Summer 2010 Back Issue


Heat up your homeschool this summer as you read more than thirty articles packed with biblical encouragement, teaching tips, photography help, and even a unit study and drawing activity, with so much more packed inside. Get it now!

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Get out in your backyard this summer to make your own field guide, play some backyard games, learn about sensational seeds, or enjoy some real life learning playing sports!

Learn with our incredibly informative issue for the Charlotte Mason method—have you considered building your homeschool using Mason-ry?

Heat up your homeschool this summer as you read more than thirty articles packed with biblical encouragement, teaching tips, photography help, and even a unit study and drawing activity!

Energize with the Summer issue of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine!

Advice from homeschool experts and encouragement from fellow homeschoolers fill the pages.

TOS’s senior editor, Deborah Wuehler, shares an insightful editorial for homeschoolers.

  • Are you in need of rest?
  • Has the summer season brought the end of a stressful year with little peace?
  • Does hope seem to be just out of your grasp?
  • Have you considered quitting?

Settle in for a blessing as Deb provides a biblical example of encouragement in her article, “I Quit!” Prepare to hear an uplifting message through this homeschooling mother of eight.

Spend some time on your own education as you read about:

  • Teaching phonics with guidance from Ruth Beechick—she just might surprise you!
  • Understanding auditory processing disorder, including helpful, practical steps to take.
  • Making better use of your camera with great articles on photography!
  • Teaching manners—learn how our culture has changed in the past 150 years.
  • Two homeschool students who are experts in their sports—fencing and speed skating.
  • Great learning opportunities right in your own backyard!
  • Legal issues and homeschooling—judicial bias has very real danger zones!

Learn from other homeschool moms how to get through life’s unexpected events—cancer diagnosis, infertility and the adoption of special needs children, and even death in the family.

Full-color, glossy pages await your anxious touch as you flip through page after page of informative articles, top-notch advertising, fantastic homeschool resources, and real academic help like our unit study—this issue you’ll learn about westward expansion!

Get into science with Dr. Carl Wieland, Managing Director, Creation Ministries International, in his article “The Glitter of Gold”.  He illuminates on the significance of this amazing substance!

Read more about the Charlotte Mason method and the high school years and the benefits of studying timeless works of literature. As an experienced homeschool teacher of twenty-five years, Rea Berg provides a sample of possible study for a high school freshman.

An article by Karen Andreola discusses some components of the Charlotte Mason method. With scriptural goals and methods that work she shares how Mason-ry, taught by faith, can be a tremendous foundation in “Educating by Faith, Not by Fear”.

Learn tremendous facts about seeds with not one, not two, but three articles on seeds and gardening—from seedling, to harvesting, to raising a Godly harvest of children for the Master Gardener, The Old Schoolhouse® is filled with harvest help.

  • Nancy Carter reminds us to enjoy the fruits of our homeschool labors.
  • Deciding whether to freeze, can, pickle, or? Lisa Barthuly offers help!
  • Be challenged by Sheila Campbell to tend the garden God has given you.
  • Set up your children for a fun drawing activity as they learn about sunflowers!

Prepare for your curriculum needs with Kate Kessler’s “Product Reviews Lab” article as she shares the findings of homeschoolers across the country as they use their own homes as “laboratories” and investigate products so you can make better choices.

Better photography skills await you . . .

  • Are more dynamic, appealing images really possible as an amateur?
  • Is photography all about capturing a clear, sharp image?
  • Is there a secret to capturing the personality of your children on film?

Can you make your own backyard field guide? Mari Almon explains why you should and exactly how you can create one!

Read a special interview with Kathleen Bolduc, author of Autism and Alleluias, and mother of three precious sons, one of whom is a special needs child. Can you guess which book of the Bible became her lifeline in difficult times? Find out, in this informative article about PDDNOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified) and God’s never failing care. Gain even more insight into special needs with an article on auditory processing disorder (APD). The Old Schoolhouse® has help for special needs this issue!

Read more about the MidWest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati in an interview with Brennan Dean, founder of the event. Big plans are in the works for The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine to partner with Brennan Dean for fantastic homeschool conferences around the nation in 2011, four in all—sure to be the “fantastic four”!

So much to do this summer—don’t miss the Summer issue of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine!Its pages will inspire, encourage, and prepare you to continue the journey that is homeschooling.

Homeschooling with heart, right alongside you!

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