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  2. We have a child who is four years old and currently has an IEP through Child Find. He is homeschooled but we agreed in his IEP that he would receive some special education services for one hour twice per week with his local public school. Long story short, we were told by our contact through Child Find that if we did decide NOT to put him into full-time public school in kindergarten that we would have to drop his IEP all together and discontinue services. Homeschooling was not an option if we want any state support for him. Does anyone have experience with this or know it to be true/not true? Thank you for any advice!
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  5. Dianna

    Blacksburg Families?

    Hi Christy, I hope others will jump in here to reply - it's a little slow now because we're still in summer mode. But I also wanted to add that I'll do Outsider events where you can hopefully connect with local families, too. Warmly, Dianna
  6. DSBG

    DSBG Fall Homeschool Day

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    We are beginning to prepare for our Fall Home School Day at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden! We are now offering the programming over 2 days with two different times! Please find all the details below. The first day will be October 23rd from 9:30-12:30, with orientation beginning at 9:20. Pre-registration online is required at https://54078.blackbaudhosting.com/54078/Homeschool-Day-23Oct2019. The second day will be October 24th from 10:30-2:30, with orientation beginning at 10:20. There will be a lunch break from 11:30-12:30. Pre-registration is required at https://54078.blackbaudhosting.com/54078/Homeschool-Day. Objective: Enjoy a hands-on morning learning about simple machines and how they allow us to do many things quicker and with less effort. Students will explore questions such as, “How did ancient Egyptians build the pyramids?” and “What is a simple machine?” Join the education staff at various stations set up throughout the Garden. There will be 6 stations set up throughout the Garden, each focusing on a different learning objective. Mysteries of Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Building Inclined Plane Pulley Wedge Screw Wheel & Axle Cost for this event is $10/first student, $6/each additional student and $12/adult (must be from the same household). Please register online at the links mentioned above. Please register early as spots fill up quickly! Also, families may enter a drawing for a complimentary 4 pack of Holiday Lights tickets! Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or need additional information! Thank you! Sarah Pulley
  7. DSBG

    DSBG Fall Homeschool Day

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    We are beginning to prepare for our Fall Home School Day at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden! We are now offering the programming over 2 days with two different times! Please find all the details below. The first day will be October 23rd from 9:30-12:30, with orientation beginning at 9:20. Pre-registration online is required at https://54078.blackbaudhosting.com/54078/Homeschool-Day-23Oct2019. The second day will be October 24th from 10:30-2:30, with orientation beginning at 10:20. There will be a lunch break from 11:30-12:30. Pre-registration is required at https://54078.blackbaudhosting.com/54078/Homeschool-Day. Objective: Enjoy a hands-on morning learning about simple machines and how they allow us to do many things quicker and with less effort. Students will explore questions such as, “How did ancient Egyptians build the pyramids?” and “What is a simple machine?” Join the education staff at various stations set up throughout the Garden. There will be 6 stations set up throughout the Garden, each focusing on a different learning objective. Mysteries of Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Building Inclined Plane Pulley Wedge Screw Wheel & Axle Cost for this event is $10/first student, $6/each additional student and $12/adult (must be from the same household). Please register online at the links mentioned above. Please register early as spots fill up quickly! Also, families may enter a drawing for a complimentary 4 pack of Holiday Lights tickets! Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or need additional information! Thank you! Sarah Pulley
  8. ChristyKovach

    Blacksburg Families?

    We moved to Blacksburg in May and would like to connect with local families. We moved from a suburb South of Charlotte because we want to raise our children (3 boys - ages 10y, 6y & 5y) on a farm/homestead. We value clean living and healthy food so we decided to get some land and raise animals for meat and milk. We've been growing many of our own veggies for years in our tiny city backyard with raised beds. My homeschool philosophy is ironic...I have one foot in the unschool (every opportunity is a chance to learn) camp and and the other in the Charlotte Mason/Classical camp. We love nature and computers and everything in between. It's a fine line to balance keeping life simple and 'old school's while teaching about and with technology so our youth can be prepared, confident and competitive. If you'd like to get together with a non-judgemental, drama-free, naturally minded, goofy, hot mess, blunt, honest, mama, I'm your chick. My boys love the outdoors, science, Legos (any building toys), cooking, playing in dirt/mud, PlayStation (Minecraft, Cars racing, overcooked and the older one plays fortnight) and wrestling.... LOL They are typical kids...they play, eat, fight, eat, poop, play, fight, eat, repeat....
  9. wendyc

    New Robotics Team for 2019-2020 school year!

