Jul 28, 2014
Choosing Curriculum: Delight, Dilemma or Driven to Distraction
Home education is an adventure that can transform your family, grow your faith, and train you and your children. Like all adventure stories there are chapters that are fun and others that we might like to omit. When thinking about the whole home education story there is one chapter that seems to cause more angst than any other. This is the dreaded “Choosing Curriculum” chapter. True, there are those who actually enjoy pouring over multiple catalogues, visiting websites, and reading various forums and blogs as they research their choices. For others, whether they are new homeschoolers or seasoned veterans, this can be a mind boggling, overwhelming challenge. Sleepless nights, desperate prayers, and even tears can mark this season of the year. As the market place explodes and choices abound, it can be difficult to know what would be an appropriate choice for your students. Here are some tips to help you navigate the curriculum jungle.
Jul 23, 2014
Reminder: Veritas Youth Conference
August 3rd is fast approaching! Parents, do you have a youth between the ages of 15 and 19? What are they doing this summer? Sign them up now to attend the Veritas Youth Conference August 3 to 8 in Cambridge, Ontario. There are a limited number of partial scholarships are available for qualifying families.
Jul 10, 2014
Bilingual? More info for you!
If you are a bilingual family or if you understand both official languages, you may be interested in knowing that two spouses can register individually, one indicating "English" as their preferred language of communication, and the other "French". This will allow your family to receive all of our email communications in both languages.
Jul 07, 2014
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Occupying Preschoolers During School Hours with Older Kids & Helpful Tips
What do you do when the baby is crying and you have other children to tend to? Maybe that decision is easy when the family is all at home during the summer holidays. Maybe it is not such an easy decision when you have older children needing help with their school lessons. I remember those days. When I started to teach my five year old son how to read and start a more formal kindergarten math program, I also had two daughters ages one and four. I really struggled with wanting to have a set time to work with my son but also to spend time with each of my daughters. Here are a few ideas I have gleaned from my personal experience, conversation with other moms, and several blogs.