Finishing Strong #86

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?

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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!

Unlocking the Secrets of Invisible Ink @EvaVarga.netThe kids and I have been having a blast writing secret messages to one another this past week. In my post, Unlocking the Secrets of Invisible Ink, I share a peek into the history of invisible ink as well as several tips to engage your kids in this fun, hands-on science lesson.

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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:

Wresting With Good and Evil

“Your homeschool high schoolers will find their literature experience enriched by the opportunity to wrestle with the concepts of good and evil.” Vicki, from 7 Sisters, shares several great titles and a free study guide you can download in her post, Homeschool High School Literature: Wrestling with Good and Evil.

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I’ve been struggling to get my kids going in the morning. My son is a night owl and prefers to watch YouTube while he leisurely eats his breakfast. Heather’s post, Fostering Collaboration with Morning Meeting Time at Blog, She Wrote, is just what I needed to help make our mornings less frustrating and hectic.

Teens Study Geography

The next post I would like to highlight, Why Teens Should Study Geography, comes from Susan, who blogs at Education Possible. She states, “It often surprises me that high school students are not required to take a geography course.” I couldn’t agree more. Her post not only provides reasons why teens should study geography but also makes numerous suggestions for how to go about it.

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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?

Guidelines:

  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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About Eva Varga

Eva is passionate about education. She has extensive experience in both formal and informal settings. She presently homeschools her two young children, teaches professional development courses through the Heritage Institute, and writes a middle level secular science curriculum called Science Logic. In addition to her work in education, she is an athlete, competing in Masters swimming events and marathons. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, learning new languages, and above all spending time with her family. ♥