Author Archive: Angela Jordan Perry

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Randomly, I will find some free time…..

Where inspiration hits me just right…..

Which causes me to move towards my laptop……

To release an epic blog post…..

When this happens……

I don’t think you will want to miss it….

My strongest homeschooling advice at this very moment……

Is to go to http://www.UCHUnlimited.com……

Click on the “FOLLOW” button…..

Follow UCHU-AA

This way you will NEVER miss…..

One of my magical or informative posts I’ll share with you and the world……

It’s free…..

My ministry of service to my fellow homeschooling community! 🙂

Ha! ‘Follow UCHU-AA’…..

You will be pleased with what you’ll read…..

From my wife-momma-farmer-entrepreneur-homeschool educator-administrative-racial unity activist-Follower of Christ brains of mines……

Just saying! 🙂

Cause’ You don’t want to miss any announcements or posts. 🙂

(Yes, be sure to share this with your homeschooling friends. They may just be looking for a homeschool director to follow with the update news on homeschooling in SC, words of encouragement, and funnies. Lots of funnies.)

Serving You and Yours,

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Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 25 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, mentor, entrepreneur, Young Living direct marketer, mad’am farmer, homeschool Academy director, Toastmasters Competent Communicator recipient, Racial Unity activist and follower of Jesus Christ. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC.

 

We’ve got high hopes. We’ve got high in the sky homeschool hopes.

Seventeen years of homeschooling. Seventeen years!

And as of this post, another homeschooling year is now upon us.

As always….. I have high hopes.

High in the sky homeschool hopes.

I will say that months and months has gone by as I pondered and thought of what the year will look like.

Which courses I desire to complete for the new year. Will I have a structured schedule or not. Books or not. Curriculum focuses or unschooling feel. Morning schooling or afternoon schooling. The length of time I desire to spend the day in schooling.

Ohhhhh….the things I consider every. single. year.

The day after Labor day is when our family generally starts our homeschooling year.

This has been the schedule for us since we moved to South Carolina from Virginia 12 years ago. I’ve had this same schooling schedule all my years through school as well. Start after Labor Day.

It’s a habit hard to break.

Right about now my children start to get the itch to get back to homeschooling. The break is long enough for them.

Yesterday, my 13 year old begged me to let her start her math.

“But I’m not ready for all that just yet,”, I wined.” (Bad Mom right? But I’m not ready!)

Today again, she lamented, “Please Mom can I get started with my school work.”

I pushed back and jerked out, “Later, I’ll show you.”

Again, she pleaded with me, “Mom, when can you show me my Math work.”

Uugghhhh…..finally, I sat down and walked her through how we will use Khan Academy for her Pre-Algebra math and Virtual Homeschool Group for her science.

Uhhhmmm……..”Happy Much,” was the look I gave her. I was in a bit of disgust with her excitement.

But I’m not ready. Next week is almost here. I still wanna play with snap chat! (I do have a life outside of all my *business-professional-racial justice-side of me.*

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Excitedly she perked up and blurted out, “Tomorrow I can get up early and do my math, right? It probably would be best.”

“Yeah, I guess.” Sulkenly I begroaned.

Moms, see……I’ve not got all the details laid out yet. I only sketch some thoughts on paper this morning while I was in a meeting.

My high hopes is to create a detailed schedule so-that-every-minute-of-our-schooling-is timed-and-I-know-who-I’m-doing-what-with-at-what-time-while-the-other-is-doing-another-subject.

My high hopes is to start our schooling day after 1 p.m.! Yes, after 1 p.m.  You read correctly. And end the date at 4 p.m. Yes, 4 p.m.!!! That’s only 3 hours. Yes, but a lot will get done. Enough will. Well, what I’ve planned will get done. 🙂

I have realized that as I’m so close to 45 years of age my body does not get going well until around 10ish a.m. By the time I have my quiet time, shower, get all dolled up for the day (that only includes getting dressed, putting my locs in a pony tail and putting on essential oils), check for important social media or email messages it’s close to 11 a.m. Then we need to clean a bit then it’s lunch. So 1 p.m. is feeling and looking SOOOOO good right now.

All are happy about that idea of starting in the afternoon EXCEPT my rising 8th grader. Ugghhhh!! As mentioned, she wants to get started early in the morning.

‘Well….ok little darlin’. Go right ahead! Geesh. (Lol!!)

What will my younger four do during the morning hours you ask?

Well, no worries. I have it all planned out. I mean. Pretty much.

They will have work they can get done without me.

Quite time reading, journaling, writing and mapping.

Ok…..let me reel this all back in.

My point is that I have HIGH HOPES for my homeschooling year for 2017-2018.

