Is it back to school time already?

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It is so hard to believe that it is the end of August already. My how summer flew by! I don’t know about you, but I am definitely one homeschooling mom who enjoys a summer off! I really need that time of not having to stay on top of all the responsibilities that go in to schooling six children. It helps me recuperate, relax, and renew my mind so that I actually want to home school again in the fall. So, in preparation of returning to school at our house, I have been creating my “plan of attack” for each of my children. After 9 hours yesterday… I am still only 1/3 of the way finished…. a little disheartening but we’ll get there! I am doing something different this year. I have a Senior (crying big tears) and so I am trying to put together a course of study that will prepare her well for the SAT/ACT, be college prep, and get her a little college credit while she’s at it. Oh… and did I mention that it also needed to be affordable…and possibly free?

So… that was the goal and I am hoping we came pretty close. I was able to put together her course of study on a google doc spreadsheet. Most of her studies are online using free downloadable texts and college level video lectures. So, I set it up like a highschool course list and then put the links for each of the daily assignments under the description. As she completes the work she’ll mark an X under the weekly date columns that I included. Hopefully, it will give her just enough guidance and freedom mixed with a little accountability! Anyway, if you are interested in homeschooling your high schooler there are tons of great ideas along those line over at “Let’s Home School High School.” Check it out – I write articles over there… but there is so much I am learning from some of the other information! It has really enabled me to feel more confident about homeschooling a Senior this year.

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