Finishing Strong #137: A Day in the Life

Welcome to Finishing Strong ~ a weekly link-up dedicated to families homeschooling middle & high school kids. Each Wednesday, moms just like you share their best tips, encouragement, advice, and more for teaching older kids at home.

Finishing-Strong-500x500I am delighted that families homeschooling middle and high school age students are coming together and finding inspiration in one another. That has been the goal of Finishing Strong since its inception. Thank you!!

Finishing Strong is hosted by me here at EvaVarga along with my friends – Heather from Blog She Wrote, Megan from Education Possible, and Heidi from Starts at Eight.

I know you will find the posts that have been shared with us inspiring! Grab a cup of tea, kick back, and take some time to check out the wonderful posts shared below. What are your favorites

The Puzzling Impact of Erno Rubik @EvaVarga.net

A Day in the Life of a Speed Cuber

My son is obsessed with speed cubing. So much so that he spends more time learning new algorithms to improve his solve time than he does practicing the piano anymore. Argh! He has a competition coming up in a couple of weeks and as a result he shares his solutions with me regularly – reconstructing it turn by turn. I have to admit that my eyes generally gloss over and I have no clue what he is saying.

It is hard to believe that Ernő Rubik, the inventor of the Rubik’s cube, took one month to solve his own puzzle. Today, the world record is just a wee bit more than 4 seconds!! Do you have a child interested in cubing? Learn more in my post, The Puzzling Impact of Ernő Rubik.


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We hope you’ll take some time to check out the amazing posts that have been shared with us. We are so thankful to all of our readers and contributors who help make Finishing Strong a key resource for everyone homeschooling through the middle & high school years.

The top posts shared last week

Below are a couple of the posts I most enjoyed from last week. The first post is the one that received the most clicks. You won’t want to miss it! alt title

A Day in the Life of Homeschooling High School

from Marci at The Homeschool Scientist ~ Just as our children have their own unique personalities, so too do all homeschool. Everyone approaches homeschooling differently. Once in a while, it is fun to get a peak into how others do it. Marci provides us with a little peak into a day in their homeschool.

A Day in the Life of Unschoolers – 2017 Edition

from Joan at Unschool Rules ~ Continuing with the ‘day in the life’ theme, take a peak at Joan’s unschooling approach to high school. I am always inspired by their relaxed approach to education.

Homeschool Ecology Course for High School

from Ami at Walking by the Way ~ Ecology is my favorite genre of science. I just love seeing how everything fits together and how small changes can affect entire ecosystems. It is fascinating to me and a subject that is so very fun to teach. Ami has put together a great course outline for high school level ecology.

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As always, thank you for helping us to make Finishing Strong a key resource for families who are homeschooling through the middle & high school years.

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About Eva Varga

Eva is passionate about education. She has extensive experience in both formal and informal settings. She presently homeschools her two young children, teaches professional development courses through the Heritage Institute, and writes a middle level secular science curriculum called Science Logic. In addition to her work in education, she is an athlete, competing in Masters swimming events and marathons. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, learning new languages, and above all spending time with her family. ♥

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