I always enjoy hosting the Carnival of Homeschooling. It gives me an opportunity to pick a topic that is near and dear to my heart and intersperse information and pictures about it with interesting homeschool posts. A big thanks to Janine and Henry Cate at Why Homeschool for starting The Carnival of Homeschooling way back when! If you have never visited their site, be sure to check it out for great articles and information how you can submit to future Homeschool Carnivals.
Now on with the show…today, the topic is going to be something which is currently near and dear to our hearts…puppies! Well, dogs, not just puppies. We have recently adopted a sweet little Irish Setter and we will be adopting a companion for her in just a few weeks…a cute Goldendoodle. I hope you will enjoy learning about these breeds and others! So grab a cup of coffee, because there is lots of great information here!
Some posts don’t fit into your categories no matter what theme you cover, but this post touched me, so I wanted to put it top of the pack. Beverly at Beverly’s Homeschool Blog shares a sad moment and an idea that we should all consider in her post When A Homeschool Mom Dies….
One day her body will grow up and match those wise old eyes that she already possesses and she will look something like this:
Irish Setters are energetic, intelligent, affectionate, high-spirited, and full of energy. They have no guarding instincts, get along with other animals, and are good with children. Irish Setters are responsive yet sensitive. Train this breed firmly at an early age to prevent development of bad habits, as this breed tends to pick up bad habits quickly. Sounds a lot like children doesn’t it? It can often be a challenge to keep children busy as the colder days move in, but never fear, here are some ideas for you to try!
Shannon at Song of My Heart
has a wonderful project she and her children did as part of an ocean study. Check out this ocean art project
. Your kids are sure to love it!
Melitsa at Play-Activities.com
shares some wonderful ideas about keeping those little boys occupied with some riveting reads
Don’t want your children to spend their days in front of a video game? Well, hold up a minute, because Silvia over at Po Moyemu–In My Opinion
has a different take on gaming and how your child can benefit from it in her article Some Game Making Software and Benefits of Gaming
Just like we want to avoid teaching our children bad habits, we want to teach them good habits. And one habit that will last them a life time is the habit of reading. Whether it is reading for fun or reading to learn, reading is something we all want our children to master and enjoy. But before they can read words, they have to recognize letters and they have to understand the sounds letters make. Amy from Kids Love Learning
shares a couple of different ways she has taught these concepts to her children who have very different learning styles in her post Learning Letter Sounds
Annette at Craft Stew
shares how your children can make a Birdhouse Bookmark
SoCalVal at Homeschooling With Encouragement – Homeschool Blogger
shares a recent homeschool study in his post: If You Give An Eclectic A Textbook…
Kris at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers
shares an annual tradition in her post Around the World Day 2008
. This is a fantastic idea and I would like to try something like this with our homeschool group!