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physical education & health

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This is probably one of my favourite “subjects”… although we don’t practice it as a subject but a way of life. During the summer, we join a summer pool where they do diving,  swim team and water polo. They play tons of games in and out of the pool with their

spelling

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How do I teach my kids to spell ? Honestly, I haven’t really put much effort or thought into this … I have let this kind of happen on it’s own. I had started trying to do spelling drills with my oldest a few years back ; where I would

Math

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One of the most asked questions I get about homeschooling is “What do you use for math”? Well to start off with … I try to make learning to count fun and we don’t use a book, but objects. Anything from toys, to food, even when are about and about we

learn to type free

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I have so many resources that I have book marked over the years… have decided to share them with you . My kids loved this free learn to type site from bbc It is a fun way to get kids to learn to type and best of all it is

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

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  

morning and male finches

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We have learned that male finches defend  their female mates rather then a nesting area  … and so we observed these 2 males fighting. These are not the best pictures as I was standing on the wrong side with the sun and they are so fast and difficult to capture; but I

Favourite Canadian Book (s)

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It is too hard to just pick one … so I have decided to name several books that we love. My oldest who is 9 years old really enjoys the books Canadian flyer adventure series; they are great chapter books that teach some history of Canadian events. My 7 year old enjoys

clay is fun and messy ;)

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We went to art studio last week and the kids got their hands on clay … there was a paint splatter room …apparently they have had about 500 + paint parties for the walls to look like this: I want a room like this in my house!!! Lisa