Testing a Kindergartener

Q. I recently received a letter from my county superintendent saying my kindergartener must be tested. I didn’t think I needed to test this year. What should I do? A. Don’t be alarmed by this testing reminder. You have likely…

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Cool Sites – May 6, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: How to Memorize the Bible 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Save Money with These Tips for Taking Family Portraits 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Beginning Letter Sounds Worksheets 3.4 STEM: Mathematics in Literature 3.5 Photography: May Is National Photography Month…

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General Interest Items – May 6, 2015

2.1 Jamestown Day – Williamsburg – May 9 2.2 Lenses, Lights, and Lighthouses – Fort Story – May 10   2.1 Jamestown Day – Williamsburg – May 9 Jamestown Settlement Williamsburg, VA Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 9 a.m. to…

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Homeschool Items – May 6, 2015

1.1 Science Alive in Salem – Winston-Salem, NC – Registration Deadline May 22 1.2 GRACE Curriculum Sale – Burke – May 29 1.3 Classical Conversations 3-Day Practicum – Suffolk – June 22-24   1.1 Science Alive in Salem – Winston-Salem, NC – Registration Deadline May 22…

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Cool Sites – April 29, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Daily Devotional 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Getting the Most Out of Used Curriculum Sales 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Make New Words by Changing One Letter 3.4 STEM: Computer Science 3.5 Electives: Free Online Drawing Lessons 3.6 Cooking: “12…

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General Interest Items – April 29, 2015

2.1 Foster Parent Orientation – Richmond – May 11 2.2 Confederate History and Heritage Day – Chesterfield – May 16   2.1 Foster Parent Orientation – Richmond – May 11 Virginia Baptist Resource Center Richmond, VA Monday, May 11, 2015,…

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Homeschool Items – April 29, 2015

1.1 Used Curriculum Sale and More – Richmond – May 7 1.2 Rock Climbing Open House – Midlothian – Register by May 8 1.3 Tri-Cities Home Educators Used Curriculum Sale – Colonial Heights – May 15   1.1 Used Curriculum…

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Cool Sites – April 22, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Tips for Having a Devotional Time in the Digital Age 3.2 Recycling: No More Tennis Shoes in Landfills 3.3 First Grade: Brain Teasers 3.4 STEM: Free Digestive System Note-Booking Pages 3.5 Family Fun: Old-Fashioned Games 3.6 Homemaking:…

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General Interest Items – April 22, 2015

2.1 Celebrate the Art of Flowers: Paris in Springtime – Richmond – April 25 2.2 Summer Band Camp – Virginia Beach – Register by June 15, 2015   2.1 Celebrate the Art of Flowers: Paris in Springtime – Richmond –…

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Homeschool Items – April 22, 2015

1.1 Chesterfield Christian Academy Registrations – Chesterfield – Register by May 15 1.2 GRHE and HERF Used Curriculum Sale – Troutville – May 19   1.1 Chesterfield Christian Academy Registrations – Chesterfield – Register by May 15 Nazarene Church 6851…

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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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