Supporting Young Writers in Your Homeschool With Great Literature

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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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Remembrance Day Resources for Your Family

Remembrance Day Resources for Your Family

*This post contains affiliate links. See disclosure policy for full details. The sacrifices of men and women who have served our country in time of war, conflict and peace should never be forgotten or taken for granted.  Those who have served our nation, both in the past and present, deserve to be honoured for their dedication and allegiance to our country and our welfare as a nation .  It is our duty to not only take time to pay our respects, but to teach our youth about the history of our nation and our military. Taking part in Remembrance Day services, in one way

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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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