Grading with Grammarly: A Tool for  Compositions

by Pamela Hall Have you ever wished you had a personal editor? I teach creative writing and composition to homeschool kids in my home and at our local cooperative. Often, moms tell me that they don’t feel comfortable editing their…

Read More

Public School Sports

Q. My son has been asked by a coach to play a varsity sport at our local public high school next year. What should be our expectations that this can happen? What is the timeline for sports access? A. Homeschoolers…

Read More

Lenspiration Community Giveaway

This is a perfect gift for photographers (or photographer wannabes!) Enter to win a one-year membership to the Lenspiration Community for free! This includes online photography training, exclusive forums, shoot-to-serve participation, North American landscape locations map, and special PRO discounts–…

Read More

Liberty University Giveaway

Wow! Liberty University is giving away a $50 ITunes gift card! Liberty U is a convention favorite. Liberty University School of Music is sponsoring the Music Competition and providing master classes at the convention! Be sure to visit Liberty University…

Read More

The BiblioPlan for Families Giveaway

BiblioPlan Early Modern Craft book (e-book) is filled with more than 150 hands on crafts, activities, games, food and more! Created for the BiblioPlan for Families curriculum, this book is useful for any history curriculum! Be sure to visit Biblioplan…

Read More

Analytical Grammar Giveaway #2!

Win a copy of The Eternal Argument by Robin Finley (www.eternalargument.com), a supplemental book to help high schoolers and their teachers study literature more meaningfully. Retail value is $25. Be sure to visit Analytical Grammar in booth #302 at the…

Read More

Belhaven High Scholars

This fabulous gift pack by Belhaven High Scholars Online Dual Enroll Program includes a Sherpa throw, an insulated mug, a thermos, and a Belhaven High Scholars packet! Valued at $45 Be sure to visit Belhaven High Scholars in booth #706…

Read More

Homeschool in the Woods

Homeschool in the Woods is giving away download of Hands-On History Activity Studies: History of Holidays (download) Be sure to visit Home School in the Woods in booth #725 at the convention! a Rafflecopter giveaway Share/Bookmark

Read More

HEAV Convention Registration Giveaway PLUS

HEAV is giving away a full, family registration to the 32nd Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention PLUS your choice of either “Encouragement with Chocolate” for moms or “Dads & Donuts: Men on a Mission” for dads! It includes all shopping (UCS…

Read More

$50 IEW Gift Certificates

Win one of three, $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 for a chance to win! Andrew Pudewa is a convention…

Read More

Learning RX Giveaway – Convention sponsor!

Learning RX is giving away Unlock the Einstein Inside: Applying New Brain Science To Wake Up The Smart In Your Child (print book) by Dr. Ken Gibson, founder of LearningRx. LearningRX is sponsoring our Children’s Program this year! Thanks to…

Read More

World News Group Giveaway—Convention sponsor!

Enter to win one year free of either WORLDteen, WORLDkids, or God’s Big WORLD magazine! World News Group is a keynote sponsor of the convention this year, and also offer a great benefit for HEAV members. Be sure to visit…

Read More

Happy HeArt Books

Enter below for a chance to win the children’s book, Happy Heart: Fill’er Up! (8.5×11, Hardback). Retail value: $15.99 Be sure to visit Happy HeArt Books in booth #1008 at the convention!       a Rafflecopter giveaway Share/Bookmark

Read More

Raising Real Men Mom & Dad Special

Hal and Melanie Young, parents of six boys, wrote the book they couldn’t find when raising their own family: a book founded in the Word of God, but answering the practical question, “What does this look like at home?” This…

Read More

Analytical Grammar Giveaway #1

Enter below to win a copy of “Beyond the Book Report – Season 1“—a fabulous literature study and writing program for middle school! Be sure to visit Analytical Grammar in booth #302 at the convention a Rafflecopter giveaway Share/Bookmark

