Carnival of Homeschooling: Keeping it Light

November 12, 2012

With just a few great online homeschool ideas, this edition of the Carnival is a “light” one.

The light of gratitude and Thanksgiving:

At Why Homeschool, Henry shares a few thoughts about Gratitude and homeschooling.

I have to agree with him that finding and recognizing the good in our lives makes for a happier daily life.

With a crazy week at our house: getting a new rental going, a daughter’s final play week, church leadership duties, cub scout pack meeting, my parents flying in to town tomorrow, etc., I decided to be grateful for each of them . . . and especially for the small number of carnival submissions this week.  🙂

I’m also excited to try some of Barbara’s ideas for our upcoming Thanksgiving week, since I’m usually the one scrambling like mad on Thursday morning:

At Barbara Frank Online, she writes about some planning ideas for homeschool families hosting Thanksgiving dinner in her post: A Simple Homeschool Thanksgiving.

Lightening your homeschool difficulties

At Homeschool Atheist Momma, Karen writes about some of the things you learn when you have homeschooled for awhile… in her post: Five Battles I No Longer Fight.

Her post made me starting thinking about my own list of battles I decided weren’t worth fighting.

At  Corn and Oil, Susan writes about Susan Wise Bauer taking a break from homeschool conferences to set up a bed and breakfast for would-be farmers in her post: Homeschool Leader Moving On to Greener Pastures.

Homeschool Online says, “So often I feel like I’m the only homeschooling mom that has struggles… everyone else appears to be doing fine and having a great time homeschooling… but I’m not alone am I?”  The post: Struggles, Disappointments, and Concerns… You are NOT alone!

At 7SistersHomeschool, Sabrina says, “A healthy homeschool mom is a more effective teacher…and a lot less grumpy!” and explains in her post: The Why and How of Self-Care for Homeschool Moms

The Light of Example

At DenSchool, Victoria writes a great post about Veteran’s Day with free worksheet downloads to go along with the holiday: Veteran’s Day.

She encouraged my to make an effort to reach out more to thank those who are serving and have served our country.

At Proclaiming God’s Faithfulness, Phyllis shares her post election thoughts: Victory!

At 3 Partners in Shopping Nana, Mommy, & Sissy Too!, they post An Important Day of Learning Tomorrow about “the importance of voting, how each vote really does count, and how we are teaching our children to vote.”

This concludes the “Light” Edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling.  With the ‘busy’ness of the holidays approaching, remember to enjoy them and keep it light.  icon smile Homeschool Blog Carnival   Creativity Edition

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Homeschool Blog Carnival – Creativity Edition

March 20, 2012

We’ve all chosen to homeschool for a variety of reasons and many of us have discovered that every child is a bundle of different needs, learning styles, and undiscovered talents. Nurturing the creativity of our children fills the journey with diverse and amazing discoveries.

Homeschooling Nurtures Creativity

Henry presents Another reason to homeschool – Because teachers don’t like creative students posted at Why Homeschool saying, “One great benefit of homeschooling is our children can maintain their creative spirit.”

Linda Dobson presents Don’t Confuse Homeschooling Cause and Effect posted at Parent at the Helm.

Liz presents Urban Homeschooling: A time for activism? posted at Homeschooling In Buffalo saying, “I advocate for homeschooling as a solution to problems stemming from the competing interests in conventional schooling.”

Chris presents Socializing Your Home School and Public School Child posted at Home School vs. Public School  saying, “When we find what inspires our children we are able to guide them to achieve their goals and learn about many different subjects. See what lights up their eyes with joy and the job of teaching becomes much easier!”

Michelle presents 10 Ways to Ensure Homeschool Burnout posted at  The Holistic Homeschooler sharing “A tongue-in-cheek list of things a mom can do to ensure that she experiences homeschool burnout.

