Spelling

Homeschool Spelling Advice

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Is spelling an important thing to teach in our homeschool? This month, some of the Canadian Homeschool Blogging Team shares their experiences with spelling. Jen – Reasons Why I Think Kids Should Learn To Spell There are many life skills that are no longer required in public school as I learned that day in talking with […]

Weekly Spelling Activities {Printable}

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Looking for a more hands-on, interactive way to get spelling words to stick in your kids’ heads? Check out this simple weekly spelling activities list. Separated into daily activities, kids get some autonomy in learning their spelling by being able to choose the things they want to do. Mondays and Fridays are set activities: writing […]

Punctuation..? {Book Review}

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Are you learning about punctuation? Sometimes, it can be a little challenging to come up with a clear definition of what each part of punctuation is used for. If this is you, or your child, you might want to check out this little book called Punctuation..? by User Design. Only 35 pages long, this little […]

Sequential Spelling Review

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This year, we needed something different for spelling. We decided to give the program, Sequential Spelling a try. Over the last few years, I thought I’d do spelling simply. I just printed out the Dolch sight words list and broke it down into groups of 10 words per week. Each week, the boys would work […]

Teach Your Kids About … Dolch Sight Words

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In the 1940’s,  a man named Edward Dolch published a list of 220 commonly used words of the English language – mostly in children’s books of the time. Intended to be taught as “sight words” instead of phonetically sounded out, this list of Dolch Sight Words is still important for our kids to recognize while reading even today! […]

Canadian Spelling Pack {Printable}

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Language can be tricky – so many rules and variations. As Canadians, we have the extra challenge of spelling some words differently than our American friends. Our British and French roots have influenced the development of our language, and it’s important to help our kids understand how to use Canadian spelling for these different words. […]

alphabet

Teach your child about … the Alphabet

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One of the questions I’m asked a lot from parents of toddlers and preschoolers is just wondering how to get started with teaching their kids. Although my response is typically along the lines of remembering their child is still very young and to focus on just playing and learning that way – I know that […]

Moose in a Maple Tree

A Moose In A Maple Tree

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“On the first day of Christmas, a Canuck sent to me a moose in a maple tree.” And so begins author Troy Townsin’s All-Canadian 12 Days of Christmas book – A Moose in a Maple Tree. Filled with iconic Canadianisms such as hockey players, the RCMP, beavers, polar bears, and totem poles – this is […]

Making a history timeline using Storyboard That

Storyboard That {Review}

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The word “storyboard” is defined as “a panel or panels on which a sequence of sketches depict the significant changes of action and scene in a planned film, as for a movie, television show, or advertisement.” But what if you could use it to outline a book? Or a self-made story? Or a historical timeline?  Storyboard That offers just […]

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