Carnival of Homeschooling: Reaping What You Sow

Carnival of Homeschooling October 2013

Welcome to The Homeschool Post’s edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling: Reaping What You Sow.

It is October! Time for harvesting the fields before winter sets.

As homeschoolers, our ‘harvest’ has yet to come. Our children are still growing and learning. We still have storms that threaten to do damage to our hard labors. We wanted to take this month to offer encouragement to our readers. The time you spend sowing now, will bring in a great harvest.

Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

Changes

Sometimes changes need to take place in our homeschool. Michele shares a personal look at one homeschool mom coming to grip with that reality in her post “Coming to Grips with My Homeschool Reality” on her blog “The Holistic Homeschooler”.

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Stephanie said “I never planned on homeschooling. I always just thought my kids would be like me and go to a Catholic school. My oldest child, however, was very special. A heart of gold but always seeing the world his way. It didn’t take long for us to start hearing about problems from the teachers because he wasn’t conforming to the standard. Let me share with you the reason why I homeschooled him and why I am so glad I did!” She shares her reasons in “10 Reasons to Homeschool an ADHD Child” on her blog Harrington Harmonies.

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Jes is new to blogging, but sharing her heart beautifully in her post “It’s My Job“. She shares why she brought her daughters home.

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Healthy

Julie Bogart {one of our Awards Sponsors!} is sharing how to treat our children with the love and sympathy they deserve. It’s possible to bring clarity and support to another with kindness. No sternness required, no assumption of nefarious motives. Her post “What healthy looks like” can be found on her blog “A Brave Writer’s Life in Brief.

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Homeschooling in Buffalo contributor, Liz, shares her experience of mom being proven wrong in “When Defiance Turns Into An Experiment“. This extended experiment ending with an unexpected result.

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Jennifer wants to help you incorporate nutrition education into your typical homeschool day. Her post “Nutrition is A Worthy Elective” can be found on the Time4Learning Community Blog.

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Great Peace Academy’s Renée, is participating in the iHomeschool Network Autumn Hopscotch with her 10 Days of Meal Planning. Her post, “How I Stock Up with Canning“, is perfect for this time of year. Canning doesn’t have to be overwhelming or complicated.

Support

Lori, from LoriCamper.com, gives many reasons why she finds homeschool support groups important in her post “Homeschool Support Groups: Do You Need One?

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Henry Cate {the coordinator behind these carnivals!}, has been sharing the many reasons to homeschool periodically on his blog “Why Homeschool”. Today he shares his new reason “It is easier to see the doctor“.

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Preschooler reading book by cowsdontmoo, on Pix-O-Sphere

Shannon shared with us a post about A Season at Home. Sometimes you just have to let go of the groups and activities and hang out close to home.

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From Stephanie: “One of the biggest challenges I have faced in my 12 years of homeschooling experience has been learning to be flexible and enjoy homeschooling even when it doesn’t go my way. As a young mother I had big ideas about how homeschooling should be. But life taught me, and still is, how to accept and even appreciate the things I can’t control. I am really working on applying these strategies when things get crazy and knowing what to do on bad homeschool days.” She is sharing her post “What to do on bad homeschool days“.

Lessons

Government is a hot button topic these days, and Chris wants to help make sure our children understand the Bill of Rights. His said ” It is surprising to me how many adults do not know what the Bill of Rights contains. How it should guide our government. Why our forefathers put these protections in place for us. As homeschooling parents I feel that a study of these amendments will better educate our children on the power that we as citizens hold and how to best protect that power from abuse.” The first post in his series on the Bill of Rights can be found on his blog HomeSchoolVSPublicSchool.

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Robin, from Heart of Wisdom and one of our Team members, shares her post Apple Orchard Field Trip. It’s full of great links and ideas for your own Apple Unit Study.7615 by tww, on Pix-O-Sphere

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Family

SisterLisa, from our Team, shares how to use the principle of “reaping and sowing” in bestowing blessings on our families in her post “The Practice of Blessing“.

