The Homeschool Classroom – March 23, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Candy Flower Pretzel Bites 2.2 Teach Your Active Preschooler Prepositions 2.1 Candy Flower Pretzel Bites These flower pretzel bites are easy enough for your preschooler to help you create and pretty enough to serve guests. www.twosisterscrafting.com/flower-pretzel-bites…

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Mom’s Corner – March 16, 2016

1.1 Article: “10 Reasons to Add Morning Time to Your Homeschool” 1.2 A Healthier Salad 1.3 Homemade Fruit Rollups   1.1 Article: “10 Reasons to Add Morning Time to Your Homeschool” Those first few minutes of the school day can…

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Around the State – March 16, 2016

3.1 After “Give Me Liberty”: Patrick Henry at Home – Beaverdam – March 26 3.2 Virginia Touch-A-Truck 2016 – Sterling – April 23 3.3 Winshape Camp – Glen Allen – July 18–22   3.1 After “Give Me Liberty”: Patrick Henry…

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The Homeschool Classroom – March 16, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 The Best Play Dough Recipe 2.2 Spring Is About to Spring   2.1 The Best Play Dough Recipe Play dough is a staple of preschool. It is versatile and can be used in many learning activities…

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Homeschooling is BOOMING in Virginia…

….and HEAV is here to equip and encourage Virginia homeschooling families–and protect homeschooling freedom! Know someone who is contemplating homeschooling for the first time? Chances are good that you do. As ABC news in Richmond has reported, more and more…

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Around the State – March 9, 2016

3.1 Time Travelers: A Free Weekend of Richmond History – Richmond – March 12 3.2 State Theatre Education Program Spring Break Camp – Culpeper – Registration Deadline Is March 24 3.3 Little Theater of Virginia Beach Scholarship – Norfolk, Portsmouth,…

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The Homeschool Classroom

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Activities for Three-Year–Olds 2.2 Alphabet Garden Activities   2.1 Activities for Three-Year-Olds The activities in this list will encourage imaginative play, teach numbers, letters, and shapes, increase hand-eye coordination, and develop fine motor skills. http://notjustcute.com/2014/02/10/15-fun-activities-for-3-year-olds Back…

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Mom’s Corner – March 9, 2016

1.1 Article: “3 Practical Ways to Help Your Child Connect with God’s Word” 1.2 Get Dinner on the Table Fast 1.3 Tips to Build an Emergency Fund   1.1 Article: “3 Practical Ways to Help Your Child Connect with God’s…

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Testing at Public School

Q. Must my child take the history and science portions of a standardized achievement test when he takes the test at a public school? A. The law requires that a parent submit “evidence that the child has attained a composite…

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Around the State – March 2, 2016

3.1 Youth, Christians, and Government – Richmond – March 5 3.2 Chesterfield Coal – Midlothian – Registration Deadline Is March 10 3.3 Randolph College Science Festival – Lynchburg – March 14 and March 31-April 3 3.4 Virginia Holocaust Museum Visual…

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The Homeschool Classroom – March 2, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Playful Ways to Reinforce Sight Words 2.2 Fun Shape Activity 2.1 Playful Ways to Reinforce Sight Words Practice makes perfect, but practice does not have to be boring. These 50 sight word activities can make practicing…

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Common Core and Achievement Tests

Q. I’m concerned that my standardized achievement test is aligned with the Common Core and I don’t know it. How can I find out? This is a valid concern. Although we expect new versions of tests to move toward alignment…

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Mom’s Corner – March 2, 2016

1.1 Article: “How to Make Better Decisions for Your Family” 1.2 Dollar Stretching Zero-Waste Cooking 1.3 Extra Savings at Walmart   1.1 Article: “How to Make Better Decisions for Your Family” When decisions must be made in my family, I…

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Mom’s Corner – February 24, 2016

    1.1 Article: “10 Ways To Create a Home of Warmth and Grace” 1.2 Costly Convenience Foods 1.3 Preparing for Easter   1.1 Article: “10 Ways To Create a Home of Warmth and Grace” As mothers, we tend to…

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The Homeschool Classroom – February 24, 2016

  PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Phonics Phun with Dr. Seuss 2.2 Animal Classification Sorting   2.1 Phonics Phun with Dr. Seuss Theodor Seuss Geisel’s birthday is March 2 and aptly coincides with Read Across America Day. You can use these Dr. Seuss…

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Around the State – February 24, 2016

3.1 Judges Needed for NCFCA Speech and Debate Tournament – Fredericksburg – March 31-April 2 3.2 2016 Christian Authors Festival – Virginia Beach – April 9 3.3 DMV Homeschool College Fair – College Park, MD – April 18   3.1…

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Fun Music Ministry Opportunity

Volunteer Musicians Wanted HEAV invites you to come and play background music at the 33rd Annual HEAV Homeschool Convention! We are now accepting applicants and are looking for experienced musicians to fill the registration lobby and UCS hall with refreshing background…

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Five Ways to Be a Blessing as a Sister

By Maiya Drennen I love being a big sister! I will be the first to tell you that I have had a rocky road at figuring out how to be a good big sister. Honestly, I still haven’t figured it…

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The Homeschool Classroom – February 17, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Art and Music 2.2 Winter Science Experiments   2.1 Art and Music This art project encourages the interpretation of music through art. You can introduce your preschoolers to different genres of music and inspire their artistic…

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Around the State – February 17, 2016

3.1 Discover Engineering Family Day – Washington, DC – February 27 3.2 2016 Accessibility Summit – Vienna – Early-Bird Deadline Is February 29 3.3 Homeschool Day – New Market – Registration Deadline Is March 14 3.4 Virginia Beach Chorale Student…

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Mom’s Corner – February 17, 2016

1.1 Article: “4 Ways to Battle Bitterness” 1.2 Permission to Do Things Differently 1.3 Linen Closet Organization   1.1 Article: “4 Ways to Battle Bitterness” Bitterness: the word is simply distasteful, but which of us has never felt bitter toward…

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Starting a Hybrid School Co-op

by Kyndra Steinmann About ten years ago, just before our eldest child was born, I had the opportunity to be involved in starting a “part-time school” type co-op. We were members of a small church in which everyone homeschooled, and…

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The Homeschool Classroom – February 10, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Art and Math Combined for Preschoolers 2.2 Sight Word Games for Valentine’s Day   2.1 Art and Math Combined for Preschoolers This simple art project combines math with art. Using graph paper and crayons or markers,…

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Mom’s Corner – February 10, 2016

1.1 Article: “10 Things You Can Do in 15 Minutes to Rock Your Morning Routine” 1.2 Valentine’s Day Pie 1.3 STEAM Apps for Every Grade Level   1.1 Article: “10 Things You Can Do in 15 Minutes to Rock Your…

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Around the State – February 10, 2016

3.1 Contest to Be Part of the Cast of The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe – Online – Winner Announced March 1 3.2 Arete Christian Academy Open House – Mechanicsville – Registration Deadline Is February 26 3.3 Discovering Chesterfield’s…

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Looking for America Giveaway

Thank you, Family Foundation, for sponsoring the Calm Parenting University conference–and for this giveaway!   In this book: Examine the troubling myths and fables that shape our political worldviews as Americans! It is a challenge for us to look into…

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The Homeschool Classroom – February 3, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Teaching Preschoolers About Shapes 2.2 Preschool Science Experiments   2.1 Teaching Preschoolers About Shapes With these creative ideas on teaching shapes, your preschooler will learn to name geometric figures in no time. There are ideas for…

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Mom’s Corner – February 3, 2016

1.1 Article: “Rebooting Your Spiritual Life After a Hard Year” 1.2 Printables and Checklists for Home Organization 1.3 Magic Erasers Work Magic   1.1 Article: “Rebooting Your Spiritual Life After a Hard Year” Which of us has never had a…

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Around the State – February 3, 2016

3.1 Free Civil War Seminar – Farmville – February 6 3.2 Foster Parent Orientation – Richmond – February 8 3.3 Scrabble for Literacy Tournament – Norfolk – Registration Deadline February 8 3.4 Homeschool Day at PFAC – Newport News –…

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Religious Exemption and Immunizations

Q. If I homeschool under religious exemption, does that mean I am also exempt from immunizing my children? A. No. Home-instructed and exempted children must be immunized in the same way as other children who attend school. An exemption from…

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