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Teach Through June

Book Stacks | May 26, 2021

I’m a fan of a well-designed homeschool curriculum but I’ve pulled back a bit to allow more room for books. I was not a confident homeschooler in the early years and relied heavily on curriculum for the step-by-step guidance that I needed. These days, I enjoy planning themes for the month, finding relevant books, activities,...

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Novel Series Book Stack

Book Review, Book Stacks, Family Life | April 28, 2021

  Readers love a good novel series! This blog post is full of reviews that will guide you to the next novel series for your children. Having trouble deciding? Start Wishlist on our website. Reviews are included here for: The Green Ember Padraic Colum’s Stories from Ancient Mythology  The Wilderking Trilogy Marguerite Henry Books  The...

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Asian Heritage Month Book Stack

Book Stacks | April 21, 2021

Asian immigration to Canada can be traced back to the mid-19th century when Chinese workers arrived on the west coast to work on the Canadian Pacific Railway. May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada and we’ve gathered a stack of books to help you and your family learn about the heritage of our Asian community....

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Raising Readers

Book Stacks | April 14, 2021

Our Story I was not a reader as a child, but I knew that I wanted to raise readers even before I knew I wanted to homeschool. When we decided to homeschool, I read, watched, and listened to everything I could on how to teach reading. I was convinced early on that phonics was the...

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Make Math Meaningful with Picture Books

Book Stacks | March 31, 2021

Stories stick and that makes them a great educational tool. Facts are more easily and accurately remembered when they are part of a story and there is no shortage of facts when it comes to math! We all know that a well-written homeschool curriculum is invaluable and as our children move through their homeschooling years,...

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Teach Through April Book Stack

Book Stacks | March 24, 2021

Easter Weekend – April 2nd-4th The Easter Egg A Tale for Easter The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross – Coloring and Activity Book The Passion of the King of Glory       National Wildlife Week – April 4th-10th Encyclopedia of Animals Kingfisher First Encyclopedia of Animals...

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Book Stacks – Katie Books

Book Stacks | March 20, 2021

Subjects that are seen as “extra-curricular” can be the first to slide when life gets busy and sadly, I am guilty of this. You don’t have to look very far to find research that will encourage you to make art a regular component of your homeschool life so I encourage you to think through how...

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Spring Book Stack

Book Stacks | March 17, 2021

It’s March and I live in British Columbia so when I look out my window it’s spring. I have a favorite season but overall, I simply get excited about the changes that all the seasons bring. A new season naturally brings changes to weather, wardrobe, and activities but I like to purposefully exhaust as many...

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Book Stack – Gail Gibbons Solar System

Book Stacks | March 10, 2021

Gail Gibbons books are a favourite amongst homeschoolers and this trio is packed with information and great pictures. We’ll be adding to our Solar System unit this year with some colouring pages, notebooking pages, and of course constructing the solar system is a classic homeschool activity.  We’ve used balloons, lego, or playdough over the years...

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Book Stacks – Drawing Books

Book Stacks | March 4, 2021

These drawing books are simple and fun. There are no written instructions, making these books a great starting point for young artists. Older artists, like, ahem, mom really appreciate these books too; they sure help with the skills that make Nature Studies more fun. Drawing books also make great additions to Morning Time.  These books...

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Book Stack – Grammar Picture Books

Book Stacks | March 3, 2021

Picture books are a wonderful way to introduce your children to all kinds of topics. The selection of quality picture books is amazing and reading aloud to your children is such a natural and gentle way for your children to learn.  I can’t encourage you enough to be purposeful in carving out a designated read-aloud...

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Teach Through March Book Stack

Book Stacks | February 24, 2021

A stack of books to help you teach through the month of March.  I find this such a fun way to learn something new. World Water Day From Brook to Ocean Water Dance Down Comes the Rain Celebrate Spring Karl, Get Out of the Garden The Reasons for the Seasons How Does a Seed Sprout...

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