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. […]

School Choice Rally for Education in South Carolina

The School Choice Rally in South Carolina is Wednesday, January 25th at 11 am in Township Auditorium. It’s the state’s biggest celebration of the educational choices parents have available. Many local celebrations are going on all over the state and around the nation for National School Choice week: January 22-28th. Here in South Carolina, parents can […]

Facebook Hacks for Homeschooling: Groups vs. Pages

Today, I’m starting a series about Facebook hacks for homeschooling. I’ve learned these tricks along the way…to help improve my involvement on Facebook. So, if you’re new to Facebook, these hacks will help you navigate like a pro. Facebook is a great tool. It’s a natural for us to incorporate our homeschooling. We love it. We […]

Learning Disabilities Resources

Learning Disabilities Resources Directory Learning disabilities affect your child’s progress in any educational setting. So, what if you suspect your homeschool child has a learning issue? Where can you get screening tests and services? National Autism Resources is the leading online resource for information, advice, toys, gifts, educational products and more. Free Learning Disabilities Resources […]

Ninja 3 Op

We call ourselves the “Ninja Homeschoolers” because we are skilled educators who are strong in our desire to educate our children, astute in knowing what is best for them, and disciplined in pursuing excellence. All Ninja qualities. We are homeschoolers by day and Ninjas by night!! ~Jennifer Ackerman, Director Service Area:  Statewide Office Location: 199 Riverbirch Lane, […]

Public and Private Virtual Schools in South Carolina

Public and private virtual schools are often confused with homeschooling. There may be some similarities, but there are some very important distinctions about legalities and funding. The laws that govern these schools are different from Homeschools. Funding is different, because public funding is not available to homeschoolers (and many homeschoolers actively oppose such funding measures). Note: These Virtual Schools […]

Compulsory Attendance Law in South Carolina

The age of compulsory attendance in South Carolina is a common question in variations like this: At what age does my child need to be enrolled in school? Should I sign a Kindergarten waiver or join a homeschool association? And what about homeschooling preschool? Let’s take a look at the wording in the law, then jump […]

Homeschool Progress Report in South Carolina

What’s a homeschool progress report in South Carolina? I’ve seen a variety of explanations. Most of them are busy-work without a meaningful purpose. Write out a formal report card with A in Reading, B in Math…and so on. Or just write out a little vague sentence or paragraph that everything is progressing just fine.  Just […]

The Quintessential Holiday Party Game

Today, I’m sharing the Quintessential Holiday Party Game. It’ll test your memory and your reflexes. It’s a real hit for all ages! This party game is holiday tradition at my house. We’ve played with: cousins siblings aunts/uncles grandparents children adults friends co-workers people we’ve never met before people we haven’t seen in years people we […]