I can’t believe another homeschool year has come and gone! I think it’s good to reflect back on a year and what we’ve accomplished. This past year was spent mostly in the Arizona desert and partly at our home in Utah, and if you’ve followed me for a while than you know this is normal for us. We have a home-base in Utah, but we live for the most part, wherever my husband’s job takes us.
It was a milestone year for Marissa. She has now graduated high school and starts at a university this fall with the plan to major in Marine Biology. And, she was accepted without a state-issued diploma, solely on her merits as a successful homeschooler with a transcript (of 18 credits, but only 15 were required) and her ACT score. I can’t help feeling a bit proud about that! I am deeply thankful to Liahona Academy for providing her English, math, science and history through excellent online courses, as well as her transcript (which made my job a lot easier!).
Here are the highlights from Marissa’s senior year-
This book is special to us because it was our first read-aloud together when we first began our homeschooling journey and Marcus couldn’t remember the story so it was perfect to re-visit. It’s always been one of my personal favorites.
It was a year of excelling in math for Marcus who completed Pre-Algebra, Geometry and Algebra 1. The year before was a slower year for math as more focus was on his grammar and essay writing. So this was his math year. Hooray for homeschooling! Here are other highlights from Marcus’ seventh-grade year…
His top two favorite read-alouds.
As for me…
I loved our desert unit…
And all the nature walks we took together here in the Sonoran desert. I feel we’ve embraced our life here in Arizona. ♥ Stay tuned for a planning post for our upcoming homeschool year, with just me and my son.