Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Carnival of Homeschooling -Seasons Edition

Our family recently watched the 1900's House. A 1990's family is transported back to the 1900's, required to use 1900 equipment, clothing, etc. You know the schtick, the producers try to re-create a time period, transplant a modern day family in to it and watch the ensuing culture clash. My younger kids were mesmerized by the discussion, work load, and clothing. We're a fairly history oriented family and often talk about times and seasons. We currently live in an areas where the seasons are clearly defined by temperature,  vegetation and activity. This wasn't always the case; Southern California and New Mexico clearly didn't have the low temps, the snow, the ice, the blowing wind (o.k. they both had their fair share of wind). Sometimes seasons are more clearly recognizable than at other times. A second semester often heralds a new homeschooling season- what's new and what's the same at your house?
Learning takes place even on Christmas Vacation!

Henry's daughter writes about her many learning activities while on Christmas "vacation." at Why Homeschool.

Christmas is over and it's time to start the New Year and a New Season!

Barbara shares some fun and challenging Your New Year's Resolutions (Just Thought I'd Help!) at Barbara Frank

Tawnee writes about 52 Homeschool Tips for Every Homeschooler - #1 Start the Year Out Right!! at Adventures in Homeschooling

Monique shares some ideas to get over the January blues in your homeschool at Living Life and Learning

Are Homeshcooled Kids Genius’s? Jennifer doesn’t think so, but the parent’s prove pretty terrific!

Every season could use a good Field Trip or two!
Meg, author of Adventures with Jude shares how Jude's little brother Damien often sits with them while Jude does his schoolwork, but Damien is now an official homeschooler. Damien's First Day of School

 Leah shares about their latest sweet and satisfying Field Trip at As We Walk Along the Road

Natalie at Fill Your Bookshelf describes their trip to the North East Conservation Park for their latest gathering of Outdoor Adventure Group, and an attempt to provide an opportunity for learning from Nature.
 Most of us are constantly looking at educational helps, ideas and resources regardless of the Season!

 Karyn at Teach Beside Me shares lots of great hands on activities at Playing With Words.

 Mindy at DenSchool shares free resources to help plan fun,educational activities to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

 Nadene shares their 2013 famous artist and art timeline at Practical Pages. Some links to good art study posts are included.

 Susan looks at Delight Directed Middle School Science? at Homeschooling Hearts and Minds. This is the main post of the 2nd edition of the 2013 Virtual Curriculum Fair for homeschoolers. This week's topic is: Discovering Patterns: Mathematics, Logic, and Science

Learning for Mastery: Some Practical Issues at Tea Time with Annie Kate.

 Gary shares How to Become an Uncshooler at Homeschool Buzz and includes a great list of books to peruse if you are interested in unschooling!

Of course, NO discussion about homeschooling would be complete without mentioning books!

The Homeschool Buzz looks at Books for dealing with learning challenges that might be particularly helpful to homeschoolers

 Mystie shares a book review at Book Review: Uncovering the Logic of English by Denise Eide that looks at Phonics and spelling instruction for intuitive and logical thinkers and teachers

And lastly, Phylliss and Mara offer some spiritual insight.
Phyllis talks about Keeping Your Vents Open at and Mara encourages us to Meditate Day and Night      

What's next?
The Cates have kept the Carnival of Homeschooling going through many seasons! Stop by their blog and say, "Hi!" And don't forget to join next week's Carnival, hosted by Alessandra's Blog.
Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you the best homeschooling season ever!


Karyn Tripp said...

Great job on this carnival! Thanks for sharing my post!

Patience said...

Great Carnival! Love the theme.