Texas Homeschooling: Field Trips in Texas

We’ve discussed the technical side of Homeschooling in Texas, so now let’s have a little fun. Let’s talk about some of the best field trips in Texas. I had planned to write about studying Texas History today but our internet has been down and that’s a longer post. ūüėČ So we’ll mix things up and I’ll come back to Texas History tomorrow. We love a good field trip! It’s so much more fun to get out in the world and experience it rather than just read about it –and Texas is ripe with opportunities. It would be an impossible undertaking

Homeschooling in Texas: High School, Diplomas, and Transcripts–OH MY!

  Welcome back! Today, let’s take a look at homeschooling high school,¬†diplomas, and transcripts-shall we? After many homeschoolers get over their initial trepidation about homeschooling, they seem to find a good groove for a while until they start thinking about high school. When a homeschool mom realizes that high school is around the corner, a lot of those old fears and worries can come flooding back. I WAS THERE! I KNOW! Don’t worry–I’m here to tell you that a lot of those fears are unfounded, and it’s not as hard as you think it will be. It’s definitely something to

Homeschooling In Texas, Laws and Requirements

Howdy! I’m so excited. =) It’s been a really, really long time since I’ve participated in a 5-Day Hopscotch Series. (The Hopscotch, if you remember, is when all the participating bloggers write about one their own topic for five days.)¬†I feel like I can safely add this to my plate right now, so I thought I would continue the¬†Texas theme from my Back to School Gift Basket and talk about “Homeschooling in Texas” for the next five days. Homeschooling in Texas is really quite simple! If you’ve been homeschooling here for a while, you’re probably thinking, “What’s there to tell?”

Giveaway! My Favorite Back to School Things, with a Texas Twist *Closed*

“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm, woolen mittens. . . “ It’s here! It’s one of my FAVORITE THINGS to do. It’s time for the annual Back to School Gift Basket Giveaway. *Snoopy Dance* And Y’ALL. This year, I’m giving away a basket of some of my favorite things–with a Texas twist because I do love me some Texas-y things. (You know what they say about Texans and their state pride. . . ) “Brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorite things! “ (Are you singing yet?)

Beginning Photography As An Elective

It seems like photography is huge right now, and my Arielle has been bitten by the Photography Bug. With several of her friends also interested in photography, it was bound to happen. But it’s not something she wants to do just because her friends are doing it–she really likes it and she really does have a good eye for photography. So I did what any good homeschool mom would do and I¬†decided we need to add “Beginning Photography” to her school classes. =) One of the best perks of homeschooling is being able to¬†include a child’s interests as part of

10 Fourth Grade Books Made Into Movies

Books really start getting fun around fourth grade! That was the year I really remember getting into reading. My favorite book that year was Charlotte’s Web–I read it twice! I remember reading Freckle Juice, too, (which hasn’t been made into a movie yet,) and I know there were many others. ONE THING you’ll notice which is different about this list: the “read-aloud” section is gone. Read-alouds are still good! Read to your kids until they move out of the house. =)¬†Just pick one. Any of the books on this list will do.¬†You can also take turns reading the book to