Category Archives: Carnival of Homeschooling

Carnival of Homeschooling – Living and Learning

Is he well educated?”
“Yes, I think so, as far as he’s gone,” I answered. “Of course he will go on being educated every day of his life, same as father. He says it is all rot about ‘finishing’ your education. You never do. You learn more important things each day…”  – Gene – Stratton Porter –

We never really do stop learning do we?   Every day the sun rises and sets and within those waking hours, we are busy living and most often learning as well.

I hope you will join me and visit all the submissions for this week and share the link here on your own site or within your social media accounts. balloons

Why Learning Must Be Hands-On

from Laura Grace Weldon

Education that treats the brain apart from the body will ultimately fail. Our senses cannot be denied. They inform the mind and encode memory. We must see, hear, smell, touch and, yes, taste to form the kinds of complex associations that make up true understanding. We humans are direct hands-on learners.

whirly ride
Thoughts for a Bitter Homeschool Mom

from Barbara Frank Online who writes: Is there life after homeschooling? Absolutely!


Outdoor Nature Challenge
 was sent in by  Harvest Moon by HandThistle

They shared: We learned more about this perennial nuisance on our farm, and how there are practical and useful purposes to this plant. We walked around and looked at examples of the plant and noticed lots of changes happening this autumn.


Family Street Art from Chicken Nugget Lemon Tooty

Z-Dad and family shares: When our 10 year old daughter wanted to become a street artist, our homeschooling family came up with a public-friendly solution – painting leaves, sticks, and rocks with crazy faces and hiding them around town.

Z-Dad gave permission to share the video as well.  Here i

LabThe Thinking Mother Blog – Four Sciences Not Five

ChristineMM of The Thinking  Mother talks about why her son decided to drop his fifth lab science in his senior year of homeschool high school.



Teaching Inferential Reading in High School offers some great insight in to reading and teaching literature.
Sent along from
Petticoat Government sent along their post-  Sensitive
They summarize that, Video resources sometimes backfire, such as when my daughter decided not to memorize a poem once she saw how it ended.
In his latest post, Henry shares
An important lesson to teach our children.

Thanks to everyone for subitting!  Have a wonderful week!

Carnival of Homeschooling – Nov. 4th Edition

Carnival of HomeschoolingI am hosting the Carnival of Homeschooling next week and I want to send out an invite to anyone presently home educating or to anyone who has done so in the past.

I hope you will take the time to share a post for the Carnival and invite others to join us as well.

The theme for the carnival comes from a quote from Gene – Stratton Porter –

Is he well educated?”
“Yes, I think so, as far as he’s gone,” I answered. “Of course he will go on being educated every day of his life, same as father. He says it is all rot about ‘finishing’ your education. You never do. You learn more important things each day…”

Here are the details for participating :

Submissions are due to: by 6:00 PM (PST) on the Monday Evening. It will be greatly appreciated if the submissions come in earlier. Please send the following information:

Title of Post
URL of Post
Name of Blog
URL of Blog
Brief summary of the post
(With “carnival” or “submission” in the subject field of the email.

It’s been a while…

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here at The Informed Parent. We aren’t ‘officially’ homeschooling these day, but we do still learn at home on a daily basis.

I hope you will join those of us hosting this month.   Here’s the schedule for this month:

Currently we have the future carnivals planned:

5 February 2013 – Dave Out Loud

12 February 2013 –

19 February 2013 – The Informed Parent

26 February 2013 – Consent Of The Governed

I hope you will join each of us!

Come to the Carnival!

I will be hosting the Carnival of Homeschooling next week on May 29th and I’m grateful to the Cate’s for their continued invitations to host the carnival here.

I’m particularly appreciative since  I’ve been woefully neglectful of this blog as of late, but the main reason I originally created it was not for my posts,  but to share information  such as  Sue Duncan’s  OH-Alerts.   The opportunity of hosting the carnival a couple of times of year is another reason I happily keep it online.

Hosting the carnival always leads me back to the wonderful path home education led our family down over the years.  This quote by John Taylor Gatto  says it all:

“Whatever an education is, it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist; it should furnish you with an original spirit with which to tackle the big challenges; it should allow you to find values which will be your road map through life; it should make you spiritually rich, a person who loves whatever you are doing, wherever you are, whomever you are with; it should teach you what is important, how to live and how to die.”– John Taylor Gatto

I hope you will stop by next week to visit or submit a post!