HEAV’S Virginia Homeschool Update


June 11, 2014



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Happy Father’s Day!

To all dads–and especially homeschool dads–may your day be full of blessings and encouragement. Homeschooling is a team effort involving the whole family, and you dads are the hard-working coaches! Thanks for all you do! 


[Moms and kids: Check out item 3.9 below for some special Father’s Day surprises!]



We pray you were greatly blessed! MANY thanks also to the Convention Team and to all who volunteered and helped onsite!

The office will be closed this week while we unpack and put things away. If you must contact us, please e-mail office@heav.org. We will check e-mail, even if we can’t man the phones this week.  

Lost something at the convention? Contact lostandfound@heav.org




2014 convention workshops are now available in MP3 format. Download directly from the website, or order the CD or thumb drive.

  • Get relevant encouragement and help for every stage of life–from preschool to high school
  • Gain insight into parenting your teen through the teen years and beyond.
  • Learn hands-on strategies for helping your struggling learner.
  • Find out how to begin homeschooling.
  • Learn how to successfully run a business and turn your home into a profit center.

Learn more and order your MP3 today! MP3s/CDs of individual workshops are also available. 

Already have the MP3? Make the most of it by browsing the speaker workshop descriptions on the website and downloading the speaker handouts!


Take the Survey
You Could Win a FREE Convention Registration!  

To all those of you have already filled out the survey, THANK YOU! We REALLY value your feedback and will take it into consideration when planning next year’s convention. If you attended the convention but haven’t filled out the survey yet, please take a moment now to fill it out!

In appreciation, we’ll give away one full convention registration with two nights at the Marriott Hotel, and two full convention registrations for the 2015 convention. When you fill out the survey, you’re automatically entered into the drawing! 

FCM Thank you for visiting us at the 31st Annual Virgnia Homeschool Convention.

The Museum invites you to join us for our Fall Homeschool Day on October 3rd, 2014. There will be lots of fun, hands-on activities as you learn about how the American Frontier started. Please contact the Museum anytime to schedule a group that can include activities based on your curriculum.

Family Retreat at Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center
Enjoy this 3-night, 4-day, all-inclusive get away for the whole family. Worship times and devotions will help your family focus on God. Fun activities help you make priceless memories. We take care of the details so you can focus on spending quality time together.  
Find out more!

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  • And Many Other Benefits!

Memberships start at just $35 a year. Check out all the benefits of being an HEAV member and join today!


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Article of the Week

10 Ways To Create A Home of Warmth and Grace – Denise

Begin with getting enough rest (contrary to popular opinion, moms are human) and spending time with God. Read a bit more on these two points and the eight other ideas on the blog. There is even a pretty printable version of the 10 main points to post as a reminder.


Homeschool Q&A

How to Report Test Results

Q. How do I report the testing score to the superintendent? Do I use a form or do I write a letter to tell him the results?

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1) Homeschool Items

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1.1 Summer Training Series: Principle Approach Workshops – Chesapeake – August 11-14

1.2 Article – “How to Teach Multitasking to Children” (Hint: Don’t)
1.3 Summer Reading Challenge for the Whole Family! June 16-July 25

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2) General Items

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2.1 Summer Events at Old Salem Museums and Gardens – Winston-Salem, NC – Begin June 17

2.2 Exhibit: Bees at the Science Museum of Virginia – Richmond – Open Now

2.3 Goedeker’s General Book Scholarship – Deadline Is July 31

2.4 Academic Internship at Ray Comfort’s Living Waters Ministry

2.5 Summer Camps at Virginia House – Richmond – Begin July 14
2.6 Article: Water Safety – “Investigators: Drowning is Silent”  

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3) Cool Sites for Homeschoolers

View All Cool Sites for Homeschoolers

3.1 Christian Resources: Bible Broadcasting Network Bible Institute – Teen Studies

3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Budget-Friendly Hobbies

3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Free ABC Resources

3.4 Science: How to Classify Animals

3.5 Family Fun: Brain Games

3.6 Music: Article – “How Does Music Stimulate Left and Right Brain Function? Why is this Important?”

3.7 Sewing: Photo-Tutorial – Sew a Play-Mat and Toy Storage Bag

3.8 History: Free E-book – Noah and the Last Days

3.9 Father’s Day: Cards and Crafts

3.10 Homeschooling: Prager “University” – It’s Free!

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4) Parting Thought – Strange but True

A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.


When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state’s third largest city.


A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.


The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.


The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.


– As seen in Dr. Bob Griffin’s daily humor e-mail. You can subscribe free of charge at his website.


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5) Worth Repeating  

“My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.”

– Martin Luther (1483-1546), German monk credited with starting the Reformation. Read more about him and sample his work at the Christian Classics Ethereal Library.

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6) Verse of the Week

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

– Ephesians 2:10 (KJV)


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7) Homeschool Laugh of the Week
Laugh of the Week

Taken from The Official Book of Homeschooling Cartoons (www.familymanweb.com). Reprinted with Permission.