Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The End is Near!!
We have a few last minute things to finish up for the school year, mainly TOS Reviews. But I think everyone is nearly finished! (Hallelujah choir in the background!)
I can't say it's been a perfect year. There have been some great moments, some awesome curriculum, and some fun field trips. But there's also been struggle, tears, frustrations and setbacks. Homeschooling high school can (and will) be done, but don't let anyone tell you this path is easy. Connor has come so far, and he has worked hard. Co-op presented some amazing experiences and growth, but it also brought some disagreements on teaching and essentials we believe need to be covered, as well as some we found completely irrelevant. But that is the beauty of homeschooling. We learn at our pace, and we find what works for each child individually. He has to finish up his work on his Constitution final here at home, then he will be on summer break - a well deserved and hard earned break! I got his transcript typed out using Homeschool Planner (see my review on that here), and it's ready to print as soon as he's done. I can't believe in just a few months, he will be a sophomore with his learner's permit...
Chloe has strived for excellence, as usual, and has achieved nearly every goal she set for herself this school year. She is so much like me - flaws and all. She is an overachiever, she is competitive, she is her own harshest critic, and she is completely emotional over everything all the time! She has about two weeks left of pre-algebra work left and she will be done. Having completed nearly all 8th grade level work this year, she could be considered a freshman next school term. However, while she will start on some high school classes, I won't declare her to be a 9th grader - which she is very upset about! ;)
Canon and Caleb have done so well this school year, too. They had some crazy weeks of mama switching things up, new curriculum to review, and still getting everything for co-op done. Then with me finding out I was pregnant, there were many days they were completely on their own. I am so glad that they both have a strong work ethic and kept up with everything when I asked them to. Their summer break is well deserved, and I'm so proud of them both.
Now to start thinking about next school year....nah, that can wait a few weeks. Mama needs a break, too! :)