Professional Development For Home Educators

Are you qualified to teach? It’s a question that every home educator has faced.  Yes…we are! Today, I’d like to address some ways that home educators get professional development credentials. I have a college degree in Elementary Education. But if I wanted to teach in a school, I would also have to do continuing training […]

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 responsibility feels […]

Common Homeschool Transcript Mistakes

In a previous post, I explained how to make your own parent-made transcript. Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the common homeschool transcript mistakes to avoid. Image by Steve Johnson from Pixabay As homeschool parents, we want the doors of opportunity to open for our students. If we want equal opportunities for […]

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 […]

Can I Start Tracking Attendance Toward Next Year?

I’ve finished logging 180 days required for this year, now what? Can I start tracking attendance toward next year? First, be sure you know when your 180 day report is due (check with your association). This question came up recently: I want to continue to log learning days so I stay in the swing of […]

How to Start Homeschooling Mid-Year

How do you start homeschooling mid-year? There’s a variety of reasons that families make the switch to homeschooling mid-year. Whatever the reason–you’ve got the hit the ground running with a new plan. NOW! What does the law require? What does your daily schedule and pace look like? How do you pick a course of study […]

3 Reasons You Should Keep Good Homeschool Records

You should keep good homeschool records. Not because the law requires you to do it. Ok, yeah. Here in South Carolina, the law does require you to maintain good homeschool records. But, that’s not the reason you should. This post contains affiliate links. Any purchases thru the links will pay me a small commission. If […]

What Does 180 Day Requirement Mean?

What does the 180 day requirement mean? Your accountability association verifies that you have completed the days. So you should also complete the 180 day report for your association. Be sure that you comply with their policies, procedures and deadlines. >>> Check out our guest post “Can a Home Educator Take a Sick Day? at […]

How Long Do You Keep Homeschool Records?

How long to you keep homeschool records? We know that we are required to keep certain homeschool records. But, if you’re moving or purging, how long should you keep them? This post contains affiliate links. Any purchases thru the links will pay me a small commission. If you’re moving, you may want to downsize your […]

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 […]

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