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    Free Creative Writing Story Prompts

    One thing I want to incorporate into our upcoming homeschool year that we have never done before is to add in some creative writing. My daughter does some writing on her own here and there, a couple of years ago she was dictating her stories to me while I typed them out on the computer and now she’s switched over to writing her own stories out. Recently she was working on creating a list of characters for a story, it included a family tree and short descriptions of each of the characters, too cute. And while I love that she chooses to write her own stories I wanted to be…

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    Free Notebooking Pages – Famous Canadians

    One of the things I love about homeschooling is following the interests of my kids. I am really looking forward to the day when they “know what they want to be when they grow up” (or you know, at least an idea. I’m not even sure if I know what I want to be when I grow up) and we can take those interests and run with them. Raeca has been wanting to create some printables/books with me and so the other evening we sat on the couch and did some brainstorming. We both came up with ten ideas and she narrowed it down to her favorite. The next day…

  • Free printable Goal Tracker to help you break down your goals and keep track of your goal deadlines
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    Free Goal Tracker Printable

    I’ve got a lot of goals for this year, a number of them are fairly big goals that need to be broken up into smaller goals so I don’t get overwhelmed and give up before I even start. Because I’m the kind of girl that likes to write everything down I decided to create a goal tracker printable to help me keep track of the smaller steps my big goals require. And if I’m creating a printable for myself, I figured, why not share it with the class?     All you need to do is sign up here for my free resource library and you’ll get access to the…

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    Free Printable Sight Word Cards

    Teaching my son to read has been an completely different experience than teaching my daughter. It is so much less frustrating in some ways and more frustrating in others. Pretty much exactly like parenting. One thing Ephraim has needed a lot more practice with than Raeca is sight words. I recently had a short but really eye opening conversation with a teacher friend who used to teach grade one. He mentioned that the biggest factor he has seen play a role in reading is memory. According to him, kids with a better memory learn to read quicker.     This comment on memory was a huge light bulb moment for…

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    Free Elementary Homeschool Printables

    In just a few short weeks the Elementary Homeschool Bundle will be launching over at Intentional Bundles, this is going to be a great deal that you won’t want to miss if you homeschool kids from preschool through to grade four. But, before we kick off the bundle, there is a great pack of freebies that you can download!     These free printables are also for the preschool – grade four range and include: sight word cards Lego challenge cards under the sea fact cards famous European buildings fact cards     HERE’S WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE PRINTABLES: The Lego challenge cards are great to pull out on…

  • How to Plan Your Homeschool Year with Broad Homeschool Goals Instead of Using a Curriculum
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    Broad Homeschool Goals Printable – Making Sure You Have a Productive Homeschool Year for the Mom Who Doesn’t Want to Stick to a Schedule or Follow a Curriculum

    Phew, that may be the longest title for one of my posts yet! I posted a photo on Instagram last week and said that I was taking time to go over our goals for the year and see how we were doing and what we needed to adjust to reach our goals for the year. I did try to set a weekly schedule for grade two this year and I don’t even know if we completed the first week. I’d like to be the kind of person that set a routine and stuck to it but I am not. Many people assume I’m very type A and maybe in some…