Around the State – August 26, 2015

3.1 Greater Richmond School of Music Open House – Richmond – August 31 3.2 Home School Mornings at Maymont – Richmond – Register by September 1 3.3 Henricus Historical Park Activities – Chester – Register by September 5 3.4 Home…

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The Homeschool Classroom – August 26, 2015

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 100 Books for Independent Readers 2.2 Activities to Encourage Writing Skills   2.1 100 Books for Independent Readers You can encourage your independent readers to choose books for themselves. Print out this list of 100 books…

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Mom’s Corner – August 26, 2015

1.1 ”Looking Back: Advice to New Homeschooling Mamas” 1.2 Frugal Hospitality 1.3 Fifteen of the Best Apps for Mom   1.1 ”Looking Back: Advice to New Homeschooling Mamas” Kyle Suzanne shares six nuggets of wisdom she’s gained from eight years…

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Practical Strategies to Stop Power Struggles

by Kirk Martin Our job as parents isn’t measured by how kids behave. Rather, it’s how WE respond when they act up. Seeing a child throw a tantrum in aisle four at Wal-Mart doesn’t surprise me; watching the child’s parent…

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John 19:11 – No Power Aside From God

by Maiya Drennen “…knowest thou that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?  Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above…” (John 19:10b-11a KJV) From…

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Homeschool Start Date

Q. Must I begin my homeschool on the same day the public schools begin? A. You may begin your school year when you are ready and set the schedule that works best for you and your family. Some homeschoolers teach…

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Around the State – August 19, 2015

3.1 John Marshall House Fall Open House – Richmond – August 27 3.2 Rock Climbing Class for Homeschooling Families – Midlothian – Register by August 28 3.3 Colonial Williamsburg Homeschool Days – Williamsburg – September 12-27   3.1 John Marshall…

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The Homeschool Classroom – August 19, 2015

Preschool & Kindergarten 2.1 Toad, Frog, Pollywog Song 2.2 Free Preschool and Kindergarten Learning Activities and Packs   2.1 Toad, Frog, Pollywog Song Your preschooler will love this song about toads, frogs, and pollywogs all the while learning about their…

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Mom’s Corner – August 19, 2015

1.1 Life’s Little Decisions 1.2 Do-It-Yourself Home Décor 1.3 Don’t Throw That Pot Away   1.1 Article: Life’s Little Decisions Lori Clemmons reminds us that life is a series of little decisions. It is the moment-to-moment choices we make that…

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Grandparent Homeschooling Grandchild

Q. Can a grandparent homeschool his or her grandchild? A. Although Virginia law does not specifically address this question, under the right circumstances, the law does permit a grandparent to homeschool a grandchild. If the parents comply with the homeschool…

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Around the State – August 12, 2015

3.1 Summer Programs at the Library – Chesterfield – In Progress 3.2 Choir Auditions for the PHC Youth Music Academy – Purcellville – August 3.3 Tri-City Homeschool Educators of Virginia Free Seminar – Colonial Heights – August 17 3.4 Homeschool…

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The Homeschool Classroom – August 12, 2015

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Learning with Ping Pong Balls 2.2 I Spy Mats 2.1 Learning with Ping Pong Balls The perfect combination for teaching preschoolers is play and learning. They get to have fun and learn, and you get to…

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Mom’s Corner – August 12, 2015

1.1 Foods You Can Freeze 1.2 20-Minute, 31-Day Household Cleaning Schedule 1.3 The One Thing Every Mom Needs to Know   1.1 Foods You Can Freeze Save money by buying fruits and vegetables in season or by buying in bulk…

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Why Homeschool Teens

– by Debra Bell I am all for Christians entering and engaging the culture. That’s the end goal. But I’m convinced adolescence is not the time to make this our priority. It’s like trying to launch a rocket with a…

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Respect… or Avoidance?

by Kyndra Steinmann One of my projects this summer is organizing a co-op with several other parents. Some of them have done co-ops before, while others have not. Some are veteran homeschoolers, while some are just starting their journey. All…

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Around the State – August 5, 2015

3.1 National Lighthouse Day Weekend – Virginia Beach – August 7 3.2 Bays Mountain Planetarium and Nature Conservatory Field Trip – Kingsport, TN – Registration Deadline Is August 10 3.3 Answers In Genesis Conference – Hampton – September 27 and…

