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Okay, okay . . .

Math:  Algebra II  (Dolciani)

Lit: Early Modern Lit (HHL)

Comp:  TPS or maybe WAH or Lantern???

History: Early Modern History using History of Western Society as a spine with primary sources

Science: Physics (Giancoli)

Foreign Language: Spanish II (Avancemos at home, or maybe outsourced?)

Logic:  Traditional Logic II

Art: Continue drawing with my dad

Electives: finish Health this summer

 

Not for credit:
Piano Hoffman Academy

Vocabulary from Classical Roots

Bible--TBD.

 

 

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12 minutes ago, cintinative said:

Bump. Surely I am not the only one with a rising 10th grader? 

I’ll post when I have a better idea what I want to do. I’m mostly stumped and ds isn’t offering a whole lot of requests. 
Roughly, I’m thinking WWI/WWII and science fiction for lit. I haven’t had much time to think about it. 

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11 minutes ago, Plum said:

I’ll post when I have a better idea what I want to do. I’m mostly stumped and ds isn’t offering a whole lot of requests. 
Roughly, I’m thinking WWI/WWII and science fiction for lit. I haven’t had much time to think about it. 

Is he your kid doing medieval this year? What does he think of that?

I liked these books if you wanted to check them out from the library:  Pages from History by OUP:  World War I: A History in Documents, World War II: A History in Documents, Hitler and the Nazis: A History in Documents. I guess it goes without saying there is some disturbing content, but it is not inappropriately presented given the subject.

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He is. He wanted to spend more time on ancient Norway, Ireland and Scotland than England but we’ve gotten there. 
I’m also planning dd’s 9th grade year and trying to decide how much we should do together and what we should separate. They prefer family style, reading and discussing on the couch but they have different interests. The logistics of next year is stumping me as much as what exactly we’ll be using.

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Well, it is early so things can change. ☺️

Definitely planning on Blue Tent for math and English.

BT Algebra II

BT H English II

American History

I want an online class with live meetings each week. I have not found what I am looking for. Hoping something new/different will be offered.

Currently learning toward Florida Virtual school for science - though wouldn't mind something else if we can find it.

FLVS H Meteorology: Segment II (fall) / FLVS Chemistry: Segment I (spring)

Ds is hoping to take two art electives through dual enrollment, but we won't know whether or not he is accepted until April or so.

DE 2D Art (fall) / DE Drawing I (spring)

DE Still Photography (fall) / DE Advert. Design & Graphics (spring)

High School cross country & track teams

City club - swimming, running, triathlon teams

Working toward college scholarships in athletics and/or art

 

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Math: Foerster's Algebra 2

Latin: Mueller's Caesar  Henle 3 with MPOA

Science: Discovering Design with Chemistry

History: American History I, using Ambleside Online year 9/10.

Government:  Going to try to self-study for AP Government (still using mainly AO books but adding AP prep materials, too)

English: Ambleside Online year 9/10 plus self study for AP Literature and Composition using AO books and some additions

Partial credits: Bible, worldview, Fine Arts using Ambleside Online materials + Community Bible Study

Extra Curricular: Taekwondo will happen for sure, hoping recreational soccer starts up again, and mostly hoping to raise a guide puppy for the Guide Dog Foundation (we're on a waiting list but things have slowed down in their program due to COVID) Update: We have our little future guide puppy!!

No idea how this AP stuff will pan out!  But she's extremely motivated and hard working and wants to go for it, so we'll take a shot.  The courses will not be labelled AP but will just have the exams. Got College Board approval so we're legit!

 

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English:  probably co-op class plus finishing MCT level 6, maybe starting level 7 if there is time (my goal is to do 6 and 7 in high school as time allows)

Math: Art of Problem Solving Precalculus, at home with book, Life of Fred for a different perspective

Science:: Biology - we'll do this at home, kid may just work through my class but will probably prep for AP since 1/3 of the traditional class is stuff that kid has done in detail for Science Olympiad - we'll see how the AP Chem exam goes this spring!

History: Undecided -  do US history at co-op with friends by request  or at home, but we try to fulfill the same requirement that is offered (this year was gov/econ) even if we do it at  home so that we have the co-op option in the future (I don't want to do US history at home, then plan to take history at co-op in 11th, only to find  them offering US history)...so, US History, Geography, or World History...

Latin: Outsourced - we've done Latin 1-3 at co-op and the instructor said that he'd plan a course of translations for Latin 4 and 5 for us to get 3 high school credits, but it will be mostly online

elective:  Horticulture, hands-on at home plus book The Science of Agriculture by Herren - not sure if it will be 1/2 or 1 full credit - maybe books about The Green Revolution like The Man Who Fed the World - we're going to do this with journaling, which is a first for us but fits with what I want to accomplish.  

