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25 January 2012

Classical Homeschooling Carnival #21

 Hello! Welcome back to the Classical Homeschooling Carnival - it's been a while! Our holidays were so busy, and thus far nobody else has shown interest in hosting the carnival, so we took a bit of a break, but I'm excited to share the posts that have collected while I was busy doing other things!

We can jump right in with a post about Tiger & his Mum's adventures in Medieval Stained Glass, posted at The Tiger Chronicle. They had a great field trip to a stained glass museum, then made a stained glass craft at home, which turned out great!

Tiger at the museum.

Amy shared a list of math books at Delightful Children's Books. "The theme here is fun math books. Thus, if a book says something like “this is a division sign,” you will not find the book on this list." Sounds like my kind of math books! Additionally, she has a list of books about fish. Wish we'd seen that list when we visited the aquarium!

The Mama, of Concordia Classical Academy, shares her insights into teaching reading as she starts teaching her second child to read, in Reading Progression Explained. I particularly love her pre-reading ideas:

I also spend time on oral blending games and rhyming. For example, "C AAAAA T says what?" When they can hear the separate sounds and blend them together, we're ready to move on. I also think that rhyming is very important. Lots of silly songs and nursery rhymes help develop the ear for this. We work on this from the time they talk well until it clicks- about toddlerhood- 3/4.

It's been so long since the Carnival published that Pamela, over at Blah, Blah, Blog, has three posts to share with us this time around, and it looks like they've been having a good time. The first is their family's adventures in trying yoga, in her post Relaxing Family Yoga... Well... Not Really. Turns out you can get find yoga clips on YouTube, and she shares her favorite channel. Next, she shares some of her experiences teaching Awesome Art History - to teenage boys. And the boys like it! Finally, Pamela shares a recent experience with Unsolicited Advice.

Pamela's Awesome Art History

Karyn, of Teach Beside Me, has an avid reader on her hands, and shares a list of books he's read and enjoyed in Books for Young Readers.

Here at Baby Steps, I'm also sharing two posts this time around. The first is this one, dealing with our continuing adventure in math: Monkey built a Stable out of his cuisenaire rods. The  second is a Day in the Life post I did a little bit ago.

And that's it! Hopefully you found something to inspire you - and we'll see you back next month! Submit your blog article to the next edition of the Classical Homeschooling Carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

1 comment:

Karyn Tripp said...

Thanks so much for sharing my post. I have a homeschool blog roll over on my blog & would love to have you add yours to the list if you have the chance!


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