I love our local homeschool group! It is beautifully created by an amazing group of families. Each family is unique and special and fabulous all in its own right, and it's what each family brings to the group that makes it so magnificent. On the third Tuesday of each month we hold a support group meeting that is open to everyone, members and non-members alike. You just never know what you'll learn or what you'll be able to share just by being present. Last month our topic was Homeschooling High School. I have to say that it was by far my most favorite meeting of the year. The conversation was amazing, and I do believe it could have gone on all night had we not been constricted by the time frame imposed by our meeting location.
We strayed from our normal meeting format in that this meeting was done in a panel fashion. Those of us that are homeschooling veterans, meaning that we've graduated one or more child from high school, sat on the panel. We used a list of prompts and opened ourselves up to questions from those that are currently traveling this homeschooling journey with a high school student, or they will be in the future. It was amazingly interesting. I didn't expect to learn too much, or really even take away any real encouragement. It has after all been five years since I last taught homeschool high school, and I've got a good four years or so before the next one enters into the high school years. Why does that seem so far away until I type it here? You know as well as I do it will go by in a flash. What was I thinking!?
Anyway, my contribution to the evening was to prepare the devotional. Sometimes I write my own, and sometimes I share what others have written. I prayed about this a lot, and on my journey I discovered a lot of wonderful resources. I collected so many that I began a board on Pinterest just for Homeschooling High School resources and information. You can visit it by clicking here. For now, here are my five most favorite posts from my research: