Middle and High School
The past few weeks we have been taking a look at homeschooling middle school. Check out part one and part two to see topics discussed thus far. As we shared, homeschooling middle school is a time of transition for the homeschool mom and the student. It is a time of more responsibility, fewer hands on cutesy stuff, and more independent learning. This week we are going to continue discussing what to teach in middle school.
This fall I will have my very first middle schooler. I’ll admit I am a little overwhelmed at the prospect of teaching higher level subjects. I also know after middle school comes…. HIGH SCHOOL! Where did my baby go?!
Oh the “tween” years otherwise known as Middle School :) This is a time where our kids are experiencing a great deal of physical, emotional and spiritual growth. It is a time where peer pressure and self image plays a huge role. These socially formative years are a great time to be homeschooling because our kids are able to learn in a safe environment free from a lot of these pressures.
Our teens were born into a world where technology abounds. They easily adopt new technologies and many text as quickly as they breathe. Teens are tech savvy, and learn well through technology. Because of this, it is important to have tools available to them that are natural, and easy for them to use and understand.
If you are homeschooling a high schooler, you probably realize that college testing season will be here before you know it, and as a homeschool parent you may be concerned about how to best prep your homeschool child for the ACT or SAT. Homeschool parents are typically the sole person responsible for their child’s education so this can make testing season rather stressful. You may wonder if you taught everything your child needs to know, and if your child isn’t used to standardized testing you may wonder if they are fully prepared to take the tests.