Homeschool Showcase #106

Welcome to the October 29, 2012 edition of Homeschool Showcase, where we spotlight all the encouraging, inspiring and just plain fun ways that homeschooling families live and learn together.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Really cold fall decided to show up here. Friday I was wearing shorts and by Sunday I was pulling out my coat. I hope those of you in the path of the storm are doing okay. You’re in my prayers.

Ann shares what she and her daughters are learning about Goldfinches – One of the Yellow Birds – Outdoor Nature Hour Challenge posted at Harvest Moon by Hand.

If you have students who would love to make blogging part of their home education, Denise has updated her blogging course for students. It starts with Blogging 101: Introduction posted at Blogging 2 Learn.

Karen Loethen reflects on those bittersweet moments of realizing how quickly our children grow right before her eyes. Read her poignant post, My Son’s Face posted at Homeschool Atheist Momma.

If you’re as visual a person as I am, you’re going to love Shirley Ann’s idea for an Autumn Nature Table posted at Under An English Sky. Love it!

Autumn Nature Table (4)

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Liz E takes a look at City Living and Physical Education, suggesting that regular physical movement in the course of every day life may be preferable to looking at organized sports as the best means of physical education. I think she’s spot-on with her observations. Read more at Homeschooling in Buffalo.

I think I want to go to Claire’s homeschool. Wow! It sounds like this latest End of Term Presentations and Wrapping up Anglo- Saxons is just one of several such incredible-sounding presentations that her family shares with friends. Visit angelicscalliwags to read more. I bet you’ll be impressed.

Denise shares PUFM 1.5 Multiplication, Part 2 posted at Let’s Play Math!, saying, “This blog post explains three basic models, or mental pictures, that are helpful for teaching multiplication to your children, and I’ve included a pdf of game cards to help your children master the models by playing games.”

Great hands-on math learning presented by Christy in her post, Visually exploring negative exponents and fractions posted at Just another step to take… Should I confess that I probably need that hands-on visual to clear up my confusion? Nah.


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Bon Crowder presents Math Basics – The Real Ones! posted at Math is Not A Four Letter Word, saying, “Some tips (and comfort) for homeschoolers worried about math – especially if they are unschooling.”

{sigh} Maureen Spell’s post, At the Geography Fair – Spell Out Loud, posted at Spell Out Loud, makes me miss our homeschool group’s Around the World Day. We’ve missed the last two years. I was glad I got to live vicariously through Maureen.

Kendra Fletcher shares a family favorite, Arch Books- Preschoolers Love Them! posted at Preschoolers and Peace.

Because she is studying WWII, I need to have Brianna read Carlie Kercheval’s account of her family’s trip to Flossenbürg Concentration Camp {Flossenbürg, Germany} | So You Call Yourself A Homeschooler? posted at So You Call Yourself A Homeschooler?

Tricia Hodges offers another gorgeous art lesson, Acrylic Fall Trees Tutorial, which you can find posted at Hodgepodge. She needs to write a book, y’all!

Marty Walden shares some beautiful life Lessons Learned in a Corn Maze posted at Marty’s Musings.

freelee brings us a great science lesson on bees, Bee information: how to bees cling to flowers posted at baby bees house.

That concludes this edition of Homeschool Showcase. Submit your blog article to the next edition, scheduled for Monday, November 12.  Post submissions are due by Friday, November 9, at 6:00 PM (ET).  If you’re new to Homeschool Showcase please read the guidelines before submitting your post.

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