Policy Issue Resolution at Department of Ed

This is a follow-up on the post I recently shared about the Policy Change at the Department of Education. The policy issue has come to a satisfactory resolution! The Department of Education has restored the list of associations published on their website, including the association that had been previously removed. This post may contain affiliate links to support […]

Important Homeschool Documents from Your Association

When you register with your accountability, you’ll be issued some important documents that verify you are legally compliant. These are some of the important documents to obtain from your association director. Some of these documents are not automatically issued, so you might need to request them. Talk to your association director about their procedures for obtaining […]

Homeschool Record Keeping 101

Welcome to South Carolina’s Homeschool Record Keeping 101. The 411 on everything you need to get started. The basics of what’s required in the law. No matter which accountability option you choose–these are the gonna be required. +1 Tweet Share Share Pin

Policy Change at Department of Education

This is a notice of a policy change at the South Carolina Department of Education–and how it affects us, as homeschoolers: The Department of Education sent out a notice to all Homeschool Association Directors yesterday (July 27, 2016) notifying us that they find no legal reasoning to post a listing of Homeschool Associations on their […]

The Must Have School Supply Every Homeschool Needs

This is THE most important, MUST HAVE school supply every homeschool needs. No matter what educational philosophy you prefer. No matter what curriculum you will follow this year. No matter what else you buy this school year. You will buy this! Probably several times during the year, again. +1 Tweet Share Share Pin

3 Reasons You Should Keep Good Homeschool Records

You should keep good homeschool records. Not because the law requires you to do it. Ok, yeah. Here in South Carolina, the law does require you to maintain good homeschool records. But, that’s not the reason you should. This post contains affiliate links If that’s the only reason you keep records, you’ll dread it. You’ll […]

I chose Option 1

Option 1 in South Carolina that means you register with the school district as your homeschool accountability. Most homeschoolers prefer to register with a homeschool association instead. But, I chose Option 1–the school district–for many years. This post contains affiliate links to support this blog. Why would I do that? First, let me explain that my […]

Stop Interrupting Kids

Yesterday I googled the phrase “stop interrupting kids“.  The results were ALL about how to get children to stop interrupting. Then I searched specifically for “how to get adults to stop interrupting kids.” Still nothing!  So I simplified it to:  “adults interrupting kids.” Yet all the results had the scenario reversed. They were about how to stop children from interrupting adults. […]

Conversation Resources

Good conversation takes practice. Some of us were raised with the method that “children are to be seen and not heard”. Some may be natural talkers prone toward dominating conversations. While others may be more introverted, just trying to get a word in edge-wise. Toss in the new trends in technology, we find ourselves more […]

How do Unschoolers Document Learning?

How do unschoolers document learning? How do we maintain the records required by law? These are the most frequently asked questions I hear when talking with other homeschoolers and those curious about homeschooling and unschooling. Unschoolers don’t use a set curriculum. We don’t get up in the morning and do school. In fact, we don’t “do school” at […]