Around the State – March 22, 2017

2.1 A Child’s Guide to the Orchestra – Richmond – March 25 2.2 WETA Kids Writers and Illustrators Contest – Deadline Is May 1 2.3 Homeschool Day at Spy! – Washington, DC – May 1 2.4 Third Annual Great Education…

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PSAT vs. Standardized Achievement Test

Can the PSAT be used in place of a standardized achievement test for end-of-year homeschool testing in  Virginia? What are the differences between the PSAT and the SAT? On our blog, Yvonne Bunn demystifies Virginia homeschool law and helps beginners…

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The Homeschool Classroom – March 15, 2017

As the weather turns warmer–at least SOME of the time!–many homeschoolers seek to take advantage of the balmier days. What better way to do that than by making a family unit study on weather and water cycles–and maybe even some…

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Thinking Outside the Homeschool Box

by Lynna Sutherland You are a homeschool mom. You already think outside the box. You know that you don’t have to do everything the way most people think they are “supposed” to do it. You’ve mentally worked through the issues…

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Around the State – March 15, 2017

2.1 Barnum & Bailey Circus – Richmond – March 23-26 2.2 Montpelier Homeschool Day – Orange – April 3 2.3 Bill of Rights Institute Teacher Seminars – Washington, DC – Registration Deadline Is Today, March 15 2.4 Bill of Rights Institute…

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Virginia Homeschool Early Graduation

Can I graduate my homeschooled students who are age 16 or 17 under Virginia homeschool law, and do I need to ask permission from the local superintendent? Tune in each week to hear Yvonne Bunn, HEAV’s director of homeschool support,…

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Fun Music Ministry Opportunity!

Volunteer Musicians Wanted HEAV invites you to come and play background music at the 34th Annual HEAV Homeschool Convention! We are looking for experienced musicians to fill the registration lobby with refreshing music throughout the day on Friday and Saturday….

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Help! The Chaos Is Killing My Homeschool!

By Kyndra Steinmann This morning I looked at my desk and decided (yet again) that I needed to spend some time clearing it. Of course, I thought this yesterday, too—and the day before that! Last week, I actually did clear…

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Around the State – March 8, 2017

2.1 Time Travelers: A Free Weekend of Richmond History – Various Locations – March 11 & 12 2.2 Homeschool 101 – Midlothian – Registration Deadline Is March 30 2.1 Time Travelers: A Free Weekend of Richmond History – Various Locations…

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Five Flavors of Homeschooling

by Sonya Shafer Don’t you love to look through recipe websites? I just found a great recipe app for my computer. Now any time I see a recipe I like, I can click and drag it into that app, and…

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Around the State – March 1, 2017

2.1 President Madison Birthday Celebration – King George – March 5 2.2 Threshold Youth & Young Adult Conference – Fredericksburg – April 1 2.3 Fire Safety Education – Chesterfield County   2.1 President Madison Birthday Celebration – King George –…

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The Homeschool Classroom – March 1, 2017

1.1 Article: “How to Overcome Homeschool Insecurity” 1.2 Five Mathematics Websites 1.3 Picture Books for Preschool Math 1.4 Alternatives to Math Worksheets 1.5 Math Games   1.1 Article: “How to Overcome Homeschool Insecurity” Taking on the responsibility for your child’s…

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Six Tips for Teaching the Value of Work

The “Heavy Work” Brain Reset The children are very excited today. It started snowing around noon and has been coming down steadily for several hours. The weather forecaster reports that it should snow heavily in the early evening and continue…

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Around the State – February 22, 2017

2.1 Is Genesis History? Documentary – Richmond – February 23 2.2 Hiding Place Ballet – Harrisonburg – March 4 2.3 Two Harriets: A Conversation Between Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe Theatrical Performance – Richmond – March 24 & 25…

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The Homeschool Classroom – February 22, 2017

1.1 Article: “The Art of Womanliness” 1.2 Lies Believed by the Homeschool Perfectionist 1.3 Hands-on Weather Activities 1.4 One-Year American History Class 1.5 Statistics Resources   1.1 Article: “The Art of Womanliness” There is no shortage of articles written about biblical womanhood….

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Virginia Homeschool Certified Tutor Statute

The requirements of the certified tutor statute are different from those of option IV of the Virginia homeschool statute. Do you know the difference? This week, Yvonne Bunn, HEAV’s director of homeschool support, discusses the circumstances by which Virginia homeschooling…

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Special Needs at the Convention

There’s something for everyone at the HEAV 34th Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention (June 8-10)–and at this month’s Facebook party, we’re focusing on parents of children with special needs. The Exhibit Hall, a one-stop resource for curricula, books, games, puzzles, DVDs,…

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Homeschool Mom, Do You Care Too Much?

by Lynna Sutherland All moms feel the weight of responsibility of caring for and raising their children. Homeschool moms also carry the weight of responsibility for their children’s education. It can be an overwhelming burden that causes some homeschool moms…

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Mom’s Corner – February 15, 2017

1.1 Article: “The Pleasure of Praising Others” 1.2 Wintertime Reading 1.3 Creative Chore Charts for Children   1.1 Article: “The Pleasure of Praising Others” Sometimes we refrain from telling others we appreciate them because doing so seems fake and flat,…

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Around the State – February 15, 2017

3.1 Dislecksia: The Movie – Norfolk – February 25 3.2 Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Side-by-Side Concert with Richmond Symphony – Richmond – February 26 3.3 Young Women’s Leadership Retreat – Ashland – Priority Consideration for Applications Received by March 1…

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The Homeschool Classroom – February 15, 2017

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Winter Color-by-Numbers 2.2 Color-by-Letter Worksheets   2.1 Winter Color-by-Numbers  Kindergarteners can practice number recognition and writing skills with these adorable winter color by numbers worksheets. www.itsybitsyfun.com/winter-color-by-numbers.html Back to top   2.2 Color-by-Letter Worksheets Color–by–letter worksheets can…

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Virginia Homeschool Legislative Update

The HEAV legislative team has reviewed almost 3,000 bills during this legislative session. We are closely following more than 30 bills online and in committee. The trend is for more innovation in education, and we are following numerous bills and…

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Around the State – February 8, 2017

3.1 Black History Heroes, Soldiers, and Spies – North Chesterfield – February 11, Pre-registration Required 3.2 Meet Dr. King – Richmond – February 11, Pre-registration Required 3.3 Society of Women Engineers Richmond Section Scholarship – Application Deadline Is March 1…

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Answering Your Homeschool Questions- Part 3

In this four-part series, a panel of homeschoolers have informally shared some of their teaching tips, thoughts, and experiences on a wide variety of homeschool questions that were submitted to us, which originally ran in the Virginia Home Educator magazine….

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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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