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Tagged With: Geometry

The Commotion

So I know, you’re wondering just where I’ve been.  Well, I’ve not been sitting idle, that’s for sure!!

Kiddo has taken a “break” from her volunteering at the animal shelter.  The schedule of working with Doc has changed and it just doesn’t work with us homeschooling through summer.  We’re enjoying having a little more time on our hands though.  Then again, it’s not in our hands….it’s spent in the books!!

Homeschool is going well.  So far summer has mostly been spent on Geometry.  We also have some science labs planned, but we’ll handle those after Miss K’s last summer visit to see my parents.  She’s also working on Latin, but I’m just not much help.  I know teaching her, I should be, but I never liked foreign language.  All’s not lost though because my Dad happens to be great at Latin, so she gets a lot of work in then!!

My weight has been stable for going on 2 years now.  I’m still walking when I can.  It should be more often, but it is what it is.  At least I’m getting some activity in!!  I’m very happy with where I’m at and I know those final 10 pounds will come when it’s time.  The one thing that I haven’t done much of is photography and I’m really looking forward to getting behind the camera again.  I miss it and just haven’t taken as many opportunities as I should to get photos.  

I’m happy to say that my shops are doing alright.  I’m trying to keep them stocked with new printables.  Don’t forget if you’re in need of educational or Christian printables, be sure to check out my stores (the buttons are in the left-hand column)!!

So what else can I tell you!?!?  Other than that, life is just busy.  We’re always doing something and trying not to let things slip through the schedule.  Unfortunately, my blog does seem to suffer a bit.  It always picks up once school starts, and that’s just not far off any more.  RE is just around the corner.  Can you believe it’s July already??  I’m thrilled though because the heat is on!!

How’s your summer been??  What have you been up to??



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Freshman Curriculum

Not Back to School Blog Hop

Much to my dismay, Miss K is already a Freshman this year!!

We’ve always followed a pretty structured curriculum since we started homescooling.  Right from the start kiddo was attracted to BJU Press.  She loved the way it was set-up and I knew without a doubt that I could teach it.  That’s what we’ve stuck with all this time.

So, the majority of our 9th grade curriculum is BJU Press.  This is what we’re doing…..

Writing & Grammar 9

Vocabulary – Level C

Cultural Geography

Physical Science

Fundamentals of Literature


For electives, Miss K is doing…..

LifePac Family & Consumer Science (Home Ec.)

Drivers Ed through

We’re also debating on another elective from LifePac that’ll just be a one semester course.  We’re undecided though and have plenty of time to make that choice.

Kiddo and I also exercise daily for 20-30 minutes.  Then at night, we do the aerobic stepper for 10 minutes.  Gotta keep the fitness up!!

Yes, she’s even old enough to take driver’s ed.  I can’t believe that!!  She start the online portion now and by March, she can get her permit.  In OK, you have to be 15 1/2 to do that and this online course is approved by the state.  Believe it or not though, she’s in no hurry to drive!!  I think it’s funny because I couldn’t wait and most teens just want behind the wheel.  

Everything that we do now is all for the future.  We’ve even done some planning for next year.  I keep records with Homeschool Tracker.  I’ve used that from the start and absolutely love the program.  It’s easy to use for me and for kiddo.  Something new that I invested in this year is the 4-Year High School Planner from Home Educating Family.  It’s perfect for us as it goes from 2012-2016.  After reading the reviews and looking at other planners, we thought that this was the one for us.

I also won a lifetime membership to after I signed-up to renew my Treasury Membership.  I was so excited!!  Along with it, I got a lifetime membership to as well and a gift card to and I just can’t wait to use it all!!  Miss K doesn’t like journals, and I find that notebooks are great alternative and they have them for every subject and a variety of uses.  I got the on a great deal through Homeschool Buyers Co-Op and it’s a great source for homeschool materials….and deals.

Religious Education is going to be at church again this year.  Miss K will go through Confirmation in May 2013.  It’s such an important event in her life and for our faith.  She’s really excited and is thrilled that her 3rd grade teacher has agreed to be her sponsor.  She’s always wanted it to me Ms. Lori and we’re honored that she accepted.

Well, that’s it for us!!  I know, it’s nothing exciting since we’re pretty traditional and used a structured curriculum.  It’s what works for us though and we’ve really enjoyed it this far.  I think our only change might be in Science next year, but first we’ll see how this year goes!!

I’ve linked this post up to the “NOT Back to School” Blog Hop and can’t wait to check out with other high school homeschoolers will be doing this year!!

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