Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Writing: latest issue of mater et magistra

I just got my copy of the Summer 2009 mater et magistra issue down here in the wilds of Virginia and I'm very impressed and proud to have a part in bringing out such a great magazine!

The articles are great ... the theme this issue is preparing for college and beyond and there are some great articles about choosing a Catholic college, getting to college in an unconventional way, going to conservatory instead of college and (the one I wrote) about sending them off with hand-crafted items to help them remember hearth and home.

There is also an amazing unit study, put together by Alicia vanHecke (who manages the amazing website Favorite Resources for Catholic Homeschoolers), about Norman Juster's Phantom Tollbooth . Alicia's unit study, the pull-out in the center, pulls in many different resources (videos, books and games) to help the kids really understand the concepts covered in Juster's classic. All of this is done in such a fun and interesting way, the kids won't even know they're learning about math concepts, science and grammar!
What more could you ask for?
Check it out ... I'm sure you'll be impressed. And if you don't subscribe to THE only Catholic homeschool periodical available, go on over to the mater et magistra website and subscribe! It's well-worth every penny!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, thank you Mary! When I heard she wanted a unit study on the Phantom Tollbooth, I just had to give it a try. I'm glad it turned out so well (and the lay-out job they did is terrific!).