Mom’s Corner – September 21, 2016

1.1 Article: “6 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Read (And Like It)” 1.2 Inventive Ideas for Your Homeschool 1.3 Charts with Baking Tips   1.1 Article: “6 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Read (And Like It)” Reading does…

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The Homeschool Classroom – September 14, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Creative Painting Techniques for Preschool 2.2 Weather Unit Study   2.1 Creative Painting Techniques for Preschool Painting can be such an exciting activity for preschoolers. What preschooler can resist the opportunity to place bright colors on…

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Around the State – September 14, 2016

3.1 Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park Fun Runs and a Nature Walk – Appomattox – Various Dates 3.2 Bluefield College Fine Arts Community School – Bluefield – Fall Semester 3.3 Virginia Living Museum Homeschool Day – Newport News – Registration…

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Mom’s Corner – September 14, 2016

1.1 Article: “When You Blink and Your Babies Are Big (on Embracing a New Season)” 1.2 Virginia’s Fall Festivals 1.3 Freeze-Ahead Breakfasts   1.1 Article: “When You Blink and Your Babies Are Big (On Embracing a New Season)” It may…

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Tools for Tackling Anger

The alarm goes off. As much as I would like to ignore it, I’m a “good girl,” so I get up, shuffle through morning grooming, and plod downstairs. Bible and first cup of coffee in hand, I sink into the…

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Mom’s Corner – September 14, 2016

1.1 Article: “How to Begin a Daily Quiet Time in 5 Easy Steps” 1.2 Memorization for Improved Academics 1.3 Fall Activities for the Entire Family   1.1 Article: “How to Begin a Daily Quiet Time in 5 Easy Steps” Most…

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Around the State – September 7, 2016

3.1 Homeschool Family Rock Climbing Open House – Midlothian – Registration Deadline Is September 9 3.2 Teacher’s Institute Rally Camp – Petersburg – Registration Deadline Is September 16 3.3 Pamplin Historical Park Homeschool Day – Petersburg – September 22 3.4…

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The Homeschool Classroom – September 7, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Reading Games 2.2 Using Literature to Introduce STEM to Your Preschoolers 2.1 Reading Games Are you searching for creative ways to reinforce reading skills with your emerging reader? These homemade reading games and activities are designed…

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Driver’s Ed District 8

Q. Are homeschoolers in Planning District 8 required to complete and to sign the “Parent/Teen Driving Agreement” included with the “Affirmation of Completion” form? A. Only teens and parents residing in Planning District 8 (the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun,…

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The Homeschool Classroom – August 31, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 What Your Kindergartener Needs to Know 2.2 Help with Scissor Skills 2.1 What Your Kindergartener Needs to Know What exactly do you need to include in your kindergartener’s curriculum? What skills does he need to master?…

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Mom’s Corner – August 31, 2016

1.1 Article: “How Parenting Flies By” 1.2 Educational Games 1.3 Homeschooling with Subject Notebooks   1.1 Article: “How Parenting Flies By” Syler Thomas, writing for the Gospel Coalition, reminds us that our children will mature and move from our homes….

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Around the State – August 31, 2016

3.1 Chesterfield Library Children’s Activities – Chesterfield County – Ongoing 3.2 “Through the Eyes of a Foster Child” Art Exhibit – Richmond – Submission Deadline Is September 2 3.3 HERE Group Back–to–School Bash – Hampton – September 8 3.4 D.C….

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Mom’s Corner – August 24, 2016

1.1 Article: “4 Scriptures for Back-to-School” 1.2 Math Worksheets Across Grade Levels 1.3 Decorating Resources   1.1 Article: “4 Scriptures for Back-to-School” The summer months are almost over and September brings fall–like weather and the beginning of a new school…

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Around the State – August 24, 2016

3.1 Central Virginia Homeschool Athletic Association Fall Baseball Tryouts – Henrico – August 26- 3.2 PrepareAthon – Richmond – August 27 3.3 Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center Homeschool Program Days – Williamsburg and Yorktown – September 10–15 3.4 Scholarship…

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The Homeschool Classroom – August 24, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Popular Unit Studies for Preschoolers 2.2 Teaching Your Preschooler on the Go 2.1 Popular Unit Studies for Preschoolers There are so many great ideas for preschool lessons, but which ones do you choose? Ami at the…

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Mom’s Corner – August 17, 2016

1.1 Article: “How to Stop Being Bored and Start Being Wonderstruck” 1.2 Field Trip Planning 1.3 Kitchen Skills by Age   1.1 Article: “How to Stop Being Bored and Start Being Wonderstruck” The tasks of daily life can become mundane….

