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Choosing Latin as a High School Elective & Foreign Language

Choosing Latin as a High School Elective & Foreign Language

Latin is a course that I sort of stumbled onto in my search for high school electives.  While perusing a magazine I saw an ad that sparked my thoughts in the direction of Latin as an elective for Chloe. When I was in high school Latin was offered as a foreign language and was typically taken by those(…)

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Wakefield by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Wakefield by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Chloe is reading and we are discussing Wakefield by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Nathaniel Hawthorne, (1804-1864), ranks among America’s major authors. Between about 1825 and 1850, he developed his talent by writing short fiction and the novel Fanshawe (1828). Then he gained international fame for his novel The Scarlett Letter (1850).  Here is an extensive list of his works.(…)

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High School Electives ~ A More In-depth Look at Our Choices

High School Electives ~ A More In-depth Look at Our Choices

In continuing with my informal theme of preparing for the high school years, today I want to share our list of high school electives we are compiling to consider for Chloe’s high school years.  In my last post I covered high school electives in general and included a long list of possibilities. Now that my brain has(…)

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Exploring Possible Elective Courses for High School

Exploring Possible Elective Courses for High School

Last month I wrote a post pertaining to the anxiety surrounding the act of Homeschooling High School. I spoke of my anxiety level being unusually low, due in part to my due diligence in completing research on the subject.  One of the topics I spent time researching is the possible elective courses for high school.(…)

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Homeschooling High School – Shouldn’t I Be More Nervous?

Homeschooling High School – Shouldn’t I Be More Nervous?

I know you all read that title with the expectation that I would have some sort of epiphany and clear cut answer for you, with lots to back it up….but I don’t! Instead I have a thought process, lots of talking and researching, and some possible resources…… Another reason I feel my anxiety over homeschooling(…)

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To Test or Not to Test……That is the Question

To Test or Not to Test……That is the Question

Here in New York State, testing is state mandated, so like it or not, believe in it or not, it is inevitable.  So no, as the title of this states you do not have a choice whether or not to test in New York State, but you do have a choice about how you handle(…)

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