Cool Sites – January 28, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Free Bible Hub Software 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Frugal Fun for Boys 3.3 Preschool and Up: Kids’ Activities Using Recycled Materials 3.4 STEM: LearnFree.org 3.5 Foreign Language: Google Translate and Transliterate 3.6 Organizing: 52 Mini-Organizing Challenges 3.7 English:…

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General Interest Items – January 28, 2015

2.1 Essay Contest Theatre Scholarship – Virginia Beach – Deadline Is May 1   2.1 Essay Contest Theatre Scholarship – Virginia Beach – Deadline Is May 1 Mailed information must be postmarked no later than April 29, 2015; e-mailed applications…

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Homeschool Items – January 28, 2015

1.1 Winter Encouragement – Blacksburg – February 6-7 1.2 Passion4Moms Conference – Reston – Best Price by January 31 1.1 Winter Encouragement – Blacksburg – February 6-7 Blacksburg Christian Fellowship Blacksburg, VA Friday, February 6, 2015, from 7 p.m. to…

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Cool Sites – January 21, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Seven Phrases Your Kids Need to Hear You Say 3.2 Thrifty Ideas and Organizing: Home Storage Solutions 101 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Article – “Six Reasons to Homeschool for Kindergarten” 3.4 STEM: Homegrown Learners with LEGOs 3.5…

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General Interest Items – January 21, 2015

2.1 Sully Historic Site Events – Chantilly – February 1 through March 30 2.2 Mary Ball Washington Museum Poster Contest – Deadline Is February 20   2.1 Sully Historic Site Events – Chantilly – February 1 through March 30 Sully…

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Homeschool Items – January 21, 2015

1.1 Roanoke Symphony Orchestra Discovery Concert – Roanoke – January 26 1.2 Youth Winter Bird Watch – Powhatan – Register before February 10 1.3 HOPE Science Fair – Manassas – Register by February 11 1.4 Chincoteague Bay Field Station Events…

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Cool Sites – January 14, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Praying for Our Leaders 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Photo-Tutorial – Sewing an Eye Mask 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Preschool Toolbox Blog 3.4 STEM: Technology Lexicon 3.5 Foreign Language: Free Spanish Resources for All Ages 3.6 iTunes: Free Adventures…

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General Interest Items – January 14, 2015

2.1 Great Dismal Swamp: Youth Target Archery – Suffolk – Register Now 2.2 Lee-Jackson Day Events – Lexington and Richmond – January 16-19 2.3 Play: Little Women – Powhatan – January 17 2.4 Red, White, and Blue and Gray Valentine…

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Homeschool Items – January 14, 2015

1.1 Homeschool Family Indoor Rock Climbing – Midlothian – Register by January 30 1.2 Article – “The Social Worker at Your Door” 1.3 Articles – “Feed Your Bible Habit” and “The Bible App ‏@YouVersion”   1.1 Homeschool Family Indoor Rock…

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Cool Sites – January 7, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Pray Today 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Moving Tips 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Pencil Practice (Special Education Helps Too) 3.4 STEM: Biology and School 3.5 Foreign Language: Learn German Free 3.6 Cooking: Dictionary of Herbs and Spices 3.7 English:…

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General Interest Items – January 7, 2015

2.1 March for Life – Washington, DC – January 22, 2015 2.2 Mini-Maker (Make-and-Take) Festival – Powhatan – February 21, 2015   2.1 March for Life – Washington, DC – January 22, 2015 National Mall; U.S. Supreme Court January 22,…

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Homeschool Items – January 7, 2015

1.1 Home School Swim Program – Fredericksburg – Underway 1.2 Play: Sovereign Choice: The Life and Testimony of Lady Jane Grey – Midlothian – January 8-10, 2015 1.3 Classical Conversations Information Meetings – Hampton Roads Area – Multiple Dates 1.4…

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$100 Gift Certificate

$100 Gift Certificate Wow! Blinds.com is giving away a $100 Gift Certificate, good for any product in their store! Blinds.com is the largest retailer in Houston, and has been voted Best Place to Work in Houston for three years running…

