High School

Photography as a High School Elective

Photography as a High School Elective

Our first homeschool high school year is just a few weeks away now. I have been spending time putting all of our curriculum choices together. After starting with a large list of Possible High School Electives, we narrowed the field to just a few electives. I am so excited to be over at the daisyhead(…)

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Book Review: High School Prep Genius

Book Review: High School Prep Genius

My daughter begins high school in 2 months!  I have been preparing for this moment for years.  I am not sure there can ever be any full and complete preparation for the 4 years to come and the lifetime beyond that, but I know I am going to try! Many hours have been spent scouring(…)

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Preparing Your High School Student For The PSAT

Preparing Your High School Student For The PSAT

*This post is sponsored by BarronsTestPrep.com The time has come…the time has come that our home will contain it’s first ever…High Schooler! I am down to the final 2 months before my first child begins her freshman year of high school. I started planning for this moment two years ago. I think I should have(…)

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What Happens When…..You Know A Curriculum Isn’t Working

What Happens When…..You Know A Curriculum Isn’t Working

Homeschooling began over seven years ago for us. It wasn’t something we had planned, but rather the best option at that time for us. Being type-A led me to needing curriculum and planned out programs, even for our then second grader. She was our only child to be homeschooled at that time because her brother(…)

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Money Management For Teens

Money Management For Teens

This week over at Hip Homeschool Moms I wrote an article concerning Financial Literacy & Money Sense For Kids, specifically discussing younger children through elementary grades.  Now I would like to address money sense and management for middle and high school aged children.  Instilling good money habits in our children is one of life’s most important(…)

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3 Things I Have Learned While Preparing To Homeschool High School

3 Things I Have Learned While Preparing To Homeschool High School

This year my oldest is in 8th grade and I am spending the year researching and preparing to homeschool high school years. I have endured even more looks and questions from naysayers concerning homeschooling high school than I ever have from just homeschooling in general!  You can find some of my thoughts tagged under High(…)

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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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