First week of the new school year… sort of

I’m trying to fix an issue with Feedly, which doesn’t seem to be updating my feed.  So if some of you see this twice, I apologize. I keep pushing back the beginning of our school year.  First I was hoping to do some work with the boys in July and August when it was hot […]

Seven Quick Takes from Our First Week of School

One In a gesture of hope, I posted a new schedule on the refrigerator. The baby, of course, viewed this as a challenge.  A “Let’s see how many times a night I can get up” challenge.  Also a, “Do I really have to go back to sleep if I wake up at 3 AM?” challenge.  […]

What’s Working for High School Recordkeeping

I am finally done with those course descriptions I mentioned in my last post.  I’ve been working on them here and there in whatever time I could grab, which, in the past crazy three weeks, hasn’t been much.  The good thing about having to re-review the past three years: I could see the pattern of […]

Homeschooling High School: What Worked and What Didn’t, Fall 2013

I had a long list of things to do on our Christmas break.  I wanted to update high school reading lists and transcripts.  I wanted to order any new books we needed.  I wanted to get ahead on the assignment blogs I use for my teenagers.  And I wanted to review the last semester as […]

High School Transcript Victory

Today I accomplished a great victory.  I finished the first draft of Gareth’s transcript.  And it looks pretty good.  (If I do say so myself.) I’ve been wrestling with the transcript for a couple of years now.  Up to this point I would make a few half-hearted stabs at it and give up in frustration, […]

Homeschool High School Blog Carnival for May

  Do you ever have those days when you feel like you got exactly three-quarters of nothing done all day? That would be me today.  Blame it on a fussy baby (who is feeling better as the day goes on) and lifting a too-heavy pot of chicken stock too early. (It sure didn’t seem like […]

Homeschooling High School: Seasonal Checkpoints

This month’s Homeschool High School Carnival topic is “Finding Our Stride”: (Gae at Cherished Hearts at Home will be hosting on Monday, January 7th!) Homeschoolers with highschoolers, particularly long term homeschoolers, tend to find a groove.  How has your family’s educational philosophy evolved over the years?  Where do you find yourself in the highschool years? […]

Nurturing Independence in High School

This month’s Homeschool High School Carnival is hosted by Leonie at  Living Without School. Our topic this month is: Nurturing Independence in High School….  To what extent do your highschoolers collaborate in planning their studies, how do you encourage your highschoolers to take the reins of their education, what tools do you use and how is […]

The Homeschool High School Carnival that I Missed This Month

If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, the Homeschool High School Carnival went live on Monday with lots of good stuff about teaching writing in high school.    I’m making my way slowly through the posts, and so far my favorite is Sally’s: Writing (A Long and Winding Discourse Thereon).  Not that I […]

Taking the Road Less Traveled in High School

 This post is part of a link-up for the Homeschool High School Carnival, hosted the first Monday of September by Erin at Seven Little Australians and Counting. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference.  Robert Frost The Road Behind Twelve years ago, […]