Around the State – September 23, 2015

3.1 Homeschool Art Classes – Yorktown – Begin September 25 3.2 Rappahannock County Farm Tour – Washington – September 26-27 3.3 Volunteer on National Public Lands Day – Appomattox – September 26 3.4 Free Admission to Red Hill – Brookneal…

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The Homeschool Classroom – September 23, 2015

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 How Do Clouds Produce Rain? 2.2 Light Table Learning   2.1 How Do Clouds Produce Rain? Understanding how rain falls from the clouds can be a bit daunting for a preschooler to grasp. You can use…

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Mom’s Corner – September 23, 2015

1.1 Article: “Are You Doing Too Much?” 1.2 Educational Apps for the iPod and iPad   1.1 Article: “Are You Doing Too Much?” Yikes, they are already in high school! How did that happen? Where did the years go? There…

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We Would Like Your Input

Inquiring minds want know! We are looking for your feedback on the following possible topics for upcoming issues of the Virginia Home Educator. If you would like to answer any of these questions, or would like to share you experience,…

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2015 PSAT Information Update

The PSAT® is scheduled for Wednesday, October 14, 2015. A homeschooler must register for the PSAT® at the local public high school in the school district in which he resides or at another school close by. Some larger private schools also provide…

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Around the State – September 16, 2015

3.1 Sully Historic Site Events – Chantilly – Various Dates through November 3.2 Struggling Learner Seminar – Chesterfield – October 2   3.1 Sully Historic Site Events – Chantilly – Various Dates through November Sully Historic Site Chantilly, VA Eddie…

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Homeschool Classroom – September 16, 2015

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Handprint Zoo Animals 2.2 Geography for Preschoolers   2.1 Handprint Zoo Animals These handprint animals would be a great lesson before or after a field trip to the zoo. You can combine this craft with a…

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Mom’s Corner – September 16, 2015

1.1 Article: “How to Find Time to Pray When Life is Crazy – 6 Simple Strategies” 1.2 Free Budgeting Spreadsheets 1.3 Do-It-Yourself Fall Candleholder   1.1 Article: “How to Find Time to Pray When Life Is Crazy – 6 Simple…

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Around the State – September 9, 2015

3.1 Rock Climbing Class for Homeschooling Families – Midlothian – Register by September 18 3.2 Home Educators’ Day at Monticello – Charlottesville – September 23 3.3 Free Admission to Smith’s Fort Plantation – Surry – September 26 3.4 Free Admission…

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Homeschool Classroom – September 9, 2015

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Fall Crafts 2.2 Multi-sensory Activities for Teaching Sight Words   2.1 Fall Crafts The leaves will soon be turning to beautiful oranges, reds, and yellows; it will be time for harvesting apples, pumpkins, and more. Celebrate…

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Mom’s Corner – September 9, 2015

1.1 Article: “11 Ways to Encourage Yourself” 1.2 To Dewey or Not to Dewey 1.3 Paint it Yourself Pixelated Wall Art   1.1 Article: “11 Ways to Encourage Yourself” On those lonely days when a friend, a godly friend, seems…

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Around the State – September 2, 2015

3.1 Young Christian Authors Conference – Warrenton – September 7 3.2 Youth Water Quality Program – Powhatan – September 10 and 17 3.3 Go Green Expo – Newport News – September 12 3.4 Homeschool Days at Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown…

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The Homeschool Classroom – September 2, 2015

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Word Family Sorting with Legos 2.2 Hidden Pictures   2.1 Word Family Sorting with Legos You can help your preschooler learn rhyming families while sorting and building towers with this Lego word family sorting activity. http://thisreadingmama.com/lego-word-family-sorting…

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Mom’s Corner – September 2, 2015

1.1 Article: “Having the Courage to Be Different – No Fear Homeschooling” 1.2 Guide to Cooking and Baking Substitutions 1.3 Plan Your Field Trips for the Fall   1.1 Article: “Having the Courage to Be Different – No Fear Homeschooling“…

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Around the State – August 26, 2015

3.1 Greater Richmond School of Music Open House – Richmond – August 31 3.2 Home School Mornings at Maymont – Richmond – Register by September 1 3.3 Henricus Historical Park Activities – Chester – Register by September 5 3.4 Home…

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The Homeschool Classroom – August 26, 2015

