Memorial Day

1.1 Article: “No, After You” 1.2 Focusing Your Family on Memorial Day 1.3 Books, Crafts, Poppies, and Remembering 1.4 Why and How to Observe Memorial Day 1.5 Remembering the Sacrifice   In the Old Dominion, we live in a very…

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Around the State – May 24, 2017

2.1  Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Scholarship Contest – Application Deadline Is June 1 2.2 Autism and Chesterfield First Responders Community Connection Fair – Chesterfield – June 10 2.3 Special Needs Assessment and Testing – Richmond – Registration Deadline Is…

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Great Giveaways!

Welcome to HEAV’s convention kick-off Facebook party and blog giveaway! Convention preregistration closes in just one week—if you haven’t registered yet, sign up today! Preregistration saves you $10 off the at-the-door price—and members save $20. Join us on Facebook on…

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Around the State – May 17, 2017

2.1 Orchestra Project Summer Camp – Richmond – Registration Deadline Is May 26 2.2 Family Foundation Worldview Academy – Richmond – Registration Deadline Is May 31 2.3 Center for Legal and Court Technology Classes – Williamsburg – Multiple Classes, Beginning…

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Withholding a Child

Q. In my notice of intent last August, I placed my child in the eighth grade. I’d like to change that now and give him the seventh-grade, end-year test. I would then place him in eighth grade next year. Will…

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Home Organization Or Laziness

By Kyndra Steinmann I was talking with someone the other day and mentioned how I needed to work on menus for our main meals over the next several months. “Oh!,” she said, “ You are so organized! I couldn’t possibly…

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National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month. As the school year comes to a close and the warm weather has finally arrived in Virginia, homeschoolers across the state can turn their studies to outdoor activities such as biking. 1.1 Article: “5 Ways…

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Around the State – May 10, 2017

2.1 Chesterfield Christian Academy Used Curriculum Sale and Open House – Midlothian – June 1 2.2 Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Spring Concerts – Richmond – May 21 2.3 Republican Party of Virginia Internship and Volunteer Opportunities – Henrico -Ongoing through…

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Bird Studies for Your Homeschool – May 10, 2017

In honor of International Migratory Bird Day 2017, Home Educators of Virginia is focusing our homeschool classroom resources on ornithology. 1.1 Article: “Stress and Your Relationship with God” 1.2 Feathered Friends for the Family 1.3 Birding Resources for the Very…

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The Gift of Prayer

1.1 Article: “The Power of Pressing on Anyway” 1.2 The Family’s Guide to The National Day of Prayer 1.3 Teach Me to Pray 1.4 Prayer and Praying for the Nations 1.5 Prayer In and Around the World Brother Lawrence said,…

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Around the State – May 3, 2017

2.1 In Our Hands Film Viewing – Various Locations – May 23 2.2 New River Valley Used Curriculum Sale & Homeschool Day – Christiansburg – June 20 (Seller Registration Deadline Is June 13)   2.1 In Our Hands Film Viewing…

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5 Poetry Studies for Homeschool

Connecting with a poem on a deep personal level can be a great joy. It strikes a chord with us and we want to share the emotions and thoughts it brings to mind. If your forte does not happen to…

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Around the State – April 26, 2017

2.1 First Landing Reenactment – Virginia Beach – April 29 2.2 Foster Parent Orientation – Richmond – May 2 2.3 Yarn Doll Day – Chesterfield – May 6 2.4 Modeling the Future Challenge – Webinars Begin May 8 2.5 Outdoor…

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Preparing the Busy Toddler for the HEAV Convention

by Kyndra Steinmann The annual HEAV Convention is one of the highlights of our school year. It marks the end of regular lessons (although we do usually continue some things through the summer) and the beginning of summer activities. It’s…

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Convention Registration Giveaway

34th Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention Giveaway! HEAV is giving away a full, family registration to the 34th Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention, to be held June 9-11, 2016, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center! Registration includes all shopping (UCS & Exhibit…

