Mom’s Corner – September 28, 2016

1.1 Article: “How Can I Learn to Savor Life?” 1.2 Event Scheduling 1.3 Not a Morning Person   1.1 Article: “How Can I Learn to Savor Life?” “Time marches on,” “stop and smell the roses,” “there are not enough hours…

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Around the State – September 28, 2016

3.1 Science Museum of Virginia Math Exhibit – Richmond – Open Through January 29, 2017 3.2 Living History Weekend at Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown – Beaverdam – October 1-2 3.3 Young Writers’ Workshop – Winchester – October 15 3.4 Spirits of…

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The Homeschool Classroom – September 28, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Fall Coloring Pages and Worksheets 2.2 Fun Science Activities   2.1 Fall Coloring Pages and Worksheets Look no further than the Twisty Noodle website to customize and print fall worksheets for your preschoolers. You can customize…

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Trying to Fit it All in

By Sonya Shafer There was once a man named Bill who decided to go for a walk. A long walk. More of a hike, really. You see, he wanted to walk from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail. A…

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Support HEAV Through the CVC!

From October 5 through December 30, state or university employees can support HEAV through the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC)! The CVC is the annual workplace-giving program that enables state employees to support their favorite causes. Through the CVC, employees…

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We’ve Come a Long Way

Doubts about homeschooling? It happens to all of us sometimes. Even the best-laid plans may need revision after a few weeks of real-life homeschooling. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources and encouragement to be found through HEAV, on social media,…

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The Homeschool Classroom – September 21, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Ideas for Fire Safety Month in Preschool 2.2 Apple, Apples, and More Apples   2.1 Ideas for Fire Safety Month in Preschool Children are naturally curious about the big red fire trucks. You can use their…

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Around the State – September 21, 2016

3.1 Christian College Fair – Norfolk – October 3 3.2 Galileo’s Science Cafe – Manassas – Multiple Dates 3.3 HSLDA Essay Contest – Submission Deadline Is November 1   3.1 Christian College Fair – Norfolk – October 3 Norfolk Christian…

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When the First Day Goes Badly

When the First Day Goes Badly By Kyndra Steinmann I see all the pictures in my newsfeed of happily smiling children getting ready for school. Of homeschool classrooms filled with busy play, or diligent workers. I smile because we’ve had…

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Mom’s Corner – September 21, 2016

1.1 Article: “6 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Read (And Like It)” 1.2 Inventive Ideas for Your Homeschool 1.3 Charts with Baking Tips   1.1 Article: “6 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Read (And Like It)” Reading does…

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The Homeschool Classroom – September 14, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Creative Painting Techniques for Preschool 2.2 Weather Unit Study   2.1 Creative Painting Techniques for Preschool Painting can be such an exciting activity for preschoolers. What preschooler can resist the opportunity to place bright colors on…

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Around the State – September 14, 2016

3.1 Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park Fun Runs and a Nature Walk – Appomattox – Various Dates 3.2 Bluefield College Fine Arts Community School – Bluefield – Fall Semester 3.3 Virginia Living Museum Homeschool Day – Newport News – Registration…

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Mom’s Corner – September 14, 2016

1.1 Article: “When You Blink and Your Babies Are Big (on Embracing a New Season)” 1.2 Virginia’s Fall Festivals 1.3 Freeze-Ahead Breakfasts   1.1 Article: “When You Blink and Your Babies Are Big (On Embracing a New Season)” It may…

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Tools for Tackling Anger

The alarm goes off. As much as I would like to ignore it, I’m a “good girl,” so I get up, shuffle through morning grooming, and plod downstairs. Bible and first cup of coffee in hand, I sink into the…

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Mom’s Corner – September 14, 2016

1.1 Article: “How to Begin a Daily Quiet Time in 5 Easy Steps” 1.2 Memorization for Improved Academics 1.3 Fall Activities for the Entire Family   1.1 Article: “How to Begin a Daily Quiet Time in 5 Easy Steps” Most…

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Around the State – September 7, 2016

3.1 Homeschool Family Rock Climbing Open House – Midlothian – Registration Deadline Is September 9 3.2 Teacher’s Institute Rally Camp – Petersburg – Registration Deadline Is September 16 3.3 Pamplin Historical Park Homeschool Day – Petersburg – September 22 3.4…