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 100 Books for Independent Readers 2.2 Activities to Encourage Writing Skills   2.1 100 Books for Independent Readers You can encourage your independent readers to choose books for themselves. Print out this list of 100 books…

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Mom’s Corner – August 26, 2015

1.1 ”Looking Back: Advice to New Homeschooling Mamas” 1.2 Frugal Hospitality 1.3 Fifteen of the Best Apps for Mom   1.1 ”Looking Back: Advice to New Homeschooling Mamas” Kyle Suzanne shares six nuggets of wisdom she’s gained from eight years…

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Homeschool Start Date

Q. Must I begin my homeschool on the same day the public schools begin? A. You may begin your school year when you are ready and set the schedule that works best for you and your family. Some homeschoolers teach…

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Around the State – August 19, 2015

3.1 John Marshall House Fall Open House – Richmond – August 27 3.2 Rock Climbing Class for Homeschooling Families – Midlothian – Register by August 28 3.3 Colonial Williamsburg Homeschool Days – Williamsburg – September 12-27   3.1 John Marshall…

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The Homeschool Classroom – August 19, 2015

Preschool & Kindergarten 2.1 Toad, Frog, Pollywog Song 2.2 Free Preschool and Kindergarten Learning Activities and Packs   2.1 Toad, Frog, Pollywog Song Your preschooler will love this song about toads, frogs, and pollywogs all the while learning about their…

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Mom’s Corner – August 19, 2015

1.1 Life’s Little Decisions 1.2 Do-It-Yourself Home Décor 1.3 Don’t Throw That Pot Away   1.1 Article: Life’s Little Decisions Lori Clemmons reminds us that life is a series of little decisions. It is the moment-to-moment choices we make that…

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Around the State – August 12, 2015

3.1 Summer Programs at the Library – Chesterfield – In Progress 3.2 Choir Auditions for the PHC Youth Music Academy – Purcellville – August 3.3 Tri-City Homeschool Educators of Virginia Free Seminar – Colonial Heights – August 17 3.4 Homeschool…

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The Homeschool Classroom – August 12, 2015

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Learning with Ping Pong Balls 2.2 I Spy Mats 2.1 Learning with Ping Pong Balls The perfect combination for teaching preschoolers is play and learning. They get to have fun and learn, and you get to…

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Mom’s Corner – August 12, 2015

1.1 Foods You Can Freeze 1.2 20-Minute, 31-Day Household Cleaning Schedule 1.3 The One Thing Every Mom Needs to Know   1.1 Foods You Can Freeze Save money by buying fruits and vegetables in season or by buying in bulk…

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Around the State – August 5, 2015

3.1 National Lighthouse Day Weekend – Virginia Beach – August 7 3.2 Bays Mountain Planetarium and Nature Conservatory Field Trip – Kingsport, TN – Registration Deadline Is August 10 3.3 Answers In Genesis Conference – Hampton – September 27 and…

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The Homeschool Classroom – August 5, 2015

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Worksheets for Kindergarten Readiness 2.2 Hands-on Preschool Science   2.1 Worksheets for Kindergarten Readiness These downloadable kindergarten readiness worksheets will help teach skills such as fine motor control, letter matching, and the difference between left and…

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Mom’s Corner – August 5, 2015

1.1 “5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Homeschooling” 1.2 Quick Dinners for Busy Days 1.3 Ten Encouraging Blog Posts   1.1 “5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Homeschooling” by Heidi St. John If we…

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Around The State – July 29, 2015

3.1 Teachers’ Day Out – Mason Neck – Register by July 30 3.2 Foster Parent Orientation – Chester – August 10 3.3 Traveller Day – Lexington – Register by September 10   3.1 Teachers’ Day Out – Mason Neck –…

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The Homeschool Classroom – July 29, 2015

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Summer Sunflower Crafts 2.2 Exploring Our Sense of Touch   2.1 Summer Sunflower Crafts This art study introduces your preschooler to Vincent Van Gogh’s sunflower paintings. It teaches them about sunflowers while they create a sunflower…

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Mom’s Corner – July 29, 2015

1.1 “10 Ways to Be a  Happier Mom” 1.2 Babies Don’t Keep 1.3 Homemade Cleaners 1.4 Spa Day at Home   1.1 “10 Ways to Be a Happier Mom” by Arlene Pellicane Arlene Pellicane shares 10 practical ways to bring…

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