Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Carnival of Homeschooling #392: The "Enjoy Reinvention" Edition
This week's Carnival theme is from a submission by Julie Bogart of Brave Writer. "It's reinvention time!" discusses the reasons even experienced homeschool moms keep reinventing, improving, tweaking what we use and how we teach. Sometimes it's because the kids have changed...and sometimes it's because the teacher has!
Julie's post might be a good addition to a recent post on Alasandra's Homeschool Blog, where Alasandra responds to an online critic of homeschooling. Most homeschool parents do take their job seriously!
Homeschool Atheist Momma agrees, in "Inspired Parenting." "As a long-time homeschooler, I have run into many newbie homeschooling parents. Mostly these new parents are excited, nervous, rah-rah, relieved, lost, found, committed, enthusiastic, purposeful, determined, careful, deliberate, and intense!"
Down a Rabbit Trail answers a question she was recently asked: how on earth will unschooling children and teens possibly learn to do things that aren't "fun" if they are encouraged to "follow their interests?"
If you're finding the process (or the catalogues) overwhelming, "take some advice from another mom in the trenches" at Courageous Jane Homeschools.
And here's even more help: Let's Play Math posts about a summer math-teaching course offered through Stanford Online.
Speaking of homeschool resources, The Cork Board gives us a look at the books they're using in "Classical Conversations, Cycle 2, Week 1."
Journey and Destination offers lots of detailed poetry help (and photos of their favourite resources).
On the subject of summer celebrations, Home School vs. Public School has a post about Understanding the Bill of Rights. "There is a real reason to celebrate the 4th of July, do not let the importance get buried under all of the hot dogs!"
Den School has some suggestions for celebrating Moon Day (that's July 20th).
At Why Homeschool, Henry shares some of his excitement over his daughter's plans for the summer.
Ordo Amoris presents "The Way Things Are," a look at "how Charlotte Mason nailed nature study as the key to a truly Christian classical education."
Another CM homeschooler, Kindred Spirit Mommy, posts plans for an upcoming year of kindergarten.
And finally, Dewey's Treehouse shares a piece of Canadian art that seems to touch the spirit of homeschooling.
That's all for this week's carnival! Thanks to all who submitted posts! For those of you in the U.S., have a great Independence Day!