• The Prairie Spirit Home Educators support group

    consists of home educating families living in the towns, farms, and acreages surrounding Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • Prairie Spirit Parents Liaison Group

    This group meets with members of the Prairie Spirit School Board to form the Prairie Spirit Home-Based Education Committee. Last year the Parent Liaison group helped draft the new home-based education policy now in effect. Members of the Prairie Spirit Home-Based Educator Parent Liaison group include: Lori Giesbrecht,Kayla Hunt, Teena Ens, Melissa Ong, and Shelley Gilbey.
    Please contact any of these committee members with concerns you would like to be addressed by the PSSD Home Education Committee.
  • PSHE on Facebook

    A group for home-schoolers (Parents and Students) that live in the Prairie Spirit area.
    Purpose: to keep up-to-date on activities and info within the homeschool community. We can also share pictures of various events or things we're working on etc.

  • Prairie Spirit School Board

    HBE Facilitator:
    Janet Jeffries 683-2830
    janet.jeffries@spiritsd.ca
    Prairie Spirit School Division Office - 683-2800
    Information for Home Based Educating parents on the Prairie Spirit School Division website

History Club

Hi everyone, I am running another History Club in my home again this year. Last year’s club was a success, with an interactive focus on Canadian History. This year’s club will be aimed at students aged 10-12 or so.

This club will start likely the third week in September and will again be held at my house, every second Tuesday afternoon or so. This time, each student will do two projects, one before Christmas and one after Christmas. Each student will choose a country, culture or historical event that interests them, and do small projects over the term to make one larger completed project. Each time the club meets, the kids will show the rest of the club their ongoing project and explain what they have discovered. For example, if a student were to research “Great Britain”, he might present one day on geography, one day on popular sports, one day on languages, one day on foods, etc. They can really choose whatever they want – I will draw up a list to fire their imaginations but if they want to choose something completely different that’s cool. So, one project will be completed before Christmas, and one will be completed after Christmas. They can choose to pair up after Christmas for a joint project if they like.

I will help them with some ideas for research material, I have a whole library full of neat things they can use along with other resources. Some of the work will be done at home on their time, but I am scheduling days in between “presentation days” just so the kids have a chance to work on their projects here, and I can help them too, to minimize or eliminate what might need to be done at home.

The projects can take whatever shape the kids want. A presentation folder, a board, a book, a video, whichever they like.

The cost will be $75 this year and we will hopefully have 18 sessions over the year. I am aiming for a four hour afternoon to allow for optional play time – ie kids are welcome at 1, class starts at 1:30, ends at 4, kids are welcome to stay and play til 5.

Photo yearbook will be available to those families who wish to purchase one at the end of the year.

My home is in Confederation Park if you need to know drive times. If you are interested, please let me know by email at clmquintin@gmail.com. Thanks!

Carol-Lynne