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Welcome to The Canadian Homeschooler. My name is Lisa Marie Fletcher. Like you, I am a homeschooling parent. I have 5 kids, a messy house, and big dreams (without an abundance of free time!) I spend my days teaching kids, playing with little ones, and chipping away at my computer.

When I first started homeschooling my oldest through Kindergarten, I used an American boxed curriculum that came highly recommended to me. It was a good program, but I really wanted to include Canadian resources. That set me on this journey to discover and share what I found with other homeschoolers here in Canada. I hope this site helps you. 

The Mission

To help Canadian homeschooling families connect with each other and also with companies and resources that will help them on their learning journey from start to finish. I want them to find curriculum, materials, and resources that are relevant to them, their experiences, and their history. 

Recent Posts

Morning Basket – What Is It & How to Use It In Your Homeschool

Morning baskets are a popular way to add family learning time to your homeschooling day. But what is a morning basket and how do you use it? What is a Homeschool Morning Basket? This post contains affiliate links. The concept of the morning basket is derived from the ideals of the Charlotte Mason homeschooling method, […]

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Switching to Teaching Textbooks 3.0

Teaching Textbooks 3.0 Math Curriculum: Why We’re Switching

Sometimes you just need to change things up in order to make your homeschooling days run smoother, so that’s what we’re doing this year. After many years of using the same workbook based math program (which I really love!), the kids started to find the repetition boring and frustrating. So, we’re making the jump to […]

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Homeschool Planning: The Ultimate Guide To Planning Your Homeschool Year

Are you trying to figure out exactly what you need to do this year for your homeschooling and pulling it all together? Well here is the ultimate guide to homeschool planning – a 5 step process to planning your homeschool year. I won’t say “easy” guide because there are parts of the process that take […]

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Hands-On Canadian History: Canadian Prime Ministers Guess Who Game

Want a fun and interactive way to learn the Canadian Prime Ministers? Here’s Guess Who! Included are all currently 23 Prime Ministers and The Queen – a neat way to learn and recognize each of the leaders of Canada. This game was designed to use in the {affiliate link} Guess Who board game from Hasbro. There […]

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Hands-On Canadian History: Great Canadians

Our history is full of amazing men and women who I would count as Great Canadians: important in their own right for a variety of reasons: making a change in our communities or history, excelling at sports, as movie or television stars or popular musicians, being activists, inventing things, or many other reasons. Great Canadian […]

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Hands-On Canadian History: Canadian Money

Canada’s money has made many changes over our history – from when we used Beaver Pelts as payment to today’s collection of bills and coins. At some points, we used the “gold standard” which meant that our money was actually based on the value of gold, and at other times (like today) the value of […]

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