Around the State – February 22, 2017

2.1 Is Genesis History? Documentary – Richmond – February 23 2.2 Hiding Place Ballet – Harrisonburg – March 4 2.3 Two Harriets: A Conversation Between Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe Theatrical Performance – Richmond – March 24 & 25…

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The Homeschool Classroom – February 22, 2017

1.1 Article: “The Art of Womanliness” 1.2 Lies Believed by the Homeschool Perfectionist 1.3 Hands-on Weather Activities 1.4 One-Year American History Class 1.5 Statistics Resources   1.1 Article: “The Art of Womanliness” There is no shortage of articles written about biblical womanhood….

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Special Needs at the Convention

There’s something for everyone at the HEAV 34th Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention (June 8-10)–and at this month’s Facebook party, we’re focusing on parents of children with special needs. The Exhibit Hall, a one-stop resource for curricula, books, games, puzzles, DVDs,…

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Homeschool Mom, Do You Care Too Much?

by Lynna Sutherland All moms feel the weight of responsibility of caring for and raising their children. Homeschool moms also carry the weight of responsibility for their children’s education. It can be an overwhelming burden that causes some homeschool moms…

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Mom’s Corner – February 15, 2017

1.1 Article: “The Pleasure of Praising Others” 1.2 Wintertime Reading 1.3 Creative Chore Charts for Children   1.1 Article: “The Pleasure of Praising Others” Sometimes we refrain from telling others we appreciate them because doing so seems fake and flat,…

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Around the State – February 15, 2017

3.1 Dislecksia: The Movie – Norfolk – February 25 3.2 Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Side-by-Side Concert with Richmond Symphony – Richmond – February 26 3.3 Young Women’s Leadership Retreat – Ashland – Priority Consideration for Applications Received by March 1…

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The Homeschool Classroom – February 15, 2017

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Winter Color-by-Numbers 2.2 Color-by-Letter Worksheets   2.1 Winter Color-by-Numbers  Kindergarteners can practice number recognition and writing skills with these adorable winter color by numbers worksheets. www.itsybitsyfun.com/winter-color-by-numbers.html Back to top   2.2 Color-by-Letter Worksheets Color–by–letter worksheets can…

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Around the State – February 8, 2017

3.1 Black History Heroes, Soldiers, and Spies – North Chesterfield – February 11, Pre-registration Required 3.2 Meet Dr. King – Richmond – February 11, Pre-registration Required 3.3 Society of Women Engineers Richmond Section Scholarship – Application Deadline Is March 1…

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Answering Your Homeschool Questions- Part 3

In this four-part series, a panel of homeschoolers have informally shared some of their teaching tips, thoughts, and experiences on a wide variety of homeschool questions that were submitted to us, which originally ran in the Virginia Home Educator magazine….

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Mom’s Corner – February 8, 2017

1.1 Article: “How Can You Improve Your Marriage in 2017?” 1.2 Family Emergency Binder 1.3 12 Habits of Highly Productive People   1.1 Article: “How Can You Improve Your Marriage in 2017?” Whether you have a great marriage or a…

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The Homeschool Classroom – February 8, 2017

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Deconstructed Valentines 2.2 Rhyme Time Game Boards   2.1 Deconstructed Valentines  When doing crafts with preschoolers, the process is what matters. At least that’s what Rachelle Doorley, author of the Tinker Lab blog, discovered when she…

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Mom’s Corner – February 1, 2017

1.1 Article: “Have You Ever Been Alone with God?” 1.2 Celebrate Black History Month with Field Trips 1.3 Brain Breaks   1.1 Article: “Have You Ever Been Alone with God?” My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers is a…

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Around the State – February 1, 2017

3.1 Become a 2017 General Assembly Page – Richmond – Through February 24 3.2 Homeschool Family Indoor Rock Climbing Open House – Midlothian – Registration Deadline Is February 3 3.3 Henricus Homeschool Day – Chester – Registration Deadline Is February…

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The Homeschool Classroom – February 1, 2017

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Exploring Light and Prisms 2.2 Learn About the Seasons with Electronic Stickers     2.1 Exploring Light and Prisms Rainbows fascinate most children. You can capitalize on their interest and explore light and prisms by using…

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Mom’s Corner – January 25, 2017

1.1 Article: “Celebrating When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned” 1.2 Free Entrance to National Parks in 2017 1.3 Old–Fashioned Ways to Bond with Your Spouse   1.1 Article: “Celebrating When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned” I suspect the need to make…

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The Homeschool Classroom – January 25, 2017

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Teaching Scissor Skills to Preschoolers 2.2 Discovering the Five Senses with Popcorn   2.1 Teaching Scissor Skills to Preschoolers Small children have a natural curiosity to try things they see their older siblings and parents doing….

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Around the State – January 25, 2017

3.1 Black History Month Celebration – “Community” Exhibit – Richmond – January 27 through February 24 3.2 Old Coast Guard Station Museum Homeschool Days – Virginia Beach – Registration Deadline Is February 6 3.3 Foster Parent Orientation – Chester –…

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IEW Gift Certificate Giveaway!

Win a $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 below or a chance to win! Andrew Pudewa is a convention favorite…

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$50 Gift Card by Nancy Manos!

Nancy Manos, special speaker at the  “LeaderLife!” Virginia homeschool leadership conference and the executive director of Arizona Families for Home Education, is giving away a $50 Amazon gift card! Enter below for a chance to win, and be sure to…

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Around the State – January 18, 2016

3.1 Educator Open House – Norfolk – January 19 3.2 Ordinary Times: Life in Colonial Lanesville – Sterling – February 25 3.3 Richmond Symphony Discovery Concerts – Richmond – Registration Deadline Is March 9   3.1 Educator Open House – Norfolk – January…

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The Homeschool Classroom – January 18, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Winter Preschool Activities 2.2 Building Math Skills by Comparing Numbers   2.1 Winter Preschool Activities This collection of winter activities will keep you and your preschooler busy until spring. There are counting activities, creative art activities,…

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Mom’s Corner – January 18, 2016

1.1 Article: “Recapturing Us in the Midst of Our Rush” 1.2 Methods to Teach Critical Thinking 1.3 Wash Walls the Easy Way   1.1 Article: “Recapturing Us in the Midst of Our Rush” As homeschool moms, we have a lot…

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Q&A Live with Yvonne Bunn!

Welcome! Here is our inaugural live question-and-answer video with Yvonne Bunn, HEAV director of homeschool support! Yvonne writes the widely read Q&A in our e-newsletter, the Virginia Homeschool Update, each week.  This weekly Q&A Live session on Facebook gives you…

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Virginia Homeschool Manual Giveaway!

Have you ever wished you could easily find answers to your homeschooling questions in just ONE resource? Well, now you can! The Virginia Homeschool Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Home Education in Virginia is the most complete, single reference on…

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Testing Accommodations

Q. Can I use testing accommodations for my child who is a struggling reader? A. Unless your child has a documented learning disability, you should comply with the test publisher’s instructions for test administration. Typically, you should test him at…

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Mom’s Corner – January 11, 2017

1.1 Article: “Homeschooling on the Wish it Would Snow Days” 1.2 Teaching Science 1.3 Declutter in 15 Minutes a Day   1.1 Article: “Homeschooling on the Wish it Would Snow Days” Unexpected breaks from formal studies, like snow days, can…

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The Homeschool Classroom – January 11, 2017

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 50 Alphabet Books Reviewed 2.2 Feed the Birds   2.1 50 Alphabet Books Reviewed You can use the books on this list to teach the alphabet to your preschooler. The books on this list are not…

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