Homeworks by Precept Giveaway!

Enter to win three JourneyForth devotional books for women from HomeWorks by Precept! We are so glad to welcome them to the 2016 Virginia Homeschool Convention. Be sure to visit their booth in June! a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Uncle Rick’s Audiobook Giveaway!

  Rick Boyer, homeschooling dad and convention favorite, is giving away a great audiobook to one lucky winner–plus, a free, two-week trial to anyone who attends the Facebook party! There’s no book like an old book when it comes to…

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Convention Planner by Little Learning Lovies

FREE Printable Convention Planner Excited about the 33rd Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention? Get this handy convention planner, compliments of Little Learning Lovies, to keep track of all your convention “to-dos!” Sign up to receive our weekly e-newsletter, and you’ll get…

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2016 Convention Giveaway

33rd Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention Giveaway! HEAV is giving away a full, family registration to the 33rd Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention, to be held June 9-11, 2016, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center! Registration includes all shopping (UCS & Exhibit…

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The Beauty of a Well-Told Story

Uncle Rick Audios from Character Concepts: A Review by Sandra Modersohn The kind people at Character Concepts sent us products free of charge in exchange for this review. This post may contain affiliate links. The Beauty of a Well-Told Story…

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Around the State – January 13, 2016

3.1 Barnes & Noble Educator Appreciation Days – Charlottesville & Other Locations – January 9-17 3.2 High School Symposium – Richmond – Register by January 17 3.3 Chrysler Museum Educator Open House – Norfolk – January 21 3.4 Homeschool Events…

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The Homeschool Classroom – January 13, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Simple Winter Paintings 2.2 Article: “15 Chore Ideas for Four-Year-Olds”   2.1 Simple Winter Paintings These simple winter paintings use epsom salt to give the painted scene a little sparkle. You can use this craft idea…

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Mom’s Corner – January 13, 2016

1.1 Article: “The Desperate Need to Get It Right” 1.2 A Frustration-less Way to Help Your Children Clean Their Rooms 1.3 Raise Fiscally Smart Children   1.1 Article: “The Desperate Need to Get It Right” Sometimes it feels as though…

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Around the State – January 6, 2016

3.1 Volunteer with National Pro-Life Alliance at the March for Life – Washington, DC – Deadline Today January 6 3.2 Rock Climbing Open House for Homeschooling Families – Midlothian – Register by January 7 3.3 Homeschool Art Classes – Yorktown…

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The Homeschool Classroom – January 6, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Experiment with Sound 2.2 Free Letter Printables   2.1 Experiment with Sound Children love to play and experiment, especially with sounds. You can use these ideas to encourage your preschooler’s curiosity. www.mymundaneandmiraculouslife.com/sound-experiments-preschoolers Experiment further with sound,…

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Mom’s Corner – January 6, 2016

1.1 Article: “Start Your Homeschool Fresh in the New Year” 1.2 Online Photoshop-like Photo Editor 1.3 Signs and Symptoms of Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, and Dysgraphia   1.1 Article: “Start Your Homeschool Fresh in the  New Year” You may or may…

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Around the State – December 16, 2015

3.1 Programs at the Library – Chesterfield – In Progress 3.2 “Classes by Beth” Discounted Classes – Online – Begin January 11 3.3 Keep Prince William Beautiful Art Contest – Prince William – Deadline is February 1 3.4 HSLDA 2016…

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The Homeschool Classroom – December 16, 2015

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Free Preschool Sight Word Game 2.2 Handprint and Footprint Crafts   2.1 Free Preschool Sight-Word Game You can give your pre-reader a little help to master sight words and have fun while doing it. Download the…

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Mom’s Corner – December 16, 2015

1.1 Article: “10 Free Christmas Gifts” 1.2 Institute for Excellence in Writing’s “Twelve Days of Christmas Giving 2015” 1.3 Activities for a Christ-Centered Christmas   1.1 Article: “10 Free Christmas Gifts” It’s easy for children to become distracted during the…

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Around the State – December 9, 2015

3.1 Homeschool Gymnastics Classes – Rockville – Registration Is Ongoing 3.2 Classical Conversations Mini-Homeschool Conference – Palmyra – Registration Deadline Is December 10 3.3 National History Bee – Online and at Multiple Venues – Registration Deadline Is December 18 3.4…

