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  2. Kerry

    Conway area!

    We are located in Conway! I have a homeschool student and he is 11 years old! Would love to make other homeschool connections on here!
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  4. Dianna

    Getting kids to think...

    Maria, it may be spring fever (homeschool burnout).This happens a lot to students (and parents!) this time of year. I recommend dropping what's not working, and trying to do as many non-textbook-y activities as possible (like those described here: https://www.carolinahomeschooler.com/trial-run/ and also read this: https://www.carolinahomeschooler.com/does-this-count/. This will help your children to love to learn, and hopefully take more ownership of their own learning. The Key-To Math series (especially Decimals, Fractions, Percents, Measurements, and Metric Measurement) would be a good change of pace and introduce (or re-introduce) math concepts until you decide on a different program for next year. (See samples here: https://www.christianbook.com/page/homeschool/math/key-curriculum-press.) I hope this helps! Warmly, Dianna
  5. I'm homeschooling 4 kids, ages 10, 9, 7, and 6. Recently I've noticed a trend with especially my two older boys leaning toward just trying to deduce the right answer (especially in math!) and no interest in actually understanding. One of my biggest reasons for homeschooling is because I want them to think, engage, and care. The lazy factor lately is really catching me off guard, coupled with amazing outright defiance. As soon as real thought is involved they melt. I've been talking to a few homeschool moms with kids of similar age and they all say they are seeing similar behavior. I'm trying to combat this with books on things they are interested in, asking open ended questions and a variety of projects (posters, comic books, simple journal writing, art)...but there's not a whole lot I can do with math. They don't care if they know how to do the problem, they just care about getting it right. (We have been doing a computer program (Monarch) for math. I won't be doing that next year because its encourage them to click around for the answer and then I have to go back, reset the lesson and go over it with them while they grumble that they DO understand, they just can't explain it or give me the answer...) Multiple days a week I'm saying "ok, we're done, you can do math with your father when he gets home." So I'm looking for 2 things, 1) How do you encourage kids to care about learning and actually understanding? 2) Math curriculum suggestions for boys who really could care less about math...
  6. South Carolina is not a "notice of intent" state. Just register with an association as soon as possible. (You're considered truant right now, but still the school is working with you, you have some leeway.) Faithful Scholars is still accepting members. Google her and register as soon as possible. Also, this is a great resource for anxiety: https://www.amazon.com/What-When-Worry-Much-What/dp/1591473144 It's young for your son, but is helpful anyway to learn the causes of anxiety and how to handle it (without drugs or therapy). I hope you recover soon! Warmly, Dianna
  7. My 8th grade son has recently experienced a huge spike with his anxiety and has had to be withdrawn from his private school education. He was withdrawn on the 12th of this month and I plan to continue his education at home for the remainder of this year. I also had surgery on the 12th and time has gotten away. Option 1 is not available in my area and I have decided on Option 3 (due to cost and flexibility). I understand, I need to submit a Declaration (or Notice) of Intent to homeschool. Do I have a timeline to meet on that? I was just told it was 10 days. His school is allowing me to continue to use his books to finish this year in hopes that he will return next year. Considering I already have a curriculum, does anyone have advice for me on Option 3??? I am clueless and recovering. Any advice would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!
  8. historiccolumbia

    Historic Columbia | Summer Camp

    Looking for a summer camp packed full of fun, history, and slime? We got it dude! Campers ages 8 to 12 are invited to take an adventure through the ‘90s and see history come to life through interactive activities and exploration of the gardens, grounds and houses of Historic Columbia. Learn about the founding of Columbia in the 1790s, play historic games from the 1890s, and throwback to the slime and boy bands of the 1990s! Campers will build their own cities, churn butter and play “hoop and stick”, and learn the Macarena before taking on the iconic “Double Dare” obstacle course! Summer Camp is $180 for Historic Columbia members and $220 for non-members. Historic Columbia’s summer camp will be offered June 24-28 and July 8-12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.* Participants must complete both the registration form and waiver before they can register. *Please Note: Parents have the option to pick their children up at 5:30 instead of 4:00 for an additional $40.
  9. Michele

    3rd grade playmates near NE Columbia

    Hello, My name is Michele and we would like to meet. See if there is a connection?We live near sandhills too!
  10. Chautauqua History Alive

    Andrew Jackson –| Chautauqua Talk led by Larry Bounds

    Join an audience that loves talking back to history to discuss Andrew Jackson ( the only president with an entire Age named for him - with Larry Bounds, Chautauqua' Artistic Director, AP High School English Teacher and professional magician. As volatile as the Age of Jackson was, his fight for the rights of the average white male pointed the way for those excluded to seek rights of their own. The female, the salve, the free black and the Native American - rose up to demand Jacksonian Democracy be extended to them. The Jacksonian Era was nothing short of another American Revolution. Let's talk about it. This event is NOT a costume performance. Andrew Jackson will be performed by Larry Bounds in the Chautauqua History Alive Festival (June 15 - 24)
  11. Chautauqua History Alive

