What is Virtual SC?

Virtual SC is a state-sponsored supplemental educational program available for free to public, private and home school students. Have you heard of it before? Have you tried it? Students earn high school credits. It’s free, online. Let’s consider some of the reasons homeschoolers might want to try Virtual SC. What is Virtual SC? Virtual SC […]

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 […]

K-12 Program Options: Public, Private and Homeschool

Compulsory attendance law says that when child turns five years old by September 1, the student is required to attend school. Somewhere. When you decide to enroll somewhere outside the traditional brick-and-mortar building, it gets a bit more confusing. For example: K-12 program options fall under Public, Private and Homeschool attendance laws. Many curriculum programs […]

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? <– […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Foreign Language Classes and Curriculum

We have many opportunities for foreign language classes and resources. Something for any age. Several local classes. And even more online programs. You don’t have to be an expert in a subject area in order to teach your child at home. You can learn most anything along with your student or let them learn it […]

Where to Buy/Sell Used Homeschool Books in SC

Some of our Facebook support groups allow you to buy/sell used homeschool books with the local participants. But, sometimes we just want to see the books first…and browse in person. Where can you buy/sell used homeschool books and curriculum? It’s a hobby or an obsession for some of us that we can’t pass up a […]

Discus–A Resource for Homeschoolers in SC

Move over Google. It’s time to try this instead: Discus. The Discus resource is one of my favorite homeschool tools. And it’s FREE for all residents in South Carolina! It’s like some kind of secret that nobody seems to know about. But, I’ll shout it from the rooftops–you’ve got to know Discus! But, it’s so […]