Thursday, January 3, 2013

The 2013 Homeschool Virtual Curriculum Fair Starts Monday!

It’s almost here!  The 2012 Homeschool Virtual Curriculum Fair (VCF)was so great…that we’re doing it again.   Homeschool Virtual Curriculum Fair ButtonNext 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):

  1. 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.
  2. 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.).
  3. 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.
  4. 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

Jen @ Forever, For Always, No Matter What

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!


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