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Summer Time Schooling

Posted on Jul 8 2014 by admin

by Michelle Crooker Everyone who homeschools is a little bit different.  We may use the same curriculum or have the same basic schedule as a friend, but each one of us does things a little differently. Summertime, for example, can be viewed in various ways. While some people take off for summer break, others will […]

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Henrico County 4-H Team Has “Life Smarts”!

Posted on Mar 24 2014 by admin

On March 7, the Henrico 4-H LifeSmarts Team WYSIWYG (“What You See Is What You Get”) won the 2014 Virginia LifeSmarts competition by narrowly defeating the Marshall High School team of Falls Church, Virginia, in a very close contest held at the Virginia Housing Center in Innsbrook. Members of the winning team include homeschoolers Emma […]


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Motivating Teens

Posted on Feb 9 2014 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. How can I keep my homeschool teen motivated? A. Teens–both boys and girls—are motivated by the things they are interested in doing. Think about what your teen likes to do in his spare time. What he’s interested in doing is usually what he’s good at doing. Try to incorporate a study of his interests […]

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Attending Prom

Posted on Jan 23 2014 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. This is our first year homeschooling, and our eldest son has been told he cannot attend public school events like the prom. Is there a law that allows homeschoolers to participate? A. There is no law that requires a public school to allow a homeschooler to participate in public school extracurricular activities. The law […]

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General Interest Items – July 24, 2013

Posted on Jul 21 2013 by admin

2.1 Virginia County Fairs – Multiple Locations and Dates   2.1 Virginia County Fairs – Multiple Locations and Dates From the Virginia Tourism folks comes this list of county fairs all over the state. See if there is one near you. Have you or your children ever entered a fair with homemade goods or with […]

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Homeschool Items – July 24, 2013

Posted on Jul 21 2013 by admin

1.1 HERE Parent Information Meeting – Yorktown – RSVP by August 13 1.2 Stone-Setters Presentation and Tour – Chesapeake – August 15 1.3 Article: “20 Tips and Ideas for Teaching Reading at Home” 1.4 Summer Boredom Busters – Good Anytime!   1.1 HERE Parent Information Meeting – Yorktown – RSVP by August 13 Tabb Library […]

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General Interest Items – July 17, 2013

Posted on Jul 14 2013 by admin

2.1 Summer Bridge: High School Math Camps – Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads Region – August 12, 14, and 16 and As Arranged   2.1 Summer Bridge: High School Math Camps – Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads Region – August 12, 14, and 16 and As Arranged Private home Virginia Beach (Town Center area), VA […]

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Homeschool Items – July 17, 2013

Posted on Jul 14 2013 by admin

1.1 Titus 2 Moms Kick-off Tea – Richmond – Register by July 17 1.2 Registration: Areté Christian Academy – Mechanicsville – Register by July 31 1.3 Richmond Spirit Varsity Soccer Tryouts – Mechanicsville – Register by July 31 1.4 Dual Enrollment Online at Bluefield College   1.1 Titus 2 Moms Kick-off Tea – Richmond – […]

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General Interest Items – July 10, 2013

Posted on Jul 7 2013 by admin

2.1 New High School Literary Magazine: Estuary – First Edition in July   2.1 New High School Literary Magazine: Estuary – First Edition in July A new literary magazine called Estuary is accepting submissions from high school students. Any high school student, homeschooled or not, may submit work for consideration and possible publication. This magazine […]

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Homeschool Items – July 10, 2013

Posted on Jul 7 2013 by admin

1.1 Arduino Programming Class – Hampton – July 20 1.2 Classical Conversations Information Meetings – Virginia Beach – July 22 1.3 Article – Homeschooling Growing Fast! 1.4 The Teaching Home Resources: Summer Ideas   1.1 Arduino Programming Class – Hampton – July 20 ODU Peninsula Center 600 Butler Farm Road, Suite 2200 Hampton, VA Saturday, […]

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General Interest Items – June 26, 2013

Posted on Jun 22 2013 by admin

2.1 John Adams on the Celebration of America’s Independence – July 4 2.2 FAYM Chorus Camp – Fredericksburg – Best Price by July 5 2.3 Virginia Museum of the Civil War: Jacob Bushong’s Birthday – New Market – August 17 2.4 Shooting Stars Square Dance Club Hoedown – Norfolk – August 17 2.5 Forty or […]

