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Planning for Off Days

Posted on Aug 19 2014 by admin

by Kyndra Steinmann   It’s the time of year to plan school for next year. One of the things I’ve realized as I’ve worked on this coming year is that I need to have a plan in place for weeks when life is going to make homeschooling hard! I’ve never been very good at working […]

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Rebuilding the Routine

Posted on Aug 5 2014 by admin

by Kyndra Steinmann Last time I told you how taking a break from school had morphed into taking a break from responsibilities and routines altogether, and how that had given us an unhealthy family atmosphere. We’re on the road to recovery now and I thought I should share with you some of the things we […]

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Five Steps for Successful Homeschool Planning

Posted on Jun 24 2014 by admin

Now that I’m home from the convention and we have finished up our last few subjects, my mind is turning to planning the new year and using all of the materials I purchased in June!   This is our fifth year of homeschooling, and although I’m starting to feel as though I finally have some […]

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Six Steps to Help Boost Your Productivity

Posted on May 16 2014 by admin

by Maiya Drennen   There are so many things that can–and do–get in the way of a productive day. I know that is true for me! So I have come up with a few tips for helping to stay on track and focused for the day ahead: 1. Write out a to-do list. I am […]


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Handling the Stress and Pressure Before Graduation

Posted on Mar 20 2014 by admin

by Maiya Drennen   The months leading up to graduation will quite possibly be some of the most stressful and pressure-filled months of your life. Trying to finish up the last bit of schoolwork, figuring out where to go to college, figuring out if God is leading you to college, and so on, are some […]


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Feeling Behind? That Can Be a Good Thing!

Posted on Mar 18 2014 by admin

So, last June, at the HEAV Convention, you saw these neat books with all kinds of activities and you thought, “Oh wow! The kids would really love these, and we would learn so much, and enjoy it, too!”   So you bought one and pre-ordered one that wasn’t in print yet and then spent a […]

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Days and Hours of Instruction

Posted on Aug 12 2012 by Yvonne Bunn

This post is part of a series titled, “Homeschool Q&A.” The series features questions we’ve received from parents on a variety of topics–and the answers. Q. Should I keep a record of the days and hours of home instruction and if so, to whom do I submit it? A. The compulsory attendance law in §22.1-254(A) […]

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When Life Broadsides Your Homeschool

Posted on Jul 16 2012 by admin

By Vicki Bentley, www.everydayhomemaking.com You had a wonderful plan this fall for a well-rounded education, envisioning academic excellence and character development in your smiling, well-adjusted offspring. But then…It happened (pick one): Your husband got transferred, and you have now moved across country, separated from your family or community support system. Your husband has been deployed, and you […]

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Lesson Planning & Recordkeeping

Posted on Jul 16 2012 by admin

By Vicki Bentley, www.everydayhomemaking.com 1. Set goals for each child (intellectual, physical, spiritual, social – see Luke 2:52). 2. Determine what will be covered this year. 3. Order appropriate materials to accomplish goals. Consider “living” books and life skills. 4. Decide on a “school” schedule. Some suggestions: Many new homeschoolers know only to have “school at home” and don’t realize that […]

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