Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Carnival of Homeschooling #194: Creatures and Critters

Carnival of Homeschooling
Welcome to the 194th Carnival of Homeschooling. Due to the number of critter-related posts we received this week, this week's Carnival is dedicated to the wonderful world of animals.
(This is Snowball, our elderly hamster.)



Some critters are counting up their winter supplies.
Mama Squirrel needs some mathematical advice in Outfoxed?, posted here at Dewey's Treehouse.

NerdMom presents MathStart! posted at Nerd Family Things .

There's a lot of chattering and chirping and tweeting going on.

Adventures in the 100 Acre Wood presents Prelude to a Blog - Review and Giveaway.

Why Homeschool let us know that longtime unschooling supporter Pat Farenga was recently on television talking about unschooling.
(Dewey makes some friends this summer)



Designated Conservative offers an eel-like view of homeschooling, in both short and long varieties. "How many homeschoolers are there anyway? We're a slippery and a private lot, so reliable nationwide numbers are difficult to obtain."

The Frugal Homeschooling Mom presents Why Do I Homeschool? Reason #18 – Just Joining the Crowd.

Corn and Oil presents A Contrast in Attitude- Public Online School and Homeschooling.

Beverly’s Homeschooling Blog (About.com) asks, "Does your family support homeschooling?"


Some of us prefer finding critters in books to finding them in the bathtub.

Although not specifically aimed at homeschoolers, September is National Literacy Month - Free Resources! at Bur Bur & Friends: Community Park offers some interesting reading-related downloads.

Classroom Jr. presents Dr. Seuss Activities and Lesson Plans.

Barbara Frank Online presents Losing Control & Liking It. "A veteran homeschool mom reviews a book she wishes had been published before her kids became teens."

I Want to Teach Forever presents A Dangerous Book for Your Classroom Library.

The Reluctant Homeschooler presents Exploring Social Injustice through Literature "After cramming my high school son full of classics, some not so interesting to read, I've changed my approach. This year he will be reading some little-known books, but they are interesting and impactful, and will take him into worlds of poverty, slavery, and social injustice that most of us are blissfully unaware of. It's a dose of hardship and real life for much of the world's population. And it's eye-opening."
(Snowball says he can almost smell that pizza)
Many homeschoolers specialize in the unusual! Amber presents Another Creepy Crawly -- Chinese Mantis, posted at The Mommy Earth.

Petticoat Government presents Two languages are better than one. "A father who's been speaking German to his homeschooling children since they were born gives a list of reasons--some quite funny if you understand German--why he wants them to be bilingual."

Momma Skyla presents Particle Motion with Preschoolers.


But there are times of quiet and reflection as well.

Special Needs Homeschooling presents The chronically tired parent.

Homeschooler Cafe' presents Teaching a Biblical Worldview. And Pajama School Blog presents God's Ways are Clearly Seen and Understood - or not?

Homeschooling in Kerrville presents 5 Things You Must Teach Your Children.

Our Curious Home presents Some Learning has been going on, but is it what I meant to teach?

Notes From A Homeschooling Mom presents Why I am not against using teachers in homeschooling.

Alasandra's Homeschool Blog discusses the recent Presidential speech to schoolchildren.

Independent Learning and Home Schooling reflects on independent learning and Grandma Moses.


This concludes our Critters and Creatures Carnival of Homeschooling. Next week's carnival will be hosted by Apollos Academy. Thanks to the Cates at Why Homeschool for keeping it all going!

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 the blog carnival index page.


All photos taken by Mr. Fixit and Ponytails. Images copyright 2009 Dewey's Treehouse.

14 comments:

Rose said...

Nicely done! The kids are snoozing and I have a cup of coffee and, for a brief moment, a silent house. Nice to have a good read to go along with.

Mark & Heather Mac said...

Wow! Lots to see from so many creative homeschool dads, moms & kids. Thanks for the inspiration folks! Have a blessed and prosperous homeschool week.

Heather Mac
The Mac Rak

The Frugal Homeschooling Mom said...

Great job! I'm looking forward to reading them. Thanks so much, to you, for posting them, and to everyone else for participating and letting us meet you!

Heather L said...

Great job! Thanks for putting in the hard work. This is a really well laid out carnival!

Amber said...

Looks great! Thanks for putting it together.

Ms. Julie's Place said...

Thanks so much for hosting. It looks wonderful!

Alasandra said...

Thanks for including my post. As soon as I get my critters feed, I am looking forward to sitting down and reading all the post you have featured.

jugglingpaynes said...

Thanks for putting this together and including my post! I look forward to clicking on a lot of your interesting links!

christinethecurious said...

witty introductions, well done, thanks!
Christine

Jacque said...

Thanks for hosting.
Love the duckies. We have hatched chicks, but not ducklings. Hopefully next year!

I didn't see the post I submitted. Just checking to make sure I can re-submit is for next week.
:)

Mama Squirrel said...

Jacque, I'm so sorry I missed your post!

The ducks aren't ours--they just came to visit one day.

christinemm said...

Thanks for hosting & including my post. Sorry I'm late but I'm blogging & tweeting the link now. Have a great night!

Rachel said...

Thanks for including me! Also, I LOVE these resources. It is a great compilation of links!

Jimmie said...

Two thumbs up! :-)

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