Final Preparations for Homeschool Graduation

Nobody tells you how many brain cells you’ll be losing at homeschool graduation time. For the past month we’ve been working toward this final goal and here we are in the very last leg of this marathon. We are so close…. to losing our marbles. 😉 WHY? WELL LET ME TELL YOU… We’re Graduating Mid-Year Back in May when my husband asked if we could graduate Catie early, I told him that we couldn’t graduate her then, but she could graduate a semester early, in December.  The question was, “SHOULD she?” What are the pros and cons of graduating mid-year??

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?)

Texas Birds Unit Study

I tend to be kind of A.D.D. with homeschool sometimes. I’m a little bit like Dory, swimming along in one direction and then–Look, birds! I mean, here we are in the middle of winter and I’m thinking about a Texas birds unit study (which people often study in the Spring right?) I just shrug and say “It’s all good.” I’ve come to accept that there is sometimes no method to my madness. Besides, I love birds. I love cardinals. And hummingbirds. And painted buntings. We have recently discovered a broad-winged hawk living on our property and I think it’s pretty cool.

Ultimate Homeschool Guide to Texas History

A comprehensive guide to studying Texas History. Learn where to find homeschool curriculum and unit studies or how to create your own Texas History homeschool curriculum.

I Must Be A Lousy Texan.

I love my state. It’s a part of who I am and I take pride in my heritage. But I have a confession to make. I don’t like EVERYTHING about Texas. I don’t like cowboy boots. For shame! I know! But I’d much rather trade them for something trendier, like this: And the cowboy hats? Sorry, but I don’t wear cowboy hats, either. I won’t judge YOU for wearing them, but I would much rather wear something like this: Or maybe just skip the hat and go for a really cute headband instead: And while we’re talking about our heads,