The Home & School Times
"The Interactive Newspaper for Kids"
Edited by some homeschool kids and their mom, The Home & School Times is a newspaper by and for children and youth. "Its original purpose was to showcase the works of our talented home schoolers and inform people of events in the [Barrie ON] area. Some children in the school system also wanted to participate and so we opened it up." Kids are invited to submit stories, artwork, poetry, photographs and anything that can be printed. The newspaper can be delivered to your door. $25 covers the cost of printing and mailing 11 issues each year. It can also be found in libraries around Simcoe County and Oro Medonte. Editors are home-based learners Andre (teen) and Nicky (pre-teen) and their mom Beverly. Some articles will be reprinted on the OFTP website.
PO Box 247, Moonstone ON L0K 1N0
hs-times@ (add sympatico.ca to complete the email address)
"Connecting Families with Resources" --New as of Fall 2004, this is both an informational website and a magazine available online and in print. Published three times each year with new homeschool articles, activities, products and services. Available online in pdf format. Some of the info is specific to Calgary, but much is relevant to all Canadian home based learning families.
Encouragement and practical ideas for the homeschooling parent. First distributed in Quebec in 1996, it went national in 2000 and now has readers from other countries as well. Published 10 times a year. You can receive a free sample copy to check it out.
Anna Kulczyk from Ancaster, Ontario, is an independent learner who started this newsletter in print form with the help of her sister and a couple of other homeschooling friends. Apparently she was quite young at the time, since by 2003 (when she was 13) the newsletter had been going for 6 years! She was interviewed in Girls' Life magazine in March 2003. That's also around the time when the online version of the newsletter stopped being updated. Hard to know what Anna and Kidstown have been up to since then, as the email address is no longer valid. (Anna, if you're out there, drop us a line!) Neither is the original URL, kidstownglobal.com. The Spring 2003 issue is still online on the Hamilton CommunityNet server, though, so you can check it out to get an idea of what had been accomplished... and what gap you might like to try and fill if you are a Canadian homelearning kid yourself!
Published 6 times a year by Wendy Priesnitz, author of Challenging Assumptions in Education and other books. Articles to inspire and provide information about self-directed learning and natural parenting.