Author Archive: Charlotte Cushman

Constitution Day Resources

FYI – I thought fellow homeschoolers would be interested in this. It is from the SC Bar. Charlotte

Celebrate Constitution Day 2020 – September 17th

§  Did you know that the US Department of Education declared that any education institution receiving federal funds must offer lessons on the US Constitution every year for Constitution Day? 

§  Do you have plans for Constitution Day this year?

§  Looking for fun curriculum, lesson plans and games to use in the classroom?

In celebration of our country’s Constitution, the U.S. Department of Education has designated September 17 as annual Constitution Day! The day is intended to prompt any federally funded educational institution to conduct an event of their own design that celebrates the signing of the U.S. Constitution which occurred in 1787. Events or programming can be designed as educators see fit to best emphasize this momentous event with their students. Need a free Constitution Day Pocket Book or a Constitution Day tool kit?  Look no further:

Through participation in Constitution Day, students will increase their basic skills of listening, speaking, writing, reading, problem analysis, and many more attributes to include citizenship and awareness of their Constitution applicable to their daily lives.  Read the Federal Register establishing Constitution Day at

Need Constitution Day Activities and Resources?

Make the most important document in the United States, the Constitution, fun and educational for your students while learning 10 things you didn’t know about the U.S. Constitution or drafting a Class Constitution of their own.

Additional Constitution Day Resources include:

Cynthia H. Cothran

Law Related Education Director

P. O. Box 608

Columbia, SC 29202

Office: (803) 252-5139

Direct: (803) 576-3788

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Curriculum for Sale

From Courtney-

Apologia Physical Science $95 Textbook, CD rom, Teacher solutions, student journal, tests, and nature workshop plus lab kit
Notgrass From Adam to Us $40 Two Textbooks, Our creative world, and teacher key
Math you See Gamma $15 Text and DVD
Math you see Delta $15 Text and DVD
Fix It Grammar Book 1 Nose Tree $5Fix It Grammar Book 2 Robin Hood $5
Bob Jones Math 4 $15
Writing With Ease Level 4 $5
IEW Student Workbook Ancient History Writing $5
IEW Narnia Volume 1 teacher book $5
Memoria Press Prima Latina $10
Mystery of History Volume 1 $5

Call or Text Courtney Fugate

Online Live Algebra Classes

From Charlotte Cushman –

Contact me for more information!

Need help with math for your homeschooled student?

Classes start Aug 12th.

Wednesdays & Fridays

Online and live using Saxon Curriculum

Alg 2 – 11:30-12:40

Alg 1 – 12:50-2:00

Alg 1/2 – 2:00-3:10

Sign up today:

Math Assistant Online Grading for Saxon

From Charlotte –

Hey everyone! I came across this yesterday and am going to give this a try with my family to save time and make my math instruction more effective.

There is a program called My Math Assistant which automatically checks and grades Saxon math. I am going to to give it a try this year. It gives the student immediate feedback on whether they got their problem correct so that they are not practicing incorrectly.

This forces the students to seek help instead of just think “oh ok” and move on… because they don’t have the answer key in front of them to give them a false sense of confidence in their ability to do the problem. For those students who do not check their own work but rely on mom … it keeps them from having the excuse… “mom you didn’t have time to check it, so I couldn’t move on, skipped it etc.”

It grades practice problems, mixed practice and tests. You can customize what students have to complete to move on.

They have a free trial so that you can try it out and the pricing is reasonable. If you participate in Classical Conversations there is a discount for the first three months (message me privately if that applies to you).

If you are interested – this is the link

Math Classes – Days and Times Changed

From Charlotte Cushman –

Hey everyone! I have changed the days for my Algebra group tutoring sessions to Wed/Fri to better accommodate families who had other obligations on Mondays.

This is live tutoring in a group setting online.

Classes will begin on August 12th.

I have also changed the times to better fit in with any afternoon sports.

Hopefully, if you were interested in one of the classes and the scheduling didn’t work out before – this will give you another option.

Please check out the website here:

Saxon Algebra 2 – Wed/Fri – 11:40 – 12:50

Saxon Algebra 1 – Wed/Fri – 12:50 – 2:00

Saxon Algebra 1/2 – Wed/Fri – 2:00 – 3:10

Please call/text me at 843-592-1502 if you need more information. Or email me at

Looking for ABEKA Biology Curriculum

From Courtney F –

If anyone has any experience with ABEKA biology or would like to lend/sell their biology curriculum- please contact Courtney at: +1 (843) 252-3547.


