The Homeschool Classroom – November 16, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Paper Plate Animals 2.2 Developing Fine Motor Skills   2.1 Paper Plate Animals Your children will have fun creating and playing with these 20 paper plate animals. You will find instructions for a turkey, a chicken,…

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Around the State – November 16, 2016

3.1 Homeschool Through High School – Midlothian – November 19 3.2 BBB Student of Integrity Scholarship Awards – Submission Deadline is January 27, 2017   3.1 Homeschool Through High School – Midlothian – November 19 Sycamore Presbyterian Church Midlothian, Virginia…

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Learning to Read Is Like Learning to Speak

by Kyndra Steinmann Lately the toddler tornado has been experiencing a language explosion! Every day or two she has a new couple of words, and she is constantly trying to string them into phrases and getting frustrated when her attempts…

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Mom’s Corner – November 16, 2016

1.1 Article: “The Heart of Thanksgiving PIE” 1.2 Thankful for Homeschooling 1.3 Time–Saving Tips for Household Cleaning   1.1 Article: “The Heart of Thanksgiving PIE” Thankfulness is a quality that must be encouraged. Taryn at Hip Homeschool Moms shares her…

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Homeschool Strong. Giving Tuesday.

#HomeschoolStrong. #GivingTuesday. Do you cherish your homeschool freedoms? Here’s a chance to make a difference on #GivingTuesday, November 29! Help Us Turn an Ordinary Tuesday into a Special Event. #GivingTuesday, celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber…

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Around the State – November 9, 2016

3.1 Sushi Samurai – Midlothian – November 10 3.2 Parent Child Sushi Making – Midlothian – November 14 3.3 National History Bee Registration – Registration Deadline Is December 18 3.4 Chesterfield Library Children’s Activities – Chesterfield County – Ongoing  …

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Mom’s Corner – November 9, 2016

1.1 Article: “Preparing Your Mind, Heart, and Soul for the Holidays” 1.2 Thanksgiving Dinner Preparation Guide 1.3 60 Pie Recipes for the Holidays   1.1 Article: “Preparing Your Mind, Heart, and Soul for the Holidays” The holidays will have come…

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The Homeschool Classroom – November 9, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Turkey Craft 2.2 Pumpkin Experiment   2.1 Turkey Craft This cute little turkey will make a great addition to your holiday décor, and your preschooler will be thrilled to contribute. This gobbler is made from brown…

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Around the State – November 2, 2016

3.1 Christians in Government – Newport News – Registration Deadline Is November 1 3.2 Central Virginia Homeschool Athletic Association Patriots Middle School Baseball Assessments – Henrico – November 3 and 4 3.3 Treachery and Treason: Agecroft Hall and John Marshall…

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Mom’s Corner – November 2, 2016

  1.1 Article: “Rebooting Your Spiritual Life After a Hard Year” 1.2 Bible–Based Thanksgiving Printables for the Entire Family 1.3 Discover History on These Hikes   1.1 Article: “Rebooting Your Spiritual Life After a Hard Year” We sometimes think that…

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Homeschool Classroom – November 2, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Initial Sounds Turkey Printables 2.2 Thanksgiving Books and Activities   2.1 Initial Sounds Turkey Printables These cute turkey printables will encourage your preschoolers to practice the sounds for the letters of the alphabet. This printable includes…

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Answering Your Homeschool Questions – Part I

In this series of articles, a panel of homeschoolers have informally shared some of their teaching tips, thoughts, and experiences on a wide variety of homeschool questions that were submitted to us. The first in a four-part series, this post…

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Mom’s Corner – October 26, 2016

1.1 Article: “Feel Like Everyone Else’s Home School Is Perfect? Read this…” 1.2 Parenting Resources 1.3 DIY Pumpkin Spice Candle   1.1 Article: “Feel Like Everyone Else’s Home School Is Perfect? Read this…” Theodore Roosevelt said, “Comparison is the thief…

