Van Gogh Unit Study Resources

I feel it’s a perfect time for us to do a Van Gogh Unit Study. There’s a special Van Gogh exhibit coming to Columbia. That’s a definite field trip! As homeschoolers, we don’t just go on a field trip. We must also squeeze out every ounce of learning possible! There’s an old joke about how […]

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 Am I Smart? Unit Study

Education for many school kids leaves them to wonder *if* they are smart. But, education should inspire kids to wonder *how* am I smart? Let’s explore the many ways to have “smarts”. Check out my guest post at Homeschool.com –> How to Use Multiple Intellegences Method <– There’s a saying that goes like this: Everyone […]

Mess-Free Travel Activity Idea

Where ever the summer takes you, you need this amazing mess-free travel activity idea. I discovered ArtB activity books at the Great Homeschool Convention this year. I love finding these kinds of resources at Conventions and Conferences! Please note that I have not been compensated for this post. I just think it’s such a practical […]

Homeschool Conferences, Conventions and Expos

Homeschool Conferences, Conventions and Expos–Oh my! If you’re new to homeschooling or new to South Carolina, conventions are a great way to get started homeschooling. They’re also great for experienced homeschoolers to network and learn new opportunities too! Conferences, Conventions and Expos in South Carolina Maybe location is an important factor for you. We have […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]