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What’s in the Current Issue of Practical Homeschooling?

FEATURES

  • One formerly hot educational trend has met diminishing returns. Another stalls. A new trend takes off. And another one bears careful watching.
  • Your library offers more than you know (even after reading last issue’s article) – including some high-tech options that weren’t even available a few years ago.
  • How to beat the “winter homeschool blues”
  • Homeschooling one student is a challenge. Teaching more can be chaos! Top strategies for bringing sanity to your homeschool
  • A family from NY compares an “ideal” homeschool day with their “real” day
  • Meet a family that homeschools from their RV!

COLUMNS

  • Attorney Antony Kolenc on the legal ins and outs of using charter schools to teach at home.
  • Magda Jackson shares tips for homeschooling several small children . . . when you are expecting another!
  • Melissa Morgan’s top tips for teaching little ones the concepts of times & seasons.
  • Bess Wuertz shares some “Montessori ways” to observe celebrations & holidays.
  • Mary Pride offers 4 top tips to encourage reluctant emerging readers.
  • Bill Pride on ways to make STEM cool to middle schoolers.
  • Best-selling science author Janice VanCleave shows how to make a Sun-Earth-Moon model.
  • College-prep expert Dr. Kuni Beasley know exactly what colleges need in a homeschool transcript. Detailed article with examples.
  • Anne Wegener has an inspiring message about how her family has reached out to international guests over the holidays.

NEWS

  • Virtual & augmented reality in schools is getting a $680,000 federal boost
  • Corporal punishment in schools: the current situation
  • New study on what chores – and grades – are worth to parents
  • Research on what parents share about their kids on social media.
  • Kindergarten “readiness” – why do kids need to be tested for this, again?

SPOTLIGHT REVIEWS

  • “Rhetoric” is one of the classical skills. This Christian course teaches it the classical way.
  • What you don’t know about the Big Bang model – gorgeous DVD lays out the astronomy not taught in schools

OTHER REVIEWS

  • What is “executive function”? And why does your student need it?
  • How to make writing letters more exciting.
  • A great introduction to the fiber arts.
  • “Scratch” your way to programming.
  • A different kind of history: this “music lab” teaches the history of rock music!

PLUS...

  • How to get started in homeschooling
  • Contests for subscribers with awesome prizes!
  • Envelope Gallery of kids’ art
  • Ads with special offers

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