How to Avoid the Grammar Police

Grammar, spelling, and punctuation are essentials of a quality education. It’s a fact of life that we are evaluated on the use of proper grammar. But how can you avoid getting caught by the grammar police? This post was proofread by Grammarly As home educators, we want to be seen as qualified teachers. We want […]

Monarchs and Migration: Become a Citizen Scientist

In a previous post, we looked at the Flight of the Butterflies on Netflix. Today, we’re talking about how to extend that study into a long-term unit study about monarchs and migration. Become a citizen scientist. I recently attended a teacher workshop for environmental educators.  A local school has gotten the entire 7th grade involved […]

The Flight of the Butterflies

Today,  I’m watching Flight of the Butterflies. I have to confess that I watch a lot of Netflix. I love it. As a home educator, I’m probably not supposed to admit that I watch a lot of TV.  I’m supposed to be a bookworm. I love to read, too. But, I honestly have to admit that […]

2015-2016 Homeschool Enrollment Numbers

In January each year, Homeschool Association directors send their homeschool enrollment numbers to the respective school districts. This is part of what the law requires here. So, while the districts are busy tallying this year’s numbers, let’s take a look at the 2015-2016 Homeschool enrollment numbers. I got a copy of the Home School Survey conducted Winter […]

Love the Lowcountry Homeschool Convention

I love the Lowcountry Homeschool Convention! Let me tell you why I love it. And I think you’ll agree. Local organizers know the best for local homeschoolers! Disclaimer Note: I have not been compensated for this post and all opinions are my own. This year, the Lowcountry Homeschool Convention is Friday and Saturday, May 26-27 on […]

More Spring Preview Days 2017

Here’s MORE Spring College Preview Days. There were too many to fit into just one post, so check out the Preview Days in January/February, too. I love Preview Days so much. I want you to seriously consider visiting several colleges this Spring! Recently, I took my daughter to see a college that she had crossed […]

Are Minimum Standards of the Law Enough?

Are minimum standards of the law enough for homeschool oversight? How can we be sure that associations are providing sufficient oversight with minimal requirements and minimal services? Can parents really be trusted to provide quality education? Maybe you’ve encountered questions like this…or maybe you’ve wondered this about our fellow homeschoolers. Or maybe you have even questioned yourself–can this […]

Homeschoolers Participate in School Choice Week

This week is National School Choice Week! This celebration happens every year in the last week of January–raising public awareness about educational options, while underscoring the need for even more opportunities. Schools, organizations and individuals are hosting local events to celebrate their school of choice. National School Choice Week is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness […]

Spring College Preview Days 2017

Spring College Preview Days 2017 are a great chance to tour schools you might want to attend. Choosing the college that’s right for you is an important decision. The sooner you can figure out what college you might want to go to and what course of study you might want to pursue–then you can aim your […]

Date Ideas When the Homeschool Day is Done

Today, let’s talk about date ideas for when your homeschool day is done. You’ve been working with the kids all day. Busy homeschooling. Busy answering questions. Wiping noses and bottoms. There’s dishes in the sink…and toys scattered down the hall. It’s hard to find the time and energy to focus on your couple-time. Been there. […]