homeschool: the project season
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homeschool: the project season

When you look at our homeschool family from May to September, you’ll see unschooling, also known as the project season. We’ve flipped the May switch. There are fewer languages to study and more projects on the table. There is less sitting in one place for formal academic days, but still lots of learning. At the … Continue reading

my new homeschool planner: one of my favourite things
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my new homeschool planner: one of my favourite things

“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Homeschooling Daytimers fresh from Amazon These are a few of my favourite things…“ Can’t you just see Julie Andrews singing that on a Swiss mountain top? She was a homeschooler herself, an unschooler to boot! Because I enjoy writing, pen in hand, … Continue reading

education: an act of discovery
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education: an act of discovery

One thing I’ve spent my last decade doing, unintentionally, is studying learning. When you’re trying to encourage learning, whether it be numerical literacy or scientific discovery, you quickly learn that everyone is learning differently, that each child doesn’t have the same interests, and that each child wasn’t placed on this earth for the same purposes, … Continue reading

Your Home is Not a School
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Your Home is Not a School

Your Home is Not a School The most important aspect of a homeschool is the relationship between the parent and the child. Our goal is to listen to our kids, so that we can learn what they need. Our goal is not only to teach our high ideals. Though the high ideals be commendable, they … Continue reading

high school options and post secondary school
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high school options and post secondary school

A homeschool family considering homeschool high school is a different kind of homeschool commitment.  “They say” that homeschoolers must renew their homeschool intent when they cross the threshold from grade 8 to high school homeschooling. A whole new world of commitment. There’s a whole new world of social pressure too. “Let them go to high school. … Continue reading

entering homeschool high school
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entering homeschool high school

Transition to homeschool high school There’s a bracing moment in each homeschool mama’s world where she realizes that the homeschooled kiddos aren’t staying kiddos forever. They are moving on, moving up, growing into their own persons and deciding to approach their lives independently.  Despite fully acknowledging that I knew I wasn’t going to be ‘mommy’ … Continue reading