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 on their journey. It’s not easy, especially as you move into the higher grades, but with community, it can be an amazing experience.

Keep reading to see what tips are shared this week.

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Finishing Strong - Homeschooling Middle & High School #117

1. 20 Middle School Hobbies For Education by Our Unschooling Journey – our most read post

I loved this because it’s something I struggle to manage with my youngest daughter. She has interests, but they don’t always translate well into hobbies that you can spend time on. I’m going to be reviewing this list with her to find some activities she can start spending time on after she finishes her schoolwork.

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2. Do You Need to Introduce Deadlines into your Homeschool? by Life with your Kids

Ugh – the time that goes into homeschooling often frustrates me. My kids either finish in a flash, or take forever. Now that my oldest is in high school, I’m finding that she takes too long on certain subjects, which makes her school day drag on, something neither of us wants. I’ve been thinking of instituting deadlines (and actually sticking to them), so I enjoyed reading this.

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3. Using Writing Conferences to Coach Writing by Blog, She Wrote

If you struggle getting your teen to write or get enough writing assignments into your school year, take some tips from Heather. Since switching curriculum, I have dropped the ball with our writing this year, but I’m inspired by her idea of the writing conference, especially the use of technology.

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4. When you Fear that your Homeschooled Teen is BEHIND by Annie & Everything

Seriously, who doesn’t worry about this? I’m right in this spot with my oldest. Two of her classes take up the majority of her time and others have definitely suffered. It was reassuring to hear that I’m not alone and there are ways to get “caught up.”

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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