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 #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 […]

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 #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 […]

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 […]

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 of our year-long Middle School […]

Finishing Strong – Homeschooling Middle & High School #108

Thank you for joining us here at Finishing Strong. I am so thankful that you spend some of your time each week with us. It’s been a wonderful year and I’m forever grateful for the amazing posts that were shared here every Wednesday. They have taught me things, made me think, and encouraged me. One of […]

Finishing Strong – Homeschooling Middle & High School #109

Happy New Year and welcome back to our Finishing Strong link up. If you are homeschooling middle school or high school, this is the place to be. You can find us here on Wednesdays along with our friends –  Heather from Blog She Wrote, Eva from EvaVarga, and Heidi from Starts at Eight. This post contains affiliate links. Are […]

Finishing Strong – Homeschooling Middle & High School #100!!

Welcome to Finishing Strong. If you’ve new here, we’re glad you found us! Every Wednesday, families who are homeschooling middle and high schoolers join us here at Finishing Strong. That’s because this is where those of us who write about homeschooling older kids share all kinds of helpful tips, encouraging words, wisdom we’ve gained, and all […]

Finishing Strong – Homeschooling Middle & High School #99

Finishing Strong is where all families who are homeschooling middle & high school kids join together and share tips, encouragement, advice, and more with each other. We know first hand that it can be stressful homeschooling teens, making a community like this, crucial. It is brought to you each Wednesday by the ladies at Blog She Wrote, Education […]