Scholarships

Q. Does HEAV have any scholarships for homeschool seniors? A. I’m sorry, HEAV does not have scholarships available this year; however, we expect to fund a 2016 scholarship through part of the proceeds of this year’s Silent Auction* at the June…

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Your Children CAN Help Set Goals

by Kyndra Steinmann With the new year, my Pinterest and Facebook feeds have been full of enticements to “set new goals in 2015” or “discover a new you.” I’ve seen dozens of printables for planning a new year or even…

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Cool Sites – January 21, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Seven Phrases Your Kids Need to Hear You Say 3.2 Thrifty Ideas and Organizing: Home Storage Solutions 101 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Article – “Six Reasons to Homeschool for Kindergarten” 3.4 STEM: Homegrown Learners with LEGOs 3.5…

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General Interest Items – January 21, 2015

2.1 Sully Historic Site Events – Chantilly – February 1 through March 30 2.2 Mary Ball Washington Museum Poster Contest – Deadline Is February 20   2.1 Sully Historic Site Events – Chantilly – February 1 through March 30 Sully…

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Homeschool Items – January 21, 2015

1.1 Roanoke Symphony Orchestra Discovery Concert – Roanoke – January 26 1.2 Youth Winter Bird Watch – Powhatan – Register before February 10 1.3 HOPE Science Fair – Manassas – Register by February 11 1.4 Chincoteague Bay Field Station Events…

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2015 HEAV Convention Registration

HEAV is giving away a full, family registration to the 32nd Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention! It includes all shopping (UCS & Exhibit Hall); workshops; keynote addresses by Ken Ham; and so much more!* In addition to the new events at…

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Bright Ideas Press Giveaway

North Star Geography and WonderMaps Bundle GEOGRAPHY is more than just place names and outline maps-it’s understanding how the world around us works! North Star Geography gives students a deep understanding of how geography impacts all of us every day-with…

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Veritas Press Giveaway

Self-Paced Course of Your Choice—a $199 Value! Veritas Press’s growing collection of self-paced courses are the perfect solution for many families. A self-paced course is completely delivered on a computer over the internet, and assignments are automatically graded. Parents have…

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WriteAtHome Giveaway!

WriteAtHome™ offers a variety of course options, including comprehensive writing courses for middle and high school students and specialized writing workshops. They teach writing for you so your student will write better, be prepared for college writing, and enjoy writing…

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Liberty University “Goodie Bag”

Contents vary from year to year, but Liberty University’s gift bags are always a favorite. The bag will be a surprise, and may contain Chapstick®, sunglasses, a pennant, pens, Post-it® notes, a water bottle or mug, and more! Convention Sponsor…

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Constitution Quest Giveaway

Win a Free Constitution Quest Game! Scholars agree…the American-made Constitution Quest Game is the most fun and easy way for families to learn–and remember!–the U.S. Constitution. Students claim Constitution Quest has helped them confidently pass government exams! Now, experience the…

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Total Language Plus Giveaway

A Study Guide of Your Choice! TLP offers literature-based, discovery style learning designed for Christian education. Our authors select exceptional literature and integrate the separate parts of language arts: spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and writing, as well as critical thinking and…

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Homeschool in the Woods

The New Testament Activity Pak (download) contains a complete Lap Book with 15 Lap Booking project topics that incorporate creative writing, coloring, research, Bible study, and more. Designed to provide activities and encourage personal research on the topics, use it…

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Belhaven High Scholars

Embroidered Belhaven University Hoodie Enter for a chance to win the official school hooded sweatshirt. This nice, thick quality hoodie is a must-have for any school wardrobe. It’s a classic! Don’t miss Belhaven High Scholars at this year’s convention! a…

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Foreign Languages for Kids

A Three-Month Membership for Online Spanish Program! Video lessons teach students practical and useful Spanish by presenting relevant vocabulary in a variety of real-life situations with a humorous twist. All lessons are full-immersion, with graphics, creative pictures, and entertaining mini-skits…

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Is It Your Density?

