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Day 11: Homeschool Science Classes

Homeschool science classes are different than science class in school.  In school, there’s a lot of theory to learn and memorize first, then they finally get to the cool stuff – hands on exploration and experiments.  But since homeschool science … Continue reading

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Day 10: Learning Apps and Websites

There are many ways to engage children and get them interested and excited about learning.  Probably one that is a favorite of kids in these modern, tech heavy times are learning apps and websites.   While we don’t do unlimited screen … Continue reading

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Day 9: LEGO

LEGO is a universally recognized symbol of childhood.  Children love it – the colors, the mini-fIgures, the sense of accomplishment.  Parents sometimes have a love – hate relationship with it though – the storage, the price of an elaborate set, … Continue reading

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Day 8: Poetry Tea Time

We tried it occasionally in the past, but this school year, we’re trying to make Poetry Tea Time a weekly event. It breaks up the afternoon and allows us to reconnect, and it has been going well so far.  A … Continue reading

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Day 7: Playgrounds

Either with just the three of us or meeting up with friends, the girls always look forward to the playground.  Fresh air, exercise, and a bit of independence make for a great afternoon or evening before bed.  Often, daytime homeschool … Continue reading

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Day 6: Imaginary Playtime

Imaginary play time is a big part of our homeschool. The girls are still young, 5 and 8, and learning through play is extremely important still at this age.  It teaches them to work together, compromise, share ideas, plus the … Continue reading

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Day 5: Arts and Crafts

Kids love doing arts and crafts.  They don’t always turn out Pinterest worthy (although Pinterest is my go to for ideas), but there’s usually a lot of fun had throughout the process. I have built up bins of supplies at … Continue reading

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Day 4: Music

Even though I have zero musical ability, music is a huge part of our life and homeschool. We listen to the radio daily in the car, with the kids belting out their favorite modern hits. As I write this, my … Continue reading

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Day 3: Festivals

Edmonton is known as the Festival City.  It is packed with festivals year round and showcases loads of amazing talent, food, culture and amazing people.  Almost every week / weekend throughout the summer there is another fun festival to attend.  … Continue reading

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Day 2: Puzzles

I love puzzles!  I have since I was a child.  Growing up in the country, many weekend nights were spent cosying up with my cat and a 500 or 1000 piece puzzle.  As a busy mom, I have recently reacquainted … Continue reading

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