5 Poetry Studies for Homeschool

Connecting with a poem on a deep personal level can be a great joy. It strikes a chord with us and we want to share the emotions and thoughts it brings to mind. If your forte does not happen to…

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Around the State – April 26, 2017

2.1 First Landing Reenactment – Virginia Beach – April 29 2.2 Foster Parent Orientation – Richmond – May 2 2.3 Yarn Doll Day – Chesterfield – May 6 2.4 Modeling the Future Challenge – Webinars Begin May 8 2.5 Outdoor…

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Preparing the Busy Toddler for the HEAV Convention

Preparing the Busy Toddler for the HEAV Convention The annual HEAV Convention is one of the highlights of our school year. It marks the end of regular lessons (although we do usually continue some things through the summer) and the…

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Convention Registration Giveaway

34th Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention Giveaway! HEAV is giving away a full, family registration to the 34th Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention, to be held June 9-11, 2016, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center! Registration includes all shopping (UCS & Exhibit…

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Birth Date on NOI

Do Virginia homeschoolers need to include their child’s birth date on their notice of intent to homeschool? Some school officials request a child’s date of birth on a notice of intent to homeschool, but parents are not required to comply….

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Convention with Kids? You’ve Got This!

Many parents like to bring the entire family to the annual Virginia homeschool convention each year. Conventioning with kids makes it a family vacation that everyone looks forward to! Like any vacation, though, it takes some planning—especially if you’re traveling…

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Building a Strong Marriage

Hey, That’s Not Fair! by Hal and Melanie Young Bickering and arguing can drive you crazy, can’t it? Yet our children usually learn to deal with conflict from us. When two sinners marry, sure, there are going to be times…

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Spring Cleaning Your Homeschool

Spring! Warm weather, sunshine, and the hope that flu season has met its demise. Spring cleaning is a great way to refresh your homeschool after the long winter months. We can include a bit of scholarship into our spring cleaning…

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Around the State – April 19, 2017

2.1 Homeschooling Workshops – Lynchburg – April 21 & 22 2.2 Young Musicians of Virginia 25th Anniversary Reunion Concert – Virginia Beach – May 25 2.3 Young Musicians of Virginia Online Registration Is Now Open – Virginia Beach 2.4 Chesterfield…

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Homeschool Under Option 4

What do I need to satisfy the requirements for homeschooling in Virginia under Option 4 of the homeschool law? Parents who choose to homeschool under Option 4 of the Virginia Homeschool Statute, must provide evidence of their ability to homeschool…

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Celebrating Resurrection Sunday

Nothing is more important or foundational to our faith than the substitutionary atonement of Christ for our sins. It is our profound privilege and honor to celebrate our Savior’s death, burial, and resurrection. As homeschoolers, we have the ability to…

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Around the State – April 12, 2017

2.1 Easter Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast – Williamsburg – April 15 2.2 Henricus Educator Open House – Chester – April 20   2.1 Easter Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast – Williamsburg – April 15 Jamestown 4-H Educational Center Williamsburg,…

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Banishing Math Myths: Four Simple Concepts

By Lynna Sutherland I’ve talked to a lot of homeschool moms. And I know that one thing many homeschool moms fear—one area in which they feel uncertain and insufficient—is in math instruction. Sometimes moms fear concepts they themselves do not…

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Homeschool Under Option 1

What do I need to satisfy the requirements for homeschooling in Virginia under Option 1 of the homeschool law? Parents who choose to homeschool under Option 1 of the Virginia Homeschool Statute, must submit a diploma along with their Notice…

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Around the State – April 5, 2017

2.1 Homeschool Spring Ball – Troutville – April 29 2.2 TCHE Used Curriculum Sale & Co-op/College Open House – Colonial Heights – May 4 2.3 Williamsburg Classical Academy Homeschool Formal & Prom – Williamsburg – Registration Deadline Is May 7…

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National Library Week

It is National Library Week and to celebrate, The Homeschool Classroom is focusing on reading, books, library skills, and research skills. Why not plan a trip to your local library and discover all the resources available to you and your…

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Literary Education for Homeschool

by Adam Andrews The young writer squirms. It is just as he feared. A vast empty page before him, a clock ticking ominously behind, and nothing to say! The bugaboo “what do I write about?” flits a ghostly flight across…

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Description of Curriculum

What must Virginia homeschoolers include in their description of curriculum on their notice of intent? On our blog, Yvonne Bunn demystifies Virginia homeschool law and helps beginners get started homeschooling. Questions about getting started homeschool or filing a notice of…

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Sign Language College Credit

Q. Is sign language accepted by colleges for a foreign language for Virginia homeschoolers? A. American Sign Language (ASL) is accepted by ALL public Virginia colleges. As of October 1, 2016, ASL legislation passed making ASL accepted for the foreign…

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Einsteins Connection – Creative Expression

By Jeannie Fulbright Young children tend to beam with pride over their own creations. As homeschooling parents, we delight in every picture they draw, every tower they build–and each new discovery is cause for celebration. Indeed, joy in creative expression,…

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Around the State – March 29, 2017

2.1 The Marriage of Figaro – Williamsburg – April 19 2.2 Serve Lynchburg – Multiple Locations in Lynchburg – April 22 2.3 Peter Pan Musical Theater Camp – Rixeyville – June 1-17 2.4 Foundation for Economic Education Offers Free Online…

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The Homeschool Classroom – March 29, 2017

Proper nutrition and health studies are integral elements in a balanced homeschool curriculum. Your family’s health and well-being depend on the nutrition they get. As moms, we worry that they are not eating a balanced diet. In honor of national…

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The Homeschool Classroom – March 22, 2017

Homeschool Studies for Spring: Six Resources for Botany & Gardening Spring is here! And if you’re like most homeschooling families, you’re looking for ways to get outside and take advantage of the warmer days. Here are six resources that will…

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Hidden Power of God in Homeschooling

by Tracy Klicka Mackillop Now and then I pull out an old family photo album and laugh at seeing our kids’ antics when they were little. From their experiments in the kitchen to their elaborate theatrical productions, I love seeing…

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Around the State – March 22, 2017

2.1 A Child’s Guide to the Orchestra – Richmond – March 25 2.2 WETA Kids Writers and Illustrators Contest – Deadline Is May 1 2.3 Homeschool Day at Spy! – Washington, DC – May 1 2.4 Third Annual Great Education…

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PSAT vs. Standardized Achievement Test

Can the PSAT be used in place of a standardized achievement test for end-of-year homeschool testing in  Virginia? What are the differences between the PSAT and the SAT? On our blog, Yvonne Bunn demystifies Virginia homeschool law and helps beginners…

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The Homeschool Classroom – March 15, 2017

As the weather turns warmer–at least SOME of the time!–many homeschoolers seek to take advantage of the balmier days. What better way to do that than by making a family unit study on weather and water cycles–and maybe even some…

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Thinking Outside the Homeschool Box

by Lynna Sutherland You are a homeschool mom. You already think outside the box. You know that you don’t have to do everything the way most people think they are “supposed” to do it. You’ve mentally worked through the issues…

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Around the State – March 15, 2017

2.1 Barnum & Bailey Circus – Richmond – March 23-26 2.2 Montpelier Homeschool Day – Orange – April 3 2.3 Bill of Rights Institute Teacher Seminars – Washington, DC – Registration Deadline Is Today, March 15 2.4 Bill of Rights Institute…

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High Schoolers at the Convention

Something for Everyone at the Homeschool Convention! Teenagers have a claim on the 34th Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention that is all their own. There is something for EVERY interest, from fine arts to mathematics–and nearly everything in between! Find out…

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