2013 VaHomeschoolers Exhibit Hall

For information about our current conference, see VaHomeschoolers Conference.

2013 Conference

The Exhibition Hall and Used Resource Sale are free and open to the public, though all attendees must register and receive a name badge.

Exhibit Hall

Friday, March 22, 4:00–7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 23, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Be sure to visit the vendors in our Exhibit Hall on Friday and Saturday (see list below). VaHomeschoolers knows you want to see products and services that reflect a broad spectrum of educational philosophies. In our Exhibit Hall, you’ll find curricula, books, field trip offerings, educational services and so much more. There’s plenty of time to shop between sessions, over lunch and during the afternoon shopping break, so feel free to browse first and purchase products you may not see elsewhere.

Used Resource Sale

Friday, March 22, 4:00–7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 23, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Don’t miss the Used Resource Sale, home of prices that can’t be beat and treasures just waiting for you to discover them. Thanks to the generous support of other homeschoolers, you will find curricula, manipulatives, children’s and young adult literature, CDs, games, science kits and more. All items have been donated, so each purchase directly supports VaHomeschoolers’ programs. Don’t leave the conference without some treasures of your own! Do you have educational resources you’re ready to pass on to others? Contact Used Resource Fair for information about donating to the Used Resource Sale.

Vendor List

BYU Independent Study

BYU Independent Study offers over 400 high school, middle school, and university online courses that help students make up credit, graduate on time, enhance their curriculum, or earn university credit. Students can sign up anytime and work at their own pace. We help all students receive a high-quality, affordable education.

Camp Friendship

Founded in 1966, Camp Friendship is home to some of the most affordable, convenient and diverse group venue locations in the Central Virginia area. We work with Private and Public school groups, Girl and Boy Scouts, churches, youth organizations, family reunions and various companies to assist them with activity programming or simply provide a facility for their own program.  Also offered is our residential camp running from mid-June through mid-August.  

Chesapeake Children’s Therapy

Chesapeake Children’s Therapy Center is a provider of pediatric speech, physical, and occupational therapy services. Chesapeake is pleased to introduce Telepractice: Speech therapy via secure videoconferencing! This service model is accepted as an effective method of providing speech therapy for children, and allows parents to access high quality speech therapy for their children without driving to a clinic.

Classical Conversations

Classical Conversations is a leader in the home-centered education movement. It’s method is to equip parents to homeschool all children (age 4-18) through high school. Once a week local community programs offered for student to practice grammar, dialectic and rhetoric skills.

Doc’s Discovery Books

Doc’s Discovery Books are a series of inductive Bible studies designed to help middle-school / junior high school kids understand the Bible. They are encouraged to underline and circle many words and phrases in their Bibles. They are also encouraged to memorize Scripture.

Explorations Play Studio

Explorations Play Studio offers an online program called “Play Spaces Transformed, from overwhelming to rejuvenating” to support parents/educators who want to design play environments for young children encouraging creative play. Participants also become part of a group called THE COLLABORATION, where like-minded people join forces and move forward together in their quest for providing the best creative play opportunities possible.

Fun-da-Mentals of Bright Minds

Critical thinking books and software to improve any curriculum. Specializing in The Thinking Company products for all grade levels, ages, and learning styles. Let’s match this excellent material to your child’s needs!  

Great Hall Productions – Jim Weiss

Award-winning Family audio by Jim Weiss featuring Classical Literature, History; G.A. Henty, Story of the World; unabridged novels. Conference discount at booth. “Intelligent entertainment for the thinking family.”

Great Wolf Lodge

 North America’s largest family of indoor waterpark resorts. Located close to the historic triangle of Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. Come learn, and then relax and play in our 69,000sq.ft. indoor waterpark. Great Wolf – “Creating family traditions, one family at a time”  Book online using promo code: HOME

Ignite

Ignite is a discipleship, education, and ministry training program that prepares – in a collegiate atmosphere – graduated high school students toward their life-mission of serving Christ, know His Word, and walking in His Spirit.