Homeschooling Creates family bonds

Kelly presents Why Homeschool? Retaining Sibling Relationships posted at The Homeschool Co-op saying, “Another installment in our “Why Homeschool?” series, this one looks at sustaining and deepening sibling relationships.”

Barbara presents When Grandparents Don’t Understand posted at Barbara Frank Online sharing, “”What do you do if your child’s grandparents are against homeschooling?”

Creating Works of Art

Pamela presents Trashy Art- Washed Ashore posted at Escape Is Possible saying, “A recent field trip to a marine rescue facility also provided some inspirational art.”

Cristina presents Home Spun comic strip #719 posted at Home Spun Juggling presenting a “comic and article about our family’s experiences with raising caterpillars.”

Creating and Following your interests

Nadene presents Kids Computer Research 101 posted at Practical Pages sharing a “basic tutorial on how to copy images from Wikipedia to a Word table and copy references.”

Tiffany presents The longest half posted at As For My House sharing, “Deciding how to schedule the second half of the school year, after falling far behind due to illness.”

Mindy presents Frugal Curriculum Choices Using 4-H posted at Denschool saying, “One homeschool mother shares the gold mine of information, curriculum and resources available through the 4-H program. It is more extensive than you might have thought and extremely affordable.”

Gidget presents Bubbleology and Designing Your Own Future posted at Homeschooling Unscripted sharing a fun “recipe for making long lasting bubbles.”

Creating Harmony with Each Other

Biracial homeschool graduate Jennifer Vaughn reviews the first book in Kim Wayans’ children’s 2008 book series about a fourth-grade, formerly-homeschooled multiracial girl trying to fit in a new school crowd in her article Novel Homeschoolers: ‘Amy HodgePodge: All Mixed Up‘ posted at à la mode de les Muses.”

Loving Nature’s Creations

Erin presents Toddler Nature Journal posted at Nirvana Homeschooling sharing, “How to incorporate even the littlest hands in nature study through a toddler nature journal.”

Steven presents Dinosaur Trackways posted at Hudson Valley Geologist.

Annie Kate presents The Sugar Bush posted at Tea Time with Annie Kate giving a fun glimpse into the world of maple syrup.

Creating Outside the Box

Carol presents Technique with Artistic Flair posted at Everything Home with Carol sharing, “A non-boring, artistic way to memorize math facts or other information.”

Kristen presents Homeschool Organization posted at A Little Homeschool Blog sharing, “A quick and simple dry erase board craft, made from a recycled frame, to aid in homeschool organization.”

I hope you’ve enjoyed all the great articles submitted to this edition of the Homeschool Blog Carnival along with a few glimpses into the creativity that fills our days.  🙂

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Take care!

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Send Me Your Blog Posts for the Homeschool Carnival!

March 12, 2012

I’m hosting another edition of the long-running Homeschool Blog Carnival next week.  If you have a fun blog post that would be of interest to homeschooling parents, please send it to me so I can include it.  It’s a way to share with other bloggers and get some exposure for your blog.

Here are the specifics:

Submit entries to the Carnival of Homeschooling by sending an email to:  Entries are due by 6:00 PM (PST) Monday evening, March 19th. Please send the following information:

  • Title of Post
  • URL of Post
  • Name of Blog
  • URL of Blog
  • Brief summary of the post
  • (With “carnival” or “submission” in the subject field of the email.)

I hope to hear from you!  Thanks.  🙂


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Homeschool Carnival – Harvest Edition

September 20, 2011

Welcome to the Harvest Edition of The Carnival of Homeschooling.

Photo by OeilDeNuit

With summer fading and leaving behind fond memories and some regrets, we seem to really enjoy the fall season and the ‘Harvests’ of the year.  We’ve got to cram in lots of outside play time before the oncoming winter cold!

Harvesting Ideas from fellow homeschoolers

nak presents Telling the Bees by a Fighting Quaker – Plus a Book Recommendation! posted at Sage Parnassus.  A nice review on classic poetry and an old beekeepers’ tradition.

