Wednesday, June 3, 2015

You Can Do It! Homeschooling Through High School Blog Hop!

I am super excited to be participating in the 2015 Homeschool High School Blog Hop. This Hop was birthed by a group of bloggers who realized that, while many of us may have graduated homeschoolers from high school, few of us were actually blogging about homeschooling through high school, or at least others were having a difficult time finding homeschooling through High School Blogs to follow!  Maybe that is because High School seems more "serious," often requires more studying, doesn't always include the cool field trips and camps that the younger years do. But, wait- it DOES! 
This coming fall I'll have one Jr. High and one Sr. High Homeschooler- we've graduated three from Homeschool so far.

So, without further ado, let me introduce you to my high-schooler this year. 
Cub is 15 and a rising Sophomore. This year he will take classes, CLEP exams, on-line courses, co-op classes, read a zillion books, go to TeenPact, work, do projects on our homestead, keep his non-tech Momma going, play volleyball, go ballroom dancing, do theater, memorize and perform Shakespeare and sleep as much as possible.

He is also a total goof-ball, which I love. 

But, back to the Hop. I can't tell you how many times I've heard homeschoolers tell me how intimidated they are by homeschooling High School, (which is one of the reasons I host Homeschool High School Mini-Camps in our area a couple of times a year).  Our goal for this Hop is to give you the tools, courage and resources to feel and be equipped. Homeschooling High School is a blast- your kids know how to do stuff, they have their own interests and are branching out into the world beyond your home. It's a time of transition for many of us- both for our kids AND us as parents! They are becoming the adults they will be, and we get to participate in that transformation! 

Here's how it will work: Once a month, for the next seven months we will be sharing about specific topics, related to homeschooling High School. They are: 
·         24 June - Planning for High School {How and When,ways to/how we're planning to earn college credit while still in high school, Meeting High School Requirements, how to assign credit when there aren't tests, What records do you keep? How do you present them? What influences your method, your emphasis in certain areas?}
·         29 July - Electives {Following Passions, following interests, fitting a job in with school, and Being intentional in Preparing for what comes after high school, Life skills.}
·         26 August - Math, Science, Biology, History {What do you use ? Why do you use ... ? What influences your choices/selection? }
·         30 September - Language Arts {Poetry, Literature, Composition, writing, What influenced your choices/selection?}
·         28 October - "How am I going to teach High School ...?" {Addressing the fear factor of teaching subjects we struggle with or know nothing about, How to achieve credit in subjects your student *hates*}
·         25 November - How do you fit it all in ? {homeschooling high school alongside homeschooling the others, Fostering Independence, Do you generalise or specialise? Schedules,}
·         30 December Graduation { Fostering Independence, How do you know when they are done ?}

And now, I'd like to introduce you to my Super Cool Blog Hop Hosts - be sure to stop by their blogs and say, "hi"- we all love comments, and if you have specific questions about high-school, I'm sure we'd all love to answer them as best we can! 
·         Jennifer from A Glimpse of Our Life - Meet The Bloggers of The Homeschooling High School Blog Hop
·         Meg from Adventures with Jude - Hints for Homeschooling High School
·         Cristi from Through the Calm and Through the Storm - Some Homeschooling High School Friends
·         Debra from Footprints in the Butter - My Three (Homeschooled High School) Sons
·         Leah from As We Walk Along the Road - Are You Really Homeschooling Through High School?! The Homeschool High School Blog Hop
·         Michele from Family, Faith and Fridays - Homeschooling High School Blog Hop
·         Lisa from Golden Grasses
·         Wendy from Life at Rossmont - Introducing High School Homeschooling ... {A Monthly Blog Hop}
·         Gena from I Choose Joy! - Homeschooling High School monthly blog hop- Introduction
·         Kym from Homeschool Coffee Break - Meet the Homeschooling High School Bloggers!
·         Debbie from Debbie's Homeschool Corner - Homeschooling High School
·         Carol from Home Sweet Life - Homeschooling High School ~ What is it REALLY like?
·         April from ElCloud Homeschool - Introducing Homeshooling High School
·         Erica from Be The One - Homeschooling High School
·         Laura from Day by Day in Our World
·         Tess from Circling Through This Life - Introducing the Homeschool High School Blog Hop!
·         Dawn from Double O Farms - Tapping into Great Resources for Homeschooling High School @Golden Grasses 2008-2013. All photographs, artwork and text are the property of the owner unless otherwise stated. Don't miss a thing! Subscribe to Golden Grasses and get our articles right to your inbox!

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