Petals Homeschool

Petals Homeschool


Hi there! I am the owner of High Points Adventure Co. here in Charleston. My husband and I have created a curriculum for children that I am introducing to schools and home schoolers. It's called "Little Nature Lovers" and we travel to different schools all over to teach environmental education to children through games, art and getting dirty outside. We teach children the value of the world around them, how to identify plants and animals where they live, how to grow their own food and reduce/reuse/recycle. It's a very fun class and children learn so much. We even bring worms to touch and sea creatures to learn about. We can do group gatherings for anyone in your group to sign up and attend. A learning field trip! We have a 5 year old and a 2 year old that have been our inspiration, and we are very passionate about what we are able to teach little ones. Please let me know if this is anything you or your group may be interested in. I am happy to send you our planned curriculum and field trip info as well as all other information if you'd like. I look forward to hearing from you!
The rain quite inspired me today to write you all a post. This morning when the youngsters and I met up for class, the skies were wet and gray and brought with them an air of renewal, freshness, and contentment. In unspoken agreement, we set aside our usual school day routine, first in search of all the creatures brought out only by the rain--earthworms, snails, and tiny frogs and toads. After a visit to our beloved creek, which was gorgeously flooded and green, we ventured back to class to gather lemon balm from the garden and brew a hot pot of tea. What a joy it was to then read to the kids who listened intently as their faces were warmed by the steam rising from their mugs. The girls excelled in the day's reading exercises, fortified surely by the steady companionship of the rain. Anyways, I have no idea if the kids take anything away from class like I do, but it's simple and special days like this that will stay with me for years to come. Thanks for the inspiration and love!
The Presley School Crew!

Offering teaching assistance for homeschoolers, unschoolers, and everyone in between. Check out my comment on the home page- it's got just about everything you need to know!

Operating as usual


Gearing up for Christmas the Petals way ๐ŸŒบ

Timeline photos 11/25/2020

The kids asked me what made the leaves change color, and I realized that I actually didn't know--thus, the following day's group project ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚ Love the mutual learning ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Althea ๐Ÿ˜

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Love walking to different downtown parks for recess ๐Ÿ˜

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Sometimes you have to give kids candy ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ™„

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Winter self portraits using my special mirror ๐Ÿฅฐ

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Made fire cider with the kids today! Love introducing young minds to the old ways โœจ

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The boys helping each other with reading ๐Ÿฅฐ

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Althea ๐Ÿ–ค

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Love letter to the body

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Starting out the school year with our "new normal" makes this message feel more important than ever ๐Ÿฆ‹

Ways to Be a Leader:

โ€ข Help other people
โ€ข Defend other species
โ€ข Love more, judge less
โ€ข Make up your own mind
โ€ข Make art
โ€ข Never stop learning

Photos from Petals Homeschool's post 08/06/2020

First day back at school and I couldn't be happier about it. In addition to our usual lessons, we started a conversation about what leadership looks like & Althea hit the nail on the head with her infinite wisdom ๐ŸŒผ

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Had an important discussion comparing the differences between the things that divide people vs the things that unite us. Eager to continue a more radical and inclusive education for myself as well as these limitless young minds!

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Wild foraged wreath :-) Merry Christmas from our little crew ๐ŸŽ…โ›„๐ŸŽ„

Photos from Petals Homeschool's post 05/06/2019

Throwback to Christmas when the kids wrote letters to Santa for changes they wanted him to bring the world. The list is SO BEAUTIFUL--get ready.
1) Happiness
2) Hope for trees
3) No poverty
4) Peace
5) New nature
6) More colors
7) Families staying together
8) Peeping birds
9) A healthy planet
10) Friendly cars
11) No forest fires
12) Happier farm animals


My boys are so freaking great. Jake and Jasper assigned themselves science homework, actually followed through with it, and then brought it to school to share. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ


The cuteness is almost too much

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Spring wild weed forage and discussion of the four directions ๐ŸŒธ

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When life takes your teaching voice, you paint with Bob Ross.