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Homeschool Items – June 26, 2013

Posted on Jun 22 2013 by admin

1.1 REACH Back-to-School Party – Fredericksburg – August 23 1.2 Northern Virginia Home School Symphonic Winds – Fairfax Station – Practices Resume September 11 1.3 The Teaching Home: Family Day Trips and More 1.4 Article – Homeschooling Duties of Fathers 1.5 Field Trip Idea: Bird Carving or Bird Watching – Virginia Beach 1.6 Homeschooling with […]

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General Interest Items – June 19, 2013

Posted on Jun 17 2013 by admin

2.1 Caroline County Agricultural Fair – Ruther Glen – July 10-13   2.1 Caroline County Agricultural Fair – Ruther Glen – July 10-13 Caroline County Agricultural Fair Grounds 8332 County Fair Lane Ruther Glen, VA Wednesday and Thursday, July 10 and 11, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Friday, July 12, from 4 p.m. […]

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Homeschool Items – June 19, 2013

Posted on Jun 17 2013 by admin

1.1 Classical Conversations Information Meetings – Virginia Beach – Begin June 20 1.2 The Teaching Home: End-of-School-Year Activities   1.1 Classical Conversations Information Meetings – Virginia Beach – Begin June 20 RSVP for location details Virginia Beach, VA Thursday, June 20, 2013, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. RSVP to Rebecca Moon at learningmoon@cox.net or […]

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General Interest Items – June 12, 2013

Posted on Jun 10 2013 by admin

2.1 Civil War Day Camp – New Market – Register by July 18   2.1 Civil War Day Camp – New Market – Register by July 18 Virginia Museum of the Civil War 8895 George Collins Parkway New Market, VA Monday through Wednesday, July 22 through 24, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost: […]

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Homeschool Items – June 12, 2013

Posted on Jun 10 2013 by admin

1.1 LIFE Classes – Gainesville – Register by July 1 1.2 The Teaching Home: Homeschool Foundations Series; Part 1 – “The Decision to Homeschool” 1.3 The Bible as Preparation for Next School Year   1.1 LIFE Classes – Gainesville – Register by July 1 Gainesville Presbyterian Church 16127 Lee Highway Gainesville, VA Classes meet from […]

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General Interest Items – June 5, 2013

Posted on Jun 3 2013 by admin

2.1 Virginia Museum of the Civil War Camp – New Market – Register by July 5 2.2 Summer Camp: “That Dance Thing” – Mechanicsville – July 15-19   2.1 Virginia Museum of the Civil War Camp – New Market – Register by July 5 Virginia Museum of the Civil War 8895 George Collins Parkway New […]

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Homeschool Items – June 5, 2013

Posted on Jun 3 2013 by admin

1.1 Article – “How to Create a Learning Lifestyle” 1.2 Article – Advantages in Homeschooling an Only Child   1.1 Article – “How to Create a Learning Lifestyle” Although teaching and learning styles vary, most families tend to reduce or stop formal lessons in the summer. Janice Campbell writes about how to develop a lifestyle […]

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General Interest Items – May 30, 2013

Posted on May 26 2013 by admin

2.1 Henricus Historical Park Camps – Chester – Begin in June; Register Early 2.2 Mini-Terms for College Credit – Oklahoma and Non-Credit Online Option – Oklahoma Program Begins June 18 2.3 International Christian Concern Seeks Interns and Volunteers   2.1 Henricus Historical Park Camps – Chester – Begin in June; Register Early Henricus Historical Park […]

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Homeschool Items – May 30, 2013

Posted on May 26 2013 by admin

1.1 Grace Homeschool Co-op Registration – Fredericksburg – May 31 1.2 Article: Suggestions for Summer Schedules to Prevent Learning Loss   1.1 Grace Homeschool Co-op Registration – Fredericksburg – May 31 Grace Church of Fredericksburg 1141 Heatherstone Drive Fredericksburg, VA Friday, May 31, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Costs will vary according to […]

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General Interest Items – May 22, 2013