Mary presents Science Sunday – Phony Poop posted at Winecup Christian Academy, saying, “A fun hands on science project for boys!”

Chris presents How we are doing geography posted at MOB:Mothers of Boys, saying, “Learning about people and places through folk tales from around the world”

Jay3fer presents Meeting the Master: Mondrian posted at Adventures in Mama-Land, saying, “Meeting Mondrian with Meet the Masters, or just want an easy art project to introduce young kids to primary colours or modern art? This one is the VERY easiest… lots of fun, and (almost) no mess!”

Amy Broadmoore presents 10 Children’s Books About Fall posted at Delightful Children’s Books, saying, “Here are ten books to get kids excited about making apple sauce, creating autumn leaf artwork, coming up with the coolest Halloween costume ever, saving pumpkin seeds to plant next spring, and more.”

Harvesting the Fruits of our Labors

What you find after you return from a 3-week vacation 🙂

Kim Bennett presents A Child’s Garden: New Monthly Newsletter: “The Little Green Corner” posted at A Child’s Garden.

Serfronya presents Bird Unit Study: Free and Fun Ways to Learn About Birds posted at Cookie’s Domain and Ray’s Arithmetic, Math Flash Cards, and Worksheet Generators – Oh My posted at Public Domain Homeschool.

AnnieKate presents Real Life Learning: Insects and Harvests posted at Tea Time with Annie Kate.  She’s got some great pictures from the ‘school’ day spent harvesting their garden.

Harvesting Lessons from our Adventures

Ritsumei presents It’s Not What I Thought posted at Baby Steps.  She shares some interesting insights comparing learning math to learning music.

Kathi Weiss presents Learning On Vacation – Blogs – Parent Community and Forum posted at Homeschooll Online.  Read about some fun learning adventures on a train trip.

Pamela Jorrick presents The Fire Drill posted at Blah, Blah, Blog.  She shares preparedness lessons learned living close to fire country.

Angela Gray presents The Homeschool Lifestyle – Team Gray! posted at team Gray!, saying, “Time is elusive; time’s a gift. Homeschooling is a lifestyle that makes the most of it.”

Henry Cate presents A mainstay of our Family Council meetings: Who are we thankful to this week posted at Why Homeschool, saying, “Henry writes about how Janine and he are trying to teach their daughters to be more grateful.”

It’s such a good exercise to encourage positive thoughts as a habit, instead of the negative ones that are so pervasive.

Harvesting Knowledge from those More Experienced

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Maureen Sklaroff presents It’s Time to Register for the PSAT posted at Homeschool Mo.  Good info for those of you with children at grade 11 age.

Denise presents How to Conquer the Times Table, Part 2 posted at Let’s Play Math!, saying, “Many people resort to flashcards and worksheets in such situations, and computer games that flash the math facts are quite popular with parents. I recommend a different approach: We will use the world’s oldest interactive game — conversation — to explore multiplication patterns while memorizing as little as possible.”

Barbara Frank presents Waiting for “Superman” posted at Barbara Frank Online, saying, “This recent documentary makes it clear why we can’t give up control of our children’s education to the system.”

Rose presents Babysitting in the Nanny State – Learning at Home – Appeal-Democrat posted at Learning at Home.

Linda Dobson presents Seven Habits of Happy Homeschooling | PARENT AT THE HELM posted at PARENT AT THE HELM.  Some great tips to keep homeschooling vibrant and joyful.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Harvest Edition of the Homeschool Blog Carnival. Please comment or link/tweet/facebook mention this article if you enjoyed it.

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Carnival of Homeschooling – World School Edition

January 25, 2011

Welcome to the “World School” edition of carnival of homeschooling.

We’ve been cooped up in our house by the blowing snow and freezing temperatures.

Here are some fun ideas of how homeschooling lets us explore the world (even if we can’t actually bask in the sun like we’d love to. )

So, where in the world would you like to go today for school?

