Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Carnival of Homeschooling - 63

With the recent switch to day light savings time, it is a good occasion to reflect on the concept of time. In this, the 63rd Carnival of Homeschooling, we will present some of the different ways homeschoolers use this valuable resource. We've also included some fun quotes on the topic of time.













History: Benjamin Franklin was very important in the founding of the United States. No Fighting, no biting! recounts their trip back in time to Colonial Williamsburg which shows how people in Benjamin Franklin’s time lived.

My Domestic Church shares her History Plan on using books, movies and maps along with history texts to make history come alive for her children

College: At Getting to Graduation Matthew Paulson tells students to plan on working while at college in Going to College Without Student Loans.

At Homeschooling Your Child Sue shows how your child can take college courses for free online, and shares some great language learning and unit-study resources.

Life: Barbara Frank helps us to make good use of our time by giving advice on how handle homeschool burnout in Burned Out and Fed Up.

Suni from the EternalLearning Academy writes about raising her son and teaching him to be obedient in Spirituality: What God wants from us.

Janine of Why Homeschool writes about a recent shocking United States court case in Homeschoolers in the news.















Emerson points out that we should make the best of our age.

Out and About: At Home Schooling Aspergers a mother gave a test to her son and it turned out to be a treasured and cherished experience as she learned How to be a Perfect Mother.

The Educational Tour Marm has some ideas on Educational Touring for God and Country.

Back at home: From Life Without School Celeste shares Lessons Learned from the Refrigerator Mom – that as homeschooling advocates, we have the opportunity to change lives and empower parents to make the best choices for their families, but we must first put our prejudices aside and really listen to what the other party is trying to say.

Leticia who blogs at cause of our joy writes that individual decision to homeschool for preschool is often difficult when your child is special needs.





Rodin

Travel:
A family left their Adventures in the 100 Acre Wood and had a Homeschool Day at their state Capital.

I am sure the children have a much improved understanding of how government works.
And from far off Africa, maybe the first ever post from Africa in the Carnival of Homeschooling, the School of St Jude has an interactive way for learning the Countries of Africa.


Reading:
Karen of By the Word of their Testimony writes about Some Read Alouds that the boys and I are enjoying.

Michele who blogs at scribbit has a nice long list of Tips for Improving Your Child's Literacy.

From Inklings with the motto "Writers read," Rachel Starr Thomson presents six tips for aspiring writers who would like to take advantage of the greatest body of creative instruction in the world in the Company of Genius.

Lessons:
At Stepping Heavenward Heather lists three of her reasons why they study Latin. Patti Miller from All Info About Homeschooling provides a unit study on the the history of St. Paddy's Day with links to lessons, activities, crafts, recipes and more!!

From Dewey’s Treehouse Mama Squirrel writes about how she was able to find a decent year's curriculum from stuff people had discarded, and what does that mean for our society in A song or a sermon.

From the School of Thought Eireann writes about a recent Homeschool science class: Owl Pellet 101 – with commentary on owl pellet dissection and information on where to find resoures for dissecting your own.
















Theophrastus


MamaArcher writes about how to use a Classical Christian Education with a large family.

From BFU Allan Wallace encourages his readers to walk away from government schools and educate themselves.

The Red Sea School in I Could Never Do That! has answers to some of the questions people raise when they claim that they could never be homeschoolers -- isn't homeschooling just for people who can't fit in anywhere else, for people who have superhuman skills, for people who can spend all day with their children and never get a break?

The Diary of 1 asks Condoleezza, What about Germany?

















Philip Dormer Stanhope

From Consent of the Governed Judy Aron offers a comprehensive list of interesting statistical studies done on homeschoolers.

Summer at Mom is Teaching writes about the difference between just learning and gaining growth from education in Thriving or Surviving?

Rebecca from an Information Age Education wonders Did you know? She writes that we are living in a time of exponential growth and massive change and has a link to an interesting presentation.

ChristineMM shares a story of what started as a simple homeschooling grammar lesson in language arts turned out to be a lesson about character instead.
















Will Rogers

At sea glass hearts is an account of taking the kids on a field trip on Friday to The Getty Museum to see the Icons from St. Catherine's Monastery, and a trip to Knott’s Berry Farm.

From Life Without School Laureen says Gracias, Dora! as Laureen finds that children learn when they are interested and when and from what we may least expect!

On the Company Porch Donna shares her thoughts about seeing her son grow up and coming to the end of homeschooling in Looking Toward the End of the Journey.

From Trivium Pursuit Laurie Bluedorn posts a review of Signs & Seasons: Understanding the Elements of Classical Astronomy.

















Mark Twain

Writing:
The Classical School Blog has some good ideas in Classical Composition Techniques for Reluctant Writers.

That Was Then from The Common Room the compares teaching her daughter letters as a young child, with how well her daughter is doing now.

The Wrap Up: Alasandra in Do Homeschool Parents Suffer From Discordance maintains that homeschooling is just another choice, not a sign of discordance.

From Let’s Play math! Denise has some good quotes on education, the seventh post in a series.

We end on a lighter note as Pass the Torch shares some limericks the children created in Burglars Beware.


Conclusion:
If you have enjoyed the carnival, tell your friends, families, neighbors. Please mention the carnival on your blog, and other appropriate places.
Go here for the archives of previous carnivals.
Next week the carnival will be held at Principled Discovery.
If you are interested in submitting a post for a future carnival, click here for information.

We'd like to thank everyone who has helped out. Thank you to all the participants in this carnival. And thanks to all those who help promote the Carnival of Homeschooling.


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11 comments:

Megan Bayliss said...

Thanks for all of this. The work that goes into it must be just enormous.
I'll work my way through it systematically.
And - only 24 sleeps until we have our home school wedding in the rainforest. Our house is a disaster zone and I sure don't feel like a perfect mother!!!!!!

Stephanie said...

Wonderful job hosting! Thanks so much!

Pass The Torch said...

Love the theme! Well done! We take time so for granted, don't we?

Love the diverse topics this week.

denise said...

As always, you have collected enough great reading to last me all week. Thanks!

Mama Squirrel said...

Looks really great! Thanks for the carnival.

Alasandra said...

I love the TIME theme. It's something I never seem to have enough of.

Suni said...

Great job! Thanks for being a host :D

Jennifer in OR said...

Thank you for your wonderful presentation, and for including me!

Jennifer, diaryof1.com

Karen Flores said...

Thank you for your patience and kindness. You did an outstanding job with this carnival. May the Lord richly bless you and your family.
Sincerely,
Karen
www.homeschoolblogger.com/testimony

Barbara Frank said...

I love the time concept and how you arranged all the posts within that framework----thank you!

unschooler said...

My first carnival...thanks for the press time! Will be back for more.

- School of Thought