Win a FREE Calm Parenting University Registration!

Power struggles make parenting a difficult job. We often feel overwhelmed and helpless when facing our child’s defiant and disrespectful behavior. Enter Kirk Martin. At Calm Parenting University, co-sponsored by HEAV and Home Educators at Grove, Kirk Martine will show…

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Win a FREE HSLDA Membership!

HEAV highly recommends that homeschooling families join HSLDA. Even if you never experience legal trouble yourself, your HSLDA membership will help enable other homeschooling families to get the legal help they need and will help defend our right to homeschool….

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Parenting Bundle!

Whether you are embroiled in a disciplinary struggle with your child, or are in enjoying one a period of calm contentment, each of these books will have something for you! Enter for a chance to win a bundle of books…

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Rush Revere and the American Revolution

Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans Join Rush Revere; Liberty, his wisecracking horse; and friends Cam, Tommy, and Freedom to meet some brave soldiers from the year 1775. In addition to the “when, where, what, and who,” readers will discover the…

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Children’s History Book Giveaway!

Willi Gets a History Lesson in Virginia’s Historic Triangle Commemorating the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, America’s first permanent English settlement, this book by Dr. Ellen K. Rudolph teaches history painlessly! Children love the dog, Willi, and they learn a substantial…

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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…

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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…

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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 –…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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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…

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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…

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2016 Convention 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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The Beauty of a Well-Told Story

Uncle Rick Audios from Character Concepts: A Review by Sandra Modersohn The kind people at Character Concepts sent us products free of charge in exchange for this review. This post may contain affiliate links. The Beauty of a Well-Told Story…

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