A Summer Evaluation (Part I)

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By Ann Clay

By now you’ve at least decided on your manner of showing evidence of progress, and most of us have completed the steps. Now you know (or soon will) how your child performed this past year. It’s comforting to have some feedback, isn’t it? You know where you need to spend more [...]

Keep the Learning Going During Summer Play!

By Ann Clay

Virginia’s steamy summer is just about to get under way. What was a grim, dark, and wet spring has segued into a typically sultry June, and it’s time to wind down the learning in your homeschool. Or is it?

Perhaps you’ve completed your end-of-year testing/evaluations, and your kids are [...]

VaHomeschoolers Voice Rewind- September 2008

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2008 issue of Voice Magazine. Don’t miss Parrish when she speaks at the 2016 VaHomeschoolers Conference & Resource Fair on April 1 & 2, 2016.

 

Playful Learning

Parrish Mort, Cartersville

Much can be learned in play that will afterwards be of [...]

Biggest Children’s Book Festival on the East Coast Returns to Farmville, VA

 

By Lina Roberts

 

For as long as Juanita Giles can remember, her hometown public school system has struggled. And while her community may not be alone, with nearly half of all children in the United States living in low-income families, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, her county is among the hardest [...]

VaHomeschoolers Voice Rewind- October 2011

Beginning this month, VaHomeschoolers will regularly feature a favorite article from one of our past Voice magazines. From homeschool advice to curriculum reviews, field trip reports to creative ideas, Voice has something for every age and homeschooling style. This month, an article from our Sept/Oct 2011 issue will inspire you to go outside with your [...]

Cade Martin: World Travels with Model UN

By Katie Slavnik

Casual dinnertime banter between Cade Martin, an 11th grader from Chesterfield, and his father, originally sprang from Cade’s natural interest in history. Over time, these conversations evolved to include lively discussions about many topics such as current events and world politics. This eventually led Cade to get involved in [...]

Teens Heard, Parents Heard

Compiled by Pamela Schmidt, Bluemont and Karen Phaup, Beaverdam

 

Self-described author, educator, adventurer and entrepreneur Blake Boles was the keynote speaker at the 2015 VaHomeschoolers Conference and Resource Fair. Exuding a quiet, and unimposing first impression, he received resounding positive accolades from both the teen attendants and their parents. Such global enthusiasm is rare [...]

Volunteer Spotlight on Theresa Munt

A Quiet Voice behind VOICE

by DeeDee Sauter

Most stories have a beginning, a middle and an end.

The story of the Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers bi-monthly published magazine, VaHomeschoolers Voice, began with Theresa Munt and Jeanne Faulconer.

 

Theresa Munt… with Theresa Munt!

 

This bi-monthly magazine is now a staple of communication [...]

Parker Gondella: Guitarist, Mandolinist, and Luthier Extraordinaire

Academic studies, whether facilitated by parents in the homeschool environment or in a more public forum, are time consuming, often leaving little room for more artistic endeavors. Yet passion combined with dedication can overcome even the tightest of schedules.

Born to a musical family, Parker McGuinn Gondella, now 15, has matured into [...]

Hacking the Game Closet

by Kendra Niehaus

 

Sometimes the box a gift comes in is more fun to play with and sometimes the best games are the ones kids make up themselves.

Over the years, my kids have taken store-bought games and puzzles and twisted them to play by their own rules. For instance, what homeschool parent hasn’t [...]