Tuesday, October 7, 2008

25th Edition

Welcome to the 25th edition of the Canadian Home Educators Blog Carnival.

We'll start this trip in my home on the island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador as I give A salute to my firefighters! and also tell you to check out the HSN Newfoundland and Labrador blog for some resources to use for Fire Safety Week October 5-11, 2008 - Prevent Home Fires.

Unfortunately we didn't get any invitations to visit for Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, or New Brunswick this time around so we'll skip over those provinces and move on to the next.

In Quebec our first stop is for a first time visit with Shannon as she tells us about an article she read titled How I taught My Child to Read for Less Than $1 but what I really, really like is when she tells us about her family's blogs and how she's using blogging to encourage her children to write. She also provides links to her children's blogs.

Next we have another first time visit in Quebec with Idzie, a 17 year old unschooler, as she shares with us about how much she loves learning and is ready to take on life in a post titled Melancholy and beautiful books.

Before we leave Quebec, we'll pop in for a visit with Tonia as she tells us about A few of my Favorite Things which includes links to some great sites.

After crossing the border into Ontario, our first visit is with Phyllis as she shares her Week 5 School Report.

Before leaving Ontario we'll pop in on Heather as she tells us that the Group of Four spent some time doing fun learning with Newton and the Skateboard Park. I wish I had done something like this with one of my boys.

Unfortunately we didn't get any invitations to visit in Manitoba or Saskatchewan this time around so we'll pass on by those provinces.

Arriving in Alberta, we'll pop in to visit with Pam as she shares her report for Day 15.

After that, we'll head into British Columbia where our first visit is with Cheryl as she shares some great resources and tells us that Election Time = Opportunity to Teach Government.

Next, also in British Columbia, we'll drop in on Miranda as she tells us about wonderful Symphony treat they were privileged to enjoy recently.

Our last visit in British Columbia is with Rosina as she shows us the Unplugged Project ~ Fruit (Thanksgiving Turkeys) they made a little while back. She also invites us to check out her nature blog where she tells us about a FREE - Basic Bird Nature Study that is available for download from Currclick this week. I don't normally feature more than one post from a blog in an edition but I'm making an exception this time because I want to make sure you notice the - Think ~ Bridge Challenge they did this weekend. Very cool! Her son even made the Think! website because of his bridge, and there's still time for you to give it a try.

And that brings us to the end of this trip across Canada visiting with homeschooling families along the way. Thank you to those of you that invited us to visit. Please take the time to let our hosts know that you stopped by by leaving a comment on their blogs.

If all goes well, the next edition of the Canadian Home Educators Blog Carnival will be posted Tuesday, October 14. Please send your submission before then.