• Our Homeschool Year Review - What Worked and What Didn't
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    A Review of Our Homeschool Year – What Worked and What Didn’t

    Yesterday morning I officially declared our homeschool year “over”. The truth is, we never stop learning (and I actually have some intentional learning planned for the summer) but it’s nice to have an official start and stop to the year. Plus, I like to start after the regular school kids and stop before them -because why not?! #benefitsofhomeschooling I am really excited for the plans I have for our learning this summer (and into the fall) I’m making some changes and I think it is going to be so good. But before I go into them I wanted to do a review of the last year. This review is good…

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    #HereIsOurHomeschool An Instagram Prompt Challenge

    There is only one more week until the #HereIsOurHomeschool Instagram prompt challenge kicks off! I ran this challenge last May for the first time and had so much fun with it I ran it in September again! I’m using the term “challenge” very loosely, you can feel free to share something for all the prompts or just some of them, no one is going to give you a grade or care if you miss a few days. Last year I found it to be a good exercise to look back on our school year and I found so much inspiration from others who joined in. Because I know we are…

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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…

  • Find Your Homeschool Tribe - a free online (off of social media!) encouraging and inspiring homeschool tribe
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    Come Join the Intentional Homeschooling Tribe

    Over the last few years of having this blog I have heard from a number of homeschool moms who have been in search of a homeschooling community. Often there are not many homeschoolers around them or there are other homeschoolers but they choose to educate their kids in a different way. I knew I wanted to create an online community for homeschoolers that would be encouraging and inspiring. I wanted it to be online so people who lack in-person community could join and I knew I wanted it to be off of social media because I really didn’t want to spend more time on social media.     It took…

  • Homeschool Snapshots - A look into our favorite resources and daily homeschool life
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    Homeschool Snapshots – Take a Look at Some of our Favorite Daily Resources

    Do you ever wish you could be a fly on the wall of someone else’s homeschool? Maybe I’m just nosy but I would love to be able to sit in and watch other people homeschool. Even though I get together with other homeschoolers and we chat resources and tips and all that there is so much each of us do in our homeschools each day that we forget to share.     I get a lot of questions about what we do all day and the resources we use, especially since we don’t follow a curriculum. So, I decided to set something up so I could share more of our…