Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Carnival of Homeschooling at Norfolk Homeschooling Examiner

Carnival of Homeschooling

This week's Carnival of Homeschooling at the Norfolk Homeschooling Examiner is broken into parts:

Part 1: The Lazy Days of Summer

Part 2: To Unschool, or Not

Part 3: This is the Homeschool Life (Interesting article here about a YouTube criticism of homeschooling)

Part 4: Books, Books, and More Books

Part 5: Crafty Homeschoolers

Part 6: Online Resources



call*me*kate said...

Once again, I have thoroughly enjoyed your blog! I love Marina's creations - nicely done! My son has been fascinated with Loch Ness - Perhaps I should find that book and teach him how to crochet! Actually, I've been thinking about teaching my 8 year old daughter how to crochet - I think I was her age when I learned. Love, love, love your Enterprise cake! I've got to show my Trekkie husband and sons! Happy Birthday to your handsome husband! Sounds like you've got yourself a good guy there! We are going on 21 years of marriage this year - it keeps getting better, I think, don't you?

I can't imagine being able to draw on someone's face, much less being able to do it well. Amazing! You do nice work!

Enjoy the rest of your week - we are finally getting sun and warmer days. Hope it's drying out in the East!

- Kate

Anonymous said...

I always enjoy your blog, although I don't usually go to the carnivals. Having visited the "To Unschool, or Not" link and its little linklets, I'm feeling that we had a lucky escape from the "Not" part, indeed!


jugglingpaynes said...

Deborah: I've been on both ends of the spectrum, and I have to say I really appreciate unschooling more now than I did when I began homeschooling. At this point in my life, I believe the teaching methods should reflect the child's personality, rather than trying to fit the child into my preconceived notion of education. :o)

Anonymous said...

So have I; we started out as "school at homers". I have a shelf and a half of books (or more) about homeschooling and educational pedagogy, had a brief fling with WTM (until I discovered the mountains of sheer drudgery it entailed), and really really tried (unsuccessfully) to find a traditional "method" that would fit our family. My youngest is the "least schooled", also the most adventurous, creative, self-disciplined, and motivated of the three. I get suspicious when I find people trying to reverse engineer Mr. Newton, who didn't have the benefit of a rigorous, hierarchical education from which all "irrelevant" subjects like the visual and performing arts and physical fitness had been "ruthlessly expelled". Yikes! One thing I have discovered in my years as a home educator and violin teacher is that duplicate minds don't exist: each of us has a unique learning style and set of interests. How we expect anything fresh and new to result from the application of "cookbook" educational formulae escapes me...


jugglingpaynes said...

Wonderful thoughts, Deborah! Thank you for your comments.

I know I was lucky in that Marina's learning style just happened to mesh with the classical style. Had Sierra been my first, I probably would have given up and sent all of them to school. She is an aggressive unschooler!

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