Close Encounters with Africa, wild animals, (and younger siblings)

photo by memoossa

TaMara presents Leaving Africa posted at The Sloan Homeschool saying, “Highlights of our final week of our Africa study”

ChristineMM presents Autodidact Moment: What’s That Bird? posted at The Thinking Mother.

Katherine presents mother’s helper posted at No Fighting, No Biting!, saying, “I’m giving the idea of hiring a young person to play with the little ones while I complete school with the older children another go. I would rather pay someone to play with them than have them watch Veggie Tales yet again so we can get math completed in peace.”

Karen presents Competition and Brotherly Love posted at Stone Age Techie saying, “It’s about a particularly challenging evening in our house, a week or so ago.”

Visiting Paris -The City of Love

Megan presents In two straight lines they broke their bread posted at Afterschooling Expat saying, “In this post, our family, Americans living in Germany, visit Paris and use Madeline books as inspiration for learning about the famous, iconic Paris sites.”

Just in time for Valentine’s Day: Serfronya presents Printable Valentine Cards for Kids: Print These and Make Them Look as Good as Store Bought Cards posted at Frugal Educator.

Take a Trip to The Moon, (and it’s Cold in Outer Space)

Annette presents Today.. THE MOON! posted at A Net in Time, saying, “A fun day learning about the moon, complete with video. :)”

And when it’s as cold as a vacuum outside, here’s a great recipe to warm the hands: Nancy presents A Very Blusterous Day Outside posted at Sage Parnassus


The Earth itself (is it spring yet??)

Carol J. Alexander presents Seed Catalog Curriculum posted at Everything Home…with Carol.

Visit the Homes of other Homeschoolers Around the World for Ideas

Kelly Elmore presents An Update on the Parenting and Education of Livy posted at Reepicheep’s Coracle, saying, “Some comments on why its hard for me to write parenting and education posts as my daughter gets older and a list of things she is currently educating herself about.”

Janice Campbell presents Homeschoolers: What’s the Least You Need to Teach? posted at Taking Time for Things That Matter, saying, “If you’re feeling overwhelmed at homeschooling your students through high school, remember that you don’t have to teach them everything they’ll ever need to know.”

Jamie Gaddy presents Are We Frustrating our Children? – Blogs – Parent Community and Forum posted at Homeschool Online, saying, “Without knowing it, parents often cause frustration for their children… let’s talk about how to avoid it!”

Elena LaVictoire presents CLEP and the College Plus Adventure posted at My Domestic Church

Into the Minds of Homeschooling Parents

In a rebuttal to Amy Chua’s position on Why Chinese Mothers are Superior, Linda Dobson presents Why Homeschooling Mothers Are Superior posted at Parent at the Helm.

Misty (me) presents Free High School Math and everything else you every wanted to learn posted at HomeschoolBytes saying “Such a great free resource donated to benefit education for everyone.”

Henry who blogs at Why Homeschool found another movie on homeschooling which is in production.  Another movie on homeschooling!

Aoide-Melete-Mneme presents TEDx Comes to Orange County This Summer! posted at à la mode de les Muses, saying, “There’s a Southern California TEDx event coming, featuring homeschool graduates. Please recommend speakers and spread the word.”

Pamela Jorrick presents Toxic and Contagious Attitudes posted at Blah, Blah, Blog.

Susan Ryan presents The Trouble with Governmental Oversight of Homeschoolers posted at Corn and Oil.

Katie Davis presents Delete the N-word from Huck Finn? posted at Brain Burps About Books, saying, “Should the N-word be taken out of Huck Finn? Dr. Alan Gribben talks about why he changed the words of the greatest American writer.”

I hope you’ve enjoyed the World School edition of the Homeschooling Carnival! Please feel free to post a link, tweet, facebook, offer suggestions, or leave a comment. I enjoy the feedback!

