Finishing Strong #78 - Eva Varga

March 2, 2016

Welcome to Finishing Strong, a weekly linkup for those homeschooling students in middle and high school years. Hosted by us here at EvaVarga, along with our friends – Heather from Blog She Wrote, Megan & Susan from Education Possible, and Heidi from Starts at Eight – will find inspiration and ideas to engage your teens and preteens.

Bloggers, you are encouraged to link up your best ideas, encouragement, and advice that’s appropriate for older kids being schooled at home. Make sure you take some time to read the posts shared below. I know you will find them helpful!


Finishing Strong Favorites

Each week, the post shared that received the most clicks is featured on all four host blogs. I am overjoyed that the most popular post from last week was one of my own.  Thank you so much everyone!!


Multicultural Literature for Middle School by Eva at Multicultural Kid Blogs

As a guest blogger on Multicultural Kid Blogs, I wanted to showcase quality literature for young adults. I thereby selected two books from each of the six major continents (excluding Antarctica) that provide readers with a little insight into culture and history.

In addition, I have selected a couple of posts I enjoyed reading last week. I selected each as they remind me of the activities that were a major component of our studies when my kiddos were little and we were just beginning on our homeschool journey.

Now that they are older and they have become more independent learners, we’ve lost sight of these other avenues that enriched our lives. I look forward to incorporating each more regularly in the near future.

nature study activities

Nature Study Activities for Teens by Betsy at BJ’s Homeschool Encouragement

When we go on family hikes or nature outings, we will occasionally sketch our observations in our journal. Not with the consistency we had in the past but when we come across something unusual or of interest. I love Betsy’s ideas for taking nature studies to the next level – entering nature contests, creating photo notebooks, making a nature journal, or even starting a small business project.

Other Worlds

Field Trip Ideas for Middle School by Mother of 3 at My Life’s Work

While we travel extensively as a family, the little field trips and local excursions have subsided as the kids are older. There is still yet so much to see and avenues from which to learn, especially now that we live in another state. Mother of 3 lists a variety of field trip ideas including museums and historical sites; she has encouraged me to explore where we live as though we are tourists.

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.
  2. Please no advertising, individual Pinterest pins, Facebook, Twitter, or other link-up links!
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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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