Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Carnival of Homeschooling - 300th Edition!!!
Congratulations Carnival of Homeschooling!
You've arrived at the 300th week of amazing homeschooling carnival goodness!
The number 300 has some interesting meanings.
We'll explore some today as we wend our way through this marvelous collection of posts submitted by our terrific homeschool carnival participants.
So let's journey through this carnival as we celebrate the many facets of the number 300!
Mathematically Speaking - Did you know that the number 300 is the sum of a pair of twin primes (149 + 151), as well as the sum of ten consecutive primes (13 + 17 + 19 + 23 + 29 + 31 + 37 + 41 + 43 + 47).
How apropos that Ritsumei at Baby Steps shares with us Math, Math, and More Math.
Denise says "Let’s look at two common mental models — partitive division and measurement division — to see how the sister could have divided her pie…" - this is a great post about How to Understand Fraction Division and can be found at Let's Play Math!.
Transportationally Speaking - Chrysler has had many 300 series vehicles and Nissan has the 300 ZX! Homeschoolers may spend a lot of time in their cars... and thus:
Annette shares a day in their life of homeschooling with Doing more with Transportation posted at A Net in Time.
No fighting, no biting! also recounts how hauling schoolbooks around for 5 kids is tough! with Car schooling is for weightlifters in training.
Cars are not the only mode of transportation. Kelly at The Homeschool Co-op talks about how a bike trip reinforced the notion of Alone Time. This article is over at The Homeschool Co-op.
Speaking of mobility - How can iPhones, iPads, iPods, even laptops that can “roam” to foreign wireless networks be protected with vigilance? How do we ensure that the “wild west” doesn’t reach us when we’re mobile? Taming the Wild West has a solution at Habits for a Happy Home .
Historically Speaking - The Three Hundred, is the name given to the Spartans who fought to the death at the Battle of Thermopylae (although two were sent away prior to the battle and survived, Aristodemus and Pantites). It was made into a movie entitled "300 Spartans". Homeschoolers study a lot of history...
Annie Kate loves learning history by reading, and here are a few of their favorite authors. Some Favorite Living History Authors is what is posted at Tea Time with Annie Kate.
Penney gives us some interesting ideas about learning history with History for History-Makers posted at Changed By Love.
Christine is up to the chapter in SoTW where they get to read Beowulf (abridged) and she reports that it's been a huge hit. She was surprised until she remembered that it's basically a superhero/monster story. Check out Educational Monsters posted at Our Curious Home.
Athletically Speaking - In bowling, 300 is a perfect score which is achieved by rolling strikes in all ten frames (a total of twelve strikes). My dad was an avid bowler and accomplished this rare feat twice in his lifetime. If bowling is not your idea of fun... well maybe hiking is. (My dad loved to hike too! He was a boy scout troop leader for many many years.)
Cristina tells us about Night hiking homeschoolers... Scary, but worth it! Finding Our Way in the Dark posted at Home Spun Juggling.
Recreationally Speaking - In paintball, 300 ft/s is the maximum legal velocity of a shot paintball. Did you know that?
If paintball isn't your idea of a good time... then how about arts and crafts? That includes paint too! Nikki says you may not be an arts and crafts person, but it doesn't mean you can't encourage your children to be creative! How do you encourage creativity? posted at Our Journey in Him.
After a family BD trip to the World of Coke, Nana taught a Coca-Cola inspired pastel lesson and you can read about it here: Coca-Cola: A Pastels Tutorial over at Hodgepodge
Jamerrill demonstrates Creating A Literature Lapbook & Lapbooking Tips posted at Holy Spirit-led Homeschooling | Living the Life of Faith.
Educationally Speaking - There are well over 300 homeschool stories and sage words of advice about homeschooling and education, and here is just a sampling covering all stages of the homeschool life journey:
Why Homeschool encourages parents on the fence to give homeschooling a try and he offers up this post to those thinking about homeschooling: If you are considering homeschooling, give it a try
Sabrina says Homeschooling high school isn't as intimidating if you have somewhere to go for resources and encouragement. How to Homeschool High School – A Quick Reference | 7sistershomeschool.com posted at 7sistershomeschool.com.
And if you are beyond the High School years, Maggie shares with us 8 Things Your Community College Bound Kid Needs To Know - and that can be found at Parenting Squad.
Suzanne says Education is critically important to having a fair and prosperous society. Uneducated and undereducated people are much easier to misinform and be controlled by a powerful elite. Why is it then that teachers are so undervalued in America? This is a serious problem with no easy solutions, so let’s look at some of the reasons teachers don’t get the compensation and respect they deserve. 10 Reasons Teachers are Undervalued in America posted at aupair.
Lisa gives us some tips On Becoming a Better Teacher and that post is over at Golden Grasses.
Melanie has some wonderful insight in Learning Chinese Mandarin as a Second or Third Language which is at Mel's Mouthful on Mothering.
Dena has put together a Kid's School/Chore/Activity Organizer which she is sharing with us over at pjsallday.com.
Clara has some wonderful ideas about Homeschool LEGO Club & Tips on How to Start One In Your Area which she posted at A Slice of Homeschool Pie.
Jennifer's family has a new pet! Read about Tarantula! posted at Home Grown Hearts Academy Homeschool Blog.
Ever wonder Why Reading Aloud Has No Effect And What To Do About It? Find out more over at Read Aloud Dad.
Angela says "Sometimes you must create your own materials to get through to your kids." Here is her post entitled, Read-Alouds Get Easier - Team Gray! which can be found at team Gray!.
Linda Dobson posted a really interesting post about The Education Pyramid over at PARENT AT THE HELM. It's a long one - but very worthwhile.
Danica says I have met many homeschooling parents who have concerns about their children and reading / learning disabilities. Unlike public schooling parents who get more support from the schools, homeschooling parents often feel left in the dark and alone when it comes to educating children with disabilities. Little do they know that there are actually (taxpayer funded) resources out there, available to their children. Hopefully this article will shed some light on the subject. Dyslexia posted at Adventures at the Kitchen Table.
Biblically Speaking - "And the number of them that lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, were three hundred men: but all the rest of the people bowed down upon their knees to drink water . . . and he sent all the rest of Israel every man unto his tent, and retained those three hundred men. . . (Judges 7:6, 8b)" [also the length of Noah's Ark in cubits.(Gn 6,15)] - Interestingly enough - The number 300 is used 31 times in the Bible.
e-Mom gives encouragement to teach children the truths of Scripture from a very young age. Desiring Godly Offspring: Five Steps that Begin with You posted at C h r y s a l i s ღ.
What's Your Hidden Curriculum? over at Thriving in the 21st Century Do you realize you have a hidden curriculum that you're teaching your children every day?
That wraps up the 300th edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling.
I hope you had fun!
I sure did!
I am so glad you all participated by either submitting or reading these terrific posts (or both!)
You all make homeschooling an amazing family journey and sharing your wit - wisdom - and ways with others is so much appreciated!
Let's all continue on and support the next 300 editions of The Carnival of Homeschooling!
300 Cheers for Homeschooling!