Carnival of Homeschooling

Greetings to one and all!!  Thanks so much for stopping by and taking part in the most fabulous blogging carnival on the internet!

Every time I host this carnival, I can’t help but think about all the hard work the Cate’s must have put in to make the carnival as widespread as it is.  What a wonderful resource is generated each and every week.  What an amazing collaboration of homeschooling minds.

And so I say …

Welcome to the April 12, 2011 edition of Carnival of Homeschooling!
Henry Cate presents One of THOSE Conversations posted at Why Homeschool saying “Janine shares a recent experience in educating the public about homeschooling.”  Oh, you’ve had them, too!  The conversation with the store clerk asking why your kids aren’t in school or with the neighbors asking why your kids are *always* outside.  Check out what happened with Janine at the local office supply store!

Danielle presents A Living Epistle posted at The Homeschool Binder.  I read this post with tears.  What a striking reminder that our children are watching our every move.

Maureen Sklaroff presents Free Geography Resources for Homeschoolers posted at Homeschool Mo.  You want online resources?  Maureen’s got online resources!!  Make sure you bookmark this one – you’ll be needing it over and over again.

Miss Nirvana presents Diffusion Experiment: Chinese Tea Eggs posted at Nirvana Homeschooling.  Not only do these eggs have a cool visual effect and really taste great, they teach an important science lesson.  I’ll definitely be using this idea when we come to this area of science for my little ones!

Denise presents Good News for a Change posted at Let’s Play Math!, saying, “Two free downloads: copywork tips from Charlotte Mason, quotations from Shakespeare, and lectures for your high school student about Lincoln, Churchill, and what makes a great leader.”

ChristineMM presents Teen Hormones Do Affect Group Learning! posted at The Thinking Mother, saying, “Christine of The Thinking Mother writes about the fact that homeschoolers are not exempt from hindered learning in groups due to puberty’s raging hormones.”  I really love this post.  Not only does she relate changing hormones to homeschoolers, but she lends much of her own personal experience to the conversation.  This is definitely a must-read if you have teens or young ones that will be teens someday!  😉

Sarah at SmallWorld presents National Poetry Month: Poetry Pictures posted at SmallWorld.  Great ideas for delving into the world of poetry with your children!

Tyra Ronan presents 40 Best Web Resources for Bible Study posted at A Blog of Biblical Proportions, saying, “You don’t have to be a Bible student, or planning for a career in the ministry, to benefit from the online Bible resources available. Anyone can find greater enjoyment and enlightenment from the holy scriptures when they look to using web resources. Whether you are looking for personal edification, or whether you are preparing a lesson for Sunday school, here are 40 of the best web resources for Bible study.”  This is a fantastic wealth of resources from online Bibles, to Bible study tools, to Bible lesson plans.

Amy Broadmoore presents 5 Children’s Books to Inspire an Indoor Gardening Project posted at Delightful Children’s Books, saying, “These picture books provide information about how plants grow as well as many ideas to inspire you and your children to start an indoor gardening project.” I love to read with my children and this blog is always ready with tons of suggestions for any topic you might want to read about.

Linda Dobson presents Resources, Resources: It’s National Frog Month! | PARENT AT THE HELM posted at PARENT AT THE HELM, saying, “Becky Rupp does it again with a long and interesting list of resources to celebrate National Frog Month!”  Chock full of resources for any kind of frog unit you might want to put together.  From books to online resources, you are totally covered with this one valuable article.

Ritsumei presents Puffins! posted at Baby Steps.  Check this one out for two neat videos on Puffins!

Shirley Ann Vels presents Praise and Worship in the Home School posted at Dawn in the Home.  What a sigh of relief!  I was just trying to sing with my kids yesterday during Bible time and either we couldn’t find the right key or didn’t know all the words or any number of distractions.  I can’t wait for Bible time tomorrow, armed with these great resources!

Julie Varner presents Child Rearing: The Missing Manual posted at Someday You’ll Write.  Have you ever considered that your children are only on loan for their Creator?  This is a wonderfully thought-provoking article!

Barbara Frank Online presents How Much Do You Spend On Homeschooling? posted at Barbara Frank Online saying “However much (or little) you spend on homeschooling, it’s probably far less than schools spend.”

Dave Roller presents Home School Registration posted at Type A Parent saying “I had written several posts about Illinois SB 136 in my blog, Home School Dad.  The issue of registration kept on being brought up again and again, so I talked about it here.”

Carleen presents Henle’s Not So Bad posted at Evaluation Station saying “Are you afraid of teaching Latin?  The BEST program is not always the most DIFFICULT.”

Misty presents How to Get your Kids to do Their School – Part 1 – The White Board posted at Homeschool Bytes, saying, “Some tips and tricks that have worked for our homeschooling family.”  Misty is committed to teaching her children to be self-starters.  She has created a system in her home that enables that quality and helps her children to get their schoolwork done each day.  I’m thinking my white board might be getting a electric tape grid pretty soon!!

Wild Iris presents The True Confessions of a Home School Mom posted at Wild Iris 4 You saying “Homeschooling a teen is about more than just academics. One mom’s journey toward a definition of success for a home school teen.”

Ina presents Create A Quiz: Endangered Species posted at Ina’s 5 & Our Native Homeschool saying “To shake things up a bit, I created a project for my kids to learn about endangered species. The project is making their own quiz game.”

Read Aloud … Dad presents The Secret How To Become A Read-Aloud Ninja posted at Read Aloud Dad, saying, “To become a Read Aloud Ninja you must believe that reading children’s books has the power to move mountains.”  I love how Read Aloud Dad breaks down the process into easy steps.

Pamela Jorrick presents Phoenix Friends posted at Blah, Blah, Blog, saying, “We’re in the middle of a tour of the south west, and learning so much every step of the way.”
Mrs. White presents The Legacy of Home: The Old Sunday Dinner posted at The Legacy of Home.  Reading this article brought back memories of having Sunday lunch over at Grandma and Grandpa’s house.  Such wonderful memories!  What are we doing today to create these great memories for our children?

That concludes this edition!  I hope you have enjoyed all the great resources and homeschooling ideas.  Make sure to stop by WhyHomeschool and thank our friends, the Cates, for creating such a reliable carnival full of great substance!

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