Welcome to the Rosh Chodesh Kislev (slightly late) edition #2 of the Jewish Homeschooling Blog Carnival. I am so excited to be doing this once again! If I missed your blog, I’m sorry… please submit your blog and I’ll catch you the next round!
Here’s the first edition (Cheshvan), in case you missed it. And now, onwards and upwards to Edition the Deux:
everyday at home
How to juggle a range of ages in your homeschool setting? Mommzy at Our Jewish Homeschool Blog gets top billing in every way for her great tips and tricks in Homeschooling with a bunch of little ones.
She may not technically be a homeschooler, but Creative Jewish Mom offers the perfect solution for those long, dull wintry days: The Real Mr. Potato Head. She’s got lots of Jewish holiday crafts and other things crafty as well!
And every homeschooling family loves bargains, right? Try Mara’s site, Kosher on a Budget. This week, she’s turned up a great deal for stocking the homeschool games cabinet in Toys R Us: Buy 7 Board Games for just $13. (a deal I probably can’t get, living in Canada and all…)
What do you do when kids’ “help” around the house is not quite up to your standards? Avivah at Oceans of Joy answers that question from her considerable experience in When kids help and aren’t such a help :).
Okay, this is pushing it, but I can’t help myself. It’s not Jewish, it’s not even a blog… but it IS homeschooling at its finest. What kids wouldn’t want to “Make Poo” for science class??? We are planning a unit on digestion later on this year: do I dare go this far with my kids?
our week in jewish homeschooling
Do you plan your homeschooling week by week? Or journal about it when the week is over? Either way, link your weekly homeschool “diary” to the comments section of my own Jewish Homeschool Diary, right here at Adventures in MamaLand. (I’m trying to post my diaries early in the week, but it’s a challenge…bear with me!!!)
Kerith of Learning Al Pi Darko discovers that even if the week begins on a crummy note (stomach bug), it can still end up being a busy, happy and productive time for all concerned in The Week in Review. (plus, lots of little tidbits about how she manages with four homeschoolers!)
teach me torah
Mommzy at Our Jewish Homeschool Blog, who never ceases to amaze me with her dedication and resilience, proves that creativity respects no normal boundaries of time of day or conventional craft materials when it comes to Parsha Arts'n Crafts.
Leigh Ann, The Frugal Ima (who also happens to be a rabbi), blogs about Frugal Jewish Education: Using the iTunes store to build your Jewish music library.
If you’ve heard of Room 613 and wondered what it’s about (I know I have), Elana Horwitz presents 613: What's this Room? posted at Morah Elana's Room, saying, "Teaching Jewish homeschoolers online...a breathtaking journey!"
Can’t let you guys go without giving a shout out to, well, me. I have been writing Parsha Poems and other, miscellaneous, parsha resources every week since July and I think they’re mostly pretty good. I’ve also been putting out a ton of homeschool printables, Jewish, Hebrew and otherwise. Help yourself – and I’d love feedback if you do use them. The Internet can be a quiet, lonely place sometimes.
Amy Meltzer of Homeshuling asks, “Parsha for kids - got any leads?” (here are Part 1 & Part 2)… and talks about the difficulty of finding truly excellent parsha resources. What are you using to teach parsha in your homeschool? Surely we homeschool parents can come up with some suggestions…?
around the web
Let’s support our own! A couple of Jewish homeschool blogs have been nominated for Homeschool Blog Awards. Stop by their blogs to learn how to vote them into the lead!
That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of jewish homeschooling blog carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.