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Graduation at Hammond - The Benefits of the Hammond Experience | Columbia SC Moms Blog

The Influence of a Great Educator Lasts a Lifetime

Columbia SC Moms Blog is honored to partner with Hammond School to bring our readers the following post. I’ll never forget receiving the phone call years ago from my disappointed kindergartener who had forgotten his change of clothes for a trek with Hammond’s naturalist-in-residence, Tom Mancke. To a five year-old, missing a morning excursion with […]

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Homeschool Friday: Oktoberfest — Columbia’s German History

In honor of Oktoberfest, students will learn about the history of Germans in Columbia. Germans have made their home in Columbia since its founding days. Students will explore various aspects of German life, including pretzel making and yodeling. We’ll also learn about the contribution Germans made to science and music.

All homeschool students are invited to participate in Historic Columbia’s Homeschool Friday programs on the first Friday of the month. Each month’s program is from 10 – 11:30 a.m. and includes hands-on activities while students learn and explore different themes and historic sites with Historic Columbia. Homeschool Friday programs are designed for students of elementary and middle school age levels. Homeschool Friday is open to families and homeschool groups of less than 10 students. For larger groups, we recommend arranging a separate visit to explore that month’s topic. Program participants should gather in the Gift Shop at Robert Mills on the day of the program unless otherwise noted.

The cost is per student, with an accompanying adult free. Homeschool Fridays are $5 for members, $6 for non-members and $8 for both members and non-members at the door.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit historiccolumbia.org, call (803) 252-1770 x 36, or email [email protected]

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Homeschool Friday: Columbia Working Men and Women

In celebration of Labor Day, students will take a walking tour through the historic Olympia Mill Village where they will learn history of working men and women of Columbia’s past. There still stands two former mills, Granby and Olympia, which are now used as apartment buildings. Granby Mill was built in 1897 and Olympia opened in 1899, at the time the largest cotton mill under one roof in the world. The men and women who worked in these mills resided in nearby homes that made up the mill village. The village had its own school, churches and YMCA.

All homeschool students are invited to participate in Historic Columbia’s Homeschool Friday programs on the first Friday of the month. Each month’s program is from 10 – 11:30 a.m. and includes hands-on activities while students learn and explore different themes and historic sites with Historic Columbia. Homeschool Friday programs are designed for students of elementary and middle school age levels. Homeschool Friday is open to families and homeschool groups of less than 10 students. For larger groups, we recommend arranging a separate visit to explore that month’s topic. Program participants should gather at 701 Whaley Street.

The cost is per student, with an accompanying adult free. Homeschool Fridays are $5 for members, $6 for non-members and $8 for both members and non-members at the door.

If you have questions, would like to be on our mailing list, or if you would like to register for the entire year of Homeschool Friday programs, please contact us by email or call 803.252.1770 x 26.

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Avoid Summer Slide | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Take That Summer Slide! Learning Activities to Keep Summer Fun and Educational

Did you know if you don’t keep your children actively learning all summer they can have something called summer slide? According to the Department of Education’s blog Homeroom, this loss of learning “happens when children do not engage in educational activities during the summer months.”   Keeping your children involved in fun educational activities is the […]

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School Choice Rally

Parents Know Best in South Carolina Education

Have you noticed bright, yellow scarves this week? It’s not in support of a sports team – schools, organizations and individuals across the nation are gearing up to celebrate education options.  It’s National School Choice Week. In education, one size doesn’t fit all. What’s right for one child might not be the same for another. School Choice […]

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Take an Education Vacation - Go Around the World without Leaving Your Zip Code - Columbia SC Moms Blog - Calvert Academy

Take an Education Vacation :: Go Around the World Without Leaving Your Zip Code

Note:  This post is sponsored by and written in collaboration with South Carolina Calvert Academy. Have you ever thought of traveling around the world and back in one summer? It can be done for a very minimal cost and be educational for your family too! Each summer, my daughters pick a different country “to visit.” […]

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6 Tips on Becoming a Successful Virtual School Parent

From the teachers & staff at South Carolina Calvert Academy South Carolina Calvert Academy is a K-8, tuition-free public virtual charter school available to families statewide in South Carolina. To learn more about our program and view our schedule of upcoming events, click here. The amount of students now enrolling in virtual schools is on the […]

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