Fine arts - finish remaining 1/2 credit - will either do drawing at home (using Perspective Made Easy and How to Draw Cool Stuff)  or co-op ballroom dance class, depending on schedule

Health - not sure if co-op or at home - 1/2 credit

Bible - I think we're going to do some New Testament letters with a couple of Tim Keller books as guides - Galatians and Romans -1/2 credit - this year we've done some CS Lewis (Screwtape, Mere Christianity, and ending with Narnia) and I want to do something directly Biblical next year

Coding: Debating between a second semester of Python and learning a different language - we might do Java and do the CS AP - my husband is a computer guy so I'm letting him think about what would be most useful - 1/2 credit unless we do a 1/2 of horticulture and a full of coding

There is a lot of 'debating between 2 things' in my list.  Once the co-op schedule comes out, I'll see how the classes fit together.  Some hoops, like Health, are more enjoyable if jumped through with friends but are easy enough to do at home.  If Ballroom Dance and Health are at the same time, kid can do whichever has friends and then do the other (subbing drawing for dance if needed) at home.  The only class that I will definitely outsource is Latin, although it is likely that kid will do co-op English.  History, health, and fine arts are friend, schedule, and interest-dependent.  Bible, Horticulture, Biology, and Math (plus the MCT component of English) are definitely at home.  Coding may be through Coursera or done with a book - that will be a decision between husband and kid.  We are aiming for 8 credits a year, and kid likes to get some of it done over the summer.  

Extracurriculars: Science Olympiad, Scholar's Bowl, baseball (public school team), basketball (homeschool team), scouts (if it ever starts back)...also learning to drive (yikes! - I"m outsourcing this to husband, too!): edited - apparently my mom has decided to do part of the driving - 3 of the last 4 Sunday afternoons, she's picked him up and they've gone to a parking lot to practice...yay!

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We aren't doing coding - kid decided that a full credit of horticulture sounded interesting, so we only had 1/2 credit to work with.  This year was crazy busy for a while because the basketball season overlapped with baseball for 2 months instead of the expected 2 weeks.  Kid is likely to just play basketball in a rec league for exercise instead of continuing with the homeschool team...we'll see.  But, kid wanted a fun, low-stress class to do over the summer with the remaining 1/2 credit so...a Science Fiction elective!  We found several lists of classics - kid has read many for fun and is excited about reading some Asimov.  I found a series, The Road to Science Fiction, that has information, short stories, and excerpts, written by a college prof for his classes.  Kid will just read and maybe write a few papers.  Kid plans to do a lot of horticulture over the summer, although some will continue in the fall and winter as we experiment with what we can do in the greenhouse.  Drawing will get done over the summer.  Our last day is May 7, and kid will probably start on the Science Fiction class on the 8th...they're staring at the stack of books and hoping to finish this year's stuff soon so that they can dive in.  I like the mix - co-op is taking care of a few things I don't want to do (Latin!) or that are more fun with the friends (English, history) or that neither of us cares about but is required and will be taught by a competent person (health), plus a few enrichment things, and then we'll do the rest of the courses at home.  

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DD2 will be in 10th this year. I will have 3 high schoolers. I will be combining all three for some things, and DD2 will be combined with DD1 for some things and DD2 for others. 
 

Math: MUS Geometry plus Algebra 1 review. She is doing MUS Algebra 1 this year but has struggled some so we’ll be reviewing with another textbook I have around here. I just have to find it. She’ll be doing this with DD3.
 

Social Studies: Notgrass Government and Economics. This will be with DD1.

 

Science: Guest Hollow Chemistry in the Kitchen. All three girls will be doing this together. 
 

English: IEW SSS Level C, AG Reinforcement and Review. IEW is only 24 weeks so we’ll use the rest of the school year to work on a research paper. I also need to get some literature in here. I’ll see what’s included with Notgrass or maybe just let her choose some things from a book list. With DD1. 

 

Bible: She’ll be DIYing this. I have lots of options and she’ll choose what she wants as we go through the year. 
 

Language: German. Our budget doesn’t allow for online classes so this is another DIY thing. She’ll continue with what she’s doing this year - Duolingo, YouTube videos, TV shows and music in German, a German grammar book, etc. I have a friend who lives in Germany and is fluent so I may see about the possibility of them video chatting occasionally as well. 
 
 

Electives: Apologia Health and Nutrition with DD3 and Dave Ramsey Personal Finance with both sisters. 
 

Extra Curriculars: Piano lessons and Tang So Do. She is an Apprentice Black Belt and working toward hopefully getting her Black Belt in the next year.

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If all plans work out, I will be homeschool DS for 10th next year.  Here's what we are planning to use:

 

English- IEW's Essays and Research Papers,  English from the Roots up

Math-  Saxon Algebra 2

History- Mystery of History 4, with tons of primary sources for literature to round it out. 

