Supporting Young Writers in Your Homeschool With Great Literature

Supporting Young Writers in Your Homeschool With Great Literature

Supporting Young Writers in Your Homeschool With Great Literature

*This post contains affiliate links to a curriculum we use in our home school. See disclosure policy for full details. Are you and your kids tired of the same old writing drills? Do your homeschool bookshelves house more than three types of writing curriculum? Writing, even if you feel you are quite good at it yourself, can be one of those subjects you find hard to teach in your homeschool. Why? Because, we tend to automatically recall and implement techniques from when we were in school. Think back to all the creative writing assignments, ugh! I enjoyed using my imagination,

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Effective How To STEM Projects Your Kids Will Love

Effective How To STEM Projects Your Kids Will Love

*This post may contain affiliate links to products we use in our homeschool. For full details, please see our disclosure statement. We are living in a time where STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education is gaining in popularity. Many exciting and innovative career choices will centre around STEM subject areas which, as homeschoolers, we have an opportunity to provide our children with in a more real life way.   I am excited to share a new user friendly CAD (Computer Aided Design) program that we can teach our kids!     Learn Onshape is a company dedicated to teaching online 3D design projects

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Homeschool Geography Curriculum for Your High School Needs

Homeschool Geography Curriculum for Your High School Needs

*This post contains affiliate links to a curriculum we use in our homeschool. See disclosure policy for full details. This year we are officially homeschooling high school! As we venture into this new chapter, we require curriculum which will both engage our children as well as helping them succeed in earning credits towards their high school diploma. Where we live there is a Social Studies requirement for the high school diploma, which covers both History and Geography. My research for a great Geography curriculum has lead me to Bright Ideas Press and North Star Geography written by Tyler Hogan. North

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Adopting Year Round Homeschooling, New Curriculum and Loving It

Adopting Year Round Homeschooling, New Curriculum and Loving It

*This post contains affiliate links to products I use in our homeschool, see disclosure policy for full details. We have often kept up some sort of study throughout summer.  We are a family who embraces learning as a way of life v.s. something more institutional and dry.  Not to mention we live in Canada, so studying botany or entomology in the dead of winter (and -35 Celsius) just isn’t practical or rewarding.  Until this year however, our summer homeschooling has been quite unstructured. This year I made the decision to truly embrace a year round homeschool schedule. We still make

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All Homeschoolers Need to Stick Together To Be Stronger

All Homeschoolers Need to Stick Together To Be Stronger

No matter what homeschool philosophy or method you follow, we all have similarities and common ground we can stand on. All too often I see or hear of homeschool families divided. The Unschoolers v.s. the Classical; the Charlotte Mason v.s. the Textbook Style, Christian Homeschoolers v.s. the Secular Homeschoolers, etc. But, what if we stuck together, despite what style, method or philosophy we adhere to? What if we celebrated what we have in common instead of separating ourselves by our differences? What could we accomplish? For one thing, we could give homeschooling a stronger more unified voice. When it comes

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