I am excited about this week’s link up to see what y’all have been doing. We have started our new North Star Geography and I am still deciding on what I want to buy for next year’s curriculum. I have been in a curriculum type of mood. What about you?
Let’s see what our co-hosts liked last week.
Homeschool Blog Link Up – Finishing Strong
A favorite post from last week:
Our readers loved My Top 5 Pinterest Picks for Homeschooling Teens from Heather Woodie at Blog She Wrote. Are you using Pinterest yet in your home school?
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Our favorite posts:
The fact that her kids can get extra sleep when they need it is one of the reasons Heidi usually states for why she homeschools. She says, “I do believe in keeping a schedule, but being homeschooled allows our children to take the extra time to sleep when they need to.”
This post begs questions about teens, sleep, keeping a schedule, and how it all relates to their attitudes.
High School American Literature 3: The Immigrant Experience from 7 Sisters Homeschool was also one of Heidi’s favorites.
She loves historical fiction and thinks it is a wonderful way to expose children to history. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith is the coming of age story of Francie Nolan at the turn of the 20th century in Brooklyn, where we are engaged in the throws of varied immigrants’ struggles to gain identity as “Americans”.
7 Sisters Homeschool also created a high school level study guide to accompany the book.
She said, “It is wonderful to see teens finding and pursuing their passions. Through his love of gardening, Kyler is not only helping with the family garden, he is also taking the initiative to turn his hard work into a high school credit course.”
Susan also enjoyed Natural Disasters Lesson: Earthquakes! at The Usual Mayhem.
Susan shared, “Science is not my favorite subject to teach, but my kids love hands-on science activities. These lesson ideas include everything from fun facts and myths, to tectonic plates and seismic waves. Plus you get to eat the experiment when you’re done – it doesn’t get better than that!”
Easy Details to Remember & Even Easier Guidelines.
- The link up party goes live at 5:00 a.m. CST each Wednesday and stays open until the following Tuesday at 11:55 p.m.
- Each week we will pick our favorite links as features and share them.
- You can link up to 3 posts. Please do not link up advertising posts, or other link ups, or parties. I will remove them. Homeschool related reviews are permitted and of course all topics related to homeschooling middle to high school students.
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- By linking up with us, you agree for us to share your images and give you credit of course.
- That’s it! Glad to have you here and let’s party!
Share! What have you been up to?