still helping with this and again a little hard with work schedule
but the way they've been able to do this lately and our son can now do some on his own, it's helped
a lot, so it also seems to be going well too.

Foreign language keeps getting changed in our house. lol.  So now he's not studying Spanish,
was interested and was going to do Korean, well, that didn't quite pan out, so now he's doing
Japanese and seems to be liking it and we are using duo-lingo for this.

On the electives side:  his culinary arts he really seems to be on a roll with this now, and
lately he has even prepared and baked/cooked chicken pot pie for our last two church dinners,
he still watches cooking video's, etc with his favorite still being Gordan Ramsey.

Another elective that we started last year and picked back up this semester is:
Career and College Planning and we've just been using various books, resources for this,
and not sure if I mentioned it on another blog or not, but in October at our map your future
event there were offering career assessment tests for your students to take, so we signed up
and had him go take it. So I guess not just this semester, this year.  And at least once have
explored the website for this recently.

Extracurricular, He still is fencing and goes for the most part.  And he is still our sound system
technician at our church which he really takes this job seriously.

And he doesn't want to go so we decided he didn't have to but his Dad and I signed up to go
to the home school convention later this month. My husband just plans to attend for one day,
I plan to go both days.  Both sad and bitter sweet, cause unless I volunteer it will probably be
my last year of going cause he will be a senior next year.  Where did the time go? Time sure flies by.

The  more part is still pretty much the same, helping out at our church, etc.  And this past winter, sick
with colds, our son had a viral infection with a real bad sore throat at beginning of Feb.

And I guess with that, I'll sign off, looks like I wrote a book this time. grin. lol.


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

"Happy New Year!"


Wow, I'll have to make this really long to catch everyone up. lol.

And where we live it's frigid cold. Feels like we are living in the Arctic.

So for school his 1st semester is finished:  Subjects finished to be continued.
Math/geometry(this will still continue and right now his Dad is his teacher for this
and they are continuing the Abeka curriculum)

English III: this will continue using the curriculum for literature and composition
 we are using for Government and Economics.
Speech, most likely we'll still continue using
the book, "Painless speaking."

Government: 1st semester, finished(we used Notgrass curriculum)
 this semester he'll be doing Economics using the same curriculum.

Science/Physics: he'll be continuing this and his Dad
 is also his teacher for this and they are using Abeka for this too.

Foreign language: This year he's doing Spanish
 and he's using, "Learn Spanish free,"
online from a native Spanish speaker.

Then not really that much up on electives but in our state he'll need some.

So lately he's expressed an interest in cooking, so he'll have probably at least
enough hrs to obtain one credit for Culinary Arts elective.

As for his Physical Education when I looked it up again, looks like we can go
ahead and give him the 2 credits for this he needed at end of his 10th grade year.

He's into fencing, took both beginners classes available and has now joined the
fencing club, be nice if I could count this as credit but from what I've seen, on
his transcript will probably still have to go under his extracurricular activity notes.

He still runs the sound system in our church(another volunteer extracurricular activity)

He'd like to learn to drive but we haven't quite been able to let him do that yet.

I've been really pleased so far this year, since he does or works a lot on his own for
schoolwork.  Some things I still help with like English,
 mainly just the composition part (this seems to be a combination of
 wanting and needing my help both) speech and lit. he's been pretty much
doing those aspects of his English by himself. And the other subjects the
same except for the two subjects his Dad teaches him, but if any homework
 gets assigned he works on and does it by himself.

I think he'd kind of like to get a job too but right now with not having transportation
and having time to make sure he gets to work on his schoolwork isn't doable yet.

That pretty much sums up our homeschooling part. Our 2nd semester starts back
up when we start school back up on Jan. 8th.

As for the more part, a lot going on here too. I did the Christmas program
 at our church and had our few kids do a short play
 at the end called: A candy cane at Christmas."

We had thought about trying to buy a house but that fell through.
 Looks like we'll be renting the rest of our lives. lol.

And for now, I'd better sign off and say, "Goodbye."

Thursday, September 7, 2017

We have finally started our new school year.


