Tuesday, September 9, 2008

21st Edition!

Welcome to the 21st edition of the Canadian Home Educators Blog Carnival! Let's get started!

We're going to start this trip at my house in Newfoundland and Labrador as I explain to you why I'm so excited that It's Federal Election Time!. We are using the election as part of our learning over the next while and I share resources and ideas we are using.

Unfortunately we didn't get any invitations to visit in Prince Edward Island or Nova Scotia this time around so we'll quickly skip over those provinces to get to the next province.

In New Brunswick we'll stop for a first time visit with BJ as she shares her assignment for Homeschool Memoirs - Agendas.

Unfortunately we still don't have any homeschooling families to visit in Quebec, and it's really a shame because I know there are many, many great families homeschooling in Quebec. Hopefully someone will invite us to visit soon, but for now we have to skip over this beautiful province.

Our first stop in Ontario is a first time visit with Debbie as she tells us about An annual journey her family makes and shares pictures of parts of the journey this year.

Next we'll pop in and visit Phyllis, also in Ontario, as she shares her Grade 9 Plan for her highschooler.

Our last stop in Ontario is with Heather as she tells us about a card game she made up to give her daughter practice in her Doubling up - math facts.

Next we're off to Manitoba for a first time visit with Giselle, co-ordinator for the HSN's Manitoba blog, as she encourages us to Take a "Back to School" Photo and shares links to some sites with photography tips.

Leaving there we'll travel into Saskatchewan and stop in for a visit with Julia as she shares about the fun Math Day her family enjoyed with some other homeschoolers recently.

After that we'll pop over to Alberta and drop in on Lori as she tells us they had A good first day back!.

Our last stop is to visit with Miranda in British Columbia as she tells us Math is on again and proceeds to tell us what each of her children are doing for math right now.

And that's the end of this trip across our country visiting with home educating families along the way. Thank you to those of you that allowed us to visit and thank you to those of you that came along for the trip. Remember to take the time to leave a comment on the blogs of those that allowed us to visit to let them know you were there.

Please help spread the word about the carnival and help make it be all it can by joining in the fun. Be watching for the September issue of the Homeschooling Horizons Magazine which has a special Sideshow edition of the Carnival in it. Though the magazine had some delivery issues recently, they have been working on it and the September issue should be arriving to subscribers shortly, if they haven't arrived already. Let me know if you read it and what you think about it.

As you will have noticed I didn't post a Canadian Home Educators Abroad trip this week. So far I only have one blogging Canadian Home Educator living abroad to feature, so I'm debating whether to make a separate trip for that or to just include it at the end of our cross Canada trip, at least until we get a few more bloggers to feature. What are your thoughts? I'll put up a poll so that you can let me know. You're also welcome to leave a comment about it.

I had another idea this week that I'd like your thoughts on. I know that there are some Canadian Home Educating students and graduates that blog. I was thinking it would be neat to feature them also, either by giving them their own special trip on another day or by including them in the present weekly trip. I'd love to know your thoughts on that also.

If all goes well the next edition of the Canadian Home Educators Blog Carnival will be posted next Tuesday September 16. Please get your submissions in to me as soon as possible before then.

Hope to hear from you all before then and to be totally swamped with submissions. ;)