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The Adventure Edition of Math Teachers at Play

October 15, 2010

Mixing play with learning math is so much more effective for my kids. So, here are some great ideas on how to take the “boring” out of learning math and make it an Adventure:

A Map –

Before setting out on a math adventure, first you’ll need some idea of how to get where you’re going:

I really like Denise’s idea and think it’s a great homeschool group or co-op activity:

Denise presents Alexandria Jones and the Mathematical Carnival posted at Let’s Play Math!, saying, “Although Alex and Leon are fictional characters, their adventure this month is based on a real Math Carnival. I put an ad (much like Alex’s blurb above) into our homeschool group newsletter. Two months later, we had a fun afternoon of math games, puzzles, and “mathemagic” tricks.”

Try drawing this cute ‘Gallon Man’ as a guide next time you teach unit conversions.  Rebecca Zook presents Gallon man to the rescue! posted at Math Tutoring Online.

Supplies –

When you need resources for your adventure:

Peter Rowlett presents Web resources for a 14 year old girl struggling with maths & confidence posted at Travels in a Mathematical World, saying, “I was asked for web resources for a 14 year old girl who is struggling with fractions and generally with maths confidence. So I asked Twitter. Here are the six resources people recommended.”

Maria Miller presents Resources for multiplication tables posted at Homeschool Math Blog.

The Journey

Enjoy the day-to-day math and learning goes so much better:

John Golden presents Playing Math posted at Math Hombre, saying, “About playing in math instruction, including a physical game for multiplication and volume and a pentagonal tessellation.”

Mimi Yang presents No more p’s and q’s! posted at I Hope This Old Train Breaks Down…, saying, “A different way to present laws of deduction.”

Getting Lost

Sometimes math gets pretty confusing:

John Chase presents Do Irrational Roots Come in Pairs? (Part 1) « Random Walks posted at Random Walks, saying, “I made a series of posts about irrational roots of polynomials, addressing the misconception that irrational roots of polynomials come in pairs. Follow-up posts: Part 2 & Part 3.

John Cook presents Math Fun Facts for iPhone along with Variations on factorial! posted at The Endeavour.


And the best math treasure is the child who ‘gets it’ and enjoys math while learning:

Becky Johnston presents On Prima Donnas and Rutabagas, and Fear, where her 4-year-old son is excited about the advanced math topics in “The Number Devil”, posted at Wide Open Campus.

Or you can use math in a quest for an actual treasure – the lottery:  Guillermo P. Bautista Jr. presents Using Mathematics to Win the Lottery posted at Mathematics and Multimedia .

I hope you enjoyed these articles as much as I did.  Thank you to everyone who contributed!  Please take a moment and spread the word a bit through your favorite media:  Twitter, Facebook, or your Blog.  Thank you!


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Carnival of Homeschooling – Party Edition

March 8, 2010

Welcome to the Party Edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling

One thing we always come back to in our homeschooling house . . . is having fun together.  Sure, there are difficult days homeschooling.  But, when we look around at each other, we see the freedom to learn, live, and love together every day.  It’s really a ‘Party’ of homeschooling every day at our house, and we love it!

With all the tools, materials, LEGOS, and especially ideas around our house, something is being built every day.  Here are some ideas for having a homeschool . . .

Building Party

Barbara Frank presents Tinkering School posted at Barbara Frank. What a great idea – invite kids, bring tools and supplies, add a couple dads and a garage, and make your own tinkering school.

Christine at Our Curious Home gives a run down on a fun science project involving spinning tops while coping with the winter illnesses many of us are enduring now.

Jenny at Home is Where You Start From presents Growing borax crystals, a homeschool Science project.  She says, “We successfully grew borax crystals on pipe-cleaner “stars” in a jar.  They were beautiful and educational.  I walk you through the simple steps of completing this project.  Home school = fun school.”