Science- Apologia Biology

Spanish 1-  undecided

Programming-  Python, and his engineer Uncle to help 🙂

 

 

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Ok...I’m really only posting so that if someone else has a weird plan for next year they will feel better after seeing all the super rigorous plans.😃

My rising 10th grader is my most out of the box kid. The big question factor for our planning is how much travel we allow him to do next year. My oldest will be doing a gap year and the current plan is to drive around the country visiting every state. Obviously, that is assuming Covid is more under control and things are more back to normal. Rising 10th grader wants to go and we will likely let him go for a significant portion. If he does that I will create some kind of geography/history/literature course based on where they travel. That will take care of humanities. 

He currently does ASL online with Open Tent and he really likes it and will continue. He could do that while traveling. And he does Math with Derek Owens, he could also keep that up while traveling. He is starting an Animation course this month and I bet he will want to continue or maybe just do art on his own which is kind of a constant anyway for him. He also has talked about doing a podcast while they travel. 

If he travels a fair amount I think it will be a year off of formal science. But he is a huge consumer of non-fiction so I can throw in some science that way. 

If the travel doesn’t happen...then it will probably be all the same courses but we will use Simplify’s Global Perspectives Curriculum for Humanities and probably have him take Chemistry at our co-op. 

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Next year's 10th grader... some LD's that make things interesting, but he is a disciplined hard worker.  Progress will be made, it just doesn't go on anyone else's timetable.   Just keep swimming...

math: something lighter for Geometry (maybe MUS or Basic Geo by Jurgensen and Brown) and large doses of continual Alg 1 review (possibly using Jacobs Elementary Alg).

science: he really wants biology, with dissections.  Possibly Miller Levine or Abeka or AGS if we need to dial it back.

history: world history of some sort... we have lots of books around the house.  Still thinking on this one. I will probably go light on history this year, and leave more brain space for his English credit or his biology credit, or...

lit: Iliad, Odyssey, Beowulf. and other greatest hits of Ancients-Medieval lit, along with most of  Scott Foresman's Traditions in Literature for focused lit study.  Some writing tied to lit.

Spelling/Grammar: still a need for this; Abeka for Spelling/vocab, and vintage Warriner's for explicit grammar concepts and practice.

Spanish II: continue with Abeka (for grammar and drill) combined with Destinos and Duolingo to keep it interesting. 

 ? for an elective...

XC and indoor/outdoor track at local high school

 

That's all I have for now...

 

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@Zoo Keeperalgebra review during geometry makes algebra 2 go much more smoothly!  That's when we started doing Life of Fred - we did their algebra once a week during geometry and then moved on to their algebra 2, so that when we got to algebra 2 in our regular program it was familiar.  We did 2 alg 2 programs for the first semester this year, but now that LOF is done kid wants to go back and do LOF geometry once a week while we finish alg. 2.  They think the review will make trig easier.  I just wanted to comment because I rarely see people do them like that but my kid found it to be extremely helpful.  

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On 1/25/2021 at 2:21 PM, charlotteb said:

If all plans work out, I will be homeschool DS for 10th next year.  Here's what we are planning to use:

 

English- IEW's Essays and Research Papers,  English from the Roots up

Math-  Saxon Algebra 2

History- Mystery of History 4, with tons of primary sources for literature to round it out. 

Science- Apologia Biology

Spanish 1-  undecided

Programming-  Python, and his engineer Uncle to help 🙂

 

 

IEW has something for Research Papers? That would be great for us! I should look for it. My oldest is writing phobic and I really want to use her senior year to make a last attempt at some progress. IEW has been the best fit for her of all the things we’ve tried so we’re going back to it next year and using the New SSS Level C. It’s only 24 weeks so we’ll have time to add on something else. 

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28 minutes ago, cintinative said:

IEW discontinued this, by the way. @2ndGenHomeschooler you might want to see if IEW plans to release a newer version. I heard this older edition is out of date. 

Out of date how?  I have a how to write a research book from when I was in high school.  It is still pertinent today except for how to search for information in online databases vs. readers guide to periodical lit.  My book uses Chicago style notation which is stil valid.  Teaching MLA substituation is super easy.

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Out of date how?  I have a how to write a research book from when I was in high school.  It is still pertinent today except for how to search for information in online databases vs. readers guide to periodical lit.  My book uses Chicago style notation which is stil valid.  Teaching MLA substituation is super easy.

TBH, I am not 100% sure. It might have been MLA or it might have been out of date with the newer IEW instruction. 

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I have a rising 10th grader. 9th grade is not going super-fantastic (and technically it is the 2nd year in 9th grade), so best laid plans and everything...

Math: Geometry, probably MUS, with lots of Algebra 1 review. We may end up shorting Geometry a little in order to work more on Algebra.

