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The Homeschool Blog Awards wouldn’t be possible without our great sponsors, so we want to take some time to thank them!  Please remember to visit their website and social media links to show your appreciation.

Homeschool Programming, Inc.

The award-winning KidCoder and TeenCoder computer programming courses will teach your students to create their own websites, games, and apps. No teacher expertise required.

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Homeschool Programming, Inc. has graciously donated one single-semester KidCoder or TeenCoder course of the winner’s choice, including the optional instructional videos, to one of the winners of the Homeschool Blog Awards.

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Sara (34 Posts)

I'm a reader, writer, dreamer, wife, and homeschooling mom of 3 girls. We take a relaxed, eclectic, Charlotte Mason-leaning, Montessori-ish, literature-rich, delight-directed, almost unschooling-at-times approach to learning. Lots of unit studies, field trips, and lapbooks, too. I like to blog about our learning adventures (plus faith and encouragement) at Embracing Destiny.


A Word From Our Sponsors

Homeschool Products from Nest Learning
***3 FREE Complete Drawing Lessons from the SEE THE LIGHT 9 DVD/36 lesson ART CLASS curriculum that is used by many homeschooling families. Recommended for ages 6 + + http://www.seethelightshine.com/free-lessons/***

Carnival of Homeschooling: The History Edition

 

Carnival of #Homeschooling: History Edition @hsbapost

History is our theme at The Homeschool Post this month.  We’re sharing our ideas for bringing history to life for our kids through books, educational shows, field trips, time lines, and more.

Since it’s our turn again to host the Carnival of Homeschooling, I thought I would feature some history-related posts from our own writing team:

Dan from HomeschoolDad.com shares his educational experiences in London with his family as they visit historical locations in this post: A Boring Month in London.

Melissa at Not a Stepford Life shares her hands-on history lessons in this post Homeschooling Hazards.

Misty shares Three Ways to Bring History to Life for Your Kids on her blog, Joy in the Journey.

I’ve shared a few posts about our history studies on my blog Embracing Destiny: Bringing History to Life with Little House on the Prairie and The Prairie Primer, Surprised by History, and Living Books and History.

We received some great entries for the Carnival of Homeschooling this week, so grab your favorite cuppa and enjoy . . .

Are we spending enough time on mathNotes from a Homeschooled Mom wants to know how much time other homeschoolers spend on math.

Check out this tutorial on chalk pastel art in the style of Edgar Degas in this post from Learning Curve.

Homeschool High School History and Social Studies Credits from 7 Sisters Homeschool.

Explore the digestive system with Solagratiamom and gain a fun and messy hands-on understanding of how the digestive system works!

5 Senses Models and Activities from Solagratiamom explores the 5 senses through hands-on activities. Join her as she takes her class on an adventure of shaking, blindfolding, feeling, squishing, popping and foaming fun – including some great models!

If you are looking for a soft way to introduce English Grammar to your children that is engaging for them and makes English Grammar not so scary, then you will want to check out these recommendations from Solagratiamom in Fun Ways to Jump Start for Essentials of English Grammar.

Annie Kate from Tea Time with Annie Kate has found that older homeschooled students need attention too, and sometimes that attention involves tweaking homeschool plans and practices.

Henry, the Carnival of Homeschooling founder at Why Homeschool, shares a report from his daughter who recently attended a youth conference.

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Sara (34 Posts)

I'm a reader, writer, dreamer, wife, and homeschooling mom of 3 girls. We take a relaxed, eclectic, Charlotte Mason-leaning, Montessori-ish, literature-rich, delight-directed, almost unschooling-at-times approach to learning. Lots of unit studies, field trips, and lapbooks, too. I like to blog about our learning adventures (plus faith and encouragement) at Embracing Destiny.


A Word From Our Sponsors

Homeschool Products from Nest Learning
***3 FREE Complete Drawing Lessons from the SEE THE LIGHT 9 DVD/36 lesson ART CLASS curriculum that is used by many homeschooling families. Recommended for ages 6 + + http://www.seethelightshine.com/free-lessons/***

2014 Homeschool Blog Awards Nominations Open Today! #HSBA2014

 

#HSBA2014 NOMINATIONS

Click this button to go to the Nominations form.

 

If you’re new here and need all the details on the Homeschool Blog Awards, you can find that info on our Awards page.  Otherwise… if you already know all about the awards and are ready to participate, let’s get started!

Our nominations form is on a Google document online – and you fill the entire form out at the same time (20 blog nominations). We suggest making a little note to yourself on a piece of paper with all of the CORRECT URLS of your favorite bloggers and their CORRECTLY SPELLED blog names so you won’t waste your nomination. Another way to work the form is to use TABS in your browser and look up each blog you want to nominate while you leave the Google Nominations Document OPEN and copy and paste the title and url of each blog over. That way there’s no chance of a misspelling.

Common sense applies on nominating in the categories: dads for dad category, teens for teen category, etc. If the blog does not fit the category, we will delete the nomination. Category descriptions are included as you nominate blogs to make the nomination experience easier.  You are not required to nominate in every category.

The Rules

1. Be sure to check our legal policy: http://hsbapost.com/hsba-legal-policy – by nominating a blog or voting you are agreeing to them!

2. You may only nominate each category one time. If you get kicked out for some reason, you can come back later and nominate again – but only in the categories that you weren’t able to nominate the first time. We suggest you make a list and have it handy – of all the nominations you want to make in EVERY category – and get it done all at once. And remember where you are in your list (check it off as you nominate) so you can start where you left off if you have to come back later for any reason.

3. You may not nominate one blog for more than one category.

4. Authors and administrators of the Homeschool Post are not eligible for the awards – so please don’t nominate them. {We love you, too – and feel free to visit our blogs and comment instead!} If you don’t know who our authors are, you can find our team page here.

5. Remember that we are family friendly due to the fact that most homeschoolers have a bunch of kids looking over their shoulders when they are online. Nominated blogs should be appropriate for all viewing audiences. For more on detailed rules, see our Terms and Conditions. Any blog that does not meet this rule will be eliminated from the voting stage.

6. Please be sure to enter your nomination data correctly so that your favorite blogs make it into the voting stage. Follow the nomination form instructions carefully. With over 1,000 nominations, we cannot verify every incorrect url. Incorrect nominations will be deleted.

7. To be eligible for nomination the blog must be active. If there are no posts in over two months, they are not qualified.

8. Keep up with our Awards Update page until the end of the awards season to find out what is happening. We have a “Updates” section that has the latest.

9. Nominations begin on October 6th, 2014 at 12:01 (PST) and end on October 20th at midnight (PST). Voting won’t begin until November 3rd. {We need a little time to get the polls created for you!}

10. If you tweet about the awards on Twitter, use hashtag #HSBA2014 so we can follow along.

Have fun and don’t stare at the computer screen too long. Try not to procrastinate and have your favorite blogs left off the list!

We can’t wait to see the nomination list – we love homeschool bloggers!

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Sara (34 Posts)

I'm a reader, writer, dreamer, wife, and homeschooling mom of 3 girls. We take a relaxed, eclectic, Charlotte Mason-leaning, Montessori-ish, literature-rich, delight-directed, almost unschooling-at-times approach to learning. Lots of unit studies, field trips, and lapbooks, too. I like to blog about our learning adventures (plus faith and encouragement) at Embracing Destiny.


A Word From Our Sponsors

Homeschool Products from Nest Learning
***3 FREE Complete Drawing Lessons from the SEE THE LIGHT 9 DVD/36 lesson ART CLASS curriculum that is used by many homeschooling families. Recommended for ages 6 + + http://www.seethelightshine.com/free-lessons/***