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Home School Days at Saint Elena!

Saint Elena is sponsoring Home School Days on February 24th from 10 am to 3 pm.

1501 Bay Street Beaufort SC


Cost: $6.00; Children 5 and under free

843-379-1550 for more information!

No preregistration needed. Just show up, learn and have fun.

Our flexibly structured Home School Days are designed for families to learn together while exploring the museum. We will have three different ongoing activity stations in addition to the exhibits, which can all be done at your own pace. Perfect for ages 6-14. Allow about an hour and a half to see and do everything

Museum: Our exhibit, Santa Elena: America’s Untold Story, tells the story of the 16th Century Spanish town of Santa Elena that was located on Parris Island, South Carolina from 1566-1587. Learn what historians and archaeologists have uncovered about the town and its inhabitants.

Camp Dig it: Explore the world of archaeology by excavating reproduction artifacts using the same methods and techniques that a real archaeologist would. See what you can find out about those who lived at Santa Elena.

Meet a settler from Santa Elena: Learn about the history of the town of Santa Elena from the accounts of someone who was there.

Cultures and Conflicts: Hear about the interactions that took place between the Native Americans and the Spanish. See and touch reproduction artifacts that represent what the Spanish and Native Americans used and traded for.

Great Computer Stand For Sale

computer stand for ninette

For Sale:
-Wooden computer stand
– 25 1/4 x 31 x 19 1/2″
– $20
– contact Ninette

Curriculum For Sale

Hi Everyone,

I have a few leftover items from homeschooling that I would like to sell.  If you are interested in anything or if a price seems out of line please call me at 846-8686/812-3945 or e-mail me


Denise Qualls

1)      High school level microscope w/ plastic cover      $75.00

2)      Apologia Science Marine Biology Microscope slides    $15.00

3)      Apologia Science Human Anatomy microscope slides  $30.00

4)      Multimedia Companion CD for Exploring Creation  version 8.0 (note: this runs on windows 8.1 also) $10.00

5)      Solutions and Tests for Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd Ed. $8.00

6)      2 boxes of various lab equipment ( includes test tubes and stand, becker, petrie dishes, spring scales, balance scale, 2 sets of dissection tools and trays, a few chemicals, many more. all items are leftovers from purchased Apologia Science kits. $ 15.00

7)      Vox Music Master’s: An Introduction to the Classics  6 CD set includes: $15.00




Schumann & Greg



8)      Cornerstone Curriculum Items


Music & Moments with the Masters Study Guide      $12.00


The Gift of Music: Great Composers and Their Influence  $10.00


Norton Recorded Anthology of Western Music 4 CD set  $10.00


World Views of the Western Word: I have many of the books and audios for the 1 &2 years of this curriculum. There are too many to list.  If you are interested contact me for specifics. I f you are unfamiliar with these books go their website and check it out.  It is designed for the advanced student that loves to read.



9)      Audio Books complete and unabridged


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer  6 Discs     $10.00

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mp3/CD ipod ready   $12.00

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Mp3/CD ipod ready  $15.00

In the Reign of Terror by G. A. Henty read by Jim Weiss (abridged )      $15.00



10)   Writing Strands


Creating Fiction     $8.00

Evaluating Fiction   $8.00

Reading Strands/ Understanding Fiction $8.00


Homeschool Fridays Return for the New School Year

HC’s Homeschool Fridays Return for the New School Year

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Aug. 19, 2014)—Historic Columbia invites all homeschool students to enjoy hands-on activities while learning and exploring different themes and historic sites at Homeschool Fridays, held on the first Friday of each month.

The Homeschool Friday schedule this fall includes:

Sept. 5 | History of Media in Columbia and Richland County

Meet in the Gift Shop at Robert Mills, 1616 Blanding St.

Students will explore the rich media history of Columbia and Richland County including early newspapers, radio, and television stations. Topics will include yellow journalism, the assassination of The State’s founder by a lieutenant governor, and samples from newspapers that have operated in Columbia. From The Columbia Gazette in 1794 to, students will see how information has been communicated to Richland County’s residents throughout history.

Oct. 3 | Mourning Customs of the 19th Century

Meet in the Gift Shop at Robert Mills, 1616 Blanding St.

Students will discover how people in the 19th century mourned the loss of a loved one. Women were expected to observe certain mourning customs such as covering mirrors in a black cloth, wearing dark clothing and black jewelry, and even children wore a black ribbon around their arm. The students will also make their own “hair wreath,” a common practice to remember a loved one.

Nov. 7 | Woodrow Wilson’s Presidency

Meet at the Woodrow Wilson Family Home, 1705 Hampton St.

The lasting effects of President Woodrow Wilson’s decisions as this nation’s leader continue to be felt today. This program will explore his work as president including the creation of the Federal Reserve to stabilize the banking system, his leadership in World War I, and the passage of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote.

Dec. 5 | Main Street Tour

Meet at the South Carolina State House at the intersection of Gervais and Main streets.

Main Street, or Richardson Street as it was originally called, is the most architecturally diverse area of Columbia today. From 19th-century two-story brick buildings to the newest office towers, Main Street’s prosperity has grown and declined over the city’s history. On a walking tour from the State House to the Tapp’s building, students will see the first mall on Main Street, bank vaults, movie theaters, and former department stores as they learn how building uses have changed and how Main Street is being revived.

