Finishing Strong - Homeschooling Middle & High School #107

Finishing Strong - Homeschooling Middle & High School #107

We're thrilled you're joining us for another week of Finishing Strong. This link up for families homeschooling middle and high school kids is hosted by us along with our friends -  Heather from Blog She Wrote, Eva from EvaVarga, and Heidi from Starts at Eight. This post contains affiliate links. This is the final month[Read More]

5 Enchanting Books That Captivated Us in Middle School

5 Enchanting Books That Captivated Us in Middle School

This is our 12th (and final) book list for our middle school reading adventure. I have loved sharing all of these wonderful titles with you over the year. Our category for this month is books that your parents loved in middle school. What a fun list to put together! We all have[Read More]

5 Mysteries that will Captivate Middle School Sleuths

5 Mysteries that will Captivate Middle School Sleuths

Who doesn't love a good mystery? It's so easy to get sucked in to a story when you're desperately trying to figure out what will happen next. Mystery books are exciting because the author takes you on a journey, full of twists and turns, that you never see coming. This month,[Read More]

5 Amazing Books for Older Kids Who Love Animals

5 Amazing Books for Older Kids Who Love Animals

  This month, as part of our Reading Adventure, my girls are reading books that are all about animals. While some are works of fiction and others are true stories, they all have one thing in common - some pretty amazing creatures.   This post contains affiliate links. Books for Tween and Teen Animal Lovers Giant George:[Read More]

5 Powerful Historical Fiction Novels for Middle School Students

5 Powerful Historical Fiction Novels for Middle School Students

This month, for our Reading Adventure, my middle and high schooler are reading some powerful historical fiction novels. Another box filled in on our Reading Adventure Checklist! I learned years ago that adding quality historical fiction stories to our lessons made the subject come alive for the girls in a way that standard[Read More]

Civil War Hands-on Activities for Kids

Civil War Hands-on Activities for Kids

There are many ways to help children relate to the historical events they are studying -- we often use books, music, art, and of course hands-on activities.  Over the years we have found many projects and activities to help our kids to learn more about the American Civil War. Lasting from[Read More]