Monday, March 2, 2015

Middle School Monday - Highlights

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Middle School Monday

Welcome to Middle School Monday! Things have been going pretty well for my middle schooler lately. She is working hard on all her subjects - even Math! - so I feel optimistic about the second semester, even though we've taken several breaks this winter. Unintended breaks as well as the scheduled ones! The only subject we've left alone lately is Science, and I don't think we'll have any trouble catching up there either. I'm planning for us to get back to work at Science today, in fact.

This week I'm highlighting some of the articles that have been linked here at Middle School Monday since I started the link-up.

President's Day is past, but these President's Day resources at FinchNWren would be useful for American history studies any time of year. Wren also shared a review of Fascinating Chemistry, which looks like a great science program for middle schoolers!
Fascinating Education Review by FINCHNWREN #homeschool #science

You can find other ideas for American history at the Presidents Day Resources round-up at the Schoolhouse Crew blog.
Presidents Day Resources

Preparing to Homeschool 9th Grade is a series at I Choose Joy - Here's the first post: The How-To Book, which tells about a helpful book by Lee Binz called How to Homeschool 9th and 10th Grade. Follow the rest of the series as well, as Gena shares how she is planning and preparing for her student's high school years.
Preparing to Homeschool 9th Grade- The How-To Book | ichoosejoy.org



Winter isn't quite over, so you may want to check out the Winter Chapter Book List at This Sweet Life. Tara includes a free printable reading log as well.
Winter Chapter Books with Free Printable Reading Log | This Sweet Life

See some beautiful artwork at Gentle Joy Homemaker - A Difficult Drawing Assignment

Stacie at Super Mommy to the Rescue gives a great overview of North Star Geography. Learn more about North Star Geography at Bright Ideas Press.
Week 2 North Star Geography

Did you know there is a Doctor Who based history curriculum? I found out about that when The Potter's Hand shared this post - Traveling Through History with Doctor Who.
Traveling Through History with Doctor Who

My daughter is a big fan of Doctor Who, so this is something that's on our wishlist!
Middle School Monday - Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
One of the challenges of middle school is helping our kids work more independently. Here's how they're doing that at One Homeschool Journey - Growing Independence in My 7th Grader.

I wish I could share all of your middle school posts! I have visited all of them, have tried to comment, and I think I've pinned them all. Y'know what though? I just realized I haven't pinned my posts to this board. I'll go fix that today.

Follow the Pinterest Board Middle School Monday and see the rest of the Middle School Monday posts here on Homeschool Coffee Break.

Are you homeschooling a middle school age student? How is your year going? Leave a comment and let me know!

Each week I invite bloggers to share their posts about middle school here on Middle School Monday. I'm trying something new for this month, and leaving the link open through to the end of the month, and I will do my best to visit, comment, and share your posts. Please grab the Middle School Monday button to add to your post or to your sidebar when you leave your link below, and please visit the other links and comment or share. I look forward to seeing what you and your middle schoolers are doing!
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3 comments:

Gena at ichoosejoy.org said...

Thanks for featuring me! Love those Dr. Who ideas!
--Gena

raventhreads said...

I keep thinking I'm going to post a little about some of Bennett's specific activities since he's in that late elementary...starting to transition phase. I'll try and link up sometime this month. :-) I also keep trying to interest him in the Dr. Who history, but he tells me that I'm the one who likes Dr. Who and his real interest is in Pokemon! :-)

Anders Woje Ellingsen said...

I admire your independence and energy, homeschooling a child! I understand it must be rewarding, but there must be a lot of preparation, which your blog post shows. I wish you the best of luck. In fact I am a bit fascinated, by it. In Norway, such schooling is not allowed. All are enrolled in the public school. By home schooling, a child will be special. And the bonds to the child's origin gets clear.

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