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High School exams to go along with The Good & the Beautiful History Year 1

(This post contains links to products in my TeachersPayTeachers.com store, which help to support this blog. Thanks!) Once I made the decision to continue using The Good and the Beautiful History into high school, I knew I had to come up with assessments. I have posted before about the unit projects and the unit exams… Continue reading High School exams to go along with The Good & the Beautiful History Year 1

Social Studies

Tests for The Good and the Beautiful History Year 3

(This post contains links to my TeachersPayTeachers.com store. Purchases made help support this blog. Thanks!) Now that my oldest in a freshman in high school, I have had to step up my assessments game for history. I chose to continue with our history courses from The Good and the Beautiful for high school for the… Continue reading Tests for The Good and the Beautiful History Year 3

Social Studies · Teacher Pay Teacher Store

Unit Projects with The Good and the Beautiful History Year 3

(This post contains links to products in my TeachersPayTeachers.com store. Proceeds help support this blog. Thank you!) We just finished Unit 3 of TG&TB History Year 3. Because my oldest is now in ninth grade and using this as her history credit, I assign unit projects as part of her grade. To help with the… Continue reading Unit Projects with The Good and the Beautiful History Year 3

Curriculum · Science

Apologia Chemistry Plans

(This post contains links to products in my TeachersPayTeachers.com store.) I have been planning our high school science course for next year. Yes, I know it is only February. Yes, I know we are only 10 units through our 16 unit Apologia Biology course. I cannot help it though. For me, a new calendar year… Continue reading Apologia Chemistry Plans

Holidays · Science

Halloween STEM Activity: Pumpkin Chunkin’ Catapult

October is such a great month for incorporating fun STEM! From autumn to Halloween, there are so many opportunities to add fun scientific activities. Since those little candy pumpkins are all the rage around my house, I combined a favorite STEM activity, building catapults, with the scientific method and candy pumpkins, of course. First, we… Continue reading Halloween STEM Activity: Pumpkin Chunkin’ Catapult

Curriculum

What we are using for 9th grade

(This post contains affiliate links that help to support this blog.) This is our eighth year homeschooling, but our very first year to have a high school student. I have to admit I am a little giddy because as a former high school science teacher, I am pretty psyched to teach upper level classes again,… Continue reading What we are using for 9th grade

Curriculum · Daily schedule

What we are using for 8th grade this year

(This post contains links, some of which help support this blog.) This is the second year in a row that we are homeschooling eighth grade. My oldest daughter is in ninth this year. We kept most of what we used with her to use with our middle daughter this year. For English Language Arts, we… Continue reading What we are using for 8th grade this year

Math

File Folder Battleship from Junk Drawer Algebra by Bobby Mercer

I happened upon two books by Bobby Mercer on the Sam's Club website: "Junk Drawer Algebra" and "Junk Drawer Geometry". I was intrigued, and although I usually purchase books used, I went ahead and ordered them. The activities in the books are designed to use with one or more students with items commonly found around… Continue reading File Folder Battleship from Junk Drawer Algebra by Bobby Mercer

Daily schedule

Our first day of school 2021-2022

Ever since I was a child, I have loved the first day of school. I loved it more than my birthday some years. The anticipation was exhilarating, the smell of new books, new backpack, and new sneakers intoxiyfing, and the adventure of new classmates, new teacher, and a new classroom full of hope and promise.… Continue reading Our first day of school 2021-2022

Curriculum · Social Studies

Using The Good and the Beautiful History Year 3 for elementary, middle, and high school

(This post contains links. Some are just links to cool resources that I like and use, and I receive no compensation for sharing them. Purchases made through the links to my Teachers Pay Teachers store do help to support this blog. Thank you!) For the past two years, we have used The Good and the… Continue reading Using The Good and the Beautiful History Year 3 for elementary, middle, and high school