Science: No idea. Chemistry is the next logical step (doing Biology 9th grade), but Chemistry is the only class I ever failed in my life. Oldest took it at Comm College, middle isn't ready for cc, so it's me. *sigh* Guess I am finally learning Chem in my 40s? Dr. Freihaut (my high school Chem professor) would laugh himself silly if he knew. 

Social Science: I was thinking BYL 10 for both 10th grader and 9th grader together. However, I've been looking closer at it. Neither kid like graphic novels too much, and BYL 10 uses The Cartoon Guide as the spine. So, back to the drawing board. I am thinking Ancient History as we haven't hit ancients in a while.

Foreign Language: German 3. Currently doing CLRC German 2, and it's going well although she doesn't love it since they switched teachers recently.

English: As I said, was going to do BYL 10, but I don't think I will now, so ??? for literature paired with Essentials in Writing 10.

Electives: No idea, she's done Health, PE, and Art 9th grade. Probably Art and some sort of self directed study.

I doubt we will be able to do co-op this coming year as it's not Covid friendly. 

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7 minutes ago, historically accurate said:

Currently doing CLRC German 2, and it's going well although she doesn't love it since they switched teachers recently.

Oh no! DD had 3 different German teachers over two years with CLRC. She liked all of them. I thought the one at the end was going to last. Sorry to hear they had another switch. I guess I can't recommend CLRC for German anymore since the teacher is now different!

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4 minutes ago, RootAnn said:

Oh no! DD had 3 different German teachers over two years with CLRC. She liked all of them. I thought the one at the end was going to last. Sorry to hear they had another switch. I guess I can't recommend CLRC for German anymore since the teacher is now different!

DD loved Frau Pack. So, she was very sad when she left at the end of fall semester. Herr Kopf is fine, but DD misses the previous teacher.

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On 1/27/2021 at 5:45 PM, 8filltheheart said:

Out of date how?  I have a how to write a research book from when I was in high school.  It is still pertinent today except for how to search for information in online databases vs. readers guide to periodical lit.  My book uses Chicago style notation which is stil valid.  Teaching MLA substituation is super easy.

MLA is will be in its 9th edition in April, and is currently on its 8th edition. Writing Research Papers was written in 2012, so anything it has for "new" MLA will be for the 7th edition.

On the other hand, the Chicago Manual of Style is in its 17th edition, but Writing Research Papers was written when version 16 was current, and there are few differences between Chicago 17th and Chicago 16th that would affect a high-schooler or beginning undergraduate. (Had it been written during version 15, that would have been a larger issue, since Chicago made a lot of changes about digital document referencing between 15th and 16th edition).

The principles of citation are timeless, and it's much better to teach an uncommon or outdated method well than a newer one badly, but some methods of citation change over the years. "Out-of-date" presumably refers to Writing Research Papers' use of previous citation editions, rather than a suggestion that the broader advice is in any way wrong. An online college/university citation reference guide that covers whatever new citation method/edition is wanted would seem the easiest way to get resolve this, rather than necessarily buying a different book just to get newer citation editions.

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1 hour ago, ieta_cassiopeia said:

MLA is will be in its 9th edition in April, and is currently on its 8th edition. Writing Research Papers was written in 2012, so anything it has for "new" MLA will be for the 7th edition.

 

So, just to clear up where I heard this was outdated, I looked and found the post on FB.  Other than some references to websites that are no longer accurate, they stated that it was because MLA is moving toward version 9 (in April 2021). Here is a post from an IEW employee on FB:  image.png.8f2fcdab95158891983684a1f07db7b0.png

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I have been teaching my kids MLA since the early 2000s.  MLA is constantly changing.  The idea that you can teach your students "the right way to cite" is not the approach I would take.  I tell my kids that this is OK for now, but when you are citing for your college papers you need to confirm whatever the newest MLA, APA, Chicago citation requirements are.   My oldest was in high school right after the 6th ed was published.   Multiple changes since he started high school.  

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Purdue OWL is a good resource to add to any text book and covers most citation styles: Purdue OWL // Purdue Writing Lab

I also have my students go through IUs plagiarism course: Welcome: How to Recognize Plagiarism: Tutorial and Tests, School of Education, Indiana University Bloomington (iu.edu)

It's an actual free course, so a professor can look up their certificate number later if they are required to go through it again at some time.

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I'm still fumbling around with 10th grade right now.  I'll come back later to update as we solidify classes with Co-op. 

For now: 

Math:  Geometry online (built in Alg. I review) with Mr. D

English:  (This year he is using IEW Elegant Essay & Research Writing at Co-op)  Maybe IEW SSS 1C to keep him writing? World literature book list.... not finalized yet. Maybe Fix It Grammar because he doesn't mind it, short & sweet! I do have ENG 111 book from CC that we might look over to prepare for dual enrollment English. Spring Semester (before ACT) I'll have him take Bravewriter online ACT/SAT Writing- 4 week prep to prepare for timed writing.

