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.
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Making Middle School Math Fun
I’m always looking for new ways to make math more enjoyable for my teens. Sometimes that means changing our curriculum or adding hands-on activities. If your middle schooler needs a little nudge in math, check out some of the resources and math games for middle school we’ve used (and written about).
Did you read these last week?
1. Choosing Curriculum with College in Mind by BJ’s Homeschool
When high school first made it on to my radar, I just assumed that I would just use the standard list of classes to teach my daughter. Luckily, I quickly realized that I could (and probably should) design our high school plan around her interests and future plans. Betsy shares how that worked in her home school.
2. 3 Ways My Gifted/AP Education Made Me Stupid by There’s No Place Like Home
I can relate to many of these experiences Shelly shares here. I still remember sitting in my gifted high school English class after taking a placement test that we didn’t have to take because we were “gifted.” Most of us failed. A lot of our teachers had stopped teaching and pushing us, because they assumed we knew everything. Such a shame. That’s why I put little stock into those type of labels in education. I’d rather just encourage my kids to learn all they can and to do their best.
I love book lists! There are quite a few on this list from Eva that are new to me. We all face different challenges parenting our teens and can use some help from time to time. This list is a great place to start.
4. Choosing Curriculum: Should Your Middle Schooler Have a Say? by BookShark
When I started reading this post, I had a firm opinion. However, Melissa makes some excellent points both for and against giving your middle schooler a say in choosing their curriculum.
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