Carnival of Homeschooling is Ready!!

Thank you all so much for coming over to check out all the awesome wisdom being shared by fellow homeschooling families!

Thank you to those of you who participated by sending in articles! You help keep this wonderful resource running.

I noticed the number of article submissions are way down from the last time I hosted – let’s all share this carnival with friends, through Facebook and other social media outlets, our blogs, etc. This is such a great way for all of us to gain some insight through what other families have experienced – let’s help it grow bigger than ever before!!

On that note, here is this week’s edition of The Carnival of Homeschooling!!

Henry and Janine Cate (the creators of this Carnival many moons ago! Thank you, Cates!!) present “Where We Are After 14 Years of Homeschooling” from “Why Homeschool.” This was a hugely inspiring post. Not because they laid out a whole bunch of steps or talk about a specific strategy – but because they gave us a snapshot of their real-life struggles and that, in the end, everything will be okay.

Jamie Gaddy presents “What Are Your Kids Missing?” from “momSCHOOL.” Your homeschoolers might be missing something … but is definitely isn’t what you think! A great reminder of why some of us are choosing this homeschooling journey, even after the worst of days.

Monique presents “How To Start A Garden With Your Kids” from “Living Life and Learning.” She says, “Learn about science and biology outdoors by starting your own garden with your kids.”

Robin Sampson presents “Homeschooling with Movies & TV” from “Homeschool Blog“. A very comprehensive list of many resources you can use to supplement your homeschooling curriculum with movies and TV in many ways!

Susan Kilbride presents “Lessons and Activities” from “FUNTastic Unit Studies.” She says, “To celebrate the publication of her new book, The Salem Adventure, author Susan Kilbride has asked Amazon to give away free Kindle versions of her historical chapter book, “The King Philip’s War Adventure” on July 15, 16, and 17th.  For those of you not familiar with the series, here is a brief description of the book: “Finn & Ginny’s parents are lost back in time, and the two young twins have decided to take a second trip back to early America to find them. In The Pilgrim Adventure they had found themselves living on the Mayflower, but this time they get caught up in the horrors of King Philip’s War. The King Philip’s War Adventure is the second book in the Our America series.”

Amber Myrick presents “Why I choose to homeschool” from “The Work at Home Mom“. She says, “I wrote this blog to encourage other homeschooling parents. Many times I am questioned about my decision to homeschool and this blog post explores my family’s homeschooling plan and outlines my responses to common questions from people opposed to the homeschooling process.”

Mindy Hoffman presents “Ice Cream Sandwich Day CLIP” from “DenSchool“. She says, “Fun, free resources to help you celebrate a delicious holiday like Ice Cream Sandwich Day!” This is definitely the *yummiest* article submitted!

Ann Rinkenberger presents “Masking Tape Painting” and “Bringing Literature Alive: The Moorchild” from “Harvest Moon By Hand“. For painting, she says, “Recently I came across a pin on Pinterest that led to Marie Teorien’s blog that had a tutorial for tape painting. With the 4-H county fair coming up in July, thought it would be fun for my daughter to try to do a masking tape painting for one of her art projects.” For the literature article, she says, “During the summer, we are hosting a book club that meets once per month. Although there are some questions that we will be discussing at each meeting, the main focus is on bringing the book alive by doing a variety of different activities that tie into the book.”

Annie Kate presents “Pinterest for Homeschoolers” from “Annie Kate’s Homeschool Reviews“. She says, “I’ve just recently discovered Pinterest and it’s a natural for finding and sharing homeschool curricula, reviews, art ideas, science projects, and so much more.”

Jennifer presents “How To Keep Your God-Given Desires Alive” from “HomeGrownMommy.” I hope you will be encouraged by this article where I discuss the desires of your heart in this homeschooling journey.

I am quite sure you have enjoyed this week’s Carnival and I am so excited to have been able to host it for you! If you gained nothing else from this carnival, please take this into the next week with you – You Are Not Alone!!! There are many many homeschooling families taking this journey along side you. If you have a question, ask. If you are stressed or worried, share it and get some support from the rest of us! We are happy to help!!

Next week’s carnival is hosted by No Fighting, No Biting – please submit your articles before Monday at 6pm and make sure to tell lots of friends about it!!

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