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History to Science

Posted on Oct 14 2014 by admin

by Michelle Crooker This year Six Hands is studying U.S. History. One of the reasons for this is that he requested to do so, but the other reason is because I really wanted to get out of the ancient world. Between Six Hands, Princess, and Bug we have been studying ancient history for several years now. […]

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Nature Study

Posted on Sep 23 2014 by admin

By Michelle Crooker Although we don’t do it nearly often enough, the kids and I enjoy going on nature walks.  Six Hands and I go on plenty of hikes with his scout troop, but there tends to be a difference between a “hike” and a “nature walk.”   The main differences are speed and distance. […]

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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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God Rested

Posted on Jul 1 2014 by admin

Creation Science – Day 7 by Michelle Crooker Well, it has finally come: “Creation Day 7–the Day of Rest!”  I don’t know about you, but pretty much anyone I know who has children could use a bit of rest.  If you missed the first six days of creation, that’s okay; here is a quick review: […]

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God Made Man

Posted on May 28 2014 by admin

Creation Science – Day 6 God Made Man . . . but First, He Made Cattle, Insects, and Wild Animals Hello again, Science Lovers! We are back with day six of our series, Creation Science. Since we did a review last time, let’s just jump right in. So far, we have learned things for Day […]

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The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars in the Sky

Posted on Apr 22 2014 by admin

Creation Science – Day 4 Here we are at day four of creation. At this point, God has made light, separated the waters, and made plants and fruit bearing trees – you can read my previous posts on the HEAV blog – Day 1 – Let there be Light, Day 2 – Separating the Waters, […]

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Plant Science

Posted on Apr 8 2014 by admin

by Michelle Crooker Here is the highly anticipated, anxiously awaited part three in the seven-part “Creation Science” series.  If you missed parts one and two, go check them out: Day 1 – Let there be Light and Day 2 – Separating the Waters.   Day 3: Plant Science “Then God said, ‘Let the waters below […]

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Separating the Waters

Posted on Mar 25 2014 by admin

by Michelle Crooker This post is part two of my seven-part, days-of-creation science series. If you missed the first part you can go back and read Creation Science Day 1 – Let There Be Light. Day 2: Separating the Waters “Then God said, ‘Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and […]

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So What is a Chemical Reaction Anyway?

Posted on Feb 11 2014 by admin

With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, it makes sense that our thoughts turn to sweets and treats and good things to eat. However, in order to make sure you don’t ruin your appetite, this time we are going to have some fun with things that aren’t sweet–baking soda and vinegar!   I did this experiment first […]

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It Melts in Your Mouth and Your Hands, and…

Posted on Nov 12 2013 by admin

by Michelle Crooker This experiment is pretty simple—it only requires one thing, and that one thing is tasty! Now, before we get too far, I do want to tell you one of my science rules. I tell this to all of the co-op classes that I have taught, and to my own children when they […]

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Sink or Float?

Posted on Oct 8 2013 by admin

In this new, semi-weekly feature, Michelle Crooker, a veteran homeschooling mom and writer of the blog “Homeschooler on the Edge,” will share a science lesson or field trip to help engage your young student in a hands-on, fascinating learning experience.   Today, with the help of Bug (age 5) and Princess (age 8)  we are […]

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The Natural Bridge

Posted on Aug 26 2013 by admin

Homeschool Recognition Day An HEAV-Sponsored Event!  Location: Natural Bridge, Virginia Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013 Cost: $15/student Description: Visit this national historic landmark on a day designed just for home educators! Explore the Natural Bridge and caverns and the “Butterflies at the Bridge.” Discover the  authentic Monacan Indian Village exhibit.  Walk through history in the […]

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Homeschool Items February 13, 2013

Posted on Feb 10 2013 by admin

1.1 Homeschool Day at Regent University – Virginia Beach – Register by February 19 1.2 Richmond Spirit Girls Varsity Soccer – Mechanicsville – Register by February 28 1.3 Nature Investigations – Multiple Locations – First Deadline Is March 3 1.4 Early Bird Registration: Generation Joshua iGovern East – Purcellville – Best Price by April 5 […]

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Cool Sites – November 7, 2012

