Finishing Strong – Homeschooling Middle & High School #124

Welcome to Finishing Strong. We’re glad you’re here. We are a link up that focuses entirely on teaching middle & high school students. It is hosted by me here at Education Possible, along with our friends – Heather from Blog She Wrote, Eva from EvaVarga, and Heidi from Starts at Eight. There were some fun and practical ideas shared […]

Finishing Strong – Homeschooling Middle & High School #123

If you’re new here, welcome! If you’re a regular reader of Finishing Strong, welcome back! I know it’s important to have support and encouragement while you’re schooling your preteen and 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 […]

20 Simple Table Manners All Middle Schoolers Should Know (and Use)

Etiquette is one of the important life skills we are regularly working on with our kids. In fact, table manners are some of earliest etiquette skills we teach our kids. However, once they are in middle school, it’s definitely time to move beyond the basics. Remember though, keep it simple. It’s important for older kids to understand that […]

Changes To Make When You Start Homeschooling Middle School

When my oldest was in 4th/5th grade, I started to stress about the changes that were coming to our home school. I wasn’t ready to homeschool middle school and it was coming fast. I was convinced I was going to have to change the way we did everything once 6th grade started. I even considered putting the girls […]

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 those books that we […]

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, as part of our […]

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: […]

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 curriculum books didn’t. […]

Finishing Strong – Homeschooling Middle & High School #115

Our weekly link-up, Finishing Strong, is all about homeschooling middle school or high school. Every Wednesday we, along with our friends, Heather from Blog She Wrote, Eva from EvaVarga, and Heidi from Starts at Eight host it. We love bringing families together and giving everyone a place to share their experiences, get their questions answered, and find support they […]

Finishing Strong – Homeschooling Middle & High School #113

If you are a parent who is homeschooling middle school or high school kids or are a blogger who writes about homeschooling older kids, welcome to Finishing Strong! Every Wednesday we, along with our friends, Heather from Blog She Wrote, Eva from EvaVarga, and Heidi from Starts at Eight host this link up for you. Hopefully, through the posts […]

Finishing Strong – Homeschooling Middle & High School #111

Every Wednesday, Finishing Strong is the place where those of us who are homeschooling middle school or high school kids share our thoughts, concerns, and ideas with each other. We co-host it with Heather from Blog She Wrote, Eva from EvaVarga, and Heidi from Starts at Eight. Keep reading to find all kinds of things to help you homeschool […]

Finishing Strong – Homeschooling Middle & High School #112

Welcome to Finishing Strong, the weekly link-up where bloggers who are homeschooling middle school or high school kids share their posts about schooling these older kids at home. Below you’ll find all sorts of advice, tips, tools, and ideas that you can use in your home school. The link up is hosted each Wednesday by us, along […]

Finishing Strong – Homeschooling Middle & High School #117

If you’re homeschooling middle school or high school, welcome to our link-up, Finishing Strong. Every Wednesday, we, along with our friends, Heather from Blog She Wrote, Eva from EvaVarga, and Heidi from Starts at Eight host it. We created this space for parents homeschooling older kids to come together in order to find the support they need to continue […]

Finishing Strong – Homeschooling Middle & High School #114

Finishing Strong, our weekly link-up, is designed for families who are homeschooling middle school or high school. If that sounds like you or you’re a blogger who writes about homeschooling older kids, we are thrilled that you found us! Every Wednesday we, along with our friends, Heather from Blog She Wrote, Eva from EvaVarga, and Heidi from Starts at Eight host […]

Finishing Strong – Homeschooling Middle & High School #116

Finishing Strong is a place where those who are homeschooling middle school or high school come together every Wednesday. Bloggers share their posts about schooling their older kids at home and readers find community, encouragement, and practical tips. We, along with our friends, Heather from Blog She Wrote, Eva from EvaVarga, and Heidi from Starts at Eight host it. […]

Focus on American Pioneers with These Clever Hands-On Activities

When it comes to studying history, there is no better way to make it come to life for kids than to add in hands-on history activities, no matter what time period you’re studying. If you’re currently learning about the American Pioneers, make sure to add some of these interactive ideas into your lesson plans.   This post […]

Finishing Strong – Homeschooling Middle & High School #110

If your family is homeschooling middle school or high school kids, we are thrilled you are here. Our Finishing Strong link-up is here every Wednesday. We co-host it with Heather from Blog She Wrote, Eva from EvaVarga, and Heidi from Starts at Eight. Below, you’ll find a bunch of practical tips, encouragement, and interesting learning tools you can use […]

Experience Ancient History With These Hands-On Activities

Ancient history is a fascinating time period to study. Pharaohs, mind-blowing architecture, mythology, language, warriors, breathtaking art, etc. Instead of just reading about these past civilizations, let your tweens/teens interact with history through hands-on activities. They’ll not only learn more, but they’ll find the subject of history much less boring. Plus, through some of these […]