I promised the kids a Greek feast once we finished our chapter on ancient Greece. This was also part of our new year celebration as it's a tradition in Greece to feast on the new year and reserve an empty seat for St. Basil or a favorite household saint. The kids dedicated their extra seat to their favorite goddess from ancient Greece, Gaia. How adorable is that?! โค๏ธ


We rang in 2019 by re-enacting different new year traditions from all over the world! A few noteworthy ones were throwing bread against a wall to ward off evil spirits (Ireland), ringing a bell 108 times to call in goodness (Japan), and throwing water at each other to cleanse ourselves for the new year (Thailand). ๐Ÿ™‚


Celebrating the summer solstice with ceremony, potion making, and intention setting :-) Today the gang and I walked to a special tree in my neighborhood that I've been visiting recently. As we sat under her protective branches, we meditated together around a lit candle and acknowledged all the sun offers to us. We then began making our "potion" and discussing the symbolism of each ingredient. Finally, we passed the brew around and stirred into it our intentions we wished to set. I am totally honored to work with kids who continually suprise me with their eagerness to learn and try new things. The reverence they showed during this circle tickled me but also stirred profound gratitude in my heart! Thank you sweet fams for honoring me with the opportunity to share this wondrous, ongoing journey with your little ones. ๐Ÿ”ฎ


In lieu of spring break, we've held a week of festivities! Today we dressed up, made a nature mandala, practiced yoga, and learned about gods and goddesses from different cultures and mythologies. We also got to celebrate sweet Henry's birthday with homemade popcorn and crowned him Osiris, the Egyptian god of water and the afterlife. Funnest class to date!

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Happy glorious spring, fams!

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Playing "restaurant" in order to learn different foods and how to say please, thank you, and you're welcome. The end goal here is OBVIOUSLY for them to be able to order you a margarita at La Nortena (la Texana grande, con sal). LOL!

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A special day at school. The buzzing bees told us it was time for spring planting. Photo courtesy of Ila :-)

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Look at these goddesses... ๐ŸŒˆ

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Today we had a good old fashioned girls' day, and it didn't disappoint! We had a discussion about the idea of beauty and it proved tremendously worthwhile. Here's a good takeaway: do you remember a time someone did something nice for you? Do you remember what they were wearing?

Photos from Petals Homeschool's post 02/08/2018

Well, I found my soul sister--one hand in the chip bag and one on the hip! Lol! Also, this beautiful cosmic being they call Hank.

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There's nothing like getting 100% schooled by your own students. I drew up this birthday banner for Harvey today by picking random dinosaurs off Google only to have him rattle off the scientific name of every single one of them upon first sight :-) Love is too easy.

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It doesn't matter what you have planned for the day... enormous cardboard box ALWAYS wins. ๐Ÿ“ฆ

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Sneak peak at some new material we'll be working with this year :-) Thank you Terese! Happy New Year! Love to all my families

Timeline photos 11/29/2017

Learning las partes del cuerpo

Photos from Petals Homeschool's post 11/23/2017

Happy Thanksgiving! Here's a couple pages from our little book the children wrote and recited for this holiday.
"Estamos Agradecidos" (We are Thankful)

Timeline photos 11/21/2017

Off for a fun day of Geocaching โ˜บ




North Charleston, SC

General information

I run a personal homeschool service out of Park Circle which is friendly to all educational styles. For 3 years, I have gained experience using unschooling, Waldorf, and traditional methods.
My natural instinct for teaching has evolved through my life-long work with children. In 2009 I earned a bachelor's degree in sociology and have since assisted in the start-up of a non-profit advocating for kids with disabilities, taught in public schools, and developed my own unique childcare and tutoring service.

Although classes are loosely structured around our current learning material, no one day at is ever the same! On any given day you can find us on a nature walk, having a picnic, tackling math and grammar on the chalkboard, reading each other stories, planting a garden, creating art projects, or singing Spanish songs in our cozy outdoor classroom.
I strive to create a rich, impactful, and uniquely memorable learning experience for each child. The opportunities are endlessโ€”we can concentrate on your family's current curriculum, develop upon any special interests your child may have, or explore new territory altogether. If you have any questions or simply want to chat then please feel free to call or message me!

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