The End Of Middle School – How Did That Sneak Up On Me?
This week is my kids’ last week of middle school… Where did the last 3 years go? I thought I was fully focused in the moment. I felt that each day was full of adventure and learning and fun. It certainly felt like each day was slow. I really was sure that I had that “where did the time go” monster licked. But here we are.
My kids are starting high school on Monday. I have prepared and planned and prepared some more. I have a fantastic lineup of new material for them. We are focusing in on enhancing what they really love to study and do. Everyone is excited.
My son is using the Everyday Cookbook (review coming soon) to cook a special meal on Sunday so we can celebrate. My daughter is in charge of dessert. I am supplying the diplomas and my husband is working on the principal’s speech. Homeschooling really has become a group affair in our house. My kids are no longer passive participants in their education. They seek out subjects that interest them and know how to lay out a path through the learning process. I guess this means they really are ready for high school. At least for our little homeschooled high school.
So here is a brief look at our lineup for 9th grade:
- Math Essentials – No-Nonsense Algebra (used as a topical review of material they already know) (review coming soon)
- Saxon Algebra II, 2nd edition
- Fascinating Biology from Fascinating Education (see our review here)
- Marine Biology from Apologia Educational Ministries (review coming soon)
- General Chemistry from Novare Science and Math (see our review here)
- Aviation by Doctor Aviation (see our review here)
- Macbeth with Study Guide from Progeny Press (review coming soon)
- Virgil’s Aeneid with study guide from Roman Roads Media (see our review here)
- A huge pile of history books by Churchill, Glubb, N, Barzun, Susan Wise Bauer, and assorted others
- A similar pile of literature books including Dante’s Inferno and Edmund Spenser’s Faerie Queene
- Constitutional Law for Enlightened Citizens by Mike Farris of HSLDA fame
- Simply Put: A Study in Economics by Catherine McGrew Jaime
- Age of Revolutions I, by Michelle Howard Miller (discovered this on SchoolhouseTeachers.com)
- Philosophy Adventure by Home School Adventure Co. (reviewed another of her products, Walking with the Waodani here)
- First Form Greek from Memoria Press (see our review here)
- Henle Latin I