Home Education: What Sarah Is Studying In The Ninth Grade
I've said this before, but for those who might be newer to my blog, I've been homeschooling my kids for 22 years!
I have four graduates and two still schooling and I help teach my granddaughter, too.
I really love teaching my kids, and while the days can be challenging at times, I love being a part of their learning.
As my kids get older, they do more independent work than when they are younger. I thought that I would share what Sarah is doing now that she is in high school.
For math she is learning pre-algebra. For a girl who does not like math, generally, she is okay with algebra. Go figure.
For English she is actually doing many interesting things and will end up with 2 credits this year. (English is more her thing than math!) First she is reading a literature anthology on British Literature. She is studying all the best writers and poets Britain has produced over the years.
She is also doing a free online course from Hillsdale College on C.S. Lewis. She is enjoying this very much as she already was a fan of the Narnia books. We signed her up for the course and then you download it to your computer. There are 10 lectures (on video) and quizzes. She loves this course. She is also reading his space trilogy currently.
Being a J.R.R Tolkien fan, she is signed up for a book class at our co-op on The Hobbit. This class starts tomorrow. She has a study guide and assignments that require her to write and express herself which is right up her alley!
For science this year, she is studying Anatomy and Physiology with Kyle and me.
For history we are study the Medieval period, I mostly read and we discuss. We are currently reading The Boy Knight by G.A. Henty. It is about the crusades and is very interesting. I love when I get to the end of a chapter and they want more!
From our reading today.
For Sarah's humanities studies, she is taking voice lessons, singing in an ensemble at our co-op (starts again tomorrow), and is taking a 10 week English Country Dancing class, again at co-op. She also sings with our worship team at church, and has practices every week.
In the fall she had a crafts class and a cooking class, and an elections class at our co-op where they broke into parties and had a mock election.
Sarah also daily reads her Bible and we often read together as a family.
She loves the outdoors, and to play ultimate frisbee.
A big positive to us in regards to home education is that we can teach the subjects that the state requires but we have the freedom to gear them to her interests and gifts!
Have any questions? Feel free to ask in the comments!