Carnival of Homeschooling: Thanks for the Inspiration

Welcome to the March 1, 2011 edition of carnival of homeschooling.

I am happy to be hosting the Carnival of Homeschooling once again.  As a homeschooler of 8+ years, I find the Carnival as my best source of inspiration and education when it comes to homeschooling.  From new Ideas to encouragement, you fellow homeschoolers truly inspire me.  I am entitling this Carnival, Thanks for the Inspiration for that reason.  I am truly appreciative.

Here is this week's Carnival: 

Teaching and Learning:

Katherine presents storytime hits posted at No Fighting, No Biting!, saying, "Big kids enjoy (and learn from) storytime as much as preschoolers."

Elena LaVictoire presents The necessities of kindergarten posted at My Domestic Church.

nak presents Economics for Nine-Year-Olds : The Mississipi Bubble posted at Sage Parnassus.

Carol J. Alexander presents Homesteading Homeschoolers--Meet the Beachy's posted at Everything Home...with Carol.


History Pockets: Ancient Civilizations, Grades 1-3Jennifer presents Completion posted at a glimpse of our life.

Miss Nirvana presents Watch Our Bean Plant Grow Up Close posted at Nirvana Homeschooling, saying, "Fun project to get us ready for Spring. Include microscope images."

Ina presents ROMAN MOSAICS AND OUR DAY at Ina's 5 & Our Native Homeschool blog, saying  "It was an intellectual day. From the discussion of poetry (pop music), to social issues to Roman mosaics"

Miss Nirvana presents Watch Our Bean Plant Grow Up Close posted at Nirvana Homeschooling.

Brandy Ferrell presents Studying South Korea posted at Half-a-Hundred Acre Wood, saying, "Involving Daddy in homeschooling, even when he's across the world!"

Dan presents Letter From a Concerned Mother posted at Opting Out.

Mrs. White presents The Legacy of Home: Going to Meeting posted at The Legacy of Home.

Encouragement Changes Everything: Bless and Be BlessedRenae presents Thankful Monday Morning posted at Life Nurturing Education.

Barbara Frank presents Self-Control Has Long-Lasting Benefits at Barbara Frank Online, saying Recent studies show more benefits of self-control...and the best place children can develop self-control is in the home.

Nadene presents Partnered Reading ~ moments I treasure « Practical Pages posted at PracticalPages, saying, "Partnered reading - special homeschooling moments I treasure!"

e-Mom presents Mary Mohler in the Spotlight posted at C h r y s a l i s ღ, saying, "Five Quotes from Mary Mohler's article "Motherhood Matters.""

Carletta  presents Mom's Dirty Little Secret 2 Bad Kids at Successful Homeschooling Blog

Homeschooling and Money:

Homeschooling on a Shoestring: A Jam-packed GuideMoney Crashers Blog presents 7 Costs of Homeschooling - Homeschool Curriculum, Programs & Books posted at Money Crashers, saying, "Here are 7 expenses you should keep in mind if you are considering homeschooling your child."

The blogger who wrote the last post is planning to homeschool in the future.  It is only fitting that that post is followed by a veteran homeschooler with a slightly different viewpoint.

Cristina Payne presents Home Spun comic strip #585 posted at Home Spun Juggling, saying, "Comic and article where I ponder, "Can we afford to homeschool?""

Personally, It is the post homeschool years that have me quaking in my boots:  Andrea Hermitt presents Changes to the HOPE Scholarship at Notes from a Homeschooling Mom, adding... here's more on this subject: HOPE Scholarhip, Budget Cuts, and Homeschoolers.


Amber Morris presents Time Management posted at The Mommy Earth.

Robin Phillips presents Home School Astronomy and NASA: A Fresh Serving Every Day posted at Crack the Egg.

Henry Cate presents Do you live near Santa Ana, California?  At Why Homeschool

Things to Think About:

Arby presents Pinky, We're Going to Take Over the World! posted at The Homeschool Apologist.

ChristineMM presents To Ponder: Race to Nowhere Post Screening Discussion posted at The Thinking Mother, saying, "ChristineMM of The Thinking Mother shares videos of discussions after a screening of the documentary Race to Nowhere and shares her thoughts about education."

Jamie Gaddy presents TOP SECRET ISSUE...RE: Creative Writing - Blogs - Parent Community and Forum posted at Homeschool Online, saying, "Need an interesting way to get your children writing creatively? Take a peek to find my favorite idea!"

Thanks Again!

The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights--Enjoy this free Kindle Ebook on your Kindle, Iphone, or Laptop

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Renae said...

Thanks so much for putting this carnival together and including my entry.

Carol J. Alexander said...

Thanks for all the effort to put this together!

Amber said...

And thank *you* for hosting. I haven't worked up the courage to try that yet myself.

Just a minor thing... I'm sorry, this has happened once before when I've entered a carnival and it might have to do with the fact that my husband and I share an email account, but it's me, Amber, and not John, from The Mommy Earth. Not a big deal,just thought it might be a little confusing.

Thanks again and I look forward to browsing through.

Ahermitt said...

Thanks Amber, I fixed it.

jugglingpaynes said...

Thanks for putting it all together and including my post, it looks great!

Barbara Frank said...

Very nice...thank you for including my post!

Nancy Kelly said...

I truly appreciate all the work you put into organizing this carnival. It is very well organized with clear categories!

Thanks for including my post on the Mississippi Bubble, too.

Ring true,

Jennifer in OR said...

Thank you! Wonderful job hosting, and thanks for including me.

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