Monday, July 7, 2008

July 8, 2008 Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival

Welcome to the July 8, 2008 edition of the Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival. There are a lot of great entries included in this edition. Be sure to take a few moments to check them all out.

~Nature Study~

Nature Mama presents Nature Project ~ Seashell Music Makers posted at Nature Notes From Above - Homeschool Blogger, saying, "I have a fun nature project to share this month. My kids are always coming home with scads of shells so what better way to make good use of them than to make musical instruments! I've made a little tutorial out of it with lots of photos."

Lisa presents Nature Journaling with Photos posted at House of Many Blessings.

Jamie presents Nature Study: Pollen posted at Life & Love in the Rose Cottage, saying, "Another fun & relaxed summertime nature study right in our own yard."

Cindy West shares her post June's Creation Club from her blog On Our Journey Westward. In this post she shares with us her nature day in a place that at first might seem unusual.

Karen Flores presents The Accidental Nature Study at the Catskills, NY posted at By the word of their testimony - Homeschool Blogger. Here she talks about how she came across a birds nest and the "accidental" nature study that followed.

Amanda shares with us her Summer Nature Walk Worksheet PDF on her blog Hearts and Trees. Be sure to print this out for your next nature walk.

~Art, Music and Handicrafts~

MomToCherubs presents Making Butter With Fresh Cream posted at Adventures On Beck's Bounty. This looks like a really fun project which her children says makes the best butter they've ever had! She also shares with us her post Pickles !! about her family's Pickle Making Day.

Amy Lapain shares with us Hymns for a Kid's Heart outlining her current CM music efforts on her blog The Arts.

Jessica shares with us the results of her Watercolor Lesson #2 posted at Nest of Pleasant Thoughts.


Shez presents The Book Arts Bash - A Summer Writing Program posted at Homeschooled twins, saying, "Two Norfolk homeschool moms bring you the "Book Arts Bash: An exhibition of literary arts". You’ve heard of “Summer Reading Programs”? Now there is a “Summer Writing Program” for homeschooling families. Write your book, create your story, draw your comic, bust out your illustrations! Send us your work, and get your manuscript read by our judges: bestselling authors and industry professionals. Imagine having the opportunity to have your work critiqued by a New York agent or editor. Imagine having one of your favorite writers, or your kids' favorite authors, reading your work! Who knows -- will this be the start of a beautiful career?"

:: Suzanne :: shares with us her post writing & gardening from her blog :: adventures in daily living ::. In this post she compares writing to gardening and helps us to see how we can nurture little writers as we would a garden.

~General Charlotte Mason Education~

Leslie Romano presents With Seven Days a Week We Can Even Include Tea posted at Pockets of the Future Blog. This is a great post about how she discovered a hidden pocket of time on the weekends and how she is using that time to relieve some of the stress from other days of the week.

Tim's Mom presents Unconditional Parenting: The Child's Perspective (and CM) posted at Bona Vita Rusticanda Est, saying, "Drawing parallels between Alfie Kohn's and Charlotte Mason's perspective of the child using Kohn's book "Unconditional Parenting.""

Barb presents What is a Commonplace Book? Or Another Way to Narrate posted at Harmony Art Mom, saying, "If you read the article you will see how the commonplace book is just a form of narration which is encouraged in a CM education."

Elizabeth Foss presents Charlotte Mason Summer Study: Education is a Life posted at Real Learning: Education in the Heart of My Home.

Art Middlekauff a homeschooling dad writes his scriptural views about a Charlotte Mason education in his post For Whose Sake? posted at Le jardin féerique.

Swylv presents The Daily Three for Children posted at Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life., saying, "just my musings while re-reading A Charlotte Mason Companion"

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of the Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.
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Tina said...

Wonderful! I will have to spend some time looking at these sites tomorrow. Thanks for putting this together. :)

Rosina said...

Looks like you got lots of great submissions! Can't wait to come back and read more tomorrow. I just got our summer kit to. It looks fabulous Amanda. Thanks so much!

Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

Thanks Amanda for hosting this edition of the CM Blog Carnival. As usual, very well done and I love all the day lily photos....gorgeous.

I have some reading to do later today!

Thanks again,
Mom (Barb-Harmony Art Mom)

Cindy said...

Great job!! There are some real goodies in here. :)