February Is Home Education Month! 
Celebrate homeschooling and our homeschooling freedoms. Maybe plan a get-together with other homeschooling friends or take a field trip to one of the special homeschool days this month (see below). 
Graduation Registration Deal Is Ending! 
Register now before the price goes up on February 6. Celebrate this important milestone in a way that includes parents, family, and friends in a special, God-honoring celebration. 

LeaderLife! In It to Win It: Victorious Leadership 
It's the LeaderLife! leadership conference with a new and FUN twist! Veteran homeschool moms, speakers, and leaders Tara Bentley and Nancy Manos will encourage and inspire you with practical and relevant advice. You'll also get to hear from Jim Mason, HSLDA's vice president and director of litigation, who has defended homeschool freedoms for many years.


Homeschool Day at the Lynnhaven House Colonial Education Center 
February 23, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Youth age 5 and up can explore the past with hands-on educational lessons and take home craft. $5/ child or $20/ family. Advance registration required.
Education Center
Winterplace Ski Resort 
Homeschool Students (all ages) family & friends! Enjoy a day of education & fun with other HEAV families on the slopes. Students learn about taking part in healthy outdoor activities. More info on Mid-week Packages & "Snow Sports Educational Series." 800-607-SNOW
Mom_s Corner
1.1 Article: "Have You Ever Been Alone with God?"
1.2 Celebrate Black History Month with Field Trips
1.3 Brain Breaks
Preschool & Kindergarten
Elementary & Middle School 

2.1 Exploring Light and Prisms
2.2 Learn About the Seasons with Electronic Stickers

2.3 500 Science Activities for Every Month of the Year
2.4 Teaching Children to Knit

2.5 STEM Projects for High School Credit
2.6 Comic Strip Creator

Around the State
3.1 Become a  2017 General Assembly Page - Richmond - Through February 24
3.2 Homeschool Family Indoor Rock Climbing Open House - Midlothian - Registration Deadline Is February 3
3.3 Henricus Homeschool Day - Chester - Registration Deadline Is February 13
3.4 Roanoke Private and Homeschool Football Organizational Meeting - Vinton - February 15
3.5 Homeschool Family Indoor Rock Climbing Class - Midlothian - Registration Deadline Is February 17
3.6 School's Out, Camp's In - Williamsburg - February 20 and March 31
"Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield."
Psalm 33:20 (KJV)

Toddler Schooling
Q and A
Toddler Schooling: Five Amazing Skills to Teach Your Two-Year-Old - Kyndra Steinmann 
Including the littlest ones in your homeschool gets them ready for a lifetime of learning. These five tips offer great ways for a toddler to stay busy during school time while learning important skills.
Driver's Education 
Q. This week's Q&A Live session with Yvonne Bunn answers your homeschool questions about driver's education for Virginia homeschoolers. Tune in each Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. to hear Yvonne answer a different homeschool question on Facebook.  
Meet the Speaker
Meet the Speaker: Kristen Eckenwiler 
Kristen Eckenwiler is a convention favorite who, along with her husband, is co-business-owner of The Struggling Reader, which provides real help for all children learning to read, but especially those who may be struggling.  
Special Needs at the Convention 
Have questions about special needs and learning disabilities? Get your questions answered at the special-needs table and explore "good teaching" with hands-on demos in the Exhibit Hall. Also, be sure to check out sessions on learning disabilities by Convention speaker Kristen Eckenwiler.
Special Buddies 
Sign up now for Special Buddies, a children's program designed especially for children ages 3 through 12 who have moderate special needs.

Through songs, games, and crafts, children learn about God's amazing world, while their parents enjoy the convention speakers and workshops! 
Special Seminar Offer for Homeschooled Young Adults!
The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) offers in-person seminars to educate students on free-market principles, and is happy to offer tuition reimbursement scholarships to HEAV homeschooled students, ages 14-26. Use code Homeschool17. The scholarship application deadline is February 14, 2017.

T hursday, February 16
Thursday, February 16
Friday, February 17
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