Special Needs Workshop

Special Needs Workshop Presented by: Susan Blackwell Wednesday, October 5 at 1 pm Live on Zoom followed by Q/A session Free Are you homeschooling a special needs child? Do you need more support resources and information about making accommodations for your child’s learning differences? This FREE workshop is presented by Susan Blackwell, an independent education […]

Professional Development For Home Educators

Are you qualified to teach? It’s a question that every home educator has faced.  Yes…we are! Today, I’d like to address some ways that home educators get professional development credentials. I have a college degree in Elementary Education. But if I wanted to teach in a school, I would also have to do continuing training […]

Homeschool Grade Levels

In another post, we discussed various grade level guidelines. Now, let’s consider how to determine your homeschool grade levels. You’re standing in line at the grocery store. The clerk begins making chit-chat with you and your kids. And then she asks your child: What grade are you in? It’s the dreaded question many homeschoolers do […]

SC State Fair Competitions

The SC State Fair Competitions have been some of my favorite homeschool activities. My kids loved the fun of competition, seeing their stuff on display…and the thrill of victory. I loved that it counts as schoolwork too. My first rationale for participating in the SC State Fair Competitions was so that my homeschool kids could […]

How to Document Unstructured Playtime

In a previous post about best advice for new homeschoolers, we encourage you to play more. But how do you document unstructured playtime? Our culture suffers from chronic busyness. We feel the pressure to schedule assignments and activities for every waking moment. Plus, we’re required to document the school activities. The weight of responsibility feels […]

Is Kindergarten Optional?

Is Kindergarten optional in South Carolina? This is a discussion that has come up several times recently. I’ve talked before about compulsory attendance law, but several inaccuracies are still lingering. Let’s talk about what we mean by “optional.” My husband says that the stop signs that are outlined in white are optional. It’s kind of […]

What is the Best Homeschool Curriculum?

This is a frequent question from new homeschoolers: What is the best homeschool curriculum? How do you choose the right curriculum? You want to keep your kids on track and there’s so many curriculum choices out there. Which one should you choose? Homeschool curriculum is big business. There’s so many curriculum choices and methods. It’s […]

Common Homeschool Transcript Mistakes

In a previous post, I explained how to make your own parent-made transcript. Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the common homeschool transcript mistakes to avoid. Image by Steve Johnson from Pixabay As homeschool parents, we want the doors of opportunity to open for our students. If we want equal opportunities for […]

180 Day Reports Due

In a previous post we talked about what the 180 days requirement means. Now, it’s that time of year again when your association says: “180 day reports due.” Yes, it’s true. No matter what association or accountability option you chose–you have an end of the year report to do. Please don’t say that your association […]

Can I Start Tracking Attendance Toward Next Year?

I’ve finished logging 180 days required for this year, now what? Can I start tracking attendance toward next year? First, be sure you know when your 180 day report is due (check with your association). This question came up recently: I want to continue to log learning days so I stay in the swing of […]

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