Mom’s Corner – August 24, 2016

1.1 Article: “4 Scriptures for Back-to-School” 1.2 Math Worksheets Across Grade Levels 1.3 Decorating Resources   1.1 Article: “4 Scriptures for Back-to-School” The summer months are almost over and September brings fall–like weather and the beginning of a new school…

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Around the State – August 24, 2016

3.1 Central Virginia Homeschool Athletic Association Fall Baseball Tryouts – Henrico – August 26- 3.2 PrepareAthon – Richmond – August 27 3.3 Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center Homeschool Program Days – Williamsburg and Yorktown – September 10–15 3.4 Scholarship…

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The Homeschool Classroom – August 24, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Popular Unit Studies for Preschoolers 2.2 Teaching Your Preschooler on the Go 2.1 Popular Unit Studies for Preschoolers There are so many great ideas for preschool lessons, but which ones do you choose? Ami at the…

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Mom’s Corner – August 17, 2016

1.1 Article: “How to Stop Being Bored and Start Being Wonderstruck” 1.2 Field Trip Planning 1.3 Kitchen Skills by Age   1.1 Article: “How to Stop Being Bored and Start Being Wonderstruck” The tasks of daily life can become mundane….

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The Homeschool Classroom – August 17, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 The Benefits of Working on a Vertical Surface 2.2 Recycling Broken Crayons 2.1 The Benefits of Working on a Vertical Surface Who knew there are more benefits to writing on a chalkboard than enabling the entire…

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Around the State – August 17, 2016

3.1 Old Salem Homeschool Days – Winston-Salem, NC – Register by September 6 3.2 Go Green Expo – Newport News – September 10 3.3 Bible Study Fellowship Classes – Various Locations – Beginning September 12 3.4 Monticello Home Educator’s Day…

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The Homeschool Classroom – August 10, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Ish Inspired Art 2.2 Creative Ways to Teach Writing and Name Recognition 2.1 Ish Inspired Art What preschooler can resist crumpling paper or painting? This art project inspired by the book Ish involves both. Have your…

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Around the State – August 10, 2016

3.1 Homeschool Squash Lessons – Glen Allen – Begin September 15 3.2 Capitol Square Fair – Richmond – September 24 3.3 Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day – Various Locations – September 24   3.1 Homeschool Squash Lessons – Glen Allen –…

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Mom’s Corner – August 10, 2016

1.1 Article: “Summer School” 1.2 The First Day of School 1.3 Home School Legal Defense Association’s Curriculum Resources Index   1.1 Article: “Summer School” You might be hearing from your children the famous, free–time chant, “I’m bored.” Summer break can…

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Dove Channel Deal!

HEAV has a new partner! The Dove Channel is a new digital network filled with uplifting and enlightening programming the whole family can enjoy together. Think Netflix–but you can be assured that moves are wholesome and family-friendly. Use HEAV’s special…

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Mom’s Corner – August 3, 2016

1.1 Article: “Created for a Purpose” 1.2 Recommended Reading for the Homeschooling Mom 1.3 First-Day–of–School Activities   1.1 Article: “Created for a Purpose” Ephesians 2:10 tells us we are created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared…

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Around the State – August 3, 2016

3.1 Speed and Fury Astronaut Visit – Lexington – August 6 3.2 Opening Doors: Inspiring Inclusive Community Conference – Roanoke – Register by August 15 for best price 3.3 Page County Homeschoolers (PHC) Open House – Luray – August 16…

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The Homeschool Classroom – August 3, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Teach Blends and Digraphs 2.2 Pre-Kindergarten Assessments 2.1 Teach Blends and Digraphs A blend in phonics is two or three consecutive consonants where all sounds of the letters are heard, such as the “st” in the…

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The Homeschool Classroom – July 27, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Eric Carle–Based Fun 2.2 Developing Your Child’s Speech Through Play   2.1 Eric Carle–Based Fun Eric Carle books are part of the joys of childhood. You can build off the enjoyment of these imaginative, beautifully illustrated…

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Around the State – July 27, 2016

3.1 FACE Teacher Training – Chesapeake – July 25-29 3.2 Chesterfield County Public Library Programs – Chesterfield – Throughout August 3.3 Foster Parent Orientation – Richmond – August 8 3.4 Henricus Early Colonial Virginia Homeschool Day – Chester – Register…