It's been awhile since I posted, need to try to keep up with this a little
better, yet, I'm a little hesitant for reasons I can't go into.

Our first official back to school day was the day we originally planned,
on Monday, August 21st. But it was also the day of the solar eclipse. So
it was a  very light day, he just read a little about the National guard because
he is thinking of joining them and since we didn't have the proper safety
glasses to view the eclipse, we watched and listened online instead. And then
we started back in full swing or as much as we were able to. on
 Tuesday, August 22nd
And we are still easing into some subjects, but probably in the next two weeks or so,
he'll have his full load.

He's a junior this year, sometimes I wonder where the time has gone.

So for now, and some of this will probably be repeated but for now,
this is his subjects and curriculum we are using for this school year:

Math/Plane geometry(we are using Abeka and his Dad is his teacher for this)
English III (our state requires a balance of literature, composition, and speech)
so for his literature and composition assignments come from the curriculum we
are using for his government.
 Right now his lit. book is an alternative lit. suggestion
so he is listening to the book, "Democracy in America," Vol. 1 online through Librovox.

The way this particular curriculum is set up, the author gives the student a choice
of 3 projects to work on for one unit(a unit consists of about 5 lessons) and then
it counts or should count towards their English credit,
 and the student chooses one, they usually consist of either a writing assignment,
 a couple of hands on projects,
some seem to be a combination of writing and hands on. So he did the first project
already which was a memorization passage from the Bible. For this unit he just started,
it's more of a combination writing and hands on project which is making a poster,
creatively illustrating and explaining the basic forms of government.

And for the speech part, he's just starting that today, and right now our plans
 our to have him do/work on speech on Thursday's & Fridays.
We are using or will be using the book, "Painless Speaking," from the Baron series
 which states its for greades 7th - 12th.

Social studies/history: 1st semester: Government(Notgrass curriculum)

Science/Physics: (using the Abeka curriculum and his Dad is also his teacher for this)

And this blog will have to be continued later for now.

See you later,

Monday, July 31, 2017

Almost that time again - for our school year


Around here the schools have either started or getting ready to start.

We are looking hopefully to start our new school year on Monday, August 21st.

His foreign language plans changed, instead of continuing German,
he will now be taking Spanish instead.

Be a busy year for him this coming year.

And lots of life/circumstances have happened lately for our
more part.

Short and sweet, have to catch up with you all later,

Friday, July 7, 2017

School is now over and has been for awhile.


Guess technically all schoolwork was finished by June 9th, 2017
and basically by then all he needed to finish up was his Math.
So we counted that our last day of school for this year.

Now we are just getting ready and trying to finish ordering the
rest of his curriculum for next year.
Some have already been ordered and is now here waiting to be used.

Not sure exactly when we'll start our new school year back up,
so it's not set in stone, but thinking of starting school, Monday, August 21st.

He's finished both beginning fencing classes so now he wants to join the
Fencing Club, so looks like that will be doable, only this time we'll have
to provide and buy the equipment.

My one computer completely crashed, but the Lord provided and someone
else bought me a new laptop, so right now that gives our family two laptops
to use.

And our VBS is next week, we are praying for good weather and no sickness
among us workers.

So busy, busy time here, all around,

Take care,

Friday, May 12, 2017

Winding down

Wow, seems like forever since I've
been and written on my blog. lol.

Our school year is slowly coming to a close.

And some subjects are or have already been out
of the way for a long time. Some are getting close to being finished.

So right now what we are working on for him to finish up is
his history, close but not quite done yet.
Composition, he just finished lesson 3 on his last essay, there are usually
about 7 lessons, sometimes lessons can go over depending on how long
an assignment takes, but then he will be done with his English for the year.
And German(another thing that is close since we'll be continuing this the same
way next year)
And Math.

And he has started round two of his beginning fencing classes(epee)
has already had two classes, classes run for 6 weeks.

As for the more part, still helping out in our church,
now a trip planned to go see my Mother over Memorial
Day weekend.  Our church just ended a revival meeting.

Think that's all for now,