Carnival of Homeschooling

Texas Turtle coffee anyone?

Welcome to the Carnival of Homechooling! Won’t you come on in, get a cup of coffee and make yourself comfortable? We have quite a few great entry’s this week so lets jump right in!

No matter what your education style is we all agree that life happens. One of the blessings of homeschooling is that homeschooling can work with the chaos of life! We have some great entries that specifically look at life and the flexibility of homeschooling!!!

Holy Spirit Led Homeschooling as a great piece on why they have The Year Round Homeschool and flexibility is a key point!

Why Homeschool talks about the chaos of moving back into their house and homeschool in Life Goes On.

Everything Home with Carol has a great piece on teaching with flexibility in Math on His Turf.

Life is complicated as homeschooling parents! Getting started is its own craziness! Den School talks about their First Major Homeschooling Mistake, I don’t see any problems ;) .

A Little Homeschool Blog talks about the necessary evil of Multitasking and the Homeschool Mom. I don’t know if I am good at homeschooling but heaven knows that I do a lot of it!

With all the craziness life it is nice to read articles from Barbara Frank about Keys to a Successful Homeschool Convention Experience (part 3) do we can be quipped to handle this all just a little better!

I really think a great way to manage the chaos is found in Parent at the Helm in R*E*S*P*E*C*T: Find Out What it Means to Your Kid. It really can calm everything  to feed our kids well too! Mel’s Mouthful on Mothering looks at 32 Snacks for Energy to feed your kids!

Then we get to the nuts and bolts of homeschooling! Starting with Close Shave and their Learn English Comedy Podcast. Our Curious Home has a great and beautiful piece on their field trip to The New England Aquarium last Thursday. No Fighting No Biting has a great peace on 4 Children Reading Under the Covers on getting kids to not just read but loving it!

Homeschool vs Public School talks about Combining History, Geography, & Economics in Your Homeschool.

Practical Pages has a great piece on Hands-On Knots! Great piece for even older kids. Then over on Free Homeschool Deals has a wonderful Free Printable Set for Little Mommy: Caring for Babies. My 4 year old will love this!!!

The last article to close out this week’s carnival is with a wonderful article that reminds me of what I am striving for! Homeschooling Atheist Mom has a piece by her daughter about how Homeschoolers are Weird (and frankly, I am glad!).

That wraps up this week’s carnival! I want to thank everyone for these awesome articles!!! I encourage you to go and read them and then make sure to comment! Bloggers live on comments;).

Why don’t you join in the fun? Submit you article for next week’s Carnival of Homeschooling!

Have a great week of homeschooling! And remember, it is a marathon not sprint!

7 Comments on “Carnival of Homeschooling”

  • Barbara Frank May 8th, 2012 6:40 pm

    Thanks so much for hosting and for including my post :)

  • Karen Loe May 8th, 2012 9:22 pm

    Thank you so much for including my blog post in this week’s carnival!
    What a wonderful group of blogs to read!
    …getting a cup of tea…

    *grin*

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  • Jessica May 10th, 2012 2:44 am

    Thank you for sharing this blog. Times are indeed changing and new methodologies of teaching have been introduced, such as homeschooling, online tutoring etc., facilitating the students in many ways. Such novel ways of teaching will surely make students forget the crowded classrooms, as the student- teacher ratio is one to one.

  • Ashley May 13th, 2012 10:25 am

    Awesome article. I am most definitely going to check these sites out! :-)

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  • Beverly June 2nd, 2012 9:01 pm

    My sister-in-law is a puiblc school teacher. She spends more of her time working on the documentation required for the state and federal government rather than direct instruction for any given student. It’s really appalling.The thing that irks me is the NEA cry about holding home schooling parents to a “higher standard.” To whom are we accountable? I think that the NEA has forgotten that THEY are accountable to US (i.e. parents), and not the other way around.I home educated my youngest through junior high. I knew exactly what she was learning and how she was progressing. I knew the qualifications of her instructors. I didn’t need standardized testing (although we did use it) or certification to be assured that her teacher was doing what she was supposed to do and was able to teach the subjects.

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