May 19, 2010

The School Year in Review

  • Anatomy - wonderful!  I highly recommend Ms. Leah as a teacher, middle school, high school, college (if only) or otherwise. She. is. amazing.  So is the circulatory system (but I wouldn't have thought so if it wasn't for Ms. Leah).  She made highly confusing things easy to understand.
  • Finishing Algebra II - at last!  It got derailed when we started competitive speech and debate (not something I love, by the way).
  • Geography - fun, but I wish I'd cooked more ethnic foods.  If you take geography, do that.
  • Intro to Computers at a community college - a good class to take online, and definitely one I'm glad to have out of the way.  It was really useful though, and introduced me to databases, which is what I do most of my work on at Dr. Wonderful's.
  • CPR and First Aid from Red Cross as a health credit - great to know!  Just be sure you can attend the skills session at the end and get certified.  I can't, and they won't call me back for some reason.
  • Teaching art classes - very fun, and a great learning experience.
  • Studying hard for a college math placement test - not so good of an idea.  At least, not for the college I'm going to attend - the test turned out to be six questions long, and I accidentally clicked on the wrong answer, then couldn't change it.  Please learn from my experience, and go slowly.  Don't kill yourself studying, either.  If you can find some information about what the placement tests are like for your college, it would be a good idea.
  • American History - read The Patriot's History of the United States.  It's such a well-written, clear, balanced book.  It's one of my favorites.

All in all, it was a wonderful, semi-laid back year, and a delightful way to finish high school.  I really, really love being home schooled, in case you can't tell.  I'm so thankful God gave me parents who wanted to teach me and my siblings at home, encourage us (but don't force us) to go to college, and point us to Him.

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