Homeschool Carnival – Harvest Edition

September 20, 2011

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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

Photo by svilen001

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.


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6 Comments so far

  1. annette September 27, 2011 5:41 am

    just wondering why my submission didn’t make it in….

    http://anetintime.blogspot.com/2011/09/doing-more-with-transportation.html

  2. Maureen Sklaroff September 23, 2011 1:08 am

    Thanks for hosting! Those are some ginormous zucchinis!

  3. docmisty September 22, 2011 10:06 pm

    Thanks for the BBQ idea – I know, it’s seems to be feast or famine with zucchini – I had hardly any last year. Some fungus destroyed all the leaves on the plants.

    Glad you enjoyed the pics and carnival!

    Misty

  4. Annie Kate September 22, 2011 9:08 pm

    Thanks for hosting! I love the photo of the haybales.

    Do you know the best way to enjoy those zucchinis? Slice them, brush them with olive oil, sprinkle with Montreal steak spice, and bbq. This is so scrumptious, and the seeds are the best part.

    Yum! We didn’t have very many of those this year, and I missed them.

    Annie Kate

  5. Barbara Frank September 22, 2011 3:33 pm

    Very nice…thank you for hosting!

  6. Rose September 20, 2011 8:19 pm

    Carnival looks great! Thanks for hosting.

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