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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The Homeschool Classroom – April 13, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Spring Arts, Crafts, and Activities 2.2 Use Music to Teach Language Skills   2.1 Spring Arts, Crafts, and Activities Spring has finally sprung, and arts and crafts and activities are in abundance. This list of more…

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Around the State – April 13, 2016

3.1 Barnes & Noble Educator Appreciation Days – Now Through April 17 3.2 Story Time at the Lighthouse – Virginia Beach – April 15 3.3 Earth Day at the Lighthouse – Virginia Beach – April 22 3.4 Homeschool Open House…

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Mom’s Corner – April 13, 2016

1.1 Article: “Discover Your Child’s Passions” 1.2 Educator Discount at Barnes & Noble 1.3 Amazing Kitchen Hacks   1.1 Article: “Discover Your Child’s Passions” “Train up a child in the way he should go… ” Each child has a way…

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The Homeschool Classroom – April 6, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Baby Farm Animal Puzzles 2.2 Fine Motor Activity with Buttons 2.1 Baby Farm Animal Puzzles You can download and print these 13 puzzles to help teach your child the names of the baby animals and their…

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Around the State – April 6, 2016

3.1 Open House & Camp Registration – Haymarket – April 9 3.2 SVCC (Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir) Spring Choirs – Harrisonburg – Registration Deadline Is April 11 3.3 Jefferson Lab Open House – Newport News – April 30 3.4 Henricus Home School Day…

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Literati for Homeschoolers in Virginia

Did you know you can access encyclopedias, fact books, and other resources–PLUS get tutoring help from home—FREE from your public library? Find out all about it when you access one of the online webinars for a 45-minute overview Literati. Take…

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Mom’s Corner – April 6, 2016

1.1 Article: “5 Things That Really Matter in Your Child’s Education” 1.2 DIY Spice Mixes and Sauces 1.3 Household 10-Minute Repairs   1.1 Article: “5 Things That Really Matter in Your Child’s Education” Am I doing this right? Are we…

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Keeping Records

Q. Am I required to keep any records for my homeschooled children? A. Virginia homeschool law does not require you to keep your children’s work or maintain academic records. These are private documents and you are not required to submit…

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The Homeschool Classroom – March 30, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Blooming Trees Craft 2.2 Books Your Kids Will Love 2.1 Blooming Trees Craft You can help your child create beautiful blooming trees just like the ones they see in spring using this list of art projects….

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Mom’s Corner – March 30, 2016

1.1 Article: “Declaring Curriculum Bankruptcy and Two Other Ways to Deal with Being Behind in Homeschool” 1.2 Scholastic Warehouse Sales 1.3 Handy Kitchen Cheat Sheet   1.1 Article: “Declaring Curriculum Bankruptcy and Two Other Ways to Deal with Being Behind…

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