Posted on May 18 2013 by admin

2.1 Year of the Historic Home – Virginia – 2013 2.1 Year of the Historic Home – Virginia – 2013 Governor McDonnell has proclaimed 2013 the Year of the Virginia Historic Home to recognize more than 100 historic homes across Virginia. Check the Virginia Tourism website for a listing of many of these fascinating sites and your local […]

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General Interest Items – May 15, 2013

Posted on May 12 2013 by admin

2.1 Peace Officers Memorial Day – United States – May 15 2.2 Rain Barrel Workshop – Newport News – Register by June 7 2.3 Young Writers’ Workshop in the Valley – Winchester – June 27 and/or 28 2.4 Volunteers Wanted: Henricus Historical Park – Chester – Ongoing 2.5 History and Science Camps – Multiple Locations […]

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Homeschool Items – May 15, 2013

Posted on May 12 2013 by admin

1.1 Tri-Cities Home Educators Used Curriculum Sale – Colonial Heights – May 23 1.2 Free: New Charlotte Mason Magazine – Online – Current Issue Available Now 1.3 The Teaching Home – End-of-School-Year Activities 1.4 Classical Conversations Information Meetings – Multiple Locations and Dates 1.5 CHESS Open Registration for New Families – Centreville – May 30-August […]

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General Interest Items – May 8, 2013

Posted on May 5 2013 by admin

2.1 Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Equipment Sales Tax Holiday – Virginia – May 25 through 31   2.1 Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Equipment Sales Tax Holiday – Virginia – May 25 through 31 Virginia, Statewide Saturday, May 25 through Friday, May 31, 2013. Hurricane season in Virginia begins on June 1 annually. To help citizens […]

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Homeschool Items – May 8, 2013

Posted on May 5 2013 by admin

1.1 Home School to College Workshop with Dr. Ellen Fithian – Newport News – May 20 1.2 Grace Homeschool Used Curriculum Sale – Burke – May 17 1.3 CHESS Homeschool Classes – Centreville – May 21 1.4 Teaching Home: Getting the Most from Homeschool Events   1.1 Home School to College Workshop with Dr. Ellen […]

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General Interest Items – May 3, 2013

Posted on Apr 28 2013 by admin

2.1 Herb Tour of Fort Boykin – Isle of Wight – Register by May 10 2.2 Civil War Adventure Camp and Reenactment – New Market – Register by May 13 2.3 Quilting Camp – Waterford – June 10-14   2.1 Herb Tour of Fort Boykin – Isle of Wight – Register by May 10 Fort […]

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Homeschool Items – May 3, 2013

Posted on Apr 28 2013 by admin

1.1 Colonial Poetics and Rhetoric Club Information Meeting – Yorktown – Register by May 13 1.2 Used Curriculum Sale and Homeschool Community Resource Fair – Richmond – May 16 1.3 Lynchburg Museums Homeschool Day – Lynchburg – May 22 1.4 Article: Sam Blumenfeld on “How to Get the Most Out of Homeschool Conventions”   1.1 […]

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General Interest Items – April 24, 2013

Posted on Apr 21 2013 by admin

2.1 “Duck and Cover” Cold War History – Smithfield – Register by May 3 2.2 Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar Events – Richmond – Begin May 4 2.3 Regent University Government Day Camp – Virginia Beach – Best Price by May 31 2.4 Article – “Home Libraries Provide Huge Educational Advantage”   2.1 “Duck […]

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Homeschool Items – April 24, 2013

Posted on Apr 21 2013 by admin

1.1 CHANGE (formerly CHANCE) Co-op Moms’ Meeting – Louisa – May 5 1.2 Richmond Regional Used Curriculum Sale – Richmond – May 20   1.1 CHANGE (formerly CHANCE) Co-op Moms’ Meeting – Louisa – May 5 CHANGE Co-op (Meets at Louisa Baptist Church) 305 E. Main Street Louisa, VA Sunday, May 5, 2013, from 5 […]

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General Interest Items – April 17, 2013

Posted on Apr 15 2013 by admin

2.1 Henricus Educator Events – Chester – Begin April 18 2.2 Holocaust Film with Speakers: “Rewriting History” – Richmond – April 18 2.3 Henricus: Colonial Militia Muster and Games – Chester – April 27   2.1 Henricus Educator Events – Chester – Begin April 18 Henricus Historical Park 251 Henricus Park Road Chester, VA Educator […]

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