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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.
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.
Canadian History. This seems to be the one area that homeschoolers in Canada struggle to find quality resources for teaching to their children. We are all trying to figure out the best way to get this information into our kids without making it boring, whitewashed, or overwhelming. This blog post is going to examine the […]READ MORE
How much do you really know about Canada? I thought my Canadiana trivia knowledge was pretty good…. until I played Brain Quest Canada with my kids. Turns out there is a lot that I don’t know. What is Brain Quest Canada? Brain Quest Canada is a 2 decked trivia question/answer game that includes over 1000 questions […]READ MORE
One of the first questions considered when someone is researching homeschool is “How much does homeschooling cost?” The answer isn’t an easy one because it involves many elements. But let’s talk about it. This post may contain referral links. Please note that the links below are included as examples and don’t necessarily mean personal recommendation […]READ MORE
The fur trade was an interesting time in our country’s history – the collaboration of multiple culture groups, the wilds of the country contrasting against the wants of a long-established society. Canada was built on the backs and arms of men who lived here, trapping and trading each other. That’s what this game from the Saskatchewan […]READ MORE
Finding fun ways to learn more about Canada’s history and culture is always a win. Search & Discover Canada is a great example of this. What is Search & Discover Canada? Canadian artist, and homeschool mom, Cheryle Gurnsey, has created a beautiful and interactive set of artwork for everyone to enjoy while learning more about […]READ MORE
Science education for the elementary school years needs to be full of fun and excitement and feed off a child’s natural curiosity. That’s why programs like Generation Genius are a perfect fit. Designed for students in the Grade 3 to 5 range, this site combines videos with experiments along with some guided discussion and exploration. […]READ MORE