Category Archives: Homeschooling Helps

Registration Opening Soon, 2017-2018 homeschooling year! United Christian Homeschoolers Unlimited – Accountability Association, Option 3 Homeschooling.

Another homeschooling year is getting finished up by many families.

For others, their next homeschooling year has begun.

Still others, they just keep on trucking through the summer homeschooling.

Either way, if you are a CURRENT member of UCHU-AA (United Christian Homeschoolers Unlimited-Accountability Association) OR is desiring to become a member ……….

The dates for registering are down below!!

2017-2018 Homeschooling Year Registration

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

First thing is first…..understand your options!

To homeschool in South Carolina you must homeschool under ONE of the THREE options.

Not sure which Option to choose?

Watch this video and figure it out!!!

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

Rather you join my association or another….you will be well informed. 🙂

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.)

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.

Real, Raw, Realities of this Homeschooling Mom. Baring it all.

This late night I could not stop the racing of all the thousands of words flowing through my weary Momma brain.

It all started when I quickly ran back to the kitchen sink to turn off the water. I started filling up a pitcher of water. And it was overflowing in the sink.

I felt convicted to have this Clean. Fresh. Well water. be wasted into the drain.

Why?

Continue reading →

Live: Withdrawing from public school to Homeschool in SC (vblog)

Today’s conversation is an extension of my conversation with Susan M. just last week. Susan is a Mom that was considering homeschooling this late in the year. After our conversation she realized that she can do it and will do so as it will be best for her daughter.

As always your questions always provide pertinent conversation for the UCHU YouTube channel.

If you’ve not subscribed yet or gone to YouTube and given your thumbs up…..THEN DO SO NOW. 🙂

Since so many are this late in the schooling year they want to know a few things:
1. Is it to late to withdraw from public school to public school?

2. What is the process for withdrawing students from public school?

3. How to count the 180 days of required homeschooling until Option 3 laws.

(Share this post with a friend or on your social media resource. You just never know who may be considering homeschooling and desire to do so NOW.)

Serving You and Yours,

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.

Live Video: Under SC Option 3 Homeschooling: How to skip grade levels with the required 180 days of homeschooling

Great question came in from Sherita K. about homeschooling under Option 3 laws in South Carolina.

How to skip grade levels with the required 180 days of homeschooling?

Join me as we talk through this topic.

(Share with your homeschooling friends and family. It just may be the information they are looking for.)

 

Serving You and Yours,

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Angela Jordan Perry

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.

Progress Reports example

Under Option 3 homeschooling law one of the required elements that each home educator must follow is that of providing semi annual progress reports.

(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.

I thought I would take a moment to give an example of what a progress report would look like and include.

However, since the law doesn’t clearly spell out what all should be included in this report it is up to each individual home educator to create as they like. With that said, below is just a *helpful* example that may help you along the way.

Also, semianuual progress reports does not spell out the exact *date* in which these progress reports should be completed in the year. Normally, home educators will complete a progress report half way through the school year and then once again at the end of the school year.

Because each home educator start school and end school at a different day and time of the year *semiannual* will definitely be a different day for each family. 🙂


Josefina Raul                                                                    UCHU-Accountability Association

5th grade                                                                          Raul and Friends Academy

2014-2015 Homeschool Year                                     Attendance: 90 days from Sept. 2014-Jan.2015

Tongue of the LearnedLiterature and Creative Writing

Josefina is doing well as we progress through our Abeaka readers. Her confidence in reading continues to improve with each session of reading. She is now reading on Abeka readers 5.6 which are complete chapter books.

For each four chapter books she reads she earns her Pizza Hut Book-it coupon that entitles her to a free personal pan pizza. Again, this drives her to becoming a better and fluent reader and comprehender of her reading. See book list attached.

Discovering God’s Creative Power in Science: Engineering and Science

We are using a Christian based/focused view of Science from Apologia.

Since Josefina’s reading is so well she often will pick up the book and read on her on through each lesson

Further study of science was completed using STEAM focus of science at our homeschool coop. This semester they studied motion and design

A syllabus of activities completed in Engineering Class is attached.

More than a Conquerer:  Conquering Math

Josefina is utilizing Abeka Math 5. As a proclamation of her enjoyment of math Josefina has pass all of her quizzes and tests which are in her portfolio.

This semester the focus of math has been:

Place value

adding whole numbers with carrying

story problems

money

subtracting whole numbers with borrowing

multiplying whole numbers with carrying

two and three digit multiplication

dividing whole numbers and money

English linear, liquid and weight measures

Strong and Fit Temples: Physical Fitness and Health

Josefina participated in physical fitness at both our local YMCA and at our STEAM Academy.

At the YMCA their focuses of PE were:

swimming lessons

volley ball

soccer

basketball

tennis

putt-putt

At STEAM Academy Josefina’s class utilized the Presidential Challenge for this semester. They were given the challenge to reach certain goals within this year.

running a mile- 1 mile in 12 minutes or less

jumping jacks – 50 in a minute

push-ups – 15 in a minute

sit-ups – 12 in a minute

Josefina’s progress is excelling the expectations for her age/grade level

During the week she continues her practice and complete her challenges during the week daily at home.

