Curriculum · Electives · Teacher Pay Teacher Store

Teaching High School Spanish in Homeschool: BJU Press Spanish 1 & 2, games, books, and lesson plans

Last year, my ninth grader completed Spanish 1 with Bob Jones University Press Spanish 1, 3rd edition. We managed to successfully complete the curriculum and my daughter finished the year with an A. I went ahead a purchased Spanish 2 for her for this year, along with a few extras. The Spanish 1 and Spanish… Continue reading Teaching High School Spanish in Homeschool: BJU Press Spanish 1 & 2, games, books, and lesson plans

Curriculum · Daily schedule

Academic Calendar Plan for 2022-2023

It is 101 degrees on my outdoor thermometer right now. We are in the heat of summer, and it is not even July yet. Actually, it is not too bad in the shade with a light breeze blowing. It is definitely summer time. Summer means a break from school for my kids to attend Vacation… Continue reading Academic Calendar Plan for 2022-2023

Curriculum · Social Studies · Teacher Pay Teacher Store

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