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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Constitutional Literacy Visits Virginia!

HEAV convention attendees and their families have a rare opportunity to gain constitutional literacy, learn how today’s news issues square up with the Constitution, and identify the disparity between what the founders say and how our leaders govern today. Constitutional…

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Around the State – January 27, 2016

3.1 Homeschool Day 2016 – New Market – Registration Is Open Now 3.2 Chesterfield Christian Academy Open House – Chesterfield and Midlothian – February 12 3.3 Richmond Spirit Girls Soccer Registration – Mechanicsville – Deadline Is February 16 3.4 International…

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The Homeschool Classroom – January 27, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Interactive Activities to Reinforce the Numbers 1 to 10 2.2 Poetry for Toddlers   2.1 Interactive Activities to Reinforce the Numbers 1 to 10 You can use these worksheets to reinforce number recognition, coloring, counting, base…

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Mom’s Corner – January 27, 2016

1.1 Article: “When Your Child Says No” 1.2 Article: “8 Genius Ideas for Your Homeschool” 1.3 Healthy Dinners for the New Year   1.1 Article: “When Your Child Says No” Young children can be self-willed and stubborn. How do you…

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February is Home Education Month in Virginia

Next month is Home Education Month in Virginia, and homeschoolers have a great opportunity to promote the benefits of homeschooling to families across the Commonwealth! In 2011, then-Governor Robert McDonnell declared February to be Virginia Home Education Month. In 2013,…

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Around the State – January 20, 2016

3.1 Homeschool High School Fastpitch Softball – Chester – Register Now Through February 29 3.2 Sully Historic Site Events – Chantilly – Various Dates 3.3 Homeschool Girls Spring Soccer Team Evaluations – Virginia Beach – February 1 3.4 Aspiring Scientists…

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The Homeschool Classroom – January 20, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Journal Writing for Preschoolers 2.2 Playful Learning by Month   2.1 Journal Writing for Preschoolers Most everyone will agree journal-keeping is an excellent discipline. You can start your preschoolers out journaling and make writing a lifelong…

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Mom’s Corner – January 20, 2016

1.1 Article: “10 Prayers for Your Daughter” 1.2 DIY Bath Bombs 1.3 Movies, Documentaries, and Videos to Supplement Your Curriculum   1.1 Article: “10 Prayers for Your Daughter” They come into our lives needing so much, and so much of…

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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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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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