    My son who is intellectually disabled probably couldn't participate but I am sure he would love to see work in progress and competions. Please keep us updated if possible. Thank you!, Wendy
  10. Andrew_Sapp

    North Augusta, SC

    Bump as we get closer to the traditional start of the school year.
  11. Howley House

    new to SC

    We are considering a move to South Carolina. I am looking for core class options for grades 5, 7, and 9. My preference is 2-3 days a week of instruction and the remainder at home. I have seen info about Arrows Academy. What other options are there? Has anyone used Arrows and can tell me what the home day work is like? Thanks for any insight!
  12. Hi! First year homeschooler with a 5 yo and 1 yo. We are in the Greenville area, too. We would love to meet some fellow locals!
  13. DSBG

    Certified Junior Phenologist Program at DSBG

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    Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is very excited to offer your children the opportunity to become a Certified Junior Phenologist. Please follow the link below to learn more about the program we will be offering Fall 2019. https://www.usanpn.org/files/education/USA-NPN-6weekJrCertificationPackage.pdf This program will be offered to students currently in 6th through 12th grade, and will meet many of the science requirements outlined in the Standard Course of Study created by the NC/SC Departments of Education. Please join us Wednesday, August 7th from 10:00-11:00 for an informative discussion regarding this program at the Garden’s Visitor Pavilion. This is a free event, but pre-registration is required. Please email Paula Keller, Youth Programs Manager, at keller@dsbg.org no later than Friday, August 2nd to secure your place. We look forward to seeing you then.
  14. moptophead

    moptophead

    Has it been 9 months since my last status update?  Yes.  Am I back with more witty content for the crickets and the occasional tumbleweed to read and enjoy?  ...maybe.  We'll have to see.

  15. A new Robotics team Is starting up for the 2019-2020 school year! This team will compete on the Combat Robotics Circuit, which many of you may be familiar with as “Battle Bots”. If you: *know a little about coding *understand electricity and wiring *have a knack for mechanics *love all thing engineering *love robots *have any special skill or talent that might help us or if just really like to smash things, contact us! We will be building out of The Citadel. Our mentors will be some of the brightest minds from their Engineering and Robotics Department there. If you love robotics, this is a fabulous opportunity to work with some of the best minds in our city! Space will be limited, please respond right away. If you are interested please email me @ Rebekahannegena@outlook.com or text me at (843) 906-1003.
  16. Latta Plantation

    Folk Tales Summer Camp

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    Please note: This camp starts at 9 am all four days.
  17. Latta Plantation

    In the Barnyard Summer Camp

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    With a Moo-moo here and a Moo-moo there, this camp for preschoolers offers a barnyard full of interactive activities to learn about farm animals—and provides moms with some much-needed “me” time. Campers will also enjoy planting flowers, making butter, crafts, games, and of course getting up close and personal with all of the Latta farm animals including sheep, chickens, pigs and more! For more information and to register, please visit https://www.lattaplantation.org/summer-camps
  18. Latta Plantation

    Latta Lasses Summer Camp

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    We do declare this camp gives more than a glimpse into the past! Participants will step back in time to experience what life was like for women on the plantation and in the North Carolina backcountry around the time of the Civil War. Hands-on activities include making fans, sewing, weaving, open-hearth cooking, making ice cream, cloth dying, primitive chores, English country dancing and some genteel strolling the grounds. Parents are invited on the last day to a graduation and showcase that includes a dance performance and skills demonstrations. For more information and to register, please visit https://www.lattaplantation.org/summer-camps
  19. Latta Plantation

    Civil War Camp - begins today!

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    “Face by the rear rank, Company. About face!” Drills, marching and battle strategies make this unique camp both fun and educational for campers as they learn the details of a Civil War soldier’s life on the battlefield and back home on the plantation. Participants will be issued a toy musket for the week and receive a kepi hat, canteen and camp T-shirt to keep, as they explore the grounds and hike through the woods. They’ll build temporary shelters, participate in mock battles and hear from some of history’s most famous figures. Parents are invited on the last day to watch rookie soldiers demonstrate an actual American Civil War battle that they’ve studied throughout the week. This highly interactive camp enlists both boys and girls. For more information and to register, please visit https://www.lattaplantation.org/summer-camps
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    Folk Tales Summer Camp

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    A deerskin drum…a wooden spoon…a surveyor’s chain. What stories do these artifacts tell us about the peoples of the past? Inquiring minds will want to know and have a blast figuring out the answers in this historical investigative camp! Through hands-on activities that tap their critical thinking skills, dynamic demonstrations and first-person presentations, participants will learn the interwoven histories of the different cultures that once lived and toiled on this land. The week includes plenty of outdoor fun like canoeing and water games, traditional and primitive skills learning and so much more! For more information and to register, please go to Folk Tales Summer Camp
  21. Kerry

    Conway area!

