Testing a Kindergartener

Q. My kindergartner will be six this May. Does he need to be tested? I’m confused about what is meant by the phrase “the school year” in Virginia homeschool statute. Does it mean this school year or next school year? …

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The Homeschool Classroom – May 25, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Beginning Sounds with Playdough, Stamps, and Cookie Cutters 2.2 Bountiful Bubbles 2.1 Beginning Sounds with Playdough, Stamps, and Cookie Cutters Playdough, a rolling pin, cookie cutters, and letter stamps will give your preschooler practice with fine…

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Mom’s Corner – May 25, 2016

1.1 Article: “15 Ways Grandparents Can Invest in the Next Generation” 1.2 Strategies for Conquering a Homeschool Convention 1.3 Host a Spanish or French Student this Summer   1.1 Article: “15 Ways Grandparents Can Invest in the Next Generation” You…

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Your Kids Are Worth It – The HEAV Convention

by Pamela Hall As I sat with anticipation waiting for the keynote speaker, Dr. Voddie Baucham, tears streamed down my cheeks. I was overwhelmed and flooded with emotion. I was filled with gratitude to be able to attend an event…

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STEM at the Convention

From Critter Study to a Robotics Expo: STEM at the Convention by Mary Musick Does hearing you call out, “Math time!” bring groans from your students? Have you developed a phobia about teaching algebra? Or maybe you have a budding…

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Around the State – May 25, 2016

3.1 Creek Pick Your Paddle – Williamsburg – Begins May 28 3.2 Father’s Day at Scotchtown – Beaverdam – June 19   3.1 Creek Pick Your Paddle – Williamsburg – Begins May 28 York River State Park Williamsburg, VA May…

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Test Scores for Private School

Q. I have a child who is homeschooled and two who are in private school. Should I also provide test scores for the children in private school? A. The two children in private school are no longer under the homeschool…

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Around the State – May 18, 2016

3.1 Henricus Homeschool Day – Chester – Registration Deadline Is May 27 3.2 Homeschool Family Rock Climbing Open House – Midlothian – Registration Is May 27 3.3 Homeschool Family Rock Climbing Class – Midlothian – Registration Deadline Is June 10…

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The Homeschool Classroom – May 18, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Experimenting with Colors 2.2 Memorial Day Crafts   2.1 Experimenting with Colors Children are naturally curious; experimenting is a great way to teach the scientific method to preschoolers. The scientific method involves a question, a hypothesis,…

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Mom’s Corner – May 18, 2016

1.1 Article: “Homeschooling Struggles: Part 1 – Mom Can’t Do It All” 1.2 Tips for Having a Successful Yard Sale 1.3 Making Family Memories   1.1 Article: “Homeschooling Struggles: Part 1 – Mom Can’t Do It All” This blog post…

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Mystery of History

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

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PictureThis! Ministries Giveaway

www.picturesmartbible.com Win a free Picture Smart Bible on CD! The Picture-Smart Bible is a CD that contains the complete Old and New Testament curriculum, including all teacher materials, student sheets, and resources. The Picture-Smart Bible is an innovative approach to…

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ALERT Academy Giveaway!

www.alertmen.org Enter to win the ALERT Academy’s giveaway: a SIGNED copy of A More Elite Soldier – Pursuing a Life of Purpose by Chuck Holton, Here is the description on Amazon: “The rigor of becoming an Airborne Ranger is exceeded only…

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Beacon of Hope Party Favor!

Sign up your student for a FREE class on dinosaurs at Beacon of Hope Online Schoolhouse! Come learn what happened to the dinosaurs and where they are today!  Offer expires August 30, 2016. Click here to sign up! Don’t miss…

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Convention Registration Giveaway!

33rd Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention Giveaway! HEAV is giving away a full, family registration to the 33rd Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention, to be held June 9-11, 2016, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center! Registration includes all shopping (UCS & Exhibit…

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HIS Place for Help in School Giveaway!

