Thursday, November 27, 2014

Carnival of Homeschooling, 464th Edition to this, the 464th edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling.

I have hosted the Carnival of Homeschooling here on my blog several times and it is always such a pleasure to read blog posts that homeschooling parents are willing to share with the homeschool community.

I hope you enjoy this edition particularly for the theme: Let Them Be Themselves!
Most of these blog posts in this carnival have a basic message about celebrating the children than we have in our homes, just for who they are.

I hope you visit the blog posts in this carnival,
and if you do, Please leave a comment! 
Bloggers appreciate your feedback.

If you like what you read, please promote the goodness on your blog, 
on Facebook, Google, in your homeschool group, 
other social media, and with friends!
  • Let's begin by welcoming Laurie to the Carnival ofHomeschooling this week and sharing her contribution from her blog Trivium Pursuit. Laurie and her husband Harvey are authors of some gorgeously-illustrated books written specifically for the Christian Classical Homeschooler. In her post called Please Read This Book, however, she is discussing important points that she discovered in a book entitled Your Family God's Way: Developing and Sustaining Relationships in the Home by Wayne A. Mack. Laurie's blog post explains four ingredients for communication disasters. In addition to this post that Laurie submitted to the carnival, may I also recommend a post entitled One Learns Best When He Pursues His Interests.

    Laurie and Harvey also generously offer their ebook entitled Ten things To Do Ages Ten Through Twelve for free for a limited time only. Check it out here.
  •  Another warm welcome to Andrea, another long-time homeschool mom, now dealing with her own version of the Empty Next Syndrome. At Andrea's blog entitled Notes from a Homeschooled Mom she writes about the creativity on our children in her post Let Talented Children Be Talented. I appreciate her reminder that we parents need to support the children that we have, rather than the children that we fantasize about. Also, please read her post entitled Famous Homeschoolers Have People Saying...HUH?, a post about Jaden and Will Smith's children being quoted in the media. Andrea, thanks for reminding us that these kids are, and that we need to give them a little slack.
  •  Denise author colorThe Carnival of Homeschooling welcomes Denise to the carnival this week. At her blog Let's Play Math! she offers a post that is part of a series on how to meet grade-level goals by playing with math concepts: "Don’t think of the standards as a 'to do' list, but as your guide to an adventure of exploration. The key to learning math is to see it the mathematician’s way, as a game of playing with ideas". Denise's post Roadmap to Mathematics: 2nd Grade is for you mommas with kids working at the second grade level!  
  • Sara at Sara J. Schmidt blog talks about how she and her daughter are similar and how they are different in her blog post entitled In Defense of Ron Weasley. I'm sure that Every. Single. One. Of. Us. can relate in some way.

    WHEW! What a wonderful carnival this week! My thanks to the wonderful parents who submitted blog posts and my thanks to Henry Cate and family for the Carnival of Homeschooling!

    If you would like to hostess an upcoming edition of this carnival, please contact Henry Cate at the above link. I recommend hostessing on your blog because it is so much fun to read the wide variety of homeschooling blogs out there!

    If you would like to submit your own blog post to an upcoming Carnival of Homeschooling, it's easy! Just send the following information to:
    Name of your blog:
    URL of your blog:
    Name of your post:
    URL of your post:
    Brief summary of your post:

    That's all it takes and YOU can be featured in the next carnival.

    Other blog carnivals exist if you are interested in a specific area of homeschooling. You can also send your blog posts to these carnivals:
    • Secular Homeschooler Carnival is found here.
    • Homeschool High School Carnival can be found here.
    • Charlotte Mason Homeschoolers can submit here.
    • Classical Homeschoolers can find out more here.
    • Unschoolers can go here.
    • Check out the Homeschooled Kids blog carnival here.


    1. P.S. Sorry this came out late this evening (morning); I've got sick kids. :(

    2. Thank you, Karen! I will be visiting around over the next week. :)

    3. Thanks for hosting the CoH, can't wait to read the submissions.

    4. Great collection of links! Thanks. :)


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