180 Day Reports Due

In a previous post we talked about what the 180 days requirement means. Now, it’s that time of year again when 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 […]

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 […]

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? <– […]

Does Your Homeschooler LOVE to Do Schoolwork?

Does your homeschooler love schoolwork? What if your kid doesn’t want to do school? Is that normal? Everyone has a bad day. But, sometimes it’s a long string of bad days. And parenting is hard anyway. Homeschooling has a way of taking all our parenting woes and magnifying them. Overall, we want to say, YES […]

School Choice Rally for Education in South Carolina

The School Choice Rally in South Carolina is Wednesday, January 23th at 10 am. We’re meeting at the Metropolitan Convention Center and marching up to the State House for the rally. It’s the state’s biggest celebration of the educational choices parents have available. Many local celebrations are going on all over the state and around […]

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 […]

Lesson Plan Examples

Let’s take a look at some lesson plan examples. In a previous post, I explained about homeschool record-keeping requirements. Now, let’s see more about the details and format of lesson plans (or journals). Homeschool law in South Carolina requires you to do lesson plans or a journal. But, what should they look like? What details […]

How do Unschoolers Document Learning?

Homeschool law in South Carolina mandates some basic record-keeping requirements. So, what if you are an unschooler and you don’t actually plan ahead? This is how one unschooler does her journal. How do unschoolers document learning? How do we maintain the records required by law?  These are the most frequently asked questions I hear when talking with other […]

What’s NOT Required by South Carolina Homeschool Law?

What’s NOT required by South Carolina homeschool law? It’s important in know what homeschool parents ARE required to do and are responsible for according to South Carolina Homeschool Law. In previous posts, we’ve covered lots of topics about Getting Started Homeschooling. But, it’s also really important to know what’s NOT required by the South Carolina Homeschool Law. Where ever […]

Homeschool Record Keeping 101

Welcome to South Carolina’s Homeschool Record Keeping 101. The 411 on everything you need to get started. The basics of what’s required in the law. No matter which accountability option you choose–these are the gonna be required.

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