BJ's Homeschool - Through My Teen's Eyes




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Homeschooling through my teen's eyes...well that is easy to do, as my daughter loved taking pictures, and sharing about her homeschool, especially during high school.

When my daughter was a senior in our homeschool, she decided to make a video about her homeschool.  She had been studying video making as an elective, and wanted to put together something that would tell her friends and family about her high school years.


I just provided the video camera, and she did all the rest.  Well, I got to help with some of the filming, too.

So today, I am sharing her video....then some of the highlights of her high school years and graduation.  Those I took, but they were some of her special memories of high school at home.


LINK - My Homeschool Adventure Video - We are a small family, with an only, so we did a lot of extra-curricular activities. I hope it gives you encouragement and ideas for your homeschooling journey through high school.

Now for some high school highlights, here's one of the best parts for my teen - her homeschool prom.  Here' s the story of that....She found this dress at a thrift shop.





She also loved participating in a speech and debate program called Youth and Government.  Here's a selfie with some of her Youth and Government friends....


Her group won best delegation one year....


 She volunteered at a local museum during the summers, which led to a summer job after graduating.  Here's her friends from that....


She loved reading on our deck....


and doing science experiments at our local river, related to salmon and spawning....


and entering into photo contests at our state fair.


This gave her outside feedback on her work.  But best of all were 
our study breaks at the beach, and it didn't have to be a sunny day to be fun...



Finally, here are the photos of her homeschool graduation, sponsored by our state homeschool association.  


Celebrate Your Graduate has photos from the ceremony and a link to graduation ceremonies around the US.

So that gives you a peek into our high school years at home, from my daughter's eyes. Every homeschool is different.  That's the beauty of homeschooling.

Does your teen like to do photography too?  What do you like best about homeschooling teens?  What is your biggest challenge?  I really do enjoy chatting with you here, through the comments.


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Homeschooling high school yielded us so many gifts, for my daughter, for our family, and for her high school education.




Thanks for stopping by,

Betsy


Betsy is mom to her 20 year old daughter whom she homeschooled from day one.  She blogs at BJ's Homeschool, about the early yearshigh school & college and wrote Homeschooling High School with College in Mind.   She offers free homeschool help and messages at BJ's Consulting


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