Best Homeschool Advice for Newbies

I’ve been homeschooling a loooong time. I wish I had a time machine to go back to the beginning and tell myself some advice. I can’t though…I write this blog so I can tell you all my best homeschool advice for getting started. I also thought it would be interesting to find out what advice […]

Google Technology Resources for Education

Today, let’s talk about technology resources for education. Google has several FREE resources that you could be using in your homeschool. Resources especially designed to help teach technology skills. Google has a bunch of great tools you may already know about. Like Google search engine, Google assistant, and Google Earth. You might be using Google […]

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 […]

School Choice Rally for Education in South Carolina

The School Choice Rally in South Carolina is Wednesday, January 23th at 10 am. We’re meeting at the Metropolitan Convention Center and marching up to the State House for the rally. 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 […]

Red Cross for Homeschool Youth Volunteers

The Red Cross offers a variety of educational opportunities that homeschoolers might utilize. I met with local volunteer coordinators and learned about how to get our homeschool youth involved. The Red Cross wants to work with you! All Volunteers for age 13+ must be registered in the Volunteer Connection system. Within the Volunteer Connection system, […]

Why Choose Technical College?

The doors of opportunity open if you choose technical college. Tech is a great option for your homeschool grad to consider. In a previous post, I listed the 16 Technical Colleges we have in South Carolina. Why choose Technical college? Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why you might go to Tech […]

Host a Gingerbread Decorating Party

One of our favorite holiday traditions is decorating gingerbread houses. We love to host a gingerbread decorating party. It’s a great activity for family, friends…and even our homeschool class or even the whole group. I have done this gingerbread decorating party for school groups, sunday school class, kid’s parties and just our family. It’s so […]

Build a Basic Graham Cracker House

Today I’m excited to show you how to build a basic graham cracker house. Decorating these gingerbread houses is a family tradition for more than 20 years. It’s so easy and so much fun! The cracker houses look like little outhouses or doghouses…but, they turn out so cute when they’re decorated. And it’s just the right […]

Getting Started: Curriculum Ideas

You’ve suddenly decided that you’re going to homeschool. You’re looking for getting started curriculum ideas, so you can hit the ground running. Especially if you are making this transition mid-year–you want to find a curriculum that’s quick and easy to start right now. Many new homeschoolers seek out a curriculum that follows a more traditional […]

Give Thanks Campaign

November is often when we take time to think of things for which we are grateful.  Now that the elections are over…let’s use the opportunity to initiate a Give Thanks Campaign.  What if we promote that attitude of gratitude in our homeschool community? What if we take time to thank the people who support us? We […]