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    A Free Encouraging Homeschool Magazine

    I truly enjoy blogging and sharing our homeschool story here in this space. I try to share the things that work as well as the things that don’t work. But I was recently thinking about how nice it would be for there to be an encouraging digital homeschool magazine that would be a great resource for those interested in homeschooling in the future, those new to the homeschooling thing as well as those who have been at it for a long time. So, as with most things, I decided to make one! Well, kind of. I would like to make one with your help! I am looking for homeschoolers to…

  • A peek inside the Elementary Homeschool Bundle - what we are using and how we are incorporating it
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    A Peek Inside the Elementary Bundle and What We’re Using This Year

    The second annual Elementary Bundle is available this week over at Intentional Bundles and I wanted to take a few minutes and share a peek inside some of the products and what and how we will be using them in our homeschool this year. UPDATE: The Elementary Bundle is now over BUT from time to time the bundles are brought back for a short flash sale, so make sure to be signed up for my newsletter to hear if that happens for this one! The thing I like about the bundle is that even if we won’t be using a product this year I can download it and use it…

  • Free Creative Writing Story Prompts - fun prompts for creative writing for elementary and middle grades
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    Free Creative Writing Story Prompts

    One thing I want to incorporate into our upcoming homeschool year that we have never done before is to add in some creative writing. My daughter does some writing on her own here and there, a couple of years ago she was dictating her stories to me while I typed them out on the computer and now she’s switched over to writing her own stories out. Recently she was working on creating a list of characters for a story, it included a family tree and short descriptions of each of the characters, too cute. And while I love that she chooses to write her own stories I wanted to be…

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    Free Homeschool Vision Planner Guide Book

    I’ve been thinking about our next homeschool year all summer and am super excited about it. Even though I don’t like to follow a detailed schedule I do like to make a plan for our year and this year I wanted to take it a step further and create a vision plan. I spent some time working out a series of questions to help create a vision for our homeschool and this year and I wanted to share it with you, you can grab your free Vision Planner by filling out your information below:   check to confirm GET THE VISION PLANNER We never share your information with third parties and…

  • A Homeschool Inteview
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    Interest-Led Learning as a Family

    When we first started homeschooling things here looked a lot like school at home. There was a fair bit of sitting down and book work. What we learned about was dictated by me and a bit by the provincial curriculum. Over the last few years we’ve changed from school at home to a more interest-led approach. Our days are heavy on the play and learning to love each other well (because #siblingconflict is a great learning opportunity). And the idea of “learning” being something you do when you are sitting down in a quiet room has gone out the window. Learning is something we do all the time and everywhere…

  • 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…