I can't be certain why or when the obsession began, but Kaleb has been asking for weeks to write with a feather. I was pretty excited by this obsession if I'm being totally honest, because this is exactly the kind of old timey activity that makes me really, really happy. First, we did a quick … Continue reading Homemade walnut ink and quill
One of the things that is great about homeschooling is the ability to cater learning towards your child's interests. My son asked if we could study fairy tales the first few weeks of school, and I have to admit, I was pretty excited. I love fairy tales and folk tales. I love the idea of … Continue reading Studying Fairy Tales: Jack and the Beanstalk
And I mean, maybe it's my fault. Maybe I'm not being explicit enough. Maybe I need to start saying, "We're homeschooling. But-don't-worry-it's-not-like-I-keep-him-locked-in-a-closet-all-day-we-sometimes-leave-the-house-like-go-to-the-museum-and-library-and-science-centre-and- we-love-to-hike-and-here's-a-list-of-his-extra-curricululars." Maybe it's me. Maybe I'm answering your question wrong.
I am the queen of overthinking. Some backstory: in my province you basically have zero obligations as a homeschooler other than providing your child an education. There aren't any inspections or required standardized tests, but there also aren't any funds either... which to be honest sucks because I'd love me some funds right about now. … Continue reading Overthinking a simple form
Sweet, sweet summer. I have been so looking forward to you. The past school year - because I guess my life will be counted in school years for the time being - was quite the roller coaster ride. From sending my baby off to Junior Kindergarten. To watching him spiral into anxiety. To seeking professional … Continue reading Hello Summer
After complaining last week about how difficult of a time we were having getting back into the homeschooling groove, this week has been a dream! We're back to breezing through Beast Academy (our math curriculum), we printed out this awesome puzzle of Canada from CBC Parents, and today we took homeschool out of the house to … Continue reading Visiting Fort George
I see you guys on the Twitter. Your kids are home for the summer now and it sucks. Your kids want to eat every 5 minutes, they're bored, and you have to take them to the pool. The pool! I am really enjoying it because it's hilarious, but also, I'm crying inside because I homeschool. I … Continue reading Is it over yet?
Like most parents, I was nervous about my kid starting school. But when I visited our local kindergarten classroom, I felt reassured. The junior and senior kindergarten curriculum in our province was play based. He would be playing and learning. He could even bring his own books. Even though my husband and I knew that public school wouldn't be … Continue reading For us, right now, homeschooling works
I love movies. Whether I'm in a dark movie theatre, crammed in my car at the drive in, or sitting on my couch in my pjs, I love them. I think they teach empathy and love and freaking life skills guys. Like how many of us know not to run up the stairs if a … Continue reading Making movies and media literacy
One of my favourite things about homeschooling is how much more time my son and I have to spend together doing things we love. He only went a full day for a week, and half days for little more than two months, but even that impacted our lifestyle. Bedtime had to be on the dot … Continue reading Homeschooling outdoors