"'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, August 9, 2010

Hands On Homeschool Carnival

Yes, I've learned how to make screencasts for an online class I am teaching at the college, so I thought I'd have a little fun with the carnival this month.  (BTW, I am teaching my kids, too, so they can make narrated electronic presentations...but more on that if and when it ever happens!)

The carnival this month has a few good ideas to think about as the school year quickly approaches.

This Thursday look to the night skies for learning.  I present Planets and Meteors August 12 posted on At Home Science.

Cheryl has moved to Blogger and her new design looks great!  She presents Preparing Your Hands-On Classroom posted at Talking to Myself.

Also, I have tips for using more maps in your homeschooling and keeping them protected from less-than-gentle-handling in Maps and More Maps! on this blog.

Melissa presents baby bluebird bonanza...well, not really a bonanza...but bluebirds, for sure! posted at Bugs, Knights, and Turkeys in the Yard.

Nadene presents Practice Art In The Frame posted at Practical Pages.

Angie in Ga presents Don't leave it out posted at Live, Love, Learn,.

And finally I present Creativity posted on my hands on nature study blog, A Private Eye Nature.



CherylinMA said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!! I love your video!!!! LOVE it. :)

Kris said...

Thanks--it was fun to make now that I've figured these screencast programs out!