Virginia Homeschool Certified Tutor Statute

The requirements of the certified tutor statute are different from those of option IV of the Virginia homeschool statute. Do you know the difference? This week, Yvonne Bunn, HEAV’s director of homeschool support, discusses the circumstances by which Virginia homeschooling…

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Special Needs at the Convention

There’s something for everyone at the HEAV 34th Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention (June 8-10)–and at this month’s Facebook party, we’re focusing on parents of children with special needs. The Exhibit Hall, a one-stop resource for curricula, books, games, puzzles, DVDs,…

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Homeschool Mom, Do You Care Too Much?

by Lynna Sutherland All moms feel the weight of responsibility of caring for and raising their children. Homeschool moms also carry the weight of responsibility for their children’s education. It can be an overwhelming burden that causes some homeschool moms…

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Mom’s Corner – February 15, 2017

1.1 Article: “The Pleasure of Praising Others” 1.2 Wintertime Reading 1.3 Creative Chore Charts for Children   1.1 Article: “The Pleasure of Praising Others” Sometimes we refrain from telling others we appreciate them because doing so seems fake and flat,…

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Around the State – February 15, 2017

3.1 Dislecksia: The Movie – Norfolk – February 25 3.2 Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Side-by-Side Concert with Richmond Symphony – Richmond – February 26 3.3 Young Women’s Leadership Retreat – Ashland – Priority Consideration for Applications Received by March 1…

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The Homeschool Classroom – February 15, 2017

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Winter Color-by-Numbers 2.2 Color-by-Letter Worksheets   2.1 Winter Color-by-Numbers  Kindergarteners can practice number recognition and writing skills with these adorable winter color by numbers worksheets. www.itsybitsyfun.com/winter-color-by-numbers.html Back to top   2.2 Color-by-Letter Worksheets Color–by–letter worksheets can…

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Virginia Homeschool Legislative Update

The HEAV legislative team has reviewed almost 3,000 bills during this legislative session. We are closely following more than 30 bills online and in committee. The trend is for more innovation in education, and we are following numerous bills and…

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Around the State – February 8, 2017

3.1 Black History Heroes, Soldiers, and Spies – North Chesterfield – February 11, Pre-registration Required 3.2 Meet Dr. King – Richmond – February 11, Pre-registration Required 3.3 Society of Women Engineers Richmond Section Scholarship – Application Deadline Is March 1…

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Answering Your Homeschool Questions- Part 3

In this four-part series, a panel of homeschoolers have informally shared some of their teaching tips, thoughts, and experiences on a wide variety of homeschool questions that were submitted to us, which originally ran in the Virginia Home Educator magazine….

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Mom’s Corner – February 8, 2017

1.1 Article: “How Can You Improve Your Marriage in 2017?” 1.2 Family Emergency Binder 1.3 12 Habits of Highly Productive People   1.1 Article: “How Can You Improve Your Marriage in 2017?” Whether you have a great marriage or a…

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The Homeschool Classroom – February 8, 2017

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Deconstructed Valentines 2.2 Rhyme Time Game Boards   2.1 Deconstructed Valentines  When doing crafts with preschoolers, the process is what matters. At least that’s what Rachelle Doorley, author of the Tinker Lab blog, discovered when she…

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Virginia Homeschool Transcripts

Just what needs to go into a homeschool transcript? Do I need to keep special records for Virginia homeschooling? Get answer to these and other questions in this video by Yvonne Bunn, Home Educator Association of Virginia’s director of homeschool…

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Mom’s Corner – February 1, 2017

1.1 Article: “Have You Ever Been Alone with God?” 1.2 Celebrate Black History Month with Field Trips 1.3 Brain Breaks   1.1 Article: “Have You Ever Been Alone with God?” My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers is a…

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Around the State – February 1, 2017

3.1 Become a 2017 General Assembly Page – Richmond – Through February 24 3.2 Homeschool Family Indoor Rock Climbing Open House – Midlothian – Registration Deadline Is February 3 3.3 Henricus Homeschool Day – Chester – Registration Deadline Is February…

