School started over nine weeks ago, but I was and have been and continue to be otherwise occupied, so I hadn’t shared the photos yet. Or taken them. Whatever.
But with much joy and pride, I share my students for the 2015-2016 academic school year. Only five in Morning Star Academy this year since HB is in her sophomore year at UNM and Jubilee is a baby, though she starts Early Intervention therapies this week.
For kicks and to see how much my kiddos have changed since we moved to New Mexico, check out that year’s students.
Per tradition, I asked the kids to grab some of their school materials and/or books that excited them. Some of the kids aren’t very excited. Sigh.
Noah: 11th grade
Writing, history, rhetoric, and literature in a c0-op this year, using Stobaugh’s American Literature and American History; Physics via Apologia; Spanish in an outside class with fellow homeschoolers; Algebra II via Teaching Textbooks; Bible study via Bible Study Fellowship (BSF); Drama via a local homeschooling drama group, and (eventually) American Sign Language II via me.
Normally, we do BiblioPlan as a family, but a friend offered to teach major subjects in a little co-op (eight students) this year and Paul and I felt it was the Lord’s provision during a transitional year in my life from as a homeschool mom of many to a homeschool mom of many plus a baby with special needs who may have lots of appointments and higher needs than my other babies. I’m grateful, though it feels weird.
Chloe: 9th grade
Writing, history, rhetoric, and literature in the a co-op this year; Japanese via Rosetta Stone; Biology via Apologia; Algebra via Teaching Textbooks; Bible study via BSF; Drama via a local homeschooling drama group, and (eventually)American Sign Language II via me.
Phoebe: 7th grade
Esther: 5th grade
History, literature, geography with BiblioPlan Early Modern; Bible study via BSF; Math via Teaching Textbooks; Science via Land Animals of the Fifth Day via Apologia, Handwriting via Handwriting Without Tears.
Paul Louis: 2nd grade
History, literature, geography with BiblioPlan Early Modern; Bible study via BSF; Math via Teaching Textbooks; Land Animals of the Fifth Day via Apologia; Spelling via All About Spelling, and Handwriting via Handwriting Without Tears.
Wow. I have some cute kids and fantastic students. By the way, the reason their outfits and hair aren’t all cute and classy is because I grabbed them after breakfast to do this, with no warning. So, these are full on typical day clothing attire school photos. Or ugly sunglasses. Whatever.
It’s fun to look back and see how much my children have grown. Well, it’s sorta fun. Ok, it makes me sad. Still…
Here’s to a GREAT academic school year! 2015-2016 is going to be different, but wonderful.