We used Apologia biology, chemistry and physics for science. For math we used Saxon with DIVE CDs. The key is to use homeschool curriculum, NOT public school curriculum. If it's intended for a school, it assumes the teacher knows the material and lectures to the children. If it's intended for homeschools, then it assumes nobody knows the information when they begin.
I really enjoy your postings. I completely agree with you that teens must teach themselves. My son is pretty good at that now (at a junior high age),but I hope he will be excellent at that in high school. Do you mind if I ask, what curriculum did your teens use to teach themselves math and science?
LOVE this article! Thank you! It cuts right to the heart of home schooling - the whole point is to equip your kids with the ability and confidence to go out and learn anything to their hearts desire...to reach for and attain goals in the area of passion God has instilled in them.
You're so right about Mom's quiet time in prayer and Bible study. If I don't have this time alone with God, absolutely nothing else goes as planned. He directs our paths, and unless we are spending time with Him, we will not know which path to take.
So, thanks again for the encouragement. You are a blessing!
It's fall of senior year and you and your child are sitting down to submit college applications. Of course, your job will be much easier if the homeschool transcript is done. Even if your transcript looks great on paper, it can be confusing to figure out what to include on a homeschool transcript when you are filling out college applications. Let me
Let's talk about frustration with high school math. As a home educator, you have the power to make things better. You can decide on the methods and curriculum that best fit your child. The best part of homeschooling is our ability to adapt. There are three things you can do when a student experiences frustration with math.
When did my baby grow up? A question every parent asks as they send their child off to college or as they launch them into life. As we are homeschooling high school, every parent processes the feelings of letting go differently. Whether you struggle with the process or not, you may be sad, glad, or simply relieved.
One thing homeschoolers have
During Alex's first week at college, he came home and thanked me for a specific skill he learned when we were homeschooling. Believe it or not, he thanked me for teaching him how to write essays in high school, specifically a quick essay.
Learning to write a quick one or two page, hand-written essay is important for three reasons.