What Teaching Materials Should I Use?
Packaged Curricula is expensive, but learning is free!
Cathy Duffy Reviews
Our local Hastings has a copy of Cathy Duffy's big green book "100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum." If they don't have it in stock, please tell them to order it!
Homeschool Classifieds - Used homeschool curriculum, events, activities...
A Day in the Life of a few Texas Home school Families: BLOGS!
Note to Self - These "notes to self" are a way for me to ponder all the wonderful
things that happen while learning with our children.
Life Nurturing Education - I hope you find encouragement in my reflections about biblical principles, family life, and home education.Making Our Dream Life Happen
Learning in Freedom There
is a difference between "learning" and "school." I try to share
examples, observations, and even my regrets as we focus on the learning
in our home "school."
The Natural Noggin - Discipleship Schooling: A Christian, non-radical approach to unschooling
Keep the Way - I have a passion for instilling a love of learning in my children,
creating fun unit studies and encouraging Moms to experience Joy in the
Ministry of Motherhood!
Spirittibee - I'm a Christian Homeschooling Mom who likes to spend free time thinking
through my fingers on the keyboard.
Life on the Hilltop - The Hilltop Academy Blog written by Tricia, General Director of Chao
your child at home is legal in all 50 states! The legal details
to state but in
Texas a homeschool is recognized legally as a private school so your
child would be exempt from compulsory attendance laws according to Leeper vs. Arlington I.S.D.
“It is, therefore, ordered, adjudged and
decreed that a school-age child residing in the State of Texas who is
the direction of a parent or parents or one standing in parental
or through the child's home in a bona fide (good faith, not a sham or
subterfuge) manner a curriculum consisting of books, workbooks, other
materials, including that which appears on an electronic screen of
computer or video tape monitor, or any combination of the preceding
(1) of a private or parochial school which exists apart from the
or (2) which has been developed or obtained from any source, said
curriculum designed to meet basic education goals of
spelling, grammar, mathematics and a study of good citizenship, is in
attendance upon a private or parochial school within the meaning of
21.033(a)(1) of the Texas Education Code and exempt from the requirements of
compulsory attendance at a public school….”
How to begin
about jumping right into a curriculum after withdrawing your
child from public school. Many people recommend "De
break to find what will work best for you and your child, while letting
the child rediscover that natural curiosity with which children
were created. (much more information at this site -
Educators getting started
are social creatures and we desire to connect and to be with
we need to be in a room full of people our
own age in order to learn to be sociable? Are
peers the best way to learn positive socialization skills, manners, or
character? Is the playground
the best way
to develop character in children? There
a difference between positive and negative socialization.
is also a difference between quality and
quantity when it comes to socialization. When
people use the “S” word, I tell them that we
avoid negative socialization.
Homeschooling Socialization (Learn
If you feel you need legal advice please call Texas Home School Coalition
mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher
demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
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