  By Michelle Crooker Density is defined as the degree of compactness of a substance. In English that means how big or small something is compared with how heavy it is. Quick Quiz: What weighs more: a pound of feathers…

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Homeworks by Precept

Win a three-book bundle from Homeworks by Precept! HomeWorks By Precept exists to provide you with the best educational resources to help your child become a creative, adaptive thinker with a strong biblical worldview. Our relationship doesn’t end with the…

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Doorposts Giveaway

Win the “Love Is” Chart! Before we can love with a godly love, we need to meet love. We need to experience love. We need to understand how deeply we are loved. When we really believe and rest in God’s…

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Homeschooling Preschoolers

Q. I am thinking about homeschooling my preschooler. Can you recommend any resources? A. The preschool years are a wonderful time to teach because young children are so eager to learn. We have lots of information and numerous resources that…

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Cool Sites – January 14, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Praying for Our Leaders 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Photo-Tutorial – Sewing an Eye Mask 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Preschool Toolbox Blog 3.4 STEM: Technology Lexicon 3.5 Foreign Language: Free Spanish Resources for All Ages 3.6 iTunes: Free Adventures…

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General Interest Items – January 14, 2015

2.1 Great Dismal Swamp: Youth Target Archery – Suffolk – Register Now 2.2 Lee-Jackson Day Events – Lexington and Richmond – January 16-19 2.3 Play: Little Women – Powhatan – January 17 2.4 Red, White, and Blue and Gray Valentine…

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Homeschool Items – January 14, 2015

1.1 Homeschool Family Indoor Rock Climbing – Midlothian – Register by January 30 1.2 Article – “The Social Worker at Your Door” 1.3 Articles – “Feed Your Bible Habit” and “The Bible App ‏@YouVersion”   1.1 Homeschool Family Indoor Rock…

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Dive Into Winter

by Kyndra Steinmann So, the holidays are over. The last cookie has been eaten, the last sugar rush survived, and the sparkle of “new” has worn off of the toys. It’s time to resume school and the regular schedule. But…

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Calling a Legislator

Q. What can I expect to happen when I call my senator or delegate regarding a bill that affects homeschoolers? I want to call, but I’m not sure what to say. A. When you call your legislator’s office, you can…

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Cool Sites – January 7, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Pray Today 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Moving Tips 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Pencil Practice (Special Education Helps Too) 3.4 STEM: Biology and School 3.5 Foreign Language: Learn German Free 3.6 Cooking: Dictionary of Herbs and Spices 3.7 English:…

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General Interest Items – January 7, 2015

2.1 March for Life – Washington, DC – January 22, 2015 2.2 Mini-Maker (Make-and-Take) Festival – Powhatan – February 21, 2015   2.1 March for Life – Washington, DC – January 22, 2015 National Mall; U.S. Supreme Court January 22,…

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Homeschool Items – January 7, 2015

1.1 Home School Swim Program – Fredericksburg – Underway 1.2 Play: Sovereign Choice: The Life and Testimony of Lady Jane Grey – Midlothian – January 8-10, 2015 1.3 Classical Conversations Information Meetings – Hampton Roads Area – Multiple Dates 1.4…

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Being Honest With Your Children

by Kyndra Steinmann The other day I was talking to another homeschool mom about the difficulties her eldest child is having in learning to read. The child shows multiple signs of dyslexia, with a possible secondary issue with processing language,…

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Getting Connected

Q. I’m planning to homeschool in January. What is the best way to get my questions answered, connect with other homeschoolers, and find out about homeschool events? A. Connecting with other homeschoolers is a great way to begin. Not only…

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Ordering License Plates

Q. How can I get an “Education Begins at Home” license plate? I’m so encouraged when I see them on cars! A. Since 2005 when HEAV initiated legislation in Virginia to create the first homeschool license plate in the nation—“Education…

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