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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

Lest We Forget

If you want to teach your kids some Remembrance Day Lessons, here is a great list of resources for you. Personally, I’ve found this time of year hard to talk about with my kids. So I’ve been looking for a way to share that with my boys – who, even when they were little, have tended […]

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Educational Neglect: What To Do If You Are Concerned About A Homeschooled Child

In the last few months, I’ve had a few messages from concerned grandparents wanting to know about how to handle what they feel is educational neglect of their grandchildren while they are homeschooled. While I don’t see the people they see or know the experiences they have witnessed that would lead to that question, I […]

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Homeschool Dads, It’s All About Relationships

Homeschool dads tend to get forgotten or a least left out of the picture a lot in the homeschooling world. Today’s guest post is by Jayson, a homeschool dad who is committed to being an active part of his children’s education.  One of the many reasons, our family chose to homeschool was because we saw […]

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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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