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The Homeschool Classroom – August 5, 2015

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Worksheets for Kindergarten Readiness 2.2 Hands-on Preschool Science   2.1 Worksheets for Kindergarten Readiness These downloadable kindergarten readiness worksheets will help teach skills such as fine motor control, letter matching, and the difference between left and…

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Mom’s Corner – August 5, 2015

1.1 “5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Homeschooling” 1.2 Quick Dinners for Busy Days 1.3 Ten Encouraging Blog Posts   1.1 “5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Homeschooling” by Heidi St. John If we…

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Dog-Days-of-Summer Reading Plan

by Pam Hall Reading During the Dog Days of Summer Just because the weather is sultry doesn’t mean that our reading has to turn that way! Summer brings a freer schedule, enabling me to lose myself in a book and…

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Around The State – July 29, 2015

3.1 Teachers’ Day Out – Mason Neck – Register by July 30 3.2 Foster Parent Orientation – Chester – August 10 3.3 Traveller Day – Lexington – Register by September 10   3.1 Teachers’ Day Out – Mason Neck –…

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The Homeschool Classroom – July 29, 2015

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Summer Sunflower Crafts 2.2 Exploring Our Sense of Touch   2.1 Summer Sunflower Crafts This art study introduces your preschooler to Vincent Van Gogh’s sunflower paintings. It teaches them about sunflowers while they create a sunflower…

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Mom’s Corner – July 29, 2015

1.1 “10 Ways to Be a  Happier Mom” 1.2 Babies Don’t Keep 1.3 Homemade Cleaners 1.4 Spa Day at Home   1.1 “10 Ways to Be a Happier Mom” by Arlene Pellicane Arlene Pellicane shares 10 practical ways to bring…

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Four Things I Learned at the Homeschool Convention

by Maiya Drennan Four Things I Learned From Attending HEAV’s Homeschool Convention   Just a month ago there were thousands of homeschool families gathered at the convention center in Richmond for a weekend of refreshment and encouragement. It was an…

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Noticing When They Get It Right

By Kyndra Steinmann Some days: The five-year-old gets up from his nap and is given a job to do. He is slow and grumbles. He wanders off from the job several times, and a ten-minute job takes nearly thirty. Do…

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Around the State – July 22, 2015

3.1 All Star Family Night at the Museum – Portsmouth – August 1 3.2 Homeschool Open House and Curriculum Swap – Prince George – August 18 3.3 Homeschool Day at Peninsula Fine Arts Museum – Newport News – September 10…

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The Homeschool Classroom – July 22, 2015

Preschool & Kindergarten 2.1 Lego Addition Cards 2.2 Colorful Sun Catchers 2.1 Lego Addition Cards Download these Lego addition cards and encourage your preschooler to learn while playing. www.playdoughtoplato.com/lego-addition-cards Back to top 2.2 Colorful Sun Catchers Even the youngest child…

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Mom’s Corner – July 22, 2015

1.1 Christian Resources: Women of the Word 1.2 Thrifty Ideas: Save and Earn Money While Grocery Shopping   1.1 Women of the Word Read this beautiful poem by Gail Burton Purath that encourages us to be women of the Word….

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The Homeschool Classroom – July 15, 2015

Preschool & Kindergarten 2.1 STEM for Preschoolers 2.2 Article: How Do I Keep My Preschooler Busy? Elementary 2.3 Metric Conversions Calculators 2.4 Musical Composers 2.5 Connect the Dots State Outlines Game High School 2.6 Grammar Reference 2.7 High School Transcripts…

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Around the State – July 15, 2015

3.1 Spirit Boys Varsity Soccer Registration – Mechanicsville – Now through August 3 3.2 Tryouts for Beach Breakers Soccer Teams – Chesapeake – July 17, 20, and 24 3.3 Areté Christian Academy – Mechanicsville – Register by July 31 3.4…

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Mom’s Corner – July 15, 2015

1.1 Christian Resources: Free Bible Study App 1.2 21 Thrifty Bloggers Reviewed 1.3 Repair Jobs You Can Do Yourself 1.4 Cool Off This Summer With a Smoothie 1.1 Christian Resources: Free Bible Study App Download Olive Tree’s Bible Study app…

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