Homeschool Blog Carnival, 4/09/13

Victorian family of homeschoolers

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Every Thursday I blog about homeschooling and family related issues with three other moms who also have large families. Lately we’ve been devoting our Thursday posts to Questions and Answers. Recently I answered this question:

How do you get your child evaluated when he or she finishes a school year, like in regular schools there are final exams and results which indicate the child’s learning achievement in that year. In home schooling, do the children’s work get evaluated by some school official or anyone to assess if the child has progressed and is ready to be promoted to the next grade. or is it the home schooling mom’s decision?

My answer is here (towards the bottom)

Why Homeschool writes about Family scripture study
Henry’s daugher writes about how they use some of the extra time Homeschooling gives them.

Over at Barbara Frank Online you can read about what to do When the last kid graduates from homeschooling, it’s time for Mom to pursue her interests, in her post Mom-Led Learning is Fun!

At Time4learning community blog   Consider the question, “Is the world your classroom?”

You might want to try some Low-Key Science, without lesson plans at Simply Convivial,where we see  the elements that make up our science curriculum and what it looks like to do science just as a part of life instead of a scheduled school checkbox.

Denise presents Logic Puzzle: Imbalance Problems posted at Let’s Play Math!.

You’ve hear of making mountains out of molehills.  Well Practical Pages describes how we took the mountain of work and made it manageable by reducing it to daily “mole hills” in Making Molehills

What hole do your children fit into? is the question being asked at  Homeschoolvspublicschool;  Public school is structured to force us into the size of hole that is popular in the system. Being an individual, able to make up their own minds is not the desired outcome of the current educational system!

All About the Attitude is the topic of the day at Tales of a Pee Dee Mama
Rose presents Should the Romeike Family Be Granted Asylum? Is Homeschooling a Fundamental Right? posted at Learning at Home.

Read about Kindergarten with Ace and Christi – Our Accelerated Christian Education Journey at The work at home mom, where the work at home mom explores the curriculum, Kindergarten with ACE and Christi by Accelerated Christian Education she and her son have begun studying.  She comments on her ideas of socializing her child while still remaining responsible for his educational journey.

C is for Composer Study at – Harvest Moon by Hand: An introduction about how we study about composers and their music. This post focuses on Frederic Chopin and gives ideas for and links to various activities.

A is for Agriculture at  Harvest Moon by Hand– For 26 days during April (Monday-Saturday), I will be focusing on a different homeschooling subject or activity that we are doing. Today’s focus is on agriculture…specifically maple syrup. Science, weather, geography, math, and nature study were all covered during this lesson.

Bon Crowder presents Geometry and Fractions for Breakfast | MathFour posted at MathFour.

Over at Teatime with Annie Kate, she has a lot of questions on teaching multiple grades and high school

Homeschooling families are usually single income families and we could always use more cash.  My oldest daughter (homeschooled grad, married, mama of two with her third on the way) makes some extra income selling things online.    She started doing this when she was 13.  She shares ideas and tips for finding what sells and being as efficient as possible with her Thrifty Tuesday posts She welcomes you to join her, too, and share your own ideas and wonderful thrift store finds.:


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