2015 Convention MP3 Giveaway!

This 2015 Convention MP3 Set comes on a thumb drive and is packed with all the recorded workshops! Experience the benefits of the convention at your own pace, wherever you like. Be inspired, encouraged, and instructed all year long! *Exhibitor…

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Summertime Refresh and Refocus

by Maiya Drennen   At the beginning of the year, typically people take the time to evaluate what they want to do or accomplish. There’s just something about ringing in the New Year that gets your excitement pumping and your…

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Read to Succeed

Read to Succeed: Five Marvelous Benefits to Summer Reading Programs by Pamela Hall Summer is a time to unwind and hang out at the beach. Summer is a time that I, as a homeschool mom, catch my breath and plan…

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Cool Sites – June 24, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Article: A Short Biography of Elisabeth Elliot 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Outdoor Activities That Will Not Break the Budget 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Fourth of July Crafts and Activities 3.4 STEM: The Science of Fireworks 3.5 Family Fun:…

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General Interest Items – June 24, 2015

2.1 NICA Mountain Bike Team Forming – Croaker – June 28 2.2 Origin Science Meetings – Multiple Locations – Multiple Dates 2.3 Crafting Workshops by Joshua’s Hands – Multiple Locations – Multiple Dates   2.1 NICA Mountain Bike Team Forming…

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Homeschool Items – June 24, 2015

1.1 Page County Homeschoolers of Virginia Year-End Dinner – Luray – June 29   1.1 Page County Homeschoolers of Virginia Year-End Dinner – Luray – June 29 American Legion Hall Luray, VA Tuesday, June 30, 2015, from 5 p.m.to 8…

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Cool Sites – June 17, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Weekly Devotionals from Popular Christian Pastors/Leaders 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Homeschool on a Budget 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: The Importance of Splashing in Puddles 3.4 STEM: Toothpick and Gumdrop Structures 3.5 Family Fun: Summer Fun with Kids for…

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General Interest Items – June 17, 2015

2.1 DAR Essay Contests: Middle School and High School – Deadline Is October 31   2.1 DAR Essay Contests: Middle School and High School – Deadline Is October 31 Deadline is October 31, 2015. Open to students who are in…

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Homeschool Items – June 17, 2015

1.1 Help for Struggling Students – Norfolk – Register by September 15   1.1 Help for Struggling Students – Norfolk – Register by September 15 Homeschool Plus 925 Ingleside Road Norfolk, VA Tuesdays and Thursdays, during the 2015/2016 school year…

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And Now, A Word From Our Sponsor

by Lauren Bell Something different is happening at the HEAV convention! While all around us we see prices going up, HEAV has been able to maintain—and even reduce—the cost for families registering for the convention. In 2012, we introduced “family-friendly”…

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Cool Sites – June 10, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Sharing God’s Word 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Low-Cost Activities for a Fun Summer 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Apps for Preschoolers 3.4 STEM: The Science of Baseball 3.5 Family Fun: Baseball Statistics 3.6 Parenting: “35 Gifts Your Children Will…

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General Interest Items – June 10, 2015

2.1 Summer Programs at the Library – Chesterfield – In Progress 2.2 Kids in Motion Day Camps – Powhatan – Begin June 25 2.3 Jacob Bushong’s Birthday 2015 – New Market – August 22   2.1 Summer Programs at the…

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Homeschool Items – June 10, 2015

1.1 Homeschool Freebie – Making the Most of Your Summer Vacation PDF   1.1 Homeschool Freebie – Making the Most of Your Summer Vacation PDF Take advantage of this free downloadable PDF while it is still available at Homeschool Freebie…

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Cool Sites – June 3, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Over 30,000 Biblical Resources 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Maximize Your Shopping at the Thrift Store 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Art Project for a Rainy Day 3.4 Science: Free Bird Study 3.5 Family Fun: Accessible Playgrounds in Virginia 3.6…

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General Interest Items – June 3, 2015

2.1 Colonial Hands-On History Festival – Beaverdam – June 6 2.2 World Ocean Day Celebration – Washington, D.C. – June 7 and 8 2.3 Horse-Themed Mentoring and Discipleship – Catharpin – June 13 2.4 Women’s Retreat – Catharpin – June…

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Homeschool Items – June 3, 2015

1.1 Henricus Home School Day – Chester – Register by June 5   1.1 Henricus Home School Day – Chester – Register by June 5 Henricus Historical Park Chester, VA Thursday, June 11, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m….

