Welcome to Finishing Strong, the link up that supports families homeschooling middle & high school students.
This week, we are featuring Heather from Blog She Wrote, one of the eight bloggers who host Finishing Strong every Wednesday. She is sharing many of her amazing resources to help you educate your older students.
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I’m Heather Woodie of Blog, She Wrote which has been around since 2007. Formerly a middle and high school biology teacher, I have a lot of experience with teaching adolescents.
Ready to Finish Strong
For the upcoming 2014-2015 academic year we’ll be homeschooling an 11th, 9th, 7th, and 4th grader which puts in the thick of Finishing Strong!
Our homeschool style is eclectic, authentic, project-based, and student driven whenever possible. How we do school has changed a lot over the years from the time we had many young children at once who required more structure and more teacher driven instruction to the student driven, mentoring relationships I have with most of our students now. The blog posts at Blog, She Wrote reflect this transition as well. Lately, I’ve been enjoying updating old posts to make them new.
Popular Posts & Blog Specialties
- Blog, She Wrote is home to The Geography Quest– A themed based geography challenge for all ages in your homeschool. With roughly 35 to choose from and more being published, you can send your students on a Quest to learn more about the world they live in.
- The Ultimate Guide to Establishing a Reading Culture in Your Home– I feel strongly about providing our kids with a print rich environment from the start, but this guide will help you to encourage reading at any age from birth to graduation.
- Teaching Science as Inquiry– I speak on this topic whenever I’m given the opportunity. Enjoy a look at how we incorporate science into our everyday lives without worrying if our ducks are all in a row. Relax and just explore together! Yes, even in middle and high school!
- The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Sewing in Your Homeschool– You will find many posts on teaching sewing at Blog, She Wrote. My daughter is an aspiring fashion designer who started sewing at age 8. There’s something here for everyone from the novice, non-sewing mom to the expert mom who doesn’t think it’s easy to teach her student to sew. Projects, ideas, how-tos on instruction and mentoring. I blog frequently on this topic!
- The Crafty Side of Math– Do you have a creative soul in your midst? Another of my specialties is helping my creative daughter apply math as she gains skills- even TO gain math concepts and skills.
- The Ultimate Guide to Coaching Writers in Your Homeschool– My approach to writing is to meet my kids where they are and to coach them to be the writers they need to be. Our goal is clear written communication. Kids start in different places, but the end goal is the same. I love to share how we approach writing instruction in our homeschool.
We are all about helping our kids to find their gifts and carve their niche in the world. I’m on a journey to help other families do the same!
Don’t forget to check out all of the co-hosts – Aspired Living, Blog She Wrote, Education Possible, EvaVarga, Milk and Cookies, Starts at Eight, and Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus.
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- 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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July 16, 2014 at 8:07 am
Thanks for hosing Eva, love reading about all of you!!
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