Letter from the Editor: February 2019

Dear Readers,

February is for Friendship! As the saying goes, “A true friend knows everything about you…and likes you anyway.” Friendship is a special gift. It’s a little part of yourself that you give to someone else. Every year around this time, friends and loved ones exchange cards, poems, flowers, candy and gifts for Valentine’s Day. This month, be sure to let your friends know you care, and show them how much they mean to you. See if you can make a new friend too!

On a side note, did you know that February is a popular month for homeschool birthdays? According to FamousHomeschoolers.net, the following famous homeschoolers were born in February: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ansel Adams, Thomas Edison, Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley, Charles Dickens, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. (Laura was taught at home when she was unable to attend school due to distance or weather, and she homeschooled her daughter Rose!)

February is also Black History Month, an annual observance dedicated to celebrating the contributions that the African-American community has made to culture and history. Famous black homeschoolers include: Benjamin Banneker (first African-American scientist), George Washington Carver (agricultural researcher), Booker T. Washington (Tuskegee Institute founder), Louis Armstrong (King of Jazz), Jordin Sparks (singer/actress), Venus and Serena Williams (tennis star sisters).

There are lots of great articles in this month’s issue including: “How to Pray,” “How Couples Meet,” “Dark Chocolate 101,” “The Best Anime Movies,” and many more. To view the complete table of contents, click here!

Happy Homeschooling!

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