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by Yvonne Bunn

K12 Virtual School

Posted on Sep 22 2014 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. Can K12 be used as a homeschooling curriculum? A. K12 curriculum can be used in one of two ways: 1) as the curriculum for a virtual public school at home; or 2) as the curriculum for a homeschooled student whose parent has complied with the homeschool statute (filed a Notice of Intent.) If a […]

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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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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

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) states that a parent or guardian must send a child to school (public, private, denominational, parochial; or have a child tutored; or provide home instruction) […]

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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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What Your Child Should Know

Posted on Feb 29 2012 by Yvonne Bunn

  Q. How do I find out what my child is supposed to know by the end of each grade? A. The skill subjects are the most important subjects your child should know by the end of the year. For each grade level, you have two types of subjects—skill subjects and non-skill subjects. Math and […]

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