Peppermint Stick Learning Co.

One of my readers recommended this company and after some research I’m excited to bring to you a Canadian curriculum company called Peppermint Stick Learning Company. Based out of Bracebridge, ON, this homeschooling family of 6 children ranging from infant to jr. high, has developed a curriculum based on the needs of their children and […]

Resources for Rethinking

Environmental education is something that our children need in order to better understand their impact on the world around them. Sometimes, it’s hard to cut through the media hype and find resources that actually help us teach. Resources for Rethinking is a website developped by a group called “Learning for a Sustainable Future” (LSF). Their […]

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Portage & Main Press

Based out of Winnepeg, Portage & Main Press is a publisher that provides some outstanding materials for teachers. Divided into both the Western curriculum and the Ontario curriculum, you can find complete teacher manuals for most of the major subjects – Math, Science, and Social Studies. They have also created one for ESL early years, and have […]

Science Rendez-Vous

Every year, on a Saturday in early May, don’t miss out on participating in Science Rendez-Vous – an annual one day, free science festival where people can come play and learn in fun and unique ways.  Started in 2008 in the GTA, this educational festival now has spread all across Ontario, and now is spreading across Canada. […]

Great Canadians: David Suzuki

In March, David Suzuki, a world reknowned supporter of environmental issues, scientist, and face of The Nature of Things, turned 75. In celebration, the CBC ran a documentary movie of his life, his influence and what he called his “last lecture”. Although the whole video doesn’t currently seem to be available online, you can watch […]

Gateways 2Learning

Gateways 2Learning provides exceptional ‘real world’ learning resources, tools and opportunities for teachers and students within a rich, multimedia learning environment. This very nicely designed website has 12 areas of topics: Alberta Agriculture Robotics Canada’s First People Birds of Prey Climate Change The Environment Water Digging for Dinosaurs The Seasons Citizenship Marine Ecology Innovative Solutions […] game


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 Although the […]

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 […]



Jessica, a Facebook fan, said that was one of her daughter’s favourite websites, so I went to check it out. The website is designed with 2 different sections. One is for kids and one is for teachers. Registration is free. For the Kids The most popular section for the kids is probably the one […]