Independent Lake Camp

Independent Lake Camp is a Superior Pocono Mountain Summer Camp dedicated to a diverse community, committed creativity, superb facilities, and powerful individualized programming. ILC offers 500 boys and girls ages 6-17 the option of a 2,3,4,5,7,or 9 week sessions. The camp offers many exciting programs including circus, land sports, visual arts, performing arts, mountain biking, rock music, water sports, role playing games, video, cooking, computers, tennis, golf, ropes course, horseback riding, creative writing, mountain boarding, magic, newspaper, roller blading, skateboarding, climbing wall, go-karts, rocketry, swimming pool, BMX Biking, fitness & weight training, and much more.

Inspiring Art, “Paint with Me”

Inspiring Art is a collaboration of 2 public school art educators with 25 years of experience. Cheryl and Karen instruct and nurture the creative spirit through: problem solving, experimenting with art techniques. We integrate the National Standards and student learning. Inspiring Art offers: interactive web workshops, hands on workshops, summer enrichment classes and products. Products on sale: How to projects: Journaling, Culture and Technique, and Expressionism and Creating with spirit. Come by our booth sign in with your e-mail and get an art surprise.

Jim Hodges Audio Books

Jim Hodges Audio Books provides unabridged recordings of the G.A. Henty historical novels, children’s books, “overtly Christian” titles, old time radio shows, and WWII audio and video products. Great for auditory learners and as supplemental history resources.

Kay Anderson

Author Kay Anderson presents her newly released book, by CrossBooks Publisher, “Self-Examination of Biblical Obedience, the ABCs of Understanding Scripture.” Great A to Z topical Bible study, motivational workbook, study notes outline who, what, when, where, and how to obey, cited A to Z references for each topic, personal obedience assessments, journal pages, cross-reference index noting favorite Bible passages and clichés.

Learn Differently – Kathy Kuhl

Kathy Kuhl’s LearnDifferently.com helps parents help children who are struggling, discourages, gifted – or all three! The author of Staying Sane as You Homeschool and Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner, Kathy speaks and consults, helping parents plan and find resources and support. At conferences, Kathy brings dozens of her favorite titles, chosen to help parents help children thrive.

LearningRx

At LearningRx we work to identify cognitive strengths and weaknesses. Once identified we attack the weaknesses and build on the strengths. Where tutoring re-teaches material, LearningRx works the root cause.

Liberty Mutual

Full service insurance company with all lines of personal insurance, specializing in Life Insurance and protecting your family and personal property.

Maestro Classics

Maestro Classics is an Award-winning audio CD series designed to cultivate a love of music through education and joyful performances. Each high quality CD includes a beautifully narrated story with superb classical music recordings by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Also included are educational tracks about the music, authors’, and composers’ lives, a “play along” tract, and an innovative activity booklet.

The Marine Science Consortium

The Marine Science Consortium offers a variety of classes in Coastal Ecology off of Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The bays, marshes, beaches, maritime forests, and off-shore waters are the Marine Science Consortium’s classroom. Our Homeschoolers Workshops are tailored for the budding Marine Biologist in your home. Our workshops provide hands-on observation of marine environments and life forms and ecosystems.

Mathalicious

Mathalicious provides teachers and homeschool parents with lessons that teach standards-based math through real-world topics.

Membean, Inc.

Membean.com is completely web-based vocabulary learning site that fully addresses the needs of all learners in a fascinating and effective differentiated format. Membean gives you simple and engaging strategies to learn words for the PSAT/SAT/GRE, your Adaptive Reinforcement Engine strengthens word memory. Most of all, our students say that Membean is fun!

Nancy Larson® Science

Nancy Larson Science programs are serious science for children 5-12. Nancy uses multisensory learning and proven strategies that assure children get more long-term learning. Each year long program is easy to teach. All the preparation is done and the scripted teacher’s manual enables parents to teach in-depth science proficiently and easily. You just open the box and go.

