I am happy to be posting this week’s carnival of homeschooling, but since this past week was thanksgiving weekend, alot of our regulars were off giving thanks and didn’t submit posts. But never fear, there’s still plenty to share. We’ve found a couple of new bloggers to add to our carnival, and I want to introduce you to some of my favorite homeschool vloggers, and encourage you to give that a try too.
A word-cloud is typographic artwork, generated by a computer algorythm, based upon a given text. The more times a word is in the text, the larger it appears. I created word clouds for some of the contributed posts to this week’s carnival of homeschooling. I used tagul.com to create these but there are many other free services out there. A quick glance should give you the feel, then read the article to see if it resembles the graphic.
Jana presents How To Tell Your Kids NO In A Loving Way: posted at Wisdom-Ink Magazine.
Mystie shares Switching Key Habits in the Home & Homeschool: Cultivate a Growth Mindset: When we try to make changes in our homes and in ourselves, the resistance is often rooted in an assumption that life is supposed to be easy, so we refuse to do what will seem to make life harder. via Simply Convivial
Melissa is Schooling without a schoolroom: Contributing at the Homeschool Classroom, Melissa gives tips on how she schools her tribe without a designated school space. via The Cork Board
Shelby presents 20 Blogs Explaining How to Have a Successful School Picture Day posted at GoNannies.com Blog.
Barbara explains Raising Stars: Some schools encourage kids to think of themselves as stars, but this writer disagrees. via Barbara Frank Online
Rebecca goes Back to (Un)School! As unschoolers, the question of when we “start school” doesn’t have as easy an answer as an upcoming date on the calendar. It’s a bit more complex than that…and yet for us, delightfully simple.
Saron sings a Song for Safety I share the words to a lovely little song my daughter taught me when she was 4yrs old. She learnt it in playschool as part of the programme to help protect children. It’s fun, catchy, easy to learn and I still find myself humming it. But it tells our children an important message! via Reading-Writing-Learning
I hope you enjoyed this week’s Carnival of Homeschooling. Be sure and contribute your own post for next week, and every week.
One snafoo after another held up this week’s Carnival of Homeschooling- my deepest apologies! My tech crew gets home late on Tuesdays, but I think everything is finally fixed, working and raring to go! Click to Tweet Fall is kick-off season, whether you homeschool year-round or seasonally, in a relaxed or more traditional manner. Do you have any traditions for starting the season right?
Sprittibee (a.k.a. Heather) is hosting Carnival of Homeschooling : Random Instagram Edition (plus mobile photography tips)
Welcome to the Random Instagram Edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling! If you are new to ‘blog carnivals’, please read the link at the bottom of this post to find out more. This post has many links that take you off-site to other homeschool blogs where you can read their ‘showcased’ article submission. If you would like to submit an article for a future carnival or host the carnival on your site, please see the bottom section to find out how. Each carnival writer has the option to put their compilation to a ‘theme’ if they so choose. Being a fangirl for Instagram (which you can use on almost any smart phone these days), I figured I would share some of my random photo art with you – and give you a few photo quotes and pointers in between all these great homeschool blog links!
I am so blessed to be hosting the Carnival of Homeschooling here at The NerdFamily Blog!!! For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Carnival of Homeschooling here is the deal. Once a week there is a Carnival of Homeschooling which is a collection of homeschooling posts. There isn’t a theme other than it somehow related to homeschooling. Since homeschooling is a lifestyle, that is a wide net. This is the 367th edition (I believe) anyone can submit a blog piece to it. Every week it hosted at a different blog so next week it will be held at over at Golden Grasses! You can get all the details over at Why Homeschool and I invite you to join the fun!!! The Carnival is once again full of great entries so lets jump right in!
I’m at The Homeschool Village today, writing about some ideas that might help make life easier. As homeschoolers we have a lot to do each day, here are 10 Ways to Lighten the Load and maybe make the day go a bit more smoothly! Also this week, I’m hosting the Carnival of Homeschooling. On Monday I wrote about 10 Ways to Keep Kids Active in Winter, which will hopefully help lighten the homeschool day too. Take some time to go through the links, explore and get inspired!
The Carnival of Homeschooling is hosted this week at As For My House: Reflections from the End of the Road. We can identify. Our oldest will be graduating soon and there is definately a lot of reflecting going on here.
The biggest “news” in our homeschooling life is that one chapter of it has closed. My eldest, Nick, graduated in May, and is in the process of moving out as I put this post together. There are plenty of issues surrounding that in all areas of our life, but for the Carnival, naturally, I’m going to focus on those related to homeschooling. But “the end of the road” is really a dramatic exaggeration, because my homeschooling days are far from over! I have a 2nd grader and a four year-old still “enrolled”. Having one coming out the far end does make for a natural point of reflection – a “post-mortem,” you might say. But you don’t have to wait until then to pause and take stock.
