On the homeschool side of my life, we are starting our 4th quarter tomorrow. DJ is finishing up a very challenging Chemistry two semester course, and will finish up the second half in the fall. He just really needs a break, so time consuming this class was. He will complete Geometry over the Summer break, as he started it in February. I will be registering him for the August SAT, but he does the questions of the day test prep, and so far he has a near perfect score for Reading and Writing, and the Math could still use a little work, but is not horrible. He is looking at Santa Fe College next Summer or Fall semester. We have a lot of prepping to do for next year, as it will be his Senior year. He will be doing most of his classes on FLVs, with the exception of Japanese, and History. He will do Japanese on Time4Learning, and History will be Greek Mythology, curriculum not chosen yet. I will be looking at various sources for that, and will share them when I figure it out.
Caitlin will be in 8th grade next year, and this year I have discovered that she very much hates workbooks. I chose Alpha Omega for her, for this year, and though not challenging she hates them. Her Saxon textbook, my preferred Math choice, she does not like either. She wants online Math. So, we started using Easy Peasy Homeschool, middle school Math, and she is doing quite well. We will finish up 7th grade Math using Easy Peasy through the Summer months. Her writing is still not what I want, and I am unsure what to do with that. My son did not like writing either, but he learned to love it. I just have to find the right fit for her. I will be looking at Teachers Pay Teachers for some ideas. She has changed her mind and wants to do French instead of Spanish, and I will be looking at FLVS for her to do that. It will be her first time using FLVS, and I think language would be a good place to start. She absolutely hates History, and since it will be her last year where I can really pick and choose how I want her to learn, I think we will do video and living books on Inventors, famous Women, and Black History for her next year. I will update as I go, and discover things to use. I also have to really buckle down and start looking at putting together our portfolios for this school year. Being sick, and having so much family visit, has thrown me off my normal organization path. But, I have everything, just need to get it in order.