Tuesday, November 04, 2008

COH ~ Week 149

The Carnival of Homeschooling ~ Week 149
"The Sky is Falling" Edition

If you have visited the Carnival of Homeschooling here before, you know that I have hosted the carnival four times and each time, something has happened to almost prevent me from being able to fulfill my promise to host. So far, so good this time. (Knock on wood...) I began to realize that I was just waiting to see what would go wrong next. It sounded a lot like the set-up to a fable awaiting a moral. I'm still not sure what the moral to my fable is, but Aesop's Fables are well-loved, have stood the test of time, and all have their morals neatly in place. I am not nearly as clever as Aesop, but I hope that you will enjoy the wisdom of the fables and homeschooling advice linked below.

The Lark Burying Her Father (youth's first duty is reverence to parents)

-Sheltered or Protected? by Kris at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers

-OH-HS Alerts (regarding homeschooling in Ohio specifically, but much applies to homeschooling in general) by Mary at The Informed Parent

-The Beauty of Homeschooling by Stephanie at Adventures in the 100 Acre Wood

- Friday Reward at Delighting in His Richness hosted by Erin

- Fix the Real Problem First by Barbara at her blog Barbara Frank Online

The Man and the Lion
(one story is good, till another is told)

-Writing Prompts for Grades 1-12 at Site4Teachers.com

- Brainstorming With 5- to 8- Year Olds by Kim at In Our Write Minds

-Home-School Curriculum Notes by Suzanne at Adventures in Daily Living

by The Reluctant Homeschooler

-Teaching From the Known to the Unknown by Janice at Janice Campbell: Taking Time for Things That Matter

-Picture Book Interactive Notebook by Lynn at Ecelectic Education

-10 Favorite Family Audiobooks
by Gary at HomeschoolBuzz.com

-Homespun Comic Strip #285
by Christina at Home Spun Juggling

The Silkworm and the Spider
(true art is thoughtful, delights, and endures)

- Kids and Questions by ChristineMM, aka The Thinking Mother

- Honeybee Finale: An Art Project
by Shannon at Song of My Heart

-Thinking About Christmas
by Sebastian at Percival Blakeney Academy

- To Ancient Egypt and Back Again
by Renae at Life Nurturing Education

The Ass and the Old Shepherd
(in a change of government, the poor change nothing beyond the name of their master)

- Don't Forget to Vote by Alasandra at Alasandra's Homeschool Blog Awards

- How My Local Homeschool Group Works for Us
by Robyn at The Life Without School Community Blog

The Boy and the Nettle
(whatever you do, do with your might)

- Is Your Child an Eagle or a Chicken? by Becca at Inspiration for Mothers

- Homeschool Memoirs: Field Trips
by Miss Amanda at The Daily Planet

- Curriculum of Curiosity by Lori at Camp Creek Blog

- Emotional Intelligence by Amy at Kids Love Learning

- Ditch the Backpack: 100 Essential Web Tools for Virtual Students at Learning Gurus

- Diligence
by Rachel at Undefined

- A Modern Day Barn Raising
by Fairion at Lionden Landing

-"Illiberal Education" - Give Me The Old Timey Education
by Susan at Corn and Oil

The Crow and the Pitcher
(little by little does the trick)

- Cooking Lesson Plans by Alison at Homeschoolers' Guide to the Galaxy

- Memory Problems? Perhaps You Are Multi-Tasking
by Alvaro at Sharp Brains

- The Credit Crunch and Financial Aid: What Will It Mean for College Admissions?
by Mark at Great College Advice

Thank you to everyone who participated in this week's carnival. Don't forget to submit your posts for next week's carnival, hosted by at Walking Therein. Submission guidlines can be found here.


*If you'd like to incorporate some of Aesop's Fables into your homeschool lessons, check out these links:

Aesop's Fables - this link provides historical information surrounding the writing of the fables as well as the content of many of the more well known fables; there is also a printable book available

edHelper.com's Aesop's Fables - includes lesson plans and other activities based on some of the better known fables

Online Collection of Aesop's Fables - an extremely comprehensive site; excellent source for over 655 of Aesop's Fables; includes both written and some audio versions as well as some classic images and lesson plans based on the fables; some Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales are also available on the site

Hey look! I'm still here, healthy and with electicity and everything! *grin*


Alasandra said...

I have always love Aesop's Fables, great idea for a carnival. Thanks for including me.

Susan Ryan said...

Thanks for including my post. Great Carnival idea!

Renae said...

Thanks for including my post! I look forward to reading the entries.

Mark said...

Great Carnival. Always enjoy the posts here. Thank you very much for including me.

Lori said...

Thank you for your hard work putting the carnival together, and thank you for including my post! I look forward to reading the other submissions.

Amanda said...

Great carnival! thanks for including me! I am announcing the carnival for you: http://superangelsblog.com/?page_id=133

Prayers and Blessings,
Miss Amanda

SuperAngel said...

oops! left that comment with the wrong account. :)
Miss Amanda

Heather said...

You always come up with the neatest themes for your carnivals! Good job! :-)


christinemm said...

Thanks for hosting this week. I know it is a lot of work. Thanks for including my post. I just linked to it. Have a great night.

In Our Write Minds said...

What a great theme for the Carnival! Thank you for hosting and for including my post.

Cooking with Kids said...

Great ideas! These ideas sound wonderful to incorporate for some fun home schooling. I especially like the cooking with kids ideas.

I will be a return readers

Shannon said...

What a great lineup! Thanks for organizing the carnival - I like the Aesop theme.

Happy Campers said...

Thanks for hosting...I found lots of neat ideas! It sure looks like a lot of work to put the CoH together, but know that we appreciate your efforts greatly!