Around the State – April 6, 2016

3.1 Open House & Camp Registration – Haymarket – April 9 3.2 SVCC (Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir) Spring Choirs – Harrisonburg – Registration Deadline Is April 11 3.3 Jefferson Lab Open House – Newport News – April 30 3.4 Henricus Home School Day…

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Literati for Homeschoolers in Virginia

Did you know you can access encyclopedias, fact books, and other resources–PLUS get tutoring help from home—FREE from your public library? Find out all about it when you access one of the online webinars for a 45-minute overview Literati. Take…

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Mom’s Corner – April 6, 2016

1.1 Article: “5 Things That Really Matter in Your Child’s Education” 1.2 DIY Spice Mixes and Sauces 1.3 Household 10-Minute Repairs   1.1 Article: “5 Things That Really Matter in Your Child’s Education” Am I doing this right? Are we…

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Keeping Records

Q. Am I required to keep any records for my homeschooled children? A. Virginia homeschool law does not require you to keep your children’s work or maintain academic records. These are private documents and you are not required to submit…

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The Homeschool Classroom – March 30, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Blooming Trees Craft 2.2 Books Your Kids Will Love 2.1 Blooming Trees Craft You can help your child create beautiful blooming trees just like the ones they see in spring using this list of art projects….

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Mom’s Corner – March 30, 2016

1.1 Article: “Declaring Curriculum Bankruptcy and Two Other Ways to Deal with Being Behind in Homeschool” 1.2 Scholastic Warehouse Sales 1.3 Handy Kitchen Cheat Sheet   1.1 Article: “Declaring Curriculum Bankruptcy and Two Other Ways to Deal with Being Behind…

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Around the State – March 30, 2016

3.1 2016 NCFCA Battle of Fredericksburg – March 31 3.2 Home School Arts Classes at Pine Camp – Richmond – Registration Deadline Is March 24 3.3 Asaph Dance Ensemble 30th Anniversary Gala Performance – Manassas – April 3 3.4 “Two…

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Mom’s Corner – March 23, 2016

1.1 Article: “Learning to Cast our Cares…” 1.2 Road Trip Activities 1.3 30-Minute Spring Cleaning Projects   1.1 Article: “Learning to Cast our Cares…” What does it mean to cast our cares on Jesus? Heather Haupt offers an object lesson…

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Around the State – March 23, 2016

3.1 Alpha Theatre and Arts Summer Drama Camp – Midlothian – Registration Deadline Is March 30 3.2 Homeschooling 101 Seminar – Fredericksburg – March 30 3.3 Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art Studio – Virginia Beach – Registration Deadline Is April 11…

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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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