Wow! What an incredible giveaway! Judi Munday finally has completed her new book, Teaching a Child with Special Needs at Home and at School: Strategies and Tools that Really Work, and she’s giving one away at tonight’s Facebook party! Ms….

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Learn Differently Book Giveaway 1

Enter to win Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner, the handbook for anyone teaching a child with learning challenges. Whether you already homeschool or are considering it, Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner helps you teach your child at home. Kathy Kuhl homeschooled her…

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Greater Richmond School of Music Giveaway

Gift Certificate for One Free Music Lesson* Enter to win a free music lesson!The Greater Richmond School of Music is a comprehensive music school that offers group and private instruction in many areas of study including: voice, woodwinds, brass, strings…

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Perspectives Giveaway!

Enter to win a Perspectives Reader PLUS the Perspectives Study Guide! God has a “world-sized” role for every Christian in His global purpose.Whether people go to distant countries or stay at home is a secondary issue. The primary issue is…

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Learn Differently Giveaway 2

Enter to win a copy of Encouraging Your Child by Kathy Kuhl! Dr. Kathy Koch says, “Kathy Kuhl knows the dangers of discouragement and how easily it can set in. Because of her work with children and teens who don’t…

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LearnDifferently Giveaway 3

Enter to win a copy of Staying Sane by Kathy Kuhl! Homeschooling builds families, develops character, and nurtures children, but it’s not always easy. How do you keep going? Kathy Kuhl shares vital principles to help you thrive. A veteran…

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World News Group Giveaway

Wow! World News Group is giving away an entire Chronicles of Narnia audio CD set! Who wouldn’t love that? Listen to all seven stories in C. S. Lewis’s classic fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia in this 19 CD collection:…

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Apologia Book Bundle Giveaway!

Win an awesome bundle of award-winning books, given away by Apologia Ministries. This special bundle includes Exploring Creation Through Astronomy, Exploring Creation Field Trip Journal, Writers in Residence by Debra Bell, and Writers in Residence answer key, Don’t miss Sheri…

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Testing with a Local School

Q. When I filed my Notice of Intent, the school district offered to test my child in the spring with the Iowa test. They said not many homeschoolers use this free service. Is there a reason? A. A few school…

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Pizza, a T-shirt, and a Positive Impact!

  By Hannah Elizabeth Heath If you are homeschooling in Virginia, you may have heard of, or even attended, HEAV’s Annual Homeschool Convention–now in it’s 33rd year. Unless you’re a parent of young children, though, you may not be as…

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Mom’s Corner – May 11, 2016

1.1 Article: “7 Practical Ways to Be a More Patient Parent” 1.2 Experience Different Cultures at Passport DC 1.3 Free Printables for the Whole Family   1.1 Article: “7 Practical Ways to Be a More Patient Parent” Parenting is riddled…

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The Homeschool Classroom – May 11, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Fun with Sight Words 2.2 Gross Motor Action Game   2.1 Fun with Sight Words Since sight words do not follow phonics rules, they must be memorized. One way to memorize is to review these words…

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Around the State – May 11, 2016

3.1 Revolutionary War Encampment – Gloucester – May 28 3.2 Architectural Clues of 18th- Century Williamsburg – Williamsburg – Exhibit Opens May 28 3.3 Archaeological Dig Activities – Williamsburg – Begins May 31 3.4 Farm to Table 4-H Summer Day…

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How to Enjoy a Homeschool Convention

by Vicki Bentley If this is your first or second (or tenth!) homeschool convention, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the enormity of the exhibit hall and the loooooong list of workshop choices. Here are a few helpful hints:…

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The Homeschool Classroom – May 4, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Garden in a Glove 2.2 Read–Along Books 2.1 Garden in a Glove Watching a plant grow from a seed is an exciting project. You can use this garden-in-a-glove lesson plan with your preschooler to plant seeds…

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