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A Novel Idea: Discover Fifteen Lifelong Benefits of Living Book

Sarita Holzmann What happens if you stop reading a tale at the most exciting part? Children exclaim, “Keep going! What happens next?”   Literature-based learning is an educational philosophy based on children’s natural curiosity and love for stories. Outstanding books…

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Sharing the Gospel the High-Tech Way

Evonne Mandella Need inspiration in your homeschooling? Are things getting a little dry? Nothing inspires like a refocus on things above with an added splash of creativity! Your family can add old-fashioned inspiration in a very “high-tech,” futuristic way. Our…

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Four Tips for Determining High School Credit

Lee Binz Some things about homeschooling high school really are NOT hard.  Scary words like “grades” and “credits” can be simple when you know the easy way to do it!  Let me take away that worry for you and show…

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Inspiring the Next Generation to Lead

Rick Boyer   Everything rises and falls on leadership. It’s an old saying, and the truth of it has been demonstrated all around us throughout our lives. Weak fathers have weak families that produce children with weak faith. Self-serving political…

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Why Does the Universe Look So Old?

Terry Mortenson, M.Div., Ph.D. This was the question addressed by Dr. Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, at the Ligonier National Conference in Orlando, Florida, in June 2010.   Young Earth View He rightly contended that the young-earth…

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Superintendent’s Approval for Driver’s License

Q. I happened to notice the following language on the DMV website. Isn’t this incorrect? “If you are an approved home schooler, driver education can be taught at home. The student must currently be enrolled in a home-schooled program approved by your school division…

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Homeschool Items – May 22, 2013

1.1 Homeschoolers Invited: High School Football – Richmond – Underway 1.2 HOPE Bookswap – Manassas – May 28 1.3 H.O.P.E. Used Curriculum Sale – Virginia Beach – May 30; Sellers RSVP by May 27 1.4 Used Curriculum and Book Sale…

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Math-U-See Bounty of Blessings Giveaways

  Math-U-See will be giving away two levels of Math-U-See, two Math-U-See T-shirts, and a mystery bag to people who participate in the Bounty of Blessings Facebook Party.   Head over to Math-U-See’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/mathusee) on Tuesday, February 19,…

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California Homeschool Organizations Unite

We just received this update on the California situation, released March 26 by Roy Hanson’s Private and Home Educators of California. Roy Hanson serves as the legislative consultant for CHEA. Please continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in…

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How to Treat Your Adult Children

As a mother of eight (26, 25, 23, 21, 18, 16, 14, 11), I’ve learned–sometimes the hard way–that as my children get older, our relationship must change. I recently came across this helpful list of pointers in Laurie Bluedorn’s “Homeschooling…

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Summary of California Situation

This news flash, released March 7 by Roy Hanson’s Private and Home Educators of California, does an excellent job summarizing the situation in California and explaining how homeschoolers can help. Roy Hanson serves as the legislative consultant for CHEA. *****…

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Superintendent Supports Right to Homeschool

From the Homeschool Association of California website: SCHOOLS CHIEF JACK O’CONNELL ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING HOME SCHOOLING IN CALIFORNIA 3/11/08 SACRAMENTO – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell announced today that the California Department of Education has completed a legal…

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California Assembly Resolution ACR 115

By Debbie Schwarzer, HSC Legal Team Co-Chair   To avoid another firestorm like we had with the HSLDA petition, I wanted to get this information in front of you, and HSC’s position on it, right away. I have discussed this…

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And the saga continues…

From the California Homeschool Network website: Update – March 10, 2008 California Assemblyman Joel Anderson is introducing a concurrent resolution in the Assembly. He is calling on the California Supreme Court to reverse the recent court decision that could make…

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Ahhh…the Internet and Its “Easy” Information

While we teach our children the importance of referring to source documents and firsthand accounts, we need to be sure we follow our own advice, especially in this day of easy—and rampant—online communication! Going back to the source—whether it be…

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