A Treasure Hunt Homeschool Day

In a previous post, we talked about what “counts” as a school day. But, what does a homeschool school day look like? Here’s an example from a homeschooling dad in South Carolina. He created an impromptu treasure hunt homeschool day. Andrew is a homeschool dad and blogger at SC Homeschoolers. He pulled together this treasure […]

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! (Updated Jan 2020) Conferences, Conventions and Expos in South Carolina Maybe location is an important factor for […]

Deschooling Activities

Deschooling is the mental adjustment period when you leave the school system. In a previous post, we talked about some quick start curriculum ideas. Today, let’s also consider some deschooling activities to do while you adjust to your new homeschooling lifestyle. Check out my guest post at Homeschool.com –>What is Deschooling?<– I am a graduate […]

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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

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 […]