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Make Your Own Crystals – Hands-On Science Activity!

The past few weeks, my youngest has been doing a unit on “Winter.” Today, I want to share one of the fun, hands-on projects she did – Growing Sugar Crystals (ie. rock candy!!).  I’ve seen this mentioned before, but this was the first time we actually did it! This is a project that can be done with things you have around the house. That’s always a plus, right?!! What you’ll...

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Science Checklist for Elementary and Middle School Updated

Hi Everyone, This is just a real quick note to let you know that I have updated the Science Unit Homeschool Checklist post.  These are the science units I hope to cover in elementary and middle school.  I know I’ve had a lot of new visitors to the blog and wanted to point this resource out. Also, someone dropped me a note to ask if I’ve finished the Curriculum Resource...

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Long E Words e, ee, ea, e-e, ie, ei, y, ey Activities and Games

This new packet is free until Jan. 26, 10pm EST! Long-e Spellings: e, ee, ea, e-e, ie, ei, y and ey Spelling Word Sort Activities and Games Our family has used All About Spelling (affiliate link) for many years. It lays out various spelling rules in a really clear, easy to follow manner.  I’ve found that the kids also enjoy doing activities and games to help reinforce what they have learned....

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Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome Worksheets and Activities

Today, I’m going to share a few worksheets and cards about Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.  These are free to download! These cover highlights such as: Homer Troy the Parthenon The story or Romulus and Remus the Colosseum Julius Caesar Last semester, we read the Story of the World, vol. 1 (affiliate link), which is all about the ancient world. As I said before, ED loved this book! (And her...

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Free MLK Day, Civil Rights Movement Materials

Several years ago, we studied the Civil Rights Movement. I made a number of packets for the kids (which are free here on the blog) as we studied this period in US history. Not only did we talk about the historic events — what led to the Civil Rights Movement, what were the key events during the Civil Rights era, Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott… but we also talked...

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German Worksheets: auf dem Land, der Bauernhof (in the country, the farm)

This set of German worksheets is to help kids build their vocabulary with words relating to the countryside and to farms. The first part of the packet has vocabulary related to things you might see in the countryside – auf dem land. There are vocabulary picture pages (left below), matching pages, and a word hunt worksheet. There is also one page that practices conjugating the verb sehen-to see. The second...

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Organelles of the Cell – Notebook Pages

The past week, we reviewed the organelles of the cell and talke about the function each plays in the cell. I made a set of animal cell review sheets for the kids: I have added these new pages to our Study of Cells Packet. This was a unit we first did a couple of years ago.  When we did that unit, we went into a lot of detail about how...

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China Geography and Landmarks Packet

Free China Geography and Landmark Packet As many of you know, last semester we read the Story of the World, vol. 1 (affiliate link).  Initially, I was just reading it with my youngest, but my older two wound up listening in too.  When we came to the first chapters on Ancient China, I wanted to go over some basic facts about China including the geography, government and some of the...

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All About Spelling: January $100 Giveaway

Did you know that All About Learning Press is giving away a $100 gift certificate this January towards the purchase of any of their products? A couple of years ago, I became an affiliate because we *love* their spelling program so much! Our family started using the All About Spelling program seven years ago, when my son was 6.  My older two used AAS for years and my youngest is...

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Make Your Own Egyptian Pyramid!

We love hands-on projects and ED had fun at the end of last semester learning about Ancient Egypt. I thought I would share the cool project she made (mostly on her own!). My youngest and I read through the Story of the World, vol. 1 (affiliate link) about the ancient world. ED loved the way this book is written. (She is 8.) At the time, my older two were doing...

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US Presidents Free Notebook Pages: Eisenhower

Today I have a free packet for you that reviews our US Presidents. At times in our homeschool, we take the opportunity to review the 45 U.S. Presidents. We do that by singing a song that lists them in order.   We then spend time highlighting 6 or 8 of them and talking about the major events that happened during their presidency. Then we’ll learn a bit more about one...

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5 Tips for Helping Kids to Write – Writing Resource Pack (Currently FREE!)

“Mom, I don’t know what to write!” Have you ever heard that in your homeschool? Today I have five ways you can help kids when they are feeling stuck with their writing. At the end of this post, you can download our 35+ page writing resource packet. It is currently FREE to download! Writing Tips: Writing Resource Packet We’ve been using a writing workshop for a couple of years now. ...

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German Unit: Freizeit – Was machst du? (Daily activities, hobbies) das Haus Wortschatz and More!

In this German unit, the kids learned how to talk about daily routines, activities, hobbies and chores. We covered topics such as: Was machst du den ganzen Tag? (Daily routines,  activities, chores) das Haus Wortschatz (items around the house) Was machst du in deiner Freizeit?  (Hobbies) And, there are a couple pages about conjugating verbs in the present tense. Daily Routine: We started this unit with vocabulary relating to one’s...

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Homeschool Den Chat – Free FB Group

Ready to have some meaningful conversations about the ups & downs of homeschool life? Join our free Homeschool Den Chat Facebook Group – called Homeschool Den Chat, a community of inspiring, creative, dedicated homeschooling parents! This is a closed FB group to share what’s working (and what’s not) in your homeschool.  Come join us as we talk about the ups and downs of homeschool life. Share what’s working in your...