Menu
Jump to content

What's with the ads?

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

FloridaLisa

Perhaps we should officially welcome parents of rising 9th graders. Check-in here:

Recommended Posts

I will have my first 9th grader this year - and I am scared to DEATH! My son has Asperger's and some learning challenges, so we'll be taking it nice and slow. Our goal is technical college! :)

 

The only thing I know for sure that we'll doing this year is Key to Algebra. I bought Introductory Algebra by Lial's, but it looks very overwhelming. So I will start with Key to... and then we'll do Lial's. Maybe call this year Algebra 1A and when we complete Lial's we'll call that Algebra 1B.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My 14yo dd will begin high school next year. While I will have a senior next year and have already graduated two, they were all boys. I'm finding that this is like starting over.

 

She is very business-minded and tech-savvy. She has her own web-based business already. She is also very interested in fashion and design, so she is leaning toward fashion merchandising right now, but who knows?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I will have my first 9th grader this year - and I am scared to DEATH! My son has Asperger's and some learning challenges, so we'll be taking it nice and slow.

 

Same here! I'm concerned how DS is going to handle the load and will be making modification as needed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dd has started many of her 9th grade classes, but she won't be "officially" in 9th grade until June :p

 

It's a crazy, scary step, but I have to say... I'm finding the upcoming K year with Luke even scarier. Go figure!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My dd will be entering 9th gr soon. I still can't believe it. We started in pre-K 10 years ago. HS seemed so far away, and now it is almost here.

 

We would not have made it this far without SWB and WTM board. Thanks to all!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My dd will be entering 9th gr soon. I still can't believe it. We started in pre-K 10 years ago. HS seemed so far away, and now it is almost here.

 

We would not have made it this far without SWB and WTM board. Thanks to all!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's great to know we have so much company, as we jump into high school again!

 

In August, we'll be sending the first pancake off to college, and starting high school all over again with our wild child. He's a completely different animal :D, so in some ways, I'll be starting from scratch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Moving into the high school years with fear and trembling . . . afraid that I won't do a good job, watching dd turn into a young adult and missing her already.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'll have my 2nd high shcooler next fall. She's 14 and a joy to be with. (Of course I'd say that about all my kids.) Right now she wants to be a chef. DH wants her to get a 4 yr degree. It will make life interesting.

 

One of my cousins has done both:). She has a BA with a major in history and a minor in English and is a trained chef. In fact, she even won a scholarship to take a butchering course in Paris one year on the basis of an essay, so the degree helped in her field. She's not as highly trained in cooking as her dh, who works in fancy restaurants and has recently swtiched careers because she wants to start a family. Chefs work crazy hours and they didn't feel that they could both work as chefs and raise a family (she's going to be 34 this year, so she's been able to put her chef skills to use on the job.)

 

She's well, thanks! We're going up for her commencement ceremony in a little less than two weeks. She's singing the school hymn, which should be pretty cool!

 

Time sure flies. It's exciting, isn't it? What's she going to do next? She's 16 now, right? More school?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Time sure flies. It's exciting, isn't it? What's she going to do next? She's 16 now, right? More school?

 

She is 16, but ready to not be a student, at least for a while.

 

As I understand it (things change now and then), the current plan is for her to come home for a year or two and do her own self-planned post-college program. She has a long list of books to read and skills to shore up before she's ready to live on her own and support herself.

 

She is currently planning on a career in theatre. And it turns out most of the graduate programs in which she might be interested want her to have professional experience before applying. So, she's going to use her time at home to try and get some professional credits on her resume.

 

Once she's 18, she'll decide between grad school and just moving out to take Broadway by storm.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

:bigear: Good to know I'm not alone. Ds (a new 14) will be my first ninth grader and I confess, I'm a bit terrified. I've been reading every post with schedules, etc. as far back as the search engine can find....

