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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

Penmanship: Why Teach It & Ideas For Kids Who Hate Writing

In this modern age, where technology is literally at our fingertips, is penmanship even a skill that needs to be taught to our children? Is there still a place or need for handwriting in our society? Once upon a time, people had pride in their penmanship skills. Much time was spent in classrooms all over […]


Year In Review & New Year Worksheets

As another year comes to a close, this is a good opportunity to reflect on the past year and to think ahead to the upcoming one. These year in review worksheets will help. This year in review printable has 2 pages. The first is looking back at the past year. It encourages you to look […]


High School Electives for Homeschoolers: A Huge Resource List

High School is a time for youth to explore a variety of topics and experiences as they attempt to discover what things interest them for their future. It’s an opportunity to study topics beyond the basic core that might not have been covered yet or to get more in-depth with a specific subject. Here are […]


5 Rural Homeschooling Challenges & How To Deal With Them

Are you a family considering rural homeschooling your kids? Maybe you live on a farm far from the city. Or maybe you live in the wilderness of Canada’s far north, as we do. While rural and remote families may have many different reasons to homeschool, we all have one thing in common. The challenges. Yet many families […]


99 Acts of Kindness

The last few years, I’ve tried to promote a different way of thinking with my kids at Christmas. Instead of just being focused on gifts, and what material things they want to have, we’ve started a tradition of doing acts of kindness throughout the month for others. Each day we aim to accomplish something, no matter […]

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Handling Homeschool Opposition

Choosing homeschooling as an education method can draw a lot of heat from people who don’t understand exactly what you are doing. As you get started (and even when you’ve been homeschooling for a long time), you will discover that some people you encounter are prone to drilling you with questions about that choice, will […]


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