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What's in Practical Homeschooling #63?

FEATURES

  • The 2005 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards: the 170 best homeschool products, as chosen by your fellow homeschoolers
  • Ballot for nominating software and websites for the 2006 awards
  • Readers debate how homeschool graduates should relate to their age group
  • How to make a good impression on your first day of college. By community college instructor Michelle Dalrymple.
  • World-class surfer Adam Wickwire is homeschooled. Read about his fascinating life.
  • Homeschool Business. Want to start your own? Here are some ideas and resources.
  • "Day at Our House" diary from two homeschooled students who live in different states.
  • A winning team of swimmers and divers, all of whom are homeschooled . . . . three brothers who win piano competitions . . . a girl from Taiwan who excels academically and musically . . . more homeschool success stories

COLUMNS

  • Janice vanCleave, the Science Lady, explains how we can get a liquid when we combine two gases.
  • Need to homeschool a preschooles with special needs? Here's how. By Melissa Morgan, co-author of Homeschooling on a Shoestring
  • The case for skipping manuscript handwriting and teaching cursive from the start. By education expert Sam Blumenfeld
  • An update on legislative battles homeschoolers faced this year. By Home School Legal Defense Association Senior Counsel Christopher Klicka.
  • The one-minute flashcard drill that really works. By Michael Maloney, founder of the Quinte Learning Centers in Canada and winner of the Canada Post National Educator Literacy Award.
  • How to discover your talents . . . and your future career. By Kristin Hamerski, Miss Alaska National Senior Teen-Ager 2004, winner of the Spirit of Youth Award, and First Lady Volunteer of the Year 2005.

NEWS

  • Amazing support group giveaway
  • How GCSE and International Baccalaureate students stack up compared to Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment students
  • What happens when a working person places family ABOVE career . . . surprising results

BOOK REVIEWS

  • Mary Pride's Complete Guide to Getting Started in Homeschooling
  • A book of homeschool laws by state
  • The ultimate guide for how to grade your kids' work
  • What does all that educational jargon mean? A homeschooler's guide to educational theories, methods, and that other stuff classroom teachers learn in school.
  • Get a head start on college planning with this book
  • A series of books that teaches study success skills

SPOTLIGHT REVIEWS

  • Award-winning conversational Spanish course whose lessons are designed for 10 minutes a day
  • Get more out of John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" with this puzzle and poster set
  • Take these tests to find out if your child's reading is deficient, then use these workbooks to swiftly bring him or her up to speed

PLUS...

  • Contests for subscribers
  • Envelope Gallery of homeschooled kids' art
  • Ads with special offers

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