Teaching with Play: Using Games in Your Homeschool

Has the excitement of the new school year segued into monotony? Games are a great way to breathe new life into your homeschool routines. The resources this week in the homeschool classroom focus on games that teach. 1.1 A Family…

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Autumn Activities for Your Homeschool

Fall is an exciting time to study nature. As homeschoolers, we have the enviable opportunity to make our studies experiential. The resources in the Homeschool Classroom will give you ideas to teach science, art, lifeskills and more–and get you and…

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Columbus Day

We know that Christopher Columbus was not the first European to discover the Americas, but his discovery did lead to further exploration and the eventual colonization of both continents. Despite his mixed legacy, he is still an important historical figure…

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Audiology and Hearing

In honor of National Audiology Month, the Homeschool Classroom’s resources focus on hearing, the anatomy of the ear, and sign language. Enjoy the hands-on activities for learning all about   1.1 Article: “Simple Ways to Love Your Family This Week”…

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National Punctuation Day

National Punctuation Day is September 24, 2017. You can use the resources in the Homeschool Classroom to celebrate this day with serious studies as well as fun and festive activities.   1.1 Article: “What to Tell Your Soul When You…

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The Constitution

September 17 is National Constitution Day. The resources in the Homeschool Classroom can help you teach your students about the sacrifice and courage of our founding fathers and the document they penned to govern our nation. 1.1 Article: “Keeping Your…

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Emergency Preparedness

September is National Preparedness Month. Being prepared for an emergency can mean the difference between life and death. The resources included here will not only help you prepare for an emergency, but will also teach your homeschool students how to…

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National Eye Exam Month

In honor of National Eye Exam Month, Home Educators of Virginia is dedicating our homeschool classroom section of the Update to resources that focus on vision and the eyes.   1.1 Article: “If You’re Dropping Off Part of Your Heart…

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8 Ways to Be a Better Mom

– by Crystal Paine Make your relationship with the Lord your number-one priority. If you’re too busy for God, you’re just plain too busy. Make time for the most important things. You won’t regret it. Get a consistent routine in…

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Summer Harvest

The summer harvest includes all kinds of tasty treats for our families to enjoy. Homeschoolers can use this season to teach children the importance of healthy eating and fun ways to include nutritious changes to our lifestyles. 1.1 Article: “Your…

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National Honey Bee Day

National Honey Bee Day is August 19 this year. To help Virginia homeschoolers learn a bit more about bees and beekeeping, we are focusing our Homeschool Corner resources on a few introductory websites to start your studies. 1.1 Article: “Are…

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2017 Solar Eclipse

The first solar eclipse to traverse across the entire continent in 99 years will take place Monday, August 21, 2017. While Virginia will not see a total eclipse, most of the state will see at least an 80% partial eclipse….

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Hometown Heroes

Emergency services personnel work tirelessly to keep us safe, often working nights, weekends, and holidays when most of us are home relaxing. This week’s Homeschool Classroom brings these heroes to our attention so that we can learn more about what…

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Homeschool Planning

July is a great time to reevaluate and plan for the upcoming homeschool year. We have collected a few resources to get you started. 1.1   Article: “I Don’t Know if I Can Do This” 1.2   Homeschool Planning 1.3…

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Summer Fun

July is summer fun month. Whether you homeschool year-round or break for the summer months, your children are sure to have uttered the infamous words, “I am bored.” These resources may help to, not only entertain, but also educate your…

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Cookouts & Culinary Skills

  1.1 Article: “How the Comparison Trap Almost Ruined my Homeschool” 1.2 Cooking Skills for the Family 1.3 Flavors, Baking, and Life Skills 1.4 Sous Chefs 1.5 Culinary Artists As homeschoolers, we ensure our students learn every academic subject as…

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Swimming

Almost half of the American public admits to not knowing how to swim, even though drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide, accounting for seven percent of all injury-related deaths. Ensuring your homeschooled child learns to…

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Camping and Entomology

What meets you at the intersection of a campsite and fun? Insects! This week’s homeschool classroom resources include information on camping and entomology.   1.1   Article: “Counting Our Blessings: 101 Reasons to be Thankful for Homeschooling” It’s never the…

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Zoos and Aquariums

1.1 Article: “10 Things Your Teen Loves to Hear” 1.2 Zoos and Aquariums for the Family 1.3 Animals and Sea Creatures; Studies, Books, and Crafts 1.4 Zoology and Marine Biology Books, Games, and Crafts 1.5 Zoology and Aquarium Curriculum and…

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Creativity and Inventions

1.1 Article: “Four Ways to Cultivate Community at Home” 1.2 Exploring Inventions Together 1.3 Encouraging Creativity 1.4 Inventions and Their Effects on Life 1.5 Inventions: From Creation to Fruition It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention….

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National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month. As the school year comes to a close and the warm weather has finally arrived in Virginia, homeschoolers across the state can turn their studies to outdoor activities such as biking. 1.1 Article: “5 Ways…

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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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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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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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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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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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