Live Online Math Classes Available Starting Aug 10th

From Charlotte Cushman


Homeschool moms know that they don’t have unlimited time. In fact, you probably know that it is very difficult to personally tutor every lesson for every subject for every student in your homeschool.

YouTube videos and DVDs are great resources … but wouldn’t it be nice if your student could interact with other students and a live tutor as they are working through their Saxon textbooks?

That is what I offer.

Twice a week for seventy minutes each, your student will work with a live tutor, working through the examples and practice problems of the Saxon text along with other students. Students will ask questions and participate with a goal of demonstrating understanding of the material as they work through the material together.

This year I am offering Algebra 1/2, Algebra 1 and Algebra 2.

Classes are Monday/Wednesdays

For times, more information and pricing go to

Math Curriculum For Sale


CONTACT: Kelly McDaniel, (843) 321-6935


Pre-Algebra with Physics – $15

Pre-Algebra with Biology – $15

Pre-Algebra with Economics – $15


Mathematics 1 Teacher’s Guide 101-105 $3

Mathematics 1 Teacher’s Guide 106-110 $3


Geometry (2009) SET (textbook, solutions manual, testing book) $60

Algebra 2, 2nd Edition Text (some writing) $15

Algebra 2, 2nd Edition Answers $10

Algebra 2, 3rd Edition Homeschool Testing Book plus Answer Key $20

Algebra 1, 3rd Edition Lessons and Test CDS (never used, in shrink-wrap) $60

Homeschool 8/7 Tests and Worksheets, 3rd Edition (1st 8 pages written on) $10

Homeschool 8/7 textbook, 3rd Edition (3 copies available: Like New $35 no writing, Very Good $30, No writing but stained book $30


Math 4 – answer booklet, 2008 $4

Math 5 – CD Rom, 2007 $20

Math 5 – Answer booklet, 2007 $4

Math 5 – spiral bound text, 2007 $8

Math 6 – Answer booklet, 2007 $4

Math 7 – Answer booklet, 2006 $4

Math 7 – Spiral bound text (fair condition), 2006 $8

Pre-Algebra – spiral bound text, 2005 $8

Pre-Algebra – Lecture and practice CDs $20

Pre-Algebra – Answer key and test bank booklet $8

Pre-Algebra – Solutions CD $15

Pre-Algebra – Test Solutions CD $8

Pre-Algebra 2.0, 2011 – Answer Key and Test Bank Booklet $10

Algebra 1 – spiral bound text (fair condition), 2004 $8

Algebra 1 – Solutions CDs $15

Algebra 1 – Answer Key and Test Bank $10

Geometry 2.0 – set of 12 CDs ($60)

Geometry 2.0 – answer key and test bank ($20)


Pre-Algebra, 2nd Edition, Test/Quiz Key $5

Pre-Algebra, 2nd Edition, Teacher Key (Spiral bound) $5

CLEP BOOKS: $3 each

·         College Mathematics (2nd Ed) REA study Center 2014

·         Principles of Macro Economics (2nd Ed) 2013

·         American Government (2nd Ed) 2013

·         Analyzing and Interpreting Literature (7th Ed) 2012

·         Principles of Management (2nd Ed) 2014

·         Principles of Marketing (5th Ed) with CD (2011)

Yearbooks Are In – Pick up at Church

2019-2020 Yearbook Cover

2019-2020 Yearbook

Just in time for Wednesday night church to begin again!

The yearbooks are in and you can pick yours up at the church! They will be in the main foyer to the left of the welcome center desk (through the portico doors) or to the right of the office doors.

They are labeled by family. Please take only the book(s) that is/are labeled for your family!

Pastor Carl announced we will meet tomorrow night – you can see his message here:


Street Survival Driving Event


From Gaye –

Preston did this and thought it was very worthwhile.

Deadline for registration is 6/19/2020

Tire Rack Street Survival®

The primary emphasis of the Tire Rack Street Survival® is a “hands-on” driving experience in real-world situations! We use your own car to teach you about its handling limits and how you can control them. The students will become more observant of the traffic situation they find themselves in. They will learn to look far enough ahead to anticipate unwise actions of other drivers. As the students master the application of physics to drive their cars, they will make fewer unwise driving actions themselves. They will understand why they should always wear their own seatbelts, and why they should insist that their passengers wear seatbelts, too.

It’s about more than driving – it’s about LIVING!

Three parents, including Scott Goodyear, former Indy Car Champion, share their perspectives in this video.

All Schools $95.

See our FAQ page at:

Any questions after reviewing the FAQ page call Tim Beechuk, Program Manager, @ (864) 438-2060 (8 am – 8 pm EST)