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  4. Rachel C.

    Band for homeschoolers?

    Beckie, If it is marching band, you may be able to pursue it;however, in our district, Lexington 1, my daughter couldn't participate (or audit) orchestra because it wasn't an elective--it was a graded class. The district manipulated the interpretation of the Equal Access legistlation We even got HSLDA involved and were in litigation for 4 years with no success--just a lot of delays, stalling, mediation (their solution was that we could put my daughter in school and bypass school choice and she could go anywhere she wanted). Good luck!
  5. LeslieOwens

    Band for homeschoolers?

    We asked middle school band teacher if we could participate in 7th grade band and he responded - he didn’t think we could. No one in admin ever responded when we withdrew.
  6. Dianna

    Band for homeschoolers?

    Hi Becki, Read through the 59-63-100 Equal Access to Interscholastic Activities section here: https://www.carolinahomeschooler.com/homeschool-faqs/sc-homeschool-law/ This also relates to sports, so if you have proof that the school allows students to continue sports without waiting a year, then you need to bring that up when you talk to the school about this law. Dianna
  7. We are in York County SC and being told by the school district that if we switch to homeschool my child can no longer participate in High School band. This feels a little discriminatory to me, since if he played a sport this would be no problem and he would be allowed to continue. Has anyone had experience in this area?
  8. Jennygwen1

    Behavior

    Sorry, I did it twice. I'm not sure how to delete posts here. Here is my post! I'm in a similar position. I also have an 8 year boy who would have entered GT this year and we are homeschooling due to covid. I also have a kindergarten boy. I haven't had quite as many challenges, but I have gotten a lot of push back about doing work from my 8 year old. He's not like that at school either and in fact, did pretty well with distance learning. It's been challenging. I've started trying to give him more choice in what he does. Like, doing a research project o
  9. Hello, we recently moved to the area and will be homeschooling my son who just turned 6 and his little brother who just turned 3. Would love to find a local family for outdoor meetups this fall
  10. sczering

    Middleschoolers in Greenville area?

    I have two boys, 9 and 12, and this is our first year homeschooling. We are in the Simpsonville/Five Forks area.
  11. Hello everyone, we are new to home schooling. We have a 2nd grader. We are looking for others in the Florence/Darlington/Hartsville area that are about the same age/grade.
  12. Heather Bardaville

    Greenville Area

    Good morning! I have 3 kids, 2 girls 5/6 & and 1 boy almost 2. We're new to homeschooling and would love to meet a couple families with the same aged kiddos.
  13. Marunich5

    Middleschoolers in Greenville area?

    Yes! I have a 13 , 12 and 8 year old boys that I am homeschooling as well. We are in Greenville/Mauldin
  14. dawnmyers

    Behavior

    Hi Mama K, I am not a homeschooling expert, we are only going into year 3 at home... however, I do have 3 energetic, advanced learner type boys. In our house, this kind of behavior takes place when they are bored. Have you considered more hands-on learning activities? Moving reading or math or whatever subject you are working on outdoors to change up the scenery? Practicing times tables while bike riding or shooting hoops while discussing a book? A Friday field trip to celebrate a week of respectful behavior and thoughtful learning? Have you heard of Julie Bogart at Brave Writer? S
  15. Dianna

    Behavior

    Hi MamaK, I'm swamped today processing applications and payments, but will try to stop by later. Hopefully others will be able to help you in the meantime. If you're on Facebook, I recommend this group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SouthCarolinaHomeschoolingFamilies/ Dianna
  16. MamaK

    Behavior

    I will homeschooling my son for the first time this year due to concerns over covid. He is 8 years old, incredibly smart and a PERFECT child at school. He would be entering gifted & talented this year, has always been far beyond his age and I have never had one single behavioral incident at school the entire 5 years he has been in school. As a matter of fact, I am told repeatedly how he is a model student. But when he comes home, he is very difficult for me. Doesn’t want to listen at all, irritates his brother, disrespectful, etc. How am I supposed to homeschool hi
  17. dawnmyers

