Mom’s Corner – November 9, 2016

1.1 Article: “Preparing Your Mind, Heart, and Soul for the Holidays” 1.2 Thanksgiving Dinner Preparation Guide 1.3 60 Pie Recipes for the Holidays   1.1 Article: “Preparing Your Mind, Heart, and Soul for the Holidays” The holidays will have come…

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The Homeschool Classroom – November 9, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Turkey Craft 2.2 Pumpkin Experiment   2.1 Turkey Craft This cute little turkey will make a great addition to your holiday décor, and your preschooler will be thrilled to contribute. This gobbler is made from brown…

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Introducing KidMin Science at the 2017 Convention!

The Amazing Chemistry Show and Family Experience Come to an exciting, interactive morning of family fun! At the convention in June 2017, experience a brand new kind of keynote—one that is sure to be a hit with the whole family….

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Around the State – November 2, 2016

3.1 Christians in Government – Newport News – Registration Deadline Is November 1 3.2 Central Virginia Homeschool Athletic Association Patriots Middle School Baseball Assessments – Henrico – November 3 and 4 3.3 Treachery and Treason: Agecroft Hall and John Marshall…

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Mom’s Corner – November 2, 2016

  1.1 Article: “Rebooting Your Spiritual Life After a Hard Year” 1.2 Bible–Based Thanksgiving Printables for the Entire Family 1.3 Discover History on These Hikes   1.1 Article: “Rebooting Your Spiritual Life After a Hard Year” We sometimes think that…

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Homeschool Classroom – November 2, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Initial Sounds Turkey Printables 2.2 Thanksgiving Books and Activities   2.1 Initial Sounds Turkey Printables These cute turkey printables will encourage your preschoolers to practice the sounds for the letters of the alphabet. This printable includes…

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Answering Your Homeschool Questions – Part I

In this series of articles, a panel of homeschoolers have informally shared some of their teaching tips, thoughts, and experiences on a wide variety of homeschool questions that were submitted to us. The first in a four-part series, this post…

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Homeschool Probation by Mistake

A. I received a letter that I have been put on probation! I hand-delivered my Notice of Intent and test scores at the same time. My children scored above average. What should I do? B. This may be a mistake….

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Mom’s Corner – October 26, 2016

1.1 Article: “Feel Like Everyone Else’s Home School Is Perfect? Read this…” 1.2 Parenting Resources 1.3 DIY Pumpkin Spice Candle   1.1 Article: “Feel Like Everyone Else’s Home School Is Perfect? Read this…” Theodore Roosevelt said, “Comparison is the thief…

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Family Devotions

Q. Can you suggest an effective, yet simple way to have family devotions with children of multiple ages? I can’t handle anything consistently if it’s too complicated. A. One of the most consistent and effective devotions our family did together…

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The Homeschool Classroom – October 26, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 100 Suggested Books to Read to Preschoolers 2.2 Color Booklet   2.1 100 Suggested Books to Read to Preschoolers This list, while in no way is complete, has suggestions for classics as well as newer publications. The…

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Around the State – October 26, 2016

3.1 Idea Lab: Rockets and Motion – Powhatan – November 3 and 10 3.2 Foster Parent Orientation – Chester – November 14 3.3 Christmas on the Farm – New Market – December 3   3.1 Idea Lab: Rockets and Motion…

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Ten Things Every Homeschooler Should Remember

by Kathie Morrissey Regardless of how qualified you may or may not feel, the best teacher God can provide for your children is YOU, their parent. As parents, we know our children best, and we love them more than any…

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Vaccine Exemption Final Vote Scheduled

On Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at 10 a.m., the Joint Commission on Healthcare (JCHC) will take a final vote on whether to recommend the religious exemption to vaccination be removed from the Code of Virginia.  The last public meeting and vote of the…

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Mom’s Corner – October 19, 2016

