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    Some great advice on different curriculums! That was probably the most stressful thing for me in the beginning! A friend actually recommended this FREE (yes, free!) curriculum called Easy Peasy, it's all online and goes from pre-k through high school! It's pretty neat! This is our first year trying out homeschooling, and are so excited! We are also in the RH area! I figured we would start with the free curriculum as our "guide" and then I will swap and tweak things as we need to, as we figure out what works for us. I already have so many fun ideas from Pinterest to swap some stuff around with EP, or to just add to what we're learning already. I am still getting things organized and ready for the first couple of weeks. I'm also being mindful that we will need lots of grace and flexibility while we transition into our new homeschooling journey...but we couldn't be any more excited! Good luck with your journey, and I'll be around on here if you'd like to reach out!
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    Enjoy a family-friendly Easter egg hunt on four-acres of gardens and landscaped greenways at the Seibels House & Gardens (1601 Richland Street). View examples of historical, natural dyed eggs with samples of the items used to dye it and information on how-to at home. Bring a camera for photos with the Easter Bunny and children will play historic outdoor games.
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    Ripley's Aquarium (if that's the one you're talking about), gives homeschoolers a big discount. Be sure to take your membership letter or card with you for proof. Warmly, Dianna
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    Hi Rebecca! I have a 10yo 5th grade boy, and just graduated my daughter from high school as a homeschooler. I'm happy to be a friendly homeschool mom for you to ask questions of! Diana
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    Hello everyone, We moved to Spartanburg a couple of months ago, and we are starting homeschooling this year with our 8 year old daughter. We would love to meet other homeschoolers around us!
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    Hi my name is Liz and my daughter is 12. We are looking for some homeschool friends. We moved into the area about 6 months ago and are having trouble finding friends. If you guys have any ideas I would love to hear them.
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    My girls and I just moved back to SC. I have maintained my SC teacher certification in art education. I have taught individual and private art instruction to children ages prek -12th grade. I teach out of my home in Mt Pleasant or can come to your location. My 13yo is homeschooled and also is anxious to meet other homeschoolers. We look forward to meeting you.
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    Join Redcliffe Plantation SHS on New Year's Day for our First Day Hike & Scavenger Hunt! We let kids take the lead on this fun hike that explores the historical and natural resources at Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site. Great for ALL ages but geared towards ages 4 - 12. The hike may be between 1.5 to 2 miles and is an easy hike. Tennis shoes/hiking boots suggested as well as bottled water. Make sure to bring your cameras! Check in at the Visitor Center no later than 1:50 pm to check in for the hike. FREE. For more information please contact Redcliffe Plantation SHS at 803-827-1473 or by email at redcliffe@scprt.com. The park is located at 181 Redcliffe Rd., in Beech Island, SC just outside of Augusta, GA.
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    Discover the Christmas holiday as it was experienced by the enslaved families in the early 19th century. This tour of Redcliffe Plantation SHS's decorated slave cabin and mansion explores the holiday with personal stories, details of plantation life around Christmas, games, crafts and more! A different theme will be explored each Saturday: Dec 2 - Food & Feasting includes a food tasting, Dec 9 - Holydays & Free Time includes a storytime, Dec 16 - Family & Friends includes a family tree craft, Dec 23 - Song & Celebration includes a Spiritual sing-a-long, Dec 30 - Gifts & Giving includes plantation games and crafts. Tour space is limited to 30 people and is first-come, first-serve. No reservations required. $7.50/Adults, $5/Ages 6 - 16, Free for 5 & under, $5/SC Seniors. Saturday, December 30th ONLY Bring a large donation of non-perishable food items (a box or bag full) and receive free admission for 2 people. Bring 2 boxes or bags of food receive free admission for 4 people, etc. Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site is located at 181 Redcliffe Rd in Beech Island, SC. For questions please call 803-827-1473 or email redcliffe@scprt.com. Learn more about Redcliffe Plantation SHS at www.SouthCarolinaParks.com/Redcliffe.
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    I turned 13, Wednesday. I'm a teenager now!!!
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    Hi Liz, what other towns are you near? I'll try to see if there are other members near you. Warmly, Dianna
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    Hi, I lead the homeschool biology group at Cowpens Library, starting Wednesday September 13th at 11. I also homeschool my own. ☺
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    (I just gave you access to the member's area.)
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    How do we gain access to kids discover?
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    Hi Theresa, Email me and I'll send you info. Warmly, Dianna
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    Hi! We are from the area. We have lived in Conway (Burning Ridge Golf Course), Murrells Inlet ( Blackmoor) and currently in the North Myrtle Beach area. (We have also lived in Summerville which is near Charleston) My only child left at home that is homeschooled is a 13 year old daughter. We have always homeschooled her. North Myrtle Beach Library has offered a Homeschool Lunch Bunch on the first Weds of the month in the past. It is a great, friendly meetup in the front room of the library. I haven't gotten information this year, yet, about the start date for 2017-18. In addition to just visiting Ripley's Aquarium, they offer numerous homeschool classes every year. Wonderworks also offers a homeschool discount and MB state parks do several classes for homeschoolers. The area is extremely homeschool friendly! Erin
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    We are in Rock Hill too! About to start our first year of homeschooling! I have a daughter is who just about to turn 8 years old, going into 3rd, and a four year old son, who will be working on some pre-k stuff. Nice to hear others on these boards from the same area!
