So I got this magazine in the mail last week called Practical Homeschooling. I'd forgotten that I'd asked for it a couple of months ago when I first started homeschooling so I was excited when I pulled it out of the mailbox. I waited until I'd finished cleaning before I read it so that I could (hopefully) enjoy it in a nice quiet clean room of the house.
When the perfect moment presented itself some 4 or 5 hours later!!! I did, I sat down and read through several of the truly inspiring, entertaining and informing articles. I have nothing to compare this magazine to because I don't subscribe to any homeschooling magazine but I found articles like 101 reasons to home school-I don't know about you but anytime I can add to my arsenal on the subject of "why home school" I am all ears or in this case, "eyes". I don't know why. I know that my husband and I are completely in agreement and convinced that this is what we should do, but it just helps to get other homeschoolers' perspectives on why they do it. It sort of strengthens my conviction each time as a new home schooling mom.
There were other informing articles on subjects like the privacy of our kids' school records and what's going on with that inside of the public school system. There were articles on schooling of course covering subjects like astronomy, history and reading. Speaking of astronomy, did any of you get a look at Venus and Jupiter and the Moon in the sky last night? It was a great science tidbit for both girls. We covered how many planets there are and other little topics like that. then we came inside and pulled up the phenom on the web and learned about why and how we were able to see those planets. It would have been better with a telescope but it was still great.
As with every great informational source on hoe schooling, there were some curriculum reviews and product reviews inside as well.
So far this seems to be a really good magazine for beginning and experienced home schoolers. I found a lot of helpful and encouraging articles that also tickled my brain in a very entertaining way.