Henry Cates of Why Homeschool began the Carnival of Homeschooling in 2006. Here is a roundup of the carnivals hosted here at About.com Homeschooling. The themes of the carnivals are determined by the individual hosts each week. Some of the themes I chose were serious and some were just for fun. I hope you enjoy the carnivals.
October 24, 2006 - "Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." Benjamin Franklin did both. Inspired by a week in the mountains studying Benjamin Franklin with the grandkids, the first carnival I hosted touched on different areas of Benjamin Franklin's life.
February 6, 2007 - New life is always an exciting time and with two new grand babies in a two month period, the joy of new life was definitely on my mind. In this carnival I compared the process of bringing new life into this world to the process of beginning the homeschooling journey. There are a lot of similarities.
May 29, 2007 - This carnival featured the beautiful state of Alaska
. After returning from an Alaskan cruise, I shared pictures and interesting facts about Alaska. From the Hubbard Glacier, to the little town of Ketchikan, to the Eagles soaring overhead, Alaska is a breathtaking state!
September 18, 2007 - After my grandson was diagnosed with Autism, we had a lot to learn and we dove in head first. The world of Austism is explored in this carnival along with the world of homeschooling. Just like homeschooling, this topic is close to my heart and is all-consuming.
February 5, 2008 - An acrostic poem uses the letters in a topic word to begin each line. Using the homeschooling blog posts submitted for the carnival, I wrote an acrostic poem about homeschooling. The submissions are dispersed between the lines of the poem.
July 1, 2008 - Of course a July carnival would have to be centered around Independence Day. Explore the cost of fireworks, discover how much you know about the 4th of July, write some Independence Day poetry and learn about fireworks safety. My favorite 4th of July celebration was spent at Mina Lake in South Dakota
. What is your favorite was to celebrate the 4th of July?
January 20, 2009 - Prepare yourself for some silliness as you explore this carnival. The Mystery Hat theme for the carnival is purely for fun and came about when my sister found a mystery hat under the bed in her guest room. Find out what adventures this mystery hat went on and what will be the fate of this hat.
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August 4, 2009 - Game time was always a highlight in our homeschooling years. We had our favorites that we played over and over again, and then some that were so complicated, after a couple tries, they were donated to others. Our favorites are enjoyed by the grandchildren to this day. It is possible to have game days covering every subject playing games. Enjoy the trip down memory lane and learn about our favorite games.