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Apologia Exploring Creation with Marine Biology

Curriculum | April 7, 2021

Apologia is a Christ-centered, award-winning homeschool curriculum. Their mission is to help homeschoolers learn, live, and defend their faith through their curriculum. Overview Exploring Creation with Marine Biology is a high school level, college-prep, lab science (Biology is a prerequisite) yet it is also captivating to teens that are not majoring in science.  The course...

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Math Picture Book Stack

Book Stacks | March 31, 2021

Stories stick! They are a great educational tool and math stories are no exception. I have read that facts are more easily remembered when they are part of a story and they are remembered more accurately. I’ve really enjoyed reading through these math picture books with my children. We use them as part of our...

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Curriculum Spotlight – Christian Studies

Curriculum | March 24, 2021

The Bible contains the foundational stories of the Christian faith. The Christian Studies program is a kind of literature study of these stories. It is delivered in three parts. Book 1 The first is a K-2 enrichment book that is used with The Story Bible. This three-year program will read through all the Bible stories...

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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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Bible Storybook Stack

Family Life | March 19, 2021

We have used several of these Bible Storybooks over the years and it would be a challenge to pick a favourite. It’s important that our children hear the bible read to them on a regular basis as hearing the words, wisdom, and instruction over the years builds a strong foundation. What at times seems to...

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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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Curriculum Spotlight – Center for Lit

Curriculum | March 10, 2021

The Center for Lit has done something amazing for teaching literature. You don’t need textbooks or analytical reviews. You just need to know how to ask the right questions. Their flagship product, Teaching the Classics is an eight-hour seminar for parents, teachers, and readers. It gives them a tool for reading literature that acts like...

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Classical Education: Back to Basics

Curriculum | March 8, 2021

Classical education is a new term for an old path. Over the last several years it is being rediscovered. It’s the classic path, the path that was well travelled but somehow our adventurous natures took us beyond that path. As we try to rediscover how our Western Culture gave us a richness of beauty, truth...

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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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