HEAV’S Virginia Homeschool Update


March 6, 2013 



Convention--It's Coming!

Don’t Miss the $59 Member Special!

Stay tuned! Convention registration is opening soon with a three-day, member-only special price of just $59! Registration includes a keynote session with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar; keynotes by speakers Michael Farris and Jeff Myers; workshops with Heidi St. John, Steve Demme, and MANY others; a Writing Seminar with Andrew Pudewa; a Cartooning Camp; and Miracle Mountain Ranch Teen Track; as well as the usual HUGE Exhibit Hall, UCS, Children’s Program, and more!


HEAV Members: Make sure you have your HEAV number handy–you can find it on your membership card and on your magazine mailing label. Not a member? Join today to take advantage of this special price!


Two Reasons to Preregister Early

1) To Get Your Duggar Tickets

Those with full three-day registration may reserve tickets to a Duggar keynote session. Additional tickets may be obtained onsite if available, but there is no guarantee. We expect tickets to go quickly, so preregister early! (Tickets are not available with shopping-only, scholarship, and free-parent-of-preschooler registrations.)       

2) Get an Early Used Curriculum Sale Entry Time

Remember, after early shopping fro volunteers, entry to the UCS is based on preregistration time, so sign up early (or volunteer) for the best chance for great deals!


Coming to the Convention…

Joe & Zan Tyler

The Tylers have been married for 35 years and, despite early legal battles, have homeschooled since 1984. Zan is the director of Apologia Press and a former national grassroots director for ParentalRights.org. The author of 7 Tools for Cultivating Your Child’s Potential, she is also a popular columnist. Joe has worked in the information systems industry for 32 years and is the project manager for Apologia Educational Ministries. Check out the Tylers’ workshops:

aising G-Rated Sons in an R-Rated World

The cultural pressures on our young men are immense! Help them counter the culture!


You Want to What? Confessions of a Reluctant Homeschool Dad 

Joe shares how he went from skeptic to raging fan. WARNING: In this session, dads may become so enthusiastic that they may even become teachers!


How Do I Teach My Young Child to Have a Biblical Worldview?

Don’t wait until the high school years to do this!


Talk with Me: How Conversation Stimulates Learning

Replace boredom during lessons with a motivation to learn.


Living in the Fiery Furnace: Avoiding Homeschool Burnout

Find out what to do if you’re ready to throw in the towel and put your children on that appealing yellow school bus.

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learn math fast coins Learn Math Fast System Teaches Years of Math in Months   


Does math bring tears to your homeschool? When it’s time to start over from the beginning and re-teach math, read the Learn Math Fast System. In about a year, your child can be up to 9th grade level with confidence and a smile.

Coupon: HEAV gives $10 off at www.LearnMathFastBooks.com.


Tidewater Classical Academy

Tidewater Classical Academy–Personal Attention of Homeschooling and Academic Excellence

Tidewater Classical Academy is a classical Christian school with a homeschool environment located in the heart of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Our vision is to provide a Christ-centered, classically based education for Christian children. Currently enrolling for grades Pre-K4 through 8. TCA also has teacher positions available.

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Putting Together a Transcript?

We’re Here to Help!

HEAV’s homeschool transcript service is designed to guide you through the often-intimidating transcript process. Our automated system computes your credits and GPA while one of our staff members carefully edits and proofreads your transcript, offering suggestions and clarifications for a professional result.

Website Development

The web team will be testing the {{{never-working-until-now}}} member login button tonight from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. The site itself will be available, but the behavior may be erratic, so we apologize for any inconvenience. Please pray for a successful test! Once the login button is functional, we can move forward with convention registration. Yay!

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An HEAV-Sponsored Event! 

Homeschool Day at The Virginia Museum of the Civil War
Saturday, March 23 – New Market

Join the Confederate Army and learn to drill, try 19th-century games and crafts, watch the Emmy-award-winning film Field of Lost Shoes, and peruse displays on wildlife and protecting our waterways. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Shenandoah River from the overlooks!

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Article of the Week

Waking Up with a Heavenly Attitude – Leslie Ludy

This homeschooling mom noticed that her attitude was key to the atmosphere of the entire home, so she begins each day with a key question for herself.


Homeschool Q&A

Educator Discount Card

Q. Where can I get a homeschool ID card to use for educator discounts at stores?

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1) Homeschool Items

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1.1 Homeschool Science Fair – Manassas – March 9

1.2 James River Home School Foundation Open House – Richmond – March 11

1.3 Classical Conversations Information Meetings – Dates and Locations Vary

1.4 Register Now for YMV Summer Concert Band Camp – Virginia Beach – Register Soon

1.5 The Teaching Home Resources: Achievement Tests and St. Patrick’s Day

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2) General Interest Items

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2.1 Veterinary Medical Career Fair – Alexandria – March 10

2.2 USO Art Contest – Deadline Is March 30

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3) Cool Sites for Homeschoolers
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3.1 Christian Resources: Teaching Home Easter Unit Study 

3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Saving Potato Water

3.3 Preschool, Kindergarten, and Up: Kids Learning Station Printables

3.4 Science: Make a Light Bulb

3.5 Economics: Feed the Pig Savings Advice

3.6 Sewing: Free Patterns for Fleece

3.7 Preparedness: Stroke Prevention – ACT F.A.S.T Video

3.8 Cooking and Art: Creative Lunch and Snack Ideas

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4) Parting Thought – Feeding Wolves

“A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt about a tragedy. He said, ‘I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, angry, violent one. The other wolf is the loving, compassionate one.’


The grandson asked him, ‘Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?’


The grandfather answered, ‘The one I feed.’ “


– Author unknown; as seen on the Internet.


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5) Worth Repeating 

“The test of every religious, political, or educational system, is the man which it forms. If a system injures the intelligence it is bad. If it injures the character it is vicious. If it injures the conscience it is criminal.”

– Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821-1881), a Swiss poet and philosopher of French Huguenot descent.


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6) Verse of the Week   

Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

– Psalm 62:8 (KJV)

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7) Homeschool Laugh of the Week

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