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 . . .
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 . . .
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. ”
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.”
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! ”
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.”
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.”
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 . . .
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 . . .
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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