Looking Back, Looking Forward

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The twins and I learned a great deal in the fall of 2013. We learned that we could in fact be successful at homeschooling high school. We figured out how to navigate the world of online classes, and the twins learned that they enjoy them.  We learned that high school could be fun and not as stressful as we had anticipated. Overall it has been a very positive experience for all three of us.

As I look to 2014 I am very relaxed and looking forward to all that it has in store for us. I have no worries about finishing up ninth grade, and I am excited about tenth. I am excited to work out a schedule with the twins, excited to see them develop their passions even further, excited to be another year closer to graduation, and excited to get to know the young adults that they are turning into.

I do have specific goals for the coming year that I want to share (somehow sharing makes me more accountable).

1. I need to find a math tutor to work with Tru. I am thinking a student from the nearby university would be perfect, as we need someone to take Tru through a very high level of math over the next three years.

2. I need to find someone to work with Autry on advanced music theory.

3. I want to enroll the kids in two AP classes next year and I hope to do this through Pennsylvania Homeschoolers. I am happy that they allow for monthly payments because homeschooling two kids in high school can get very expensive quickly.

4. I want to make sure the twins are staying on track with their high school writing because I feel this is essential for being prepared for college.

5. Finally I want to get the twins to museums and concerts more than I am now. We do go and experience some events, but I would like them to have time to go even more frequently.

I am looking forward to a smooth year with the twins, and I can’t wait to see where we are by this time next year. Happy New Year everyone!

This post is part of the January 2014 Let’s Homeschool High School Blog Hop.

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8 thoughts on “Looking Back, Looking Forward

  1. Jackie here from Let’s Homeschool High School. It sounds like things are going smoothly for you guys. Like you, I have learned homeschooling high school is not as scary as I imagined. 🙂

    I see you want to work on writing. Have you entered the Let’s Homeschool High School contest this month? It is being sponsored by Brave Writer! Here is the link to enter the contest: http://letshomeschoolhighschool.com/blog/2014/01/01/january-2014-giveaway-bravewriter/#.Usb4ZfRPdYU

    Thank you for linking-up with us again this month. I always come away from your blog encouraged.

    Joyfully,
    Jackie
    Let’s Homeschool High School Admn

    Blog Hop: http://letshomeschoolhighschool.com/blog/2014/01/01/homeschool-high-school-january-2014-blog-hop/

  2. Hi 🙂
    I enjoyed this post – so much to look forward to.
    Something I have also enjoyed about homeschooling into the highschool years is, like you, enjoying the young adults my children are turning into – it can be both an adventurous and delightful process.

  3. Hi, I’m visiting from the LHSHS blog hop! I’m heard fantastic things about Pennsylvania Homeschoolers and have them on the resource list, if we need it. They are spendy, but if it means a passed AP exam, then it’s totally worth it. I look forward to hearing what you think of them, too!

  4. I found you through the LHSHS blog hop and really appreciated your thoughts. I appreciate seeing your goal about writing and that you focus on it as a skill rather than a subject. It’s so important that we incorporate writing skills throughout all of our children’s educational lessons. You have some very specific and achievable goals noted…bless you as you strive for each of them!

    Beth Hempton
    Classes by Beth, owner/instructor

  5. Always nice to hear or read about how homeschoolers are finding that high school really isn’t so scary! It sounds like you all are doing well and have a good plan for finishing the year.

    Stopping by from the LHSHS blog hop.

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