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 this link up for you.

We started it to bring families homeschooling middle & high school together and to give everyone a place to find creative tips and get the encouragement you need to continue homeschooling all the way through 12th grade, essentially Finishing Strong.


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Finishing Strong - Homeschooling Middle & High School #114

1. Opportunities My Teens are Missing Because We Homeschool High School by Annie & Everything

Luckily, because of the state I live in and the co-op I belong to, my girls have the opportunity to easily take part in all of the positives Ann lists. However, she shows how that even when you think you’ll be “missing out,” there are creative ways around things if you’re motivated. And like her, I’m not sad at all that my girls are missing some of those negative parts of high school.

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2. Life with Teenagers: Are we having fun yet? by Practical, By Default

Jen has definitely managed to list almost all of the reasons why I love being the mom of teens. I thought I would really missing having littles in my house, but I actually don’t. Whether it’s because of the independence, real conversations, or just because my teens are pretty cool, I love this season of motherhood.

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3. High School Persuasive Writing Prompts by WriteShop

Persuasive writing is an essential part of a teen’s education because it’s one of those things that they will definitely use throughout their life. It’s important that our kids know how to formulate an opinion and effectively express it to others. However, coming up with opportunities for my girls to work on this skill is not my strength. This list of persuasive writing prompts is just one more reason that I love Kim from WriteShop!

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4. What’s a Rubric and Why Homeschool Moms Should Use One by 7 Sisters Homeschool

I have always wondered what a rubric really was and now, thanks to Vicki, I know! I am a mom who sometimes struggles with grading my children’s writing. I find I’m either too hard or too lenient with my expectations. Based on what she shared here, I think using writing rubrics might be the way to go for me.

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Megan Zechman
I love homeschooling! Learning is a way of life for our family. Most days you will find us exploring our Central Florida community, having fun while learning. I am constantly looking for new and interactive ways to engage my older children.
Megan Zechman
Megan Zechman