Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Carnival of Homeschooling #304: Rollerskating in a Buffalo Herd Edition


In honour of singer/songwriter Roger Miller, who died nineteen years ago today...

And in celebration of some really unusual homeschool activities...or maybe they're just the usual, for homeschoolers...

We welcome you to the 304th Carnival of Homeschooling.

Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
But you can be happy if you've a mind to

What do homeschoolers do all day?


The Tiger Chronicle presents Bubble Science.  Have you ever made antibubbles?

 The Homeschool Co-op presents Bridging Art & Science: Watercolour Wednesdays.  "Inspired by the Waldorf concept that watercolours paints are wonderful for experimenting with colour mixing, and beautiful because kids can see the light through the colours they are using, we thought we’d give them a try."

Ya can't take a shower in a parakeet cage
Ya can't take a shower in a parakeet cage
Ya can't take a shower in a parakeet cage
But you can be happy if you've a mind to

All ya gotta do is put your mind to it
Knuckle down, buckle down, do it, do it, do it

Homeschool Happymess: A Naturally Inspiring Approach to Education presents Writing Assignment: Seeing Myself Through the Eyes of Another. "This week Quantum is completing an assignment in which he has to describe himself (in the third person) through the eyes of a grandparent."

The Misadventures of My Homeschooling Clan presents Apple Hill.  "Our family took a field trip to Apple Hill (a collection of apple growers and pumpkin patches and craft fairs in the foothills of Northern California)."
Nirvana Homeschooling presents Elephant study using Elephants Can Paint Too!  "Little BBQ chose the book Elephants can Paint Too! by Katya Arnold at the library. I decided to turn this short and easy nonfiction book into a small unit study for him."

Well, ya can't go a-swimmin' in a baseball pool
Ya can't go swimmin' in a baseball pool
Ya can't go swimmin' in a baseball pool
But you can be happy if you've a mind to

Ya can't change film with a kid on your back
Ya can't change film with a kid on your back
Ya can't change film with a kid on your back
But you can be happy if you've a mind to

Sage Parnassus shares a poem and other autumn links in Walnuts Plumping.

Read Aloud Dad presents Phenomenal Picture Books: The Little House. "A lovely, inspiring book that will gently remind us about the greater scheme of things, every time we read it."

CTK Insights presents 2×1 rectangle to a square by Socrates .  "Which of the two methods by Japanese masters to dissect a 2x1 rectangle into a square would have been chosen 2000 years earlier by Socrates?"

Ya can't drive around with a tiger in your car
Ya can't drive around with a tiger in your car
Ya can't drive around with a tiger in your car
But you can be happy if you've a mind to

All ya gotta do is put your mind to it
Knuckle down, buckle down do it, do it, do it

What do homeschoolers worry about?

No fighting, no biting! presents "Am I doing a good job?"  "As we contemplate sending some of our children to public and Catholic school, I wonder if homeschooling has prepared my children well."

Barbara Frank at Thriving in the 21st Century presents "Don't Let Your Kids Grow Up to Be Debt Slaves." "Parents insistent on college for their homeschooled grads may be setting them up for a life of debt slavery."

Surviving Motherhood presents How to Protect Your Kids from Financial Stress.

Parenting Squad presents Dealing with F Bombs and Other Foul Language from Mommy and Child.

Everything Home with Carol presents My Husband Won't Help with Homeschooling.

Well, ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
But you can be happy if you've a mind to


Hoof in mouth disease:

Alasandra's Homeschool Blog presents Josiah Cantrall American Non Thinker.  "Public Schools do not prevent parents from sending their children to private schools or from homeschooling them. And in many states homeschool restrictions are very lax and do not provide any undue hardship on parents wishing to homeschool. Without public schools many children would not receive even a basic education as their families would not have the resources to provide an education for them. To the detriment of not only the children, but the communities in which they live."

Ya can't go fishin' in a watermelon patch
Ya can't go fishin' in a watermelon patch
Ya can't go fishin' in a watermelon patch
But you can be happy if you've a mind to


Want to meet even more homeschool bloggers?
Tea Time with Annie Kate presents Homeschool Professional Development with Blog Carnivals.  "For a quick online professional development break, I like to visit homeschool and educational carnivals.  They are a great opportunity to learn, meet inspiring people, and network, either by commenting or by submitting blog posts."

At the tail end:
Dewey's Treehouse presents Let's Get More Than Wet (good quotes for homeschoolers).

The Retread Parent presents My Mother, the Homeschooler: Something She Did Right.  "My mother doesn't realize that I learned to homeschool at her knee. She wouldn't call it homeschooling. She wouldn't even call it child development. But her activities to keep 6 kids occupied and actually learning something were quite good for the time. Some could be applied today."
The Queen of Carrots presents Real ideas for random homeschoolers, posted at Introducing the World.  "Truly random people don't need organizing advice from organized people--they need their own approach. Here's some ideas that have really helped me in homeschooling, and I'm about as random as they come."
And that's the end of our carnival.  If you participated this week, have a look to make sure I linked up properly and got everything the way you wanted it--and please link back!  As always, you can submit entries here or here.  Many thanks to the Cates for continuing the Carnival of Homeschooling.
Lyrics to "You Can't Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd" by Roger Miller, from The Return of Roger Miller, 1965, Smash Records

6 comments:

Home School Dad said...

A good carnival except at the end I thought you had a link for free buffalo chip art. I guess it's time for the old eye exam

Shirley said...

I am so excited to be included! The Carnival looks great!

Alasandra said...

Thanks for including my post.

Jennifer said...

Thank you for hosting this and including me. I like the way you pulled it all together. :)

Barbara Frank said...

Clever theme! Thanks for hosting and for including my article.

Tiger's Mum said...

Thanks for hosting and for including my blog post. I like how you've pulled it all together so cohesively.

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