Read More

Summertime Home School

By Kyndra Steinmann Here in New England spring has suddenly popped into being after months of snow and cold! We’re supposed to have a whole week of seventy degree days and sunshine and my thoughts as well as those of…

Read More

Cool Sites – May 20, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Hebrew Names of God 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Frugal Ideas to Create Your Garden 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Safety Games 3.4 STEM: Encouraging Middle School Girls to Pursue Careers in Engineering 3.5 Family Fun: Pick Strawberries Day Is…

Read More

General Interest Items – May 20, 2015

2.1 Summer Sewing Camps – Henrico – Register by May 29 2.2 Historic Preservation Symposium – Surry – May 30   2.1 Summer Sewing Camps – Henrico – Register by May 29 Fashion Fireflies Sewing & Design School Henrico, VA…

Read More

Homeschool Items – May 20, 2015

1.1 L.I.F.E. (Loving Instruction for Eternity) Co-op Registration – Gainesville – On Going 1.2 Youth Summer Camps – Richmond – Early Bird Discount Extended Through May 1 1.3 Summer Rock Climbing Class for Homeschooling Families – Midlothian – Register by May…

Read More

The Kid Zone: Fun for All

by Michelle Crooker Are you signed up for convention yet? Bringing the family? If you are bringing the children, the question arises, what options are there for them? Kids are welcome in the workshops, Exhibit Hall and Used Curriculum Sale,…

Read More

Evaluator Requirements

Q. What do I need to do to become certified as an evaluator for homeschool students? A. Special training or evaluator certification is not required to become an evaluator for homeschooled students. The testing statute, 22.1-254.1 (C), states the parent…

Read More

Cool Sites – May 13, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Free Christian Books 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Free Stuff Finder 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Schooling in the Garden 3.4 STEM: Human Blood Types Explained 3.5 Electives: Using Formulas in Microsoft Excel 3.6 Homemaking: Create a Fabric Gift Bag…

Read More

General Interest Items – May 13, 2015

2.1 John Marshall House Open House – Richmond – May 28 2.2 Civil War Day Camps – New Market – First Registration Deadline Is July 1   2.1 John Marshall House Open House – Richmond – May 28 The John…

Read More

Homeschool Items – May 13, 2015

1.1 PSAT Registration for Virginia Homeschoolers 1.2 HSLDA 2015 Photography Contest – Entries Accepted June 1-August 1 1.3 Teaching Home: Getting the Most from Homeschool Events   1.1 PSAT Registration for Virginia Homeschoolers Public school systems are required to allow…

Read More

Testing a Kindergartener

Q. I recently received a letter from my county superintendent saying my kindergartener must be tested. I didn’t think I needed to test this year. What should I do? A. Don’t be alarmed by this testing reminder. You have likely…

Read More

Cool Sites – May 6, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: How to Memorize the Bible 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Save Money with These Tips for Taking Family Portraits 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Beginning Letter Sounds Worksheets 3.4 STEM: Mathematics in Literature 3.5 Photography: May Is National Photography Month…

Read More

General Interest Items – May 6, 2015

2.1 Jamestown Day – Williamsburg – May 9 2.2 Lenses, Lights, and Lighthouses – Fort Story – May 10   2.1 Jamestown Day – Williamsburg – May 9 Jamestown Settlement Williamsburg, VA Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 9 a.m. to…

Read More

Homeschool Items – May 6, 2015

1.1 Science Alive in Salem – Winston-Salem, NC – Registration Deadline May 22 1.2 GRACE Curriculum Sale – Burke – May 29 1.3 Classical Conversations 3-Day Practicum – Suffolk – June 22-24   1.1 Science Alive in Salem – Winston-Salem, NC – Registration Deadline May 22…

Read More

Fun Music Ministry Opportunity!

Volunteer Musicians Wanted HEAV invites you to come and play background music at the 32nd Annual HEAV Homeschool Convention! We are now accepting applicants and are looking for experienced musicians to fill the registration lobby and UCS hall with refreshing background…

Read More