Homeschooling Teen – December 2019

The December 2019 issue of Homeschooling Teen magazine is online at HomeschoolingTeen.com!

In this issue you can read our profile on Jedin Bianchi: Piano Technician, sign up for a free virtual college fair for homeschoolers, learn about family education around the world, check out our list of patriotic gift ideas, get tips for homeschooling during the holidays, and much more! There are reviews of The Chosen, Jesus is King, and When Santa Fell to Earth.

How-to’s include: how to make a welcome kit for guests, how to maintain balance in homeschooling, how to ensure that break time doesn’t turn into playtime, how to keep teens interested in learning how to play the piano, and how to boost your grades with smart tech in the home.

Isaac Morehouse writes about the most important thing you can do to “Crash Your Career,” Alexandria shares her research on a lack of sleep in children, and Josh gives his opinion on the upcoming Half-Life: Alyx VR game. In addition, there is an infographic of Christmas Tree Facts, as well as information on the Modern Castle Scholarship and the Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editor’s Column

Letter From the Editor: December 2019

Homeschooling Teen is a monthly online magazine for homeschooled high schoolers ages 13-19, BY Homeschool Teens… FOR Homeschool Teens!

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Homeschooling Teen Profile

Jedin Bianchi: Piano Technician

If you, or anyone you know has a piano, they should have it tuned regularly by a skilled professional like Jedin Bianchi.

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Homeschool Friendly College

Virtual College Fair for Homeschoolers

Free virtual college fair for homeschooled teens and parents to attend on January 14-16, 2020.

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Guest Column

Homeschooling During the Holidays

Homeschooling is a busy venture at any time of the year, but homeschooling during the holidays can be overwhelming.

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Homeschooling High School

Balance in Homeschooling

The key is to find balance in homeschooling and establish a rhythm that works for you and your teen.

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Homeschool Electives

How to Keep Teenagers Interested in Learning How to Play the Piano

I honestly think the most vital objective is to keep teenage piano students spiritually engaged with the activity.

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College Life

How to Ensure That Break Time Doesn’t Turn into Playtime When You’re Studying

Great students aren’t born, they’re made from good studying habits.

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Careers

Isaac Morehouse: Crash Your Career

Create a skills profile that will turn heads in less time than it takes to hear back from that black hole job application.

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The World Around Us

Family Education Around the World

Family education is most popular in the USA, Canada, and the UK.

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Mind-Overload

Lack of Sleep in Children

We’ve all seen how cranky and ornery little kids can be with a lack of sleep.

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Read the Bible

VidAngel: The Chosen

No matter where you are in your journey with Jesus Christ, The Chosen is for you!

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Right-Wing Teen

Jesus is King

Jesus is King is a Christian hip hop record that features a significant gospel influence.

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Her Homeschooled Highness Reviews

When Santa Fell to Earth – Cornelia Funke

When Santa Fell to Earth is the perfect Christmas holiday book for both children and adults!

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Product Reviews

Patriotic Gift Ideas

In honor of the 13 original colonies, here is a list of 13 unique patriotic gifts.

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Travel & Recreation

How to Make a Welcome Kit for Guests

Is a special friend or relative coming to stay at your house during the holidays? Make a Welcome Kit and give them the VIP treatment!

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Game Reviews

Half-Life: Alyx VR Game to Launch in March

Half-Life: Alyx is a new full-length game built from the ground up by Valve for virtual reality.

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Teen Tech Talk

Boosting Your Grades With Smart Tech In The Home

Living in a smart home and making the most of technology can significantly benefit you as a homeschooler.

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STEM Time

Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition

Looking for a science competition to challenge your students that also helps improve the common good? Check out the Clean Tech Competition!

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Scholarships

Modern Castle Scholarship 2019

For a chance to win the Modern Castle $1,000 scholarship, create a short video (no longer than 5 minutes) answering 3 questions.

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Infographic

Christmas Tree Facts

How well do you know your Christmas tree facts? Check out this infographic!

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Your freebie for this month is: “The Nativity Story.”

Two-page Word doc | Two-page PDF

Print it out (double-sided) and make copies for inserting in Christmas cards, give as handouts, or read aloud to the kids. Remember, Jesus is the reason for the season.

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