I think it is pretty comical that I am hosting the Carnival of Homeschooling this week even though I have been not posting consistently about home schooling or anything for the past few months. I signed up for this week’s spot months ago long before I started working full time and taking a class along with regular regimen of home educating. I am so busy it is easy for me to imagine looking like this . . .
Chuck Brown and I cordially welcome you to the Comics edition of the Carnival of Home Schooling. There are basically 3 things that come to mind when hearing the word comics: comic strips, comic books and stand up comics. Interspersed between this week’s Carnival entries I will give my thoughts on all 3 types of comics.
The Carnival of Homeschooling is hosted this week by MrsMamaHen.com.
Here in Alaska, the dark night skies have returned, which means we have the wonderful opportunity to witness this wonderful, awe-inspiring phenomenon.
And with the return of autumn, comes lots and lots of activities. Some of the activities involve homeschool-related things. Some are related to volunteer work, holidays, family, work, and on and on. I find that this time of year, with these added activities filling up my calendar, I will often find myself stretched too thin. I love homeschooling. I love spending time with my children like this, and it is my first priority. I find myself having a sense of “obligation” that can get me into a great deal of trouble in other areas.
The Carnival of Homeschooling is hosted this week at Corn and Oil.
“The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools.” - Henry Beston, Northern Farm Last Saturday our planet’s northern hemisphere rolled into autumn. The autumnal equinox reminded us of the later sunrises and earlier sunsets. Cool autumn evenings with a bit of frost here and there prepare us slowly for winter in the northern states. Fall is my favorite season and sometimes it seems to pass too quickly. Digging up the spiked iris plants and magnificent cannas to pack away from the bitter cold, while troweling in garlic bulbs to root and settle in preparation for a late spring harvest is a usual pattern here on our Illinois farm. Homeschoolers know how to tuck in and prepare in the comfort of home.
The carnival is hosted this week by Holy Spirit-Led Homeschooling
If you’re new to the Carnival of Homeschooling then I have a treat for you. This carnival has made its home on the web since 2006. Each addition is hosted on a different site and this week it’s our turn. This is simple. Just click-through the posts that have been submitted below for more homeschool goodness.
This week’s Carnival of Homeschooling is hosted by the Cate’s at Why Homeschool.
Our family has experienced a lot of changes this year. The first six months have been pretty packed. For example, our oldest will soon be 18 years old and will “graduated” from Cate Academy. Our youngest will begin Kindergarten at Cate Academy.
This spring we moved out of our home for three months while our house underwent a major remodel. (Even two months later I’m still reaching for the light switches where they used to be.)
I took my son on his first Fathers and Sons camp out.
My work has had some major changes (long story, don’t ask) in the first six months of 2012.
Homeschoolers are used to change. We are frequently in a state of flux. Our plans may change from moment to moment. So, sit back and enjoy the show while we look at some of the “changes” in this week’s Carnival of Homeschooling.
I always get such great input when going through the Carnival of Homeschooling – and even more so when I have the priviledge of hosting the Carnival! Read on to add some more wonderful tools to your pile!
We are approaching a milestone in our homescholing journey. Our oldest is only a few courses away from graduating high-school. How those years zipped by! We have been in college and career mode for a while now and I’m sure many carnival of homeschooling readers are in the same boat.
We stil have two younger children to shepherd through too, so all the collected wisdom below brings us one step closer to graduation day.
Our kids are heading into their college-aged years. Some of them aren’t too sure if four or more years are right for them. Here are tools to help teens and young adults chart their own direction, with or without college.
by Paul Taylor via Babysitting Jobs
Are you tired of hearing, “I’m bored, I want to do something” from the kids? Crafts are the perfect solution to occupying hours of kids’ days.
What if school subjects were ice cubes?
The use of internet devices and technology are wonderful, but can actually harm parent and child relationships if the parent neglects to set them aside to spend good, quality time together.
from Katherine via No fighting, no biting!
My kids love to read and most other homeschoolers do too. Are our kids the last ones in America still reading for fun?
I’ve organized all my reviews for homeschooling moms so they will be easy to find when you’re planning next year and have also included links to other great review sites.
On the fence about homeschooling? Here are some things to consider…
Recent research tells us this, doesn’t it? That we need time to rest and process what we have learned. But the days of typical schoolchildren are filled with hours of work with little chance to rest. As homeschoolers, we have the freedom not to go this route.