Science: Chemistry (Co-op) 

History/Geography:  World History... Masterbooks (we need something short and not time consuming) Adding in documentaries/movies and projects. 

Foreign Language:  Spanish I (Co-op)

fall/spring Electives:  Wood Carving Club (Co-op), Health/Fitness (Oak Meadow), Art: Mixed Media (Co-op), Mechatronics 2 (Co-op), Advanced guitar (co-op), Logic

Ds is still working on his long-term project with Dad on turning a school bus into his hangout.

He is interested in Law Enforcement so he joined our local Explorers program for teens through our police department. It has been awesome so far! Possibly FBI Camp in the summer after 10th.

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I'm calling this my first draft.  In previous years, I am quick to sign up for way too many distance classes, and just as quick to drop them.  Previous classes were on the whole pretty good classes, I just like the idea of outsourcing more than the reality.

Math:  Precalculus either Derek Owens or highschoolmath live.  It is a hard balance between freedom  to schedule and too much freedom to schedule( Geometry will be an 18 month course LOL-but true)  edit: looks like with will go with DO due to scheduling

English: Continuing with the Roy Speed series for writing.  I do get a little concerned as this is the only writing he is is doing.  Literature may continue to be on our own with Center4Lit recordings, but we may move into live classes.  Working our way through literature that parents and siblings found particularly impactful.

American History:   Continuation using my bookshelf and Homeschool Connection videos.  Probably our last pass through American History so will try to cover more geography  and some Latin American History.

Religion:  Aristotle course recorded probably through Timothy j Gordon (preparation for studying Aquinas  in 11th and or 12th). Catechism, apologetics, scripture study .

Science:  Physics , probably at a co-op edit: We will do Physics through DO and labs at home

Foreign Language:  Spanish at co-op or online with tutor.  This may be a summer class with review  and slower progress during year.

Electives:  Archery, TDK, Track, Boy Scouts ,maybe guitar, drivers training, woodworking?, possibly programing/robotics Edit: This is an area I haven't stressed enough with older kids and I really want him to explore/develop hobbies/interests. Since it  is a time to explore, and we will start exploring careers online as well.

 

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10th grade dd:

History/Literature/Government/Writing/Bible: Tapestry of Grace Year 2 Co-op

Algebra II: not sure if we will go with DO again or a live online class.

Physics: Honors Physics with WSA or MPOA

French: French together

Electives: speech/debate, logic, dance, photography

 

As an aside, we teach MLA in our writing co-op but I would caution teaching anything "hard and fast" when it comes to citing. Different professors have different preferences, so it's imperative to teach it as such. Students should be prepared to adapt!

 

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Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

10th grade ds:
Physics: Clover Creek Science Physics
AP Calculus BC: Hitting this one from two sides (he’s doing AP Calculus AB with Regina London this year). He’s planning on continuing to Honors Calculus II with Mrs. London next year and combining that with the 2-semester dual enrollment Calculus I and Calculus II sequence. Should be sufficient for BC test with a bit of prep on the side.  Ended up taking Calc I DE over the summer to not fight with getting them to accept AP Calculus AB credits from this year as a pre-requisite for other DE classes. Bureaucracy joys. Calc 2 DE in the fall. Maybe Calc 3 DE or Linear Algebra DE in the spring? Or DE stats with an AP test? Spring TBD
Computer Science: Two more semesters of DE CSC classes (201 and 202) Ended up getting the good prof for DE CSC 201 this summer, so taking that now. Signed up for a software development class DE for fall. Hoping to get into the good prof for CSC 202 in the spring, but DE students don't get first crack at it, so will probably miss out again. Also researching USACO prep class/online options.
Writing: WTMA  Working on this. Live writing class sessions having conflicts with DE classes, so back to the drawing board. Maybe just working through some materials at home.
Government (Fall) and Economics (Spring): WTMA
Spanish: Spanish II at WTMA Completely changed course on this and will be starting up with Ray Leven's Spanish classes. Want a lot more speaking practice, and this kid is shy, so it's only going to happen in a small group setting with the expectation of tons of speaking!
Urdu and Arabic: Live, online, one-on-one classes
 

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

I've got no idea what I'm doing since this is my oldest so this is a definite work in progress... He'll be working with 7th & 8th grade brothers for some of these.

Math - Saxon Geometry

Science - Elemental Science Logic Biology

Language Arts -

  • Spelling - Spelling Wisdom 3, Vocab from Classical Roots C
  • Grammar - Using Language Well 3, finish Fix It! 3
  • Writing - Writing With Skill 1, The Creative Writer, Writing & Rhetoric?
  • Logic - Fallacy Detective?
  • LLtLotR & Twelfth Night
  • Reading list based on history & Canadian history, etc.

