Mom’s Corner – November 30, 2016

1.1 Article: “How Can I Raise My Children to Bless Others?” 1.2 Bible Verse Advent Cards 1.3 DIY Cinnamon Ornaments   1.1 Article: “How Can I Raise My Children to Bless Others?” Jenny Herman of ManyHatsMommy.com reminds us that a…

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Around the State – November 30, 2016

3.1 Castle Christmas – Surry – December 10 3.2 Colonial Christmas – Beaverdam – December 10 and 11 3.3 Williamsburg Youth Chorale – Williamsburg – Spring Season Begins January 17 3.4 Current State Representatives Resource   3.1 Castle Christmas –…

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Your Homeschool Questions- Part 2

Homeschool QuestionsPart 2 Scheduling, Time Management, and Home Organization In this series of articles, 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…

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The Homeschool Classroom – November 30, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Memory Game 2.2 Nativity Story Cube   2.1 Memory Game This sweet, seasonal version of the memory game is a great way to increase your child’s brain development. It is an excellent exercise for your child’s…

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A Full Circle

A story of A Mom inspired to Help Others Homeschool by T.W. I attended my first HEAV convention more than 20 years ago when my oldest was just turning four. I was curious to see what homeschooling was all about….

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My Blessing from HEAV

A story of a Mom inspired to change Her family’s life through homeschooling By Desi Harley When I began homeschooling as a single mother, my family was very much against me. They did not understand why I would be compelled…

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An American Dream

A story of a Family inspired to change their lives through homeschooling My husband and I emigrated from Iraq to the United States in 1995 and God gloriously saved us after we came here. When our son Adam became school…

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Annual Homeschool Open House

Fun. Fellowship. Refreshments. Stop by our office in Richmond for our annual open house on Friday, December 9. from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. We’re decorated for the holidays and looking forward to meeting you! Meet HEAV president, Anne Miller…

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The Homeschool Classroom – November 16, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Paper Plate Animals 2.2 Developing Fine Motor Skills   2.1 Paper Plate Animals Your children will have fun creating and playing with these 20 paper plate animals. You will find instructions for a turkey, a chicken,…

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Around the State – November 16, 2016

3.1 Homeschool Through High School – Midlothian – November 19 3.2 BBB Student of Integrity Scholarship Awards – Submission Deadline is January 27, 2017   3.1 Homeschool Through High School – Midlothian – November 19 Sycamore Presbyterian Church Midlothian, Virginia…

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Learning to Read Is Like Learning to Speak

by Kyndra Steinmann Lately the toddler tornado has been experiencing a language explosion! Every day or two she has a new couple of words, and she is constantly trying to string them into phrases and getting frustrated when her attempts…

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Mom’s Corner – November 16, 2016

1.1 Article: “The Heart of Thanksgiving PIE” 1.2 Thankful for Homeschooling 1.3 Time–Saving Tips for Household Cleaning   1.1 Article: “The Heart of Thanksgiving PIE” Thankfulness is a quality that must be encouraged. Taryn at Hip Homeschool Moms shares her…

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Homeschool Strong. Giving Tuesday.

#HomeschoolStrong. #GivingTuesday. Do you cherish your homeschool freedoms? Here’s a chance to make a difference on #GivingTuesday, November 29! Help Us Turn an Ordinary Tuesday into a Special Event. #GivingTuesday, celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber…

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Around the State – November 9, 2016

3.1 Sushi Samurai – Midlothian – November 10 3.2 Parent Child Sushi Making – Midlothian – November 14 3.3 National History Bee Registration – Registration Deadline Is December 18 3.4 Chesterfield Library Children’s Activities – Chesterfield County – Ongoing  …

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Mom’s Corner – November 9, 2016

1.1 Article: “Preparing Your Mind, Heart, and Soul for the Holidays” 1.2 Thanksgiving Dinner Preparation Guide 1.3 60 Pie Recipes for the Holidays   1.1 Article: “Preparing Your Mind, Heart, and Soul for the Holidays” The holidays will have come…

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The Homeschool Classroom – November 9, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Turkey Craft 2.2 Pumpkin Experiment   2.1 Turkey Craft This cute little turkey will make a great addition to your holiday décor, and your preschooler will be thrilled to contribute. This gobbler is made from brown…

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Introducing KidMin Science at the 2017 Convention!