I will have my nice little schedule all in place. My new chore list will be in place.

My resources for schooling will be in place.

My children will know their chores to do each day, their work that needs to be completed and the time frame in which it will be expected to be completed.

BUT…..

As a seasoned homeschooler I know that I may have to change, adjust and bend just a bit because we homeschool in the middle of REAL LIFE.

Yes! Real life!!!

And all of my beautiful well planned out homeschooling year may not go as I …. uuhhhmmmm…. planned.

If you don’t know yet….. I’m going to tell you NOW!

Learn to bend. Learn to be flexible. Learn to recognize when a plan isn’t coming together. Learn when you may need to tweek just a bit. And learn when you need to put your heels down in the ground and stay focused to make your schedule work as you planned.

Yeah….all that sounds easy….peasy. Right?

Of course!!

Give yourself grace as needed. I am.

I’m homeschooling FIVE children this year!

I’m lathering on the grace like chocolate lathered all over delicious Krispy Kreme donuts.…which I don’t eat by the way.

But you get what I’m saying.

I’ll be homeschooling with high hopes. High in the sky hopes that all will flow beautifully. But if it doesn’t on that particular day….. I’m going to give myself grace.

Do what we definitely can do and pick up the next day and ensure we hit 180 days or beyond as we get all of the planned work done.

If we keep this fLeXiBiLiTy in view then we will make it successfully to the goal.

Be sure to set your goal(s). Or else you’ll never know if you’ve reached them.

If you need help or have questions along the journey……

I’m just a call, text or email away.

This homeschooling Option 3 director with high in the sky homeschooling hopes is right in the thick of it too. 🙂

2017-2018 homeschooling year…..‘WE GOT YOU!!’

(Be sure to share this blog post with a homeschooling friend. It may be JUST the encouragement they need today.)

Serving Your and Yours,

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Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 25 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, mentor, entrepreneur, Young Living direct marketer, mad’am farmer, homeschool Academy director, Toastmasters Competent Communicator recipient, Racial Unity activist and follower of Jesus Christ. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC.

 

 

 

UCHU-AA Members……All THIS FOR YOU!!!

Any of my UCHU-AA Members/Families will tell you that I am an Option 3 director that’s very touchable.

Very reachable.

Very approachable.

Very open and honest!

Just VERY.….. (HA!)

I see each of my members as more than just a number.

I reach out to them on a personal level as I journey with them on their personal homeschooling journey.

Remembering myself  when I was a member of an Option 3 accountability association there were so many things that I wish were different. Or that this association did better.

I’ve accessed those things I missed and have decided to ensure I provide them for my members.

Just a few things that UCHU-AA have JUST FOR YOU are resources.

Have you joined the various social media avenues to stay in the know? Get questions answered? Encouragement for your day?

Well….if not you should do so right away.

UCHU-AA Get hopping on social media

UCHU Homeshool Support Group 2017-2018 is a fb group for all UCHU-AA members who are on fb.

The YouTube channel: is Angela Jordan Perry – UCHU.

I walk you through understanding Option 3 homeschooling and more.

Yes, subscribe to the channel! It’s for all members and non-members!

YouTube channel: ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Homeschooling’ is a generic homeschool channel. Please subscribe. When I do a new video recording you will get the notifications about it.

We even have a Pinterest page! Check it out. United Christian Homeschoolers Unlimited.

And an Instagram page. UCHUnlimited.

Oppsss….yea.

A facebook PAGE too. United Christian Homeschoolers Unlimited.

Find them all and get social.

(Be sure to share this with a friend that’s considering  homeschooling or already homeschooling. This may be just the info they need to know about.)

Serving You and Yours,

Angela UCHU website pic

Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 25 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, mentor, entrepreneur, Young Living direct marketer, mad’am farmer, homeschool Academy director, Toastmasters Competent Communicator recipient, Racial Unity activist and follower of Jesus Christ. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC.

 

‘Got’ your acceptance letters and membership cards?

This 2017-2018 membership registration has been a busy season for me. More than the other years prior. Lot’s of new families. Yay!!!

Going to a more easier automation of receiving applications, reviewing for acceptance and sending out your acceptance letters and membership cards has been a MUCH EASIER process.

The question is…..

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If you have not received your acceptance letters and membership cards THEN:

*Check your spam folder to make sure it’s not patiently sitting there

*Overlooked it in your personal inbox you used for registration

* Or simply contact me to make sure it’s been emailed to you

If you do indeed have your acceptance letter and membership cards be SURE:

*To check for accuracy.

