What better way to begin the carnival than with Sprittibee's post, A Day in Our Ships and Floating Unit. Sprittibee shares some artwork by her kids and details on a day spent learning about things of and near the sea… shipwrecks, treasure, pirates, Atlantis, Tyre, Phoenicia, and the Bermuda Triangle – to name a few.
It was a cold, rainy day in Juneau. We visited Mendenhall Glacier and Gardens.
Located 13 miles from Juneau, Mendenhall Glacier is one of 38 major glaciers flowing from the 5000 square mile expanse of snow, ice and rock of the Juneau Icefield. We also visited the Hubbard Glacier. The face of the Hubbard Glacier is six-miles wide and 300 feet high. It's an awesome site!
In Skagway, we took a train trip on White Pines. We crossed a section that was the border line of United States and Canada. It zipped by fast traveling on the train, but I was able to snap a picture.
ChristineMM of The Thinking Mother proudly shares about how Homeschoolers are a High Percentage of Finalists in 2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee!
Jacque of Seeking Rest in The Ancient Paths talks about Scrapbooking, Notebooking and The Heart Of Wisdom Approach.Ketchikan, Alaska
Ketchikan is a nice little town. We walked the town a bit. I enjoyed watching the local kids hanging out on the street corner.
Sometimes, we think that cooking lessons are only for little ones. With a good cookbook, however, we can learn the history, stories and origins of food traditions - in short, a whole culture can be illuminated in the culinary arts. Elisheva Levin presents Unschooling Shavuot: A Lesson Plan in Experiential Learning posted at Ragamuffin Studies.
Amanda of The Daily Planet asks "What is being bored?" She says that if you have a good attitude you will never be bored because you will never be complaining about not having something to do. If you have a good work ethic you will never be bored, because you will find something constructive to do with your time if you find you are out of something to do.
In How to Stop (Or at least soothe) Sibling Rivalry before you go insane, Kathy McKinney of BrokenHomeschool.com talks about how homeschooling can place additional pressure on the parent-kid relationship. Sometimes a homeschool mom has to step back and look at her own behavior and how it affects the bickering between siblings.
Kristina of at home, on fire was recently e-mailed by someone looking for feedback regarding her recent post on homeschooling though she does not know any of "us". She read her blog and was pleasantly surprised with the fairness of both her post and the comments she has received so far. She offers the homeschool response.
Ketchikan is noted for the world's largest collections of totem poles. Totem poles are an interesting and important Indian art form. The totem poles tell stories and help preserve heritage.
Barb presents Something for Free - Art prints, DVDs, and more posted at The Heart of Harmony. The National Gallery of Art has a Materials Loan Program that provides materials for your use, you only have to pay to ship it back.
American Bald Eagle
All during my trip, I searched for an American Bald Eagle to get a picture for my grandson who loves eagles. I finally captured one in flight. Seeing the eagles soaring above, beautiful and free reminded me of the freedom we have in teaching our own kids and providing them the tools they need to soar high.
Jana Carlson presents An Obsession for Learning and Imagination posted at The Joy Box. Jana shares about how her children play and interact using their imaginations, often becoming a character in a book they've read.
Jenny of Home is where you start from gives us A day at our house - May. We get a peek at what a "lite" day with a relaxed homeschool family might look like. This post follows their day until lunch time, a link to a second post follows the rest of the day.
Silvia Barrett presents How Homeschooling My Kids Frees Me, Too posted at Po Moyemu--In My Opinion. Silvia talks about the benefits to a parent because of homeschooling. People may think homeschool moms are losing themselves in their childrens' lives, but that just isn't the case--at least not for her!Vancouver, Canada
We spent a day in Vancouver, Canada before returning home. The Inuit used rock formations to provide important information in navigation. The Inukshuk has been used for over 4,000 years in Northern Canada. The Inukshuk is the 2010 Olympic Logo.
I saw lots of pretty tulips in Vancouver.
In Mom's Blog Wrap for May 24th, Mom@HWTK shares fun blog entries from all over! Learn how to care for tadpoles and make Dandelion cookies, find reviews of websites and curriculum, learn about new contests and find out about ways to help others through the many posts shared by fellow homeschooling moms.
Elena LaVictoire gives Five tips for successful homeschooling over the summer time! over at My Domestic Church.
Just Call Me Jamin shares Fun With Bleach? They used bleach and things from the yard to make Nature T-shirts. This is a fun way to make matching "school" t-shirts for your family. Also a fun craft to go along with a nature study.
I offer a field of pretty tulips to this little one. In Is It Off? Rebecca of Little-Homeschool-on-the-Prairie talks about how an accident suffered by a friend's child a world away keeps life's small discomforts in perspective.
Well, that concludes this issue of the Carnival of Homeschooling. I hope you enjoy it.
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