Traditional Homeschooling v.s. Blended

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Traditional Homeschooling v.s. Blended

Traditional Homeschooling v.s. Blended

After listening to a short interview on CBC Canada today about the  Calgary Board of Education offering a blended home school option (titled:  Blended Home Schooling),  it got me to thinking… about how lucky we are in Alberta to have so many education options for our children. When we first started to home school we did a bunch of research and came to the conclusion to go with 100% parent led studies, which in Alberta is referred to as “Traditional” home schooling. We also had in the back of our minds that, perhaps once our oldest was getting closer to the

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Engage Eye to Eye and Learn with Your Kids!

Engage Eye to Eye and Learn with Your Kids!

Eye Contact… we expect it, but do we give it? How often have you heard yourself say to your children … “Look at me when I talk to you!”  We have all done it at one point or another.  In fact, I said it just the other day, which inspired me to write this post. Was I inspired to write about how to get your children behave better, have immediate obedience, and always conduct themselves with proper manners?  No, I was inspired to write this through my own self reflection and criticism … which is sometimes difficult to perceive, let

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Planning the Perfect Family Field Trip

Planning the Perfect Family Field Trip

It’s that time of year again when we can take advantage of outdoor field trips! Anything from nature study in your own back yard, to taking a trip to the zoo.  Take advantage of the weather and get out to do some real life, hands-on learning. Our family goes about these field trips in a more relaxed,  unschooling type of way and it works so well!  The kids  constantly talk about all they learned from visits to old Forts and riding a real steam engine,  visiting a zoo,  to visiting beehives and learning how bees make honey! We don’t make

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