    New to homeschool Mt Pleasant

    Hello all! We are in Mt. Pleasant (south) with 3 boys - 6, 11 and 14. Our oldest will be heading to Oceanside this year and the younger two will be going into our third year of homeschooling with Dianna and Carolina Homeschooler. Erin - we used Math-U-See one year and Saxon the next. We liked both, yet are still trying to find a "favorite". We have heard a lot of good things about Teaching Textbooks as well. We will be doing the Daily 6 Trait writing you mentioned as part of our 5th grader's LA. We switched from "regular school" to homeschool and have really enjoyed the opportunities to learn,
  18. Allthemboys

    New to homeschool Mt Pleasant

    Hi Erin- I just decided to homeschool my 8 and 10 yo boys. We're in Pawleys Island, but drive down to Mt. Pleasant often. We'd likely be up for some safe socialization. New to homeschool.
  19. Erinn Hipp

    Greenville SC - tweens and teens

    Hello! We live in Landrum SC, not far from Greer. I have a 12 boy. He’s into gaming too. We’d like to connect. He also has some other homeschool friends around those ages.
  20. Erinn Hipp

    Need teenage friendships in Laurens SC

    Hello, We live in Landrum, SC. I have a 12yr old boy. Will be 13 in November.
  21. Dianna

    Sumter/Columbia After New Years

    Welcome! Tell your daughter to chat in the student's lounge and get to know other Carolina Homeschooler students. We have other members in and around that area, so hopefully she can connect with others soon.
  22. Hello Everyone! This is our first official home school year (Kindergarten) and I am so excited, nervous, hoping I'm doing a good job . We are a military family and currently live out of state, but will be moving after new years! We are so excited as we are originally from S.C. so all our daughter's family is there *yay!* Decided to look into associations now, since the home school laws are different than our current state and I am so glad I did and found this one just in time! Anyway, I just wanted to say Hi! and see if there were other folks with similarly aged kids in the area we will be mo
  23. Join us this school year for a Fine Arts Collaborative geared specifically for youth! If you are doing virtual learning this year, these classes are for you. The are designed to supplement learning, to give students a creative outlet, and to help create a well-rounded, balanced education. If you are a homeschooler these classes can count as arts/physical education credit. https://thespinningjennygreer.com/classes/
  24. i have a 5 year old boy in piedmont. first year homeschooling and worried about social skills
  25. Dianna

    Reading

    I recommend just letting your children read, and documenting the titles of the books they've read under the subject heading of reading. If your children are still learning how to read, you can note things like "learning consonants," or "letter blends," or "vowels." Or note something like, "practiced oral reading." Or "silent reading - 1 hour." But we integrated reading into almost every subject area, so most of the time it was just a list of books and magazines they read. And it was a long list for each of my children. If you do this, you won't need to do a separate vocabulary pro
  26. Hannah-Ruby

    Reading

    I’m new to home schooling. For the reading requirements, I am planning on letting my kids read whatever books interest them. I’m sure I’m missing something though, like “reading comprehension”. What is required for reading? Do I have to create lesson plans around this or can my kids just read? I have a 3rd and 1st grader. Thank you!
  27. Erinn Hipp

    Middleschoolers in Greenville area?

    Yes, and 12 year old boy in Landrum. We are coming back to homeschooling after he has attended Calvary Christian school for a few years.
  28. Register her for the grade she should be in. I haven't read current research, but back when I was a practicing school psychologist, my experience was that holding children back rarely worked out well for students*, so I'd be all for getting her back in the grade she truly belongs in. With homeschooling, grade level doesn't really matter - it's just a number we have to report to the different districts each year. Parents teach their children where they're at. *The exceptions were with children (especially boys) with late summer birthdates (some could enter kindergarten with no issue
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