Last week was our first week back at school lessons. Rambo started in Yr 11 at the local school and this particular school starts a week after the public schools. So Falcon and I also started back at establishing a whole new routine. This is the first time I have ever homeschooled one child at a time. It’s all a bit new to me. It’s all new to Falcon too as he is the youngest child and has always had his older siblings around to keep him company and provide lots of distractions.
Yr 11 – Rambo
Even though Rambo isn’t specifically homeschooling this year, we still take great interest in his education so I’d I’d like to share his subject choices.
- Faith Studies (all students have to do this subject)
- Outdoor Ed
- Business & Enterprise
- Automotive Studies
In his spare time he keeps fit, is learning to drive, is experimenting with DJing and mixing music, gaming, game mapping, photoshop and is a Corporal in Air Force cadets.
DS isn’t set with his future yet so is keeping his options open as to his interests. He’s going for good grades in Eng, Maths & Science if he wants to apply to ADFA but he’s also doing OE, PE & Psychology in case he decides to become a PT or work in the fitness industry. He’s continuing to work on his IT skills and do Business and IPP in case he wants to work in the IT industry.
Yr 9 – Falcon
- Bible readings
- Bible Study Techniques
- Christian Biographies
- Public Speaking unit
- Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations
- Literary Lessons through Lord of the Rings
- Jensen’s Vocabulary
- Jensen’s Punctuation
- Two Shakespeare plays
- Various Research Projects on National Holidays
- Literature selections, Poetry, Research papers on significant days, and Movies for Australian Studies
- Photography unit from CurrClick
- Weekly photograph uploaded to blog
- Process two photographs using LightRoom or Photoshop per week
- Weekly study
- Informal weekly study
Falcon may attend the same school as Rambo next year for Yr 10 so we are preparing for that. I am considering adding Skwirk to our program to supplement English and SOSE. Have I overlooked anything? Any thoughts?