Around the State – July 25, 2017

2.1 Foster Parent Orientation – Chester – August 1 2.2 Henricus Homeschool Day – Chester – Register by September 4   2.1 Foster Parent Orientation – Chester – August 1 Hope Tree Foster Care Office Chester, Virginia Tuesday, August 1,…

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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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Around the State – July 18, 2017

2.1 Seussical the Musical – Midlothian – July 21 & 22 2.2 Joshua’s Hands Quilting Events – Purcellville – Multiple Dates 2.3 Chesterfield County Museum Programs – Chesterfield – Various Dates 2.4 Chesterfield Library Children’s Activities – Chesterfield County –…

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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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Join the Convention Listening Club!

I don’t know about you, but for me, the 2017 Virginia Homeschool Convention went by far too fast, and I’m simply delighted to get to start HEAV’s first-ever “Convention Listening Club” both here on the blog and within our very…

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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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Around the State – June 21, 2017

2.1 Homeschool Music Program Open House – Henrico – June 23 2.2 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band Music Under the Stars Concert Series – Fort Eustis – Thursdays 2.3 Independence Day Celebrations – Multiple Locations – Various Dates…

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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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Around the State – June 14, 2017

2.1 STEM Saturdays – Hampton – Begins June 17 2.2 Virginia Air and Space Center STEM Summer Camps – Hampton – Weekly, June 26-August 18 2.3 Civil War Day Camps – New Market – July 10-14   2.1 STEM Saturdays…

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Around the State – June 7, 2017

2.1 Appomattox Court House National Historical Park Healthy Parks, Healthy People Events – Appomattox – Various Activities Throughout June 2.2 Homeschool Family Indoor Rock Climbing Open House – Midlothian – Registration Deadline Is June 9 2.3 2017 Beach Breakers Boys…

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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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Share the Gift of Homeschooling!

Share the gift of homeschooling with a friend when you invite them to the 2017 HEAV Virginia Homeschool Convention and share this special, at-the-door, $10-off coupon! HEAV Friends & Family Discount Print the 2017 save-at-the-door coupon—or show it on your…

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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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Around the State – May 31, 2017

2.1 Homeschool Expo – Stephens City – June 3 2.2 Thread Art Summer Camp – Purcellville – June 26-30 2.3 Food Network Kids Baking Championship Casting – Ongoing 2.1 Homeschool Expo – Stephens City – June 3 Bowman Library Stephens…

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Memorial Day

1.1 Article: “No, After You” 1.2 Focusing Your Family on Memorial Day 1.3 Books, Crafts, Poppies, and Remembering 1.4 Why and How to Observe Memorial Day 1.5 Remembering the Sacrifice   In the Old Dominion, we live in a very…

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Around the State – May 24, 2017

2.1  Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Scholarship Contest – Application Deadline Is June 1 2.2 Autism and Chesterfield First Responders Community Connection Fair – Chesterfield – June 10 2.3 Special Needs Assessment and Testing – Richmond – Registration Deadline Is…

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Great Giveaways!

Welcome to HEAV’s convention kick-off Facebook party and blog giveaway! Convention preregistration closes in just one week—if you haven’t registered yet, sign up today! Preregistration saves you $10 off the at-the-door price—and members save $20. Join us on Facebook on…

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Around the State – May 17, 2017

2.1 Orchestra Project Summer Camp – Richmond – Registration Deadline Is May 26 2.2 Family Foundation Worldview Academy – Richmond – Registration Deadline Is May 31 2.3 Center for Legal and Court Technology Classes – Williamsburg – Multiple Classes, Beginning…

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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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Around the State – May 10, 2017

2.1 Chesterfield Christian Academy Used Curriculum Sale and Open House – Midlothian – June 1 2.2 Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Spring Concerts – Richmond – May 21 2.3 Republican Party of Virginia Internship and Volunteer Opportunities – Henrico -Ongoing through…

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Bird Studies for Your Homeschool – May 10, 2017

In honor of International Migratory Bird Day 2017, Home Educators of Virginia is focusing our homeschool classroom resources on ornithology. 1.1 Article: “Stress and Your Relationship with God” 1.2 Feathered Friends for the Family 1.3 Birding Resources for the Very…

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The Gift of Prayer

1.1 Article: “The Power of Pressing on Anyway” 1.2 The Family’s Guide to The National Day of Prayer 1.3 Teach Me to Pray 1.4 Prayer and Praying for the Nations 1.5 Prayer In and Around the World Brother Lawrence said,…

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Around the State – May 3, 2017

2.1 In Our Hands Film Viewing – Various Locations – May 23 2.2 New River Valley Used Curriculum Sale & Homeschool Day – Christiansburg – June 20 (Seller Registration Deadline Is June 13)   2.1 In Our Hands Film Viewing…

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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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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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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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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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