Finishing Strong #53

Are you schooling a teen at home? Then this link up, Finishing Strong, is for you.

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years

It’s Co-Hosted By – Aspired Living, Blog, She Wrote, Education Possible, Eva Varga, & Starts at Eight

Every Wednesday, parents share their stories with us so that other families can find the encouragement they need to continue their homeschooling journey through the middle & high school years.

Thanks to everyone who supports us week after week, we are building a wonderful community.

Here are four recent posts that everyone loved. Have you read them yet?

5 Simple Steps for Choosing Curriculum from Classically Homeschooling

Emma’s Top 50 Historical Fiction Picks from Sweetness & Light

Homeschooling Middle School from Our Journey Westward

Keeping the Spark Alive in Middle and High School from Simple Homeschool

Continue reading to see what amazing ideas get added this week. If you’ve written something related to homeschooling middle & high school students, we would love you to share it with us.

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 5 sites. If you were featured, make sure you add an “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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Finishing Strong #52

If you’re new here, welcome! If you’re a regular reader of Finishing Strong, welcome back!

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #52

It’s Co-Hosted By – Aspired Living, Blog, She Wrote, Education Possible, Eva Varga, & Starts at Eight

We here at Finishing Strong know it’s important to have support and encouragement while you’re schooling your teens at home. That’s why we started this link up. To bring those of us on this unique journey together so we all know that we’re not alone.

We are thankful that week after week you come here and support not only us, but all of the families homeschooling high school & middle school kids.

We love that you willingly share your stories and ideas with our community. It’s because of you that we’re here for families when they need help.

Did you get a chance to read these awesome posts from last week?

Ann-Notated: Homeschool High School Blogroll from Annie and Everything

How to Teach Middle School Science from Eva Varga

Life After High School: Alternatives to College from Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers

When Your Child Needs More Than You Can Give from Cabin in the Woods

If you know someone who is homeschooling middle & high school kids, make sure to tell them about Finishing Strong!

Add your ideas, unique learning approaches, and encouragement for homeschooling middle & high school students below.

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 5 sites. If you were featured, make sure you add an “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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*By linking up, you are giving us permission to share your images, always with credit!


Finishing Strong #51: High School Credits Edition

Finishing Strong is a link up that focuses entirely on homeschooling middle & high school students.

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #51

It’s Co-Hosted By – Aspired Living, Blog, She Wrote, Education Possible, Eva Varga, & Starts at Eight

Every week, our faithful readers join us in sharing inspirational stories, valuable insights, and practical tips for schooling teens at home. It’s not always easy, so it’s crucial that you travel the journey with others – a community. That’s what we’re here for!

Are you worried about homeschooling high school, especially credits and transcripts?

Here are a few of our most read posts from last week that are all about high school:

Homeschool High School: What Kid #5 Had on His Transcript from 7 Sisters Homeschool

It’s Not That Hard to Homeschool High School from Annie and Everything

Our Steps to College – 3 Ways to High School Credit from BJ’s Homeschool

What About High School Credits? from Year Round Homeschooling

Thank you for being a part of our community!

Add your ideas, unique learning approaches, and encouragement for homeschooling middle & high school students below.

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 5 sites. If you were featured, make sure you add an “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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Bloggers, by linking up, you may be featured on our co-hosts’ social media pages or our Pinterest board. We may even select you to be featured in a future post!

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*By linking up, you are giving us permission to share your images, always with credit!


Finishing Strong is Back!! #41

Welcome to Finishing Strong.

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #41

We are happy to be back and thrilled to see you. If you are new to Finishing Strong, we are a link up dedicated to supporting families who are homeschooling middle & high school students.

Our co-hosts regularly write about schooling older kids at home, so you’ll always find great information on their websites. In addition, our faithful readers share their favorite posts every Wednesday by linking up with us. You can find their great stories below.

Finishing Strong is co-hosted by: Aspired Living, Blog She Wrote, Education Possible, Eva Varga, & Starts at Eight

Since this is our first link up of the new year, we decided to share a bit of what our co-hosts have been up to.

Kicking the Year off with North Star Geography from Aspired Living

How to Navigate Standardized Testing for Homeschoolers from Blog She Wrote

Is Your Middle School Child Struggling with Math? Plus a GIVEAWAY from Education Possible

Writer’s Workshop: Art Journaling from Eva Varga

How to Schedule a CLEP Exam from Starts at Eight

Do you have a great post of your own that highlights schooling older kids at home? Share it with us!

Bloggers, by linking up, you may be featured on our co-hosts’ social media pages or our Pinterest board. We may even select you to be featured in a future post!

Guidelines for the hop:

  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 5 sites. If you were featured, make sure you add an “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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So tell us, what have you been up to?

We want to see your best posts that focus on homeschooling middle & high school students. Share your ideas, unique learning approaches, and encouragement.


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This spring 2015 webinar will focus on what happens after elementary school —  middle school and high school. If you have a child nearing this transition to the upper grades, it’s a perfect time to learn what you need to provide your tweens and teens for long-term educational and career success.

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  • the 24 live sessions
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  • special discounts, door prizes, and giveaways from our speakers and sponsors

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Finishing Strong #23 – Science Favorites

Welcome to Finishing Strong

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #23

Today we’re highlighting some of our favorite posts related to middle & high school science. Although they cover different topics, one thing they have in common is a focus on interactive, experiential learning. What a great way to get kids excited about science!

Do you have any posts about homeschooling older students (any subjects)? Add them below.

Hands-on Science Fun

Chemistry: Lesson 1 Matter from All Things Beautiful

Project Based Learning: Microbes – Fungus from Angelicscalliwag

Entomology- The Science of Insects from Blog She Wrote

The Ins & Outs of Science Fairs from Eva Varga

Homeschool Middle School Adventures from Homeschool Creations

Nature Study: Fossil Walk and Follow Up Fun from Our Journey Westward

How to Approach Science in High School from Sweetness & Light

Next week we’re going to feature some of our favorite middle school posts.

Don’t forget to check out all of the co-hostsAspired Living, Blog She Wrote, Education Possible, EvaVarga, Milk and Cookies, Starts at Eight, and Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus.

Bloggers, by linking up, you may be featured on our co-hosts’ social media pages or our Pinterest board. We may even select you to be featured in a future post!

Guidelines for the hop:

  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 7 sites. If you were featured, make sure you add an “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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We love people who SHARE WITH US!

*By linking up, you agree for us to share your images, always with credit!

So tell us, what have you been up to?

Add your best posts that focus on homeschooling middle & high school students. Share your ideas, unique learning approaches, encouragement, and more.