The Amazing Chemistry Show and Family Experience Come to an exciting, interactive morning of family fun! At the convention in June 2017, experience a brand new kind of keynote—one that is sure to be a hit with the whole family….

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Around the State – November 2, 2016

3.1 Christians in Government – Newport News – Registration Deadline Is November 1 3.2 Central Virginia Homeschool Athletic Association Patriots Middle School Baseball Assessments – Henrico – November 3 and 4 3.3 Treachery and Treason: Agecroft Hall and John Marshall…

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Mom’s Corner – November 2, 2016

  1.1 Article: “Rebooting Your Spiritual Life After a Hard Year” 1.2 Bible–Based Thanksgiving Printables for the Entire Family 1.3 Discover History on These Hikes   1.1 Article: “Rebooting Your Spiritual Life After a Hard Year” We sometimes think that…

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Homeschool Classroom – November 2, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Initial Sounds Turkey Printables 2.2 Thanksgiving Books and Activities   2.1 Initial Sounds Turkey Printables These cute turkey printables will encourage your preschoolers to practice the sounds for the letters of the alphabet. This printable includes…

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Answering Your Homeschool Questions – Part I

In this series of articles, 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. The first in a four-part series, this post…

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Mom’s Corner – October 26, 2016

1.1 Article: “Feel Like Everyone Else’s Home School Is Perfect? Read this…” 1.2 Parenting Resources 1.3 DIY Pumpkin Spice Candle   1.1 Article: “Feel Like Everyone Else’s Home School Is Perfect? Read this…” Theodore Roosevelt said, “Comparison is the thief…

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The Homeschool Classroom – October 26, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 100 Suggested Books to Read to Preschoolers 2.2 Color Booklet   2.1 100 Suggested Books to Read to Preschoolers This list, while in no way is complete, has suggestions for classics as well as newer publications. The…

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Around the State – October 26, 2016

3.1 Idea Lab: Rockets and Motion – Powhatan – November 3 and 10 3.2 Foster Parent Orientation – Chester – November 14 3.3 Christmas on the Farm – New Market – December 3   3.1 Idea Lab: Rockets and Motion…

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Ten Things Every Homeschooler Should Remember

by Kathie Morrissey Regardless of how qualified you may or may not feel, the best teacher God can provide for your children is YOU, their parent. As parents, we know our children best, and we love them more than any…

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Vaccine Exemption Final Vote Scheduled

On Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at 10 a.m., the Joint Commission on Healthcare (JCHC) will take a final vote on whether to recommend the religious exemption to vaccination be removed from the Code of Virginia.  The last public meeting and vote of the…

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Mom’s Corner – October 19, 2016

1.1 Article: “Better Than ‘I Will Pray for You’ ” 1.2 DIY Dry Erase Table 1.3 Kick the Can and Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree   1.1 Article: “Better Than ‘I Will Pray for You’ ” We all have the…

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Around the State – October 19, 2016

3.1 “Strong Men and Women in Virginia History” Student Writing Contest – Submission Deadline Is November 11 3.2 Athletic Facility Available for Rental Use – Falls Church   3.1 “Strong Men and Women in Virginia History” Student Writing Contest –…

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The Homeschool Classroom – October 19, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Exploring Pumpkins with Our Five Senses 2.2 Math and Literacy Worksheet Download   2.1 Exploring Pumpkins with Our Five Senses You can teach your child about the five senses using this downloadable worksheet. As they dictate…

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