Top5: First Day of (home) School Activities

For those of us following a traditional school year schedule, Back To “School” is upon us! We start back on September 7th but many start earlier or even later. The first day is always a little trying. I always keep the first week low-key. My focus is getting everyone back on schedule (because let’s be…

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Indigenous Canadian Educational Links

If you’re truly interested in educating yourself please try some of the links I’ve posted here for you. It is not the job of Indigenous Canadians to educate you personally. Many of them are sharing resources and pouring their time and effort into providing resources, but it is inappropriate for us to ask them any…

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Remembrance Day Homeschool Resources

Halloween has come to an end and for the brief few days leading up to November 11th, we’ll pepper in some Remembrance Day education. It seems fitting to me in this time of darker days, blustery weather, and the thinning veil, we take a somber moment to remember. Here’s a list of resources you can…

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Top 5: Ways To Restart Your Homeschool Day

We’ve all been there. The day is not going as planned. Morning has quickly turned into a shitshow and you’re struggling to rally. Maybe your kids are out of sorts, had a rough night, or don’t like the work. Maybe you binged your favourite show too late into the night, or woke up on the…

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Top 5: International Day Of Peace Activities

September 21st is International Day Of Peace and this years theme is “Shaping Peace Together”. I think that’s the best theme of all. World Peace is not a solo-endeavour. To even have a chance at achieving it we all have to be willing to think globally when making decisions. We need to think of people.…

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Top 5: Books to Inspire Your Homeschool Journey

There are a zillion books on the market covering a variety of homeschooling styles and if every group I’m in people share their favourites. Of the many choices I’ll share with you the one most recommended and why they’re on my reading list! Brave Learner:Finding Everyday Magic In Homeschool, Learning, and Life by Julie Bogart…

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Back To “School” 2020

Don’t call it a come back! I’ve been here for years…..well, we did take the Summer off! The morning air is crisp as hell and pumpkin scones are on the menu. Back-to school is here! I know some of you started somewhere over the last few weeks, but where I grew up we always started…

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Top 5: Homeschool Essentials

Obviously I could make a list of a billion things that I’d love to have for homeschooling. When you join Facebook groups it’s easy to get caught up in what other families have as well. The thing is that you don’t need that much, a lot of it is just nice to have. Today I’m…

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Book Report Worksheets

A solid Book Report can encourage reading comprehension, help understand broad concepts, and help a child learn about different story elements. That being said, they can also be a source of frustration for children which, in turn, can make them not want to read at all. I am very pro-reading for pleasure when it comes…

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Top 5: At Home Carnival with Kids

If you’re part of the Caribbean Diaspora in Canada you know that mid-Summer is our Carnival time. Since the Islands generally play mas around February/March we’ve had to adjust to Canadian weather. It would be very difficult to dawn your regalia and dance down the street in 10ft of snow! All of that being said,…

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