    Anyone that is in the Conway or Myrtle Beach area, if you would like to have homeschool connections we would love to branch out and meet other families!
  22. Dianna

    Arctic Kingdom - Nat Geo Live!

    Join us for our Nat Geo Live field trip and explore the Arctic kingdom. We’ll track polar bears, follow caribou herds, and see the Northern Lights in stunning detail! https://www.carolinahomeschooler.com/group-trips-and-events/arctic-kingdom/
  23. Dianna

    Barrier Island Adventure!

    Join us for a tour of Charleston’s salt marches and Capers Island State Heritage Preserve! We’ll learn about tidal creeks, marsh ecology, oyster bed communities, dolphins, barrier island formation, sand dunes, beach erosion, and more. https://www.carolinahomeschooler.com/group-trips-and-events/barrier-island-adventure/
  24. Explorers Homeschool is a facebook group that seems to do field trips all over the area. We just joined and went to a river in Pickens and they discussed plans for other trips mostly swimming oriented over the summer. We are looking for more friends, but mine are 5 and 2 so they are a good bit younger.
  25. Dianna

    Butterfly Adventure - Begins today!

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    Thanks for letting me know. I've edited it. (Events aren't supposed to be posted over 2 days.)
  26. zebellpsych

    Butterfly Adventure - Begins today!

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    This event is currently showing on the calendar as repeating forever. Someone needs to set an end date on it.
  27. Looking to make some connections in the Simpsonville area. We are play oriented, with lots of crafts, art, music and physical outdoor play. 11 yr old daughter, gets along well with all ages, loves small children, wants to be a daycare provider! We are looking to discover SC State, moved from Canada and know very little about the area. Love short mountain hikes, waterfalls, play parks, and adventures of all kinds. Do you want to build a snowman?
  28. Roper_Mountain

    Butterfly Adventure - Begins today!

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    Returning for the fourth year on Tuesday, June 11, is the ever-popular Butterfly Adventure, featuring a unique experience as hundreds of butterflies surround visitors within the natural rainforest habitat at Roper Mountain Science Center. Butterfly Adventure provides guests the opportunity to interact with hundreds of native butterflies as they flutter, dip and soar around the tropical foliage. “In addition to enjoying over a dozen different species of Southeastern butterflies, there will also be a multitude of interactive activities and displays for guests to explore while visiting us to ensure each person enjoys their butterfly experience to the fullest,” Roper Mountain Science Center Director Michael Weeks noted. Dozens of hands-on activities and adventure around the lower part of the mountain await. A sampling of happenings for visitors of ALL ages include: Explore the fascinating life cycle of butterflies and caterpillars while observing them progressing through their various stages of transformation, and discover other unique insects in the Rainforest Classroom Interact with a variety of live animals including snakes, lizards, and much more while learning about South Carolina habitats Create a number of make-and-take butterfly crafts Become immersed in mysterious worlds through Virtual Reality explorations in the Paleo and Marine Labs Discover the importance of our oceans and interact with marine animals while visiting the Marine Lab Aquariums and Touch Tanks Contribute to the Pollinator Mobile art installation Design and test a butterfly in the Ecology Lab Wind Tunnels Take a break outdoors in the fun and shaded WildWood play area Wander through the beautiful outdoor Butterfly Garden and Arboretum Be challenged in special Breakout Games on Fridays and Saturdays Partake in Cockroach Races and Eat-a-Bug Club Special Events on Saturdays Travel back in time and explore the buildings and gardens of the Living History Farm and participate in a variety of family-friendly activities, including panning for gems Butterfly Adventure is open from June 11 until July 12, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., closed only on the 4th of July. Admission is: $8 for teens and adults (ages 13-59); $7 for children (ages 4-12) and for senior citizens (age 60 and over). Free for children age 3 and under, Roper Mountain Science Center members, and school district employees. All activities are included in the general admission to the Center.
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