Geography Activities: Make a Homemade Weather Station

Geography Activities: Make a Homemade Weather Station

Do you live in a place where the sun is usually shining or do you see more days filled with clouds and rain? Does the average temperature change drastically between winter and summer in your back yard? Although it might be a little easier to check the local news channel to figure out[Read More]

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #34

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #34

Welcome to another week of Finishing Strong! Finishing Strong is the place where parents can come together and share their thoughts and ideas for homeschooling middle & high school students. It's hosted by Aspired Living, Blog She Wrote, Education Possible, EvaVarga, Starts[Read More]

A Book and a Movie: Mary Poppins

A Book and a Movie: Mary Poppins

In our home school, we occasionally use movies as a learning tool. They’re a fun way to learn a story or a subject. Believe it or not, we frequently watch[Read More]

How to Raise a Science-Minded Child

How to Raise a Science-Minded Child

There is an old adage “you reap what you sow”. What this essentially means is that if you want your children to harness their inner scientist, you have to create[Read More]

Learning About Magnetism with Activity Stations

Learning About Magnetism with Activity Stations

With our science co-op kids getting older, I realized that it was time for me to step back a bit as the teacher so they could do more of the investigation[Read More]

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #33

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #33

Welcome to Finishing Strong, the weekly link-up that focuses on homeschooling during the middle & high school years. Every Wednesday, readers share some incredible ideas and inspiration for schooling older students at[Read More]

DIY Fall Candy Corn Luminary

DIY Fall Candy Corn Luminary

Every fall, my family celebrates the season by creating homemade decorations. Last year my daughters and I made these beautiful autumn leaf luminaries. We liked the way they looked when they[Read More]

Middle School Science Without the Textbooks

Middle School Science Without the Textbooks

I teach my middle school children science without textbooks. I've chosen to forge my own path by setting my own syllabus. Instead of relying on one major book to provide all of[Read More]

Hands-on History: Early American Quilting

Hands-on History: Early American Quilting

This year, we attended a historical reenactment for our early American History studies. During our visit, the girls were intrigued by women quilting, so I decided to use their interest[Read More]

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #32

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #32

Welcome to Finishing Strong, the place where readers like you share their experiences homeschooling their middle & high school students. Every week we are exposed to a new set of creative ideas,[Read More]

Bringing Classic Literature to Life with Unit Studies

Bringing Classic Literature to Life with Unit Studies

Don't Miss This GIVEAWAY & FREE Printable! Do you include classic literature titles on your family’s homeschool reading lists? When our children were young and we were just beginning our homeschool journey[Read More]

Why My Son Set a Goal to Learn a Foreign Language

Why My Son Set a Goal to Learn a Foreign Language

Traveling is an incredible way to bring learning to life.   Although we enjoy the geography and history studies we complete at home, we believe there are many more lessons to[Read More]

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #31

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #31

Welcome! We're glad you're here. If you're new to Finishing Strong, we're a place for homeschooling families to show how they're schooling their middle & high school students at home. Did you miss last week's link-up?[Read More]

Middle School Chemistry: Build Atoms with Candy

Middle School Chemistry: Build Atoms with Candy

This year we are studying chemistry in our science co-op. I'm excited to be teaching this subject to our middle school kids because there are a ton of ways to bring[Read More]

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #30

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #30

Thank you for joining us here at Finishing Strong. We hope you enjoy all of the great posts shared here, every one dedicated to homeschooling middle & high school students. In[Read More]

Learn World Geography with It's a Small World

Learn World Geography with It's a Small World

It's a Small World is not only an iconic Disney attraction, but it's also an ideal resource for a world geography study. By focusing your attention on this ride, you can[Read More]