Archive for June 26th, 2006

Carnival of Education

June 26, 2006 @ 11:49 am | Filed under:

I’ll be hosting this week’s Carnival of Education over at The Lilting House. Submissions are due tomorrow evening, dinnertimish. Email them to me at thebonnyglen (at) gmail (dot) com.

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Wiki Wiki Homeschooling

June 26, 2006 @ 8:10 am | Filed under:

Have you paid a visit to the KnowHomeschooling wiki yet? A wiki is a website where anyone, including you, can contribute or edit content on the topic in question. The best way to get a grip on what it is exactly is to go explore.

There’s a section on homeschooling blogs—is yours there? If not, Scott Somerville has posted instructions for how to add it. founder Jill has asked me to help spread the word to unschoolers in particular—she’d love your help in adding to the unschooling and day in the unschooling life sections. And I noticed that one has yet written pages for Latin-Centered or Charlotte Mason education. Click here to find out how to add or edit a page.

And get this—anyone who adds or edits content on the site can enter a drawing for $500! Five hundred dollars! I think I’m having palpitations.

The 48-Hour Book Challenge Recap

June 26, 2006 @ 5:19 am | Filed under:

I didn’t participate in Mother Reader’s very cool read-and-review-as-many-books-as-you-possibly-can-without-going-blind internet mass-read extravaganza. I know my limits. Once so proud of my ability to devour a book or four a week, I have meekly accepted the new reality: I am now a slow reader. It’s a time-and-tired thing. If I go to bed early just so I can read, I’m asleep before the chapter ends. Scott laughs when the book falls on my face. Sometimes this wakes me up enough to read another paragraph. Once the book fell on the baby’s face. She didn’t seem to notice, but it made me realize I need to rethink this whole reading in bed thing.

Fortunately, a lot of other bloggers have more stamina. Mother Reader gives a thorough recap of the competition here. And look!

“The winner of the 48 Hour Book Challenge is Midwestern Lodestar! This dark horse librarian by training read an amazing fourteen books with a total of 3155 pages! She read and blogged for about 26 of the 48 hours. What an introduction to the kidlitosphere!”

Did you catch it? It’s a real word now! Kathryn Judson (whose blog I quite enjoy) sent me a note the other day asking if I’d Googled “kidlitosphere” lately—she’s right! Just look at all those hits! ::sniff:: They grow up so fast…

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I Must Say it a Lot

June 26, 2006 @ 3:59 am | Filed under:

Beanie: “Mommy, what’s stronger—a tiger or a lion?”

Me: “Tiger, I think. Let’s look it up!”

Beanie, laughing like I am just so cute: “I knew you’d say that.”


“What if you had to look up how to look things up?”

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