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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Withholding a Child

Q. In my notice of intent last August, I placed my child in the eighth grade. I’d like to change that now and give him the seventh-grade, end-year test. I would then place him in eighth grade next year. Will…

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Home Organization Or Laziness

By Kyndra Steinmann I was talking with someone the other day and mentioned how I needed to work on menus for our main meals over the next several months. “Oh!,” she said, “ You are so organized! I couldn’t possibly…

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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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First Time at the HEAV Virginia Homeschool Convention

Welcome! Whether you’re considering beginning to homeschool or have made up your mind to get started, you’ve made the decision to attend the HEAV Virginia Homeschool Convention—and we are thrilled that you are joining us! We know that your first…

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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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Sign Language as Foreign Language

Is sign language accepted by colleges for a foreign language for Virginia homeschoolers? American Sign Language (ASL) is accepted by ALL public Virginia colleges, but the picture is less clear when it comes to private or out-of-state colleges. Read more…

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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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Preparing the Busy Toddler for the HEAV Convention

by Kyndra Steinmann 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 beginning of summer activities. It’s…

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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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