Monday, December 07, 2015

The last Carnival of Homeschooling

Almost ten years ago we kicked off the first edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling.  This carnival will be the last edition, the 479th edition.

It is been a good run.  I am very grateful for all the homeschool bloggers, and others, who have contributed a lot of time and effort to making the carnival a success.  The first couple years were glory years.  We had dozens of submissions in a typical edition of the carnival, and sometimes a carnival would get over a thousand hits.

Recently a typical carnival gets a couple entries and a couple dozen hits.  It is time to bring the carnival to a close.

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From Australia, Carol has two entries.  In Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room - ideas for Advent when life is busy...  she shares some ideas on how to slow down and remember to make room for our Savior.  She finds that music works well.  One of the things which drew Janine and I to homeschooling initially was the chance to spend more time with our daughters teaching them about the gospel.  She reviews Highschool Biology with Living Books: Mr Tompkins Inside Himself... and shares the high lights of the ten chapters.  These posts are from her blog journey-and-destination

From Missouri, Christine also has two entries.  In Holiday Gifts for the Homeschool Teacher! she has suggestions of the kinds of gifts children can do which really help. With Do Homeschooled Children Have to Learn Anything? she reports on a current court case about homeschooling.

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If you have enjoyed this carnival, please spread the word.

Go here for the archives of previous carnivals.

We thank everyone who has helped out. And thanks to all those who help promote the Carnival of Homeschooling.

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Carol said...

Thanks for hosting the carnival one more time. All the best for the coming new year & have a great Christmas.

Happy Elf Mom (Christine) said...

All the best in your next ventures! :)

Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

Thanks for starting the CoH and hosting it all these years. I have fond memories of it's glory days.

David St Lawrence said...

Thank you for hosting the carnival on your blog.

As an old blogger, I found that Facebook was a better vehicle to get a message out and my 10 year old blog is there mostly as an archive which gets about 30 hits a day because of the content which shows up on Google searches.

If you are still interested in forwarding the cause of home schooling with much less effort than maintaining a blog, I suggest you set up an open discussion group on Facebook. You can even use the same name to attract your regulars back.

David St Lawrence