Join in international homeschool spirit week!

Homeschool Spirit Week

Who’s got spirit? Homeschoolers have spirit! That’s right! **cue pom-poms and cheering** In 2011, two homeschool moms kicked off a now annual event called International Homeschool Spirit Week. Every year on the 4th week of September, homeschoolers around the world are invited to participate in a week of fun with theme days designed to encourage, …

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maple syrup

Maple Syrup

It’s that time of year again – when the sap starts moving and it’s time to get collecting. Maple Syrup is a Canadian icon and a tasty part of our identity! Maple Syrup Production/Information http://www.siropderable.ca/home.aspx (available in both French and in English). This website also has a lot of information and photos, a recipe booklet, nutritional …

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10 free fun family day ideas

10 Free Family Day Ideas

Most provinces in Canada have a special day in February which either celebrates the uniqueness of that province or encourages families to spend time together. Here are ten free fun ideas to do with your family on this special day. 1. Get outside. Go tobogganing. Birdwatch. Go for a hike. Geocache. Have a scavenger hunt. …

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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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10 Valentines Day Crafts

10 Valentine’s Day Crafts

It’s just over a week until Valentine’s Day so I’ve rounded up some great craft and activity ideas from my fellow Canadian bloggers. Valentine’s Day Mouse Card from MultiTesting Mommy LEGO Valentines from Mom vs the Boys DIY Valentine’s Heart Wreath from Naturally Cracked Bookmark Felt Heart from the D.I.Y. Dreamer DIY Valentine’s Treat Jar from Yee Wittle Things …

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canada at the olympics 2014 learning resources

Canada and the Winter Olympics

Sochi 2014: The Torch Relay – the official website of the Olympic Torch for Sochi 2014. Follow where it is and who is carrying it. Sochi 2014 Official Website – Schedules, News, Photos, Standings, and more. This is the official site for the event. Canadian Olympic Committee – the official website of the Canadian Olympic …

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Star Wars Reads Day II

Star Wars Reads Day

Saturday, October 5th is a special day. It’s Star Wars Reads Day II! This year is the second annual running of the event – and has become an international event, including us here in Canada. So, what is it? This is a day designated to encourage reading through a fun event. The idea is to …

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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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