Wednesday, July 17, 2013

What? High School? Already? NOOOOOO!!!!!

So here I am in the trenches of planning 9th grade for the Crafter. That's high school. How did this happen? Seems like yesterday when she sat in my lap sounding out Mat and Sam in the Bob Books while Wild Thing napped in his bouncy seat. Now she's almost grown up.

When it comes to homeschooling high school it's do or do not. Going to regular school midstream is a frustrating proposition at best. And I'm scared. Terrified. I've always worried about doing enough, but there was always time to catch up. Until now. Now everything counts. Now the subjects have to be done. There's more record keeping and more pressure and more demands on time. The Crafter and I are butting heads over her leisurely work pace frequently. Sigh.

So far we've thrashed out a few subjects.

  • Algebra I using Jacobs Elementary Algebra and Life of Fred. She started algebra in the winter, so I hope she's ready to start geometry after Christmas.
  • English I:  Analytical Grammar, Vocabulary from Classical Roots, Literature from Tapestry of Grace Year 1, IEW Elegant Essay at co-op
  • Health/PE using BJU's Health for Christian Schools, Red Cross first aid class, yoga and pilates DVDs, clogging class, 5K training
  • Fine Arts I: Music appreciation at co-op, Introduction to Art MOOC from Coursera (half credit)
  • Theater I: Christian Youth Theater Class (half credit)
  • Biology: work in progress. I plan to follow the Campbell aligned AP syllabus on Hippocampus, but we're having trouble affording the book. I hope to snag a copy from one of the biology instructors at the community college where I work part time.
  • World History prehistory-fall of Rome: TOG Year 1
So there it is. A tentative beginning for high school.