The Carnival of Homeschooling – The Green Edition

Welcome! The Green Edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling has arrived! 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. And around here, we like themes. So, in honor of spring, we chose the theme of Green.

THE GREEN EDITION GRAPHIC (Feel free to share if you post about this carnival and link to this post):

With the green starting to bloom all around, so many of us are having Green {spring} Fever. Energy levels are rising, attention spans are shortening, and the little people {and the big people, alike} are itching to get outdoors. God’s world is bursting with freshness! Let it energize you. Use this restless energy to mix things up a bit. Add a few outdoor field trips to the calendar, take the books outdoors, or schedule a picnic lunch in the backyard to help break up the day. What better time for a nature study, eh?


A Holy Experience
Your Free Ticket to God’s Gallery

The Thinking Mother
Thoughts on Academic Rigor
Her notes:
-ChristineMM of The Thinking Mother writes about what it takes to learn as part of a rigorous academic education.

Homeschool Mo
Earthquake and Tsunami Unit Study and Lapbook

Green Moth and a God Moment
Her notes:
-An oldie but GREENIE!


Destinations, Dreams and Dogs
Homeschooling Haze: Uncharted Waters
Her notes:
-What’s it like to homeschool four children adopted from Russia at older ages, while traveling on planes, trains, and automobiles? Listen in on one wacky conversation….

Why Homeschool
Educational Resources
His notes:
-My top ten internet educational resources.

Two Kid Schoolhouse
The Recurring Aviary Experience
Her notes:
-How visits to the zoo keep validating homeschooling for my family.


Don’t Let Life Pass You By
Celebrating Peterson Style
Her notes:
-Fresh ideas for celebrating another holiday at home with my children

Diary of 1
In the Garden with Children

Delightful Children’s Books
10 Books About Children From Around the World
Her notes:
-My children and I are taking an imaginary trip around the world, and you are invited to join us!

Home Spun Juggling
Home Spun comic strip #592
Her notes:
-A comic and my thoughts on writing.

Habits for a Happy Home
The Easter Season – A Compilation of Favorites
Her notes:
-Our favorites for the Easter Season. Amon’s Adventure, a Box of Remembrances, The Parable of the Lily, Resurrection rolls, The Last Supper Craft and an Easter Nature Study.

Homeschool Reviews and Resources
Hake Grammar and Writing – Review – Homeschool
Her notes:
-A review of Hake Grammar and Writing examining the pros and cons of the curriculum and personal commentary based on using the texts for several years.

Fun Educational Easter Activities for Grandparents and Grandchildren with LEGOs and Easter Eggs
Her notess:
-I love to help my grandkids prepare for Easter with Resurrection Easter Eggs. This year, we used their old Legos to create our own as well…

Green birds

Homeschool Dad
Six Simple rules on How to get 50 or more comments on your post about home education.
His notes:
-Here is a tongue in cheek tutorial on how to get more comments on your home school posts.

Eclectic Education
What to Do With Coloring Pages

Meal Plan: Good Cheap Eats for Two Weeks
Her notes:
-How about a little extra green in your wallet? A meal plan put together from the pantry and freezer with frugal living and batch cooking resources.

Parent at the Helm
John Taylor Gatto In The Homeschooling Book of Answers

Nirvana Homeschooling
Book: Mardi Gras: A Cajun Country Celebration
Her notes:
-A book that turned into a unit study

Evaluation Station Blog!
Trouble with MATH? Welcome to the KHAN ACADEMY!
Her notes:
-Say goodbye to your “Math Headache!” This post introduces homeschoolers to and offers a complete analysis of the amazing online learning site developed by Sal Khan (Bill Gates’ favorite teacher!), now being used daily by thousands all over the globe!

Blah, Blah, Blog
Countdown to Takeoff!
Her notes:
-In the chaos of preparing for a big upcoming trip, we are finding an abundance of real life educational opportunities, and are really excited to see how much more learning happens on the road.

No Fighting, No Biting!
what have we been doing for 7 months?

I is for Insect

Hearth 2 Heart
Kitchen Science:Growing Sprouts
Her notes:
-Winter weather is making us antsy for fresh produce and some GREENERY.
For a couple dollars & 3-5 days of patience, your kids can grow fresh
sprouts. Study seed & plant anatomy, then eat the visual aids.

Let’s Play Math!
Games: Tic Tac Toe
Her notes:
-Here’s a 2-player game your elementary students might enjoy

Sage Parnassus
Bent Leather, Part 1

D is for Dog

Education Degrees
Does Learning Science Depend on how it is Taught?

Socratez Online
Why Knowledge Is Essential To Live Your Life

Dewey’s Treehouse
You thought your reading list was challenging?
Their notes:
-A quote that challenged me from a book on educator Marva Collins.

A French Education
Their notes:
-An anecdotal French lesson, easy to read and remember!

CTK Insights
The 1089 Prediction Trick and Beyond

Barbara Frank Online
History, Homeschooling and the Internet
Her notes:
-An economist has explained how homeschooling helps parents take back control of their children’s education, and how “public school is going down.”

Successful Homeschooling
Homeschooling the Difficult Child, Part 1 – Wigglers
Her notes:
-Tried and true tips for teaching children who have are easily distracted and can’t sit still.

My Home Sweet Home Online
Surviving March: Dealing with Homeschool Burnout

Green (kids)

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Jenn (57 Posts)

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  1. says

    This is stunning! I LOVE the green theme and look forward to reading each post. Thank you for your hard work on this carnival and for including my post.

    Ring true,

  2. says

    Great looking homeschooling carnival full of wonderful resources and educational activities for families – including grandparents and their grandchildren. Thank you for your hard work, and for including SandwichINK. :) Is that intriguing little “bug” in the middle one of those hexbugs? If so, do your kids still like it after having it for awhile. Being a geeky granny nanny, I keep toying with the idea of getting a couple but wasn’t sure if they would stay interested? Thanks and have a blessed and green rest of the week!

    • Jenn says

      Thanks for joining us! That insect is actually a REAL insect – a Saddleback caterpillar. He joined us for lunch one day on a picnic table at a park. Isn’t he the coolest?

  3. says

    I have to say I loved the pictures in this carnival. Beautiful!! And a great taste when we’re pining for spring. Nice job.




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