Oconee County Third Option Group

This post was proofread by Grammarly “Our goal at Oconee County Third Option Group is to encourage as much autonomy as the law allows for families so we focus on the specific requirements of the law and do not place additional restrictions or requirements on our members.” ~Melissa Bone, Director Service Area: Oconee County Only […]

Standardized Testing Resources in South Carolina

Are you looking for standardized testing resources?  In a previous post, I explained that standardized testing is not required by South Carolina homeschool law for Option 2 or 3. Although, some associations recommend or require achievement testing. Note: Option 1 homeschoolers are obligated to take the state-mandated tests with the school where they are zoned. But, whether […]

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 […]