    Jackie Kennedy | Chautauqua Talk led by Marion Strobel

    Join a audience that loves talking back to history to discuss Jackie Kennedi wth Marian Strobel, PhD chair of Furman University History Department. There is something mysterious and private about this very public person. Was she myth maker of her husband's legacy or shell shocked PTSD survivor. How did America survive a decade of unprecedented political assassination and unpopular war? How did democracy survive the Revolutionary '60s? Lets talk about it. This event is NOT a costumed performance, Leslie Goddard will perform as Jackie Kennedy int he Chautauqua History Alive Festival (June 14 - 23)
  12. Chautauqua History Alive

    Malcolm X, a Chautauqua Talk

    Join an audience that loves talking back to history to discuss the revolutionary Malcolm X with Cynthia King, PhD chair of Furman University's Department of Communication. Malcolm X is still seen as one of the most controversial figures - form one of the most highly charged periods in American history. His assassination and those of JFK, MLK and RFK rocked the nation. There is nothing more powerful and revolutionary than a martyr's cause. Lets talk about it. This event is NOT a costumed performance. Malcolm X will be performed by Darrick Johnson in the Chautauqua History Alive Festival (June 14 - 23)
  13. WonderWorksMB

    SC: WonderWorks Homeschool Days - Thru Feb!

    We invite you and your family to join us and take advantage of these spectacular savings! Offer valid weekdays in February. WonderWorks Homeschool Days February 2019 Cost: $12+ Tax Groups of 10 or More: $10+ Tax For your convenience. I’ve attached a flyer with details on this special offer. Cost is $12 + tax per person –Monday-Friday. You must present your homeschool membership, association card, or umbrella letter to receive the discount. Groups of 10 or more receive additional savings at $10+ tax per person. Advanced reservations are required to receive this discounted rate. 2018-2019_Homeschool_Days.pdf
  14. aholbrook

    National Alpaca Farm Days

    Join us the last weekend in September as alpaca farms across North America open their gates for free to the public. Experience alpacas up-close Feel the alpaca fleece Tour the farm View live demonstrations Learn about raising and breeding alpacas Shop for alpaca products Enjoy a fun-filled day for the entire family! Open both days from 10-4. Visit www.cppastures.com for more details.
  15. caterpillargraphics

    Hi new to homeschooling Camden/Sumter area

    Hey! I know this is nearly a year old but I have a 9 year old girl who turns 10 in May (2019) who would love to make new friends. I also have an 11 year old (soon to be 12 year old) girl who prefers to play with guys. She considers herself a tomboy but I disagree. She loves Pokemon and uses that as her basis.
  16. Dianna

    Lost dog columbia/irmo

    Just shared this on the South Carolina Homeschooling Families facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SouthCarolinaHomeschoolingFamilies/ Warmly, Dianna
  17. Debra Sheehan

    Lost dog columbia/irmo

    I know this is a long shot but we are new to the area and don't know many people. Our male beagle got out today. Answers to the name of Lou. Black and tan with white paws with beagle freckles. He was wearing a red, detroit red wing collar with a small round silvee tag with his name and phone number on it. Lost in sheffield neighborhood off Irmo Drive. If you live near here, please be on the lookout. He is an inside dog. Very worried.
  18. Lorietta Purpura

    Homeschoolers on Daniel Island??

    Hi all, We recently moved to DI abd wondering uf tbere are others interested to meet up? I have a 9 year old boy. He loves playing with kids of any age.
  19. Columbia Art Center

    SC: After School Art

    This class for ages 5-11 will provide opportunities for children to: Work with multiple mediums to create art; use some drawing as templates to create clay art; learn basic drawing skills involving line, shading and perspective; learn about color theory and learn visualization of transferring images on paper into 2 and 3 dimensional objects using clay as a medium. Registration fee of $90 covers instruction and materials. Minimum in class 3 and maximum 10. After School Art 2019.pdf
  20. Columbia Art Center

    SC: Spring Break Art Camp - Begins Today

    Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to "hop into spring" with this 4 day activity filled multi media are experience. Instructors will include lessons in pottery, drawing and painting. We'll be creating some of the best things about Spring... flowers blooming, baby animals, sunshine, beaches and more. All materials are included with registration of $65. Class size limited to minimum of 4 and maximum of 12. Workshop_2019_SpringBreakArtCamp.pdf
  21. Columbia Art Center

    SC: Explorations in Clay - Middle and High School

    This course is designed for students in Middle and High School who have an interest in working clay. Students will explore and apply a variety of techniques and process which will include hand-building, throwing and surface treatment. Students will become effective at creating functional as well as sculptural pieces of three dimensional clay art work. The focus will be on understanding and applying the elements of art. An introduction to traditional and historical ceramic arts will be incorporated into the clay experiences. Minimum in class 3; Maximum 10 Explorations in Clay - Mid & Hgh 2019.pdf
  22. Columbia Art Center

