Welcome to the carnival of homeschool oddities edition. I was trying to categorize all the wonderful posts submitted to us this week when I noticed many of them defied categorization. They are truly oddities. (Am I right, many homeschoolers would consider themselves oddities?) Coincidentally, I also remembered seeing some truly odd items on amazon recently so I set off to find a few to bring to you. I bet you didn’t know what you can buy on the intertubes these days.
(Yes, the links lead to amazon affiliate pages. That’s how my script get images. I don’t seriously expect you to buy any on these.)
For too long homeschoolers have been stereotyped as all wearing denim jumpers and driving mini-vans with wood-grain side panels. Well, it’s time to change that image (at least the mini-van part). With the Badonkadonk Land Cruiser/Tank, you now can command some respect on the road.
Save the date for an upcoming Charlotte Mason homeschooling retreat!
While modern toys have become safer and less offensive, there’s something to be said for the old fashioned angry mob playset. Hours of angry fun.
Actually this list of homeschooling basics is not just for newbies. Seasoned homeschoolers can glean from many of the articles.
A curriculum review from a satisfied user.
I love that we can adjust our schedules to prevent stressing out and overwhelming the children
If you have about 3-million dollars lying around, why don’t you order yourself a ruby? What homeschool mom could resist that?
We were thrilled to have discovered this reading program! My daughter has already learned to read numerous words! I love that the program does the teaching
In this post, I highlight read-alouds we have enjoyed, as well as a related art activity. My children are 5 and 4.
Our current take on Music Appreciation
Craft for the not so crafty
: Who doesn’t have problems with squirrels Misappropriating of Seed from Your Birdfeeder?
In spite of ever rising costs and increasingly disappointing results, the government monopoly on education is hardly ever called into question. Education, defenders of the system argue, is too important to leave to the free market.
When it comes to teaching children and young adults about managing money, most schools in the United States get a failing grade. Here are some great ways to introduce your child to money no mater what their age.
Interesting point of view coming from a school website.
We beat the cold, winter weather this year by being active in our local community theatre.
I’m sure a few hard-working homeschoolers refining some Uranium Ore, we can solve the energy crisis right now. Bring it on!
Addressing the five necessary components of reading instruction.
I’ve begun a collection of homeschool giveaways on my site – it’s a linky list and I invite all of you to participate. If you’re a homeschool blogger, feel free to post a link to your current giveaway. The only rule is that your giveaway prize should appeal to homeschooling parents. That’s it! This list will be refreshed on Sundays, so if you’ve got an ongoing giveaway, be sure to come back and repost it every week.
Describes how I freed up hours in my day using principles from the book The 4-Hour Workweek.
Everyone loves a good story, my job as a homeschool mom is to reel them in. I capture the readers at my house using audio books. I list some past favorite at our house, and how I capture my emergent readers with first a good book on audio, next-the sequel in print..and then I don’t finish it.. We have some big winners at my house, mostly comedy, I list them and mention why we like them so much.
Wenger 16999 Swiss Army Knife -Inchgiant-Inch Guinness World Record Holder For The -Inchmost Multifunctional Penknife-Inch In The World.
Can’t decide what tools to take? You only need one.
ChristineMM of The Thinking Mother shares a story about involving a schooled boy in their homeschooling lifestyle while he visited for the weekend.
Homeschooling parents often start their own blogs or websites to share their stories and their day-to-day experience of teaching their children. Read about how these parents got started in their online writing, then share your own blog or site.
My homeschool co-op blogging class studies how formatting can make a blog post easier to read.
How the homeschooling community can support homeschoolers with children with special needs.
Love toast but don’t have room in your pocket or purse? You could always use inflatable toast.
If you still can’t get enough toast, well now there’s the toast wallet.
Our latest survey is on the upcoming Census. Will you homeschool graduates join in?
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