1.1 Article: “Better Than ‘I Will Pray for You’ ” 1.2 DIY Dry Erase Table 1.3 Kick the Can and Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree   1.1 Article: “Better Than ‘I Will Pray for You’ ” We all have the…

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Around the State – October 19, 2016

3.1 “Strong Men and Women in Virginia History” Student Writing Contest – Submission Deadline Is November 11 3.2 Athletic Facility Available for Rental Use – Falls Church   3.1 “Strong Men and Women in Virginia History” Student Writing Contest –…

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The Homeschool Classroom – October 19, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Exploring Pumpkins with Our Five Senses 2.2 Math and Literacy Worksheet Download   2.1 Exploring Pumpkins with Our Five Senses You can teach your child about the five senses using this downloadable worksheet. As they dictate…

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Preparing the Cozy Winter Homeschool!

By Kyndra Steinmann It’s getting chilly up here in Massachusetts—enough so, that the toddler wanted her hat and shawl this morning when she went out! (Don’t you just love the snuggliness of a bundled up little one!)  We’ve had a…

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Homeschool Diploma for Option 1

Q. After submitting my out-of-state homeschool diploma for the first option on the Notice of Intent, the superintendent’s office replied that I must have an accredited diploma. Is this correct? A. The first option of the Virginia homeschool statute §22.1-254.1(A)…

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Around the State – October 12, 2016

3.1 Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park Fun Runs and Nature Walks – Appomattox – Various Dates 3.2 Central Virginia Homeschool Athletic Association Patriots Varsity and JV Baseball Assessments – Henrico – October 24 & 25 3.3 “The Holy Bible and…

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The Homeschool Classroom – October 12, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Falling for Fall 2.2 Pumpkin Math and Engineering 2.1 Falling for Fall You will never see fall the same way again after seeing it through the eyes of a preschooler. These fun fall activities will help…

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Mom’s Corner – October 12, 2016

1.1 Article: “How to Create Unity in Your Marriage” 1.2 Slow Cooker Recipes 1.3 Missionary Biographies for All Ages   1.1 Article: “How to Create Unity in Your Marriage”” The best thing you can do for your children is to…

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Finding “The Best Way” and Other Mommy-Myths

by Lynna Sutherland At a certain point in my parenting journey, I realized that I was often driven by a desire to find the “one right answer” to every mothering choice or practice. I wrote here about my previous understanding…

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Around the State – October 5, 2016

3.1 Artober Ndebele Rain Barrels – Richmond – October 7 3.2 Communicators for Christ Conference – Davidsonville, Maryland – Early Registration Deadline Is October 13 3.3 Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibit “ARTE!” – Richmond – Open Through October 21 3.4 The…

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Testing Before Homeschooling

Q. I moved from out of state and filed a Notice of Intent for the first time. The superintendent’s office replied that I needed to send in test scores before they could accept my NOI. Is this correct? A. No, this…

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Mom’s Corner – October 5, 2016

1.1 Article: “When It’s Hard to be Patient with God’s Perfect Plan” 1.2 Teaching Logic 1.3 Reading Level Assessment   1.1 Article: “When It’s Hard to be Patient with God’s Perfect Plan” Trusting God’s perfect timing can be tough. Maribeth…

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The Homeschool Classroom – October 5, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN 2.1 Pumpkin Puzzles 2.2 Fall for These Art Projects 2.1 Pumpkin Puzzles These cute pumpkin puzzles will keep your preschooler counting and will help with number recognition. You can use real pumpkin seeds for the ten frames….

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That’s Not My Job!

I’ve been pondering this a bit lately: at what point or at what age do we need to tell our children that certain things are their responsibility and we will no longer carry the burden for them? We love our…

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Mom’s Corner – September 28, 2016

1.1 Article: “How Can I Learn to Savor Life?” 1.2 Event Scheduling 1.3 Not a Morning Person   1.1 Article: “How Can I Learn to Savor Life?” “Time marches on,” “stop and smell the roses,” “there are not enough hours…

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