Carnival of Homeschooling – Peter Rabbit Edition

Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.- Beatrix Potter

Carnvial of Homeschooling- Peter Rabbit I attended school, but many years later when I heard this quote by Beatrix Potter, I was reminded of a teacher who did attempt to squelch my creativity for a bit when I didn’t pass her “art test” and she refused my enrollment in her freshman art class. Thankfully, passion is rarely stopped by such obstacles and a friend shared the useful bits of the lessons she learned in the class with me.

Busy as Bees

Home education not only prevents creativity from being rubbed off, but encourages each child to create, explore and discover their place in the world. In honor of the Easter holiday and Ms. Potter, I present the Peter Rabbit Edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling, starting with some great Peter Rabbit Resources:

Online Digital Peter Rabbit

Freedom to Explore

Relaxing Time

Home education offers hours of time to learn and explore. Here are some wonderful posts from families who are doing just that:

Once Upon A Family sent along A simple little activity. I love that my kids will see something and on their own get out the supplies and try it. If I had put this together for them I don’t think it would have had the same punch. Visit their site to explore the Floating Ping Pong Ball.

Percival Blakeney Academy wrote, We shook off the winter blahs to go see Japanese cherry blossoms. You can explore Japan:Kamakura , the lovely cherry blossoms and more via their photos and excellent field trip description.

Cherish shared a post about an advanced math concept that came up in the Transformer’s Movie, at her Faraday’s Cage is where you put Schroedinger’s Cat blog. You can read Fourier Transformers to learn more about the concept.

Renae at Life Nurturing Education provides us with More Simple Ideas for Storing Memories.

Mary presents Professor Garfield’s Comic Lab posted at The Informed Parent.

Sarah presents Rainforest Lapbooks posted at SmallWorld.

Shannon presents Weekly Scout Badge Work/Show-and-Tell posted at Mountaineer Country.

Misty presents Kids Cooking Ideas Turn into Math Lessons posted at Homeschool Bytes.

Dana presents How to make a nesting bag posted at The Science Mouse.

Nurturing Environments

Another important part of encouraging creativity is the wonderful nurturing that is provided by parents. Here are some posts that take a look at parenting and homeschooling perspectives.

Peter Rabbit Nurture

Lara DeHaven presents What Grade Are You In? posted at Texas Homesteader.

Tammy Takahashi asks, Where do working homeschoolers fall in the Mommy Wars? Is it a new way to look at feminism? in her post, Are Working Homeschoolers “Working Moms” or “Stay at Home Moms”? at her Just Enough and Nothing More blog.

Barbara Frank Online shares, It’s exciting when any child takes the initiative to use what he’s learned from his “schoolwork” in his daily life. When he’s developmentally delayed, the wait is longer but the excitement is every bit as strong. Read all about this via Worth the Wait.

Beverly Hernandez writes, Sharing your story can be encouraging to other parents that are homeschooling their autistic child or are considering it. Visit Beverly’s Homeschooling Blog to read Do you homeschool your child with autism?

Susan Ryan presents Turning something good into a law posted at Corn and Oil.

Dana presents Is our culture too overprotective of children? posted at Principled Discovery.

Denise presents Calling Homeschoolers: Teaching Advice Wanted posted at Let’s Play Math!.

Karen presents Why Do You Homeschool? posted at The Stone Age Techie.

Jen presents My Children and TLC’s “Table for 12” TV Show Collide at the MOST posted at Cage Free Monkeys.

Kris presents Homeschooling Styles: Unit Studies posted at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.

Susan Gaissert presents A Conversation Overheard posted at The Expanding Life.

Henry Cate writes that he is grateful their efforts to teach history and politics is paying off. You will learn why when you read, We must be doing something right at his Why Homeschool Blog.

Mary Nix presents Glimpses into Homeschool Lives posted at Taking a Closer Look.

Diverse SocializationThat concludes the Carnival of Homeschooling, Peter Rabbit Edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling using their Carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on their blog Carnival index page.

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12 Responses to Carnival of Homeschooling – Peter Rabbit Edition

  1. Susan on April 14, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Lovely, Mary! YOU weren’t allowed into an art class?! I think about your homemade cards and find that ridiculous.

    I think Mr. McGregor needs to find that teacher and chase her around a bit.

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  3. Alasandra on April 14, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    I loved the theme. Thanks for putting this together.

  4. Mary on April 14, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    I’ll admit that I was a little nervous about putting this together, but I really enjoyed it.

  5. kerry on April 14, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Hi! The Carnival looks great! Unfortunately, I don’t see my submission that was sent well before the deadline (sent 5pm Eastern) via I suppose it is to late to update this week’s carnival. I’ll submit next week.

  6. Karen on April 14, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Mary, this is such a fun post! I didn’t know that Beatrix Potter never went to school, I can’t wait to pass that along to my doubtful-about-homeschooling relatives who also happen to be huge Beatrix Potter fans :-)

  7. Jeanne on April 15, 2009 at 6:39 am

    A great carnival! Thanks for putting this together Mary. Lots of good reading, and the Beatrix Potter theme is perfect for spring and for homeschooling.

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  9. Susan Gaissert on April 15, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    As always, it’s an honor to be part of the Carnival of Homeschooling.

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