Carnival of Homeschooling

Small World is hosting the Carnival of Homeschooling.

Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers posts on 50 Reasons Homeschooled Kids Love Being Homeschooled. (I love the blog name.)

Carnival of Homeschooling

The Carnival of Homeschooling is up at Embracing Destiny.

Carnival of Homeschooling

On Golden Grasses, the Carnival of Homeschooling looks forward to Christmas.

Carnival of Homeschooling

Autumn Leaves by John Everett Millais (1829–1896)Autumn is the theme of this week’s Carnival of Homeschooling, hosted by Janice Campbell.

At Amongst Lovely Things, Sarah offers a list of Favorite First Novels to Read-Aloud with Kids. She recommends Betty McDonald’s Mrs. Piggle Wiggle (one of my childhood favorites), Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach (I read it aloud to my baby brother), Beverly Cleary’s The Mouse and the Motorcycle and more.

My mother read us Black Beauty. My sister and I loved it. When she finished, we begged for her to read it all over again. Mom thought it was Victorian treacle, but she read it twice. Then she told us to learn to read so we could read it for ourselves. I did reread it years later. Mom had a point.

Carnival of Homeschooling

The Carnival of Homeschooling is up at Living Life and Learning.

Carnival of Homeschooling

This week’s Carnival of Homeschooling, hosted by The Informed Parent, features a homeschooling family’s street art project.

Carnival of Homeschooling

The Carnival of Homeschooling is up at HomeGrown Mommy.

Carnival of Homeschooling

History is the theme of this week’s Carnival of Homeschooling, hosted at Homeschool Post.

Gracias a Darren y Diane

I’m back from Andalucia with at least a dozen words in my Spanish vocabulary —  una cerveza, por favor, si, grande — and muchas gracias to Darren and Diane for their provocative and prolific blogging.

Southern Spain lives up to its billing: Incredible views (Ronda), beautiful Moorish architecture (Granada, Sevilla and Cordoba) and traces of Jewish culture (Casa de Sefarad in Cordoba). And tapas everywhere. We also spent a day in Gibraltar, where our guide — descended from a Genoese carpenter who followed the British Navy — gave us the local politics as well as the history.

Carnival of Homeschooling

Dewey’s Treehouse is hosting this week’s Carnival of Homeschooling.