 

All I know right now is that we are doing PH biology and will attempt to do history and literature WTM style. School is going to take a very, very long time each day next year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My oldest will officially start high school this fall. This is my first time with a high-schooler. Since he is the guinea pig, I am hoping I don't mess him up too much.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
She is 16, but ready to not be a student, at least for a while.

 

As I understand it (things change now and then), the current plan is for her to come home for a year or two and do her own self-planned post-college program. She has a long list of books to read and skills to shore up before she's ready to live on her own and support herself.

 

She is currently planning on a career in theatre. And it turns out most of the graduate programs in which she might be interested want her to have professional experience before applying. So, she's going to use her time at home to try and get some professional credits on her resume.

 

Once she's 18, she'll decide between grad school and just moving out to take Broadway by storm.

 

Good plan. :)It sounds like she may be doing a lot of auditions, and I hope it goes well for her. Doing some work before going to grad school or onto this as a career is an excellent idea for may reasons. She can also do some voice teaching on the side. My kid brother has done many, many times more audtions than he has received jobs in his career as a screen actor but is making a good living at it right now. One thing we all learned early on was not to ask him about his auditions.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My third and youngest will be a freshman in the fall. Can't believe it! We are looking forward to using MFW for the first time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
:bigear: Good to know I'm not alone. Ds (a new 14) will be my first ninth grader and I confess, I'm a bit terrified. I've been reading every post with schedules, etc. as far back as the search engine can find....

 

All I know right now is that we are doing PH biology and will attempt to do history and literature WTM style. School is going to take a very, very long time each day next year.

We started already and... yes the days are MUCH longer. However ;) my time is not as tied up with dd as it was. So much of her work is reading, writing and turning in that it's almost like she's back in ps again (I rarely see her head outside of a book :lol:).

 

So... there are benefits. While I have a lot more of her work to read, I have less hands on time with her. This works out great for me, because ds is learning how to do all his logic stage work (AAAAHHHH) and youngest ds is now starting to do 'real' school work that takes my attention as well as my presence.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

:seeya:

 

My oldest will be going into 9th grade this next year. He has CAPD and a resulting language disorder, but since he and Dad don't want him to take an extra year to prepare for high school level work...we're gonna plow on ahead anyway. I think he's in for a rude awakening, but I shall refrain from saying, "I told you so.":glare:

 

In the meantime I'm attempting to really work on retraining his brain so he can start to make some of the language connections he needs to make.

 

He also needs to put forth some effort (not ALL of his issues are due to his CAPD;) ).

 

Gonna be a fun, fun year. LOL:lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a rising (14) Freshman.

He will be doing all online classes this year through Potter's and Scholar's Online. It's going to be a very rigorous year, but I'm thankful to hand over the reigns for a while and focus on my 2nd son with LD's (12).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Our first child is entering high school - feeling like I did when we decided to homeschool her in Kindergarten...anxious and a bit overwhelmed with the options.

 

We have decided on Apologia for science and Saxon for algebra- she'll finish up a credit in consumer math at our co-op and has one spanish credit under her belt but everything else is up in the air - will sleep better when we have everything decided.

 

Enjoying this journey...even when we don't know which direction we're going.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First time high schooler here! :001_smile:

 

I am plugging along choosing our courses for next year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We will have our first 9th grader next year, and I am pretty nervous about it. He is "almost" on the aspie side and a very black and white child who is very easily distracted. He is a math and science whiz, but he struggles with any gray areas such as literature. He loves to read but not to discuss or write anything even remotely resembling an opinion. We will be continuing with some things that he is very familiar with such as Discovering Mathematics 3, MP Traditional Logic II, finishing Second Form Latin and moving on to Third Form if it is ready or Henle if it is not. He will go to the high school for science and to run cross country and track. He started playing the violin this year, and he loves it. He will continue with his lessons next year. He is a perfectionist and tends to get very stressed out when he gets behind. Our history, Bible, and literature will be a bit unconventional for this board. He will be working through HOD's Creation to Christ program along with Mapping the World With Art. I have added some HS level reading per Carrie's suggestions. He will read The Book of Discovery and Great Explorers of the 20th Century along with his geography and Unwrapping the Pharaohs, The Archaeology Book, Our Young Folks' Josephus, and Our Young Folks' Plutarch along with history. He will work through Rod and Staff English 7, IEW Ancient History writing lessons, and DITHOR with HS level books for language arts. We are trying to play to his strengths and not stress him with his weaknesses.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm also having my first 9th grader in the fall. We will most likely be going with Kolbe Academy, since I'm tired of breathing down his neck all the time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

