Every Problem Is a Leadership Problem

by Royce White My first day at my first job… I was feeling great. I was the night manager of a telephone sales office for subscriptions at a local newspaper. My job wasn’t to sell, but to manage a room…

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Around the State – December 12, 2017

1. “Plant Medicine” Lecture and Nature Walk – Stratford – December 16 2. Sensory Friendly Christmas Village Program – Vienna – December 16 3. Kid Healthy Ideas Program – Various Locations – Multiple Dates Beginning January 3 4. Virginia Outdoor Writers…

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First-Time Convention Speaker: Kathy Koch

It’s all about self-respect, self-control, and respect for others.” – Dr. Kathy Kathy Koch (Celebrate Kids) is speaking at the HEAV Virginia Homeschool Convention for the first time! Dr. Kathy Koch (pronounced “cook”), as the founder and president of Celebrate…

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Around the State – December 5, 2017

1. “Virginia Prepares for War” Lecture – Chesterfield – December 9 2. Appomattox Court House Holiday Open House – Appomattox – December 10 3. Dickens’ Christmas Towne – Norfolk – Multiple Dates Through December 31 4. High School Symposium –…

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Learning to Give – Homemade Gifts and Crafts

Learning to Give – Homemade Gifts and Crafts A lot of children are very familiar with the joy of receiving gifts—especially around holiday time! But these handmade gifts are beautiful tools to help you show that the joy of giving…

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New Member Benefit!

Always First Driving Academy Discount NEW! HEAV members now receive up to a 25% discount on Always First Driving Academy Online, Classroom, and Behind-the-Wheel classes! Always First Driving Academy has been training teen and adult drivers for more than 16 years,…

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Introducing HEAV Convention Keynote John Stonestreet!

              John Stonestreet HEAV Convention Keynote! For the first time, The ColsenCenter for Christian Worldview’s John Stonestreet is coming to the HEAV convention (June 7-9, 2018)! A Speaker As the president of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, John’s passion…

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Third Double-Match Challenge–Yay!!

<a href=”https://homeeducatorsassociationvirginia.formstack.com/forms/gt_mp3_gift3″ title=”Online Form”>Online Form – Giving Tuesday Goal 3</a> Contact Form Generator Can’t see the form? Click here.

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Around the State – November 28, 2017

1. “A Nutcracker Christmas” Holiday Open House – Chesterfield – December 2 2. STEM Saturdays – Hampton – Multiple Dates 3. The Hail-storm: John Dabney in Virginia – Richmond – December 7 4. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Purcellville…

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Advent Activities for the Whole Family

Advent is a time of anticipation and reflection. This year, Advent begins on Sunday, December 3, and ends on Sunday, December 24, although a lot of Advent plans include daily activities, crafts, or readings beginning the first of the month….

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Getting Connected

Q. I’m planning to homeschool in January. What is the best way to get my questions answered, connect with other homeschoolers, and find out about homeschool events? A. Connecting with other homeschoolers is a great way to begin. Not only…

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Around the States – November 14, 2017

1. “Genealogy Research: Researching Online” Lecture – Chesterfield – November 18 2. “Thinking Money: How to Do Anything on a Dime” – Midlothian – November 28 3. The Nutcracker Ballet – Staunton – December 2 and 3   1. “Genealogy…

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Thanksgiving Activities for Kids Ages 2 to 92

Thanksgiving Activities for Kids Ages 2 to 92 Thanksgiving is only a week away, so now’s the time to demonstrate–and learn–a spirit of thankfulness. These fun Thanksgiving lessons, crafts, recipes, and games offer too many activities for just one day!…

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Do You Have a Homeschool Planning Period?

by Kyndra Steinmann The first six weeks of our first term of school flew by! We took a week’s break—to work on other projects, to do some of the cleaning and organizing that never seems to happen during the school…

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Around the State – November 7, 2017

1. Chesterfield County Annual Veterans Day Ceremony – Chesterfield – November 11 2. Points of View Community Engagement Program – North Chesterfield – November 16 3. Chesterfield Library Children’s Activities – Chesterfield County – Ongoing   1. Chesterfield County Annual…

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10 Ideas for Making Writing Fun

Have you spent what seems like countless hours coaxing sentences out of your reluctant writer? Have you struggled to help a runaway imagination build structure? Browse these creative ways to jumpstart the writing process, take new twists on non-fiction writing…

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National Homeschool Day of Prayer

The Alliance (The National Alliance of Christian Home Education Leadership) has declared November 3, 2017, to be National Homeschool Day of Prayer. Though we will most certainly pray for the homeschooling families in Virginia, for our legislature, and for our…

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Around the State – October 31, 2017

2.1 Homeschooling Classically Through High School Seminar – Chesapeake – Registration Deadline Is November 2 2.2 Foster Parent Orientation – Richmond – November 7 2.3 Stonewall Jackson House Tours – Lexington – Ongoing 2.4 Gaithersburg Book Festival Short Story Contest…

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Where Did The Time Go?

1.1 More Sun!: Learning About Daylight Saving Time 1.2 Benjamin Banneker and Clock Building 1.3 Clockwatchers: Time Management for Teens and Teachers This Sunday, we will be turning back time (if only for a few months!). Yes, it’s the end…

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The Reformation

1.1 Reformation Hero Biographies 1.2 What Is the Reformation? 1.3 Unit Study Resources on the Reformation 1.4 People of the Reformation   This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Because of this significant anniversary, there are many resources…

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Around the State – October 24, 2017

2.1 Upward Basketball & Cheerleading Evaluation – October 28 2.2 STEM FUNdamentals – Sweet Briar – November 4 2.3 Virginia Space Grant Consortium STEM Programs – Hampton – Registration Deadline Is November 12 2.4 Christmas on the Farm – New…

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The Blessing of Boring Routine

Two summers ago, the three biggest children went to a local day camp for two weeks. Since they needed to be dressed, fed, and ready to go by the time my husband left for work at 7:30—and they would be…

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Around the State – October 17, 2017

2.1 Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” October Events – Appomattox – Various Dates 2.2 “Strong Men and Women in Virginia History” Student Writing Contest – Submission Deadline Is November 10 2.3 TopNursing.org Resource Website   2.1…

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