The Homeschool Classroom – February 3, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Teaching Preschoolers About Shapes 2.2 Preschool Science Experiments   2.1 Teaching Preschoolers About Shapes With these creative ideas on teaching shapes, your preschooler will learn to name geometric figures in no time. There are ideas for…

Read More

Mom’s Corner – February 3, 2016

1.1 Article: “Rebooting Your Spiritual Life After a Hard Year” 1.2 Printables and Checklists for Home Organization 1.3 Magic Erasers Work Magic   1.1 Article: “Rebooting Your Spiritual Life After a Hard Year” Which of us has never had a…

Read More

Around the State – February 3, 2016

3.1 Free Civil War Seminar – Farmville – February 6 3.2 Foster Parent Orientation – Richmond – February 8 3.3 Scrabble for Literacy Tournament – Norfolk – Registration Deadline February 8 3.4 Homeschool Day at PFAC – Newport News –…

Read More

Religious Exemption and Immunizations

Q. If I homeschool under religious exemption, does that mean I am also exempt from immunizing my children? A. No. Home-instructed and exempted children must be immunized in the same way as other children who attend school. An exemption from…

Read More

Baby on the Move!

In many ways, this homeschooling thing is best described as “constantly re-inventing the wheel”! We know that “the wheel”—education—is what we need, but the way we get it done is constantly changing, due in part to changing conditions and circumstances….

Read More

Constitutional Literacy Visits Virginia!

HEAV convention attendees and their families have a rare opportunity to gain constitutional literacy, learn how today’s news issues square up with the Constitution, and identify the disparity between what the founders say and how our leaders govern today. Constitutional…

Read More

Be Faithful in All Things!

by Maiya Drennen I have come to understand more and more that serving God is mainly about one’s attitude and focus, whether it is to serve Him as a mother, a doctor, a scientist, or a waitress. I think many…

Read More

Finishing Strong: Homeschool Midyear Makeover

by Pamela Hall Finish strong! Those are two words that create a powerful attitude for achievement in life. Your homeschool is no different. I’ve often heard from many families that, at this time of year, they lose their momentum because…

Read More

Meet Shaun Alexander

Shaun Alexander is coming to the HEAV Virginia Homeschool Convention in June, and we think he has a message to excite, encourage, and inspire you! Alexander’s jersey number 37–for “Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the…

Read More

Dual Enrollment and Scholarships

Q. If a homeschool student takes dual enrollment classes at a community college, could this impact freshman scholarship opportunities? A. According to Lee Andes, assistant director of financial aid with the State Council of Higher Education (SCHEV), there is not…

Read More

Around the State – January 27, 2016

3.1 Homeschool Day 2016 – New Market – Registration Is Open Now 3.2 Chesterfield Christian Academy Open House – Chesterfield and Midlothian – February 12 3.3 Richmond Spirit Girls Soccer Registration – Mechanicsville – Deadline Is February 16 3.4 International…

Read More

The Homeschool Classroom – January 27, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Interactive Activities to Reinforce the Numbers 1 to 10 2.2 Poetry for Toddlers   2.1 Interactive Activities to Reinforce the Numbers 1 to 10 You can use these worksheets to reinforce number recognition, coloring, counting, base…

Read More

Mom’s Corner – January 27, 2016

1.1 Article: “When Your Child Says No” 1.2 Article: “8 Genius Ideas for Your Homeschool” 1.3 Healthy Dinners for the New Year   1.1 Article: “When Your Child Says No” Young children can be self-willed and stubborn. How do you…

Read More

Tell Us What You Think!

Here’s your chance to have your say! Four great speakers–Heidi St. John (The Busy Mom), Linda Lacour Hobar (The Mystery of History), Brian Wasko (WriteAtHome) and Sonya Shafer (Simply Charlotte Mason)–are coming to the convention in June and we want your…

Read More

So You Want a Co-op?

