Monday, April 21, 2008

Second Carnival of Canadian Home Educators

Thank you to those of you that took the time to submit a post to this edition of the Carnival of Canadian Home Educators. We have one return participant and three new participants.

Jackie's been around the block in education and she talks about a "life long love for learning" and Why Homeschooling is a Wise Educational Alternative. Her blog is a new venture. Be sure to visit and encourage her.

In her post Osmosis School, Audrey shows how her son is exhibiting that love for learning as he asks for an opportunity to "suck up" his schooling while he is having a sick day.

Dawn confesses to a problem that I think most of us experience when it comes to planning - going overboard, and then having nothing come of it. She's decided to combine some Restraint and Scheduling

On her family's nature blog, Jessica, a homeschooling preteen, shares some great pictures of a squirrel that visited their yard recently. I love the idea of a family nature blog where everyone has a turn to post.

Carla asks us to Look at these two as she catches a rare moment of peace and togetherness between two or her crew that are usually at odds with one another.

And there you have the second edition of the Carnival of Canadian Home Educators. While the submissions are few, they give you a small glimpse into the varied lives of homeschooling families across Canada. That's what I was hoping to accomplish with this Carnival - a chance to see similarities and differences in home educating families across our country.

It looks like the Carnival of Canadian Home Educators is going to be as hard a sell as the Dominion of Canada. :) Though I searched my sp*m folder diligently I didn't find any extra submissions this time around. I'm not ready to give up yet though, even if I am a little discouraged.

I'd love your thoughts on this venture, and any suggestions you might have on how to improve it. You can leave a comment below or you can email .


lovetohomelearn said...

Thanks for the encouragement Jacqueline. Don't give up yet...what you are doing is so important. If I had this opportunity to read and share with others all over Canada a year ago, I may not of given up on homeschooling.


Mama Squirrel said...

I just haven't been posting much lately about hsing! But I'll post a link to the carnival, and try a little harder next time.

At Home on the Rock... said...

my sentiments exactly -- you're doing a great job -- please don't give up. I usually feel blog-challenged in the interesting department, but will try harder next time.

Dawn said...

I'm letting people know on a couple of email list I moderate - HomelearnersNS and hs-ca. Hopefully we'll drum up some more interest!

Green Betty said...

I just scooted over here from HomelearnersNS. What a lovely find! Thanks, Dawn.

I looked over the blog I keep for my 3 year old,, but I didn't find anything quite right. I'll see if I can come up with a submission, though.

Nature Mama said...

Oh this is fantastic :) I love to peak into the lives of fellow Canadians! How often will you be hosting the carnival? I will have to try and participate in the next one :) I just found out about it on the hs-ca list. If you get a chance come by and visit me *grin*