Edna Latone is a wife, mother, researcher and people person.  She has been Homeschooling for 20+ years and has lived in the Peterborough Area for 31 years. Edna has worked as a Public Library CEO and Volunteer Coordinator.  Her husband, John is a licenced minister with the PAOC and his day job is delivering car parts (he loves to tinker). They have 2 adult children and 2 children at home. Edna speaks throughout the province to Homeschooler’s about the amazing resources available at Public Libraries. She also is the developer of the “Homeschool Friendly” certification for businesses and community organizations. Edna has a passion for family, flexible learning and community resources. She brings to all she does, her skills as a teacher of children with learning challenges, music skills, librarianship, a passion for Language Arts and History and a love for teaching others about the exciting world of Home Education.

Online Conference Time!!!

Conferencing on the VIA

10 years ago I would have told you that you were dreaming if you said I would be returning from a week at Library Conference, sitting on the VIA and participating in Canada’s First Online Homeschool Conference but here I am!

Sounds all fancy, truth is that it has been a stellar week of learning.  It is also equally stunning that I have a huge team of family and friends that made it possible.

For this moment I’m relaxing and enjoying the Online Conference!

I’m assured that everyone is looking forward to my return and daily life awaits.  This Online Homeschool  Conference has some great ideas flowing as I sit down to plan lessons for next week.

Huge thanks to Lisa Marie Fletcher of The Canadian Homeschooler for organizing such an amazing and timely event!

Visit us at http://canadianhomeschoolconference.com/aff/26fb_img_1485748973289

Lines, Angles and Curves Class!


As most of you know I have been homeschooling, tutoring and running daycamps for 20+ years.  Over that time, I have tried many, many curriculum and resources.  Like everyone, I have my favorites and this is one of them.

While  weeding through curriculum, I found it!  I was pretty excited and this was my victory shot!

Fun with Lines and Curves by Elsie C. Ellison is an artful study of measurement and angles.

I will be offering an eight week class following the concepts in this book.  The culminating activity of this class will be an artistic string art wall hanging designed by each student.  This class is appropriate for students 8-18. Parents are invited to drop off their children or visit in our living room during the class.

Students will learn about measurement, angles, protractor skills and colour design.  There will be take home work each week.

Cost $80 per student (family rates available)

January 9- February 27, 2017

1-2 pm

Week 1 – Intro to our tools.  protractor, rulers and the tools of our class.

Week 2- Making Polygons and intro to your final project.

Week 3 – Making stars and step 2 of the project.

Week 4- From straight lines to curves. Final project design draft.

Week 5-Designs From Squares

Week 6- Working with a Circle and final project designs due.

Week 7-Working with colour in your design.

Week 8- Final Project Show, location to be announced.

E-mail today to register at ednashomeschoolhelp@gmail.com

August 9th, Homeschool Planning Night!

101_9549Carve out a little time to plan your coming Homeschool season!

This coming Tuesday, August 9th from 5-10 pm. At the Westwood Public Library.

Maybe you are just starting your planning, perhaps you are mid-stream and just need some time to put it all in one place or maybe you need to bounce some ideas off of others.

Bring your books, your computer and a main dish to share!

What you will get:

  • Tables to spread out your work!
  • Wifi access
  • Printing at 25 cents/copy
  • FREE NEW BOOKS to take home, compliments of CrossCan Educational Services
  • An opportunity to order any USBORNE books you may need
  • Pre-registration opportunity for the EVENTS AND CLASSES I am planning for the fall!
  • and best of all…OTHER HOMESCHOOLERS!

Cost is $10/person 

*Please note this is a child-free evening (nursing babies/toddlers always welcome)

For an agenda of the evening or to register e-mail me at ednashomeschoolhelp@gmail.com, text me at 705-559-3047 or call my home office at 705-639-5663


Coming Home



After a four year sabbatical from Homeschooling, we are heading home again with our education.  We are thrilled! The “who is doing what” and “who is where” part is figured out (I think) as I also work part-time.  I have a general plan for our day to day but now the nitty gritty of the day to day planning is on the table (literally).

As always, I am available to help you with everything from your early questions about homeschooling to monthly accountability partnering and resourcing.

I will be offering piano lessons as usual and I plan to host a few makerspace events throughout the year.

Keep your eyes open!  You just never know what will be offered next!  Check back often!

So glad to finally be Home Again!

Happy Homeschooling!

Birthday Tulips and Spring Promises

Birthday Tulips and Spring Promises

100_8437My girl knows what her Mama loves, and I love flowers!  

I also love connecting with folks as I speak at Home Education Conventions!   Look for my seminars at Home Education Conferences this spring on the topic of How Homeschoolers can get the most out of their Public Library!
I will be in Kitchener Waterloo http://www.kwchea.ca/conference.html
And the Kanata Conference https://www.rvhea.org/conference

Coming soon….your chance to be part of my latest research on Public Libraries from a Home Educator’s perspective!