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 […]

What Does 180 Day Requirement Mean?

What does the 180 day requirement mean? Your accountability association verifies that you have completed the days. So you should also complete the 180 day report for your association. Be sure that you comply with their policies, procedures and deadlines. In South Carolina, compulsory attendance is 180 days. When we choose to homeschool, we are […]

Subscription Box Gift Ideas for Homeschoolers

Today, I’ve got more than 15 subscription box gift ideas that will make you the superhero of gift giving! It’s the gift that keeps coming for several months after the special occasion. There’s so many to choose from. You’re bound to find something that suits your situation. Oh what do you get for a homeschooler? […]

Grade Level Guidelines and Standards

What sort of grade level guidelines and standards should homeschoolers follow? As you take on the responsibility of educating our own kids, some of you are wondering what you should be doing at each grade level. How do you know if you’re “keeping up with the schools”? There are not any specific objectives in homeschool […]

SC Uniform Grade Scale

As you work on your parent-made transcript for your high schooler, here’s what you need to know about the SC Uniform Grade Scale. We’ve got this unique and complicated grade scale system set forth by the Department of Education. All public schools and most private schools utilize this policy. You may be wondering why it matters […]

Lesson Plan Examples

Let’s take a look at some lesson plan examples. In a previous post, I explained about homeschool record-keeping requirements. Now, let’s see more about the details and format of lesson plans (or journals). Homeschool law in South Carolina requires you to do lesson plans or a journal. But, what should they look like? What details […]

The REAL Problem with Socialization

It’s the inevitable question every homeschooler will be asked. “What are you going to do about socialization?” It’s a common myth that homeschoolers are weird and unsocialized. Let’s face it some people are socially awkward. No matter what educational setting they choose. But, I’m not talking about the myth and the misconception about socialization. I’m […]

Online Course Programs For Teens

Online Course programs for high schoolers are a great way to cover subjects that you don’t feel qualified to teach or don’t want to learn. Some of these programs are self-studies, while others have teachers/tutors included. As your student moves toward high school level, you find some of the online courses are useful supplements to […]

How do Unschoolers Document Learning?

Homeschool law in South Carolina mandates some basic record-keeping requirements. So, what if you are an unschooler and you don’t actually plan ahead? This is how one unschooler does her journal. How do unschoolers document learning? How do we maintain the records required by law?  These are the most frequently asked questions I hear when talking with other […]