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Cool Sites – May 27, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Scripture Meditation 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Thrifty Fun in the Summer Sun 3.3 Preschool: Music to Move By 3.4 STEM: Build Their Logic and Number Skills with Puzzles 3.5 Family Fun: Minute to Win It Game Night 3.6…

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General Interest Items – May 27, 2015

2.1 Henricus Family Fun Day – Chester – Register by May 28 2.2 Richmond Kickers Professional Soccer Game – Richmond – June 13 2.3 World War II Field Trip Guide – Online – Ongoing   2.1 Henricus Family Fun Day…

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Homeschool Items – May 27, 2015

1.1 Educator’s Exchange Summer Hours – Richmond – May 18   1.1 Educator’s Exchange Summer Hours – Richmond – May 18 Educator’s Exchange Richmond, VA Summer hours will be Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning May 18,…

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Public School Sports

Q. My son has been asked by a coach to play a varsity sport at our local public high school next year. What should be our expectations that this can happen? What is the timeline for sports access? A. Homeschoolers…

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Lenspiration Community Giveaway

This is a perfect gift for photographers (or photographer wannabes!) Enter to win a one-year membership to the Lenspiration Community for free! This includes online photography training, exclusive forums, shoot-to-serve participation, North American landscape locations map, and special PRO discounts–…

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$50 IEW Gift Certificates

Win one of three, $50 gift certificates for the Institute for Excellence in Writing, an award-winning approach to teaching students how to write well, think clearly, and communicate effectively! Enter for a chance to win! Andrew Pudewa is a convention…

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Raising Real Men Mom & Dad Special

Hal and Melanie Young, parents of six boys, wrote the book they couldn’t find when raising their own family: a book founded in the Word of God, but answering the practical question, “What does this look like at home?” This…

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Summertime Home School

By Kyndra Steinmann Here in New England spring has suddenly popped into being after months of snow and cold! We’re supposed to have a whole week of seventy degree days and sunshine and my thoughts as well as those of…

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Cool Sites – May 20, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Hebrew Names of God 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Frugal Ideas to Create Your Garden 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Safety Games 3.4 STEM: Encouraging Middle School Girls to Pursue Careers in Engineering 3.5 Family Fun: Pick Strawberries Day Is…

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General Interest Items – May 20, 2015

2.1 Summer Sewing Camps – Henrico – Register by May 29 2.2 Historic Preservation Symposium – Surry – May 30   2.1 Summer Sewing Camps – Henrico – Register by May 29 Fashion Fireflies Sewing & Design School Henrico, VA…

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Homeschool Items – May 20, 2015

1.1 L.I.F.E. (Loving Instruction for Eternity) Co-op Registration – Gainesville – On Going 1.2 Youth Summer Camps – Richmond – Early Bird Discount Extended Through May 1 1.3 Summer Rock Climbing Class for Homeschooling Families – Midlothian – Register by May…

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The Kid Zone: Fun for All

by Michelle Crooker Are you signed up for convention yet? Bringing the family? If you are bringing the children, the question arises, what options are there for them? Kids are welcome in the workshops, Exhibit Hall and Used Curriculum Sale,…

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Cool Sites – May 13, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Free Christian Books 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Free Stuff Finder 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Schooling in the Garden 3.4 STEM: Human Blood Types Explained 3.5 Electives: Using Formulas in Microsoft Excel 3.6 Homemaking: Create a Fabric Gift Bag…

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General Interest Items – May 13, 2015

2.1 John Marshall House Open House – Richmond – May 28 2.2 Civil War Day Camps – New Market – First Registration Deadline Is July 1   2.1 John Marshall House Open House – Richmond – May 28 The John…

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