Finishing Strong – Homeschooling Middle & High School #126

Wednesday means it’s time for our Finishing Strong link up, the gathering place for families homeschooling older kids. Every week we come together to share our experiences navigating the middle & high school years.

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.

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Are you almost finished the school year or does your family school year round? My family has leaned toward year round homeschooling for years, but as my girls have gotten older, their summer activities have grown, so now we do a bit of a combination. I try to keep some subjects rolling through June and July, but I let them take a break from most of them.

Whatever you do, I hope you’re not experiencing too much spring fever in your house as you work to keep the learning going.

Speaking of learning, make sure to take a moment to read the helpful posts shared below.



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Finishing Strong – Homeschooling Middle & High School #126

1. Blogs to Read If You Are Homeschooling Middle School  by Starts At Eight

If you are teaching a middle schooler at home, you will definitely want to check out this list of blogs that talk about homeschooling older kids.

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2. 10 Websites and Genealogy Resources for Kids by Eva Varga

Continue bringing history alive for your kids by adding in some genealogy lessons. Eva has put together this helpful list to get you started.

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3. 3 Reasons Why Keeping Track of Homeschool Days Is Pointless by There’s No Place Like Home

Do you keep meticulous record of the number of school days you complete? Why? Is it because of your state’s regulation or because you think it’s something you should be doing?

If it’s the latter, and your child is doing their work and learning, I’d like to challenge you to reconsider counting your days. I stopped years ago, around the time we started schooling year round, for most of the reasons Shelly lists in this post.

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4. 50 Ideas for Volunteering as a Homeschool Family by BookShark

We love volunteering as a family. My husband and I feel it’s important for our girls to think outside of themselves. Many families believe that volunteering is an important use of their time, but don’t always know how to find something they can do together.

If you’ve been trying to figure out where to start, read this post from BookShark for 50 cool ways your family can volunteer.

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  1. Link up to 3 posts from your blog. Make sure you use the exact URL to the post, not to your home page. You can add any post related to homeschooling middle and high school students. Posts unrelated to that will be removed.
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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.
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