Mom’s Corner – February 8, 2017

1.1 Article: “How Can You Improve Your Marriage in 2017?” 1.2 Family Emergency Binder 1.3 12 Habits of Highly Productive People   1.1 Article: “How Can You Improve Your Marriage in 2017?” Whether you have a great marriage or a…

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The Homeschool Classroom – February 8, 2017

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Deconstructed Valentines 2.2 Rhyme Time Game Boards   2.1 Deconstructed Valentines  When doing crafts with preschoolers, the process is what matters. At least that’s what Rachelle Doorley, author of the Tinker Lab blog, discovered when she…

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Virginia Homeschool Transcripts

Just what needs to go into a homeschool transcript? Do I need to keep special records for Virginia homeschooling? Get answer to these and other questions in this video by Yvonne Bunn, Home Educator Association of Virginia’s director of homeschool…

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Mom’s Corner – February 1, 2017

1.1 Article: “Have You Ever Been Alone with God?” 1.2 Celebrate Black History Month with Field Trips 1.3 Brain Breaks   1.1 Article: “Have You Ever Been Alone with God?” My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers is a…

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Around the State – February 1, 2017

3.1 Become a 2017 General Assembly Page – Richmond – Through February 24 3.2 Homeschool Family Indoor Rock Climbing Open House – Midlothian – Registration Deadline Is February 3 3.3 Henricus Homeschool Day – Chester – Registration Deadline Is February…

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The Homeschool Classroom – February 1, 2017

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Exploring Light and Prisms 2.2 Learn About the Seasons with Electronic Stickers     2.1 Exploring Light and Prisms Rainbows fascinate most children. You can capitalize on their interest and explore light and prisms by using…

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Virginia Homeschooling and Driver’s Education

This weekly Q&A Live session with Yvonne Bunn answers your homeschool questions about driver’s education for Virginia homeschoolers. Join us on Facebook each Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. to hear a different question each week. Have a question you’d like…

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Mom’s Corner – January 25, 2017

1.1 Article: “Celebrating When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned” 1.2 Free Entrance to National Parks in 2017 1.3 Old–Fashioned Ways to Bond with Your Spouse   1.1 Article: “Celebrating When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned” I suspect the need to make…

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The Homeschool Classroom – January 25, 2017

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Teaching Scissor Skills to Preschoolers 2.2 Discovering the Five Senses with Popcorn   2.1 Teaching Scissor Skills to Preschoolers Small children have a natural curiosity to try things they see their older siblings and parents doing….

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Around the State – January 25, 2017

3.1 Black History Month Celebration – “Community” Exhibit – Richmond – January 27 through February 24 3.2 Old Coast Guard Station Museum Homeschool Days – Virginia Beach – Registration Deadline Is February 6 3.3 Foster Parent Orientation – Chester –…

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God and the History of Art – Barry Stebbing

By Barry Stebbing “Looking at art is one way of listening to God.” ~ Sister Wendy Beckett Growing up as a student of the fine arts, I assumed that I knew a good deal about art history. As the years…

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IEW Gift Certificate Giveaway!

Win a $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 below or a chance to win! Andrew Pudewa is a convention favorite…

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$50 Gift Card by Nancy Manos!

Nancy Manos, special speaker at the  “LeaderLife!” Virginia homeschool leadership conference and the executive director of Arizona Families for Home Education, is giving away a $50 Amazon gift card! Enter below for a chance to win, and be sure to…

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Testing Virginia Homeschoolers

This weekly Q&A Live session with Yvonne Bunn answers your questions about what is required by law for end-of-year testing for Virginia homeschoolers, whether you choose a standardized test or private evaluation! Join us on Facebook each Wednesday afternoon at…

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Teach Public Speaking: One Essential Skill

by Kyndra Steinmann When I was a girl, the homeschool group in Williamsburg/James City County and Charles City Counties in Virginia decided that it would be a good idea to have an annual “Speech Meet.” The idea was that homeschool…

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Around the State – January 18, 2016

3.1 Educator Open House – Norfolk – January 19 3.2 Ordinary Times: Life in Colonial Lanesville – Sterling – February 25 3.3 Richmond Symphony Discovery Concerts – Richmond – Registration Deadline Is March 9   3.1 Educator Open House – Norfolk – January…

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The Homeschool Classroom – January 18, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Winter Preschool Activities 2.2 Building Math Skills by Comparing Numbers   2.1 Winter Preschool Activities This collection of winter activities will keep you and your preschooler busy until spring. There are counting activities, creative art activities,…

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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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