Historic Columbia’s Homeschool Friday programs are $5 per student and open to all homeschool students of elementary and middle school age levels, and reservations are suggested. To reserve a spot or get more information, visit, email or call 803-252-1770 ext. 36.

About Historic Columbia:

In November 1961, a small group of individuals intent on saving the Ainsley Hall House from demolition officially incorporated as the Historic Columbia Foundation. Over the next five decades the organization, which was founded on the premise of preservation and education, would take on the stewardship of seven historic properties in Richland County. Today, the organization serves as a model for local preservation efforts and interpretation of local history. Visit or find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube for more details.


Carrie Phillips

Director of Marketing & Communications

Historic Columbia

1601 Richland St., Columbia, SC 29201

p: 803.252.7742 x 17

c: 803.530.5199

SAT Dates and fee waiver info

Name: Theresa Osborne
SAT test dates for the upcoming year:
There are two dates in Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Mar, May, June

Also, did you know that even home schooled students can request a fee waiver if they meet the eligibility requirements?
I didn’t even know fee waivers existed! Check it out.

Sign up for Homeschool Help Weekend!

Homeschool Help Weekend signup – MFTH
From The Mothering From The Heart Facebook Page –
The day has been set!! Coming on Saturday, June 14th….Refreshing the Heart for Mothers (with special application for moms who’ve taken on the task of educating their children at home)! I want to encourage the hearts of moms who are in the thick of some of the busiest years of your life – for those times when you just want to plop on the couch and sleep for days, times when you just want to finish a sentence, times when you feel like you don’t know what in the world you’re doing and you wonder if it really matters anyway, times when you just need to be refreshed. Well, that’s exactly what this Saturday in June is for. We will look to God to refresh our hearts. God’s grace is sufficient, He is there, He will help, He will strongly support you . . . continue to watch for details ….


A lot of Box Tops will be expiring on June 1, so please drop off what you have by MAY 18, so we can process them and mail off by then.

Also, don’t forget the Project A+ labels on the Tyson chicken bags.  I haven’t seen to many of these come through, but they are worth .24 cents each! These can only be processed in groups of 100, so we get a $24.00 check for each submission.

We had a pretty decent year, and will be looking to fund another field trip in the fall.  Thank you all for participating.

Charles and Sharon Cox

Music 105 CD’s

For anyone who will be taking Music 105 (Music Appreciation) at TCL, I have the 4-CD set for sale for $20.  That’s half price!
E-mail me at

Homeschool Help Weekend!


Even though we aren’t having the CHEC conference this year it will still be a busy weekend for homeschool families and those considering Home Education! The Intro to Home Education Seminar led by Pastor Carl Broggi will kick off the weekend on Thursday, June 12th at 7:00pm. On Friday, the “Book Blast”, a used curriculum sale will be held from 9:00-3:00pm. And on Saturday, from 9:00-2:00pm, Audrey Broggi will be teaching “Refreshing the Heart for Mothers”  -with special application for moms who’ve taken on the task of educating their children at home!

ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON; we will send out another e-mail when that happens!

Intro to HE Seminar: $5.00 per person fee.

BOOK BLAST; $5.00 seller fee.  No charge to shop BUT we are asking you to register if you are planning on attending.

“Refreshing the Heart for Mothers” $12.00 includes box lunch or $5.00-bring your own lunch.

Please share this with people who may be interested in home education!


Info from SCHEA

South Carolina Home Educators Association
April 28, 2014
Today is the last day to reserve your tour of the Statehouse or Governor’s Mansion. Please email for your reservation. Go to for the latest information about the day’s events.


Historic Latta Plantation offers several themed summer day camps for children! The historic site is nestled in the 1,342 acre Latta Plantation Nature Preserve, making it an ideal location for summer camp fun! For more information on camps, visit our website at and click on ‘Children Camps.’


2014 Home Educators Meeting Learn more about Service Academies, SC National Guard, and ROTC Hosted by US Senator Lindsey Graham Tuesday, May 6, 2014 9:00am – 12:00pm SC Army National Guard
1263rd CS FSC 105 Old Woodruff Road Greer, SC Afterwards you will have the opportunity to visit with the representatives. RSVP deadline – Tuesday, April 29th
For additional information, please contact Rene Ann Brown at (803) 933-0112


The Inaugural Lowcountry Homeschool Convention will be held in the beautiful and historic South Carolina Lowcountry on May 30-31, 2014. You will enjoy a unique convention in one of the area’s most beautiful hotels InnPlace Hotel in North Charleston. This convention will be workshop and vendor driven. We will offer workshops that will appeal to every homeschool family whether you are an unschooler or a traditional homeschooler or somewhere in between. Register now at



Midlands Home School Convention is coming July 24-26 at the Columbia Convention Center. We are here to serve all homeschoolers from all backgrounds, focusing on our shared goal of providing our children with the best homeschool experience. We want to keep costs for parents as low as possible so many people can attend and focus our attention on homeschooling families in the Midlands area, so we keep in touch with the needs of the Midlands. Registration is now open at

Keep checking the SCHEA website at for more information and articles of interest.