Welcome to the Carnival of Homeschooling, Independence Day edition!
We celebrate opportunity.
We have hundreds of choices about how to homeschool our children as Home Spun Juggling shares in her 500th comic strip.
And we have all those school supplies! Along with a little planning, they should help any homeschooler get through the year, as A Classic Housewife in a Modern World lays out.
We have a plethora of local learning opportunities, like Old Shasta visited by Blah, Blah, Blog.
We have friends and neighbors who bring history to life if we take the time to ask like Welcome to the Madness.
And we have a world of learning in our own backyard as No Fighting, No Biting shares.
We love the discoveries we make alongside out children. Like Who Knew Monet Loved Food and Painting? Crack the Egg shares a little about this little known passion.
We celebrate flexibility.
We can teach math with movies alongside love2learn2day.
We have the time to stick with a topic until it sticks (even if it is high school math!) just like Practical Pages.
We can turn learning into a game. That takes up the whole house. Just ask My Quivers Full.
We can embrace the beauty of short lessons like Life Nurturing Education.
We celebrate diversity.
We can accommodate all learners and learning styles, sometimes attracting reluctant parents who aren’t all that enthusiastic about homeschooling but are determined to do the best they can for their children as Avant Parenting discovers.
We can give additional structure to those children who need it and celebrate their accomplishments at the end of the year right alongside Secular Homeschool.
We give our girls drills (and our boys aprons) and encourage them to try new things, like Paper Bridges.
We have time to explore sign language, even with our tiniest babies, helped along with a video shared by Chrysalis.
We celebrate our rights.
(and can that get explosive at times!)
We desire educational freedom for everyone as shared by Corn and Oil.
We celebrate the ability to teach accurate history with Why Homeschool.
We assert our rights, and discuss how court cases and laws affect our rights like Alasandra’s Homeschool Blog Awards’ Troubling case against homeschool group.
And we stop to think whether the current trend in e-books is really good for our ability to deep read along with Barbara Frank.
We celebrate family togetherness.
After all, we homeschool primarily because we believe it is what is best for our family, like Home School Dad.
We have time to nurture friendships, and find that sometimes fewer friends can mean more specialness in the relationship, as shared by Teachable Moments.
We have the time and the courage to be real with our children, even if it isn’t always comfortable as On Wisdom’s Path shares.
And we can do it all on an old couch that we cover when company comes over like The Home (School) Stretch.
Because it is home. The best place to learn the most important lessons in life.
Thank you for celebrating our independence as homeschoolers with me for this edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling, organized by Why Homeschool. If you enjoyed the entries here, please consider sharing the link with your readers through your blog, Facebook, Twitter or whatever your social media of choice is!
Next week’s edition will be hosted by Why Homeschool and you can submit your homeschool related entries via the carnival form at BlogCarnival.