Posted on Nov 4 2012 by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Free Instilling Biblical Character E-book 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Sale Candy Makes Inexpensive Holiday Wreaths 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Article – “Hey Parents–Why the Rush???” 3.4 Technology: Free (Bad) Apps Can Steal Your Data 3.5 Family: November is National Adoption Month 3.6 Geography: Geography Awareness Week 3.7 DIY: “Teen Finishes His Own Mortgage-free Tiny House at […]

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Cool Sites – October 31, 2012

Posted on Oct 28 2012 by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Scripture Prayers Before–and After–the Election 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Free Printable Grocery Lists 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Learn the Colors of the Rainbow 3.4 Math and Science: The Science Mom (Has Math Too) 3.5 Cooking: Hearty Fall Soups   3.1 Christian Resources: Scripture Prayers Before–and After–the Election The election is less than a […]

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Cool Sites – October 10, 2012

Posted on Oct 7 2012 by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Clergy Appreciation Month – October 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Cleaning and Home Repairs 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Twelve Play Dough Activities 3.4 Cooking: Produce in Season Charts 3.5 Fun: Fall Family Fun 3.6 Geography: Free D.C. United Soccer Geography Packet   3.1 Christian Resources: Clergy Appreciation Month – October Show your appreciation to a […]

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Cool Sites – October 3, 2012

Posted on Sep 30 2012 by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Limit the Internet and Reconnect to God 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: 16 Clever Uses for Binder Clips 3.3 Preschool Through Third Grade: Dental Unit Study 3.4 Learning Fun and Family Adventures: Fall in Virginia 3.5 Cooking: National Apple Month – October   3.1 Christian Resources: Limit the Internet and Reconnect to God In […]

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Cool Sites – September 26, 2012

Posted on Sep 22 2012 by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Daily Devotionals by E-mail 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Free Printable Planners, Checklists, and More 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: 13 Simple Learning Activities Using Balls 3.4 Math: XtraMath 3.5 Homemaking: Tips from Heloise on Household Sponge Safety 3.6 Technology: Pics4Learning 3.7 English: National Library Card Month – September 3.8 Government: Presidential Debates 3.9 Family: Free […]

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Homeschool Items – September 26, 2012

Posted on Sep 22 2012 by admin

1.1 Culpeper Parents of Children with Special Needs Support Group – Culpeper – Various Dates 1.2 Article – September Surprises for Homeschoolers 1.3 The Teaching Home – Government   1.1 Culpeper Parents of Children with Special Needs Support Group – Culpeper – Various Dates Culpeper County Library 271 Southgate Shopping Center Culpeper, VA Monday, October […]

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Cool Sites – September 19, 2012

Posted on Sep 16 2012 by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Sermons on the Underground Church by Richard Wurmbrand 3.2 Thrifty Ideas and Homemaking: Stain Removal for Yucky Stains 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Indoor Bowling 3.4 Science: Eggstraordinary Science Eggsperiments 3.5 Reference: Create a Home Library 3.6 Music: Free Gershwin Unit Study 3.7 History: Revolutionary War Lapbook 3.8 History: Memorize the (U.S. Constitution) […]

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Cool Sites – September 12, 2012

Posted on Sep 9 2012 by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: 11 Simple Theological Terms We All Need to Know 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: $5 Dinners 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Indoor Camping Trip 3.4 Science: Hurricane Central 3.5 Homeschooling: Classical Curriculum List 3.6 Sewing: Sewing Simple Rainbows 3.7 Geography: Israeli Culture for Kids 3.8 Reference: “Short List of Books We Could Not Do Without” […]

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General Interest Items – September 12, 2012

Posted on Sep 9 2012 by admin

2.1 Free Goochland Farms Tour – Goochland Area – September 15 2.2 Henricus 1611 Publick Days - Chester – September 15 and 16 2.3 Free2BMe After School Club – Richmond – Ongoing 2.4 Rain Barrel Workshop – Newport News – Register by September 21 2.5 Go Green Expo – Newport News – September 22 2.6 Beautiful Brokenness Events – […]

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Homeschool Items – September 12, 2012

Posted on Sep 9 2012 by admin

1.1 Living History for Homeschool Students – Brookneal – Register by September 17 1.2 WeatherFest – Roanoke – October 19 (Reserve Now!) or 20 1.3 Northern Virginia Generation Joshua Club – Manassas – Underway 1.4 College Placement Test Dates 1.5 Articles – Homeschooling on a Budget   1.1 Living History for Homeschool Students – Brookneal – […]

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