Aug 272013
 

Welcome to the 400th Carnival of Homeschooling!
The Carnival of Chaos Edition

How do you homeschool though one child’s illness or injury? How do you homeschool through moving? Through your own chronic illness? Through grief or other turmoil?

Some days, all we can get done is what we can get done. That’s more some times than others, and not always in the “planned” or “expected” fashion. Sometimes other family members can step in and lend a hand. Sometimes there are curriculum alternatives that can help in a given situation.

It’s the beauty of homeschooling. It can be with us wherever we are. It can succeed in chaos.

So, without further ado, I bring you, chaotically, the submissions for this week’s Carnival of Homeschooling!

Rebecca embraces chaos! In Give a Label a Hug over at Down a Rabbit Trail: Interest-Led Learning with a Charlotte Mason Flair she explains, “Even though I’m a second generation unschooler, I’ve not always been 100% comfortable with the label “unschooling”. Unschooling…yes. All in! The label…not so much. I didn’t realize till lately how much that hesitancy closed us off from finding more like minded people. :)

How about the chaos of moving across state lines, and dealing with a new set of homeschooling laws? Jennifer discusses What Are The Best and Worst States For Homeschooling Regulations? at Time4Learning Community Blog

Also at Time4Learning, Jamie help tame and label that chaos with her Guide to Homeschool Grading.

Horrifying chaos is possible. A.Hermitt offers Thoughts on another school shooting at Notes from a homeschooled mom.

Mindy presents some chaotic and entertaining craft ideas in First Day of Fall ~ Sept 22nd posted at Den School: Homeschooling Articles, Freebies, Reviews and Giveaways, as well as Do Homeschooled Kids Actually Like to Be Homeschooled?.

Kristen takes an an international view. “We are studying the world, one continent a year, for our homeschool social studies. I have written plans using library books and the internet, and I thought I would share the fruits of my labor with my little homies. Check out the first installment: LATIN AMERICA.” Visit A Little Homie: Homeschool Blog to check out her Free Latin America Homeschool Lesson Unit.

To have chaos or not have chaos? Julie Bogart discusses the pros and cons of lesson planning in To Lesson Plan or Not to Lesson Plan at A Brave Writer’s Life in Brief.

And Annie Kate shares her chaos-reducing pointers in Oops! Minimizing Planning Blind Spots at Tea Time With Annie Kate.

ebele (who has a lovely accent – you must go watch her video!) shares inspiration in My story: How I started college at 14 and finished at 18 + YOU are a gift posted at Street-side convos.

Rachael discusses the chaos of getting ready each year in Heading Back to School! Top Ten Ways to Prepare for the Fall ‘Mayhem’ over at DiAmOnDs In ThE rOuGh.

Melissa’s chaos involves using nutrition and homeschooling to mitigate our son’s ADHD without medication in Finding What Works for My Son: An Ongoing Journey at The Cork Board.

Transitioning to college is definitely chaos. Carter White presents 21 Blogs with Info You Need to Know Before Sending Your Kids Off to College posted at Babysitting.

Dave shares about learning to value the moment in the chaos in Stop The Clock at Home School Dad.

Is there a Snowden in my office? Did he know what my theme was going to be? Henry, of Why Homeschool (creator of the Carnival) shares how his life has gotten a bit more crazy, again, in Homeschooling and soccer.

The first image above is from Scientific American, and the second is from Funderstanding, sites about which I know nothing else.

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A huge THANK YOU to all of the bloggers who shared with us. As always, it has been a joy to read through them all while putting this together (I confess I don’t typically get to read through an entire carnival on other weeks!).

Please take a moment to post a link to the carnival on your blog, Facebook page, Twitter… help spread the word about homeschooling, and the carnival, and send some traffic to all these terrific folks!

And of course, good Carnival manners includes the hope that everyone will link their submitted post to this Carnival post, as well as possibly including one of the adorable COH Graphics. Thank you!

Don’t forget to send in your post for next week’s carnival! Just visit Why Homeschool for all the details, and email the info anytime before next Monday.

Until next time… Happy Homeschooling!

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  2. Hi Tiffany!

    Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing my story on your blog. You are so kind. Have and amazing day :)

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