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Lisa B. shares her attempt to be the mom she always wanted to be on her post about finally saying “yes”. Her realization that over time she had gone from the mom she always wanted to be to the mom who does it the way people say you’re supposed to do it and it was making her family miserable.

 

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Carnival Of Homeschooling May Mashup

Carnival of Homeschooling May Mashup

Welcome to The Homeschool Post’s edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling! Since this carnival is full of a variety of topics we’ve decided to call it the “May Mashup”.

 

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Let’s get the party started with Mindy from DenSchool. She is sharing creative ways to welcome the start of summer – including summer bucket list cards, resources, and worksheets.

Sara shares her post “Homeschooling in a Crisis” from her blog Embracing Destiny.

Lisa offers up her opinions regarding education in her post Allow the Tortoise to Teach the Hare at her blog The HomeSpun Life.

Tiffany Holley presents Moment of Insight posted at As For My House.

Barbara Frank asks the question “should we blame homeschooling for the few unhappy homeschooled adults who are upset over their upbringing?” with her post A Homeschool Tempest in a Teapot.

 

Mama Squirrel, from Dewey’s Treehouse, shares her review of Planet X, a thrift store book find her family has been enjoying!

 

Tricia from HodgePodge Mom shares with us her post “Imperfect Homeschool: Drama and Trauma” saying “Every now and then when I share our weekly homeschool wrap ups or an art tutorial, I will get a comment like those above. I always think to myself… if only they knew the drama and trauma that goes on here daily. Also, remember that with a photo, you don’t get all the sensory overload that is happening at the time. The noise!”

Sharon has worked with special needs children in Occupational Therapy and she offers up suggestions for Homeschooling in our Sensory World.

 

Henry Cate, the wonderful coordinator for the Carnivals of Homeschooling, shares with us his post on the Cate Academy Year in Review- Kindergarten at Why Homeschool.

 

Celeste presents Nature Study at the Beach posted at Joyous Lessons.

Andrea shares with us her post “You’re right and I’m wrong” from her blog Notes from a Homeschooled Mom. She speaks on respecting children and making sure they know how to be confident and respectful as adults.

 

Planning on a study in Geology? Natalie from Fill Your Bookshelf shares with us her list of books from their Geology Unit Study.

 

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Lisa Baldwin (59 Posts)

Disciple of Christ, Wife, Mother of Four, Homeschooler, Crafter, Designer (Graphics and CSS/HTML), Blogger. I share too much, laugh at the wrong things, and fall on my backside regularly. Thank goodness Jesus ignores all of that and loves me anyway.


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9/11 Carnival of Homeschooling : In Remembrance

We are dedicating this Carnival of Homeschooling in tribute to those who lost their lives in the terrorist attack on American in 2001. If you are new to ‘blog carnivals’, please read the link at the bottom of this post to find out more. This post has many links that take you off-site to other homeschool blogs where you can read their ‘showcased’ article submission. If you would like to submit an article for a future carnival or host the carnival on your site, please see the bottom section to find out how. Each carnival writer has the option to put their compilation to a ‘theme’ if they so choose. This week’s theme is “9/11 – a Tribute” in honor of the fallen heroes of 9/11 and their loved ones.

Below you will find a varied array of interesting articles from all around the blogosphere. Some are about 9/11 – one in each section – and other posts are homeschool-related articles. In-between the submissions from all the contributing homeschool bloggers this week, you’ll find photos and/or quotes that capture some of the emotion from this event that has impacted our country and our hearts.

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Red Oak Road ::: Always Remember…

Our KONOS Adventures ::: A Very Real Look At Our Week…

3 Partners in Shopping – Nana, Mommy & Sissy Too! ::: How Other Homeschoolers Have Supported Us

Remembering 9/11: Honoring the Victims

A man views photos of some of the nearly three-thousand 9/11 victims at the WTC Visitor Center in New York City. The Center is located at the Ground Zero site, where the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center occurred. – photo and quote by Mondmann on Flickr

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Sprittibee ::: Remembering 9/11 in Art

Homeschooling-ideas Blog ::: Whose Homeschool is it Anyway?

