HS Planning & Update

Friday was the end of our required 180 days of school.  As I have mentioned before, we school year round, though our summer academics carry a lighter load. During these months we concentrate mostly on those extra subjects like music, art, language and other subjects we consider fun.  I have been working on planning out my son’s high school years so that we have a game plan all laid out.  This past Tuesday, the skating rink sponsored a homeschool tag sale and I was blessed enough to find some great buys.  I found a Home Ec course complete with project sheets and all laid out.  This was the least of my concerns but it now it is one less subject I’ll have to put down on paper.  Then we went to the library book sale and I found an auto mechanics mini course, and an economics course.  So we are off to a good start.  We already have plans for English, Science and Math so we’re good there.  I have asked my son what language he would like to learn and he is interested in French. Oh boy.  I have a few years of Spanish but little to no French.  Hopefully between my mom and dad, if he does decide he would like to learn French, we’ll be able to learn it.  We will still work on Latin but it will be only at the basic level to help in his other studies.  My main concern will be making sure he is able to get into the colleges he wants to, so we will be setting up meetings with a counselor at the nearby college to learn what exactly they will be expecting.  We know the requirements for graduation and I have the synopsis of what is learned in each year, but we want to make sure that he gets a strong background to succeed in his future studies. It is both exciting and a bit intimidating entering into this phase of his education. 


On another note:

An update on the house buying.  We were outbid. Although we were a bit disappointed, mostly for our son, we gladly receive God’s plan and trust that something else will come along.  Thank you to those who prayed for us.

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3 Responses to HS Planning & Update

  1. lahbluebonnet says:

    Ack! I need to plan for next school year but I am finding it so hard to get everything done! Our bookfair is this weekend. We should finish math this week. Yea!

    Boo hoo about the house. I have been also praying that if this isn't the one, then a better provision is available. I'll be praying for that!



  2. Sawickis says:

    Congratulations on finishing your 180 days.

    I have been preparing a little for next year as well. I love how the Lord will send you exactly what you'll need for each child. The mechanocs cours sounds really neat. My sister found a math course at a used sale recently which teaches all kinds of builders math using real life stuff like roofing, flooring, ect. Perfect for boys!

    I love reading your blog by the way!



    Edited by Sawickis on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 11:10 AM

  3. Dad says:

    Sounds like you have "all your ducks in a row".

    If you need help with Latin or French, I've had many

    years of both. Anything to help Matthew get what he needs….

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