This post is about teaching your wiggly (and or ADHD) kids in the classroom or at home. It has a brief overview about the fact that movement helps most of us work at our most efficient and offers suggestions for how to allow for movement even during traditional lessons and on a daily basis as well as brief ideas about activities to review subjects that require practice (such as spelling and math facts) that incorporate movement. The blog has more articles relevant to the educator (at home) with this kind of child as well.
WARNING: this may be considered radical thinking by some! I wrote a couple of months ago thinking I would rework it and post it at some point. Since Dad is out of work again, it seems like a good time to post.
by Greg via NerdWallet | Education
A great rundown of scholarships specifically for homeschooled students. This is a great resource for parents and students alike. Enjoy
via Why Homeschool
Henry believes that part of the reason his daughters were well
received at girls camp last week is becaus they were homeschooled.
via A Fun Travel Cat
Movies and reality come together at the Smithsonian.
via National Nannies
Kids love toys of every shape and size, there’s no doubt about it. But not all children are alike and not all kids like the same things.
There is a series at a nearby state park that is running once per week for the entire summer. Last week, the first session was about fish.
Although their Dad is a professional designer, teaching art is much harder for him than creating art. What we really needed was a rescue – a professional art teacher to come in to our home and teach our boys, and please bring all the supplies!
That’s it for this weeks edition of the Carnival of homeschooling. We hope you enjoyed the posts.
Welcome to the Carnival of Homeschooling. Today is celebrated by some Christians as the Festival of All Saints. This likely began as a Christian response to the Pagan Halloween tradition (which also has been co-opted by Christians as the Festival of all Souls or more recently, Harvest parties). It’s been a time-honored but controversial strategy to counteract the popularity of pagan rituals by Christianizing them. Although it’s a stretch to weave all these posts into some kind of saintly theme, at least I’ll decorate this carnival with some righteous artwork.
Gina Clifford shares: Kid Creates Lego Stop-Motion Animation Videos for Good: A 9 year-old homeschooler creates stop-motion Lego animation movies to inspire other children to use their skills for good. His first video in the series, entitled Tolerance, encourages youth to create their own videos about fighting hate and intolerance. His goal is to build a community of youth video makers (under 18) to fight hate in the world -
Katherine Collins says "It’s open house as the homeschool career of our oldest child possibly comes to an end, I realize that we have given him an excellent foundation for sucess." via No fighting, no biting!
Chris Shaw compares Which is Right For Your Children? Home School vs Public School? via Homeschoolvspublicschool.com
That’s it for this week’s edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling. We hope you’ve enjoyed the many posts and found a few new blogs to follow. Next week will be hosted by Under the Gold Apple Tree.
I really try to post each and every edition of the carnival. I missed last week's edition by Conni at Mrs Mama Hen.
Well, the lazy days of summer are winding down, and it is time to start thinking about the fast-approaching school year.
The stores are loading up the shelves with the notebooks, pencils, and all the exciting goodies we homeschool moms love to see….and the kids often dread.
Towards the end of the school year, I will sit down and go through the next school year's materials. I'll do most of the lesson plans for the coming year, so when summer vacation comes around, Mom can be off too. But when that summer vacation starts heading into the last half, it is time to sit down with everything again and look it all over. Read more…
Cristina is hosting this week's Carnival of Homeschooling at Homespun Juggling.
Our family happens to love arts and crafts. Each person expresses their creativity in their own unique way. I find this is true of home educators as well. Whether we are homeschooling from a box curriculum, creating our own curriculum, making it up as we go along, or unschooling all the way, we all add our own individual flair to our educational choices. So break out the craft supplies, grab the scissors, glue and tape, and get ready to enjoy the activities, ideas and thoughts of this week's submissions. Read more…
The 286th Carnival of Homeschooling – Technical Difficulties is hosted this week by As For My House. Unfortunately for Tiffany, she’s had great diffculty with the technology in getting this carnival to you. Nonetheless, she has done a great job, so stop by and read some great posts.
I think my homeschool lesson for the last week or two has something to do with overcoming challenges.
I had some folks over last Saturday for a canning party (and our little Keepers at Home were earning a badge for their work). We overcame a variety of hurdles before, during, and after the event, including wrong size jars, last minute cancellations leaving odd groupings, a recipe not making as much as expected, and strawberries that went from lovely to rotten overnight (literally). Somehow, we came through it all, and had a great time.
Heaving a sigh of relief, I sat down to start working on the Carnival. Except that, oddly, I only had a few entries… Usually by Saturday, there are quite a few. What could be going on? Read more…