This will be the last time I’m required to do summer reading for school. It’s kind of amazing I’m already one year away from finishing high school… but let’s not get into that.
With my school’s flexibility of being online, they’re also flexible when it comes to our summer reading lists. They release a list of books that we can choose from for our summer reading, and it’s a rather large list. It’s full of the classics that we don’t cover in our classes, along with Christian reads, as it is a Christian school.
I took a while to look through the list and decided on eight titles I definitely want to read this summer to complete my list. Technically we only need to read one book so that we can write a book report the first week of classes, but most schools require that anyway. Other than that, summer reading is optional. I’ve always done it though, because I love to read. I might not read as much as my brother Seth, but I do read quite a bit.
I might start posting reviews as I read the books, but I’m not 100% sure about that yet. I’ll see how it goes. If you’re interested in what titles I’ll be reading, you can check out my Summer Reading List and maybe let me know if you’ve read any of them or not.
With that, let the summer reading begin!
Last month I finished my final set of online classes for my junior year. I’m officially a senior. It’s weird to say that. I still feel like I’m a clueless 11-year old sometimes… now I’m 17 and going into my last year of school.
For anyone new here, this also means that I’m just about halfway done with my Associate’s Degree because the program I’m allows the coursework of my classes to count for college credit. This means it’s a little more advanced, but I’ve handled it well the past year. I also have to take two classes this summer to stay on track, math and a finance business course.
It’s a weird combo I have going on here – I’m a senior in high school and a sophomore in college.
But since last week I’ve been thinking a lot about the future. I guess it’s normal for a 17-year old who is about to enter senior year and has been looking at what colleges to apply to. It’s a little scary though. Even though I pretty much know what I want to do, I’m still scared. I have all these decisions to make and soon I’ll have forms to fill out.
I’m just grateful that I have six older siblings to help me with all of this.
My classes don’t start until July, so I’ve had the majority of May and all of this month off to enjoy summer. Although, it’s not like taking classes during July and August will ruin summer. First of all, it’s only two classes and they’re online. That’s the best thing about online school… I can still go places and even get work done early in the week so I don’t have to worry about it later.
So, yeah, that’s what’s going on with me right now. How are the rest of you doing?
I love that I have no distractions when it comes to my online schooling. I know that I can get distracted with things around the house like video games and chores, but those don’t affect me too badly. What I love is that I don’t have to deal with other students being distractions in the classroom.
I remember how I’d always see my peers on their phones texting or on Instagram constantly and it would take my attention away from my teacher. It was bad. And I honestly don’t know how they got away with it all the time.
But now that I’m an online student I don’t have those issues and it’s such a relief.
Plus there’s the fact that the other students just acting out in general doesn’t disrupt the learning process. Call me a nerd or teacher’s pet, but those who acted out just to waste time really got on my nerves.
Again, perks of being an online student.
So everyone’s back to school now, including me. Obviously, since I’m still in high school.
This year is different though, ’cause I’m not in a regular public or private school. I’m not even at the boarding school I was at last year. Nope, I’m an online student now.
I’ve only been an online student for a week now, but I love it so much already. It’s nice to be able to work at my own pace and not have assignments due every day. I can work on one subject each day instead of cramming a lot of them into a few hours. So now I have a lot more time to do other things I want to do, like blog, and continue trying out new vegan recipes for myself. Once I turn sixteen, I plan on getting a job so I can have some extra money and meet new people.
But yeah, that’s pretty much it. I haven’t gotten too far into my classes yet to see if I really like them or not, but I do know that I’m loving the online school!