Category Archives: Homework

First Story Part 2 – How To Write It

So how do you get a 9-year-old to write a story? Sure, it’s hard to get his butt in the chair and actually write, but once there, what does he do? What have they taught him in grade 4? Much … Continue reading

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Spelling Test

Oh, the joy of spelling. To be honest, I’m not the best speller in the world. This will not come as a surprise to anyone who knows me. It’s why I think that the greatest invention in the world was … Continue reading

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Steppingdaddying Around – The Proud Moments

You know, it’s funny what makes parents proud. For some, it’s scoring the winning goal in hockey or soccer. For others, it’s great marks in math or in social studies. For me, one of my proudest moments came today when … Continue reading

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Adventures With Kids – Schooling

Ok, so the boys are back in school. In my mind, they’re learning about Caesar, the Pythagorean Theorem and how to make cars from coconuts, but no. No. The school had other ideas. They learned how to do graffiti lettering. … Continue reading

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Adventures in Parenting – Homeschooling

More Harm Than Good? With the teacher’s strike on BC looking hopelessly deadlocked, it seemed like it was time for me to do some home edumakation. You know, reading, writing, arithmetic. All that kind of stuff. But where to start? … Continue reading

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Schooled in Homework

Homework If someone had asked me, so, Joe, getting kids to do their homework is pretty easy, right? I would have said, sure, you bet, easy-peasy Here’s how I imagined it. Me: Time for homework! Keen boy: Superwonderfulfantastic! Me: Ok, … Continue reading

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