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 last week. Hopefully you were able to take time out of your busy homeschooling day to read them. We always find new ideas and plenty of encouragement for schooling our older kids at home through the stories you share with us.

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Finishing Strong - Homeschooling Middle & High School #124

1. 6 Steps to Fit in All the Subjects for Homeschooling Each Day by Sonlight

When my kids were younger, there were many days when I beat myself up over the fact that we didn’t get around to all of the subjects we were studying. Now I know better, but I know there are moms out there upset that they didn’t get through their whole lesson plan. That’s why I’m thrilled that one of the great tips shared in this post is to realize that not every subject has to be studied every day.

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2. The Ultimate Guide to Creating an Unschooling High School Transcript by Unschool Rules

There are many guides out there to help you build a high school transcript, but the majority of them assume you’re using standard curriculum in your home school. But what if you’re an unschooler? Here’s an awesome guide, just for you! Joan does an AMAZING job of sharing what you should include in your transcript, what you should leave out, how to figure out what a credit looks like for an unschooler, plus she shares everything her daughter did to earn all of her high school credits.

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3. 4 Ways a Homeschool Mom Can Suck the Fun from Her Kids’ Interests by BookShark

I am a firm believer in tailoring as much of your child’s homeschooling experience as you can, however, it’s possible to go too far in tying your lesson plans to your student’s interest.

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4. Teaching While Driving by Our Unschooling Journey

We are one of those homeschooling families who spend an incredible amount of time in the car, driving from one activity to another. Over the years, my kids have figured out what kind of “educational” things they are able to do in the car, and which ones just don’t work for them. I love the idea of filling some of that travel time with learning, instead of letting it go to waste. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some simple suggestions.

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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
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  1. Wow, thanks for sharing our unschooling transcript post! We appreciate it!


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