Open House THIS Friday! 
Stop by the HEAV office from 1 to 4 p.m. for an opportunity to meet HEAV staff and other homeschool families. Enjoy hot cocoa, games, and more than $1200 of amazing door prizes and giveaways! 
 
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How-to-Begin-Homeschooling Seminar - January 5 
Veteran homeschool mom Yvonne Bunn gives you the information and confidence you need to start homeschooling. Learn about what the law says, where to find curricula, what records to keep, and much more.

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Convention Registration Opens January 9 Don't miss the special three-day-only, early registration price for HEAV members. Save $20 off the regular nonmember price. This year's convention features an exciting line-up of speakers and a packed Exhibit Hall!

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MOM'S CORNER
Mom_s Corner
  
1.1 Article: "How to Have the Best Christmas Ever with Your Spouse" 
1.2 Teaching Your Dyslexic Child to Read 1.3 Peppermint Fluff Dip
 
HOMESCHOOL CLASSROOM
Preschool & Kindergarten
Elementary & Middle School 
Nativity Masks
Geography Websites
Christmas Challenge

2.1 Simple Nativity Story Drama 
2.2 Christmas Decorating with Patterns
2.3 Geography Resources 2.4 Games that Build Number Sense
2.5 Christmas Timeline Challenge 
2.6 How to Solve a Logic Puzzle



3.1 CYT Fredericksburg Production of White Christmas - Spotsylvania - December 9-11 
3.2 Court End Christmas - Richmond - December 11 
3.3 Such a Time Conference - Toana - Registration Deadline Is December 31 
3.4 Food Challenge - Powhatan - Registration Deadline Is January 13 
3.5 Virginia Outdoor Writers Association High School Writing Competition - Submission Deadline Is February 25 
3.6 Annual Air Force Heritage and History Student Writing Competition - Submission Deadline Is March 14
VERSE OF THE WEEK
"And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;"
Isaiah 11:2 (KJV)
HOMESCHOOL Q&A
Teaching Art
Q and A
Teaching Art to Preschool and Early Elementary-Age Children - Sharon Jeffus 
Art plays a critical role in child development. Art teacher Sharon Jeffus offers some tips and guidelines for ways to teach art and art appreciation.
 
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This question was answered in an earlier edition of "Homeschool Q&A."
Sign Language 
Q. Is sign language accepted by colleges for a foreign language?



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Help Wanted
Just a Few Openings Left! 
Registration is open for all and is filling up very quickly for the all-new Legislative Day at the Capitol on January 26. Registration is now open to everyone, but don't delay--there is room for just a few more families! 
 
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Phone Counselors Needed 
Homeschooling moms, here's a chance to serve other homeschoolers right from your own home! HEAV is looking for dedicated individuals to answer questions and offer support. Training is provided.
 
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