Cool Sites – April 15, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Free Biography of William Wilberforce 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Repurpose, Reuse, and Recycle Old Things 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Children’s Songs 3.4 STEM: Math in Basketball 3.5 Electives: Free Online Beginning Piano Lessons 3.6 Homemaking: Cooking Video Instruction…

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General Interest Items – April 15, 2015

2.1 The 2015 Shakespeare & Co. Play Festival – Annandale – May 1 and 2   2.1 The 2015 Shakespeare & Co. Play Festival – Annandale – May 1 and 2 Capital Baptist Church Annandale, VA Friday, May 1, 2015,…

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Homeschool Items – April 15, 2015

1.1 Book Report Fair – Hopewell – May 12   1.1 Book Report Fair – Hopewell – May 12 Appomattox Regional Library System – Hopewell Library Hopewell, VA Tuesday, May 12, 2015, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Free of…

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Cool Sites – April 8, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: An Atlas Linked to Bible Passages 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Unique Ways to Recycle Plastic Bottles 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Twenty-three Games and Activities that Improve Gross Motor Skills 3.4 STEM: Mathematics – Interactive Games that Teach Fraction…

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General Interest Items – April 8, 2015

2.1 Circling Orphans with Love 2015 – United States – Ongoing   2.1 Circling Orphans with Love 2015 – United States – Ongoing When faced with the knowledge that there are currently more than 400,000 children in foster care in…

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Homeschool Items – April 8, 2015

1.1 CHESS 2015-16 EXPO – Centreville – April 28 1.2 Virginia Living Museum Homeschool Afternoon – Newport News – May 5 1.3 PACE Homeschool Group: Introduction to Homeschooling – Culpeper – May 12   1.1 CHESS 2015-16 EXPO – Centreville…

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Cool Sites – April 1, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Bible Study Tools 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: 168 Frugal Living Tips 3.3 Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary: Resurrection Cookies 3.4 STEM: Tour of a Cell 3.5 Family Fun: “Ten Fun Ways to Keep Easter About Jesus” 3.6 Geography: Online…

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General Interest Items – April 1, 2015

2.1 Easter at the Lighthouse – Fort Story – April 5 2.2 Civil War Fundraiser Ball – Manassas – April 10 2.3 A Touch of Japan – Chantilly – April 12 2.4 Ballet Performance: Civil War Letters – Manassas –…

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Homeschool Items – April 1, 2015

1.1 GRACE Used Curriculum Sale – Burke – May 29 1.2 P.E.A.C.H. Used Curriculum Sale – Fishersville – May 29   1.1 GRACE Used Curriculum Sale – Burke – May 29 Burke Community Church Burke, VA Friday, May 29, 2015,…

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Cool Sites – March 25, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Devotional Binder Downloads 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: “All American Plarn Bag” 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: “36 Spring Crafts for Kids That Are Simple” 3.4 STEM: Chemistry Calendar 3.5 Family Fun: Backyard Games and Activities 3.6 Homemaking/Parenting: Personal Finance…

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General Interest Items – March 25, 2015

2.1 Revolutionary War Living History Re-Enactment – Beaverdam – March 29 2.2 Virginia Beach Chorale Student Scholarship 2015 – Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach – Apply by April 15 2.3 Odyssey JR String Instrument Camp – Richmond –…

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Homeschool Items – March 25, 2015

1.1 Homeschool Day: Adventure in the New World! – St. Mary’s City, MD – Register by April 1 1.2 Piedmont Area Christian Educators Meeting – Culpeper – April 14 1.3 Horseshoe Pitching Course – Stuarts Draft – Register by April…

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Cool Sites – March 18, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Comfort in the Cupboards 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: 10 Ways Thrifty People Use Facebook To Save & Make Money 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Listening Activities for Two-Year Olds 3.4 STEM: “Engineering on a Dime: 3 STEM Challenges You…

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General Interest Items – March 18, 2015

2.1 Beginner Sewing & Design Lessons – Henrico – Deadline Is March 23 2.2 The Great Education Forum – Lynchburg – April 18 2.3 Christian Authors Festival – Virginia Beach – June 1   2.1 Beginner Sewing & Design Lessons…

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Homeschool Items – March 18, 2015

1.1 Homeschool Family Skate Night – Midlothian – April 2   1.1 Homeschool Family Skate Night – Midlothian – April 2 Skate-A-Away Midlothian, VA Thursday, April 2, 2015, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $5 per skater, no cost…

