Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Not-Back-To-School blog hop - Student week!!!

Well, our first day of high school was a success....I think!!! :)

I started my daughter and her friend yesterday.  I wanted to get a jump on things before I tackled my son and his friend (the 7th graders). They start next week.
Bailey and Sydney

My Girls!!!!!!
All in all, it was a great day.  We took our time and talked about "the plan" for the year!!!!  -Our goals, my expectations, etc.  

We have a schedule, but it is more of a guide.  Some things they do together, some things not.  I want to give them freedom as long as they can be productive, but the minute they step out of line....WATCH OUT!! "Yeah right" is what you're thinking if you know me.  They felt the same way!!! LOL...

Can't you tell...they are scared to death!!!

This is what happened when I was trying to look something up for them!!!

No comment!!!!!

Anywho, we got to all the subjects except for Spanish and Health.  I figure we'll add them next week. THEY LOVED MATH - Algebra 1??!! - huge deal. We even had an experiment in Physical Science...and it did what it was supposed to do.
Thank goodness for the Physical Science lab kit.  It was worth every penny.  And it was a LOT of pennies!!!

The experiment required stripping a wire!!!  Have mercy!!!...

and a 9-volt battery!!!....

then taping the wires to the battery!!!

then putting the other end of the wires in baking soda water...

and it bubbled!!!  WOO HOO??!!

1st experiment - check

I love our curriculum choices and am excited more and more each day. 

My daughter wasn't/isn't so excited about homeschooling in high school, but God has been faithful, and my prayer is that as she grows spiritually, she'll understand and appreciate my choices.  She enjoyed herself yesterday, but every time she realized it, she stopped!!!

I want to do better in regards to our devotional/prayer time.  That is first on my list to tweak!!

Here are my boys so you can see all the members of Reed Academy!

Ethan and Alec!!!

Happy Homeschooling!!!



  1. Many blessings on your homeschool year! Looks like a lot of fun =))

  2. Sooo fun Kayce!!! I love all the pics! Don't forget to start the yearbook in iphoto!!

  3. Looks like you are having fun:) I hope you have a great year!

  4. It doesn't look you guys will be bored this year! : ) Such fun pictures!