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The Homeschool Classroom – October 26, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 100 Suggested Books to Read to Preschoolers 2.2 Color Booklet   2.1 100 Suggested Books to Read to Preschoolers This list, while in no way is complete, has suggestions for classics as well as newer publications. The…

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Around the State – October 26, 2016

3.1 Idea Lab: Rockets and Motion – Powhatan – November 3 and 10 3.2 Foster Parent Orientation – Chester – November 14 3.3 Christmas on the Farm – New Market – December 3   3.1 Idea Lab: Rockets and Motion…

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Ten Things Every Homeschooler Should Remember

by Kathie Morrissey Regardless of how qualified you may or may not feel, the best teacher God can provide for your children is YOU, their parent. As parents, we know our children best, and we love them more than any…

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Vaccine Exemption Final Vote Scheduled

On Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at 10 a.m., the Joint Commission on Healthcare (JCHC) will take a final vote on whether to recommend the religious exemption to vaccination be removed from the Code of Virginia.  The last public meeting and vote of the…

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Mom’s Corner – October 19, 2016

1.1 Article: “Better Than ‘I Will Pray for You’ ” 1.2 DIY Dry Erase Table 1.3 Kick the Can and Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree   1.1 Article: “Better Than ‘I Will Pray for You’ ” We all have the…

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Around the State – October 19, 2016

3.1 “Strong Men and Women in Virginia History” Student Writing Contest – Submission Deadline Is November 11 3.2 Athletic Facility Available for Rental Use – Falls Church   3.1 “Strong Men and Women in Virginia History” Student Writing Contest –…

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The Homeschool Classroom – October 19, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Exploring Pumpkins with Our Five Senses 2.2 Math and Literacy Worksheet Download   2.1 Exploring Pumpkins with Our Five Senses You can teach your child about the five senses using this downloadable worksheet. As they dictate…

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Around the State – October 12, 2016

3.1 Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park Fun Runs and Nature Walks – Appomattox – Various Dates 3.2 Central Virginia Homeschool Athletic Association Patriots Varsity and JV Baseball Assessments – Henrico – October 24 & 25 3.3 “The Holy Bible and…

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The Homeschool Classroom – October 12, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Falling for Fall 2.2 Pumpkin Math and Engineering 2.1 Falling for Fall You will never see fall the same way again after seeing it through the eyes of a preschooler. These fun fall activities will help…

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Mom’s Corner – October 12, 2016

1.1 Article: “How to Create Unity in Your Marriage” 1.2 Slow Cooker Recipes 1.3 Missionary Biographies for All Ages   1.1 Article: “How to Create Unity in Your Marriage”” The best thing you can do for your children is to…

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Around the State – October 5, 2016

3.1 Artober Ndebele Rain Barrels – Richmond – October 7 3.2 Communicators for Christ Conference – Davidsonville, Maryland – Early Registration Deadline Is October 13 3.3 Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibit “ARTE!” – Richmond – Open Through October 21 3.4 The…

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Mom’s Corner – October 5, 2016

1.1 Article: “When It’s Hard to be Patient with God’s Perfect Plan” 1.2 Teaching Logic 1.3 Reading Level Assessment   1.1 Article: “When It’s Hard to be Patient with God’s Perfect Plan” Trusting God’s perfect timing can be tough. Maribeth…

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The Homeschool Classroom – October 5, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Pumpkin Puzzles 2.2 Fall for These Art Projects 2.1 Pumpkin Puzzles These cute pumpkin puzzles will keep your preschooler counting and will help with number recognition. You can use real pumpkin seeds for the ten frames….

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That’s Not My Job!

I’ve been pondering this a bit lately: at what point or at what age do we need to tell our children that certain things are their responsibility and we will no longer carry the burden for them? We love our…

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Mom’s Corner – September 28, 2016

1.1 Article: “How Can I Learn to Savor Life?” 1.2 Event Scheduling 1.3 Not a Morning Person   1.1 Article: “How Can I Learn to Savor Life?” “Time marches on,” “stop and smell the roses,” “there are not enough hours…

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