Carnival of Homeschooling- The Spring Fever Edition
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 Homeschool” Henry 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 Youth , Barbara 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.
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.
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!”
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.”
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.”
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!”
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.”
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.