*Print off these forms for your paperwork

*Use your card to receive educators discounts

*Use your letter per the instructions in your automatic email sent to you at the time of registration

As a member of UCHU-AA remember that you have access to:
*UCHU-AA YouTube channels at:    Angela Jordan Perry-UCHU and Girlfriends’ Guide to Homeschooling

*UCHU-AA’s facebook GROUP

*UCHU-AA’s facebook PAGE

*UCHU-AA’s Pinterest

*UCHU-AA’s Instagram at United Christian Homeschoolers Unlimited

*My personal phone number and email account

Stay connected and I’ll be chatting with you soon.

Serving You and Yours,

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Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 25 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, mentor, entrepreneur, Young Living direct marketer, mad’am farmer, homeschool Academy director, Toastmasters Competent Communicator recipient, Racial Unity activist and follower of Jesus Christ. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC.

The thrills of tight rope walking….I mean, homeschooling.

It’s that time of year!!!

For many, their 2017-2018 homeschooling year has begun.

For others, they are preparing to get started in a week or so.

For people like me who are use to living in Virginia and school starting after Labor Day, we have a few more weeks of planning, thinking and enjoying the summer as we approach fall.

This year I’ve had a record number of new families join UCHU-AA.

I look forward to speaking with each of you by phone in the coming weeks during my care calls.

The returning families that I have the pleasure to serve another year under Option 3 AA – Thank you! Here’s to another smooth sailing year!

Members of my association I want you to know that I pray for my families. Each and every one.

I believe that each person I have the wonderful privilege to serve is divinely positioned for that year, for that season.

In other words, you are NOT with UCHU-AA by accident. 🙂

My words of encouragement for you today…

Part of my job is to provide legal accountability as well as help you navigate your ‘walk across the tight rope.’

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Many families I’ve spoken to have have expressed different levels of uncertainty regarding homeshooling.

As always, I encourage them in the fact that, THEY CAN DO IT!

They CAN make it across the tight rope.

Well, let me explain.

Here are some facts about walking a tight rope. It’s much like homeschooling.

  1. Walking a tight rope is not as easy as it appears. Just like homeschooling. But it’s doable.
  2. Tight rope walking is done across a wire with tension applied between two points. Much like homeschooling. The ‘wire of tension’ is the day in and day out of homeschooling. The two points in which this ‘tension’ is applied is at the first day you start and the finish line (Whatever the finish line is or you. Up to high school, graduation, finishing elementary).
  3. In tight rope walking the use of an umbrella, bar or something to help with balance is used. Likewise, for homeschoolers we use various types of support, books, videos, tutors etc. to help us balance along this journey towards success.
  4. Tight rope walking can and often will take you across some dangerous areas. Likewise, homeschooling promises to do the same.
  5. Tight rope walkers and homeschooling parents equally have a high percentage of making it to the other side safely. Yay!!!

As one that is afraid of heights (me)……I’ll take homeschooling ANY old day over tight rope walking.

If you are one who enjoys the thrill, the racing heart and exhilaration then homeschooling is definitely FOR YOU!!!

You’ll walk away with all of those ‘feels.’

So what do you have to loose? Enjoy homeschooling and don’t worry about the possibility of dying.

Tight rope walkers learn, practice and strategize in such a way they are pretty sure they aren’t going to die.

Parents/Guardians you can count on not dying as you homeschool. 🙂

I’ve not heard of that happening. Not once. <<wink>>

Serving You and Yours,

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Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 25 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, mentor, entrepreneur, Young Living direct marketer, mad’am farmer, homeschool Academy director, Toastmasters Competent Communicator recipient, Racial Unity activist and follower of Jesus Christ. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC.

STEAM Co-op of the Upstate – New Name (video)

 

UCHU  STEAM Academy is now…….

STEAM Co-Op of the Upstate…..

Different name. Same homeschooling community….

Homeschooling with a STEAM Focus.

(Science. Technology. Engineering. Arts. Mathematics.)

 

Several reasons caused this name change.

We are excited with the new look, new families and new year that’s ahead.

Serving You and Yours,

Angela UCHU website pic

Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 24 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, mentor, entrepreneur, Young Living direct marketer, mad’am farmer, homeschool Academy director, Toastmasters Competent Communicator recipient, Racial Unity activist and follower of Jesus Christ. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC.

Lastly, 2016-2017 Member Newsletter *just* sent.

Newsletter

 

The Last 2016-2017 UCHU-AA Newsletter was just delivered into your email inbox!!!
 
Much love to everyone!!!
For those current and new members of the UCHU-AA YOU WILL be added into the fb group.
If you will not be returning to UCHU-AA for the 2017-2018 I will began removing members August 1, 2017. This is the official new start date to our new homeschooling year.
 
If you are removed from facebook or yahoo group you can be READDED once membership is completed with UCHU-AA!!
 
