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18 April 2011

Classical Homeschooling Carnival #16

How exciting! This is easily the largest edition of the Classical Homeschooling Carnival yet, and I think you're going to love what people have to share with us this time! For the first time ever, there are enough posts to break it up into categories. Have a look:
I've seen a lot of thought going into planning next year as I've wandered around the homeschool blogs and message boards recently. Here are some of our contributor's thoughts on the matter:

Miss MOE, over at Homeschooling While Living the Life of Easier, gives us some words of wisdom on planning your own curriculum. She uses her history curriculum as an example, and includes specific resources she's using for her family.

Lisa, of Golden Grasses, shares some thoughts on Planning and Pedagogy - that is, "the art and science of teaching."

And Jamie, of See Jamie Blog, shares her reflections on last year, including a few Homeschool Goals NOT Accomplished. She points out that sometimes it's useful to look at why things didn't happen, and go forward from there.

Classical homeschooling means careful attention to core academics, and Amy is taking care of that, reading about Ancient Greece with her children at Hope is in the Word. She mentions that she didn't really study world history much in school, in spite of AP classes, and tells how much she enjoys doing it with her children now.

I know how she feels; I didn't ever study world history either. As a result, I'm very much enjoying learning about ancient history myself, and shared what I learned about Queen Puabi of Ur here on Baby Steps.

Pamela is taking her history lessons on the road at Blah, Blah, Blog, where they recently visited the Casa Grande Ruins in Arizona. Those ruins look fascinating!

Kristiana, author of La Scoula d' Argento, shares their family's memory work system and progress in Memory Work Monday. She uses a clever variant of the Simply Charlotte Mason scripture memory system that we've used and loved in our home for years.

Glory, blogging over at Self Reliance Works, shares the easiest, cheapest, most effective way to teach spelling. Her system uses materials most of us have on hand.

At Satori Smiles, Angela share their geography studies, where her daughter enjoys Mapping Freehand. I'm so impressed that someone so small can draw the map so well!
A Classical education also values the arts and other fun things, and our submissions for this carnival reflect that. For instance, Nadene shares her daughter's sweet Maybe List of Things to Do With Mom at Practical Pages.

Pamela, with a second post on Blah, Blah, Blog, shares her new games they've been playing in SET with New Games.

And, finally, Amy shares a selection of books about ballet in 10 Children's Books About Dance on Delightful Children's Books.

That's it - but it's a lovely collection of posts. I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did, and that you'll be back for future editions of the Classical Homeschooling Carnival! Submit your blog article to the next edition of classical homeschooling carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.


musicalmary said...

I loved reading all of these posts. We are in our second year of homeschooling and moving closer to being fully classical each day! The collection of resources here was great.

Thank you!

Ritsumei said...

So glad you enjoyed it!


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