It’s almost here! The 2012 Homeschool Virtual Curriculum Fair (VCF)was so great…that we’re doing it again. Next Monday, the very first 2013 installment will go live, here on Homeschooling Hearts & Minds. Several of last year’s bloggers will be joining me again, but there are also some new participants.
What the VCF is (the short version):
The Virtual Curriculum Fair is a month-long blog carnival that posts each Monday throughout January. The idea behind VCF is for participants to give other homeschoolers a peek into what they are really doing with their kiddos that works for them and why.
So many of us our fighting the winter blahs right now, and seeing what’s working for others can be inspiring. The VCF was created to share wisdom and experience. Take a look at all the wonderfulness that was shared during the 2012 Virtual Curriculum Fair!
When I say “curriculum,” I don’t mean that we limit ourselves to published curricula, gridded schedules, or “core standards.” This is more about sharing the course of study you’ve plotted out for your kiddos, whether it comes from textbooks, library hops, or quiet afternoons digging in the garden. Last year we also had posts on favorite books, games, and even things that we don’t study in our homeschools.
For a more detailed explanation of the Virtual Curriculum Fair, please read the announcement post from last month. There is still time to join us, just read the guidelines at the link.
These year’s dates and themes (links will be added here as each theme goes live):
- January 7th---Playing with Words: the Language Arts. This theme can include phonics, reading, writing, grammar, spelling, speech, literature, etc., etc., etc. Latin and foreign language studies could also go here.
- January 14th---Discovering Patterns: Mathematics, Logic, and Science. This theme can include anything to do with mathematics, mathematical thinking, numbers, arithmetic, symbolic logic, critical thinking, and math-y sciences (physics, chemistry, etc.).
- January 21st---Exploring Our World: Social Studies and more Science. This theme can include history, geography, world cultures, worldview, biology, botany, geology, etc., etc., etc.
- January 28th---Seeking Beauty: the Arts and Everything that Brings Beauty to Our World. This theme can include any of the arts, handicrafts, but really ANYTHING at all that adds beauty to your homeschool.
Bloggers who will be participating this year:
Kristi Kerr @ The Potter's Hand Academy
Annette @ A Net In Time
Wendy Hilton @ Homeschooling Blessings
Christy @ Unexpected Homeschool
Tonia @ The Sunny Patch
Heather @ Teaching My 3
Karyn @ Teach Beside Me
Mary R. @ Winecup Christian Academy
Hillary M @ Our Homeschool Studio
Tech Wife @ A Playground of Words
Lisa @ Golden Grasses
Leah Courtney @ As We Walk Along the Road
Kristen H. @ Sunrise to Sunset
Linda @ Homeschooling6
Leann @ Montessori Tidbits
Nicole @ Schooling in the Sun
Pam @ Everyday Snapshots
Christa Darr @ Fairfield Corner Academy: The Story of Our Life
Laura O in AK @ Day by Day in Our World
Missouri Mama @ Ozark Ramblings
Jennifer @ a glimpse of our life
Brenda Emmett @ Garden of Learning
Chrissy @ Learning Adventures
Erin @ Delighting in His Richness
Dawn @ Guiding Light Homeschool
April @ Coffee, Cobwebs and Curriculum
Joelle @ Homeschooling for His Glory
Piwi Mum @ Learning and growing the Piwi Way
The first post of the 2013 Virtual Curriculum Fair for homeschoolers goes live on Monday. Subscribe via email so you won’t miss it!