Oak Meadow {Review}: A Complete Curriculum

Choosing a curriculum or a method that works for your child isn’t always an easy task. I’ve been homeschooling for over 10 years and only just managed to find a program that has worked for one of my children. In this post, I will review Oak Meadow Sixth Grade that we used this year to …

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Canadian History-Based Writing Lessons from IEW

I am excited to share that I’ve been working with the Institute for Excellence in Writing to put together a Canadian History-Based Writing Lessons book. Using the approach taught by the Teaching Structure and Style workshop by Andrew Pudewa, this book gives your child the chance to practice their writing skills while using Canadian history …

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Smart Start in Language Arts

Smart Start In Language Arts: A Review of a Complete Language Program

I recently learned about a Canadian language arts program called Smart Start in Language Arts by Books 4 Results. Offering books for grades 1 through 4 for both schools and homeschoolers, this program takes kids from learning their letters and sounds through reading novels and grammar skills. Based out of Alberta, the author of this …

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Sequential Spelling Review

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 …

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642 BIG Things to Write About – Writing Prompts for Young Writers

Encouraging a non-writer to write can be a real struggle. So can finding something to satiate the passion of a child who loves to write. What if you could hand them a book with 642 things to write about? Introducing 642 Big Things to Write About – Young Writer’s Edition. This oversized writing journal gets …

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SmartSeries Books

In 2010, I wrote about the book series, The Complete Canadian Curriculum. At the time, I had just discovered these books (by accident) and thought they’d be a great addition to a Canadian homeschool curriculum. I was recently contacted by the distributor of the series and they let me know all about their expanded collection of …

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Excellent Resources

When attending the Homeschool Convention back in June, I knew I wanted two things: a writing program and a socials curriculum with a Canadian focus. You can only imagine my extreme excitement when I came across a company who managed to incorporate both! I love when I can find curriculum that covers more than one …

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Basic Cozy Spelling Course

Basic Cozy Spelling Course

If you’ve been looking for a way to develop the spelling skills of your child in the Grade 6 to 8 range, let me introduce you to the Basic Cozy Spelling course. This course is completely free – which already makes it a valuable resource, but is also Canadian – which means our children learn …

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