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Convention Registration Opens Monday! 
GET READY FOR A 3-DAY MEMBERS-ONLY SPECIAL BEGINNING JANUARY 9.  

For just $59--less than the cost of a single 1-day ticket to a theme park--you can bring the entire family for all three days of the convention! Added Bonus: The earlier you register, the earlier you shop in the Used Curriculum Sale.

Not a member? Join today  to save on convention now--you'll also get great benefits all year long!

Come and be encouraged and equipped by in-demand speakers who share their knowledge and passion, an enormous exhibit hall filled with the latest and greatest resources, and more like-minded families than you can imagine.

Bring the whole family to catch the vision and better understand the "why" of home education--t
here are also LOTS of fun extras for children and teens, and so much more!

Registration opens for everyone on Thursday, January 12.   

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KATHI LIPP
DAVE STOTTS






LAINNA CALLENTINE
KIM HYLAND
ADAM ANDREWS



Integrating Themes into Learning! 
Joe Dean of Quest Experiences explains very simply why children learn best with thematic units: because sight, touch, sounds, and smells communicate with us on a deeper level than mere words. Plus, themes in learning are FUN! Learn more in this article in the new digital Virginia Home Educator!
LeaderLife Registration Is Open! 
The Leadership Conference is March 10 and 11--and registration is open NOW! Sign up yourself or send your co-op leader for an awesome weekend of new--and renewed--friendships, encouragement, inspiration, and blessed relaxation!
Registration will end in just a few weeks!

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FROM OUR ADVERTISERS

Come to Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center! 
Enjoy this 4-day, overnight, all-inclusive getaway for the whole family! Worship times and devotions will help your family focus on God. Fun activities like archery and zip-line will help you make priceless memories. We take care of the details so you can focus on spending quality time together!  
Register today on our website!


Hampton Christian Academy Accepts Homeschoolers! Hampton Christian, a college preparatory faith-based school, offers a quality educational experience that makes learning enjoyable. Homeschooled students may now enroll in up to four of any course offerings and participate in certain extra-curricular and sport activities. www.hamptonchristianacademy.org


MOM'S CORNER
Mom_s Corner
  
1.1 Article: "Encouragement for the Homeschooling Mom" 
1.2 Online Coupon Websites 
1.3 Lighthearted New Year's Resolutions for Mom 
 
HOMESCHOOL CLASSROOM
Preschool & Kindergarten
Elementary & Middle School 
Fine Motor Activities
Read-Aloud Books
Drawing Eyes

2.1 No-Prep Fine Motor Skills Activities 
2.2 Educational Busy Bags
2.3 Read-Aloud Books
2.4 Winter Crafts

2.5 Bibliography Creator
2.6 Learn to Draw Eyes


3.1 Williamsburg Classical Academy Spring Team Member Registration - Deadline Is TODAY (January 4) 
3.2 The College of the Albemarle Performing Arts Center Oklahoma! Auditions - Elizabeth City, NC - January 7
3.3 Homeschool Basics - Palmyra - Registration Deadline Is January 20 
3.4 Window Into Challenge: Homeschooling Through Middle and High School - Palmyra - Registration Deadline Is January 20 
3.5 High School Symposium - Richmond - Registration Deadline Is January 22 
 3.6 Christian Homeschool Science Fair - Palmyra - January 28
3.7 HSLDA 2017 Art Contest - Submission Deadline Is February 1 
3.8 Jamestown 4-H Educational Center Archery Camp - Williamsburg - Registration Deadline Is February 20 
3.9 Chesterfield Library Children's Activities - Chesterfield County - Ongoing
VERSE OF THE WEEK
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,"
1 Peter 1:3 (KJV)
HOMESCHOOL Q&A
Sick Days
Sick Days and the Unexpected! - Kyndra Steinmann 
It's always a good idea to plan for the unexpected--especially when cold and flu season rolls around. Keep these tips in mind when plans get changed by illness or other interruptions.
 
Facing Criticism 
Q. I'm overwhelmed with negative comments and criticism from a close family member who does not support our decision to homeschool. How should I respond without creating more of a problem?
 
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Homeschool Success Seminars 
Success Seminar - TOMORROW 
Get the information you need to start homeschooling with confidence at Yvonne Bunn's seminar, "How to Begin Homeschooling: What You Need to Know."

Didn't register? Come anyway--just give us a call to let us know, and we'll have your place ready for you! 
 
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Free E-Book from Covenant Eyes Convention sponsor Covenant Eyes is offering a free e-book, Parenting the Internet Generation, with helpful advice for protecting your children online. Plus, get a free, 30-day trial of Covenant Eyes software. If you like it, you can sign up using the HEAV promo code and a portion will be donated to HEAV!
 
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