"'Education is the Science of Relations'; that is, that a child has natural relations with a vast number of things and thoughts: so we train him upon physical exercises, nature lore, handicrafts, science and art, and upon many living books, for we know that our business is not to teach him all about anything, but to help him to make valid as many as may be of––
'Those first-born affinities,
That fit our new existence to existing things.'"

Charlotte Mason, A Philosophy of Education
with a quote from The Prelude by William Wordsworth

Monday, February 16, 2009

Hands On Homeschooling #2

Here is the second edition of Hands On Homeschool Blog Carnival. What a great place to find inspiration!

Hands On Science:

Cheryl has a fabulous lung capacity experiment on her Talking to Myself blog. If you get wet you've done something wrong.

Dana does some Shadow Watching for Journey North at her School for Us blog.

Hands On Art: (with science and geography, too!)

Erica shows a beautiful Ocean Mural at her One Busy Mama blog.

Yours Truly shows our Color Wheel in Clay, a great tactile art project.

Michelle shows how to make paper lanterns to celebrate Lantern (Yuan Xiao) Festival at Practice Makes Perfect.

Hands On Foreign Language:

Suzanne shows her iFlipr Prima Latina flashcards and has them available for downloading for your iPhone or iTouch on her Aventures in Daily Living blog.

Jena helped her daughter make Spanish flashcards and worksheets and has them available to print through Scribd on her Yarns of the Heart blog.

Hands On Reading Encouragement:

Kris has an inspiring Works for Me Wednesday: Reading Bingo idea at her Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers blog you should check out.

Visit and please leave comments, and revisit to comment when you have tried them out yourself!

Blessings, Kris


Cheryl said...

This looks great Kris, Thanks! I look forward to checking them all out!

Melissa said...

Oh, man, I keep forgetting about this blog carnival. Sorry I haven't submitted anything. I look forward to perusing through everything.

Blessings, Melissa