For your middle school student, your goals are even broader than they were in elementary — you want to be sure your student has strong foundations in each subject, but you also want to make sure that your student is becoming increasingly independent in his studying and building the stamina he needs for high school.
If you are like me (and maybe you’re glad that you aren’t), it may take you some time to get into the swing of middle school. As in a couple years may go by before you really start to relax and enjoy it.
So then, if you aren’t careful, high school could still sneak up on you.
During middle school, you are helping your student become more adept at studying, more independent in his learning, and more serious about his subjects. And we’re remembering that is a gradual process, that he won’t become Super Student all at once. But with all that, we can still remain true to our own homeschool philosophy and keeping learning within our own teaching style.
For these middle school years, your homeschool student is going through a lot of change, puberty being the most painful. On you. But it’s real, and most of us moms survive. Now, we want to keep middle school easy, but we also want to keep an eye on the purpose so that we use this time wisely.
The goals of a well-developed middle school student are not readily apparent. There is no special standardized test to demonstrate high school readiness. If there were, it wouldn’t work. Middle school is about so much more than grades. Here’s what your middle school student needs to know.