Carnival of Homeschooling: Making Time for Things That Matter- 2011 Planning
Are you ready for 2011? For the last Carnival of Homeschooling for 2010, we have a loose collection of posts under the general topic of Making Time for Things that Matter. I find that the beginning of a new year is a good time to reflect on the year just past and think ahead to what we’d like to see happen in the new year. At the very least, it’s a good time to count blessings!
The post I’d like to share from my Taking Time for Things that Matter blog is from earlier this month, and it’s called Plan to Live Life on Purpose. It followed an article on Impact: Making Time for Things that Matter, which you may also find helpful.
In Weed It And Reap, Nancy offers encouragement for homeschool moms who are just beginning or are feeling overwhelmed at Sage Parnassus, a blog with a focus on books, education, and encouragement in the Charlotte Mason tradition.
Jill has shared Binding Books Beautifully ~ Motivating Reluctant Writers at Sweet Diva. Learn how to motivate reluctant writers (and encourage eager writers) with a hands-on book making project!
Bethany LeBedz, a self-described “highly organized person,” shares good advice in Calendars 103 posted at Confessions of an Organized Homeschool Mom. If you struggle with organization, you may want to bookmark her blog.
Annie Peters discusses how to avoid burnout in Surviving as a Homeschooling Parent – Learn at Every Turn posted at Learn at Every Turn.
At Why Homeschool, Henry offers a thoughtful post discussing Another reason to love homeschooling: Avoiding the culture of poverty.
“The St. Paul, MN school system has decreed that no one may eat dessert…to combat childhood obesity. One more good reason to homeschool: brownies!” Katherine presents what’s wrong with dessert? posted at No Fighting, No Biting!.
If you’d like to read more articles about homeschool scheduling, here are a couple of additional links:
Becky’s post on 2nd grade: A Day in the Life on Boys Rule My Life brought back a lot of memories. It’s amazing how quickly everything changes, and the hardest thing becomes knowing how many of them will be home from work or college for dinner!
In Sample Homeschool Schedule at the Oklahoma Homeschool site, Cindy Downes offers a flexible schedule with some downloadable forms.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the Carnival of Homeschooling. Be sure to leave a comment when you visit the featured posts!