Liza's Homeschool Journey Posts

In my post How To Influence Your Child’s Motivation For Learning I explained the motivation cycle and how understanding its steps can help you have a greater influence on the outcome of your child’s motivation for learning and ultimately their growth and satisfaction. There are times when children get frustrated, discouraged, and lose interest.  When…

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Texas regulations: None As early as 1915 it has been legal to homeschool in Texas.  The state and people of Texas consider homeschooling an inherent freedom as part of their American citizenship. A mishap occurred in 1985, when the Texas Education Agency announced homeschooling as “illegal” because the word “homeschool” wasn’t…

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Oklahoma Regulations: None Oklahoma is the only state where the right to homeschool is protected by a constitution.  During the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention of 1907 specific wording was added to Article 13 section 4 to protect a parents right to choose homeschool as a way to educate their children. The…

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Homeschoolers Have Different Reasons to Vaccinate As early as 1922 there were laws requiring children to show proof of vaccination in order to attend school.  Today the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend that children who will enter a public or private school and/or a daycare facility, get 69 doses of 16…

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What Liza Says About Scholastic Workbooks… SUBJECT CONTENT:  Good STUDENT APPEAL:  Good I like Scholastic workbooks.  They are a good basic resource for early childhood literacy and education. Subject Content Scholastic has a plethora of workbooks.  Some are comprehensive workbooks by grade.  Others are single subject workbooks also by grade.…

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I Love Flashcards!   Flashcards are awesome.  They are a cheap tool that can be used in a variety of different ways and for a variety of different subjects.  All you need is imagination.  Without imagination flashcards can be BORING. Flashcards are a staple homeschool tool that I have used…

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