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Celebrate Winter Lesson Plans

Winter Learning eBooks from On the Mark Press

Winter can be a hard time to homeschool – when the cold and snowy weather hits, it’s tempting to just hibernate instead of doing anything else. Thankfully, there’s an option to embrace that wintery goodness and use it as a learning experience. On the Mark Press has a great collection of downloadable eBooks on a …

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National Flag of Canada Day

  In 1996, February 15th was declared National Flag of Canada Day – where we celebrate the now iconic symbol of our nation. This marks the date of the first official raising of the flag over Parliament back in 1965, after a long debate over which flag best represented the country. The National Flag of …

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Earth Hour

Every year in spring, it’s time to turn off the lights for Earth Hour. In 2007, Sydney, Austalia started a movement to help change with a simple task of having people participate in a challenge to turn their lights off for an hour. The following year, Toronto joined in – and before long, the rest …

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Black History Month

February has been designated Black history month, and we have a rich history here in Canada. Here’s some great resources to learn more. Black History Canada has a large amount of information – from timelines, to famous names in arts and culture, to a printable educational quiz, to summaries of key events in black history. …

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Family Literacy Day

Today, January 27,2011 is Family Literacy Day. Of course, I only found out this morning, but I’ll be reading with the kids anyway. Maybe a trip to the library is in order! If you want to know if there’s an activity near you, you can visit¬† http://abclifeliteracy.ca/en/fld/celebrate-family-literacy-day   This website also has some great ideas …

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