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The Homeschool Classroom – February 1, 2017

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Exploring Light and Prisms 2.2 Learn About the Seasons with Electronic Stickers     2.1 Exploring Light and Prisms Rainbows fascinate most children. You can capitalize on their interest and explore light and prisms by using…

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Virginia Homeschooling and Driver’s Education

This weekly Q&A Live session with Yvonne Bunn answers your homeschool questions about driver’s education for Virginia homeschoolers. Join us on Facebook each Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. to hear a different question each week. Have a question you’d like…

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Mom’s Corner – January 25, 2017

1.1 Article: “Celebrating When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned” 1.2 Free Entrance to National Parks in 2017 1.3 Old–Fashioned Ways to Bond with Your Spouse   1.1 Article: “Celebrating When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned” I suspect the need to make…

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The Homeschool Classroom – January 25, 2017

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Teaching Scissor Skills to Preschoolers 2.2 Discovering the Five Senses with Popcorn   2.1 Teaching Scissor Skills to Preschoolers Small children have a natural curiosity to try things they see their older siblings and parents doing….

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Around the State – January 25, 2017

3.1 Black History Month Celebration – “Community” Exhibit – Richmond – January 27 through February 24 3.2 Old Coast Guard Station Museum Homeschool Days – Virginia Beach – Registration Deadline Is February 6 3.3 Foster Parent Orientation – Chester –…

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God and the History of Art – Barry Stebbing

By Barry Stebbing “Looking at art is one way of listening to God.” ~ Sister Wendy Beckett Growing up as a student of the fine arts, I assumed that I knew a good deal about art history. As the years…

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IEW Gift Certificate Giveaway!

Win a $50 gift certificates for the Institute for Excellence in Writing, an award-winning approach to teaching students how to write well, think clearly, and communicate effectively! Enter below or a chance to win! Andrew Pudewa is a convention favorite…

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$50 Gift Card by Nancy Manos!

Nancy Manos, special speaker at the  “LeaderLife!” Virginia homeschool leadership conference and the executive director of Arizona Families for Home Education, is giving away a $50 Amazon gift card! Enter below for a chance to win, and be sure to…

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Testing Virginia Homeschoolers

This weekly Q&A Live session with Yvonne Bunn answers your questions about what is required by law for end-of-year testing for Virginia homeschoolers, whether you choose a standardized test or private evaluation! Join us on Facebook each Wednesday afternoon at…

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Teach Public Speaking: One Essential Skill

by Kyndra Steinmann When I was a girl, the homeschool group in Williamsburg/James City County and Charles City Counties in Virginia decided that it would be a good idea to have an annual “Speech Meet.” The idea was that homeschool…

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Around the State – January 18, 2016

3.1 Educator Open House – Norfolk – January 19 3.2 Ordinary Times: Life in Colonial Lanesville – Sterling – February 25 3.3 Richmond Symphony Discovery Concerts – Richmond – Registration Deadline Is March 9   3.1 Educator Open House – Norfolk – January…

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The Homeschool Classroom – January 18, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Winter Preschool Activities 2.2 Building Math Skills by Comparing Numbers   2.1 Winter Preschool Activities This collection of winter activities will keep you and your preschooler busy until spring. There are counting activities, creative art activities,…

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Mom’s Corner – January 18, 2016

1.1 Article: “Recapturing Us in the Midst of Our Rush” 1.2 Methods to Teach Critical Thinking 1.3 Wash Walls the Easy Way   1.1 Article: “Recapturing Us in the Midst of Our Rush” As homeschool moms, we have a lot…

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Q&A Live with Yvonne Bunn!

Welcome! Here is our inaugural live question-and-answer video with Yvonne Bunn, HEAV director of homeschool support! Yvonne writes the widely read Q&A in our e-newsletter, the Virginia Homeschool Update, each week.  This weekly Q&A Live session on Facebook gives you…

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Virginia Homeschool Manual Giveaway!

Have you ever wished you could easily find answers to your homeschooling questions in just ONE resource? Well, now you can! The Virginia Homeschool Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Home Education in Virginia is the most complete, single reference on…

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