By Kyndra Steinmann The questions pop up frequently in Facebook groups and real-life discussions with other homeschoolers. “I’m looking for a co-op. Do you know of one? What’s it like?” The answer is: it depends on what kind of co-op…

Read More

February is Home Education Month in Virginia

Next month is Home Education Month in Virginia, and homeschoolers have a great opportunity to promote the benefits of homeschooling to families across the Commonwealth! In 2011, then-Governor Robert McDonnell declared February to be Virginia Home Education Month. In 2013,…

Read More

What Should My Child Know?

Q. Where can I find information about what my child should be learning at his grade level? I’m concerned that he might not be prepared for the end-of-year test. A. There are several ways to find out what your child…

Read More

Around the State – January 20, 2016

3.1 Homeschool High School Fastpitch Softball – Chester – Register Now Through February 29 3.2 Sully Historic Site Events – Chantilly – Various Dates 3.3 Homeschool Girls Spring Soccer Team Evaluations – Virginia Beach – February 1 3.4 Aspiring Scientists…

Read More

The Homeschool Classroom – January 20, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Journal Writing for Preschoolers 2.2 Playful Learning by Month   2.1 Journal Writing for Preschoolers Most everyone will agree journal-keeping is an excellent discipline. You can start your preschoolers out journaling and make writing a lifelong…

Read More

Mom’s Corner – January 20, 2016

1.1 Article: “10 Prayers for Your Daughter” 1.2 DIY Bath Bombs 1.3 Movies, Documentaries, and Videos to Supplement Your Curriculum   1.1 Article: “10 Prayers for Your Daughter” They come into our lives needing so much, and so much of…

Read More

Homeworks by Precept Giveaway!

Enter to win three JourneyForth devotional books for women from HomeWorks by Precept! We are so glad to welcome them to the 2016 Virginia Homeschool Convention. Be sure to visit their booth in June! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Read More

Uncle Rick’s Audiobook Giveaway!

  Rick Boyer, homeschooling dad and convention favorite, is giving away a great audiobook to one lucky winner–plus, a free, two-week trial to anyone who attends the Facebook party! There’s no book like an old book when it comes to…

Read More

Convention Planner by Little Learning Lovies

FREE Printable Convention Planner Excited about the 33rd Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention? Get this handy convention planner, compliments of Little Learning Lovies, to keep track of all your convention “to-dos!” Sign up to receive our weekly e-newsletter, and you’ll get…

Read More

Positive Action Giveaway!

Win a teacher care package worth $100!!! It contains useful teacher supplies like pens, sticky notes, dry erase markers, a 16GB jump drive and a $25 Amazon gift card. It also includes three devotional books from Positive Action for your spiritual…

Read More

Brain Balance Giveaway #2!

Enter to win a Brain Balance’s Comprehensive Assessment for half price! With this assessment you will get answers as to why your child has emotional, behavioral, academic, and/or social challenges. They will test sensory, motor, and cognitive brain function to find…

Read More

Lenspiration Giveaway–Two Winners!

Win three FREE months of PRO membership with Lenspiration! The winner will have a chance to: Learn photography through online training, Get answers to questions ASAP, Help meet the photography needs of ministries and organizations through the” Shoot to Save”…

Read More

Mystery of History Giveaway #2!

Win The Mystery of History Volume II Audio Book! It covers the Early Church and the Middle Ages. The Mystery of History Volume II Audio Book (MP3s) bring The Mystery of History to life! Through downloadable MP3 files, you can…

Read More

Mystery of History Giveaway!

Win The Mystery of History Volume 1 Audio Book covering Creation to the Resurrection! The Mystery of History Volume I Audio Book (MP3s) bring The Mystery of History to life! Through downloadable MP3 files, you can listen to The Mystery…

Read More

Word of Life Giveaway!

Win a set of Quiet Time Diaries for your family! The winner will be contacted for the number of diaries needed and the ages of each family member.   Be sure to visit the Word of Life booth at the convention! a…

Read More

Essentials in Writing Giveaway!

  Enter to win a fabulous Essentials in Writing combos! Essentials in Writing is a complete grammar composition curriculum for students from grades 1 through 12. The combo includes a workbook and instructional DVD. The winner will be able to…

Read More