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The Homeschool Classroom – September 7, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Reading Games 2.2 Using Literature to Introduce STEM to Your Preschoolers 2.1 Reading Games Are you searching for creative ways to reinforce reading skills with your emerging reader? These homemade reading games and activities are designed…

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Driver’s Ed District 8

Q. Are homeschoolers in Planning District 8 required to complete and to sign the “Parent/Teen Driving Agreement” included with the “Affirmation of Completion” form? A. Only teens and parents residing in Planning District 8 (the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun,…

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The Homeschool Classroom – August 31, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 What Your Kindergartener Needs to Know 2.2 Help with Scissor Skills 2.1 What Your Kindergartener Needs to Know What exactly do you need to include in your kindergartener’s curriculum? What skills does he need to master?…

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Mom’s Corner – August 31, 2016

1.1 Article: “How Parenting Flies By” 1.2 Educational Games 1.3 Homeschooling with Subject Notebooks   1.1 Article: “How Parenting Flies By” Syler Thomas, writing for the Gospel Coalition, reminds us that our children will mature and move from our homes….

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Around the State – August 31, 2016

3.1 Chesterfield Library Children’s Activities – Chesterfield County – Ongoing 3.2 “Through the Eyes of a Foster Child” Art Exhibit – Richmond – Submission Deadline Is September 2 3.3 HERE Group Back–to–School Bash – Hampton – September 8 3.4 D.C….

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Mom’s Corner – August 24, 2016

1.1 Article: “4 Scriptures for Back-to-School” 1.2 Math Worksheets Across Grade Levels 1.3 Decorating Resources   1.1 Article: “4 Scriptures for Back-to-School” The summer months are almost over and September brings fall–like weather and the beginning of a new school…

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Around the State – August 24, 2016

3.1 Central Virginia Homeschool Athletic Association Fall Baseball Tryouts – Henrico – August 26- 3.2 PrepareAthon – Richmond – August 27 3.3 Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center Homeschool Program Days – Williamsburg and Yorktown – September 10–15 3.4 Scholarship…

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The Homeschool Classroom – August 24, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Popular Unit Studies for Preschoolers 2.2 Teaching Your Preschooler on the Go 2.1 Popular Unit Studies for Preschoolers There are so many great ideas for preschool lessons, but which ones do you choose? Ami at the…

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Mom’s Corner – August 17, 2016

1.1 Article: “How to Stop Being Bored and Start Being Wonderstruck” 1.2 Field Trip Planning 1.3 Kitchen Skills by Age   1.1 Article: “How to Stop Being Bored and Start Being Wonderstruck” The tasks of daily life can become mundane….

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The Homeschool Classroom – August 17, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 The Benefits of Working on a Vertical Surface 2.2 Recycling Broken Crayons 2.1 The Benefits of Working on a Vertical Surface Who knew there are more benefits to writing on a chalkboard than enabling the entire…

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Around the State – August 17, 2016

3.1 Old Salem Homeschool Days – Winston-Salem, NC – Register by September 6 3.2 Go Green Expo – Newport News – September 10 3.3 Bible Study Fellowship Classes – Various Locations – Beginning September 12 3.4 Monticello Home Educator’s Day…

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The Homeschool Classroom – August 10, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Ish Inspired Art 2.2 Creative Ways to Teach Writing and Name Recognition 2.1 Ish Inspired Art What preschooler can resist crumpling paper or painting? This art project inspired by the book Ish involves both. Have your…

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Around the State – August 10, 2016

3.1 Homeschool Squash Lessons – Glen Allen – Begin September 15 3.2 Capitol Square Fair – Richmond – September 24 3.3 Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day – Various Locations – September 24   3.1 Homeschool Squash Lessons – Glen Allen –…

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Mom’s Corner – August 10, 2016

1.1 Article: “Summer School” 1.2 The First Day of School 1.3 Home School Legal Defense Association’s Curriculum Resources Index   1.1 Article: “Summer School” You might be hearing from your children the famous, free–time chant, “I’m bored.” Summer break can…

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