The Homeschool Classroom – July 27, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Eric Carle–Based Fun 2.2 Developing Your Child’s Speech Through Play   2.1 Eric Carle–Based Fun Eric Carle books are part of the joys of childhood. You can build off the enjoyment of these imaginative, beautifully illustrated…

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Around the State – July 27, 2016

3.1 FACE Teacher Training – Chesapeake – July 25-29 3.2 Chesterfield County Public Library Programs – Chesterfield – Throughout August 3.3 Foster Parent Orientation – Richmond – August 8 3.4 Henricus Early Colonial Virginia Homeschool Day – Chester – Register…

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Mom’s Corner – July 27, 2016

1.1 Article: “Obedience Doesn’t Make Your Child Good” 1.2 Back–to–School Shopping 1.3 Age–Appropriate Coordination and Motor Skills   1.1 Article: “Obedience Doesn’t Make Your Child Good” “Just obey me!” This is a phrase I have said more than once to…

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Opt-Out No Notification

Q. Last year I failed to notify the school board that I was NOT beginning school for my five-year-old.  Is there any special action I should take this year? A. Because compulsory attendance laws apply to children who are age…

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Teaching Cursive in a Touchscreen World

Cursive Handwriting: How Long? How Much? by Pamela Hall The other day, I was perusing a homeschool discussion group. A conversation about cursive handwriting struck my attention. Many parents were inquiring about the importance of cursive handwriting, how long to…

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Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling by Debra Bell

Now with updated lists of available resource materials and the latest information on homeschooling technology, this manual is your access guide to homeschooling– maximizing family life while providing a quality education for children. With wit and wisdom gleaned from years…

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Four Tickets to the Sight and Sound Theater

The Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, PA brings the Bible to life with stories, songs, and larger-than- life backdrops! Touted as the “Christian Broadway,” Sight & Sound Theatres has been creating exciting experiences filled with laughter, action, adventure and…

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“Be Transformed” Notebook and Pen Set

These handy little notebooks were a favorite at the convention this year! Just the right size to fit in a backpack or purse, these sturdy, three-ring notebooks come with an attached pen. Two winners will be chosen! a Rafflecopter giveaway

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HEAV Cookbook Giveaway!

Enter for a chance to win HEAV’s first-ever cookbook, What’s for Dinner? Favorite Homeschool Family Recipes! Homeschooling families across Virginia submitted their best-loved, delectable recipes. https://heav.org/resources/cookbook/ a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Seasons of a Mother’s Heart by Sally Clarkson

Renewal. Response. Reflection. Step back from the everyday chaos of the barking dog, ringing phone, and crumbs on the stairs, and let Sally Clarkson give you perspective, focus, and energy. As she shares with you what she’s learned as a…

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The Homeschool Classroom – July 20, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Helping Your Preschooler Understand Math 2.2 80 Plus Ideas for Toddlers to Learn Through Play   2.1 Helping Your Preschooler Understand Math You can give your preschooler a head start in math with these 10 math…

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Public School Grade Placement

Q. My elementary-age children may need to return to public school. What can I do to make sure they will be placed in the correct grade? A. Each school district makes its own policies for students transferring to public school…

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Mom’s Corner – July 20, 2016

1.1 Article: “When Answer to Prayer Comes Slowly” 1.2 Healthy Eating for Under One Dollar per Serving   1.1 Article: “When Answer to Prayer Comes Slowly” Some requests we bring before the Lord are answered in the affirmative rather quickly,…

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Around the State – July 20, 2016

3.1 Summer Camps at Henricus Historical Park – Chester – Various Dates 3.2 Music in the Park – Chantilly – July 23 3.3 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Mechanicsville – July 29 & 30 3.4 Tredegar Day Camp…

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Teach a Mom to Fish

by Lynna Sutherland If you are going to take on the calling of homeschooling your children, having a supportive community around you is essential! We all long for help, input, and advice. On the other hand, sometimes we dread it!…

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The Homeschool Classroom – June 29, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Grocery Store Schooling 2.2 Chilled Kool Aid Paint   2.1 Grocery Store Schooling It can be hard to occupy little ones in the grocery store. Activities like toddler shopping lists, grocery store games, grocery store math…

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Around the State – June 29, 2016

3.1 Origin Science Meetings – Multiple Locations – Multiple Dates 3.2 Writer’s Eye 2016 Literary Competition – Charlottesville – Entry Deadline Is November 30   3.1 Origin Science Meetings – Multiple Locations – Multiple Dates Meetings are free and open…

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Certified Tutor vs. Provisional License

Q. I have a four-year degree and a Statement of Eligibility letter for a Provisional license. Do I need an official teaching license in order to homeschool under the Certified Tutor statute? A. In order to comply with the certified…

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Mom’s Corner – June 29, 2016

1.1 Article: “A Mission to Savor Each Moment of Motherhood” 1.2 Organize Your Homeschool 1.3 Fourth of July Festivals Across the State   1.1 Article: “A Mission to Savor Each Moment of Motherhood” Our children grow and mature so fast…

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Understanding Credits

Q. Some homeschool co-ops offer credits for courses. Should I give my children credits for the classes I teach them at home? A. A credit is simply a way to translate homeschool or school work into commonly understood educational language. Whether…

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Around the State – June 22, 2016

3.1 Think Well Worldview and Apologetics Conference – Charlottesville – Register by June 30 3.2 Community Day at Newport News Learning Center – Newport News – July 17 3.3 Holy Family Academy Co-op – Chesapeake – Begins September 9  …

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The Homeschool Classroom – June 22, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Summer Fun 2.2 Science for Toddlers   2.1 Summer Fun These activities will add fun and excitement to your summer. There are messy activities, outdoor art, water games, and quick and easy activities to choose from…

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Mom’s Corner – June 22, 2016

1.1 Article: “5 Tips for Every Homeschool Family” 1.2 120 Recipes for Summer Cookouts 1.3 Extend the Shelf Life of These Twenty Foods   1.1 Article: “5 Tips for Every Homeschool Family” Whether you have been homeschooling 20 years or…

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Is a Summer Break Worthwhile?

by Kyndra Steinmann Ever since we returned from the HEAV Convention, we’ve been slacking off around here! Partly because the weather has been lovely and we’ve all wanted more time outside, partly because we’ve had a lot of activities, but…

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Mom’s Corner – June 15, 2016

1.1 Article: “The Gift of Goals” 1.2 Easy DIY Wall Art 1.3 Contemplating Homeschooling?   1.1 Article: “The Gift of Goals” Setting goals ensures we accomplish objectives, and making a plan helps to achieve our goals. Kym Wright shares her…

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The Homeschool Classroom – June 15, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Musical Math Videos for Preschoolers 2.2 What to Teach in Preschool   2.1 Musical Math Videos for Preschoolers Preschoolers love music. Just teach them a song and listen to the impromptu concerts. Frequently playing these math…

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Around the State – June 15, 2016

3.1 Appomattox Court House National Historical Park Bio Blitz – Appomattox – June 18 3.2 Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia Homemade Doll Day – Chesterfield – June 18 3.3 Virginia Air and Space Center STEM Summer Camps – Hampton –…

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A New Season

by Maiya Drennen Summer is almost here, and with it comes our “second wind” after New Year’s resolutions have come and gone. I am trying to make it a time of evaluation, both of the goals that I had made…

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Virginia Homeschooling Mom’s Retreat

  Save the Date! Join us October 14-15, 2016, for a Mom’s Retreat for Virginia homeschooling moms, both new and veteran.  The retreat will be at the Sheraton Hotel in Virginia Beach with special guest speaker, Sally Clarkson! Want to…

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