Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Join HOTM's Blog Carnival!

The Heart of the Matter
8 Ways to a More Organized Homeschool
Welcome to our 8 Ways to a More Organized Homeschool Carnival. Every Wednesday for 8 weeks we will publish a collaborative article brimming with tips and advice to help you organize all aspects of your homeschool life. Anyone can submit! Sift through your archives for posts that you would like to share, old or new.
Everyone who submits a post will be entered for a chance to win an amazing prize package, currently valued at $100! For an additional entry, simply tell your readers about the carnival and share our button and link on your blog. The winner of the giveaway will be announced at the end of the carnival on April 24th.

What is a blog carnival?
**From Wikipedia: A blog carnival is a type of blog event. It is similar to a magazine, in that it is dedicated to a particular topic, and is published on a regular schedule, often weekly or monthly. Each edition of a blog carnival is in the form of a blog article that contains permalinks to other blog articles on the particular topic.
Weekly Topics
Organize your physical space: cutting clutter, ways to store books and supplies, tips for small spaces, etc. Due by 3/4, posted 3/6.
Organize your morning: morning routine, time with God, chores, breakfast, getting off to a good start, etc. Due by 3/11, posted 3/13.
Organize your school schedule: schedules on paper, reviews of planners, time allotted for subjects, etc. Due by 3/18, posted 3/20.
Organize your records: grades, tests, attendance, etc. Due by 3/25, posted 3/27.
Organize your projects: storing paper, lapbooks, notebooks, and old projects. Due by 4/1, posted 4/3.
Organize your kitchen: menu planning, recipes, etc. Due by 4/8, posted 4/10.
Organize your activities: field trips, co-ops, etc. Due by 4/15, posted 4/17.
Organize your heart: priorities, good attitude, etc. Due by 4/22, posted 4/24.
To Submit
Please email the following to http://us.mc510.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=carnivals@heartofthemattermagazine.com&subject=Organization before the above due dates at 9:00pm EST. You may send all your information in one email or in separate emails as the weeks go on.
Your name (first name only is ok)
Name of your blog
Title of your post
Direct link to your post
Brief summary of your post
Week you are submitting for
For an extra giveaway entry: the link to the post in which you told your readers about the carnival Share and Enjoy:
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