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The Homeschool Classroom – December 9, 2015

Preschool & Kindergarten 2.1 Imaginative Play 2.2 Name Writing Practice for Preschoolers   2.1 Imaginative Play Small children learn to express themselves verbally, learn to empathize with other people, and experiment with social and emotional roles when they engage in…

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Mom’s Corner – December 9, 2015

1.1 Article: “Tips for Homeschooling Through the Holidays” 1.2 Free Download from Peace Hill Press: Jim Weiss Reads “The Nativity Story” 1.3 Household Cleaning Hacks   1.1 Article: “Tips for Homeschooling Through the Holidays” The joy of the holiday season…

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Around the State – December 2, 2015

3.1 Colonial Christmas at Scotchtown – Beaverdam – December 12 & 13 3.2 Court End Christmas at the John Marshall House – Richmond – December 13 3.3 Such a Time Women’s Conference – Williamsburg – Best Price by December 31…

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The Homeschool Classroom – December 2, 2015

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Advent Cards 2.2 Drinking Straw Activities for Preschoolers   2.1 Advent Cards Names in the Bible are very important, and the names of Jesus even more significant. It’s not too late to jump in and teach…

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Mom’s Corner – December 2, 2015

1.1 Article: “Altogether Joyful: Finding Joy in the Journey” 1.2 Christmas Cookie Recipes   1.1 Article: “Altogether Joyful: Finding Joy in the Journey” How many songs can you think of that contain the word “joy”? “Joy to the World,” “Christmas…

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Around the State – November 18, 2015

3.1 Seasonal Events at Henricus – Chester – some events require early registration 3.2 The Grand Illumination of Cape Henry Lighthouse – Virginia Beach – December 3 3.3 Christmas at Bacon’s Castle – Surry – December 5 3.4 Contest: “A…

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Homeschool Classroom – November 18, 2015

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Lego Learning 2.2 Free Thanksgiving Printables   2.1 Lego Learning These 30 Lego activities teach letter recognition, math, reading, science, and more, and can help make learning fun. www.happinessishomemade.net/2014/06/20/lego-learning-activities/#_a5y_p=1868496 Back to top   2.2 Free Thanksgiving…

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Mom’s Corner – November 18, 2015

1.1 Article: “Dear Worried Homeschool Mom: You Can Do This!” 1.2 DIY Heating Pads 1.3 A Prayer of Thanksgiving   1.1 Article: “Dear Worried Homeschool Mom: You Can Do This!” Amy Blevins at Homeschool Encouragement.com encourages you to stop worrying…

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Around the State – November 11, 2015

3.1 Veterans Day at Cape Henry Lighthouse – Virginia Beach – November 11   3.1 Veterans Day at Cape Henry Lighthouse – Virginia Beach – November 11 Cape Henry Lighthouse Virginia Beach, VA Wednesday, November 11, 2015, from 10 a.m….

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Homeschool Classroom – November 11, 2015

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 21 Thanksgiving Crafts 2.2 50 Chapter Books to Read Aloud to Preschoolers   2.1 21 Thanksgiving Crafts Thanksgiving is a perfect time for crafts. The fall colors lend themselves beautifully to creating festive garlands, turkey creations…

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Mom’s Corner – November 11, 2015

1.1 Article: “5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Family Time” 1.2 DIY Bath Salts 1.3 Including Your Kids in the Holiday Preparations   1.1 Article: “5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Family Time” We all have…

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Around the State – November 4, 2015

3.1 2015 Holiday Shoppers Fair – Henrico – November 5-7 3.2 Christian College Fair – Norfolk – November 12 3.3 Peninsula Fine Arts Center’s Homeschool Fun Day – Newport News – Register by December 1 3.4 Bland Music Scholarship Contest…

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The Homeschool Classroom – November 4, 2015

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Preschool STEM Activities 2.2 Inexpensive Counting Sticks   2.1 Preschool STEM Activities It is never too early to give your child a love for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Use these activities to build their curiosity…

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Mom’s Corner – November 4, 2015

1.1 Article: “The Most Important Ingredient in Family Relationships” 1.2 Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes 1.3 Occupying Toddlers During School Hours   1.1 Article: “The Most Important Ingredient in Family Relationships” What would you say is the most important ingredient in…

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