By this time of the year five years ago, I had curriculum and books purchased and was scheduling out our year week by week. By this time of year two years ago, I had curriculum and books purchased and was planning the year although I hadn’t gotten around to actual scheduling. By this time of year last year, I had everything purchased and was hoping we got most of it done. Right now, I have a general plan, but haven’t actually purchased any curriculum.
And this is Rosie Girl’s senior year of high school (or, for the more unschooling in the world, it’s her last year of being educated at home). Which kind of freaks me out. I’m not concerned that she’s not ready for college – she has great ACT scores and is clearly academically ready. I’m not emotionally prepared to be the mother of a high school graduate. YIKES!! But it does have the advantage that I’m no longer responsible for her education
Here is the general plan:
English – Sonlight Core 450 – British Literature (lots of reading, some writing)
Semester 1 – American Government – The Everything American Government Book (with some supplements, I’m sure)
Semester 2 – Sociology – I don’t know what text we’ll use, but I have a degree in Sociology, so I’m confident we’ll figure something out.
Semester 1 – Dave Ramsey Personal Finance
Semester 2 – Basic Probability and Statistics (probably using ALEKS)
Comparative Religion – Hippocampus using World Religions in America
Tap Dance at Dance Dynamics
Music Composition Lessons
Community Service – helping the Worship Arts Director at church every week.
Spelling – Spelling Power
Writing – Excellence in Writing, maybe WriteAtHome
Literature – American Literature from Sonlight Core 100
History – Sonlight Core 100 (Rosie Girl did Core 100 three years ago, so all I need to buy is the Instructors Guide and a few new books) – American History
Math – Algebra 1
Bible – Starting with N.T. Wright’s The Bible for Everyone: Revelation because that’s Wild Man’s current interest. From there, who knows what he’ll study?
Science – Singapore Biology with lab
Marching Band at the local high school
Possibly hip-hop class
Community service at the Senior Nutrition Site
How prepared are you for the new school year?