Serving You and Yours!!!!
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Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 24 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, mentor, entrepreneur, Young Living direct marketer, mad’am farmer, homeschool Academy director, Toastmasters Competent Communicator recipient, Racial Unity activist and follower of Jesus Christ. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC.

UCHU-AA Director Fun…..Ha!

Option 3 Association directors have fun too!
Count down to homeschooling start day for our family.

Wife.

Mom of 8.

Farmer.

SC Option 3 Association Director.

Academy director and coordinator.

Racial Reconciliation advocate.

etc. etc. etc.

A full plate of responsibilities require time out for silly fun.

I’ve been trying to *make a fire* on Snap Chat with a fellow homeschooling Mom friend. We’ve not done it yet.

Soon the fun of life will slow down and back to the serious grind of *getting it done.*

Until….having some miscellaneous fun! #SnapChatting 

Looking forward to continued services to my homeschooling families with UCHU-AA!

Snap chat fun

 

Serving You and Yours,

Angela UCHU website pic

Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 25 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, mentor, entrepreneur, Young Living direct marketer, mad’am farmer, homeschool Academy director, Toastmasters Competent Communicator recipient, Racial Reconciliation activist and follower of Jesus Christ. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC.

REGISTER & Welcome to United Christian Homeschoolers Unlimited -Accountability Association

 

Welcome New UCHU families 2017-2018

If you are a returning family member of United Christian Homeschoolers Unlimited – Accountability Association……WELCOME BACK!!

If you were referred to United Christian Homeschoolers Unlimited – Accountability Association……. WELCOME TO THE FAMILY!

If you stumbled upon United Christian Homeschoolers Unlimited – Accountability Association…… WHAT DIVINE INTERVENTION. WELCOME!

Watch this video and figure it out!!!

If you are homeschooling or desiring to homeschool in the state of South Carolina…..

First thing is first…..understand Option 3 homeschooling. Visit here:
Option 3 homeschooling law requirements  <<<<click link

 

Second, subscribe to my YouTube channel where you can get in the know of homeschooling in SC. YouTube channel is: Angela Jordan Perry – UCHU

Visit my Youtube Channel – Angela Jordan Perry – UCHU  <<<<click link

 

Third, fully understand my association and my services by visiting here:

Services provided by UCHU-AA  <<<click on the link

If you have questions please send comments or email me. 🙂

To learn more about United Christian Homeschoolers Unlimited – Accountability Association go to the UCHU-AA tab and read the parent handbook, FAQs and the other goodies I have available.

(Share UCHU with a current homeschooling friend or family member. This Option 3 association just might be the accountability group they are looking for.)

 

 

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Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 24 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, mentor, entrepreneur, Young Living direct marketer, mad’am farmer, homeschool Academy director, Toastmasters Competent Communicator recipient, Racial Unity activist and follower of Jesus Christ. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC.

Option 3 Homeschooling: Completing Progress Reports (YouTube video included)

For most of you the end of the homeschooling year has come! Yay!!
For others of you the daily homeschooling continues! Yay!!
One thing holds true is that ALL Option 3 homeschooling families must complete a semi-annual progress report. Yay!

Completing your student’s progress report indicates …….well, their progress in all subjects within the schooling year.

Completing one is ……well, not an option!

The Option 3 Homeschooling law indicates the following:

(d) educational records shall be maintained by the parent-teacher and include:

  (3) a semiannual progress report including attendance records and individualized documentation of the student’s academic progress in each of the basic instructional areas specified in item (c) above.

To read the Option 3 law in details click HERE  . Just keep scrolling down until you see Option 3. (you can read about Option 1 and 2 if you’d like)

To see an example of what your child’s progress report could look like click the link below:

>>>click    https://uchunlimited.com/progress-report-examples/   <<< click

For my accountability association, members are to maintain their own record keeping per the law as stated under SC Statute 59-65-47.

In other words…..you don’t have to turn your paperwork into me.

Now be clear on this……some Option 3 accountability associations will require that you turn in this paperwork to them for review.

But I don’t. Yay!!

That means…..you get to follow the laws. And I don’t have to babysit your work. Yay! 🙂

For your viewing pleasure see the below video.

Additionally subscribe to my YouTube channel at “Angela Jordan Perry – UCHU.”

Questions? Let me know!

(Be sure to share this on your social media venues. This just may be the information one of your South Carolina homeschooling friends need to know. 🙂

Serving You and Yours!

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Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 24 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, mentor, entrepreneur, Young Living direct marketer, mad’am farmer, homeschool Academy director, President of Women’s Empowerment Toastmaster-Greenville and follower of Jesus Christ. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC.

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