• 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…

  • Homeschool Mini Planner - includes monthly planning sheets, weekly record sheets, unit study planner sheets and book lists sheets! Perfect for eclectic and minimal homeschoolers
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    The Intentional Homeschooling Mini Planner

    Today I’m excited to share something with you that I have been thinking about for quite some time: a homeschool mini planner! I am a planner girl through and through but traditional planners and most homeschool planners don’t work with our relaxed/minimal/homeschooling as a lifestyle ways. I like to have a little bit of planning but also a fair bit of just documenting what we did. I also knew I wanted there to be prompts for different areas of our homeschool because sometimes I forget how much the kids are learning as we go about our daily lives. Enter the Intentional Homeschooling Mini Planner:     I am super excited…

  • What does a relaxed and minimal homeschool look like? A peek inside our simple and relaxed homeschool

    The Early Learning Bundle is Here! For This Week Only!

    If you’ve been around the blog for a few months you will probably know that every few months I like to feature the newest bundle from Intentional Bundles. I have been organizing these bundles for almost three years now and they are always a lot of fun because it’s a chance where you can get a ton of resources for a steal of a deal. This time we are having our first ever Early Learning Bundle with products geared towards preschoolers and kindergarteners so if you are teaching that age range you are going to want to check this deal out. Especially because it is also our first ever mini bundle which…

  • A Walk Through of Our Homeschool Cart

    Our Homeschool Cart – A Walk Through

    I posted a photo on Instagram last week sharing that I was spending the day rearranging our homeschool cart (because I had not yet organized it for this school year) and a lot of you wanted to see a video walk through so here it is! I shared a post about our cart almost exactly a year ago, you can check that out here. This year I decided to go more minimalistic with our cart and I’ve changed the whole point of the cart.     OTHER POSTS YOU MAY ENJOY: Our Homeschool Cart (one year ago) What’s Currently Working (and not working) In Our Homeschool The Funniest Picture Books…

  • Charlotte Mason homeschool DIY curriculum for elementary - year 0 and year 3
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    An Instagram Prompt Challenge – #HereIsOurHomeschool – Round Two!

    Back in May I hosted a homeschool photo prompt challenge over on Instagram, #HereIsOurHomeschool, and it was such a great experience! So many ladies participated and it felt like a great source of encouragement to me so I am going to host it again! The beginning of the school year seems like a great time to share all the resources we are excited about and is a great way to help and encourage other homeschool mamas out there!     I find this kind of prompt challenge is also a good way for me to evaluate if the things I have planned for us to do are things I actually want…