The Homeschool Classroom – May 25, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Beginning Sounds with Playdough, Stamps, and Cookie Cutters 2.2 Bountiful Bubbles 2.1 Beginning Sounds with Playdough, Stamps, and Cookie Cutters Playdough, a rolling pin, cookie cutters, and letter stamps will give your preschooler practice with fine…

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Mom’s Corner – May 25, 2016

1.1 Article: “15 Ways Grandparents Can Invest in the Next Generation” 1.2 Strategies for Conquering a Homeschool Convention 1.3 Host a Spanish or French Student this Summer   1.1 Article: “15 Ways Grandparents Can Invest in the Next Generation” You…

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Your Kids Are Worth It – The HEAV Convention

by Pamela Hall As I sat with anticipation waiting for the keynote speaker, Dr. Voddie Baucham, tears streamed down my cheeks. I was overwhelmed and flooded with emotion. I was filled with gratitude to be able to attend an event…

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STEM at the Convention

From Critter Study to a Robotics Expo: STEM at the Convention by Mary Musick Does hearing you call out, “Math time!” bring groans from your students? Have you developed a phobia about teaching algebra? Or maybe you have a budding…

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Around the State – May 25, 2016

3.1 Creek Pick Your Paddle – Williamsburg – Begins May 28 3.2 Father’s Day at Scotchtown – Beaverdam – June 19   3.1 Creek Pick Your Paddle – Williamsburg – Begins May 28 York River State Park Williamsburg, VA May…

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Test Scores for Private School

Q. I have a child who is homeschooled and two who are in private school. Should I also provide test scores for the children in private school? A. The two children in private school are no longer under the homeschool…

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Around the State – May 18, 2016

3.1 Henricus Homeschool Day – Chester – Registration Deadline Is May 27 3.2 Homeschool Family Rock Climbing Open House – Midlothian – Registration Is May 27 3.3 Homeschool Family Rock Climbing Class – Midlothian – Registration Deadline Is June 10…

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The Homeschool Classroom – May 18, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Experimenting with Colors 2.2 Memorial Day Crafts   2.1 Experimenting with Colors Children are naturally curious; experimenting is a great way to teach the scientific method to preschoolers. The scientific method involves a question, a hypothesis,…

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Mom’s Corner – May 18, 2016

1.1 Article: “Homeschooling Struggles: Part 1 – Mom Can’t Do It All” 1.2 Tips for Having a Successful Yard Sale 1.3 Making Family Memories   1.1 Article: “Homeschooling Struggles: Part 1 – Mom Can’t Do It All” This blog post…

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Mystery of History

Win The Mystery of History Volume 1 MP3 covering Creation to the Resurrection! The Mystery of History Volume I Audio Book (MP3) bring The Mystery of History to life! Through downloadable MP3 files, you can listen to The Mystery of…

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Learn Differently Book Giveaway 1

Enter to win Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner, the handbook for anyone teaching a child with learning challenges. Whether you already homeschool or are considering it, Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner helps you teach your child at home. Kathy Kuhl homeschooled her…

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Perspectives Giveaway!

Enter to win a Perspectives Reader PLUS the Perspectives Study Guide! God has a “world-sized” role for every Christian in His global purpose.Whether people go to distant countries or stay at home is a secondary issue. The primary issue is…

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Learn Differently Giveaway 2

Enter to win a copy of Encouraging Your Child by Kathy Kuhl! Dr. Kathy Koch says, “Kathy Kuhl knows the dangers of discouragement and how easily it can set in. Because of her work with children and teens who don’t…

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LearnDifferently Giveaway 3

Enter to win a copy of Staying Sane by Kathy Kuhl! Homeschooling builds families, develops character, and nurtures children, but it’s not always easy. How do you keep going? Kathy Kuhl shares vital principles to help you thrive. A veteran…

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World News Group Giveaway

Wow! World News Group is giving away an entire Chronicles of Narnia audio CD set! Who wouldn’t love that? Listen to all seven stories in C. S. Lewis’s classic fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia in this 19 CD collection:…

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Apologia Book Bundle Giveaway!