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Mom’s Corner – July 27, 2016

1.1 Article: “Obedience Doesn’t Make Your Child Good” 1.2 Back–to–School Shopping 1.3 Age–Appropriate Coordination and Motor Skills   1.1 Article: “Obedience Doesn’t Make Your Child Good” “Just obey me!” This is a phrase I have said more than once to…

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Opt-Out No Notification

Q. Last year I failed to notify the school board that I was NOT beginning school for my five-year-old.  Is there any special action I should take this year? A. Because compulsory attendance laws apply to children who are age…

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The Homeschool Classroom – July 20, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Helping Your Preschooler Understand Math 2.2 80 Plus Ideas for Toddlers to Learn Through Play   2.1 Helping Your Preschooler Understand Math You can give your preschooler a head start in math with these 10 math…

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Mom’s Corner – July 20, 2016

1.1 Article: “When Answer to Prayer Comes Slowly” 1.2 Healthy Eating for Under One Dollar per Serving   1.1 Article: “When Answer to Prayer Comes Slowly” Some requests we bring before the Lord are answered in the affirmative rather quickly,…

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Around the State – July 20, 2016

3.1 Summer Camps at Henricus Historical Park – Chester – Various Dates 3.2 Music in the Park – Chantilly – July 23 3.3 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Mechanicsville – July 29 & 30 3.4 Tredegar Day Camp…

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The Homeschool Classroom – June 29, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Grocery Store Schooling 2.2 Chilled Kool Aid Paint   2.1 Grocery Store Schooling It can be hard to occupy little ones in the grocery store. Activities like toddler shopping lists, grocery store games, grocery store math…

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Around the State – June 29, 2016

3.1 Origin Science Meetings – Multiple Locations – Multiple Dates 3.2 Writer’s Eye 2016 Literary Competition – Charlottesville – Entry Deadline Is November 30   3.1 Origin Science Meetings – Multiple Locations – Multiple Dates Meetings are free and open…

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Mom’s Corner – June 29, 2016

1.1 Article: “A Mission to Savor Each Moment of Motherhood” 1.2 Organize Your Homeschool 1.3 Fourth of July Festivals Across the State   1.1 Article: “A Mission to Savor Each Moment of Motherhood” Our children grow and mature so fast…

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Around the State – June 22, 2016

3.1 Think Well Worldview and Apologetics Conference – Charlottesville – Register by June 30 3.2 Community Day at Newport News Learning Center – Newport News – July 17 3.3 Holy Family Academy Co-op – Chesapeake – Begins September 9  …

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The Homeschool Classroom – June 22, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Summer Fun 2.2 Science for Toddlers   2.1 Summer Fun These activities will add fun and excitement to your summer. There are messy activities, outdoor art, water games, and quick and easy activities to choose from…

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Mom’s Corner – June 22, 2016

1.1 Article: “5 Tips for Every Homeschool Family” 1.2 120 Recipes for Summer Cookouts 1.3 Extend the Shelf Life of These Twenty Foods   1.1 Article: “5 Tips for Every Homeschool Family” Whether you have been homeschooling 20 years or…

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Mom’s Corner – June 15, 2016

1.1 Article: “The Gift of Goals” 1.2 Easy DIY Wall Art 1.3 Contemplating Homeschooling?   1.1 Article: “The Gift of Goals” Setting goals ensures we accomplish objectives, and making a plan helps to achieve our goals. Kym Wright shares her…

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The Homeschool Classroom – June 15, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Musical Math Videos for Preschoolers 2.2 What to Teach in Preschool   2.1 Musical Math Videos for Preschoolers Preschoolers love music. Just teach them a song and listen to the impromptu concerts. Frequently playing these math…

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Around the State – June 15, 2016

3.1 Appomattox Court House National Historical Park Bio Blitz – Appomattox – June 18 3.2 Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia Homemade Doll Day – Chesterfield – June 18 3.3 Virginia Air and Space Center STEM Summer Camps – Hampton –…

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A New Season

by Maiya Drennen Summer is almost here, and with it comes our “second wind” after New Year’s resolutions have come and gone. I am trying to make it a time of evaluation, both of the goals that I had made…

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