Winter 2009/2010 Back Issue


What do you look for as you homeschool? Motivation? A little encouragement? Possibly Scriptural relevance for your day?Fill up on encouragement as you head into the new school year with articles on calculus, teaching writing & more!

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The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine enjoys reaching homeschoolers with more than 33,000 issues each quarter in more than 30 countries. Join an enthusiastic community of homeschoolers!

What do you look for as you homeschool? Motivation? A little encouragement? Perhaps a unit study? Maybe an art activity? Possibly Scriptural relevance for your day? Perchance even a giggle or two? How about information on great products?

Have you longed for sincerity? Another viewpoint could be good; maybe even some honesty about the tough days? We know—we have them too! Homeschoolers come together in a community called TOS, and we are so much more than pages in a magazine!

Join us and have all these things and more! Within each issue you’ll find amazing resources, candid interviews with business owners, glimpses into the routines of other homeschools, articles from the experts in homeschooling, as well as up-and-coming innovators helping our days run a little more smoothly. Find them all in our pages along with their insight, expertise, and honesty as we all homeschool together!

Educational experience, edification, and excitement are available for you.

The Winter 2009-2010 Issue contains everything you look for in a quality magazine. More than 200 glossy, full-color pages packed with articles, useful resources (including a unit study and art activity), informative advertising, and plenty of welcome sharing from homeschoolers much like you!

What sort of information will you benefit from in the Winter 2009-2010 Issue of TOS?

  • Learn more about David Bill, a British artist whose illustrations have been commissioned by the BBC and others. He’s also a homeschooling dad with a clear vision for his family.

Can you spot the six errors in this italicized sentence: I laid on the bed, wondering if alot of the guests would even recognize John and I, especially since we had been gone for three year’s.

If you can’t find the errors, you need to read this article by Ruth Beechick!

  • How can you help your reluctant writer? Danielle Olander offers simple, proven advice and techniques.

Learn why Teaching Writing: Structure and Style has been so successful as a tool to teach students how to become excellent, confident writers.

  • “In fourteen hundred and ninety-two . . .” Can you complete that sentence? If so, you’re proof that rhyming works as a tool for remembering facts! In this lively article, Carol Barnier delights us with her enthusiasm for writing “ditties” that help us recall essential facts and dates.

Find out how the Barnier family “starts each day the rhyming way”!

Read all of this information and so much more! Several articles about homeschooling the preschooler are included, as well as a few on homeschool support groups, writing, and even a transparent look at other families in the midst of the journey we call homeschooling. This issue of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine will excite you as it provides encouragement for the everyday activities in your life as a homeschooling family.

Do you need homeschool help with the aspects of writing and speaking well? We have articles for that:

  • “Speech & Debate” by Chris Jeub
  • “Top 10 Tips for Teaching Writing” by Fran Santoro Hamilton
  • “Three Keys to Teaching Writing” by Danielle Olander
  • “Helping the Reluctant Writer” by Lee Roddy
  • “10 Common Writing Traps” by Ruth Beechick

Are you busy with preschoolers and need assistance and ideas for your day? Check out:

  • “The Spiritual Instruction of Preschoolers” by Mike and Carolyn Riggs
  • Preschool: Start at the Very Beginning” by Kendra Fletcher

Have you thought about starting a homeschool group or becoming a more active part of one? Perhaps you are already knee-deep in homeschool group activities? Find great help with these articles:

  • “Conflict in a Homeschool Group” by Carol Topp
  • “Support Groups: Cultivating a Garden of Friendship” by Cheryl A. Bastian

Could you use a little spiritual reading? Find comfort, motivation, and a little education for yourself here:

  • “Leadership Education for Followers: TOS Talks With Andrew Pudewa About ‘Freedomship Education'” by Andrea Newitt
  • “The Princess or the Pack Mule” by Denise Mira
  • “When ‘No’ Is Beautiful—And When God Changes It” by Melissa Culver
  • “Contemporary Classical Education: It Really Can Work for You!” by Andrea Newitt
  • “Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection—An Interview With Gary Bates”by Darren Nelson

Do you need a little boost in school resources? You and your homeschool will enjoy these:

  • “The Fast Track to Memorization” by Carol Barnier
  • The Stepping Stones of Art and Education: An Interview With David Bill” by Deborah Wuehler
  • “Who Needs Calculus?” by Norman M. Birkett

How about checking out some numbers? We bring you numbers about homeschooling, and a few about household mixes to help at home! Even some help to take care of you and your family are found in the pages of this issue.

  • “Homeschooling: Growing and Thriving in the 21st Century” by Amelia Harper
  • “Mix It Up . . . From Scratch!” by Lisa Barthuly
  • “Seven Gifts to Give Yourself” by Molly Green
  • “Fight the Winter Blues” by Nancy Carter

Find our regular issue components and great extras as you read these:

  • Tina Rice writes about our cover school in this issue, the Milton District School.
  • Deborah Wuehler brings the editorial- “Communication Gaps: What to Do When No One Hears You”
  • Tia Linschied shares in the Teachers’ Lounge
  • Freebie Directory
  • Conventions Directory by Stephanie Ruby
  • Amy Christy presents “Homegrown Talent! TOS Staff Children’s Writing Contest Winners.”
  • Kate Kessler meets you in the Lab and shares the latest Contests

And 2009 could not come to a close without “A Tribute to Christopher J. Klicka”.

Read it all as you find pleasure, leisure, encouragement, and help for home, school, and more in the Winter 2009-2010 Issue of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine!

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