Win an awesome bundle of award-winning books, given away by Apologia Ministries. This special bundle includes Exploring Creation Through Astronomy, Exploring Creation Field Trip Journal, Writers in Residence by Debra Bell, and Writers in Residence answer key, Don’t miss Sheri…

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Pizza, a T-shirt, and a Positive Impact!

  By Hannah Elizabeth Heath If you are homeschooling in Virginia, you may have heard of, or even attended, HEAV’s Annual Homeschool Convention–now in it’s 33rd year. Unless you’re a parent of young children, though, you may not be as…

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Mom’s Corner – May 11, 2016

1.1 Article: “7 Practical Ways to Be a More Patient Parent” 1.2 Experience Different Cultures at Passport DC 1.3 Free Printables for the Whole Family   1.1 Article: “7 Practical Ways to Be a More Patient Parent” Parenting is riddled…

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The Homeschool Classroom – May 11, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Fun with Sight Words 2.2 Gross Motor Action Game   2.1 Fun with Sight Words Since sight words do not follow phonics rules, they must be memorized. One way to memorize is to review these words…

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Around the State – May 11, 2016

3.1 Revolutionary War Encampment – Gloucester – May 28 3.2 Architectural Clues of 18th- Century Williamsburg – Williamsburg – Exhibit Opens May 28 3.3 Archaeological Dig Activities – Williamsburg – Begins May 31 3.4 Farm to Table 4-H Summer Day…

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The Homeschool Classroom – May 4, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Garden in a Glove 2.2 Read–Along Books 2.1 Garden in a Glove Watching a plant grow from a seed is an exciting project. You can use this garden-in-a-glove lesson plan with your preschooler to plant seeds…

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Mom’s Corner – May 4, 2016

1.1 Article: “Beyond the Classroom” 1.2 Virginia State Parks 1.3 Create a Raised-Bed Garden   1.1 Article: “Beyond the Classroom” It is so easy as homeschool moms to fall into the “Am I doing enough?” trap. You worry that your…

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Humility and Understanding

by Kyndra Steinmann When I was a girl, I used to get stuck on a math problem and tell my mother, “This doesn’t make sense!” “No,” she would say. “ You don’t understand it.” Dutifully, I would reply, “I don’t…

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Around the State – May 4, 2016

3.1 International Spy Museum Homeschool Day – Washington, DC – May 9 3.2 Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program Spring Concerts – Richmond – May 15 and 17 3.3 Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program Annual Auditions – Richmond – Registration Deadline…

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Mom’s Corner – April 27, 2016

1.1 Article: “How Do You Get Your Housework Done and Homeschool at the Same Time?” 1.2 Time Saving Healthy Breakfast Ideas 1.3 Is Your Budget Making the Grade?   1.1 Article: “How Do You Get Your Housework Done and Homeschool…

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The Homeschool Classroom – April 27, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Spring Flower Discovery 2.2 Weekly Themes for Preschool 2.1 Spring Flower Discovery Albert Szent-Gyorgyi said, “Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen, and thinking what nobody has thought.” The act of discovery and developing observation…

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Around the State – April 27, 2016

3.1 Classical Conversations – Henrico and Midlothian – April 28 and May 2 3.2 Fredericksburg Area Speech and Debate Club Information Meeting – Fredericksburg – May 2 3.3 CVHAA Disciples Spring Training Football Camp – Henrico – May 2-6 3.4…

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Mom’s Corner – April 20, 2016

1.1 Article: “Where Does a Mom Go to Resign?” 1.2 Half Recipes 1.3 Smartphone Tips to Simplify Your Life   1.1 Article: “Where Does a Mom Go to Resign?” We all get overwhelmed with our responsibilities and sometimes we feel…

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The Homeschool Classroom – April 20, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Can Play Dough Be More Fun? 2.2 Prepare Your Preschooler for Writing 2.1 Can Play Dough Be More Fun? Can play dough be more fun? You can use these 75 plus suggestions to increase your child’s…

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Around the State – April 20, 2016

3.1 Registration Opens for Young Musicians of Virginia Classes – Virginia Beach – April 15 3.2 Greater Richmond Children’s Choir Information Session – Richmond – April 23 3.3 William Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebration – Richmond – April 23 3.4 Civil War…

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