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  1. 3 points
    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!
  2. 2 points
    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
  3. 2 points
    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
  4. 2 points
    I also just started with my 5yr old this year. I have been doing things like Starfall with her since she was about 2 1/2. only on occasion and when she is interested. We've been "doing school" semi regularly for over a year already and now that my son is 3yrs old he joins us. Though I take more of an unschool approach the kids have come to expect time at the kitchen table with mommy when my 1yr old takes her nap. It usually consists of puzzles and art with a little math and spelling mixed in. We love GoNoodle, cosmic kids yoga, and cool school. I have only planned a couple of mini lessons to get them ready for a special event at our local library. Next week Riverbanks zoo is coming to the library to talk about animal architects. should be fun! Its amazing how much I have learned since I started teaching my kids!
  5. 1 point
    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!
  6. 1 point
    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.
  7. 1 point
    How do we gain access to kids discover?
  8. 1 point
    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
  9. 1 point
    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!
  10. 1 point
    Last year I think it was $8/person with the homeschool letter..... best $$ saved EVER as my daughter wanted go there for her birthday!
  11. 1 point
    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
  12. 1 point
    Hello All! My family and I will be moving to the area very soon and we will be homeschooling. I have a seven year old son, a six year old son, a three year old daughter and a 2 year old son. We started off our year using a Waldorf curriculum and now we are heading more towards an unschooling perspective/eclectic homeschooling. We are on our own timeline and aren't necessarily into following any specific curriculum but rather allowing our children to follow their interests! We are always evolving:) I am interested in finding people with similar ideals but also just kind people who are also looking for friendship. We will not know anyone in this area and it's important to me that my kids make connections. They are super sweet kids!! We would love to get involved with a group that we can see on a weekly basis. I have found REACH and the Midlands unschooling group but am also looking for families closer to the Camden area as well that could get together for play dates, etc. We love to hike, we love playgrounds, swimming, legos, exploring, animals and many many other things. We also love to garden and we love to eat fresh organic food. That is just a little bit about us. I hope there are others in the area to connect with:) Looking forward to getting to know SC and making connections!
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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
  15. 1 point
    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!
  16. 1 point
    Thank you so much! I didn't realize how overwhelming it would be getting started! I will definitely be asking you questions! Thanks again!
  17. 1 point
    Thank you for the suggestion. I've looked into a few alternatives already. I am in Charleston county.
  18. 1 point
    Hi Jennifer! i have a daughter who is almost 8 and we have a great group of kids around that age in Rock Hill. We go bowling every Friday with the kidsbowlfree.com program at Strikers. There are several of us in a local co-op as well. Would love have you join for stuff this summer!
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    We are brand new! I have two very active, very sweet boys (oldest is nine, youngest is eight) who would love to meet new friends! Let me know if you are in/around Rock Hill. Thanks!
  20. 1 point
    We recently moved to the island and are looking to meet up with other homeschooling families. We have a 6 1/2 yr old daughter. Ellie
  21. 1 point
    Just wanted to say Hi to everyone, I started homeschooling my 5 year old son on June 1st, I am excited, and overwhelmed and glad you all are here. Thank you Dianna for such an awesome association. I hope to be here for years to come.
  22. 1 point
    Seems I'm not the only one who just started with her 5 yo. Glad to know I have similar company to sound ideas off of, as well as seasoned parents to seek advice as needed. To be honest, the reason this association stood out to me was the amount of get togethers and 'field trips' that are offered. I can't wait to start getting out there and meeting other parents, and getting my son to know some more kids his age! Thank you for this group and its forums! Jennifer
  23. 1 point
    We are the same here we started on June 1st and starting with my 5 year old. It is amazing and scary at the same time. I want to make sure we are learning the material that should be learning but also providing a lot of self learning and pretend play. We are having a lot of fun exploring the world and have had a great time at edventure.
  24. 1 point
    Hi Everyone! I found out that kids can skate and bowl free all summer long. All you have to do is go sign up at www.kidsbowlfree.com and register each child and www.kidsskatefree.com and register your child. Also check your local movie theaters they are offering the summer movie express and admission is only 1$ for everyone. All movies start at 10am.Kids can watch their favorite movies for nine weeks. They will play two movies for each week. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.
  25. 1 point
    Hi everyone! Here is a list of some great reading rewards programs that kids of all ages can enjoy. I will post more as I come across them. Sylvan's Book Adventure Reading Program, TD Bank Summer Reading Program, Scholastic Summer Reading Program, Books a Million, Chuck E. Cheese Summer Reading Program. Half Price Book.Summer Reading Program, iRead reading program, Showcase Cinemas Summer Reading Program, Sync Summer Reading Program for Teens.Pottery Barn Kids Summer Book Club. Happy Reading Everyone!
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