God Revealed in History: Social Studies with History

Josefina used Tapestry of Grace for for our history studies.

This year our focus is Twentieth century history. This was completed with weekly Skpe sessions with another family in order to foster accountability and discussion.

Throughout this semester the students gathered to complete hands-on work to help cement their learning of this time period.

Projects were:

*victory garden

*two lap books

*designed a model air planes while studying the Wright Brothers

*view a video on the Twentieth century

*read numerous of books weekly to complete required TOG reading (book list is attached)

Tongue of the Learned: Writing/Spelling/Grammar 

Josefina been utilizing IEW technique of writing which has given great depth to her love of writing. She completed IEW level A this year in a group setting and completed all assigned writings which is available in her portfolio.

Spelling continues to be a struggle for her. However, we continue with reading and learning her spelling in everyday life.

Abeka Grammar A is what she uses for Language arts. She indeed has gained a great grasp of grammar and the various mechanics of English grammar. This subject has grown *on her* as at first she wouldn’t have considered it her favorite but now fairs well on all of her test.

HIS Creative Arts: Music/Music History/Music Theory/Music

Josefina continues to study Suzuki piano and has consistently moved on from through the book levels and is now on Level 4 in Suzuki.

Her piano instructor works weekly on Music theory which has included recognizing reading the musical notes and not just playing piano by ear which is the Suzuki method.

In Joseinfa’s STEAM Academy  she has studied music theory with her classroom guide. The list of those musicians are included. Additionally, she was required to write a paper this semester on her favorite musician. She chose Bach as she had to play his Minuet in G piece.

Display of His Creative Arts: Art/Art History

Josefina has fair well in this course at STEAM Academy where they study a wide range of artist. Not only learning about the artists but why and how his artistry became famous. Then they tried to utilize the artists technqiue through their own creativity which as then placed within their art portfolio.

All mediums of art was studied and utilized this semester:

chalk

water paint

pencils


The above serves as an example. You would do the same thing for each subject. And be sure to list any field trips you all went on throughout the semester.

Be sure to include attendance number of days.

You can also include grades up to this point of schooling.

You can attach some of your students work.

Lastly, you can certainly include potential work, activities or courses you plan to complete this last semester of the school year.

Hey even a school picture would be nice to include. 🙂

Again, these are just a few thoughts you help you along your journey of completing your progress reports. 🙂

I hope that helps! 🙂

Angela

Homeschooling children with dyslexia and dysgraphia

If your child has dyslexia and/or dysgraphia this recorded webinar that took place this past week may be of great interest to you.

The presenter shared a lot of her successes with her three children that each are dyslexic and has dysgraphia. They have won several recognized awards for their giftedness inspite of their learning difficulties. They have gone on to excel in other areas of learning that doesn’t require reading nor writing in inspite of their challenges.

This is an excellent resource. Be sure to have pen and paper to take notes. 🙂

Prepositions? Why yes! Here’s a video to help teach them clear and plain.

Homeschooling 101

On http://www.UCHUpstate.com website if you haven’t taken the time to go to the *Homeschooling 101* menu tab THEN treat yourself and go. :p

Within this menu you will find:

*The requirements for a homeschool student getting their driver’s permit or license

*The various Options for homeschooling in SC and the laws associated with it.

*Various methods to homeschool. You may just find one you like

*Explanations for dual enrollment, AP classes, Honors classes and IP classes

 

If you can think of anything else you’d like to know under Homeschooling 101 please do no hesitate to let me know. 🙂

 

Blessings in Abundance. 🙂

Serving You and Yours,

Angela P.

Clothespin Easy Math Activity with Free Printable

Homeschooling Moms of great creativity never cease to amaze me. I can appreciate them so much because I *lack* creativity (in the area of crafts and incorporating that into homeschooling) great. 🙂

I thought I’d share this creative idea as it relates to teaching children address facts.

It’s so neat! Hope many of you consider using it.

I do believe that I will. 🙂

Clothespin Easy Math (click the light brown title/lettering <<<<< )

Don’t forget to print off the printable information. 🙂

Enjoy!

Angela P.

Ideas for High School Electives

Homeschool students who are planning to attend college should plan to finish up their schooling with 24 credits. Of those 24 credits, for those students college bound, they should have at least  SEVEN units of electives.

Electives are pretty easy to earn or create BUT just in case you’d like some suggestions or ideas here’s a list down below.

You can also find this list located under the “Homeschool Resources” tab.

Bible

Family Living

Horticulture

Music: Applied Music (violin, cello, piano, etc.); Band/Orchestra; Music History; Voice; Music Theory

Health

Journalism

Speech

Photography

Marketing

Drafting & Design

Business English

Air Conditioning

Dance

Home Economics

Art: Applied History; Graphic Art and Design; Applied Art (drawing, painting, etc.)

Drama

Home Economics

Business Management

Welding & Metalworking

Work Experience

Electricity

Office Account

Auto Mechanics & Repair

Driver’s Education (1/2 credit)

What others can you name?

Please add them to the comment section. 🙂

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