This Week’s Carnival of Homeschooling

Welcome to the Carnival of Homeschooling! I have the pleasure of hosting this week of many wonderful entries. I am going make a feeble attempt at a theme (for the first time) that is inspired by our new house. There are a lot of entries so let us jump right in!

First things first, come on in and get a cup of coffee and a snack. Go ahead and sit down at the kitchen table and let’s have a chat. Squiah in, I think we will all fit. Consent of the Governed asks a great question for the group in Hey Homeschoolers – What Does Success Mean To You? At Home, On Fire has a great post about her realization that home needs to come first, and everything that doesn’t fit has to be re-evaluated, especially with regard to homeschooling in train a “child” in the way he should go …. Grizzly Mama starts to growl at what she finds when carefully reviewing a newspaper article on unschooling in Unschooling. Fuel has made A Shocking Realization in regards to her kids. The Imperfect Schooler talks about how today’s young people have a goal of becoming famous, and schools are subtly encouraging this idea in Raising Stars. Marjorie at Life Without School as How Much is Too Much? in regards to kids and their input on their own education. Dana at Principled Discovery has a great entry this week with If you want your child socialized…a public school satire. Mother Crone’s Homeschool offers us Thoughts of Love. It is a sweet story of a conversation between this mother and her homeschooled tween. Alasandra’s post Chinese New Year has resources for celebrating the Chinese New Year and is about how she is feeling overbooked. Phil for Humanity has a discussed having motivation for college before entering in Motivation for College. Nose in a Book tell us all “I went to a great support group meeting last night“. Gina at Home Where They Belong tells about a Teacher Arrested After 4th Graders Witness….

While we are near the kitchen, let us stop at the island where we do all our messy projects. No Fighting, No Biting! talks about Science: the subject with the most prep and cleanup. The Scratching Post has a great project for us: DIY Wind Vane. Henry at Why Homeschool writes about how eating and education have some similar issues in Eating and Education.

Of course we are going to have a nice sit at the homeschool work table. The Learning Umbrella has a great post on Making Up Math Games. It’s a post about how games can be a fun way to learn basic math facts, and describing four games they have created for their preschooler. The Deputy Headmistress at the Common Room has an interesting article on The Slow Reading Movement. Pass the Torch has a cute Spelling Test post. More4Kids has a great piece on Fine Arts For Homeschooled Children. I can say that this is an area that I need all the help I can get! Life is Not a Cereal has a great learning piece in Hand-spun Holidays: Valentine’s Day. The Thinking Mother is Answering a Question About My Experience With Natural Speller curriculum. Let’s Play Math presents Story Problem Challenge Revisited about how writing their own story problems can help students build understanding. And besides, it’s lots of fun!

Let’s make a quick stop at the mailbox. Guilt-Free Homeschooling is answering questions From the Mailbox: Read-Aloud Disruptions.

Now we stop at one of our favorite spots, the computer nook. Information Age Education discusses a new skill for the new millenium: Teach your children about creating and maintaining a positive On-line Profile and presence. Stop the Ride! has great information in Thirteen Free Educational Web Sites Kids Love.

Here we are at the prayer closet. A Child’s Geography offers us a look at faith through compassion and what to teach in The Only Religion. Teaching Diligently has a piece on a way to teach kids about God in Scripture Memorization, Learning WHO God is.

Now is it time for a break on the couch, near the bookshelves and the TV. HomeSchool Buzz shares a picture book for art appreciation with Katie and the Sunflowers. HSB Company Porch takes a break and talks about a great TV show in My tip for the day: Drive thru!!

Next we go to the backyard and beyond. All Info About Home Schooling has a great piece on The Great Backyard Bird Count! New Covenant talks about a trip to the Griffith Observatory in Abstract Solar.

That wraps up this week’s carnival. I want to thank you all for coming. Now go link, read and comment on our great entries. If you have an article you would like to submit for next week carnival go here for all the instructions how. Next week our carnival will be hosted by Homeschool Hacks.

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