Belhaven High Scholars

This fabulous gift pack by Belhaven High Scholars Online Dual Enroll Program includes a Sherpa throw, an insulated mug, a thermos, and a Belhaven High Scholars packet! Valued at $45 Be sure to visit Belhaven High Scholars in booth #706…

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Homeschool in the Woods

Homeschool in the Woods is giving away download of Hands-On History Activity Studies: History of Holidays (download) Be sure to visit Home School in the Woods in booth #725 at the convention! a Rafflecopter giveaway Share/Bookmark

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HEAV Convention Registration Giveaway PLUS

HEAV is giving away a full, family registration to the 32nd Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention PLUS your choice of either “Encouragement with Chocolate” for moms or “Dads & Donuts: Men on a Mission” for dads! It includes all shopping (UCS…

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$50 IEW Gift Certificates

Win one of three, $50 gift certificates for the Institute for Excellence in Writing, an award-winning approach to teaching students how to write well, think clearly, and communicate effectively! Enter for a chance to win! Andrew Pudewa is a convention…

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Learning RX Giveaway – Convention sponsor!

Learning RX is giving away Unlock the Einstein Inside: Applying New Brain Science To Wake Up The Smart In Your Child (print book) by Dr. Ken Gibson, founder of LearningRx. LearningRX is sponsoring our Children’s Program this year! Thanks to…

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World News Group Giveaway—Convention sponsor!

Enter to win one year free of either WORLDteen, WORLDkids, or God’s Big WORLD magazine! World News Group is a keynote sponsor of the convention this year, and also offer a great benefit for HEAV members. Be sure to visit…

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Happy HeArt Books

Enter below for a chance to win the children’s book, Happy Heart: Fill’er Up! (8.5×11, Hardback). Retail value: $15.99 Be sure to visit Happy HeArt Books in booth #1008 at the convention!       a Rafflecopter giveaway Share/Bookmark

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Raising Real Men Mom & Dad Special

Hal and Melanie Young, parents of six boys, wrote the book they couldn’t find when raising their own family: a book founded in the Word of God, but answering the practical question, “What does this look like at home?” This…

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Analytical Grammar Giveaway #1

Enter below to win a copy of “Beyond the Book Report – Season 1“—a fabulous literature study and writing program for middle school! Be sure to visit Analytical Grammar in booth #302 at the convention a Rafflecopter giveaway Share/Bookmark

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Summertime Home School

By Kyndra Steinmann Here in New England spring has suddenly popped into being after months of snow and cold! We’re supposed to have a whole week of seventy degree days and sunshine and my thoughts as well as those of…

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Cool Sites – May 20, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Hebrew Names of God 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Frugal Ideas to Create Your Garden 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Safety Games 3.4 STEM: Encouraging Middle School Girls to Pursue Careers in Engineering 3.5 Family Fun: Pick Strawberries Day Is…

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General Interest Items – May 20, 2015

2.1 Summer Sewing Camps – Henrico – Register by May 29 2.2 Historic Preservation Symposium – Surry – May 30   2.1 Summer Sewing Camps – Henrico – Register by May 29 Fashion Fireflies Sewing & Design School Henrico, VA…

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Homeschool Items – May 20, 2015

1.1 L.I.F.E. (Loving Instruction for Eternity) Co-op Registration – Gainesville – On Going 1.2 Youth Summer Camps – Richmond – Early Bird Discount Extended Through May 1 1.3 Summer Rock Climbing Class for Homeschooling Families – Midlothian – Register by May…

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The Kid Zone: Fun for All

by Michelle Crooker Are you signed up for convention yet? Bringing the family? If you are bringing the children, the question arises, what options are there for them? Kids are welcome in the workshops, Exhibit Hall and Used Curriculum Sale,…

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Evaluator Requirements

Q. What do I need to do to become certified as an evaluator for homeschool students? A. Special training or evaluator certification is not required to become an evaluator for homeschooled students. The testing statute, 22.1-254.1 (C), states the parent…

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Cool Sites – May 13, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Free Christian Books 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Free Stuff Finder 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Schooling in the Garden 3.4 STEM: Human Blood Types Explained 3.5 Electives: Using Formulas in Microsoft Excel 3.6 Homemaking: Create a Fabric Gift Bag…

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General Interest Items – May 13, 2015

2.1 John Marshall House Open House – Richmond – May 28 2.2 Civil War Day Camps – New Market – First Registration Deadline Is July 1   2.1 John Marshall House Open House – Richmond – May 28 The John…

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Homeschool Items – May 13, 2015

1.1 PSAT Registration for Virginia Homeschoolers 1.2 HSLDA 2015 Photography Contest – Entries Accepted June 1-August 1 1.3 Teaching Home: Getting the Most from Homeschool Events   1.1 PSAT Registration for Virginia Homeschoolers Public school systems are required to allow…

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Testing a Kindergartener

Q. I recently received a letter from my county superintendent saying my kindergartener must be tested. I didn’t think I needed to test this year. What should I do? A. Don’t be alarmed by this testing reminder. You have likely…

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Cool Sites – May 6, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: How to Memorize the Bible 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Save Money with These Tips for Taking Family Portraits 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Beginning Letter Sounds Worksheets 3.4 STEM: Mathematics in Literature 3.5 Photography: May Is National Photography Month…

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General Interest Items – May 6, 2015

2.1 Jamestown Day – Williamsburg – May 9 2.2 Lenses, Lights, and Lighthouses – Fort Story – May 10   2.1 Jamestown Day – Williamsburg – May 9 Jamestown Settlement Williamsburg, VA Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 9 a.m. to…

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Homeschool Items – May 6, 2015

1.1 Science Alive in Salem – Winston-Salem, NC – Registration Deadline May 22 1.2 GRACE Curriculum Sale – Burke – May 29 1.3 Classical Conversations 3-Day Practicum – Suffolk – June 22-24   1.1 Science Alive in Salem – Winston-Salem, NC – Registration Deadline May 22…

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Fun Music Ministry Opportunity!

Volunteer Musicians Wanted HEAV invites you to come and play background music at the 32nd 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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Testing and the Composite Score

Q. When testing, do you administer all or part of the standardized achievement test? A. The Virginia homeschool statute, § 22.1-254.1 (C), requires a composite score in or above the 4th stanine on a standardized achievement test. A composite score…

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Cool Sites – April 29, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Daily Devotional 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Getting the Most Out of Used Curriculum Sales 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Make New Words by Changing One Letter 3.4 STEM: Computer Science 3.5 Electives: Free Online Drawing Lessons 3.6 Cooking: “12…

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General Interest Items – April 29, 2015

2.1 Foster Parent Orientation – Richmond – May 11 2.2 Confederate History and Heritage Day – Chesterfield – May 16   2.1 Foster Parent Orientation – Richmond – May 11 Virginia Baptist Resource Center Richmond, VA Monday, May 11, 2015,…

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Homeschool Items – April 29, 2015

1.1 Used Curriculum Sale and More – Richmond – May 7 1.2 Rock Climbing Open House – Midlothian – Register by May 8 1.3 Tri-Cities Home Educators Used Curriculum Sale – Colonial Heights – May 15   1.1 Used Curriculum…

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Testing Level

Q. Which test level should I use to show educational progress? The one for the present year or the one for the year my child will be entering next fall? A. Unless the test publisher gives different ordering instructions, a…

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Support Groups Make the Load Lighter

By Kyndra Steinmann I was talking to my husband the other night while thinking about all of the questions and comments about support groups that have been appearing in my Facebook feed, and I tried to articulate for him what…

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