Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #25

Finishing Strong Link - Up from Starts At Eight

Welcome to Finishing Strong! Today we’re featuring a few of the best posts about homeschooling high school that you have shared with us over the summer. Homeschooling high school can be a daunting thought for many families. But as you’ll see from these posts, it isn’t as scary as you may think. In fact, it […] more



No More Perfect Kids from Starts At Eight

No More Perfect Kids!!

Before you had children, you most likely dreamed of children. You dreamed about what it would be like, who they might resemble and how your family life would be with them. These expectations can lead to disillusionment and disappointment for you and your children. No More Perfect Kids was written to help you shatter your […] more

Not Back to School Photos 2014 from Starts At Eight

Not Back to School Photos 2014

Last year was the first year we took Student Photos here at Starts At Eight. It was so much fun doing them that we decided to give it a go again this year. Doing these Not Back to School Photos gave us a reason to get out and explore a little to find a new […] more

High School Literature List ~ Popular or Contemporary Literature from Starts At Eight

High School Literature List ~ Popular or Contemporary Literature

This is the fourth and final part of my four part series called High School Literature List.  My hope is that these lists will give you a place to start from. They are by all means not all inclusive but will give your teen a good literature base. Popular or Contemporary Literature Suggestions While popular […] more

SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft Reivew & Giveaway from Starts At Eight

SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft Review & Giveaway

Minecraft is a big topic on our house. Both of my younger children love to play and build in this online world. Problem? Being online can be tricky with little kids. You never know what they are going to run into. In walks the SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft server! It is a safe and fun environment […] more

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Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #24

Happy Wednesday and Welcome to Finishing Strong! Today we’re featuring a few of the best posts about homeschooling middle school that have been shared with us over the past few weeks. Middle School is such a fun season for homeschooling. Your kids can think more abstractly, allowing them to discuss subjects at a deeper level […] more

Organize Your Homeschool Bookshelves from Starts At Eight

Organize Your Homeschool Bookshelves

One of the things I love about having a designated homeschool room is the ability to have everything together.  In our old house I had books tucked away in every room and it was difficult to take advantage of those resources because I had such a hard time finding and accessing them.  Now, a large […] more

High School Literature List ~ Authors of Poetry from Starts At Eight

High School Literature List ~ Poetry

This is the third of my four part series called High School Literature List. This section covers some of the most famous poets you might want to read about and read some of their poetry. As with all these literature selections it is not necessary to cover them all, but to try and include a […] more

5 Fun Back to Homeschool Ideas from Starts At Eight

5 Fun Back to Homeschool Ideas – Includes Ultimate Back to School Link-Up

Tis the season of starting back to school, either public, private, or homeschool. In our case it will be back to homeschool, but not until after Labor Day! It can be fun to do something different or special to kick off your new school year. Here are some fun back to homeschool ideas to spark […] more

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Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #23

Welcome to Finishing Strong Today we’re highlighting some of our favorite posts related to middle & high school science. Although they cover different topics, one thing they have in common is a focus on interactive, experiential learning. What a great way to get kids excited about science! Do you have any posts about homeschooling older […] more

10th Grade Homeschool Curriculum for 2014-2015 from Starts At Eight

10th Grade Homeschool Curriculum ~ 2014-2015

After completing our first year of high school I feel a little less like a newbie, and a little more confident about the choices we are making for the coming year. This is our 10th grade homeschool curriculum choices for our oldest child. One of the big changes for high school this year is that […] more

Second - Third Grade Back to Homeschool Giveaway from Starts At Eight

Second – Third Grade Back to Homeschool Giveaway

Having just completed second grade and entering third grade this year with my youngest I thought I would compile and share some resources and supplies that have been helpful in our homeschool journey.  This is my Second – Third Grade Back to Homeschool Giveaway that is part of the iHomeschool Network’s Back to School Basket […] more

High School Literature List ~ World & British Literature from Starts At Eight

High School Literature List ~ World (including British) Literature

This is the second section of my High School Literature List series. In the first one I covered American Literature. This one will cover World, including British literature choices for high school and beyond. Please keep in mind that these are just suggestions and I have not even read all of these myself. When choosing […] more