Welcome back! Today, let’s take a look at homeschooling high school, diplomas, and transcripts-shall we? After many homeschoolers get over their initial trepidation about homeschooling, they seem to find a good groove for a while until they start thinking about high school. When a homeschool mom realizes that high school is around the corner, a lot of those old fears and worries can come flooding back. I WAS THERE! I KNOW! Don’t worry–I’m here to tell you that a lot of those fears are unfounded, and it’s not as hard as you think it will be. It’s definitely something to
Howdy! I’m so excited. =) It’s been a really, really long time since I’ve participated in a 5-Day Hopscotch Series. (The Hopscotch, if you remember, is when all the participating bloggers write about one their own topic for five days.) I feel like I can safely add this to my plate right now, so I thought I would continue the Texas theme from my Back to School Gift Basket and talk about “Homeschooling in Texas” for the next five days. Homeschooling in Texas is really quite simple! If you’ve been homeschooling here for a while, you’re probably thinking, “What’s there to tell?”
“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm, woolen mittens. . . “ It’s here! It’s one of my FAVORITE THINGS to do. It’s time for the annual Back to School Gift Basket Giveaway. *Snoopy Dance* And Y’ALL. This year, I’m giving away a basket of some of my favorite things–with a Texas twist because I do love me some Texas-y things. (You know what they say about Texans and their state pride. . . ) “Brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorite things! “ (Are you singing yet?)
One of the scary things about homeschooling is entering new phases and doing things you’ve never done before, especially if you’re the “trailblazers” in your group. Like, say, homeschool high school dual credit. Though we personally know a few homeschoolers with kids older than ours, most of my kids’ homeschooling friends are their ages and younger. So we don’t have a friend who “just did this last year” and can tell us what to expect. But one of good things about homeschooling is that we aren’t doing this alone! There are those who HAVE gone before us, done this before, and
I tend to be kind of A.D.D. with homeschool sometimes. I’m a little bit like Dory, swimming along in one direction and then–Look, birds! I mean, here we are in the middle of winter and I’m thinking about a Texas birds unit study (which people often study in the Spring right?) I just shrug and say “It’s all good.” I’ve come to accept that there is sometimes no method to my madness. Besides, I love birds. I love cardinals. And hummingbirds. And painted buntings. We have recently discovered a broad-winged hawk living on our property and I think it’s pretty cool.
What’s that number one thing that most parents tell you at one point or another? Yep – time flies. They tell you time will pass faster than you think it will, and they are not wrong. This is neither good nor bad, it’s just the way it is. As long as you have spent that time well, that’s what matters most. And one day you look up and it’s time for your “baby” to start learning to drive. My what a young woman she has grown into! Next thing you know your husband is assigning your fourteen year old the task