Finishing Strong #106

November 30, 2016

Thanksgiving is now nearly a week behind us and yet I am still trying to use up our turkey leftovers. Everyone is beginning to growl that they’ve had enough.

Computer Science Education Week (December 5-11, 2016) is just a few days away. There are many resources and opportunities for students to learn more about coding, programming, and computer engineering. Last week, I shared 10 {FREE} Online Courses to Learn Computer Programming.


finishingstrong106Welcome 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 is hosted by me here at EvaVarga along with my friends – Heather from Blog She Wrote, Megan and Susan 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?

Gift Guide Planner AddictsTara’s post, A Gift Guide for Planner Addicts (Teen Version), was the most clicked upon post these past two weeks. I must admit, I am a bit of a planner addict myself and I love all the cutesy ideas she shares for personalizing my plan book.

Chapter Books for BoysOne of my favorite posts was Character Building Chapter Books for Boys by Cindy at Our Journey Westward. My son is a reluctant reader and Cindy’s list is fabulous – filled with both timeless classics and newer titles that are sure to capture his interest.

Memorize HistoryIt Helps to Memorize History shared by Heidi at Starts at Eight resonates with me this week as my daughter and I have been spending a great deal of time on high school forecasting. She has elected to take the CLEP exam for American History and thus I foresee a lot of timeline and memorization work in her future.

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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.

What are you going to share with us this week?


  1. Link up to 3 posts from your blog. Make sure you use the exact URL to the post, not to your home page. You can add any post related to homeschooling middle and high school students. Posts unrelated to that will be removed.
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  4. The linky will go live on each co-host’s blog each Wednesday at 6am EST, and will be live until Tuesday at 11:55 pm.

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