Is Kindergarten Optional?

Is Kindergarten optional in South Carolina? This is a discussion that has come up several times recently. I’ve talked before about compulsory attendance law, but several inaccuracies are still lingering. […]

Best Homeschool Advice for Newbies

I’ve been homeschooling a loooong time. I wish I had a time machine to go back to the beginning and tell myself some advice. I can’t though…I write this blog […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]