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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Thursday, September 19, 2013

High School Curriculum Choices 2013-2014

This is my 9th year of homeschooling.  People frequently ask what grade my girls are in but that's not a simple question.  Their test scores state that they're at a college level in some subjects and at the same time they detest math like their mom.;) 

Imagine that.

Oh, but I do love choosing curriculum.  Here are our high school choices for this year: 

 Starting Points Worldview Primer by David Quine  Amanda is taking this class and loves it.  It's intense and time consuming but she's learning so much.  Highly recommend.

Key to AlgebraJust bought this set last week.  Love, love, love it.  Wish I'd learned Algebra this way.  Very user friendly and thorough.  Highly recommend.

Guest Hollow High School BiologyI adore Guest Hollow.  This homeschool mom is a creative genius that teaches just the way I love.  Great books, multiple choices for experiments, oodles of options.  Highly recommend.

Charlotte Mason Pictures in CursiveAfter attending the Teach them Diligently convention this summer I'm all about Charlotte Mason.  I want my girls to be able to write in cursive.  Yes, it's all about computers these days but I want my children to be able to sign their names and handwrite letters as well.  Beautiful pictures and quick copy work.  Highly recommend.

Nutrition 101: Choose Life!Purchased this at the Teach them Diligently convention.  Gorgeous pictures and I loved the content. This book encourages health with anatomy, recipes, nutrition and education.  Can't wait to start using it.

Dave Raymond's American HistoryI reviewed this curriculum over the summer and absolutely loved it.  Exciting and thought-provoking video lectures, student created portfolio, amazing projects, etc.  I'm learning as much as my daughter!  Highly recommend.

Language Lessons for the High School student - Great grammar review.  Short and complete.  Highly recommend.

Marmee's Kitchen PrimerI'll be using this with both my girls for Home Economics.  The class I laughed about in high school.  When would I ever need to know about Home Economics?!  4 years of French were much more valuable and are used each and every day in my life.  


I've started the daunting task of creating my daughter's high school transcript this year.  It's actually not too difficult, once you get your head around it.;)  This is what else she has going on, just so the world knows that she's well rounded- lol!

 takes a Creative Writing class as well as a class in P.E.
plays on a volleyball team.
takes an Artist Journaling class.
is learning French.
loves the Lord.  Which is the most important thing in the world.


amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Nothing is more important than loving Jesus. ;)

I think cursive is important. Why don't they teach it anymore? Kids can't read cards their grandparents write them if they don't learn it. Or how to have a "signature" that isn't in an email!

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Thanks for sharing your curriculum. I'm not too creative in getting different books from different places (found it overwhelming!), but I have gotten a few "different" ones from time to time. My kids each went through their book on cursive, but it took them just forever to write their homework and reports! Go figure! Perhaps I should go through it again in another year or two. I've bookmarked that "home economics" one and the one on cursive for the future. Have a great homeschooling year! Praise the Lord we still have the freedom to homeschool here. ; ) ~Michele