Finishing Strong #13 - 28th May - Eva Varga

May 28, 2014

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Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #13 Education Possible

Our favorite posts from last week:

Amy from Milk and Cookies enjoyed reading Educational Board Games for Kids and Teens from FundaFunda.

Amy really enjoyed seeing a list of family friendly board games that would appeal to tweens and teens. Sometimes kids from this age group forget how much fun simple board games can be.

There were a couple in Meryl’s list that she had never heard of before and will now be adding to her soon-to-buy list.

Her other favorite post was Middle School Math Contests, also from FundaFunda.

She has a huge soft spot for math, so any quality math post will be a favorite of hers! Amy really enjoyed this list of resources and contests.

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

Kyle from Aspired Living liked the Rhetoric Stage from Classically Homeschooling.

Each stage has it’s own unique challenges and joys, and Sara captures the essence of the Rhetoric Stage in this post. “We listen as much or more than we teach. The Socratic method is perfect for this stage. Ask leading questions, make the teens work through ethical issues, see the weaknesses of both sides of an argument, and determine what is right, what is wrong, and why.”

Isn’t this the goal of most homeschool parents, no matter which path we take?

She also enjoyed Review: Daily Grams from Tea Time with Annie Kate.

Kyle shared, “Like many homeschoolers, I absentmindedly proceeded down the path I had taken in public school and decided to teach grammar every year. Then just as my 3rd kiddo was going to begin grammar I attended a conference and three different speakers said that children do not need 12 years of grammar. In fact, many young children cannot grasp the abstract concepts of grammar. This was a light bulb moment for me.”

This post, highlighting Easy Grammar, shows how a formal grammar education can be achieved in less then one year. It is, as the Brits would say, “spot on”.

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