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 […]

How to Document Unstructured Playtime

In a previous post about best advice for new homeschoolers, we encourage you to play more. But how do you document unstructured playtime? Our culture suffers from chronic busyness. We feel the pressure to schedule assignments and activities for every waking moment. Plus, we’re required to document the school activities. The weight of responsiblity feels […]

Record-Keeping: What’s the Point?

I’ve talked before about some reasons why you should keep good homeschool records. The law says to do it, yes. But what’s the point of record-keeping anyway? The point of record-keeping is for YOUR own benefit. You are the one who is looking at the records. Homeschooling is hard and it’s natural to doubt yourself […]

Learn Nothing Day–Try It Today!

Many people come to homeschooling with the idea that kids have to be told what to learn and that learning only occurs in a prescribed classroom setting. But, unschoolers have a day in July that is declared a national holiday. It’s Learn Nothing Day. Learn Nothing Day: Take the Challenge Learn Nothing Day is a […]

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 […]

How to Enroll your Child BACK in School

Today we’re going to talk about how to enroll your child back in school, here in South Carolina. In a previous post, I’ve explained how to withdraw your child from public school. But, now let’s clarify how to transition back in to school. Whether you have homeschooled all along or just for a little while–there […]

180 Day Reports Due

It’s that time of year again! Your association says: “180 day reports due.” Yes, it’s true. No matter what association or accountability option you chose–you have an end of the year report to do. Please don’t say that your association doesn’t have a 180 day report. I promise they do. And it’s important. Even if […]

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 […]

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 […]

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? <– […]