Carnival of Homeschooling- The Spring Fever Edition

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Is anyone else ready for spring? The daffodils are up, forsythia is glowing at the edges of the woods, and from my cozy spot by the woodstove, the bright sunlight offers the illusion of warmth. It’s quickly dispelled by the damp chill when I open the windows, but the boisterous bird song renews faith that spring is on its way.With spring almost here, I thought we all might enjoy a lovely floral journey for the March 31, 2009 edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling. Our writers have submitted some excellent posts, so gather ’round and enjoy the Carnival!

We’ll begin with a bit of late breaking news: Better parenting leads to more competent children hosted at “Why HomeschoolHenry Cate reports that studies confirm that loving and firm parents have more competent children. Really?

Alasandra presents A truely liberated mind would champion homeschooling posted at Alasandra’s Homeschool Blog Awards, saying, “My response to a homeschooling opponent.”

Heads up! In Mandatory Service Requirements for YouthBarbara Frank Online discusses the fact that busy homeschooling parents need to be aware of the government’s latest hope for indoctrinating children….a possible mandatory service requirement for American youth.

Dana presents What if the NC judge’s ruling against homeschooling is the best possible? posted at Principled Discovery.

Lydia presents The Weird Homeschooler: Myth or Fact? posted at Little Blue School, saying, “Weird homeschoolers. Myth or fact? A blog post to read, love, or wear as a hat and freak out your neighbors.”

Have you noticed the crippling effect of institutional schooling’s eternal “supposed to’s” on decision-making? Escape the trap! Read and comment on The “Anti-Supposed To” Manifesto at Taking Time for Things that Matter.

~Kris~ presents a guest post by Sandra Dodd on Homeschooling Styles: Unschooling posted at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.

Cristina Payne presents Home Spun comic strip #335 posted at Home Spun Juggling, saying, “Learning to fill in those bubbles…”

[email protected] presents Art Enjoyment posted at keri.

In Chalkboards, Whiteboards, Oh My, Sunflower Faith discusses the fact that having a large chalkboard or a whiteboard can be handy (although a bit expensive) for homeschoolers, and provides ways in which a homeschooling parent can make one without breaking the bank.

hall monitor presents Gatorade Award causes controversy in Kansas posted at DetentionSlip.org, saying, “Parents aren’t happy that this home-schooled athlete is better than their own kids!”

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SwitchedOnMom presents So How?s the Homeschooling Going? posted at The “More” Child.

PicktheBrain presents 5 Fascinating Video Lectures from Academic Earth posted at Universities and Colleges.

Jennifer offers some original ideas for Using Magazines in Home Education posted at Getting ahead.

Mouse presents Robert Goddard’s Rocket posted at The Science Mouse.

In How can I make homeschooling more fun? Beverly’s Homeschooling Blog, Beverly Hernandez offers readers the opportunity to respond to a new homeschooler share tips on relaxing the “typical school routine and schedule” and making homeschooling more fun and enjoyable.

Amy Cortez presents But My Kid Wants to Build Robots, a post she describes as “Abbreviated excerpts from my soon-to-be-published book [on] preparing a budding mechanical engineer at home. From The Eclectic Telegraph, a blog of humor and information for those homeschooling gifted kids!”

Lara DeHaven presents Learning with a Purpose posted at Texas Homesteader.

Elena LaVictoire presents Keeping it Real- The CLEP Test American History 1 posted at My Domestic Church, describing “our first experience with CLEP testing for my high school student.”

Helene Zemel presents Introducing The Piano Blog posted at The Piano Blog, saying, “The purpose of this blog is to provide information for both beginners and advanced students as well as piano teachers on various aspects of piano pedagogy and technique.”

Susan Gaissert suggests a practical answer to the college question in ?Maybe. It depends on what she wants to do.? posted at The Expanding Life, saying, “A post about college as an option — not a requirement.”

The Family presents Just Thursday – homeschool day posted at Once Upon a Family, saying, “In my mind this is how everyday should be, and once in a while it happens.”

Julie Moses presents I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream! posted at Ms. Julie’s Place, saying, “An art lesson and unit study based on Edvard Munch’s painting “The Scream””

Nancy Muller presents Essential Gardening Books for Kids posted at Recession Depression Therapy, saying, “Dig in and join the learning adventure. Find the right inspiration for your student to encourage math, science and life skills.”

ChristineMM presents Blending Back to LBK But It’s LWK posted at The Thinking Mother, saying, “ChristineMM of The Thinking Mother blogs a bit about how women’s lives change when they become a mother and a homeschooling mother.”

Denise presents Real-Life Story Problem posted at Let’s play math!, saying, “Just for fun!”

Kim presents Book Review: Ocean Hide and Seek posted at Wild About Nature.

Kathy presents Mathematical Reasoning Level C posted at Homeschoolbuzz.com Reviews, saying, “Read my review of Mathematical Reasoning by Critical Thinking Company.”

Dana Wilson presents A Homeschool Graduate Looks Back posted at Epi Kardia Home Education, saying, “If you are debating whether or not to homeschool high school, please consider these comments from a current college student who homeschooled through high school–and be encouraged!”

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Renae presents Keep the Memories, Get Rid of the Stuff posted at Life Nurturing Education.

Natalie Wickham presents Standing on Shoulders posted at Pajama School Blog, saying, “If homeschool moms realized the extent of what they are providing for their children, perhaps they wouldn’t beat themselves up for being the failure that so many of them suppose.”

Cindy West presents Easter is Just Around the Corner posted at Our Journey Westward, saying, “Hoping this helps someone as they plan for Easter!”

Mary Nix presents Better Late Than Early posted at The Informed Parent.

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That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of carnival of homeschooling using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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8 Responses

  1. The carnival looks so full of good things to read! Thanks for having me.

  2. Julie Moses says:

    Thanks so much for including me. This will take several cups of good coffee to wade through all these amazing looking posts!

  3. Lara DeHaven says:

    You have done such a great job putting together the Spring Fever edition. Thank you so much for including my article. I can’t wait to start reading!

  4. Alasandra says:

    Thanks for including my post. I loved all the lovely pictures Spring Fever is a great theme.

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