History - History Odyssey Middle Ages Level 2, with Human Odyssey Vol. 2 and/or OUP 

Canadian History - Modern History Through Canadian Eyes, Headphone History

Canadian Government - Creating History's Canadian Civics (1/2 semester)

Canadian Geography - Headphone History HS Geo, Draw Canada & Greenland

French - Breaking the French Barrier Level 1, maybe DuoLingo, Getting Started with French

Extras -

  • Piano. We were given a great keyboard, and since our piano is still a work-in-progress, I'll have them learn on the keyboard for now. He's a beginner, and we'll start with music theory, but I'm still looking for what we'll be using.
  • Fine Arts - Masterpiece Society Drawing 101, & some Medieval & Renaissance artists on the side
  • Typing
  • Some kind of Home Ec. I just found this Life Skills for Young Men so I'm looking through it to see how it'll fit. If not, I'll come up with something similar. We were considering enrolling him in a local babysitting first aid course, so I'd incorporate that, and he has a toddler brother that I can buddy him up with for a bit more practice. I might throw some personal finance into this as well, or save it for next year. Everything's still up in the air at this point.
  • Woodworking
  • Hubby has issued a mandatory car maintenance/roadside fixes sort of thing for the kids before they get their license. DS is able to go for his learners permit in 2 months, so this will be happening in the fall(?) before there's too much snow. I'll probably add in a bit about packing an emergency bag in case he gets stuck on the highway (in winter, out of cell reception)
  • Some sort of emergency preparedness unit. Natural disasters, fire drills... a youth version of wilderness safety/survival (?) for bears mostly. Packing emergency go-bags.
  • We're trying to beef him up a bit, he's got almost no meat on him. We're trying to build his endurance and strength. If there weren't so many loose dogs around I'd have him start jogging but we'll have to find something else.
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On 1/24/2021 at 3:16 PM, alisoncooks said:

I have a rising 10th grader. I'll come back and post later...

Well, I thought I had next year all mapped out, but now I'm completely rethinking my plans, lol. 😂 

Fairly solid on these: Teaching Textbooks Geometry, ULAT for Spanish, Friendly Biology (with Miller Levine text as supplement)

Original Plan:  Dave Raymond American History, LLATL American, EiW10

Potential changes: Sharon Watson Characters in Crisis, Clearwater Press Byline - writing, maybe a lighter modern American history building off Byline (which claims it can be a 0.5 history credit with some extra reading)??? 

I like #2 but #1 is more affordable. Also, I want all my time periods to line up nicely...DD has expressed interest in Dave Raymond American (early) but also Byline (1930s/modern). And I wanted to keep lit American (to go with history), but the more I look, the more I think Sharon Watson will be more enjoyable/complete.

So....any combination of the above  (or not!) might be the plan.

 

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On 1/18/2021 at 9:47 AM, Melissa B said:

Well, it is early so things can change. ☺️

Definitely planning on Blue Tent for math and English.

BT Algebra II

BT H English II

American History

I want an online class with live meetings each week. I have not found what I am looking for. Hoping something new/different will be offered.

Currently learning toward Florida Virtual school for science - though wouldn't mind something else if we can find it.

FLVS H Meteorology: Segment II (fall) / FLVS Chemistry: Segment I (spring)

Ds is hoping to take two art electives through dual enrollment, but we won't know whether or not he is accepted until April or so.

DE 2D Art (fall) / DE Drawing I (spring)

DE Still Photography (fall) / DE Advert. Design & Graphics (spring)

High School cross country & track teams

City club - swimming, running, triathlon teams

Working toward college scholarships in athletics and/or art

 

I knew it was too early to respond. 😀 Most of our changes have come due to a potential change in our state college scholarship program.

We will not be utilizing the local college or university next year as there is legislation currently being debated that would subtract one year of our four year state funded undergraduate scholarship for each year of dual enrollment. We are not willing to take that risk, so we will be schooling at home next year. 

Thanks to the discussion currently on this board, we will be taking advantage of the opportunity to CLEP many of his classes. It is something to hold in a back pocket and potentially use for college credit depending on the exact wording of any new scholarship legislation. For this school year, he will take CLEP exams in Western Civilization I, Western Civilization II, and US Government as well as the AP test in Human Geography. After a summer of study, he will also CLEP College Algebra and College Mathematics.

BT Honors Algebra II

BT Marine Biology & Oceanography

CLRC Government

CLRC Western Civilization

CLRC Photography (fall) / CLRC Advanced Digital Art (spring)

OS Geometry - for a full credit using MUS (fall) / MS AP Human Geography (spring)

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27 minutes ago, Melissa B said:

 

We will not be utilizing the local college or university next year as there is legislation currently being debated that would subtract one year of our four year state funded undergraduate scholarship for each year of dual enrollment. We are not willing to take that risk, so we will be schooling at home next year. 

