Posts Tagged ‘high school’

Homeschool Curriculum – 10th Grade


01 Aug

High School Curriculum Books

Here it is – our 10th grade curriculum. I decided to take the easy way out this year, and hopefully eliminate some costs and headaches, by deciding to do most of my son’s schooling using Abeka Academy. We won’t actually be reporting to them, but we get the DVDs for each class, and have paid for all the necessary books to go with them.

In all honesty, I don’t mind using an eclectic method and choosing things from here and there, as that’s what I’ve done for my son’s schooling every year up until now, but he doesn’t seem motivated enough to get what he needs to get by just reading books and using various other resources. I felt something more structured was needed this year, and this seemed the most cost effective with minimal effort on my part.

 

The courses my son will be doing through Abeka Academy consist of the following:

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Curriculum – 9th Grade


27 Jun

High School Curriculum Books

Well, here is our 9th grade curriculum. It’s taken awhile for everything to fall into place, but other than an elective, I finally have it all figured out. I have all our books on hand now, and just have to determine what we need for the science lab kit. Yay!

English: English I through the HSLDA Online Academy

Books for this class include:
Elements of Language, 3rd Course

Barron’s 1100 Words You Need to Know

Romeo and Juliet: Folger Library Edition

The Chosen by Chaim Potok

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

The Pearl by John Steinbeck

Silas Marner by George Eliot

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Our Town by Thornton Wilder

Because we start school in July, and the class doesn’t begin until the end of August, my son will also use Vocabulary Lists obtained from Abeka’s Vocabulary, Spelling, Poetry III and read a couple of other books, including Adoniram Judson: Bound for Birma by Janet and Geoff Benge, for those first couple of months, and final month, of the year.

 

High School Curriculum Books

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We’ve Finished 8th Grade!


14 Jun

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Well, it’s official. We’re finished with our eighth grade year! Can you believe it? I can’t. Next year we’re crossing into what I feel to be the scariest homeschooling territory: High School.

We ended this year with my son taking a CLEP Test for College Algebra after completing Saxon Algebra 2, and using the CLEP prep on the DIVE CD that came as part of his math package. Navigating the road to signing up for the CLEP, while getting appropriate ID for a minor under 13 was a bit of a hassle, but we managed to do what we had to do. Along with LOTS of hours of studying, my son went in and passed with flying colors. Yay! We were just both glad it was over, and relieved that we didn’t have to worry about math for awhile.

 

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With the CLEP test behind us, it was time for me to figure out my son’s curriculum for next year. Normally I would have figured it out months ago, but I’ve been a bit behind with planning high school. Maybe it was a bit of being overwhelmed with the thought of planning high school. I was a bit unsure how I wanted to handle it, and not quite sure what I wanted to use for certain subjects. I had only one or two things decided on. (more…)

¿Hablas español? If not, here’s your chance!


03 Aug



Free Spanish Lessons


Since I thought it was essential that my child start with a foreign language, it seemed like Spanish would be the way to go. I know quite a bit – though I’m not fluent – and could help him, and there’s numerous resources available. There were several programs we tried out with him, but one seemed to be the best way to go. What do we use?

Visual Link Spanish

If you’re looking for a good Spanish curriculum for you child, this program may be for you.

The benefits?

– computer-based
– teaches vocabulary and grammar, while teaching useful sentences and phrases for everyday situations
– allows the learning of proper pronunciation, because all words are spoken through the program
– has a homeschooling option
– has lessons along with various games and activities that make it fun
– has progressing levels
– good for various ages, including both children and adults (you can learn too!)
– has FREE online lessons to try before you buy!

Why am I bothering to write this? Because for the next couple of days (Wednesday, August 3, and Thursday, August 4, 2011) they have a GREAT SALE going on! 40% Off!! It really is a good deal – so much so that even I couldn’t pass it up and ordered the next level up for my child!

Go to Visual Link’s website and try out a few of their lessons and see if it will work for your family. If you decide it’s what you’ve been looking for, take advantage of the 40% off sale by using coupon code 40SALE!

Happy Learning!

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