Geocache at Harbison State Forest

In a previous post, we talked about exploring the various regions of South Carolina.  Midlands region. The Geocache challenge at Harbison State Forest is in the Midlands region. But, once you get hooked on geocaching, you’ll find it’s a great way to explore anywhere and everywhere. Geocaching is a real-life treasure hunt. People hide little […]

Mice on Main Scavenger Hunt

Mice on Main Scavenger Hunt is a fun activity to do with your kids while you’re in Greenville, SC. Whether you’re new to SC or just exploring regions of South Carolina, add this to your bucket list. This kid-friendly activity is a great way to explore Greenville, see some art, and get a little exercise […]

Unschooling under SC Laws

How can you implement unschooling under SC laws and record-keeping requirements? The SC laws seems very structured, so how does it work with unschooling? Check out my guest post at Homeschool.com —>How to Homeschool with Unschool Method<— Unschooling is child led learning. It can also be called discovery learning or project-based learning. You can utilize […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Create Your Own High School Course

You can create your own high school course for anything. In a previous post, we talked about course credits in basic record-keeping for high school. Let’s talk some more about how to document your own course for high school credit. There are two basic ways to think about a high school credit. One is covering a […]

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 […]

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