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IT'S ALL ABOUT LEARNING

Posted on Aug. 6, 2019

Parents and students can choose the best learning paths to meet their needs. Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools has committed support to enhance Home Education in our community by offering many flexible…

Busy Year!!

Posted on Feb. 20, 2019

I hope your year has been awesome and life is treating you well. It is almost the end of February. I look back at my year and wonder where the time has gone. It has flown by and I have been remiss in…

2018

Exciting New Year!!

Posted on Sep. 10, 2018

Welcome to an exciting new year filled with successful Homeschooling journeys. I am excited for a new year working with all of my families. My families are like the squares of a quilt that I am helping…

Bittersweet

Posted on Jun. 22, 2018

This is always a bittersweet time of year. I am excited to be doing home visits and seeing the  academic, social and physical growth in my students but also sad to be saying goodbye to some students…

Impatiently Waiting for Spring

Posted on Apr. 11, 2018

Like many people I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring!! Spring brings new growth, ?? and a sense of ??? However, I too am like the snow that does not seem to be done. I keep going back to finish…

2017

Christmas

Posted on Oct. 13, 2017

No, I have not totally lost my mind. I know it isn't even Halloween but  I was sitting in a tech meeting the other day where they were demoing some tech gadgets. There was a Code a Mouse, Ozbots, Snap…

New Year

Posted on Aug. 29, 2017

Welcome to another new year brimming with opportunities!! While it is always sad to realize that summer is nearly over, it is exciting to see potential for new learning and growth. I am looking forward…

Happy New Year!!

Posted on Jan. 10, 2017

I hope everyone's year is settling and you are using this cold weather as a time to be happily inside focusing on education. Use this time to immerse yourself in running toward your goals. Read, wonder…

2016

Time of Change

Posted on Nov. 22, 2016

The fall of 2016 has brought changes to the community of Home Educators in Alberta and these changes have shaken people's confidence. As people are navigating these changes I want to ensure that they…

Welcome Back!!

Posted on Sep. 28, 2016

Welcome back to another exciting year. I have been busy taking new registrants and working with my veterans. Every year I learn so much about new resources and am trying to get my resource pages updated…

2015

Resources for the New Year

Posted on Aug. 11, 2015

Summer is going so fast and many of my Homeschool parents are starting to think about resources for next year. In my research for them I found a fabulous blog post on a blog titled Teach Beside Me. I…

2014

Assesments

Posted on Oct. 7, 2014

The Alberta Provincial Government decided to change their provincial assessments for Grade 3’s from Provincial Achievement Tests at the end of the year to Student Learning Assessments at the beginning…

Last Days of Summer!

Posted on Aug. 25, 2014

September is always a time of mixed emotions for parents and kids. Some are happy to go back to the routine that schoolwork offers them. Others hate the thought of giving up the freedom of summer and…

Bittersweet

Posted on May. 28, 2014

The end of the year is bittersweet for me. It is sad because some of my students are moving out of Wetaskiwin, returning to Public Schools or graduating. However it is cause for celebration, when I see…

A New Perspective

Posted on Mar. 5, 2014

I had the good fortune of visiting a warm climate last winter and I was reminiscing about it the other day, as I was trying to survive our -30 temperatures. I closed my eyes and recalled fond memories…

Learning From Others

Posted on Jan. 28, 2014

Whenever people gather there is a great opportunity for learning. It may be a conversation around a kitchen table, a social gathering, a workshop or a much larger event like the Olympics. An opportunity…

2013

Merry Christmas!!

Posted on Dec. 13, 2013

Christmas is a time for coming together with family and friends to enjoy their love and laughter. It is a time to reminisce about precious memories and a time to plan for future experiences together.…

What Did I Do Before the Internet????

Posted on Nov. 6, 2013

  I was searching on the Internet last night and wondered how I ever survived before we had access to the Internet. Now if I want to find something I just Google it (grad decorations - done, recipe –…

Abundance of Resources

Posted on Oct. 1, 2013

Every time I meet with my Home Ed parents it amazes me how many different resources they use. My Home Ed parents are so resourceful and ingenious. They come up with texts, websites, games, etc. that are…

Welcome Back

Posted on Aug. 14, 2013

  A new school year always reminds of a new fresh clean slate. Every new school year we start again. We let go of, and forget, the negatives of the past. A new school year is a time to begin with a fresh…

Thinking of Educating Your Child at Home

Posted on May. 8, 2013

  When I first meet with parents who are seeking information about Home Education the conversation often focusses on the logistics of Home Education. A parent’s first questions are often, “Do I have…

Destinations Near and Far

Posted on Feb. 1, 2013

  Destinations near or far are great opportunities for learning. Before you leave for a destination think of all of the ways you can tie your journey to learning. Can your trip be tied to math? Count…

Happy New Year!!

Posted on Jan. 11, 2013

  A new year symbolizes new beginnings. At the beginning of a new year, many people make New Year’s Resolutions, but I don’t. I believe that a promise is easy to make but hard to keep.  I do not…

2012

Snowflakes

Posted on Dec. 10, 2012

  At a social event, the topic of conversation often turns to what a person does for a living. When I explain that I facilitate Home Education people are very curious. I am often asked what a typical…

Surfing!!

Posted on Nov. 29, 2012

  The Internet is a tool that I can honestly say is both a blessing and a curse.  It is a curse if misused. I know that we have to teach our children about proper use of the Internet and the harsh realities…

Words of Wisdom from a Home School Mom

Posted on Nov. 5, 2012

I found this blog post by Alexandra Dekerf who shares her words of wisdom from 6 years of Homeschooling and I thought I would pass them on. Alexandra's writing can be found on her blog "Living and Learning on…

Vision

Posted on Oct. 22, 2012

I have been granted the gift of facilitating Home Education for WRPS. I have nourished this program for the last two years and it is slowly evolving into the vision I have. However, vision can be a tricky…