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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

Self-Care: 4 Ways to Get Back On Track

Wanna steal the exact steps I am using to get back on track when my life took over and I forgot my self-care? When I first start a new homeschool year I have GREAT plans. I thought getting back to homeschooling would give me more structure and time in my life. I was wrong. Life […]

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The Happy Snow Friends Counting Book By Marty Layne

“One happy snow friend was wondering what to do.” And thus begins a short picture book story called The Happy Snow Friends Counting Book – featuring a collection of needle felted snow friends as they gather together on a winter’s day. The book written and crafted by Canadian author Marty Layne, aims to bring together the […]

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Teaching Canadian History: A Homeschooler’s Guide

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 […]

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Brain Quest Canada – Six Ways to Use This Card Game in Your Homeschool

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 […]

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How Much Does Homeschooling Cost?

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 […]

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Trappers and Traders: A Fur Trade Game {Review}

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 […]

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