Winecup Christian Academy ::: Our Frindle Unit – Third Grade Lesson Plans

second tower on fire, 9/11

The second tower on fire, 9/11, view from queens… by Vladimir Osherov on Flickr

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Homeschooling Unscripted ::: The Day that Changed Everything

Into the Wind of Freedom. A Home Educating Adventure. ::: Get it?

Homeschool vs. Public School ::: Expanding Their Learning Horizons

9/11 afternoon

Lower Manhattan, twin towers gone, view from queens, smoke… by Vladimir Osherov on Flickr

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The Homeschool Classroom ::: Remembering 9/11 in Our Homeschool

DenSchool ::: 100 Reasons to Love Homeschooling

Letters From Nebby ::: Writing – How we are doing it this year

World Trade Center 9/11/01 attack memorial photo

Cattias.Photos on Flickr, Getty Images

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Mommy Life ::: 9/11 Family and Homeschool Resources

Proclaiming God’s Faithfulness ::: Hands on Projects that You Can Do

Serving Joyfully ::: First Day of School (Our Homeschool Routine)

World Trade Center 9/11/01 attack memorial photo

Cattias.Photos on Flickr, Getty Images

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Homeschool Buyer’s Co-op ::: 9/11 Letters

Living Life Intentionally ::: Revolutionary War Unit Study – Freedom at Last

Homeschool Bytes ::: Pounding Fun on the Front Sidewalk

World Trade Center 9/11/01 attack memorial photo

Cattias.Photos on Flickr, Getty Images

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Daze of Adventure ::: Everyone Has a Story

My Domestic Church ::: My Back to School Book List

Eduwrit ::: Schools Should Be for Tinkering

A tribute to 9-11.... May we never forget this day.... I know it is burned in my memory for the rest of my life....8 yr anniversary

“A tribute to 9-11…. May we never forget this day…. I know it is burned in my memory for the rest of my life….” by Johnathaneric on Flickr.

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Homespun Life ::: September 11th Memorial

Trivium Pursuit ::: A Logical Mystery

 

9-11 Tribute Blue Search Lights at Ground Zero - HDR

“9-11 Tribute Blue Search Lights at Ground Zero – HDR” by Johnathaneric on Flickr.

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Our Goodwin Journey ::: Walking Through New York City

Teach Beside Me ::: Space Unit for Kids

Homeschooling in Buffalo ::: The First Day of School and Other Missed Milestones

9/11 Memorial Lights NYC

“9/11 Memorial LIghts – New York City and Brooklyn Bridge

***Dedicated to the almost 3,000 victims… We will never forget!” by DiGitALGoLD on Flickr.

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Homeschooled Mom ::: To Teach or Commemorate?

Tea Time with Annie Kate ::: Would You Homeschool My Kids?

Why Homeschool ::: My Early Brushes with Homeschooling

9/11

“My 9/11 tribute. God Bless the USA.” by Todd Landry Photography on Flickr.

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Albany Kid ::: 9/11 Memorial Remembering

Golden Grasses ::: High Flying Physics

Art’s Chili Pepper ::: Home School is Not Public School at Home

National Geographic has a video that shares the voices of 9/11 through the 911 calls that came in and videos that were shown that day on the news. I would suggest that you make the decision on whether your children are able to watch this based on their sensitivity and maturity levels. You know them best. Sometimes kids are not able to handle tragedy because they don’t have the coping skills that adults do. For your older kids that need a little history refresher on 9/11, this is a good source of the emotion and events of the day.

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Thanks for joining us, and may God bless the families who lost loved ones in New York on that fateful day in 2001.

 

Sprittibee

Sprittibee (287 Posts)

Founder of the Homeschool Post | Homeschool enthusiast with two high school teens and two preschooling tots in the Austin, Texas area. Heather has been homeschooling over 11 years and blogging over 8 years. You can also find her - be it a little less formal - at her personal blog, Sprittibee.com


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