Around the State – April 17, 2018

1. Ecology of Northern Virginia Nature Event – Sterling – May 2 2. TCHE Used Curriculum Sale & Co-op/College Open House – Colonial Heights – May 10 3. Outdoor Family Fun Day – Hagerstown – May 16 4. New River…

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Count Me In: Teaching Kids About Money and Finances

by Megan Bittner Is it ever too early to start learning how to save and spend money wisely? Answer this question in this week’s Homeschool Classroom, and discover some great tips for how and why to include financial budgeting in…

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A Journey to the Heart of a Homeschool

By Patrica Marie From the moment I laid eyes on my firstborn, I knew my life had changed. Like many others, I didn’t enter the realm of motherhood with credentials common to the job. But, as often is the case,…

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Around the State – April 10, 2018

1. Triangle Rock Club Homeschool Visit – Richmond – April 17 2. Battle at Osborne’s Landing Revolutionary War Reenactment – Chester – April 21-22 3. Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” April Events – Appomattox – Various…

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Growing Selfless Children

by Megan Bittner “How wonderful it is that no one need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank And how wonderful it is that there are so many countless ways to volunteer and make…

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Around the State – April 3, 2018

1. 153rd Anniversary Events at Appomattox Courthouse – Appomattox – April 6-12 2. “How the States Got Their Shapes” Lecture – Chesterfield – April 14 3. Civil War Legacies Seminar – Lynchburg – April 14 4. Garden Day at the…

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National Library Week

by Megan Bittner Next week is National Library Week. Take the opportunity to explore, rediscover, and share the importance and impact of libraries in your homeschool and your community. Check out this week’s Homeschool Classroom for cool facts about libraries…

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Around the State – March 27, 2018

1. “Diary of a Southern Soldier Boy” Presentation – Chesterfield – April 7 2. Family Trek: The Spring Forest at Stratford Hall – Montross – Pre-registration Recommended by April 11 3. Director’s Annual Battlefield Tour – New Market – May…

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Right-Brain Writing

Writing comes naturally for many children, and others learn it only after the writing process is taught in detail. However, some children never find writing easy, and they avoid it like the plague. These children continue to struggle with the…

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Around the State – March 20, 2018

1. Homeschool Day at the American Shakespeare Center – Staunton – April 18 2. Homeschool Spring Ball – Troutville – April 28 3. Beginning Genealogy Classes – Chesterfield – May 5 Through June 9   1. Homeschool Day at the…

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Teaching Children with Reading Difficulties

Wait, Wasn’t Reading Supposed to be Fun? A FREE HEAV-Sponsored Seminar Saturday, April 7 October’s “Reading Difficulties” seminar was a great success! If you missed it, or if you want to review the subject matter again, be sure to join…

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Around the State – March 13, 2018

1. Henricus Educator Open House – Chester – April 19 2. Gaithersburg Book Festival – Gaithersburg, MD – May 19 3. Chesterfield Library Children’s Activities – Chesterfield County – Ongoing   1. Henricus Educator Open House – Chester – April…

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STEM Basics: Computers, Coding & Application

by Megan Bittner With the increasing application of computers and technology in many career fields, teaching computer science–basics and beyond–has become more important than ever. But it can be a daunting idea, especially if this is not your area of…

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Around the State – March 6, 2018

1. Historical Tour of Virginia’s Musical Heritage – Chesterfield – March 10 Chesterfield County Museum Chesterfield, Virginia Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 11 a.m. Cost: This is a free event, open to the public. Join living history “edutainer” Lamar Banister…

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How to Pick the Perfect Curriculum

by Kyndra Steinmann It’s February and all my homeschool groups are full of comments and posts about finding the perfect curriculum for next year! From veteran homeschoolers to moms who pulled their children out of school at Christmas, all are…

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Around the State – February 27, 2018

1. The Hobbit – Elizabeth City, NC – March 1-4 2. Living History Presentation of Patsey Henry Fontaine – Chesterfield – March 3 3. “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” March Events – Various Locations – Multiple Dates 4. Nursery Rhyme Storytime…

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13 Experiments and Activities for Teaching Dental Health

by Megan Bittner With February being National Dental Health Month and National Dentist Day coming up on March 6, now is the perfect time to incorporate lessons on dental health and teeth into your homeschool. Try these 13 wacky experiments…

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Is It Dysgraphia?

By: Dianne Craft, MA, CNHP One of the most common and most misdiagnosed processing problems in children is a blocked writing gate.  This is the number one processing glitch in gifted children.  Many of these children seem to be “allergic”…

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2018 Convention Keynotes and Workshops!

VODDIE BAUCHAM Voddie Baucham, convention favorite, is also a husband, father, pastor, author, professor, conference speaker, and church planter. His area of emphasis is cultural apologetics, and is startling in his ability to help people understand the significance of thinking…

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Around the State – February 20, 2018

1. Virginia Museum of the Civil War Homeschool Day – New Market – Pre-registration Deadline Is March 22 2. “The African American Mosaic” Traveling Exhibit at The Menokin Foundation – Warsaw – March 3-23     1. Virginia Museum of…

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Hands-On Reading Making it Fun for Everyone

by Megan Bittner There is a plethora of benefits you can gain from everyday reading, including mental stimulation, knowledge, vocabulary expansion, memory improvement, stronger analytical thinking skills, better focus and memory, improved writing skills, creativity, and good old-fashioned entertainment. A…

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Around the State – February 13, 2018

1. Frederick Douglass Reenactment – South Chesterfield – February 19 2. “Speaking of Jazz” with Victor Haskins’ Skein – Richmond – February 20 3. Chesterfield Library Children’s Activities – Chesterfield County – Ongoing 4. Richmond Children’s Business Fair – Richmond…

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Learning to Love What Might Be Destroyed

By Lynna Sutherland You’ve heard the saying “learning to love what must be done,” right? The idea is that we find peace and joy in life not by chasing down what we imagine might bring us happiness, but by finding…

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Black History Month

by Megan Bittner February is Black History Month! Enjoy these ideas for incorporating lessons on African-American influence into your homeschool. Here are some ideas to apply across your curriculum, including science and invention, music and arts, literature and poetry, and…

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Homeschooling Someone Else’s Child

Q. Can another homeschool parent teach my son (kindergarten student) since he’s not responding well to me? A. It may be possible for another parent to teach your child as long as you comply with the law. How a child…

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Three Keys to Creating a Parenting Legacy

It was the second year of our marriage, and the arguing in our house was getting more intense. My wife, Heather, was arguing with her mom about whether or not they did family devotions in their house when Heather was…

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Around the State – February 6, 2018

1. Life in a Virginia Winter – Chester – Registration Deadline Is February 12 2. Honoring Chesterfield County African-American WWI and WWII Veterans – Chesterfield – February 17 3. 4-H Horticulture Club Informational Meeting – Henrico – February 20 4….

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