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Sort of Back to Homeschool


My friend Megan at My Full Heart is having a Jr. High weekly link-up called Junior High Junction! How fun, I'm looking forward to participating. Hopefully it will get my Jr. High blog post to actually happen.
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Today with Brent my 8th grade son we sorta started. He will be using a mix books from The Thinking Tree as well as the Master Books I purchased before finding The Thinking Tree journals.

All I did with Brent today was have a parent-student "conference". To tell you the truth I'm still floundering, ack! Embarrassing to admit. A homescholing mama of 13+ years should have her act together. At least you'd think she would :P (not sure how to add a confused smiley guy).

As I am writing Brent is completing a Teach Yourself to Draw lesson. I plan to have him work through the whole series this year. He won't be using the companion handbook like Ethan and Lance will.
Teach Yourself to Draw

Brent is also restarting Dyslexia Games. I think it will work out much better if I print each book for him instead of only printing what he will use for the day because the pages keep getting lost that way. So even though he has completed the first two books, we both decided it would be a good thing to start from the beginning.

My 8th grader will continue to use UnLock Math and will supplement with Are You a Math Genius and Life of Fred Kidneys, Liver, and Mindshaft (we'll see how many he gets through).

So that's our slow start. Tomorrow (and the rest of the week) hopefully we'll cover more  and I'll have a better Junior High Junction post. I'm just thankful we did something!



My Full Heart: Junior High Junction

9 comments

  1. I am so interested in Life of Fred for my kids! I almost bought a huge lot on ebay a while back...wish I would have! Mikaela is using the Math Genius book and loves it! {I just misspelled "genius" and spell check let me know...I guess I'm not a genius, haha} Thank you for linking up with me!!

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    1. I keep starting then stopping with LOF. I think I purchased some of the books twice already :P and now we are on a super tight budget so I have to buy them slowly :(

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  2. Funny how we all always feel like we're floundering around and not really doing much but the kids seem to learn and grow anyway. :)

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    1. You are exactly right! I am so bad about second guessing myself and wondering are we doing enough? Yet my kids are thriving and learning and exploring...

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    2. So true. I am always telling my kiddos that they know so much more than I ever did at their age.

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  3. Slow days are sometimes our most productive. Not in that we got a lot of curriculum covered but that we connect better with each other after those days. Thank you for sharing some of your curriculum choices. I'll be looking into the math ones.

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  4. Love slow days!!! The best kind of days. Slowing down has really made such a difference in our lives.

    Also, I started a 52 lists link-up, that I hope you will join! I'd love to learn from your input and have always been a kindred spirit.

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    1. Thank you, I'll hop on over and take a peek =)

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