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The Homeschool Classroom – August 17, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 The Benefits of Working on a Vertical Surface 2.2 Recycling Broken Crayons 2.1 The Benefits of Working on a Vertical Surface Who knew there are more benefits to writing on a chalkboard than enabling the entire…

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Around the State – August 17, 2016

3.1 Old Salem Homeschool Days – Winston-Salem, NC – Register by September 6 3.2 Go Green Expo – Newport News – September 10 3.3 Bible Study Fellowship Classes – Various Locations – Beginning September 12 3.4 Monticello Home Educator’s Day…

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The Homeschool Classroom – August 10, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Ish Inspired Art 2.2 Creative Ways to Teach Writing and Name Recognition 2.1 Ish Inspired Art What preschooler can resist crumpling paper or painting? This art project inspired by the book Ish involves both. Have your…

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Around the State – August 10, 2016

3.1 Homeschool Squash Lessons – Glen Allen – Begin September 15 3.2 Capitol Square Fair – Richmond – September 24 3.3 Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day – Various Locations – September 24   3.1 Homeschool Squash Lessons – Glen Allen –…

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Mom’s Corner – August 10, 2016

1.1 Article: “Summer School” 1.2 The First Day of School 1.3 Home School Legal Defense Association’s Curriculum Resources Index   1.1 Article: “Summer School” You might be hearing from your children the famous, free–time chant, “I’m bored.” Summer break can…

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Dove Channel Deal!

HEAV has a new partner! The Dove Channel is a new digital network filled with uplifting and enlightening programming the whole family can enjoy together. Think Netflix–but you can be assured that moves are wholesome and family-friendly. Use HEAV’s special…

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Mom’s Corner – August 3, 2016

1.1 Article: “Created for a Purpose” 1.2 Recommended Reading for the Homeschooling Mom 1.3 First-Day–of–School Activities   1.1 Article: “Created for a Purpose” Ephesians 2:10 tells us we are created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared…

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Around the State – August 3, 2016

3.1 Speed and Fury Astronaut Visit – Lexington – August 6 3.2 Opening Doors: Inspiring Inclusive Community Conference – Roanoke – Register by August 15 for best price 3.3 Page County Homeschoolers (PHC) Open House – Luray – August 16…

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The Homeschool Classroom – August 3, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Teach Blends and Digraphs 2.2 Pre-Kindergarten Assessments 2.1 Teach Blends and Digraphs A blend in phonics is two or three consecutive consonants where all sounds of the letters are heard, such as the “st” in the…

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The Homeschool Classroom – July 27, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Eric Carle–Based Fun 2.2 Developing Your Child’s Speech Through Play   2.1 Eric Carle–Based Fun Eric Carle books are part of the joys of childhood. You can build off the enjoyment of these imaginative, beautifully illustrated…

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Around the State – July 27, 2016

3.1 FACE Teacher Training – Chesapeake – July 25-29 3.2 Chesterfield County Public Library Programs – Chesterfield – Throughout August 3.3 Foster Parent Orientation – Richmond – August 8 3.4 Henricus Early Colonial Virginia Homeschool Day – Chester – Register…

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Mom’s Corner – July 27, 2016

1.1 Article: “Obedience Doesn’t Make Your Child Good” 1.2 Back–to–School Shopping 1.3 Age–Appropriate Coordination and Motor Skills   1.1 Article: “Obedience Doesn’t Make Your Child Good” “Just obey me!” This is a phrase I have said more than once to…

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Opt-Out No Notification

Q. Last year I failed to notify the school board that I was NOT beginning school for my five-year-old.  Is there any special action I should take this year? A. Because compulsory attendance laws apply to children who are age…

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The Homeschool Classroom – July 20, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Helping Your Preschooler Understand Math 2.2 80 Plus Ideas for Toddlers to Learn Through Play   2.1 Helping Your Preschooler Understand Math You can give your preschooler a head start in math with these 10 math…

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