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    Last year I think it was $8/person with the homeschool letter..... best $$ saved EVER as my daughter wanted go there for her birthday!
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    Hi! So we are close to NMB and from what I understand (I need to look it up) - starting in September the North Myrtle Beach Library has a monthly get-together for all age groups. I believe it's the first Wednesday of the month? I have a 10 year old girl (5th grade) and a 17 year old girl (12th grade - ACK!) We are semi-new to the area as we came down last Sept 6th and decided to stay vs travel at this stage. We'd love to meet people - I'd like to head over to the Brookside Gardens one day and I know we are planning on hitting the Aquarium after school gets back in session and all the tourists head home Hope to meet people! Dana
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    Hey there! I'm in Darlington county~unschooling/Waldorf leaning/Nature based family. I'm an herbalist, so that is a huge component in my children's education. I have two teens, and a 6 year old girl and 2 year old boy. We are definitely close enough to get together!
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    Rebecca, if you choose Abeka, remember that it's published for classrooms in private Christian schools, where teachers can pick and choose what they want to teach. The publishers don't know your children, so don't feel you have to complete every exercise, every workbook page, read every chapter, do every test, etc. There's a lot of rote learning and busywork in Abeka, so pick and choose what you want to use, and throw out the rest. And if you find out it's not working for you, just throw it out the window (or give it away/sell it), and try something else. Warmly, Dianna
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    in 4th - 7th grade with my daughter we did a bit of this and a bit of that. I prefer the timeline of history classical education sorts of curriculums, but I did mix and match for each subject to tailor to her needs and learning style preferences. For literature/reading, I like Sonlight - very good boxed reading sets For classical languages, copywork/handwriting practice, young grades classical history, logic, I like Memoria press - lovely DVDs for language teaching for older history I like Pandia Press for science I like Classic Science with Mr. Q - wonderful hands on science activities Homeschool Science Kits is also a wonderful science resource Math & Grammar I think are a trial and error process for each child. You have to find the best way for them to learn, which may not be anyone's box kit. Those are very personal and specific skills. Math recommendations to try: Miquon Math Cuisenaire Math Base 10 Math Aleks online math Teaching Textbooks This is truly a subject that should be chosen based on a child's processing and understanding. Not everyone thinks the same way, and math is all about thinking & processing. Language Arts Recommendations: Bridge to Latin Road - this is the only formal grammar program I ever used outside of Latin - yes, just this 1 year - it is a great reference to look back on once the notebook is complete Literature - I'm a nerd and I coordinate science and the Arts (literature, art, music) as well as I can with history - studying Ancient Greece, what did they DO/contribute to history? Outside of that, there are TONS of great reading lists - Caldecott (illustrator), Newberry (author), Belpre (Latino/a), Coretta Scott King (African-American), Geisel (beginning readers), O'Dell (historical fiction), Sibert (non-fiction) - there's LOTS of categories of awards with good criteria - just read & explore Writing as a class Reading A-Z - Styles of Writing lessons (I used these and we used the BJU writing exam each semester to have a teacher grade the writing style to ensure we were on track for our grade level - this system did not disappoint us) The Reader's Journey and The Writer's Journey from Duke TIPS NaNoWriMo Youth program - 3rd grade to age 18 - This workbook is WONDERFUL for creative writing, and my daughter found lifelong friends here Brave Writer - I don't know if I have enough words to express my love for this program. It is definitely not one for every child, but as an adult I found it to be an amazing system of gradual learning to improve writing over time. Handwriting - here is where many people will disagree with me, but I find handwriting to fall under - is it legible? I have 2 kids with fine motor coordination issues and slow processing speed. The physical act of writing is a torment to them. The use of electronics opens their world. If you need handwriting as a class, just to improve legibility, I recommend: Handwriting without Tears Zaner Bloster specialty handwriting paper with physical lines that can be felt and/or special colors to ease vision focus (we know all about visual and auditory processing disorders as well) tracing work and copy work can be helpful, but not more than once a week Online school - don't be afraid to look at online options for classes you don't feel comfortable teaching. Many of the online private schools will allow you to choose just 1 class to attend. And yes, in SC, online private (paid tuition) school counts as homeschooling. The laws, to the best of my knowledge, have not been updated to note NON brick and mortar private schooling. (and online schools do NOT know this) Hugs!
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    Thank you so much! I didn't realize how overwhelming it would be getting started! I will definitely be asking you questions! Thanks again!
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    Look at my gloriously moving profile pic!
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