Tag Archives: advice

Peter’s Corner: On Time

Last month I shared a tidbit from the fledgling Lindsay homeschool: we have a Poetry Tea with our children every Thursday morning during 'break time'. I like how this blurs the line between school and play. Of course, this is just one idea that may help some families develop a culture of learning and...

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Book Review: All About Spelling

All About Spelling is a seven level program that teaches encoding skills, a phonetic approach, reliable spelling rules and uses multiple sensory learning strategies to help the student become a confident speller.

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A Summer Break from Homeschooling?

I trust most everyone is well into 'summer mode' as our public school counterparts have long ago been liberated, and the gardening, traveling and recreational season post-Canada Day have reached full bloom. This season certainly brings changes to the tempo of life and as my family is rather new to homeschooling, the issue of whether...

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Peter’s Corner: Getting the Most out of Homeschooling Conferences

Three weeks ago, I attended my first homeschooling conference in Ontario, representing Tree of Life. Being a foggy Maritimer, the Upper Canada scene is a bigger pond for me, but the fast-pace environment, the bustle, and the sheer volume of attendees was both energizing and encouraging. What often impresses me about homeschooling is the...

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