*raising hand*

 

My dd will be in 9th in the fall. It's been 10 years since I had a 9th grader, so it's like doing it all again for the first time!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ds 14 enters 9th in the fall and dd 8th unofficially will start HS with him. Although I haven't participated here much in the last 5 years or so, I was a "regular" from the early days when dc were still preschoolers.

 

My biggest challenge will be to motivate ds and I am giving all our curriculum choices a very scrutinizing look. I've always loved researching curriculum, but the indecision is becoming painful. LOL!

 

PameLA in VA

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My 14yr old ds will start 9th grade in July. We are both a little nervous. I gave him the option of PS or homeschool and he choose homeschool - which made mom happy! :lol:

 

He is wanting to be a missionary in Japan so we are going to try to plan our high school years accordingly. Although I am having him take 1 year of Spanish before Japanese! He is looking at a couple of colleges - one is Commonwealth Baptist College in KY.

 

I am spending my next few weeks making sure we have what we need and reading up on what we need to do in the future. My goal is to take one year at a time! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have my second 9th grader next year. IT is going to be a shock for him. He will have to step up to the plate:

 

AP Government through PA homeschoolers- The reading will be no problem, but he will have to write which he can do but hates to do

 

Spanish I- at the local community college

 

Racquetball at the local community college

 

Apologia Biology-labs at the co-op the rest at home

 

English I at the co-op ( I am the teacher.) We are using Windows to the World. This will actually be his only easy class. I may beef it up for my boys as it isn't as much as we normally do, but on the other hand, they have a pretty heavy outside load.

 

TT Geometry- Heaven help us... Algebra review as well.

 

Christine

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone interested in starting a rising 9th grade classically educated homeschooling pen pal or newsletter list?

 

There's a hser newsletter written for a few counties away from us (iow, it isn't of much use to us, but still very impressive) and dd has wanted something similar. We don't have many hsers here, not enough to make a newsletter work. So, dd thinks we could start a children of the hive letter. I'm thinking, if it's our rising high schoolers it wouldn't be a terrifying undertaking.

 

?????

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have a 14 yo starting 9th next fall. I suspect he is in for a rude awakening. Or maybe I am. ;)

 

Am thinking hard about which courses I need outside help on. German (his preferred language, have no idea why) is a given. Maybe an outside writing class too- he is a reluctant writer. Maybe a science co-op.

 

So far, for 9th grade:

Algebra I MUS (we started this spring, but he's not getting it. So we will back up.)

English - AG, World Literature and LOTS of writing

History - World history, am still looking for a spine.

German class if I can find it. I prefer a live class but may have to settle for online.

He wants to do a robotics program next year, (FRC or FTC) but people I know who are involved have not yet figured out how to do it without it hijacking their homeschool. :ohmy:

 

It is nice to know all of you. There's strength in numbers. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My middle daughter will be in 9th grade. I can hardly believe it. My oldest (22 now!) wasn't homeschooled, so this is my first time homeschooling a high schooler. My youngest is going into 6th grade.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ds will be turning 13 and starting 9th grade in the fall. He's my first, and he's my aspie, and I am excited and terrified. :)

 

As of this moment, Meteorology is his "back up" to professional baseball player. In other words, he has one foot in fantasy land and one in reality.