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Spring Cleaning Your Homeschool

Spring! Warm weather, sunshine, and the hope that flu season has met its demise. Spring cleaning is a great way to refresh your homeschool after the long winter months. We can include a bit of scholarship into our spring cleaning…

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Around the State – April 19, 2017

2.1 Homeschooling Workshops – Lynchburg – April 21 & 22 2.2 Young Musicians of Virginia 25th Anniversary Reunion Concert – Virginia Beach – May 25 2.3 Young Musicians of Virginia Online Registration Is Now Open – Virginia Beach 2.4 Chesterfield…

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Celebrating Resurrection Sunday

Nothing is more important or foundational to our faith than the substitutionary atonement of Christ for our sins. It is our profound privilege and honor to celebrate our Savior’s death, burial, and resurrection. As homeschoolers, we have the ability to…

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Around the State – April 12, 2017

2.1 Easter Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast – Williamsburg – April 15 2.2 Henricus Educator Open House – Chester – April 20   2.1 Easter Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast – Williamsburg – April 15 Jamestown 4-H Educational Center Williamsburg,…

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Banishing Math Myths: Four Simple Concepts

By Lynna Sutherland I’ve talked to a lot of homeschool moms. And I know that one thing many homeschool moms fear—one area in which they feel uncertain and insufficient—is in math instruction. Sometimes moms fear concepts they themselves do not…

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Around the State – April 5, 2017

2.1 Homeschool Spring Ball – Troutville – April 29 2.2 TCHE Used Curriculum Sale & Co-op/College Open House – Colonial Heights – May 4 2.3 Williamsburg Classical Academy Homeschool Formal & Prom – Williamsburg – Registration Deadline Is May 7…

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National Library Week

It is National Library Week and to celebrate, The Homeschool Classroom is focusing on reading, books, library skills, and research skills. Why not plan a trip to your local library and discover all the resources available to you and your…

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Einsteins Connection – Creative Expression

By Jeannie Fulbright Young children tend to beam with pride over their own creations. As homeschooling parents, we delight in every picture they draw, every tower they build–and each new discovery is cause for celebration. Indeed, joy in creative expression,…

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Around the State – March 29, 2017

2.1 The Marriage of Figaro – Williamsburg – April 19 2.2 Serve Lynchburg – Multiple Locations in Lynchburg – April 22 2.3 Peter Pan Musical Theater Camp – Rixeyville – June 1-17 2.4 Foundation for Economic Education Offers Free Online…

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The Homeschool Classroom – March 29, 2017

Proper nutrition and health studies are integral elements in a balanced homeschool curriculum. Your family’s health and well-being depend on the nutrition they get. As moms, we worry that they are not eating a balanced diet. In honor of national…

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The Homeschool Classroom – March 22, 2017

Homeschool Studies for Spring: Six Resources for Botany & Gardening Spring is here! And if you’re like most homeschooling families, you’re looking for ways to get outside and take advantage of the warmer days. Here are six resources that will…

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Hidden Power of God in Homeschooling

by Tracy Klicka Mackillop Now and then I pull out an old family photo album and laugh at seeing our kids’ antics when they were little. From their experiments in the kitchen to their elaborate theatrical productions, I love seeing…

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Around the State – March 22, 2017

2.1 A Child’s Guide to the Orchestra – Richmond – March 25 2.2 WETA Kids Writers and Illustrators Contest – Deadline Is May 1 2.3 Homeschool Day at Spy! – Washington, DC – May 1 2.4 Third Annual Great Education…

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The Homeschool Classroom – March 15, 2017

As the weather turns warmer–at least SOME of the time!–many homeschoolers seek to take advantage of the balmier days. What better way to do that than by making a family unit study on weather and water cycles–and maybe even some…

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Thinking Outside the Homeschool Box

by Lynna Sutherland You are a homeschool mom. You already think outside the box. You know that you don’t have to do everything the way most people think they are “supposed” to do it. You’ve mentally worked through the issues…

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