Mom’s Corner – January 18, 2016

1.1 Article: “Recapturing Us in the Midst of Our Rush” 1.2 Methods to Teach Critical Thinking 1.3 Wash Walls the Easy Way   1.1 Article: “Recapturing Us in the Midst of Our Rush” As homeschool moms, we have a lot…

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Q&A Live with Yvonne Bunn!

Welcome! Here is our inaugural live question-and-answer video with Yvonne Bunn, HEAV director of homeschool support! Yvonne writes the widely read Q&A in our e-newsletter, the Virginia Homeschool Update, each week.  This weekly Q&A Live session on Facebook gives you…

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Virginia Homeschool Manual Giveaway!

Have you ever wished you could easily find answers to your homeschooling questions in just ONE resource? Well, now you can! The Virginia Homeschool Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Home Education in Virginia is the most complete, single reference on…

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Testing Accommodations

Q. Can I use testing accommodations for my child who is a struggling reader? A. Unless your child has a documented learning disability, you should comply with the test publisher’s instructions for test administration. Typically, you should test him at…

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Mom’s Corner – January 11, 2017

1.1 Article: “Homeschooling on the Wish it Would Snow Days” 1.2 Teaching Science 1.3 Declutter in 15 Minutes a Day   1.1 Article: “Homeschooling on the Wish it Would Snow Days” Unexpected breaks from formal studies, like snow days, can…

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The Homeschool Classroom – January 11, 2017

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 50 Alphabet Books Reviewed 2.2 Feed the Birds   2.1 50 Alphabet Books Reviewed You can use the books on this list to teach the alphabet to your preschooler. The books on this list are not…

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Around the State – January 11, 2017

3.1 March for Life 2017 – Washington, DC – January 27 3.2 Colonial Williamsburg Homeschool Days – Williamsburg – Advance Registration Deadline Is February 17   3.1 March for Life 2017 – Washington, DC – January 27 Washington Monument Washington,…

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Sick Days and the Unexpected

This past week was supposed to be one of much accomplishment! Co-op is over for the semester, which gives us an extra day at home, and I had plans to catch up on a couple of things as well as…

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The Homeschool Classroom – January 4, 2017

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 No–Prep Fine Motor Skills Activities 2.2 Educational Busy Bags   2.1 No–Prep Fine Motor Skills Activities The development of fine motor skills is crucial for tasks such as writing, cutting with scissors, buttoning shirts, tying shoes,…

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Around the State – January 4, 2017

3.1 Williamsburg Classical Academy Spring Team Member Registration –  Deadline Is TODAY (January 4) 3.2 The College of the Albemarle Performing Arts Center Oklahoma! Auditions – Elizabeth City, NC – January 7 3.3 Homeschool Basics – Palmyra – Registration Deadline…

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Mom’s Corner – January 4, 2017

1.1 Article: “Encouragement for the Homeschooling Mom” 1.2 Online Coupon Websites 1.3 Lighthearted New Year’s Resolutions for Mom   1.1 Article: “Encouragement for the Homeschooling Mom” The start of a new year brings the opportunity for self-reflection. What did we…

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THURSDAY AT THE CONVENTION!

HEART DISSECTION LAB – SCIEXPERIENCE Explore the heart–that marvelous machine that pumps the life-giving river through the many tributaries in our body. Geared toward students ages 13 and up. Students ages 11 and 12 may attend with a parent. Each…

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Around the State – December 14, 2016

3.1 MOCArt Studio – Virginia Beach – Begins January 19 3.2 Princeton University Summer Journalism Program – Princeton, NJ – Registration Deadline Is February 24   3.1 MOCArt Studio – Virginia Beach – Begins January 19 Virginia Museum of Contemporary…

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Mom’s Corner – December 14, 2016

1.1 Article: “The Real Meaning of Christmas” 1.2 Gift Ideas for Tutors, Music Teacher, and Others 1.3 Play Time for Mom   1.1 Article: “The Real Meaning of Christmas” Is it possible to have real joy and peace? All sorts…

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Three Gifts You Can Give Your Children

by Lynna Sutherland ‘Tis the season!  Pinterest, email newsletters, and blogs everywhere are full of gift ideas and wish lists for chlidren. Some folks prefer handmade gifts and some folks would rather shop online. But I have a different kind…

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The Homeschool Classroom – December 14, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Nativity Stained Glass Craft 2.2 Indoor Gross Motor Activity   2.1 Nativity Stained Glass Craft This beautiful stained glass nativity craft has stood the test of time. You will need contact paper, the downloaded nativity silhouette…

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Helping Other Homeschoolers

Q. I’ve finished homeschooling and would like to give back by sharing my experiences. I’m interested in working with new homeschoolers, but may not know all the answers. How can I help? A. As an experienced homeschool parent, you have…

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Around the State – December 7, 2016

3.1 CYT Fredericksburg Production of White Christmas – Spotsylvania – December 9-11 3.2 Court End Christmas – Richmond – December 11 3.3 Such a Time Conference – Toana – Registration Deadline Is December 31 3.4 Food Challenge – Powhatan –…

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Teaching Art to Young Children

by Sharon Jeffus When we think of art for preschool and early elementary, we need to think of fun and adventure. Children this age have a short attention span, and we don’t want to bore them or they will disengage….

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The Homeschool Classroom – December 7, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Simple Nativity Story Drama 2.2 Christmas Decorating with Patterns   2.1 Simple Nativity Story Drama These printable masks are an easy way to have your children act out the nativity story. By acting out a story,…

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Mom’s Corner – December 7, 2016

1.1 Article: “How to Have the Best Christmas Ever with Your Spouse” 1.2 Teaching Your Dyslexic Child to Read 1.3 Peppermint Fluff Dip   1.1 Article: “How to Have the Best Christmas Ever with Your Spouse” Planning is the key…

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Mom’s Corner – November 30, 2016

1.1 Article: “How Can I Raise My Children to Bless Others?” 1.2 Bible Verse Advent Cards 1.3 DIY Cinnamon Ornaments   1.1 Article: “How Can I Raise My Children to Bless Others?” Jenny Herman of ManyHatsMommy.com reminds us that a…

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Around the State – November 30, 2016

3.1 Castle Christmas – Surry – December 10 3.2 Colonial Christmas – Beaverdam – December 10 and 11 3.3 Williamsburg Youth Chorale – Williamsburg – Spring Season Begins January 17 3.4 Current State Representatives Resource   3.1 Castle Christmas –…

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Your Homeschool Questions- Part 2

Scheduling, Time Management, and Home Organization In this series of articles, a panel of homeschoolers has informally shared some of their teaching tips, thoughts, and experiences on a wide variety of homeschool questions that were submitted to us, which originally…

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The Homeschool Classroom – November 30, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Memory Game 2.2 Nativity Story Cube   2.1 Memory Game This sweet, seasonal version of the memory game is a great way to increase your child’s brain development. It is an excellent exercise for your child’s…

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A Full Circle

A story of A Mom inspired to Help Others Homeschool by T.W. I attended my first HEAV convention more than 20 years ago when my oldest was just turning four. I was curious to see what homeschooling was all about….

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My Blessing from HEAV

A story of a Mom inspired to change Her family’s life through homeschooling By Desi Harley When I began homeschooling as a single mother, my family was very much against me. They did not understand why I would be compelled…

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An American Dream

A story of a Family inspired to change their lives through homeschooling My husband and I emigrated from Iraq to the United States in 1995 and God gloriously saved us after we came here. When our son Adam became school…

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