Jul 01, 2015
You are Not Alone!
Homeschooling can feel like an isolated journey sometimes. Despite our best intentions to not just hunker down with in the four walls of our homes, it can feel like a very solitary endeavour. Obviously, HSLDA wants you to feel our support and our availability for you as you teach your children at home. But when you need regular interaction with other homeschooling families, local support groups are a great way of building the community you need.
Jun 23, 2015
Ending the School Year with a Resounding Fizzle
Before I had kids, I dreamed of homeschooling. Just imagine: all of us, blissfully spending hours and hours together, pouring over good books, transforming our home into mock Mayan ruins, learning the Periodic Table of Elements through song and Superhero images, reading the newspaper in our study of current affairs, writing letters to our politicians and holding mock-parliament at home, baking cookies for the elderly, and winning Science Fair prizes.
Jun 18, 2015
Transcripts and Diplomas
It is that time of year. Most homeschooling families are ready to close the book on this school year which leads to questions of ‘how did we do?”. This is a good question to ask; however, it is important to not just leave it as a good mental exercise. Rather, we ought to be intentional about getting the evaluation in writing. How did your student do this year? What did they accomplish? How will you keep track of all of that? Transcripts and diplomas, in part.
Jun 16, 2015
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Canadians Choose Homeschooling
Homeschooling families have known for a long time that keeping our kids at home has many benefits. We are usually quick to tell others about our personal reasons for choosing to homeschool, and are quick to highlight how well it has worked for us.