Canadian Spelling Pack {Printable}

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. …

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Moose in a Maple Tree

A Moose In A Maple Tree

“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 …

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Making a history timeline using Storyboard That

Storyboard That {Review}

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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Video Game Review Worksheet

If your kids are anything like mine (aka video game junkies), you might wonder how in the world to use their passion for something good instead of just mindlessness. After much mulling it over, I thought that encouraging their love of gaming to help them learn the art of reviewing and critiquing would be a …

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Come Sit By Me

Come Sit By Me is a unit study program based on lovely, Canadian picture books. It is designed for use with young children aged 4 to 7, and includes content for all subject areas including math, science, art, language, music, history, and geography. It is a christian program which emphasizes character formation by making connections …

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10 ways to encourage literacy

Family Literacy Day Ideas

Every year, on January 27th, it’s Family Literacy Day. Hosted by ABC Life Literacy Canada, along with honorary chair Robert Munsch – the popular Canadian children’s author, the day is designed to bring awareness to families about the importance of even 15 minutes a day of literacy in your home. They’ve provided a great collection …

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ABC-123 Stacking Circles Game

One skill that early learners are working on is letters and numbers. Learning in a way that is fun and tactile can make these concepts really stick, so here’s a hands-on game you can use. This printable consists of a full set of lower case and upper case letters, pictures of things that start with …

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Book vs. Movie {Printable}

So many books have been made into movies and it’s a great opportunity to have your kids compare the differences and similarities between them both. This printable is a simple Venn diagram where you can place similarities and differences between the book and the movie. It also has a short worksheet with some prompting questions …

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Spark Your Imagination

Spark Your Imagination

Although my boys are very creative and can come up with elaborately detailed stories, adventures, and games on a regular basis, I decided I wanted to look for a way to expand their ideas and help encourage them to both build on their imaginations and develop writing skills. I happened to stumble onto Spark Your …

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