Carnival of Homeschooling – All About Changes

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Welcome to the Carnival of Homeschooling: all about changes.

This is our 5th year homeschooling and we are still in need of changes and adjustments throughout the year. I find that what may have worked last year, may not work this year. Your children get older, their needs change, your goals change, your family changes. I still feel like we are trying to find our groove, since what use to work for us previously just isn’t working.

I’ve had to find what will motivate my oldest because this year has been quite challenging for us. We definitely need to make some changes here.

That’s the beauty of homeschooling, when things need to change you decide what needs to be done. You can also change things to suite different learners and change things just for the fun of it when you get bored of your regular routine.

Families homeschool for different reasons, these are some examples of how homeschooling changes our family.

Circle Time: Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real, Exhausting written by Simply Convival is about how sticking to our together-time in homeschooling has born fruits, even though it’s hard to see it or stay motivated in the day-to-day.

Tales of a Pee Dee Mama gives us some tips on how having a schedule can help make homeschooling multiple children and ages easier – Homeschooling Many: Scheduling.

The Planted Trees wrote this post about Why we do what we do to tell of her family’s journey to homeschooling and why they continue to homeschool.

The Thinking Mother presents Homeschoolers learn: is it a result of not cheating? Christine wonders if not cheating is one thing that helps homeschoolers learn deeply compared to schooled kids, after hearing that 96% of high schoolers admit to cheating.

My Domestic Church writes about Letting your homeschool student take some responsibility for his/her own education.

Become a Nanny presents 10 Strategies for  teaching your child to read.

Sometimes we have to change and adapt to make sure our homeschool runs smoothly.

Learning, as a family, all the time writes Little Years- needy years – wonder years about how taking care of the little ones first brings sanity and peace to the homeschool day.

Proclaiming God’s Faithfulness presents Time for you to work the plan – thoughts on their annual planning time and how well it works for their family.

Barbara Frank Online shares some strategies for keeping costs down so you can afford to stay home and homeschool your kids in Don’t Let Inflation Keep You from Homeschooling.

Sometimes we need to make sure that changes don’t ruin our homeschool schedule.

@Home&School wrote Don’t just plan school, plan your school breaks in order to make it easier to get back into school.

Changes are plentiful as you prepare  to go to  college.

HomeschoolBuzz.com presents Affording homeschooling to college as we graduate our oldest from high-school, we are learning a collection of strategies and facts that may be helpful to other homeschool families as they prepare for college.

Homeschool vs Public School presents Science for your Budding Doctor: Finding the right science course for your home school child who is interested in being a Doctor can sometimes be confusing. Help them to discover new ways of looking at our bodies.

Why Homeschool writes about how their second daughter begins community college utilizing the concurrent enrollment option – “College Classes” by Daughter #2.

Tea Time with Annie Kate gives some advice for those writing their SATs in Characteristics of top SAT scorers.

Sometimes it’s fun just to observe changes and it’s even more fun when you can call it school.

Trivium Pursuitpresents Grow a plant in a CD case through a photo.

If you’d like to make some changes to your homeschool, check out these resources.
Here are 37 Free online art and music resources from Homeschooling Hearts & Minds, she links to over 3 dozen resources for teaching the arts in your homeschool, including free curricula for art appreciation, free videos for art and music instruction, free art history, and more. This is also the main post for the last week of the Virtual Curriculum Fair.

Anna presents How to Help Your Child Prepare for a Math Test K-5: 7 Handy Tips to Achieve It posted at Cool Fun Math Games 4 Kids.

Sometimes it’s nice to change things up just for fun, in order to get a break from regular schooling.

DenSchoolpresents Our National Popcorn Day Celebration while they have some fun creating with and then eating different types of popcorn.

Small Worldtakes a field trip to the Tennessee Museum of Aviation.

Homeschool for Two visits Clearwater Marine Aquarium. After learning about Winter from Dolphin Tale, they traveled to Florida to go to Clearwater Marine Aquarium. It was an amazing experience and the girls got special attention because there were so few people. One of the many perks of being a homeschooler- better travel dates!

This wraps up the 370th edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling. Check out next week’s carnival on February the 5th at Dave Out Loud. Visit Why Homeschool for submission guidelines and more information.

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  1. Jennifer says

    HI there! Next week’s edition of CoH will be over at HomeGrownMommy! Come on over and join the fun with your encouraging article for all those homeschooling moms out there that need your advice!!

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