Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Carnival of Homeschooling: Week #28 - Ode to Summer

This week's Carnival of Homeschooling is dedicated to the sunny days of summer. Enjoy the various blogs, as well as some pictures and poetry that celebrate this popular time of year.

Camp is an important part of summer.

The Sack Family show off a picture of their son at drama camp playing the part of Robin Hood.

After observing some children at a YMCA camp, Darrell at Dow Blog muses about the pitfalls of deligating socialization to schools.

For more on deligating parenthood, Green fields and open horizons shares her internal debate about day-care and the temptation of uncomplicated, child-free mornings.

Summer is a great time to take fieldtrips.

Sandra at Home schoolers Rule shares her impressive list of their field trips. Even though Sandra lives in Mississippi, they sure get around.

How about a treasure hunt? Did you know that there are over 287,000 treasures hidden in 222 countries all over the world? Susan at Ladies in Training suggests embarking on a family homeschool adventure in your own back yard.

What would summer be like without a 4H and the country fair? Tami at Tami's Blog Tami shares with us ways she combines homeschooling with other activities.

Susan at Corn and Oil shares another example of how homeschoolers can benefit from 4H.

Summer is a good time to take a break.

Barbara at The Imperfect Homeschooler advices that homeschool moms arrange a personal break this summer to prevent burnout later on.

Remember, teens need a break too. Elena at My Domestic Church tells how their support group put on a dance this spring for teenagers that was fun for them, but true to their Christian values.

Summer is not a break from learning. Texas Ed describes how homeschoolers learn year-round and all learning gets credit, not just what happens between 9 and 3 or what is scheduled in the curriculum.

During a hectic day it is good to take a break for lunch. Sprittibee shows us her Homeschool Lunch.

For many homeschoolers, the summer is the time to plan and prepare for the upcoming school year. Here's some great ideas.

From the Asbell Family at Contentment Acres, we get a fun unit study based on the movie National Treasure.

Maureen at Trinity Prep School has a new web project to assist new and veteran homeschoolers find free resources on the web.

Carmon at Buried Treasure Books gives us a review of the Robinson Currculum.

Queen of Carrots at Introducing the World has some recommendations for studying history.

David at Working it out blogs about using local community colleges and The Center for Talented Youth to supplement home schooling.

Christine at The Thinking Mother offers encouragement that every parent with a desire to homeschool can successfully homeschool, if the parent does some specific (and not too difficult) things.

Kay-in-Maine at Bloom Where You're Planted discusses the many curriculum choices available to homeschoolers today.

The Headmistress from the Common Room, clears up some myths about Charlotte Mason Education.

Academic subjects aren't the only part of a good educational program. Summer is a great time to emphasize manners and good habits.

Linda at Higher Up and Further In has a few good habits they have developed over time that have helped their home to be a happy place of learning.

Spunky at Spunky Homeschool answer two typical questions asked of homeschoolers.

Kendra at Preschoolers and Peace shares her much requested Thirteen Rules for Gentlemen.

For many children, summer is a break from school. Even if you don't have children in public school, public school has an effect on you.

The Thomas Institute presents an interview with "radical liberty" advocate Dr. Walter Williams, on the state of the American education system and what can be done about it.

Jen at Jen's Hoarde explains the different between abusive truancy and legal homeschooling in a post about a recent court case.

For an look at homeschooling abroad, Dymphna at Gates of Vienna has a description of homeschooling conditions in Belgium.

Dana at Principled Discovery looks at America's obsession with testing and the validity of these tests.

It is good to celebrate the splendor of the season. Meredith at Sweetness and Light reminds us that summer is full of beauty.

We end the carnival with our post asking: How could we improve the Carnival of Homeschooling?

If you have enjoyed this carnival, please spread the word. Please mention the carnival on your blog, and other appropriate places. There are other bloggers out there who haven't heard of the Carnival of Homeschooling.

Go here for the archives of previous carnivals.

Next week the carnival will be held at Nerd Family.

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For those interested, the Carnival of Education will be coming out on Wednesday.

This carnival is registered at TTLB's Uber Carnival.

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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Hanley Family said...

Beautiful...I love the pictures. Only thing...I'm not blank. I'm Dana. That's ok, though. My mind is pretty blank right now, so maybe that is more accurate. : )

Henry Cate said...

Dana caught a draft version of the carnival that we accidently published.

We've cleaned it up, and there are no more blanks.

lindafay said...

As usual, a visual delight to this 'visual' learner.

Jen said...

Ooh, this turned out so nice! Thanks for all of your hard work, I'm going to read the posts now :-)

Spunky said...

Thanks for the wonderful carnival. Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful carnival. Y'all are fantastic! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

What a nice and refreshing carnival.
You did a good job. I can never get enough of viewing out of doors pics and flowers and fields.
Cathy =o)

Anonymous said...

I'm so impressed with your creativity and extensive research to make this a beautiful carnival!

Anonymous said...

What's this? The words of the semi-ancients popping through the blogosphere, like green sprouts through concrete. It is refreshing to know that, for now, there are still people with a connection to the reflections and expressions of bygone (i.e., pre-mad media) times.


(Er, but why did this remind me of "Soilent Green?")