 

Are you in FL?  I didn't want to assume based on your name/location. I am curious about this because I have family there.   Would you be able to link the legislation for me? I don't know if it will affect my niece/nephew or not--they have mostly taken APs but I know they have done DE (inside the high school) as well.

 

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Oh, I guess I'll have a 10th grader, too! Current plan:

Math: Finish Harold Jacobs Geometry by mid-year and start Foerster's Algebra 2

English: I'll be doing AP lit with his 12th grade brother, and I always have them read the same stuff--so he'll do that but not take the exam yet. I'm thinking of something like deep dives into 4 longer works (Hamlet, Huck Finn, Invisible Man, Beloved? or Middlemarch? I've never read Middlemarch--anyway, still thinking, but definitely Hamlet and Huck Finn) and then a bunch of poetry

Science: Chemistry through Well Trained Mind Academy

Social Studies: AP government, probably a low key econ, possibly AP Human Geography, too

Foreign language: Spanish 3 WTMA

If we don't do AP HUG we'll need to figure out something for an elective--maybe something at our homeschool co-op. Beyond that he plays French horn in a local youth orchestra and takes lessons in that plus piano. And historically he does a lot of theater, but he hasn't for the past couple of years--I'd like for him to get back into that (and so would he), so we're looking into possibilities for that.

 

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Well, COVID and moving have pushed my planning way back so I just started thinking about this yesterday. Plans thus far:

History
Tapestry of Grace Year 2 – Rhetoric Stage (including Government and Philosophy), adding in
New Oxford World History books

English
Tapestry of Grace Year 2 - Rhetoric Stage
Excellence in Literature selections
Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots 10 

Math
Derek Owens Precalculus

Science
Elemental Science Chemistry for the Rhetoric Stage

Foreign Language
Breaking the French Barrier 3

Debate/Rhetoric
Classical Academic Press: Everyday Debate and Discussion
Classical Academic Press: Rhetoric Alive!

Personal Finance
VirtualSC

Extracurricluars
Boy Scouts
Violin lessons
Robotics Team (hoping..., COVID shut them down this school year)
 

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1 hour ago, Kathryn said:

Well, COVID and moving have pushed my planning way back so I just started thinking about this yesterday

You’re ahead of me then. ☺️

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My rising 10th grade plans:

1- Alg 2 with VPSA

1- Logic with VPSA

1- Clover Creek Physics

1- English with the local ps

1- Welding with the local ps

1/2- Medieval History - using TOG yr 2 history reading list only - light style; he strongly dislikes history (gasp!).

1/2- Spanish - unsure of materials yet. I have a collection to choose from at home already.  This will be causal and light.

1/2- ASL with a friend who teaches a weekly class

This son also works 2 jobs and does martial arts, mountain biking, and golf with the high school teams.  He fights me on school in general.  This list looks like too much 'school' for him, and I may end up dropping something. 

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On 1/27/2021 at 3:28 PM, historically accurate said:

I have a rising 10th grader. 9th grade is not going super-fantastic (and technically it is the 2nd year in 9th grade), so best laid plans and everything...

Math: Geometry, probably MUS, with lots of Algebra 1 review. We may end up shorting Geometry a little in order to work more on Algebra.

Science: No idea. Chemistry is the next logical step (doing Biology 9th grade), but Chemistry is the only class I ever failed in my life. Oldest took it at Comm College, middle isn't ready for cc, so it's me. *sigh* Guess I am finally learning Chem in my 40s? Dr. Freihaut (my high school Chem professor) would laugh himself silly if he knew. 

Social Science: I was thinking BYL 10 for both 10th grader and 9th grader together. However, I've been looking closer at it. Neither kid like graphic novels too much, and BYL 10 uses The Cartoon Guide as the spine. So, back to the drawing board. I am thinking Ancient History as we haven't hit ancients in a while.

Foreign Language: German 3. Currently doing CLRC German 2, and it's going well although she doesn't love it since they switched teachers recently.

English: As I said, was going to do BYL 10, but I don't think I will now, so ??? for literature paired with Essentials in Writing 10.

Electives: No idea, she's done Health, PE, and Art 9th grade. Probably Art and some sort of self directed study.

I doubt we will be able to do co-op this coming year as it's not Covid friendly. 

I'm working on cementing my 10th grade plans. What a difference a few months make - DD is in a much better place both mentally and physically, so I think she can tackle 10th grade.

Math: Geometry over the summer/early fall - she's all of a sudden motivated to get it out of the way. Then Algebra II starting sometime in the fall with ??. Learn Math Fast to start - she's done exceedingly well with their Algebra after several attempts in other curricula. Then, something else as LMF isn't a full curriculum. 

