Model United Nations

By Joyce Rodgers, VaHomeschoolers Conference Speaker

Recently a friend asked me to share my experience with Model United Nations with the homeschooling community. I have begun to write this so many times and constantly find myself at a loss, unable to encapsulate it all in a few paragraphs. As a high schooler Model United Nations [...]

My New Year Wish for You

Parrish Mort, Cartersville

My hopes for you in 2014 -

 

see the appreciation in your child’s eyes for your willingness to support them where they are – even when they are angry at you for the extra math problems.

doubt that it matters.

 

delight in and value your [...]

Best Card Trick Ever, or Algebra Without Tears

From the blog:

Poached in Salsa

Appreciating the usual, embracing the new

by Louisa, a link to her December 4, 2013 blogpost.

I am not, and have never been, pop culture’s idea of the homeschool mom: sit the kids at the table to work through lessons, have them do chores to keep the house [...]

FREE Upcoming, INTERESTING Online Classes

By Amy Wilson

If you’re like me, you may have heard so many acronyms in your lifetime that you no longer have space in your brain to manage any more. But, maybe before you ran out of mental real estate, you managed to store MOOC, which stands [...]

Missing out on our Facebook Posts?

by Ann Clay

Are you a Facebook fan? VaHomeschoolers has been managing its own page since March 2009. Now well into our fifth year, we are posting a lot more!

Due to the growth of our organization and the interest in homeschooling, we now post several times a day! In [...]

Nature Apps for Homeschooling

submitted by Stephanie Elms, Annandale

What could be better or more convenient than having access to multiple field guides or star maps when you are out and about? Digital nature apps allow you to carry a variety of field guides with you at all times. The digital aspects of these guides make them extremely [...]

Finding Your Tribe: Fitting in and Finding Your Place as a Homeschooling Family

Submitted By Janell E. Robisch

The challenge of fitting in is a global one. Whether young or old, most people naturally seek out a group of like-minded folks with whom they can talk and share their lives and experiences. Even in a pre-made social structure like school, children and school staff [...]

Volunteer Spotlight on Jeanne Faulconer

Photo courtesy of Maggie Selph Moore

“She was the spark that ignited the flame.”

 

Jeanne Faulconer of Stanardsville is widely known as a writer and speaker on homeschooling issues, and she has devoted most of her homeschooling life to VaHomeschoolers.

“Are there enough superlatives to adequately describe her?” [...]

Mom’s Weekend Out: My First VaHomeschoolers Conference

Submitted by Janell E. Robisch

 

Recently, I had the good fortune of attending my first ever statewide homeschooling conference. I’ve been homeschooling for years and always wanted to go to the annual conference of the Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers, but with life as a mom, something always came up to [...]

If You Show a Child a Homemade Hovercraft

If You Show a Child a Homemade Hovercraft – Submitted by Kelly Muzzin of Manassas

Finished Hovercraft

If you show a child a homemade hovercraft, she’s going to want to make one herself.

She’s going to need the balloon pump, [...]