• Famous Canadians Free Notebooking Pages - great for learning Canadian history
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    Free Notebooking Pages – Famous Canadians

    One of the things I love about homeschooling is following the interests of my kids. I am really looking forward to the day when they “know what they want to be when they grow up” (or you know, at least an idea. I’m not even sure if I know what I want to be when I grow up) and we can take those interests and run with them. Raeca has been wanting to create some printables/books with me and so the other evening we sat on the couch and did some brainstorming. We both came up with ten ideas and she narrowed it down to her favorite. The next day…

  • Free Printable Sight Word Flashcards
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    Free Printable Sight Word Cards

    Teaching my son to read has been an completely different experience than teaching my daughter. It is so much less frustrating in some ways and more frustrating in others. Pretty much exactly like parenting. One thing Ephraim has needed a lot more practice with than Raeca is sight words. I recently had a short but really eye opening conversation with a teacher friend who used to teach grade one. He mentioned that the biggest factor he has seen play a role in reading is memory. According to him, kids with a better memory learn to read quicker.     This comment on memory was a huge light bulb moment for…

  • Grab this pack of free printables for your elementary homeschool!
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    Free Elementary Homeschool Printables

    In just a few short weeks the Elementary Homeschool Bundle will be launching over at Intentional Bundles, this is going to be a great deal that you won’t want to miss if you homeschool kids from preschool through to grade four. But, before we kick off the bundle, there is a great pack of freebies that you can download!     These free printables are also for the preschool – grade four range and include: sight word cards Lego challenge cards under the sea fact cards famous European buildings fact cards     HERE’S WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE PRINTABLES: The Lego challenge cards are great to pull out on…

  • Free Printable Homeschool un-Planner Monthly Sheets
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    The Homeschool un-Planner – Free Printable Monthly Record Sheets

    I remember at the beginning of every school year in middle school and high school vowing to make that the year that I kept my binder and notes much more organized. That generally lasted about a month and by the time Christmas came my binder was a complete disorganized mess. Was I the only that went through this? This year I find myself making this same promise to myself as a homeschooling parent. Though the problem is not that my notes have gotten disorganized, it’s that I stopped taking any! And we’ve been doing some pretty neat stuff, so I want to make sure I keep track of it.  …

  • Printable Minecraft Reading Log - free printable reading log to inspire kids to read more!
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    Printable Minecraft Reading Log

    Raeca definitely got her love of reading from me. She turned seven in October and in that month, November and December she read twelve to thirteen chapter books each month. It makes my mama and reader heart proud. 📚❤ But then in January she dropped off to three books and this month she hasn’t felt like reading much. I know it’s not the end of the world and I go through periods of time where I read less than others but I still wanted to try to motivate her to get back into reading.     My kids are both all into Minecraft these days so I thought I would create…

  • How to Plan Your Homeschool Year with Broad Homeschool Goals Instead of Using a Curriculum
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    Broad Homeschool Goals Printable – Making Sure You Have a Productive Homeschool Year for the Mom Who Doesn’t Want to Stick to a Schedule or Follow a Curriculum

    Phew, that may be the longest title for one of my posts yet! I posted a photo on Instagram last week and said that I was taking time to go over our goals for the year and see how we were doing and what we needed to adjust to reach our goals for the year. I did try to set a weekly schedule for grade two this year and I don’t even know if we completed the first week. I’d like to be the kind of person that set a routine and stuck to it but I am not. Many people assume I’m very type A and maybe in some…