Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #122

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Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #122 from Starts At Eight

Welcome back to Finishing Strong!

We are glad you’re joining us!

Finishing Strong is brought to you each Wednesday by the ladies at Blog She Wrote, Education Possible, EvaVarga, and Starts at Eight.

We hope you’ll take some time to check out the amazing posts that have been shared with us. We are so thankful to all of our readers and contributors who help make Finishing Strong a key resource for everyone homeschooling through the middle & high school years.

Below are some of the posts I enjoyed from last week, as well as the one that received the most clicks (in the #1 spot). Did I choose one of your favorites?

1. 10th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

These curriculum pick posts seem to be popular! This was our most clicked post this week!

2. 3 Reasons Why I Don’t Give Grades or Tests in Our Homeschool

While I don’t necessarily agree with this, I do believe it is an important topic. Grades and testing can be dictated by so many things, such as state law, a child’s needs, mom’s beliefs and more. We test every year to make it a more normal, every day thing. It helps to take the stress out of it, and since we are required by law in NYS to test during certain years, it is helpful to have them comfortable with the test.

3. The Problem of Overscheduling

This is one I am still working on. I know I prefer a slower pace and less pressure to join and commit, it’s just hard to say no sometimes.

4. Homeschooling Through the Alphabet: L is for Longevity

Longevity wasn’t something I started out striving for. We started out over 11 years ago with the intent of homeschooling our oldest, one year at a time. My husband was unsure and I’m not sure he thought we would go more than a year or two. So many send their children to school for middle and especially high school. My hope is to finish all 3 through high school. I have one down and two more to go!

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