Kaye Swain presents Cheap Scrapbook Supplies + Great Scrapbook Inspirational Sayings = Happy Grandkids posted at SandwichINK.  She says, “My grandkids and I have had fun combining cheap scrapbook supplies and sweet scrapbook inspirational sayings to make all sorts of fun projects.  I love it when we can combine fun, giving, and learning – making it perfect for their homeschooling programs.”

Young kids learn while they’re laughing, giggling, running, and having a homeschool . . .

Play Party

Lara DeHaven presents Having a Purim Party posted at Texas Homesteader.  She gives some great ideas for celebrating various holidays throughout the year.

Sarah presents Preschool Play posted at The Forest Room.  She explains “Various preschool work from this week with some comments on development and quotes.”  I really enjoyed her art, muffin tin, and preschool letter ideas.

DeputyHeadmistress presents I had a different schedule planned for today… posted at The Common Room, saying, “The DHM had a schedule all planned and organized, and then the boys got busy with something else.”  I loved the map ‘fun’ – kids learn so well when they’re playing.

Tom DeRosa presents See the Ultimate Number Line Game in Action [Video] posted at I Want to Teach Forever, saying, “Here’s a math idea that will get your kids up and moving!”

We all have our own beliefs and many of us are happy share to them with others.  Browse these interesting opinions, and I couldn’t resist calling it a homeschool . . .

Political Party (and Opinions on Homeschooling)

Katherine presents budget cut suggestion posted at No fighting, no biting! She says, “As states and counties cut workers, perhaps they could slash some positions that seem to exist primarily to harass homeschoolers.”

Cristina presents The Department Store World posted at Home Spun Juggling. She shares, “My thoughts on how our society separates issues and subjects into different categories and my own ideas about taking a more holistic approach. ”

Janine writes about how “homeschooling allows us to have our children work on hard things that really matter,” in her article called Life stress and homeschooling posted at Why Homeschool.

Dana presents In defense of the Pearls…some thoughts posted at Roscommon Acres.  She gives her take on the debate involving the Pearls who lean heavily towards not ‘sparing the rod’ and the controversy involving the death of a young girl in a family following that philosophy.

Rodney C. Nanney presents Homeschooling Dad Running for State Representative posted at Put Michigan Back to Work.  Both he and his wife share their thoughts and motivations for his first foray into politics.

Alasandra presents Political Asylum for Homeschooling? posted at Alasandra’s Homeschool Blog Awards, saying, “I am really tired of bigots like Libby who know nothing about homeschooling harassing, bashing and insulting homeschoolers.”

Crazy Stats People presents Press Release: Chocolate Versus Vanilla posted at Count By Homeschoolers, saying, “Are homeschoolers particular about their ice cream? Help us find out by participating in our latest survey!”

ChristineMM presents Thoughts on Homeschooled Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts posted at The Thinking Mother.  She shares her thoughts after reading an article on the topic in Scouting magazine.”

Susan Ryan presents Useful Homeschoolers posted at Corn and Oil.  She offers her own review of articles in Scouting and Yes Magazines.

We’re often stumped and looking for something new.  What you need to do is attend a homeschool . . .

Party of Ideas

Rachel Lynette presents 8 Fun things to do with Idioms posted at Minds in Bloom. She says, “I know I am preaching to the choir when I say that idioms are more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Check out these out of this world ideas – they’re the cat’s pajamas! ”

Christina S. presents Project: Popcorn! posted at Lesson Pathways Blog.  She says, “A fun post from a homeschool mom about her ‘Popcorn’ theme unit. Great ideas!”

Barbra Sundquist presents Time Management: Procrastination posted at HomeBusinessWiz.  She says, “New research shows that contrary to common belief, procrastination has very little to do with our skills to plan or manage time. The root of the avoidance is our reaction to work, sense of purpose, or self-esteem.”

Sebastion, who presents Questions about Homeschooling posted at Percival Blakeney Academy needs some help with questions for a homeschool Q&A; panel.

