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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

Wonderville.ca game

Wonderville

Since this post, the site has had a big overhaul. There is SO many resources on this site – games, videos, etc – all listed either according to age or grade level (depending on if you choose to look through the teacher site or parents site). Science Alberta Foundation has now become Mindfuel.ca. Although the […]

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Complete Canadian Curriculum Books

June 2013 – Be sure to see my updated post on the SmartSeries books and their new FrenchSmart. These books are quality books, widely used and recommended by many in the homeschooling community.  I got the Grade 1 Complete Canadian Curriculum in a sale out collection I bought from a retiring Grade 1 teacher. I […]

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How Novel!

I have received mutliple requests for more resources for young adult literature programs. One resource I have found is this database created by the Saskatchewan Public Library of books by Canadian authors for young adults. You can search by title, author or genre – but if you just want to browse, each of these options […]

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First Nations Traditional Teaching Units

One of the amazing things about Canada is it’s diverse cultural history. Today I’m featuring a unit plan designed by and for the Wasagamack Education Authority in Manitoba. There are 5 units in total, divided into various grade levels the curriculum designers felt were age appropriate.

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Canada's Got Treasures

Canada’s Got Treasures

Canada’s Got Treasures is a virtual museum featuring videos of nationally treasured items and places, such as the Rideau Canal Locks, museum displays such as dresses worn by the Dionne Quintuplets, and videos from Canadians to showcase what they feel are our Canadian treasures.

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Lego Quest

October 2012: Sam has decided to end the LegoQuest challenge. however she is leaving all the challenges up to reference. If you have children that are interested in Lego – this blog is for you. Sam, a creative, stay at home mom of 2 great kids, has put together LegoQuest – a challenge for homeschooled and unschooled […]

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