The Homeschool Classroom – November 9, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Turkey Craft 2.2 Pumpkin Experiment   2.1 Turkey Craft This cute little turkey will make a great addition to your holiday décor, and your preschooler will be thrilled to contribute. This gobbler is made from brown…

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Introducing KidMin Science at the 2017 Convention!

The Amazing Chemistry Show and Family Experience Come to an exciting, interactive morning of family fun! At the convention in June 2017, experience a brand new kind of keynote—one that is sure to be a hit with the whole family….

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Around the State – November 2, 2016

3.1 Christians in Government – Newport News – Registration Deadline Is November 1 3.2 Central Virginia Homeschool Athletic Association Patriots Middle School Baseball Assessments – Henrico – November 3 and 4 3.3 Treachery and Treason: Agecroft Hall and John Marshall…

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Mom’s Corner – November 2, 2016

  1.1 Article: “Rebooting Your Spiritual Life After a Hard Year” 1.2 Bible–Based Thanksgiving Printables for the Entire Family 1.3 Discover History on These Hikes   1.1 Article: “Rebooting Your Spiritual Life After a Hard Year” We sometimes think that…

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Homeschool Classroom – November 2, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Initial Sounds Turkey Printables 2.2 Thanksgiving Books and Activities   2.1 Initial Sounds Turkey Printables These cute turkey printables will encourage your preschoolers to practice the sounds for the letters of the alphabet. This printable includes…

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Answering Your Homeschool Questions – Part I

In this series of articles, a panel of homeschoolers have informally shared some of their teaching tips, thoughts, and experiences on a wide variety of homeschool questions that were submitted to us. The first in a four-part series, this post…

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Mom’s Corner – October 26, 2016

1.1 Article: “Feel Like Everyone Else’s Home School Is Perfect? Read this…” 1.2 Parenting Resources 1.3 DIY Pumpkin Spice Candle   1.1 Article: “Feel Like Everyone Else’s Home School Is Perfect? Read this…” Theodore Roosevelt said, “Comparison is the thief…

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The Homeschool Classroom – October 26, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 100 Suggested Books to Read to Preschoolers 2.2 Color Booklet   2.1 100 Suggested Books to Read to Preschoolers This list, while in no way is complete, has suggestions for classics as well as newer publications. The…

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Around the State – October 26, 2016

3.1 Idea Lab: Rockets and Motion – Powhatan – November 3 and 10 3.2 Foster Parent Orientation – Chester – November 14 3.3 Christmas on the Farm – New Market – December 3   3.1 Idea Lab: Rockets and Motion…

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Ten Things Every Homeschooler Should Remember

by Kathie Morrissey Regardless of how qualified you may or may not feel, the best teacher God can provide for your children is YOU, their parent. As parents, we know our children best, and we love them more than any…

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Vaccine Exemption Final Vote Scheduled

On Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at 10 a.m., the Joint Commission on Healthcare (JCHC) will take a final vote on whether to recommend the religious exemption to vaccination be removed from the Code of Virginia.  The last public meeting and vote of the…

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Mom’s Corner – October 19, 2016

1.1 Article: “Better Than ‘I Will Pray for You’ ” 1.2 DIY Dry Erase Table 1.3 Kick the Can and Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree   1.1 Article: “Better Than ‘I Will Pray for You’ ” We all have the…

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Around the State – October 19, 2016

3.1 “Strong Men and Women in Virginia History” Student Writing Contest – Submission Deadline Is November 11 3.2 Athletic Facility Available for Rental Use – Falls Church   3.1 “Strong Men and Women in Virginia History” Student Writing Contest –…

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The Homeschool Classroom – October 19, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Exploring Pumpkins with Our Five Senses 2.2 Math and Literacy Worksheet Download   2.1 Exploring Pumpkins with Our Five Senses You can teach your child about the five senses using this downloadable worksheet. As they dictate…

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Around the State – October 12, 2016

3.1 Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park Fun Runs and Nature Walks – Appomattox – Various Dates 3.2 Central Virginia Homeschool Athletic Association Patriots Varsity and JV Baseball Assessments – Henrico – October 24 & 25 3.3 “The Holy Bible and…

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The Homeschool Classroom – October 12, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Falling for Fall 2.2 Pumpkin Math and Engineering 2.1 Falling for Fall You will never see fall the same way again after seeing it through the eyes of a preschooler. These fun fall activities will help…

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Mom’s Corner – October 12, 2016

1.1 Article: “How to Create Unity in Your Marriage” 1.2 Slow Cooker Recipes 1.3 Missionary Biographies for All Ages   1.1 Article: “How to Create Unity in Your Marriage”” The best thing you can do for your children is to…

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Finding “The Best Way” and Other Mommy-Myths

by Lynna Sutherland At a certain point in my parenting journey, I realized that I was often driven by a desire to find the “one right answer” to every mothering choice or practice. I wrote here about my previous understanding…

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Around the State – October 5, 2016

3.1 Artober Ndebele Rain Barrels – Richmond – October 7 3.2 Communicators for Christ Conference – Davidsonville, Maryland – Early Registration Deadline Is October 13 3.3 Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibit “ARTE!” – Richmond – Open Through October 21 3.4 The…

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Mom’s Corner – October 5, 2016

1.1 Article: “When It’s Hard to be Patient with God’s Perfect Plan” 1.2 Teaching Logic 1.3 Reading Level Assessment   1.1 Article: “When It’s Hard to be Patient with God’s Perfect Plan” Trusting God’s perfect timing can be tough. Maribeth…

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The Homeschool Classroom – October 5, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Pumpkin Puzzles 2.2 Fall for These Art Projects 2.1 Pumpkin Puzzles These cute pumpkin puzzles will keep your preschooler counting and will help with number recognition. You can use real pumpkin seeds for the ten frames….

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That’s Not My Job!

I’ve been pondering this a bit lately: at what point or at what age do we need to tell our children that certain things are their responsibility and we will no longer carry the burden for them? We love our…

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Mom’s Corner – September 28, 2016

1.1 Article: “How Can I Learn to Savor Life?” 1.2 Event Scheduling 1.3 Not a Morning Person   1.1 Article: “How Can I Learn to Savor Life?” “Time marches on,” “stop and smell the roses,” “there are not enough hours…

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Around the State – September 28, 2016

3.1 Science Museum of Virginia Math Exhibit – Richmond – Open Through January 29, 2017 3.2 Living History Weekend at Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown – Beaverdam – October 1-2 3.3 Young Writers’ Workshop – Winchester – October 15 3.4 Spirits of…

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The Homeschool Classroom – September 28, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Fall Coloring Pages and Worksheets 2.2 Fun Science Activities   2.1 Fall Coloring Pages and Worksheets Look no further than the Twisty Noodle website to customize and print fall worksheets for your preschoolers. You can customize…

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Trying to Fit it All in

By Sonya Shafer There was once a man named Bill who decided to go for a walk. A long walk. More of a hike, really. You see, he wanted to walk from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail. A…

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Support HEAV Through the CVC!

From October 5 through December 30, state or university employees can support HEAV through the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC)! The CVC is the annual workplace-giving program that enables state employees to support their favorite causes. Through the CVC, employees…

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We’ve Come a Long Way

Doubts about homeschooling? It happens to all of us sometimes. Even the best-laid plans may need revision after a few weeks of real-life homeschooling. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources and encouragement to be found through HEAV, on social media,…

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The Homeschool Classroom – September 21, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Ideas for Fire Safety Month in Preschool 2.2 Apple, Apples, and More Apples   2.1 Ideas for Fire Safety Month in Preschool Children are naturally curious about the big red fire trucks. You can use their…

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