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Hands On Learning

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For me “hands on learning” is getting out in the world and seeing and doing… basically the essence of homeschooling in my opinion. From museums to stores to nature … you name it … it is all hands on 🙂 I remember growing up and going to school and thinking

dear parent starting your adventure in homeschooling

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Dear parent starting your adventure in homeschooling, So you have decided to homeschool … first off I want to say it will be awesome and  totally worth it!!! Yes; go ahead research the heck out of it. Look at every different method and all the different curriculums and then go with

5 days of Canadian field trips… day 4

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We have been having a crappy summer … lots of rain and very cool with a few exceptions A creative and indoor outing is to a ceramic art studio They are all over the place now … I think it is a new trend If you have kids that like painting

5 days of Canadian field trips… day 3

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Next on our stop is the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum If  your child (or even yourself) have any interest in planes … this is the place for you! ~Lisa

5 days of Canadian field trips… day 2

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One of our favourite museums is the Canadian Museum of Nature     ~Lisa  

5 days of Canadian field trips… day 1

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Let me kick start this 5 day series with the parliament of canada ! This is a great field trip for kids studying the government … I would suggest maybe 8 years and up …depending on the child and their interest in architecture and /or government  as they not only learn

Curriculum

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When I started homeschooling; I so badly wanted to just buy a box with everything I “needed” to homeschool. Sadly I never found this magic box… every boxed curriculum I found seemed to contain stuff that was pointless or stuff my kids didn’t want or stuff my kids already knew.

our new bird friends

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We are beyond excited as we have house finch who decided to make their nest in our front yard tree 🙂  here is a shot of the little guy … his whistle is just so lovely to listen to 🙂 Since we learn from what is around us; we are doing a unit

fun

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how we have fun in our homeschool ? although I do feel like everything we do is fun 🙂 otherwise why bother doing it ? I figured the best way for me to answer this; is to make a random list of “fun” things we do; some daily … some weekly

picaboo yearbook review

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I received my yearbook photo book from Picaboo last week and my whole family is totally impressed! The quality is awesome!  I want to start by saying that it was loads of fun to do this yearbook photo book. The web site is really neat. The amount of options are incredible…