Category Archives: homeschooling

Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 & Algebra 2 Available

Hello everyone –

My name is Charlotte Cushman. The upcoming school year will be my 18th year homeschooling.

Some of you may have been where I was 8 years ago! I had a 15 year old who needed Algebra, but also had kids aged 9, 8, 6, 4, 2 and was pregnant with number 7! I was homeschooling medium and young ones while still dealing with preschoolers and toddlers and generally running around crazy with six kids and five of them under 10! Higher math loomed ominously ahead. I needed help and enlisted a tutor and it saved the day.

Since then, I have gone back to school and am currently finishing my teaching degree. I found that math is a challenging subject that I really like to teach. I opened my home last year to a small number of students that were my own kids ages. We met weekly to work through the Saxon curriculum. It was amazing how much everyone learned! So my thought is that I can be helpful to some of you who are where I was 8 years ago.

I will be tutoring pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 for my own children during the 2017-2018 school year. I have to teach them anyway – so I would like to open this up to you as well. I have availability for a few more students in each class.

Saxon Algebra II – 5 seats available

Saxon Algebra 1 – 4 seats available

Saxon Algebra 1/2 – 3 seats available

A typical class will go as follows –

Review of concepts

I explain the lesson and we will talk about it. I will show the students how to work out an example problem on the board. Then I will give them similar problems to work out on their own (each student has an individual wipe board). Because there are more than one student, they will generally compete to see who can get the correct answer first.

Practice concepts

After each student demonstrates understanding, they will do practice problems. When each student can correctly do the practice problems, I have them do the problems from the lesson.

Standardized testing practice

Class ends with standardized testing practice and practice problems.

We will meet on Mondays for two and half hours.  The class will meet in my home in Port Royal. We will go over 3-5 lessons per week for a total of 123-129 (depending on the course) lessons over the course of 34 weeks. Students will be responsible for completing assigned practice sets in a timely manner.

I do not check homework, administer tests or assign grades. I will expect all of their work to be checked prior to class beginning on Monday so we can go over problem areas. 

Classes will cost $60.00 per month August – April. This includes 2 hours and 30 minutes of class time per week for 34 weeks. We will take a long break during the Christmas holidays.

If you are interested contact me at


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.

Planner Pages

I created a planner page for myself that I really like. I wanted to share it with you all. This is a pdf. You can look at the “sample” to see how I use it. I hand write the assignments so the only things that are typed are constants.

I did fill in the menu and some of the weekly to do list as a sample.

Sample of how it is used here – planner-page-sample

Blank Two-Page Spread Planner Click Here – planner-pages-blank

If you have Microsoft Publisher – I can send you an editable file via email if you email me at:

Need Norton Field Guide to Writing

From Theresa Osborne –

Does anyone happen to have the 4th Edition of Norton’s Field Guide to Writing?


Books for Sale

From Gena –

Homeschool books for sale!!

Just message for more info, I live near Hampton but can deliver to Beaufort. Gena Gommer 843-441-5137 or Facebook message

Easy Grammar grade 9 student workbook and test book $10

Abeka English 10 parent guide/ student lessons $5

Abeka grammar and composition work text 4 th edition teacher key
Quiz/test key
Student quizzes/ tests work text and teacher key $25

Abeka vocabulary spelling poetry 4 , 5th edition teacher key
Teacher / quiz key and student quiz book ( first test written on the others are blank) $5

Abeka World history and cultures
Quizzes/quiz key/test map projects/test map project key $5

Apologia exploring creation with Physical Science $25

Saxon Algebra 2 second edition $25

Abeka 9 th grade grammar and composition teacher key 3, 5 th edition and quiz/ test key $10

Abeka Themes in literature 4 th edition student text and teacher quiz/ test key $10

Abeka Vocabulary spelling poetry 3 , 9th grade teacher key and quiz key and student text $10

Exploring creation with General science by Jay Wile book and solutions and test key 2nd edition $35

Spanish 8 th grade teacher book $5

Usborne books Human body, survivor skills, food fitness and health and blood and guts $ 10

Writing strands level 4 and 5 $5 each

Oh yikes history book $5

Exploring creation with biology 2 BD edition wile and Durnell text and solutions and tests $ 35

Abeka  World Geography 2nd edition teacher edition, answer key and map study teacher key$5

Saxon pre algebra 3 rd edition lesson and test cd’s $25

Christian Liberty press The story of the Constitution book/test packet/ teachers manual second edition $15

Christian Liberty Press The land of Fair play book/test packet/answer key $15

Abeka Keyboarding book/ quizzes/ test books $15

Saxon Algebra 2 book/answer key/ homeschool testing book $40

Saxon Algebra 2 solutions Manual $20

Exploring creation with Marine Biology book and test book ( missing test 1) $35

Contact me via Facebook or text me 843-441-5137. I live in Hampton but can set up delivery in Beaufort. Thank you all, have s blessed day! Gena Gommer
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Find out about BJU Press

From Erika Bragg –

Join us Friday, July 22 at 10am at Maye River Baptist Church 3507 Okatie Hwy Okatie SC 29909.

Come and learn more about how to schedule your homeschool day, what to teach and how, as well as record-keeping and the homeschool laws for South Carolina and Georgia.

Join Lowcountry Homeschool Director, Donna Cartwright, and, Erika Bragg, the local Homeworks consultant representing BJU Press.

Erika will share the curriculum and answer your questions. She has been homeschooling since 1999 and has been using BJU Press curriculum since 2002.
She can offer you free shipping AND 10% off of your order.

She will also discuss scheduling and teaching with BJU Press. You will see “A Day in the Life of a BJU Press Homeschooling Mom” firsthand!

Donna will follow with RECORD-KEEPING, what to maintain in your Homeschool Records and then review homeschool laws and what is required of you.

Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to meet other homeschool moms and join our support network.

The Learning Train co-op leaders will be there as well to answer any questions you may have about what a co-op is like and if it’s something your family would be interested in.

Children are welcome to come along. We have rooms available for the tots who are fidgety and babies who need nursing. Babysitting service, however is not available.

Erika L. Bragg
Homeschooling since 1999
Homeworks by Precept Homeschool Consultant
selling BJU PRESS
Rosetta Stone

912-754-5890, 912-658-2460

Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. James 4:4

Debate Information Meeting

Speech & Debate…what is it all about? Come join us!

When: Thursday, May 12th at 7pm

Where: Community Bible Church

What: An Informative Meeting on Speech & Debate
**Come watch a speech demonstration, get your questions answered and enjoy some light refreshments!

RSVP: Sharon Mansell— or
Dawn Curry—

Encouragement Needed

From Rena –

Seeking help for a friend. This is her 1st year homeschooling. Both of her children are special needs. Lives on Hilton Head. Would anyone with experience homeschooling special needs kids be willing to contact her and encourage her? Thank you!

Rena Barton



Science Shepherd?

Hello, fellow homeschoolers!
Is anyone familiar with a science program called “Science Shepherd?” If so, please contact me as I would like to know more about it.
Kelly McDaniel

2015-2016 CBCCA Dates

Transcripts and Progress Reports for grades 9-12 due on or before 1/8/16.transcript

Next High School due dates are 6/3/16 for grades 9-11 and 5/20/16 for Seniors.

Upcoming CBCCA Meetings 

2/2/16 @ 7 pm

3/1/16 @ 7 pm

4/5/16 @ 7 pm

Upcoming K-8 Progress Report Due Dates

Grades K-8 Progress Reports Due on or before 2/19/16 and 6/3/16


5/27/16 @ 7 pm