 

He wants to go away to college at 18. I expect to be utilizing the local CCs before then. I've started to poke around, looking for schools with solid support for kids with autism spectrum disorders, but mostly I'm just trying to work up the guts to get through next year!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I must feel sassy today... I feel like just posting:

 

RUN! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!

 

 

But I won't.

 

My name is Kelly. I'm a recovering mom of a current freshman. I was entirely & completely terrified this last year. No, things have not gone as planned, but it was certainly better than I thought it would be. DD really OWNED her education this year. So welcome to the rising freshman from last year's batch. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I must feel sassy today... I feel like just posting:

 

RUN! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!

 

 

But I won't.

 

My name is Kelly. I'm a recovering mom of a current freshman. I was entirely & completely terrified this last year. No, things have not gone as planned, but it was certainly better than I thought it would be. DD really OWNED her education this year. So welcome to the rising freshman from last year's batch. ;)

Sorry, I thought that needed more emphasis than running :lol:

 

We just started (we're on week two). It's dawning on dd that this is it, this is when she starts building to the grand crescendo of adulthood. Over the past two weeks she's started to see that knowing all this, knowing how to do all this, knowing how to find all this is very important to HER (it's important to me, but it's really HERS, ya know?).

 

It all started with her kitten, who died. My parents wanted to get her another one and we started talking about how long cats live and how long dd will be living at home. The reality that she only has four more years really hit us. All the articles on remedial classes in college has helped too :p

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oldest child starting 9th grade in fall. He is doing better than I though with Apologia Physical science and Math Relief Algebra I in 8th, so I have a glimmer of hope for the high school years. :001_smile:

 

He has no idea what he wants to be; somedays he wants to be a professional guitarist, then a professional photographer and sometimes it is a billionaire. Thank God we still have four more years. :tongue_smilie:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I will have my last 9th grader by December. My daughters both did A Beka and we are going to branch out on our own and do something completely different with this one. :001_smile: I'll be asking loads of questions as this part is really new to me. He would like to be a dentist, so if you have information on this please share. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi there! I will have my first 9th grade student starting this September! I'm still formulating our plan for next year but I'm looking forward to it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm bumping my oldest (13) up to 9th this fall. She will be doing all high school credit work, so I'm just going to call it like it is. She is very excited and so am I.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DD 13 is my 2nd 9th grader. I'm thankfully not stressed like I was with DS. DS was the first and he made it through HS just fine. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Dulcimeramy

My son just finished his first week in 9th grade. :001_cool: It went better than expected. I think we're going to be OK.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My ds 14 will be starting high school this fall. I am a bit nervous. I feel like there is so much more pressure at this level. So many outsiders have always asked the question, "How will you homeschool high school?" I guess I have always looked at it as just one more year up from eighth grade, but now I am starting to panic...just a little :confused:

He will be using MFW AHL which I am excited about for so many reasons!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Am I strange for not really being that worried about it?:001_huh:

 

Honestly I'm more "worried" about ds's response when he finds out I'll actually be expecting something out of him.:glare:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi! I'm Brenda. I live in West TN. I have a daughter that will be in 9th grade this fall. She is very excited. It is a bittersweet time for me. I can't believe that she is old enough for high school yet, I am very happy to see the Christian young lady that she has become. I look forward to what these next few years bring :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My son will be heading into 9th grade. He's my first, so this is new territory for me. I'm looking forward to getting a classical education alongside him :001_smile:. We've pretty much been unschooling since his birth, until switching to a WTM approach last fall. Both DS and DD have handled this major shock to their systems very well, I think ;)

 

I've gotten so much wonderful information from these boards - thank you all! I've been in lurkerdom for far too long - Nice to be out!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Our 13 year old will be home part time for high school next year. This is his 1st time home and only my second year homeschooling. I am nervous but very excited!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

×
×
  • Create New...