Mom’s Corner – October 12, 2016

1.1 Article: “How to Create Unity in Your Marriage” 1.2 Slow Cooker Recipes 1.3 Missionary Biographies for All Ages   1.1 Article: “How to Create Unity in Your Marriage”” The best thing you can do for your children is to…

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Finding “The Best Way” and Other Mommy-Myths

by Lynna Sutherland At a certain point in my parenting journey, I realized that I was often driven by a desire to find the “one right answer” to every mothering choice or practice. I wrote here about my previous understanding…

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Around the State – October 5, 2016

3.1 Artober Ndebele Rain Barrels – Richmond – October 7 3.2 Communicators for Christ Conference – Davidsonville, Maryland – Early Registration Deadline Is October 13 3.3 Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibit “ARTE!” – Richmond – Open Through October 21 3.4 The…

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Testing Before Homeschooling

Q. I moved from out of state and filed a Notice of Intent for the first time. The superintendent’s office replied that I needed to send in test scores before they could accept my NOI. Is this correct? A. No, this…

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Mom’s Corner – October 5, 2016

1.1 Article: “When It’s Hard to be Patient with God’s Perfect Plan” 1.2 Teaching Logic 1.3 Reading Level Assessment   1.1 Article: “When It’s Hard to be Patient with God’s Perfect Plan” Trusting God’s perfect timing can be tough. Maribeth…

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The Homeschool Classroom – October 5, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Pumpkin Puzzles 2.2 Fall for These Art Projects 2.1 Pumpkin Puzzles These cute pumpkin puzzles will keep your preschooler counting and will help with number recognition. You can use real pumpkin seeds for the ten frames….

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That’s Not My Job!

I’ve been pondering this a bit lately: at what point or at what age do we need to tell our children that certain things are their responsibility and we will no longer carry the burden for them? We love our…

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Mom’s Corner – September 28, 2016

1.1 Article: “How Can I Learn to Savor Life?” 1.2 Event Scheduling 1.3 Not a Morning Person   1.1 Article: “How Can I Learn to Savor Life?” “Time marches on,” “stop and smell the roses,” “there are not enough hours…

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New Address Notification

Q. I moved and filed a new Notice of Intent. I also sent written notice to the previous superintendent that we moved out of his county. He responded in a letter that in order to comply with the law, I…

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Around the State – September 28, 2016

3.1 Science Museum of Virginia Math Exhibit – Richmond – Open Through January 29, 2017 3.2 Living History Weekend at Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown – Beaverdam – October 1-2 3.3 Young Writers’ Workshop – Winchester – October 15 3.4 Spirits of…

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The Homeschool Classroom – September 28, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Fall Coloring Pages and Worksheets 2.2 Fun Science Activities   2.1 Fall Coloring Pages and Worksheets Look no further than the Twisty Noodle website to customize and print fall worksheets for your preschoolers. You can customize…

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Trying to Fit it All in

By Sonya Shafer There was once a man named Bill who decided to go for a walk. A long walk. More of a hike, really. You see, he wanted to walk from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail. A…

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Support HEAV Through the CVC!

From October 5 through December 30, state or university employees can support HEAV through the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC)! The CVC is the annual workplace-giving program that enables state employees to support their favorite causes. Through the CVC, employees…

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We’ve Come a Long Way

Doubts about homeschooling? It happens to all of us sometimes. Even the best-laid plans may need revision after a few weeks of real-life homeschooling. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources and encouragement to be found through HEAV, on social media,…

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Graduating Early

Q. Is it possible to graduate my 16-year-old Virginia homeschooled teen early since she has completed all her high school work, including several dual-enrollment college classes? Do I need permission from the superintendent?   A. Yes, you can graduate your…

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The Homeschool Classroom – September 21, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Ideas for Fire Safety Month in Preschool 2.2 Apple, Apples, and More Apples   2.1 Ideas for Fire Safety Month in Preschool Children are naturally curious about the big red fire trucks. You can use their…

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Around the State – September 21, 2016

3.1 Christian College Fair – Norfolk – October 3 3.2 Galileo’s Science Cafe – Manassas – Multiple Dates 3.3 HSLDA Essay Contest – Submission Deadline Is November 1   3.1 Christian College Fair – Norfolk – October 3 Norfolk Christian…

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When the First Day Goes Badly

When the First Day Goes Badly By Kyndra Steinmann I see all the pictures in my newsfeed of happily smiling children getting ready for school. Of homeschool classrooms filled with busy play, or diligent workers. I smile because we’ve had…

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Mom’s Corner – September 21, 2016

1.1 Article: “6 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Read (And Like It)” 1.2 Inventive Ideas for Your Homeschool 1.3 Charts with Baking Tips   1.1 Article: “6 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Read (And Like It)” Reading does…

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The Homeschool Classroom – September 14, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Creative Painting Techniques for Preschool 2.2 Weather Unit Study   2.1 Creative Painting Techniques for Preschool Painting can be such an exciting activity for preschoolers. What preschooler can resist the opportunity to place bright colors on…

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Around the State – September 14, 2016

3.1 Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park Fun Runs and a Nature Walk – Appomattox – Various Dates 3.2 Bluefield College Fine Arts Community School – Bluefield – Fall Semester 3.3 Virginia Living Museum Homeschool Day – Newport News – Registration…

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Mom’s Corner – September 14, 2016

1.1 Article: “When You Blink and Your Babies Are Big (on Embracing a New Season)” 1.2 Virginia’s Fall Festivals 1.3 Freeze-Ahead Breakfasts   1.1 Article: “When You Blink and Your Babies Are Big (On Embracing a New Season)” It may…

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Withdrawal in Person

Q. Does the law require a parent to withdraw his child in person from public school? A. The law does not specifically address the procedure for withdrawing a child from public school. Each school district has its own withdrawal policy. Some…

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Tools for Tackling Anger

The alarm goes off. As much as I would like to ignore it, I’m a “good girl,” so I get up, shuffle through morning grooming, and plod downstairs. Bible and first cup of coffee in hand, I sink into the…

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Mom’s Corner – September 14, 2016

1.1 Article: “How to Begin a Daily Quiet Time in 5 Easy Steps” 1.2 Memorization for Improved Academics 1.3 Fall Activities for the Entire Family   1.1 Article: “How to Begin a Daily Quiet Time in 5 Easy Steps” Most…

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Around the State – September 7, 2016

3.1 Homeschool Family Rock Climbing Open House – Midlothian – Registration Deadline Is September 9 3.2 Teacher’s Institute Rally Camp – Petersburg – Registration Deadline Is September 16 3.3 Pamplin Historical Park Homeschool Day – Petersburg – September 22 3.4…

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Back to School

by Kathy Kuhl Do schools know best? Should we do it their way? Some of us wonder if our children might be better off in school, even if we don’t like to say that out loud. Every family needs to…

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Driver’s Ed District 8

Q. Are homeschoolers in Planning District 8 required to complete and to sign the “Parent/Teen Driving Agreement” included with the “Affirmation of Completion” form? A. Only teens and parents residing in Planning District 8 (the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun,…

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The Homeschool Classroom – September 7, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Reading Games 2.2 Using Literature to Introduce STEM to Your Preschoolers 2.1 Reading Games Are you searching for creative ways to reinforce reading skills with your emerging reader? These homemade reading games and activities are designed…

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Immunizations and Religious Exemption

Q. Is a vaccination exemption included in a religious exemption? A. No, a vaccination exemption is NOT part of a religious exemption from compulsory school attendance. A parent can have a religious exemption and not have an exemption from vaccinations….

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