It doesn’t seem possible, but this summer my son will finish his last homeschool year as a Middle Schooler. In the fall, he will be a Freshman in High School. I honestly don’t know where the time has gone. It seems like yesterday that I was teaching him how to read. Yet, here I am just a few short months away from the last part of our homeschool journey.
Since we are so near to the end of our homeschooling journey, I am especially thankful that we are year round homeschoolers. This gives me the opportunity to have almost another year of teaching and watching my son learn and grow that we would not have if we followed a traditional school schedule.
This summer is a bit different for us since we’re testing out a big change to our homeschool before taking on the first year of high school. We’re also excited to be utilizing a few other new resources that we discovered from our favorite homeschool sale of the year, the Build Your Bundle Sale!
Every year when the Build Your Bundle Sale comes around my children and I spend hours looking at ALL of the new homeschooling resources included! There are typically over 200 new resources each year and both of my children choose the resources that they’d like to use for our child led homeschooling.
My son is leaning towards attending Culinary school after graduating high school. So, we were both excited to discover that there were several resources in this year’s Build Your Bundle Sale that he can use over the next year to cultivate his culinary skills.
To kick off his summer culinary studies he’ll be starting with the Real Nutrition, Real Food: What Kids Need to Know About Healthy Diets & Food Preparation.
Inside there are 10 chapters that cover a range of topics from probiotics to vitamins, to sweeteners and grocery shopping and meal planning. This is a great resource to help kids learn what to eat and why, as well as getting started with healthy cooking.
Oftentimes it is easier to simply grab a boxed meal or side dish to complement our main course, but it is not healthy to do so. Using the Better Than a Box resource, I’m excited to learn about reverse engineering and work together with my son to incorporate it in our home.
There are 5 sections that cover a broad range of topics including Reverse Engineering 101, Kitchen Basics and Remake Resources. This is an amazing resource that will be extremely helpful to my son as he prepares to begin for a culinary career and there are over 50 recipes included too!
Breakfast tends to be a meal that we struggle with in our home. We get tired of the usual muffins, pancakes and waffles routine. The 50+ new breakfast ideas included in The Healthy Breakfast Book will quickly become a family favorite I’m sure!
There are recipes for hot and cold breakfasts, tips for prepping ahead of time and even quick on the go breakfast recipes! We don’t often have guests for breakfast but I think the breakfast crepe bar idea included will find its way into our breakfast routine quickly.
It seems like both of my kids never stop eating and I’m at a loss as to what to give them for snacks beyond the usual granola bars and fruit. My son tends to be the one most hungry, so I’m sure he will gladly spend time in the kitchen cooking up snacks from 227+ Healthy Snacks.
My son loves chips and dip, so I’m sure that is one of the first chapters that he will start with when making snacks this summer. He tends to have a sweet tooth as well and there are several healthy cookie recipes that I know that he will be excited to try those as well!
Growing up my nose was always in a book. I loved to read and still do, I just don’t have as much time as I used to. I think it has something to do with homeschooling and running a family business. There just isn’t always enough time in my day to sit down with a cup of hot tea and get lost in the pages of a mystery.
Mysteries are my favorite type of literature to read. So, it isn’t surprising the my favorite TV Show to watch is NCIS. I love to solve crimes. Maybe that’s what I’ll be when I grow up! An NCIS or CSI agent.
Since my son will be a Freshman in High School, polishing up his writing skills is going to be a focal point over the next few years. He does not love writing, but I think I have found a way to make it a lot of fun for him this year!
I discovered the Who Dun It Mystery Literature and Writing course! Throughout the year he’ll read classic mysteries, create a short story (including characters, scenes, plots and much more!) and then write his own murder mystery!
As a homeschool mom I’m thrilled to have found an outstanding resource that I believe will make my son’s English class as a Freshman in High School a lot of fun!
As a mystery lover, I can’t wait to work through this course with him and who knows….maybe I’ll write my own murder mystery too!
There are many Christian books that I want my children to read during their high school years. I didn’t want them to just read them though, I wanted to be able to read and discuss them together. So, I was excited to find the Great Christian Writers high school course.
Through this course we’ll be reading The Hiding Place, God’s Smuggler, The Screwtape Letters and more. Each book has a study guide with 3 levels of difficulty, discussion questions and vocabulary work.
There are times in our homeschool day that I am working with my daughter and I don’t want my son to get distracted from learning. I’ve discovered that this a great time to utilize audiobooks in our homeschool day. I was excited to find a new audiobook that my son would enjoy.
High school homeschooling is just around the corner for us and my son is going to thoroughly enjoy the resources that we were able to purchase as part of our child led homeschooling. The Build Your Bundle Sale is one of my favorite frugal homeschooling resources and it is such a blessing to be able to find amazing, new homeschooling resources each year!
What are you using for your high school homeschooling from the Build Your Bundle Sale?