Finishing Strong #10 – 7 May 2014

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We are thrilled that you are here, at Finishing Strong, the link-up focusing on middle & high school students.

If you are looking for practical ideas and inspiration to help you homeschool older kids, you’re in the right place!

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Our favorite posts from last week:

Eva from Eva Varga enjoyed reading Methods of Homeschooling High School – Is There A Right One? from Sweetness and Light.

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #10 Education Possible

She shared, “A friend of mine has made the decision to begin homeschooling this fall. Her daughter will be entering middle school and my daughter is approaching high school. I loved this post from Meredith; it provided a clear and insightful summary of homeschooling styles and how each is applied in the high school years.

Though we have been homeschooling since the beginning, we have always been quite eclectic in our approach. Meredith’s posts helped to clarify how we might strengthen some strategies to better suit the learning styles of my children.”

Her other favorite post was High School Skills: Analyzing Text from Blog, She Wrote.

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #10 Education Possible
Eva said, “I have always struggled with language arts and I feel very strongly that Heather’s posts have really helped bring a new level to our curriculum. She has inspired me to try new things and explore new concepts. I look forward to integrating text analysis into our literature studies.”

Don’t forget to check out all of the co-hosts – Aspired Living, Blog She Wrote, Education Possible, Eva Varga, Milk and Cookies, Starts at Eight, and Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus.

Megan from Education Possible appreciated 5 Tips to Teach Your Teen to Drive from The Chaos and the Clutter.

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #10 Education Possible

Sharla does a great job detailing specific, yet simple tips every parent should think about before it’s time to teach your teen how to drive. Even if you’re a couple of years away from this milestone, most likely it’s something you are thinking about and worrying over.

Megan said, “I understand her fear of letting go and trusting them on the road with other drivers. The only thing I can do to lessen my anxiety is to make sure they are as prepared as possible.”

She also loved Algebra Help for the Hopeless Homeschooler from Our Journey Westward.

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #10 Education Possible

Who hasn’t heard, “I’ll never use this when I grow up, what a waste of time!” over the years?

Megan said, “I think Real World Algebra, the resource Cindy shared, looks great! I try hard to make our lessons practical and I really like the idea of showing my children how math, specifically algebra, has real life application. Plus, the epitaph made me giggle!”

Do you want to connect with other parents homeschooling older kids? Join our Finishing Strong Community on Google+!

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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. ♥

2 comments on “Finishing Strong #10 – 7 May 2014

  1. Eva, thank you so much for featuring my post this past link-up, I am so appreciative! These link-ups have been so great for my blog. Have a great week and thanks again for your kind words 🙂

    • You are most welcome! I love the link-up, too – I’ve learned so much from all the participants and it has really helped rejuvenate our homeschool. 🙂

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