Monday, July 16, 2012

Carnival of Homeschool: Week 342 - The Change Edition


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.

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Basic Change

Life is often changing, sometimes in unexpected ways.  Mystie reminds us in Real Life that interruptions are the point, from Simply Convivial.

Lisa provides us with a glimpse into A day in the life of Homeschool Circus.  This was their first official day of school; see how they organized (schedule) the day and what they did when a major curriculum derailment hit!  Posted at: Homeschool Circus.


Summer changes

Sometimes people think that learning stops when school is out for the summer.  In When Does Learning Stop? Chris reminds us that we learn every day and through that learning we expand our horizons. It is important to help our children experience the joy of learning in different ways so that they will be energized with the quest!  Posted at:  Home School vs. Public School.

Crafting With Kids: Summer Tie-Dye!  shows off a families a tie dye extravaganza just before Independence Day. They had fun, and the shirts were the talk of the neighborhood as they dried on hangers from the dogwood in front of the house.  Posted at:  So Crafty.

Dave shares a recent fun family outing.  They took a hike.  Posted at: Home School Dad.


Advice for Change

Michelle has 10 Money-Saving Homeschool Tips.  My family is a strong believer in her first tip.  Posted at: The Holistic Homeschooler.

After ten years of homeschooling, Kris shares lessons she has learned in 10 Homeschooling Do’s and Don’ts.  Posted at: Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.

Sheila reminds us that We are a work in progress, not perfection.  In all that we do, we should not allow our imperfections to hinder us from hospitality.  Posted at: littleprairiehomeschool.

Paula has some tips on Homeschooling While Moving.  She shares what they’ve done to prepare for a move.  Posted at: Average Housewife.


In Home Spun Vignette #20 Cristina asks answers the questions “Which is more important? A clean house or busy, curious kids?” Posted at: Home Spun Juggling.



Reasons for Change

Homeschooling is perfect for a creative child for so many reasons.  Jimmie and her daughter came up with their Top Ten Reasons to Homeschool a Creative Child.  Posted at: Jimmie’s Collage.

Jan responds to the question: So, Why Do You Homeschool Anyway???  Posted at:  Encouraging Moms Who Homeschool.

From South Africa, Nadene explains Why would a school teacher homeschool?, and what made her decide on this journey.  Posted at: Practical Pages.


How to change

Regena explains that Sensory Boxes offer a terrific, hands-on way to explore a large variety of subjects.  They are generally set up to stimulate various senses; work large and fine motor skills; and teach patterning, sequencing, counting, colors, and so forth.  Posted at: Green Apple’s Blush.

Jimmie provides step by step directions for Getting Started with Notebooking.  Posted at: Homegrown Learners.


Anticipating changes


In Using block scheduling in Homeschooling,  Jamie writes about changing up how they homeschool. Block scheduling is a new old trick to use!  Posted at: MomSchool.

And for our humble entry to the carnival, Janine writes about her Summer Reading and reflects on lessons about homeschooling she’s learned over the last thirteen years and her goals for the next year.  Posted at: Why Homeschool.

In Thinking about College and Career Choices, Annie Kate reminds us that planning for the future is not only about a career; it’s about a whole life. Traditional career planning often forgets that simple but crucial fact.  Posted at: Tea Time with Annie Kate.

In Playing Store – Learning to Budget, Karyn provides a fun and simple way to teach children about money and budgeting using play money and play food.  Posted at: Teach Beside Me.


Learning from Change

Susan shares 10 Reasons to be Excited for School her young children came up with.  Posted at: Hopping to It.


In Looking Back and Looking Ahead, Lisa reflects on their first year of implementing the Charlotte Mason methods with some thoughts from here children as well.  Posted at: Olive Plants All Around My Table.

In Nine Disadvantages of Homeschooling, Karen talks about some things that tend to be "negative" about they homeschooling experience.  Posted at: Homeschool Atheist Momma.


Things that don’t change

Faith in God is an unchanging cornerstone for many homeschoolers.

In A Humble Parlour as a School of Theology, Mrs. White reminds us that mothers of old times would spend hours reading the Bible to their children.  Posted at The Legacy of Home.

Nebby shares her thoughts on What Does the Bible Say about Educating Children.  (Part 1; Part 2) Posted at: Letters from Nebby.

Phyllis has a thoughtful post about developing habits in our children in What Will Your Children Find You Doing?  Phyllis’ children will find her reading the scriptures.  Posted at: Proclaiming God's Faithfulness.



Books will always be important to homeschoolers.


Alasandra provides us with a short Book Review of Death Run by Jack Higgns, posted at Alasandra’s Homeschool Blog.



Books are an important part of any homeschooler’s diet.  Children’s minds grew and change as they devour new thoughts and stories.  Mindy has some Great Ways to Find Affordable Books, posted at DenSchool.




For generations, little boys have been making paper airplanes.  


Dave shares videos of his son showing How to Make A Paper Airplane.  Posted at: Dave Out Loud.


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6 comments:

Alasandra, The Cats and A Dog said...

Thanks for including my post. The CoH looks great.

Hope you get this comment I am having trouble with the word verification.

Jamie @ The Unlikely Homeschool said...

Is there a particular place I can find out what the theme/topic for the next carnival will be? I looked through all of your info posts, but can't seem to find out what kind of post you are looking for.

Janine Cate said...

Usually, the host makes it up as they are putting the Carnival together, depending on the type of submissions they receive, the season, or the mood he/she is in that day.

It would be an interesting idea to have the hose pick a theme and announce it ahead of time.

educator said...

Lots of interesting links to check out. Thank you.

Henry Cate said...

educator - I'm glad you enjoyed them.

home for school said...

Seem a great family with great concern in educating child