Around the State – December 7, 2016

3.1 CYT Fredericksburg Production of White Christmas – Spotsylvania – December 9-11 3.2 Court End Christmas – Richmond – December 11 3.3 Such a Time Conference – Toana – Registration Deadline Is December 31 3.4 Food Challenge – Powhatan –…

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Teaching Art to Young Children

by Sharon Jeffus When we think of art for preschool and early elementary, we need to think of fun and adventure. Children this age have a short attention span, and we don’t want to bore them or they will disengage….

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The Homeschool Classroom – December 7, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Simple Nativity Story Drama 2.2 Christmas Decorating with Patterns   2.1 Simple Nativity Story Drama These printable masks are an easy way to have your children act out the nativity story. By acting out a story,…

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Mom’s Corner – December 7, 2016

1.1 Article: “How to Have the Best Christmas Ever with Your Spouse” 1.2 Teaching Your Dyslexic Child to Read 1.3 Peppermint Fluff Dip   1.1 Article: “How to Have the Best Christmas Ever with Your Spouse” Planning is the key…

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Mom’s Corner – November 30, 2016

1.1 Article: “How Can I Raise My Children to Bless Others?” 1.2 Bible Verse Advent Cards 1.3 DIY Cinnamon Ornaments   1.1 Article: “How Can I Raise My Children to Bless Others?” Jenny Herman of ManyHatsMommy.com reminds us that a…

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Around the State – November 30, 2016

3.1 Castle Christmas – Surry – December 10 3.2 Colonial Christmas – Beaverdam – December 10 and 11 3.3 Williamsburg Youth Chorale – Williamsburg – Spring Season Begins January 17 3.4 Current State Representatives Resource   3.1 Castle Christmas –…

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Your Homeschool Questions- Part 2

Homeschool QuestionsPart 2 Scheduling, Time Management, and Home Organization In this series of articles, 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…

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The Homeschool Classroom – November 30, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Memory Game 2.2 Nativity Story Cube   2.1 Memory Game This sweet, seasonal version of the memory game is a great way to increase your child’s brain development. It is an excellent exercise for your child’s…

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A Full Circle

A story of A Mom inspired to Help Others Homeschool by T.W. I attended my first HEAV convention more than 20 years ago when my oldest was just turning four. I was curious to see what homeschooling was all about….

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My Blessing from HEAV

A story of a Mom inspired to change Her family’s life through homeschooling By Desi Harley When I began homeschooling as a single mother, my family was very much against me. They did not understand why I would be compelled…

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An American Dream

A story of a Family inspired to change their lives through homeschooling My husband and I emigrated from Iraq to the United States in 1995 and God gloriously saved us after we came here. When our son Adam became school…

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Annual Homeschool Open House

Fun. Fellowship. Refreshments. Stop by our office in Richmond for our annual open house on Friday, December 9. from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. We’re decorated for the holidays and looking forward to meeting you! Meet HEAV president, Anne Miller…

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Around the State – November 16, 2016

3.1 Homeschool Through High School – Midlothian – November 19 3.2 BBB Student of Integrity Scholarship Awards – Submission Deadline is January 27, 2017   3.1 Homeschool Through High School – Midlothian – November 19 Sycamore Presbyterian Church Midlothian, Virginia…

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The Homeschool Classroom – November 16, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Paper Plate Animals 2.2 Developing Fine Motor Skills   2.1 Paper Plate Animals Your children will have fun creating and playing with these 20 paper plate animals. You will find instructions for a turkey, a chicken,…

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My Child Doesn’t Want to Be Homeschooled

Q. My nine-year-old daughter has decided she doesn’t want to be homeschooled because she will miss out on school activities. There is constant conflict. I’m ready to give up! Help! A. You’re not alone. Other parents face this same situation….

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Learning to Read Is Like Learning to Speak

by Kyndra Steinmann Lately the toddler tornado has been experiencing a language explosion! Every day or two she has a new couple of words, and she is constantly trying to string them into phrases and getting frustrated when her attempts…

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Mom’s Corner – November 16, 2016

1.1 Article: “The Heart of Thanksgiving PIE” 1.2 Thankful for Homeschooling 1.3 Time–Saving Tips for Household Cleaning   1.1 Article: “The Heart of Thanksgiving PIE” Thankfulness is a quality that must be encouraged. Taryn at Hip Homeschool Moms shares her…

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Homeschool Strong. Giving Tuesday.

#HomeschoolStrong. #GivingTuesday. Do you cherish your homeschool freedoms? Here’s a chance to make a difference on #GivingTuesday, November 29! Help Us Turn an Ordinary Tuesday into a Special Event. #GivingTuesday, celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber…

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Around the State – November 9, 2016

3.1 Sushi Samurai – Midlothian – November 10 3.2 Parent Child Sushi Making – Midlothian – November 14 3.3 National History Bee Registration – Registration Deadline Is December 18 3.4 Chesterfield Library Children’s Activities – Chesterfield County – Ongoing  …

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Mom’s Corner – November 9, 2016

1.1 Article: “Preparing Your Mind, Heart, and Soul for the Holidays” 1.2 Thanksgiving Dinner Preparation Guide 1.3 60 Pie Recipes for the Holidays   1.1 Article: “Preparing Your Mind, Heart, and Soul for the Holidays” The holidays will have come…

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The Homeschool Classroom – November 9, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Turkey Craft 2.2 Pumpkin Experiment   2.1 Turkey Craft This cute little turkey will make a great addition to your holiday décor, and your preschooler will be thrilled to contribute. This gobbler is made from brown…

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Introducing KidMin Science at the 2017 Convention!

The Amazing Chemistry Show and Family Experience Come to an exciting, interactive morning of family fun! At the convention in June 2017, experience a brand new kind of keynote—one that is sure to be a hit with the whole family….

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Around the State – November 2, 2016

3.1 Christians in Government – Newport News – Registration Deadline Is November 1 3.2 Central Virginia Homeschool Athletic Association Patriots Middle School Baseball Assessments – Henrico – November 3 and 4 3.3 Treachery and Treason: Agecroft Hall and John Marshall…

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Mom’s Corner – November 2, 2016

  1.1 Article: “Rebooting Your Spiritual Life After a Hard Year” 1.2 Bible–Based Thanksgiving Printables for the Entire Family 1.3 Discover History on These Hikes   1.1 Article: “Rebooting Your Spiritual Life After a Hard Year” We sometimes think that…

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Homeschool Classroom – November 2, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Initial Sounds Turkey Printables 2.2 Thanksgiving Books and Activities   2.1 Initial Sounds Turkey Printables These cute turkey printables will encourage your preschoolers to practice the sounds for the letters of the alphabet. This printable includes…

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Answering Your Homeschool Questions – Part I

In this series of articles, 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. The first in a four-part series, this post…

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Homeschool Probation by Mistake

A. I received a letter that I have been put on probation! I hand-delivered my Notice of Intent and test scores at the same time. My children scored above average. What should I do? B. This may be a mistake….

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Mom’s Corner – October 26, 2016

1.1 Article: “Feel Like Everyone Else’s Home School Is Perfect? Read this…” 1.2 Parenting Resources 1.3 DIY Pumpkin Spice Candle   1.1 Article: “Feel Like Everyone Else’s Home School Is Perfect? Read this…” Theodore Roosevelt said, “Comparison is the thief…

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Family Devotions

Q. Can you suggest an effective, yet simple way to have family devotions with children of multiple ages? I can’t handle anything consistently if it’s too complicated. A. One of the most consistent and effective devotions our family did together…

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