It's been a long time since I've posted anything....
so long I had trouble logging on since I almost forgot my password!
I'm not making any promises to myself at whether I'll keep posting or keep up with it according to any particular schedule because I know I'll just frustrate myself...
so here's this:
I'm working on planning our curriculum for our oldest son for next year and a schedule for doing homeschool evaluations at the end of this year and that got me back to one of my favorite sites:
I have not yet figured out how to post a link here other than traditional copy and paste.... if someone wants to give me a hint on that it would be much appreciated.
But I thought, why not share this with other homeschoolers who might read this blog?
It's a great source for blank forms....calendars (which I used today) of all sorts, planners, handwriting sheets and so much more! It's put together by a homeschool mom.
My son is startting high school next year.
In PA that means he must do the following:
4 years of English (which is to include language, literature, speech and composition)
3 years of Science
3 years of Social Studies(to include Civics, World History, and History of US and PA at the secondary level)
3 years of Math (to include general mathematics, algebra and geometry at the secondary level)
2 Years of Arts and Humanities
That's 15 credits.
Of course, most complete more credits than the minimal, especially if they are aiming towards going to college or some other form of higher education.
I know my son will do Biology next year and probably take part in a lab offered through one of the homeschool co-ops in our area....and he will do either Geometry or Algebra II and I know which curriculum I want to use for that. But the rest is up in the air. I am researching US history curriculums and English curriculums. If anyone wants to share what they used and why or why they did not like it, I'd love to hear. There's so many out there. We've already completed Analytical Grammar which is an awesome grammar program so I don't feel his English courses need to be heavy in that....want something to emphasize good literature and writing. We have used SOS in the past for history and may end up doing that again but wish I could find something that would be at least interesting to him....not sure it exists! He's just not a history buff. Maybe we should do history with litereature....but then I feel that most of his reading would be on history topics and then I'd have less opportunity to introduce him to some other really good classics. Of course, I have four years to do that....
So many things to think about!