Finishing Strong #85 - Eva Varga

April 20, 2016

Welcome to Finishing Strong ~ where the focus is on those who are homeschooling middle and high school years. The weekly linkup provides an opportunity for you to share what you have been learning in your home. In what experiences have you recently taken part? Are there concepts and subjects that you find challenging?


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 – you 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!

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Finishing Strong Favorites

Each week, the post shared that received the most clicks is featured on all four host blogs. The most popular post from last week was:

Motivating Homeschooled Teens

I enjoyed reading 10 Effective Strategies for Motivating Homeschooled Teens from Ann at Annie and Everything. Her ideas to keep kids motivated are wonderful – some we have used (let them listen to music) and others we have yet to give a go (give them a change of venue).

Word Collage

Heather’s post, How to Make Word Collages at Blog, She Wrote, is a fun word activity that I look forward to using with my Writer’s Workshop kids later this month. “It’s a great way to consider multiple meanings of the same word.”

Good Work Ethic

The next post I would like to highlight, Teaching a Good Work Ethic, comes from Mother of 3, who blogs at My Life’s Work. Her post resonated with me because my kiddos don’t earn an allowance. They are encouraged to earn their spending money via small jobs and entrepreneurial efforts. I enjoyed reading her ideas on how to teach children the value of hard work.

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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.
  2. Please no advertising, individual Pinterest pins, Facebook, Twitter, or other link-up links!
  3. Grab our button to add to your post after you link it up. Each week we will be choosing our favorite posts to highlight on all 4 sites. If you were featured, we would love for you to use the “I was featured” button.
  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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