Cool Sites – May 27, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Scripture Meditation 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Thrifty Fun in the Summer Sun 3.3 Preschool: Music to Move By 3.4 STEM: Build Their Logic and Number Skills with Puzzles 3.5 Family Fun: Minute to Win It Game Night 3.6…

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General Interest Items – May 27, 2015

2.1 Henricus Family Fun Day – Chester – Register by May 28 2.2 Richmond Kickers Professional Soccer Game – Richmond – June 13 2.3 World War II Field Trip Guide – Online – Ongoing   2.1 Henricus Family Fun Day…

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Homeschool Items – May 27, 2015

1.1 Educator’s Exchange Summer Hours – Richmond – May 18   1.1 Educator’s Exchange Summer Hours – Richmond – May 18 Educator’s Exchange Richmond, VA Summer hours will be Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning May 18,…

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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…

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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–…

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$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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Cool Sites – April 29, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Daily Devotional 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Getting the Most Out of Used Curriculum Sales 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Make New Words by Changing One Letter 3.4 STEM: Computer Science 3.5 Electives: Free Online Drawing Lessons 3.6 Cooking: “12…

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General Interest Items – April 29, 2015

2.1 Foster Parent Orientation – Richmond – May 11 2.2 Confederate History and Heritage Day – Chesterfield – May 16   2.1 Foster Parent Orientation – Richmond – May 11 Virginia Baptist Resource Center Richmond, VA Monday, May 11, 2015,…

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Homeschool Items – April 29, 2015

1.1 Used Curriculum Sale and More – Richmond – May 7 1.2 Rock Climbing Open House – Midlothian – Register by May 8 1.3 Tri-Cities Home Educators Used Curriculum Sale – Colonial Heights – May 15   1.1 Used Curriculum…

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Cool Sites – April 22, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Tips for Having a Devotional Time in the Digital Age 3.2 Recycling: No More Tennis Shoes in Landfills 3.3 First Grade: Brain Teasers 3.4 STEM: Free Digestive System Note-Booking Pages 3.5 Family Fun: Old-Fashioned Games 3.6 Homemaking:…

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General Interest Items – April 22, 2015

2.1 Celebrate the Art of Flowers: Paris in Springtime – Richmond – April 25 2.2 Summer Band Camp – Virginia Beach – Register by June 15, 2015   2.1 Celebrate the Art of Flowers: Paris in Springtime – Richmond –…

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Homeschool Items – April 22, 2015

1.1 Chesterfield Christian Academy Registrations – Chesterfield – Register by May 15 1.2 GRHE and HERF Used Curriculum Sale – Troutville – May 19   1.1 Chesterfield Christian Academy Registrations – Chesterfield – Register by May 15 Nazarene Church 6851…

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Cool Sites – April 15, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Free Biography of William Wilberforce 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Repurpose, Reuse, and Recycle Old Things 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Children’s Songs 3.4 STEM: Math in Basketball 3.5 Electives: Free Online Beginning Piano Lessons 3.6 Homemaking: Cooking Video Instruction…

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General Interest Items – April 15, 2015

2.1 The 2015 Shakespeare & Co. Play Festival – Annandale – May 1 and 2   2.1 The 2015 Shakespeare & Co. Play Festival – Annandale – May 1 and 2 Capital Baptist Church Annandale, VA Friday, May 1, 2015,…

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Homeschool Items – April 15, 2015

1.1 Book Report Fair – Hopewell – May 12   1.1 Book Report Fair – Hopewell – May 12 Appomattox Regional Library System – Hopewell Library Hopewell, VA Tuesday, May 12, 2015, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Free of…

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Cool Sites – April 8, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: An Atlas Linked to Bible Passages 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Unique Ways to Recycle Plastic Bottles 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Twenty-three Games and Activities that Improve Gross Motor Skills 3.4 STEM: Mathematics – Interactive Games that Teach Fraction…

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General Interest Items – April 8, 2015

2.1 Circling Orphans with Love 2015 – United States – Ongoing   2.1 Circling Orphans with Love 2015 – United States – Ongoing When faced with the knowledge that there are currently more than 400,000 children in foster care in…

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