New Community School

Summer School at The New Community School offers students an opportunity to improve basic skills. Small class sizes provide direct and individual attention. Middle school courses focus on remediating reading, writing, mathematics, keyboarding, and organizational/study skills. Upper school courses focus on college preparation in the areas of reading, vocabulary, study skills, mathematics, writing, and SAT preparation.

New York Life Insurance Co.

New York Life can help give a child a headstart in life. Permanent life insurance provides death benefit protection, creates a living legacy that will accumulate cash value and may help your child or grandchild get a head start on their financial future. Free Child ID’s will be provided for every child who visits our table here at the conference with a guardian.

Norwex

Our Norwex Mission: Improving quality of life by radically reducing he use of chemicals in personal care and cleaning.

RightStart Mathematics by Activities for Learning

RightStart Mathematics uses the AL Abacus to provide a visual, auditory, and kinesthetic experience. The program lessons guide the teacher day-by-day and year-by-year, helping children understand, apply, and enjoy mathematics while surpassing state standards.

Rivanna Music

Rivanna Music specializes in the creation of outstanding children’s music and the notion that music makes learning fun and memorable.

Riverside School

For over 38 years we have provided dyslexic children the opportunity to achieve their highest potential. We do this by providing a nurturing and caring environment while utilizing a research based multisensory teaching approach. Summer programs include Ready Set Go – An Early Literacy Camp, Camp Riverside, and a teacher training course. Call Riverside School 804-320-3465 for more information.

The Scottie Chronicles

After being friends for several years, Stephanie Robinson (author) and Wendy Hope (illustrator) went into business together.  They love books and love reading to their children. Stephanie and Wendy wanted to put out a book that their children would love to read and had a moral theme.  From there “The Scottie Chronicles” were born. The first book of the series is titled “The Scotties Learn about Respect”. 

Seton Testing Services

Seton Testing Services carries nationally standardized achievement tests, practice tests, parent materials and other assessment materials to meet your needs for grades K-12. We offer year-round testing and scoring. Tests are scored and results returned within 2 weeks. Listed are some of the tests we provide. California Achievement Test (CAT), IOWA  Test of Basic Skills, TerraNova 2/CAT 6 Complete and Survey Batteries w/Plus Tests, Algebra Placement Test

Sylvan Learning Center

Sylvan understands that every child has a unique learning style. Sylvan will develop a personalized program that incorporates the exact content your child needs to strengthen skills and develop a love of learning that will last a lifetime.

Teaching Textbooks

Math products designed specifically for homeschoolers. Math 3 through pre-Calculus.

Usborne Books and More

Make Learning fun with Usborne Books and More! Usborne offers something for every age group from preschool to high school. With the recent addition of the Kane/Miller line of books, we have even more quality books to choose from. Usborne’s unique use of humor and illustrations clearly demonstrates that acquiring knowledge can be fun “one book at a time.”

Virgin Island Environmental Resource Station 

Virgin Islands Environmental Resource Station (VIERS) offers unique learning experiences about coastal and marine communities of tropical islands and is located in the U.S. Virgin Islands National Park on the South side of St. John. At VIERS, you are “in nature,” part of the eco-system and just minutes from hiking to a mountain top or swimming in the Caribbean Sea.

Virginia Air and Space Center

The Virginia Air and Space Center, located in downtown Hampton, VA, offers programs, workshops, and outreach programs to homeschool families and co-op groups.

Virginia College Savings Plan

Affordable, flexible, tax-advantaged college savings. Welcome to Virginia 529! We are your resource for Virginia’s tax advantaged college savings programs.

Wells Fargo

If you’re an educator, you understand the importance of a solid financial curriculum. Now, by using Hands on Banking®—the free, fun, and engaging financial program from Wells Fargo—you can help students of any age build a brighter financial future. The Hands on Banking online financial courses include free instructor guides with classroom lessons and activities that will help you guide students through real-life scenarios & group discussions.

 

 

 


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