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Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #135

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #135

Finishing Strong is a place for families who are homeschooling middle & high school kids to meet up in order to share tips, encouragement, advice, and more. We know it can be stressful homeschooling teens, which is why we’ve built this community! Welcome back to Finishing Strong! We are glad you’re joining us! Finishing Strong(…)

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Summary Writing How to for Kids

Summary Writing How to for Kids

While I have always had my children keep a book log, rarely have I had them do any summary writing. I have to laugh because of how opposite my two younger ones are when they do this. Not surprisingly, how they went about summary writing reflects each of their personalities. When I set about to(…)

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Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #134

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #134

Finishing Strong is a place for families who are homeschooling middle & high school kids to meet up in order to share tips, encouragement, advice, and more. We know it can be stressful homeschooling teens, which is why we’ve built this community! Welcome back to Finishing Strong! We are glad you’re joining us! Finishing Strong(…)

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Patriot Day: September 11th Resources

Patriot Day: September 11th Resources

September 11th, 2001 started out as any other day for most of us. Everything changed at 8:45 a.m when a hijacked passenger jet, American Airlines Flight 11 out of Boston, Massachusetts, crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. It is a day that forever changed America, and is now known as Patriot day in(…)

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Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #133

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #133

Finishing Strong is a place for families who are homeschooling middle & high school kids to meet up in order to share tips, encouragement, advice, and more. We know it can be stressful homeschooling teens, which is why we’ve built this community! Welcome back to Finishing Strong! We are glad you’re joining us! Finishing Strong(…)

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Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #132

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #132

Finishing Strong is a place for families who are homeschooling middle & high school kids to meet up in order to share tips, encouragement, advice, and more. We know it can be stressful homeschooling teens, which is why we’ve built this community! Welcome back to Finishing Strong! We are glad you’re joining us! Finishing Strong(…)

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Homeschool Writing Curriculum: A Writers in Residence Review

Homeschool Writing Curriculum: A Writers in Residence Review

Writing is one of those things that homeschoolers often worry about teaching. It can be difficult to evaluate writing as it can be so subjective. Throughout my years of homeschooling I have taught writing both using a homeschool writing curriculum, and not using any curriculum at all. Teaching without can feel a little like being(…)

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Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #131

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #131

Finishing Strong is a place for families who are homeschooling middle & high school kids to meet up in order to share tips, encouragement, advice, and more. We know it can be stressful homeschooling teens, which is why we’ve built this community! Welcome back to Finishing Strong! We are glad you’re joining us! Finishing Strong(…)

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Enriching Homeschool Reading Curriculum That Goes Beyond The Written Word

Enriching Homeschool Reading Curriculum That Goes Beyond The Written Word

Reading curriculum you say? Who needs a reading curriculum? Here’s the thing, reading goes way beyond just physically reading the words on the page. Reading involves knowing spelling, pronunciation, phrasing, context, plot, and so much more. Reading a book, really reading it and delving in, can take you to new places and teach you new(…)

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Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #130

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #130

Finishing Strong is a place for families who are homeschooling middle & high school kids to meet up in order to share tips, encouragement, advice, and more. We know it can be stressful homeschooling teens, which is why we’ve built this community! Welcome back to Finishing Strong! We are glad you’re joining us! Finishing Strong(…)

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How to Create a Timeline Based History Plan

How to Create a Timeline Based History Plan

There are multiple ways to go about teaching history in your homeschool. We have often used a unit study approach where we focused on a specific event, person, or time period. Another way to teach history is chronologically through the use of a timeline. For my last go around with homeschooling middle school, I have(…)

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Including Electives in your Homeschool Curriculum Choices

Including Electives in your Homeschool Curriculum Choices

When choosing homeschool curriculum one of the subjects we often over look is elective courses. Homeschool Curriculum Electives could include things like music, art, foreign language, life skills and so much more. While these may not be core subjects, they are also subjects you shouldn’t ignore when making your homeschool curriculum choices. If you stick(…)

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