Homeschool Items – June 10, 2015

1.1 Homeschool Freebie – Making the Most of Your Summer Vacation PDF   1.1 Homeschool Freebie – Making the Most of Your Summer Vacation PDF Take advantage of this free downloadable PDF while it is still available at Homeschool Freebie…

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How Should Christians Consider Their First Job?

by Hugh Whelchel Many of your children are venturing into uncharted waters—they are searching for their first jobs. This can be a chaotic time, full of unease and unknowns. How should Christians view job searching from a Biblical perspective? We…

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AP Test

Q. My teen would like to take the Japanese AP exam from the public school next year. They do not offer this course. Can she still take the exam at the school? A. Yes, §22.1-254.1(F) states that local school boards…

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Cool Sites – June 3, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Over 30,000 Biblical Resources 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Maximize Your Shopping at the Thrift Store 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Art Project for a Rainy Day 3.4 Science: Free Bird Study 3.5 Family Fun: Accessible Playgrounds in Virginia 3.6…

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General Interest Items – June 3, 2015

2.1 Colonial Hands-On History Festival – Beaverdam – June 6 2.2 World Ocean Day Celebration – Washington, D.C. – June 7 and 8 2.3 Horse-Themed Mentoring and Discipleship – Catharpin – June 13 2.4 Women’s Retreat – Catharpin – June…

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Homeschool Items – June 3, 2015

1.1 Henricus Home School Day – Chester – Register by June 5   1.1 Henricus Home School Day – Chester – Register by June 5 Henricus Historical Park Chester, VA Thursday, June 11, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m….

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Grading with Grammarly: A Tool for  Compositions

by Pamela Hall Have you ever wished you had a personal editor? I teach creative writing and composition to homeschool kids in my home and at our local cooperative. Often, moms tell me that they don’t feel comfortable editing their…

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Notice of Intent with Questions

Q. My superintendent sent a Notice of Intent with lots of additional questions. What should I do? A. Some school districts develop their own Notice of Intent (NOI) forms. They sometimes ask for more information than the law requires. You…

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Cool Sites – May 27, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Scripture Meditation 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Thrifty Fun in the Summer Sun 3.3 Preschool: Music to Move By 3.4 STEM: Build Their Logic and Number Skills with Puzzles 3.5 Family Fun: Minute to Win It Game Night 3.6…

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General Interest Items – May 27, 2015

2.1 Henricus Family Fun Day – Chester – Register by May 28 2.2 Richmond Kickers Professional Soccer Game – Richmond – June 13 2.3 World War II Field Trip Guide – Online – Ongoing   2.1 Henricus Family Fun Day…

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Homeschool Items – May 27, 2015

1.1 Educator’s Exchange Summer Hours – Richmond – May 18   1.1 Educator’s Exchange Summer Hours – Richmond – May 18 Educator’s Exchange Richmond, VA Summer hours will be Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning May 18,…

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Public School Sports

Q. My son has been asked by a coach to play a varsity sport at our local public high school next year. What should be our expectations that this can happen? What is the timeline for sports access? A. Homeschoolers…

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Lenspiration Community Giveaway

This is a perfect gift for photographers (or photographer wannabes!) Enter to win a one-year membership to the Lenspiration Community for free! This includes online photography training, exclusive forums, shoot-to-serve participation, North American landscape locations map, and special PRO discounts–…

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Liberty University Giveaway

Wow! Liberty University is giving away a $50 ITunes gift card! Liberty U is a convention favorite. Liberty University School of Music is sponsoring the Music Competition and providing master classes at the convention! Be sure to visit Liberty University…

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The BiblioPlan for Families Giveaway

BiblioPlan Early Modern Craft book (e-book) is filled with more than 150 hands on crafts, activities, games, food and more! Created for the BiblioPlan for Families curriculum, this book is useful for any history curriculum! Be sure to visit Biblioplan…

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Analytical Grammar Giveaway #2!

Win a copy of The Eternal Argument by Robin Finley (www.eternalargument.com), a supplemental book to help high schoolers and their teachers study literature more meaningfully. Retail value is $25. Be sure to visit Analytical Grammar in booth #302 at the…

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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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