Senior Year School Subjects: A Collab

Senior Year School Subjects: A Collab

Hello there, everyone! How is your Tuesday going so far? I hope that you’re all having a fantastic week(: For today’s post, I will be talking all about the subjects I’m taking for my first semester as a high school senior!!

I’ve been wanting to share this post with y’all since the beginning of August (when I started back to school) because the nerd in me (it turns out that I may actually be 100% nerd guys, haha!) is thoroughly enjoying taking these courses. I’ve been learning so much, and they’re all so interesting!

Before I keep rambling on lol, I’d better tell you the awesome part about this post! I’m collaborating with my wonderful blogging friend, Jirah from Jirah Merizz, because we thought it’d be cool to both post about the subjects we’re taking for our senior year! Before (or after) you read my post, you should definitely go check out what she wrote today, guys!! πŸ˜€

Let’s jump right into this!

12th Grade High School Subjects,
First Semester

QUICK FAQ

Hey Maggie, so where do you go to school?

As a matter of fact, I don’t. I’m a #homeschoolerforever!

That’s cool! Do you like homeschooling?

YES!! I absolutely love it. I always have, and it actually makes me sad that I’ll be done with school in less than a year! Adulthood is a strange place!

So … what curriculum do you use?

We don’t. My mom gets books, DVDs, textbooks, etc., that go along with the required subjects for each grade in US schools. It’s all cool!

Interesting! Last question,
do you get to do school in your PJs?

Never in my life, mon ami.


Haha, that aside, I’ll go ahead and tell you all about what I’m taking this semester!

My Current School Subjects

  • PSYCHOLOGY. Prior to reading the textbook I was assigned (pictured below), I have very little history with studying or understanding psychological/physiological human processes! (Such a fancy way of saying it!) I have read three chapters so far and have already learned so much. Most recently, I have studied how our childhoods and heredity strongly influence the kind of people we’ll grow up to be.

  • AMERICAN GOVERNMENT. This was something I was never interested in until the beginning of this school year, so even though everything I’m reading is new to me, I’m totally fine with it! The chapters I’ve read so far have established the background of our government (everything the Founding Fathers did, wrote, signed, etc.), which hasn’t been too interesting, but still essential for me to know. I’m stoked about learning more about how our government works now!

  • PERSONAL FINANCE. You should have seen how excited I was when my mom told me this was going to be my math subject for this first semester! I’m not having to work any problems; I’m just learning about how to stay out of debt, make smart spending choices, maintain savings, and more. It’s awesome! With all of this new knowledge, I’m going to be the smartest one of the smartest spenders on the block! (Yes, the book [pictured below] does say that it’s for people in their twenties and thirties, but all the information is for anyone wanting to become a smart spender! I can’t really believe I’ll be in my twenties in just a couple years! WHAT)

  • TEACH WITH MOVIES. As this one doesn’t have an official name, and also seems a bit abstract, allow me to explain. For my first semester of literature, I was going to take a Books-to-Movies course, where I watched films that were based off of books, then analyze them by answering questions. That didn’t work out for me personally because my mom and I couldn’t find enough movies based off of books for me to watch! Instead of doing that, she found different movies for me to watch (I’ve seen The Sound of Music, The Sting, and Deep Impact so far) that I can answer questions on after seeing them. It’s basically Books-to-Movies, but not quite!
this movie cover is so cool
  • PHYSICS. I have been wanting to take this DVD course after I loved the biology and chemistry ones by the same guy! I actually wrote a review of Chemistry 101 earlier this year, which you can read by clicking here. So far in the Physics 101 course, I’ve learned about what physics is, as well as a basic introduction to colors, mirrors, and lenses. Not super interesting so far, but I’m positive that it will get better in the days to come!

Typical School Schedule

I get up most days at 7AM. By 8:30, I’ve usually woken up fully, eaten my breakfast, and started getting ready for the day. By 9:30, if I’m really on top of everything, I’ll work on as many subjects as I can before lunch. Most days, I finish before noon, but others, I’ll have to work on something in the early afternoon!

Thanks sooo much for reading, guys! Definitely go check out Jirah’s post; you’re going to love it! I hope you’re all having an awesome day. xx I’ll see you tomorrow!

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48 thoughts on “Senior Year School Subjects: A Collab

      1. My mom buys all of my curriculums, and I slowly finish them throughout the school year. πŸ˜„ she evaluates how well I’ve done on those subjects once they’re completed and gives me an overall grade. Lots of homeschoolers do all their work on an online curriculum (K-12 especially), but that’s not what we use. (:

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    1. That’s cool! I love ASL. Well, we really couldn’t see it; we’re not far enough into northern GA to have gotten a good view, plus we didn’t have the glasses. However, the sunlight did seem to dim around 2:30 yesterday afternoon, and the shadows it created were pretty cool πŸ˜€

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  1. How fun! I was “homeschooled” – I actually took online classes through Liberty University’s online academy – my junior and senior years of high school. I love the concept of using DVDs to learn! How fun!

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  2. You are so excited! That is great πŸ˜€ I remember I started the Biology 101 course and I was really enjoying it! It was so easy to understand and very interesting! The personal finance course sounds amazing, I should really look into that! I hope your senior year is amazing, girly ❀ ❀ ❀

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    1. Ahh I really am! I love education, haha πŸ˜‚πŸ’š aw that’s awesome! Yes that was a great one, although I ended up loving the chemistry course even more(: It has been very informative so far! You should check it out! And thanks so much πŸ’–

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  3. Ah cute post! Great subjects and you’re gonna love psych and personal finance is also a very interesting subject! Can’t believe you’re a HS senior (which was my fave year in HS) haha! Hope you have a fantastic senior year and you will do great love! Best of luck ❀ ❀

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  4. I love this collab! You’ve chosen some fun subjects, especially pschology and film!! It’s cool that you pick which subjects you want to do, I remember that was my favourite part of being a senior! One more year to go πŸ˜€

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    1. Thanks Angela! Yes those are so much fun! I have had a bit of a say in what subjects I’m taking, although my mom figured out most of it. πŸ™‚ Yeah, electives are awesome! Still can’t believe I’m nearly done with school! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

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  5. You’re going to be a busy girl! When I homeschooled the kids we watched “Romeo and Juliet” then I played “West Side Story” for them about a week later. They instantly realized that it was “Romeo and Juliet” and we had great discussions about the similarities and differences.

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    1. Aw thank you, Pamela! I enjoy getting most everything done with as early in the day as I can because then I can hang out with Samuel and Elizabeth in the afternoon. 😊 It also gives me lots of time to read for pleasure!

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  6. I’m glad your liking psychology, that’s my favorite subject :). Did you like Sound of Music? That movie is one of my all-time favorites. Honestly finance should be incorporated into public/private school settings as well, it’s so important.

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