Tree Valley Academy provides educational resources for homeschooling parents or teachers of elementary aged children.
Math, french, and spelling are the most frequent topics. You will find a lot of free printables. The goal is always to make learning fun!
Melanie Thomas and Tree Valley Academy
Hi there! My name is Melanie Thomas. I’m a single mom homeschooling my 9 yr old daughter.
Tree Valley Academy is the name we have given to our homeschool. We live in the country in an area filled with forests, valleys and lakes so I thought the name was fitting.
We’ve included learning as a part of our daily way of life since babyhood, so homeschooling has very naturally suited us.
In Kindergarten, we partially homeschooled. During the day she went to an all french public school. My goal was for her to learn french while playing. So she played at school, came home, and got to play some more. But math and reading were 2 subjects I did with her regularly. And we did a variety of educational activities together.
We homeschooled grades 1 & 2. She went back to french public school in grade 3. And she is currently homeschooling in 4th grade.
As a single mom, it can be tough to homeschool for a variety of reasons. But we’re taking it year by year.
About my daughter
My daughter loves dancing, performing for an audience, singing, art and playing outside. One of her favorite past times is playing dress-up, changing into pretty dresses and dancing to music in her dress. She’s definitely a girly girl that would prefer to wear dresses all day rather than the comfortable play clothes I dress her in for around the house.
Having said that, she also knows how to get dirty. Sand piles, puddles and bugs are her outdoor attractions. She’s a very social kid that makes friends very easily.
Currently she’s into minecraft, and enjoys reading comic books. Her favourite book themes are super girls and LEGO friends.
She also is enjoying learning to play the piano. She quite often will sit at the piano and come up with her own tunes, rhythms and lyrics that she likes to compose on paper.