Science: She wants to do Guest Hollow's A&P, so that's what she'll do. She may do Chem at the comm college spring semester depending on goals and health.

Social Science: I took a part time job in the last few weeks, and I don't have the energy to write Ancient History, so BYL 10 it is. I'll sub a textbook if the Cartoon Guide bombs.

Foreign Language: German III. New teacher at CLRC next year. 

English: She went through all of the writing curricula I have (and I have a lot - her sister has dysgraphia) and picked Jump In - it's middle school level, but a good start. She's a pretty natural writer, but she hasn't been necessarily teachable in it since her health went sideways in 7th grade, so it'll work. BYL 10 for literature. She'd like a book on grammar (like rewriting sentences for best writing) as she took the ACT last month and needs some assistance in that area. I haven't looked too far for one yet though.

Electives: She wants to do lots of art, lots of PE, and get her CNA from comm college in the spring. We're planning to lightly hit Personal Finance over the summer as she's motivated to begin working soon, and in the fall, she starts driver's ed, although neither of those will go on the transcript.

That's enough to keep her busy. 

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On 2/17/2021 at 2:39 PM, AsgardCA said:

 

  • Hubby has issued a mandatory car maintenance/roadside fixes sort of thing for the kids before they get their license. DS is able to go for his learners permit in 2 months, so this will be happening in the fall(?) before there's too much snow.
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I think this is brilliant. I would have benefited greatly from something like this. 

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There are still a few moving pieces, but here is the current plan:

Math: DO Algebra II

English: Lit will be on our own. Writing likely Lantern English. May also do one eight week grammar course at LE to solidify capitalization and punctuation.

Science: GH Chemistry in the Kitchen + LoF Chemistry or similar to cover some of the math. 10th grader is likely to go into STEM if her dance career doesn’t pan out so while I’m sure she will love the GH course, we’d like to cover the math basics too.

History: American history focused on the voices of women and BIPOC Americans (co-op)

Chinese: either continuing with the tutor she worked with this year or through OSU online

Electives: 1/2 credit personal finance (co-op), 1/2 credit music appreciation (co-op), 1 (fine arts?) credit for her dance. She dances 15+ hours a week. It was her PE credit in 9th. 

She would really like to find time to do some programming, game design, etc, work but we will get these things going and see how the workload is first. Hopefully she can find a couple hours a week? 

 

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A little late to this party but this is what I've planned:

Math U See Geometry

Homemade CM/SWB-style literature and composition

Apologia Biology

Notgrass world history part 2 with extras

Python programming

A Rulebook for Arguments

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This is what I've come up with.  We have never done live online classes before, so this format for math, German, history and literature will be a new experience for her.  For the first time in our homeschooling lives, I am outsourcing everything!  

Composition - Lantern English (Expository Essay 1 & 2 and two creative writing classes of her choice)

American Literature- Center for Lit

Geometry - Jann in TX's myhomeschoolmathclass.com

American History - CLRC

Science - Experience Astronomy (self-paced video course and field assignments)

German 1 - CLRC

Driver's Ed - not sure where/when we will do this as it depends on our out-of-state move

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I'm very, very late to this party.  Eldest is 10th this year; last year was rather wobbly, so we're still wrapping some stuff up. 

  • Writing With Skill: finish 2, embark upon 3
  • Finish up Vocab. from Classical Roots, Stewart English Program, work through CW's Intermediate Poetry, review penmanship & keyboarding
  • finish MP Geography III
  • Math: OUP's Cambridge Pure Maths book 1 for As/A level; living book each term, starting with "A History of Pi"
  • Literature, history & some science content: Great Books a la WTM, Ancients.  Include some classic chem reading.
  • AP Chem online
  • Latin IV online
  • Russian I online
  • beginning drawing online; high school Artistic Pursuits in weeks that there's no online instruction
  • art history let child pick amongst Gardner's, Van Loon and an Updike book to start; music let child pick between What to Listen for in Music and How to Listen to Great Music; various music books and some arts periodicals.  Super casual. 

 

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Since Inever posted my plan, I guess I'll post what we are doing.

English: Dectective Fiction. Homegrown. Using The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction, some novels (5-6ish), short stories (in the Anthology & separate), movies, tv episodes, etc. She's reading The Moonstone on her time. We're reading Oedipus Rex together.

US History: Bennett's America Last Best Hope, Zinn's History of the United States, US History Detective Workbooks, Great Courses US History, various books by Albert Marrin, and movies.

Math: Finish Foerster Alg 2, start McDougal-Littell Geometry.

Science: Derek Owens Physics

Beginning Guitar @ CLRC.

Looks light, I know. It is what it is. Might add something as the year goes on.

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