About Kim Andrysczyk

Homeschool veteran, Association Director, coffee addict, sarcasm expert, and accidental blogger. I'm here to encourage you thru the tough times and inspire you toward excellence. If I can make it, so can you!

Does *THIS* Count as School?

Does *THIS* count as school? Fill in the blank. This common question demonstrates one of the basic qualifications to homeschool. We worry about these things…when we have our children’s best interests at heart. What “counts” as school? If it counts, does it count a whole day…or just half a day? Does *THIS* count? Does this […]

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 […]

Free Printable Report Card

This free printable report card is especially for 3rd Option homeschoolers in South Carolina. This form is for your personal use. Please do not duplicate it for resale. Record-keeping Requirements Our record-keeping requirements in South Carolina says that we will conduct a “semi-annual” assessment of student progress. That could be a report card, but it […]

Homeschool Standardized Testing Resources

Let’s take a look at some Homeschool Standardized Testing resources. Testing can be a great way check your homeschool progress. You can evaluate what’s working and what’s not working. Some programs also need a test score for eligibility, like Honor Society. Option 2 and Option 3 homeschoolers in SC are not required to do standardized […]

SC End of Course Exams

If you have a high schooler that you are going to enroll back into a public school, you need to know about SC End of Course Exams. It’s one of the complications that can interfere with your homeschool credits transferring to the public school. Let’s try to walk thru this re-enrollment process as smoothly as […]

Waldorf Style Homeschool

In a previous post, we talked about finding your homeschool style. Let’s talk some more about Waldorf Style Homeschool–with someone who has done it. I had a chat with my friend Laura R. about how and why she implemented Waldorf in her homeschool. Check out my guest post at Homeschool.com –>What is Waldorf Homeschooling? <– […]

Homeschool Friends

In a previous post, I’ve talked before about the real problem with socialization. It’s hard to find activities that you want to do, moms that you want to hang out with and kids your kids want to hang out with. Making connections and finding homeschool friends. The struggle is real. I can tell you as […]

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 […]

Report Card Preparation Service

In a previous post, I explain what a semi-annual progress report means if you’re continuing on in homeschooling. You don’t necessarily need a report card. But, there are times when you will want to prepare an official report card. Many accountability associations provide assistance to their members whenever they are dealing with public schools and […]

How to Understand the Legislation Process

Anyone who wants to advocate for homeschool rights needs to know how to understand the legislation process. How can we be most effective in advocating for our rights? When should we sound an all-call alarm to “Call your Reps”? And why? I didn’t understand how or why to be involved as a citizen. I was […]