Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Carnival of Homeschool: The Seventh Anniversary - The Hope edition

Welcome to the seventh anniversary of the Carnival of Homeschooling.  This is the 366th edition!

Seven years ago we published the first edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling.  The carnival was born with a number of hopes.  We hoped to provide a forum for homeschool bloggers to get to know and support each other.  We hoped the carnival will provide our blog and other homeschooling blogs a little more visibility.  Largely I think the carnival has been successful in meeting these goals. 

I had a few additional goals.  I hoped that maybe the Carnival of Homeschooling would provide a tipping point for a few families.  That maybe the carnival would provide the encouragement needed for a few more families give homeschooling a try.  And that maybe a few discouraged families would stay with homeschooling than if the carnival had not existed.  I don’t know if the carnival was a tipping point, but I like to hope it made a difference for at least a few children.

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Hopes about homeschooling

Ten years ago I’m sure as Kat and her family started the homeschooling adventure that she had a lot of hopes.  Reflecting over the past ten years she expresses gratitude for What homeschooling has meant to us.  Posted at No Fighting, No Biting!

Young children need a lot of direction and help to stay on task and learn.  In Finding Motivation: Autonomy in [Home] School and [House] Work Mystie shares some ideas on how to help homeschooling children develop autonomy.  Posted at Simply Convivial.  (This is a part of a series on motiviation.)

In Imperfect Homeschooling and a Good College Fit ChristineMM shares how her hopes have changed over the years.  Posted at The Thinking Mother.

Christy provides a Homeschooling Weekly Round-Up Post summarizing the accomplishments her children are making.  Posted at Another step to take….

Hopes for academics

Several surveys have found that one of the main reasons parents choose to homeschool is to provide a better academic environment.  They are disappointed with how government schools are performing and hope to give their children a better education.  For the vast majority of children homeschooling does provide a better academic environment.

Jennifer shares her success in teaching science with Fire & Ice & Oil – Chanukah (Science) Miracles.  Posted at Adventures in Mama-Land.

Sabrina has some tips on how to prepare for a Well-Rounded High School transcript.   Posted at 7SistersHomeschool.com.

Hope helps us to keep trying.  When our first attempt doesn’t succeed, we’ll keep looking.  Jamie explains how Homeschool Grammar with Schoolhouse Rock worked when other methods didn’t.  Posted at MomSCHOOL.

Hopes for a love of learning

Susan has some tips on how to motivate our children to enjoy writing -  Creative Writing Projects: Let them blog.  Posted at @Home&School.

Hopes for character and wisdom

As parents we often want our children to learn to stick to a task.  Janice provides some wise counsel on How to Be a Good Quitter in your Homeschool: Part 1, posted at Taking Time for Things That Matter.

Alejandra writes about the importance of virtues, good values and habits and asks What can we do?  Posted at A Guide to Raising Great Kids.

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.

Hoped for Blessings

Phyllis’ daughter had misplaced her purse.  They hoped to find it.  Read Are you Watching for Christmas Miracles? to find out what happened.  Posted at Proclaiming God’s Faithfulness.

Hopes for help and support

It is easy to feel overwhelmed and unsure when considering homeschooling.  Review Home School Your First Grader by Beth Jones offers support and encouragement.  Posted at 3 Partners in Shopping Nana, Mommy, & Sissy Too!

Gary has recommendations for 10 Great Kindle Books Homeschoolers will love.  Posted at homeschoolbuzz.com.

In Delayed Formal Math Laurie addresses the question of “How do you differentiate between informal and formal math?  Posted at Trivium Pursuit.

Karen has advice from experienced homeschool moms to Prospective Homeschool Parents, Part 1 of 5.  Posted at Homeschool Atheist Momma.

In Resolved! Jan explores the fallacy of self-help vs. the willingness to choose a good attitude each morning. Posted at Encouraging Moms Who Homeschool.

Hopes for homeschooling ideas

Christy shares some ideas on how to have a 100th Day of School Celebration.  , posted at Eclectic Momma.

The Blurry Line Between Teacher and Student reminds us that often the student can also be a teacher, posted at Teaching Stars.

Susan summarizes a Homeschooling Roundtable recently on Bloomberg Radio.  The homeschool community was well represented by three homeschooling women.  Posted at Corn and Oil.

Hopes for good family times

Hopes for the future

Looking forward to the New Year(s) is about graduating a daughter from homeschool in May, the end of an era.  Posted at Notes from a homeschooled mom.

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Go here for the archives of previous carnivals.

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We 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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Karen said...

WOW! Best Carnival I've seen so far!

Henry Cate said...

Thank you for the kind words.

Happy New Years to all.

jugglingpaynes said...

Looks great. Happy Anniversary!