Around the State – October 28, 2015

3.1 Foster Parent Orientation – Richmond – November 9 3.2 Henricus Historical Park Activities – Chester – November 21 & 28   3.1 Foster Parent Orientation – Richmond – November 9 Virginia Baptist Resource Center Richmond, VA Monday, November 9,…

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The Homeschool Classroom – October 28, 2015

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Bears and Hibernation 2.2 Spider Web Art   2.1 Bears and Hibernation Where do bears go in the winter? Teach your preschooler about bears and hibernation with this list of books. www.pre-kpages.com/bears-hibernation-theme-preschool Search for additional ideas…

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Mom’s Corner – October 28, 2015

1.1 Article: “Your Child Is Your Neighbor” 1.2 Scents of the Season 1.3 Copycat Recipes to Satisfy Your Cravings   1.1 Article: “Your Child Is Your Neighbor” When asked by an expert in the law, “What is the greatest commandment?”…

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Around the State – October 21, 2015

3.1 Short Story Contest – Gaithersburg, MD – Deadline Is February 19, 2016   3.1 Short Story Contest – Gaithersburg, MD – Deadline Is February 19, 2016 Grounds of Gaithersburg City Hall Gaithersburg, MD Deadline for submission is Friday, February…

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The Homeschool Classroom – October 21, 2015

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Hands-on Math for Preschoolers 2.2 Melted Crayon Pumpkin Decoration   2.1 Hands-on Math for Preschoolers For preschoolers, who have very short attention spans, these activity-based math lessons are fun ways to teach important math concepts. http://teachingmama.org/15-hands-on-math-activities-preschoolers…

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Mom’s Corner – October 21, 2015

1.1 Article: “Allow Yourself to Rest” 1.2 50 Calorie-Conscious Pumpkin Recipes 1.3 Article: “New Research Shows Quebec Daycare Harms Children” 1.4 YouTube Art Instruction   1.1 Article: “Allow Yourself to Rest” Do you find resting hard? Do activities and responsibilities…

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Around the State – October 14, 2015

3.1 Homeschool Day at Green Hand Farm Park – Gloucester – Registration Deadline Is November 1 3.2 Upward Basketball & Cheerleading – Richmond – Registration Deadline Is November 7 3.3 The Nutcracker – Roanoke – Deadline Is November 10 3.4…

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The Homeschool Classroom – October 14, 2015

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Ideas for Play-Based Learning 2.2 Free Preschool Worksheets   2.1 Ideas for Play-Based Learning What comes more naturally to a preschooler than play? Why not take advantage of this natural tendency and teach while having fun?…

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Mom’s Corner – October 14, 2015

1.1 Article: “Home Schooling with Diligence” 1.2 Identifying Learning Styles 1.3 Simple Knitting Patterns   1.1 Article: “Home Schooling with Diligence” Merriam-Webster defines diligence as “persevering application.” What does diligence have to do with homeschooling? Everything, says Peggy Ployhar. She…

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One School Refuses to Accept ACT and SAT Scores

Here is a great reminder of the freedom we have as homeschool families to innovate–let’s not fall into the trap of doing school at home and teaching to the tests. “If we reduce education to the outcomes of a test,…

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October 9 is Fire Prevention Day!

October 9 Is Fire Prevention Day Fire prevention week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which began on October 8 but did most of its damage on October 9, 1871. For that reason, Fire Prevention Day…

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Around the State – October 7, 2015

3.1 Barnes & Noble Educator Appreciation Days – Virginia Beach – October 10-18 3.2 Barnes & Noble Educator Appreciation Days – Fredericksburg – October 10-18 3.3 Christmas on the Farm – New Market – December 5   3.1 Barnes &…

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The Homeschool Classroom – October 7, 2015

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Fall Activities for Kids 2.2 Free Apple Activity and Printable Pack   2.1 Fall Activities for Kids This list of fall learning resources and activities for kids has links to free unit studies, printables, suggested fall…

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Mom’s Corner – October 7, 2015

1.1 Article: “Is Your Soul Being Held Hostage by Hustle?” 1.2 Simplify Your Laundry Routine 1.3 Free Parenting Book by J. C. Ryle   1.1 Article: “Is Your Soul Being Held Hostage by Hustle?” Have you ever had your day…

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The Homeschool Classroom – September 30, 2015

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Teaching a Pencil Grip 2.2 124 Activities to Do with Your Preschooler   2.1 Teaching a Pencil Grip Getting a good start is a key to learning just about anything! Give your preschooler a good start…

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Mom’s Corner – September 30, 2015

1.1 Article: “When There’s No Time to Smell the Flowers” 1.2 Easy Fall Decorating 1.3 Biblical Measurements   1.1 Article: “When There’s No Time to Smell the Flowers” Do you always feel rushed? Are you always planning for the next…

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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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