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Cool Sites – March 11, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Christian Classics Ethereal Library 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: “Cutting Expenses When You Think You Have Nothing Left to Cut” 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Christian Preschool Printables for St. Patrick’s Day 3.4 STEM: Mathematics Solutions for Your Tough Problems…

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General Interest Items – March 11, 2015

2.1 Mineral and Fossil Show – Gaithersburg, MD – March 21-22 2.2 Reelin’ in Roanoke – Roanoke – Register by April 4 2.3 Gaithersburg Book Festival – Gaithersburg, MD – May 16   2.1 Mineral and Fossil Show – Gaithersburg,…

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Homeschool Items – March 11, 2015

1.1 NCIS Visit – Woodbridge – March 31   1.1 NCIS Visit – Woodbridge – March 31 Chinn Library Woodbridge, VA Tuesday, March 31, 2015, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free. For grades 5 and up. Parents…

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Support for Sports Access

Q. If I support sports access for homeschoolers, how do I encourage the governor to sign the Tebow bill? A. You can write, call, or e-mail Governor McAuliffe to express your support for sports access and the local option–letting local…

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Cool Sites – March 4, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Article: “James Gray on Mastering the Bible” 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Goodbye, Coffee Shop: 35+ Hot Drinks You Can Make at Home 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Construct a Word 3.4 STEM: Explore Your Future – Careers 3.5 English:…

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General Interest Items – March 4, 2015

2.1 Kohl’s Care Scholarship – Submission Deadline Is March 15 2.2 Rain Barrel Workshop – Newport News – March 21 2.3 Henricus Historical Park Activities – Chester – Begin March 22   2.1 Kohl’s Care Scholarship – Submission Deadline Is…

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Homeschool Items – March 4, 2015

1.1 Registration: Areté Christian Academy – Mechanicsville – Opens March 24 1.2 Virginia Museum of Natural History Homeschool Wednesdays – Ongoing   1.1 Registration: Areté Christian Academy – Mechanicsville – Opens March 24 Areté Christian Academy Fairmount Christian Church Mechanicsville, VA Tuesday, March…

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Cool Sites – February 25, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Christ Centered Classic Literature 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: 20 Things to Use Twice before Tossing 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: 26 Games to Teach Short Vowel Sounds 3.4 STEM: The Physics Classroom   3.1 Christian Resources: Christ-Centered Classic Literature…

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General Interest Items – February 25, 2015

2.1 Rose Pruning Workshop – Newport News – Register by March 6 2.2 American Red Cross Lifeguard Course – Goochland – Register by March 20   2.1 Rose Pruning Workshop – Newport News – Register by March 6 Huntington Rose…

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Homeschool Items – February 25, 2015

1.1 Suit Up Retreat – Baltimore, MD – March 6-7 Westin Hotel, BWI Baltimore, MD Friday, March 6, 2015, and Saturday, March 7. Cost: $155 (HSLDA members receive a $25 discount with the discount code HSLDA.) Suit Up is a…

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Cool Sites – February 18, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Free Bible Study Software 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: FinAid: The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: 55+ Quiet Time Activities 3.4 Science: Free State Bird Ringtones – Or Audio Learning 3.5 History: Everything Lincoln  …

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General Interest Items – February 18, 2015

2.1 The Scarlet Pimpernel – Richmond – February 19, 20, and 21 2.2 Flying Squirrels Education Days – Richmond – Register by April 1 2.3 Shakespeare & Christianity Essay Contest – Deadline March 1 2.4 National Number Knockout (N2K) Competition…

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Homeschool Items – February 18, 2015

1.1 Homeschool Swim Program – Fredericksburg – March 3 through May 2 1.2 “Ocean Explorers” Class Series – Washington, DC – Begins February 26   1.1 Homeschool Swim Program – Fredericksburg – March 3 through May 2 Little Fish Swimming…

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Money, Taxes, and the Homeschool Family

By Carol Topp, CPA Homeschooling is expensive, and many homeschool families look for tax breaks or ways to earn money to pay for books and curriculum. Here are a few tips to help homeschool families understand money, taxes and homeschooling….

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Cool Sites – February 11, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Bible Study Planet – 325 Free Children’s Lessons and More 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: “27 Foods You Should Never Buy Again” (Make Your Own) 3.3 Valentine’s Day Basket with Free Printable   3.1 Christian Resources: Bible Study Planet…

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