What I hear A Lot: Wouldn’t it Just be Easier…

How many of you have heard a sentence started this way, “wouldn’t it just be easier if…..”

It can be referring to cleaning your house

It can be in conversation about your health

It can be a lead into a discussion on your future plans in life

What I am going to talk about today though is when people say this about homeschooling your kiddo. To me, this comment is right up there with the “what about socialization” question. It is maddening. There are times when I seriously wonder if people think things through anymore before they speak.

Besides, when has “easier” every been better?

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If we really think about it, a good job change is not easier, you have to work through new tasks, learn how best to shift your time around, and manage more people

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It’s Time for a Break

I don’t know about you guys, but I am tired. This has been a year of all types of strange ups and downs. I am truly spent. I’m so thankful that we have been able to endure this far. I’m also grateful to meet many milestones and goals.

Now I want a break! I need a break. I think we all do. I know most are going back to work or are finding work. So, taking some time off may not be in your immediate future. However, we can all  find some ways (big or small) to relax.

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Deadline Reminders: Transcript/Report Cards

For current members homeschooling under the auspices of United Community of Homeschoolers Unlimited for 2019-2020 year be sure to remember these deadline dates for submission.

Transcript submission is May 31, 2020.

As a service to you as members there are no additional fees to have your student’s transcript completed.

Complete the transcript form HERE for each homeschooling year that should appear on the transcript. If your students has high school credits from 7th and 8th grade you may submit those as well.

If your student will not be complete with their high school studies by May 31, 2020 then no worries. You can submit later but their transcript will not have a class rank.

Report card deadline submission is June 15, 2020.

Complete the report card form HERE. For completion of the report card you will need to have record of their monthly attendance totals. Remember that all totals must calculate to 180 days.

Under Option 3 homeschooling laws a report card is not required. Some families like to have a report card as memorabilia.

This is a service to you with no extra charge.

If you have questions regarding transcript completion or report card completions be sure to reach out to my office for assistance.

Serving you and yours,

Angela Jordan Perry, United Community of Homeschoolers Unlimited

FIVE DAY SERIES: Why NOW is the perfect time to legally and officially began homeschooling in South Carolina. (videos)

Six years I have served as an Option 3 accountability association director/administrator/owner here in South Carolina. with United Community of Homeschoolers Unlimited.

For TWENTY years I have been homeschooling my EIGHT children. Three of whom I have graduated and five of whom I am still homeschooling.

My purpose driven live is to make a positive impact on homeschoolers WORLDWIDE!!

I begin that purpose driven life serving the homeschooling community here in South Carolina.

Over the years it appears that I receive the SAME questions and concerns over and over again. Which is wonderful!! As a result I began my YouTube channel United Community of Homeschoolers Unlimited.

On the YouTube channel you will find HUNDREDS of videos discussing all topics as it relates to homeschooling.

This week I started a series: Why NOW is the perfect time to legally and officially begin homeschooling?

Why?

Because so many families are considering homeschooling

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Reviewing Safety: Important at Any Age

While quarantine, for the most part, has us in our homes for the majority of the day, there are more families going for walks and bike rides together. The number of families in my neighborhood I see walking every day now has more than tripled since quarantine started and while this is fabulous, there have been a few issues.

Kids are so bored they are forgetting safety rules

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Now when I say kids, I do not mean those who are 8 years old

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What I hear a lot: I can’t get them off electronics!

This has to be the most common problem I hear parents talk about. No matter their intention, no matter what they try and do, their kids end up on electronics and do not want to get off of them. This is a giant concern as many studies have shown that extended periods of time on electronics have numerous negative side effects. One of the most easily seen side effects, and the one that causes the most problems, is the emotional instability that comes with too much screen time.

How do we get them off electronics and keep them off?

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Do you remember when your kids were around 18 months or two years old and while exploring you had to tell them “no” a lot because of dangers? The hot oven. The electric

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I’m Expecting Great Things

We have gone through a major crisis these last few months. Many call it epic or unprecedented. (Yet the bible tells us there’s nothing new under the sun.) In most of our lives, we have never endured anything quite like this before.

I have found in the midst of all this I am expecting something great! We learned many weeks ago that we are expecting baby number 9. Last week, we discovered it was a boy. We are all excited about this new addition to our family.

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UCHU May 2020 Newsletter is in your inbox!

Dearest UCHU Members,

Your May 2020 monthly newsletter has been delivered into you inbox (or spam).

If you are a member of United Community of Homeschoolers Unlimited (UCHU) and has not received your newsletter be sure to reach out to me and let me know.

Do be safe.

Remain healthy.

Stay encouraged.

Live each day passionately and with joy.

Keep the faith!

Serving you and yours,

Angela Jordan Perry, UCHU owner/director/administrator

A Look at Language Arts: Book Reports

There are some subjects we just love. Anything and everything about it excites us.

There are some subjects we cannot stand so we find simple ways to teach it.

But sometimes there are subjects we don’t mind, we might even like, but there are a few concepts that we are really not confident or comfortable teaching our kids.

In the Focus On articles, I would like to spend some time, maybe every other week or so to write on these daunting concepts. These will be in no specific order and will jump from subject to subject.

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In Language Arts, there are many concepts

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