In Our Classroom: Junior High Edition (March 2015)

In Our Classroom Junior High 2014

March has flown by!

Kyle turned 14 at the end of February, and he’s had a busy month! School has gone along as usual for the most part, but there’s been plenty else going on too.

Here’s just a little of what he’s been up to: [Read more…]

In Our Classroom: Junior High Edition (February 2015)

In Our Classroom Junior High 2014

I know, I know. This update is long overdue!

I haven’t filled you in on what’s happening in our homeschool since before the holidays! We’ve spent the last six weeks settling into a new routine for the new year, and I’ve neglected to blog about it. So, this week I’m going to catch you up on what’s happening in our junior high and high school, and next week I’ll share what’s going on with kindergarten and elementary.

Kyle (14 next week!!) has been doing great at keeping up with his work so far in the new year. Here’s what he’s been up to: [Read more…]

In Our Classroom: Junior High Edition (November 2014)

In Our Classroom Junior High 2014

This month’s update is going to be another run of the mill one.

Everything is chugging along as planned for Kyle. During the busy weeks leading up to the Nutcracker performance, we stick to a  pretty bare bones academic schedule. There’s just too much else going on to add anything else without everyone getting stressed and overloaded. That’s one of the beauties of homeschooling! We’re not slaves to our schedule, and we have the flexibility to adjust for these busy times!

That said, here’s what he’s been working on these last several weeks:

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In Our Classroom: Junior High Edition (October 2014)

In Our Classroom Junior High 2014

I’m afraid this is going to be an unexciting update.

Schoolwork and all Kyle’s extracurriculars are going as planned. I do have one exciting development to tell you about later in the post, but for the most part, things have been business as usual. His outside activities have stepped up quite a bit this year, and it’s proving to be an excellent opportunity for him to learn time management skills!

Here’s what he’s been up to for the last several weeks:

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In Our Classroom: Junior High Edition (September 2014)

In Our Classroom Junior High 2014

Our new school year is well underway!

All our extracurricular activities began last week, and we’re getting used to the new schedule and beginning to develop a routine. Kyle just wrapped up his fifth official week of eighth grade, and so far it’s going great!

Here’s what he’s been up to for the last several weeks:

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In Our Classroom: Junior High Edition (2014/2015 School Year)

In Our Classroom Junior High 2014

Our first “official” week of of the school year ends today!

Kyle* (13) began 8th grade, his last year of junior high! He continues to impress me with the diligence and attention to his schoolwork that he’s been showing since the latter half of last year. He’s developed a real hunger to learn and soaks up knowledge like a sponge! Like his older sister, he also has a full schedule of extracurricular activities planned (more on that below).

I’m still getting used to seeing his school shelf virtually empty, because the majority of the materials he’s using are in electronic format – online and Kindle books. My focus for him this year is to really work on his spelling and writing skills in preparation for high school.

Here’s what he’ll be doing this fall:

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