Mrs. White presents The Cleanest House Ever posted at The Legacy of Home.  She’s got some great ideas for your next big cleaning day . . . and how to get the kids to do it all.

Shannon Entin presents Learning Through Living posted at Mom Improvement. Check out the great living history restaurant they found.

GrrlScientist presents BirdNote Radio Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “BirdNote is a radio series about the intriguing ways of birds. BirdNote programs are two-minute vignettes that incorporate the rich sounds of birds with stories that illustrate the interesting — and in some cases, truly amazing — abilities of birds.”

NerdMom presents Book It Time!!! posted at Making Money, Keeping Money.

Kristie presents How to Save On Your Grocery Bill posted at Saving Dollars and Sense, saying, “This post offers practical tips for bring down your grocery bill.”

If you want to see some variety, compare the bookshelves and teaching methods of a few homeschoolers.  And we’re always looking for more ideas.  Make sure to check out this homeschool . . .

Curriculum Party

Tiana Krenz presents What Does “Enough” Look Like? posted at God Made, Home Grown.  She gives some advice to help box-checking parents who are trying to evaluate if they are doing enough schooling.

Kerry Jones presents Make Way for Change! posted at Parent Community and Forum.  Some great thoughts on the evolution of homeschooling in their home.

Katie presents Uses and Benefits of Audio Books posted at Katie’s Homeschool Cottage.  She says, “So many uses for audio books and so many free places to get them!”

Amy Bowen presents It’s too much!!! posted at Eclectic Homeschooling.  She shares how many things she’s able to do and enjoy with her children because she homeschools.

Catherine presents Applying Montessori principles in our home, part 1 posted at Petticoat Government.  She gives some great insights into “applying Maria Montessori’s principles to be a better teacher and mother.”

Dave Roller presents Structured and Unstructured posted at Home School Dad, saying, “I have been struggling lately with my home schooling style lately should I be structured or unstructured. Here is what I’m thinking.”

Nak presents “Ulysses S. Grant as Desdemona” or “Adventures in Speech Class” posted at Sage Parnassus.

And some days it all just doesn’t work out so well.  Here’s some advice that might help the next time you feel like having a homeschool . . .

Pity Party

Amy presents The Homeschool Schedule Blues posted at Raising Arrows.  She gives some great ideas when you feel like your curriculum just isn’t working for you.

Amy @ Hope Is the Word presents Sick Day posted at Hope Is the Word.  She says, “Observations and questions from a “sick day” in our homeschool.”

Linda Dobson presents Homeschooling: The Gift That Keeps Giving posted at PARENT AT THE HELM.  She gives us hope and a fun look into the future as she enjoys her homeschooled daughter now continuing the tradition with her own daughter.

This concludes the Party Edition of The Carnival of Homeschooling.  I hope you’ve enjoyed it.  Feel free to comment and link back to this post or other articles you liked.

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Carnival of Homeschooling is coming to HomeschoolBytes next week

March 2, 2010

I’m hosting the Carnival of Homeschooling next week, so if you blog about homeschooling, or even have a post that you think homeschoolers would find useful, please submit your article through the link below, and I will include your post:

Submit your blog post to the Carnival of Homeschooling

A blog carnival is a collection of links and descriptions to a bunch of good articles on a certain topic – in this case, homeschooling.  It’s a nice way to browse through a bunch of articles at the same time, while also getting a chance to find new blogs and meet new people.  For the blogger, its a great way to exposure and more readers for your blog.

I hope to see your articles!


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Homeschool Carnival at “As For My House”

February 2, 2010

The Homeschool Carnival this week is titled “What Matters Most” posted over at “As For My House” – I’ve been having fun browsing all the great articles this morning.

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Alasandra’s Carnival of Homeschooling

January 12, 2010

Pop over to Alasandra’s Homeschool Blog to read the latest articles in the “Dog and Cat” Edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling.  Enjoy!

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