    SC: Home School Pottery - Every Monday

    We are offering Monday classes for home school students. These fun classes will teach students the basics of art that they'll be able to use long after the classes are over. Pottery & Mixed Media: Ages 5-9 Work with multiple mediums, including clay. Learn basic drawing skills involving lines, shading and perspective. Learn about color theory. Pottery Only (ages 10+) Learn basic pottery terms and techniques. Create pinch pots and hand building projects. Learn to center clay and throw on wheel. Learn about glazes and firing. Minimum in class 3; Maximum in class 12: Home School Classes 2019.pdf
  23. Middleton Place

    SC: Black History at Middleton - begins today

    Come to Middleton Place throughout February for special programming dedicated to Black History Month. Homeschool students and parents will recieve a special discounted rate of admission to Middleton Place when registered with the Education Department. Please contact Greg or Becca at education@middletonplace.org to register or if you have any further questions. We hope to see some of you out here! SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING Indigo Program | Saturday, February 2 & 16 at 10:30am & 2:30pm | Explore the history of Indigo in SC and the role played by enslaved Africans & African Americans. (Hands-on activity) Rice Program | Saturday, February 9 & 23 at 10:30am & 2:30pm | Explore the history of Rice in SC and the role played by enslaved Africans & African Americans. (Hands-on activity) First Person Experience Program | Every Sunday in February at 1:30pm. | Program consists of a theatrical presentation on the life of an enslaved person. Colonoware Pit-Firing Program | Friday, February 15 at 10:30am & 2:30pm | Program explores slave made and used pottery. (Hands-on activity)
  24. Lander University

    Lander University Homeschool Day

    Lander University would like to invite you and your homeschool association to a Homeschool Day on Friday, February 1, 2019. This event is designed for high school students who are beginning or finishing the college search process. We would like to introduce you to the opportunities that Lander has to offer. Come and meet faculty, staff, and students, tour campus and residence halls, and enjoy lunch in the dining hall. We hope you will join us to experience Lander University. Register online at https://www.lander.edu/admissions/campus-visit. Please forward to any and all students you think may be interested in this event. I look forward to seeing you on campus, Jennifer Mathis Jennifer M. Mathis, MHRD Executive Director, Office of Admissions Lander University phone: 864.388.8178 fax: 864.388.8125 www.lander.edu VISIT Bearcat Country
  25. historiccolumbia

    SC: Homeschool Friday: Emancipation in Columbia

    On February 1, 1865, Abraham Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment before it was sent to the states for ratification. This is the only amendment to ever be signed by the president. Join us to find out why it was signed and the lasting effects of the amendment, which officially ended slavery across the United States. Homeschool students are invited to participate in Historic Columbia’s Homeschool Friday programs on the first Friday of each month. Each month’s program is from 10 - 11:30 a.m. and includes hands-on activities while students learn and explore different themes and historic sites with Historic Columbia. Homeschool Friday programs are designed for students of elementary and middle school age levels. This program is open to families and homeschool groups of less than 10 students. For larger groups, we recommend arranging a separate visit to explore that month's topic. Each program begins at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills, located at 1616 Blanding Street, unless otherwise noted.
  26. Chautauqua History Alive

    SC: Rosa Parks, History Comes Alive - FREE

    An interactive free show Performed by Becky Stone from Fairview NC featuring audience Q/A/ Sometimes when the status quo needs to be shaken up, it is necessary to take a stand. Other times, one must courageously take a seat. Rosa Parks is best known for being arrested for sitting in the wrong bus seat. But Parks was not an apolitical, middle-aged lady whose fatigue kept her seated. Both shy and militant she led a rebellious life that was Revolutionary! When the history of this country is written, when a final accounting is done, it is this small, quiet woman whose name will be remembered long after the names of senators and presidents have been forgotten. – US Senator Barack Obama Nov 3, 2005 Rosa Parks Funeral This Performance will take place during Rosa Park’s Birthday week. (Rosa Parks was born February 4, 1913) Free show and parking 864-244-1499 HistoryComesAlive.org
  27. Chautauqua History Alive

    SC: Napoleon, History Comes Alive - FREE

    Mark Schneider from Colonial Williamsburg portrays Napoleon in this free Chautauqua History Comes Alive interactive show. Of Napoleon, Historical Interpreter Schneider state, "I jokingly say I've been preparing for this role my whole life. My mother is French and my father is American. When I was 2 I received some toy soldiers - Napoleon and his imperial guardsmen. And as my mother says, "the rest is history.''" Fluent in both French and English and an expert horseman, you can ask this Napoleon your questions in French or anything about military, horses, government or art. He has performedNapoleon in film and documentaries and internationally at conferences and anniversary celebrations. This Sun Feb 3 show will be sign-interpreted 842-244-1499 website: HistoryComesAlive.org MediaRELEASE Chautauqua Napoleon Feb 1-3 2019.pdf
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