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Starting to Homeschool

Tips for How to Start Homeschooling! This year is like no other. I’ve been fielding a LOT of email from readers looking for advice on how to start homeschooling, so I wanted to update this post and make sure it’s easier to find. Are you starting to homeschool or need fresh inspiration? Here are tips on how to start homeschooling, homeschool teaching strategies, units you could cover and more! This...

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Our Homeschool Resources

Finding materials on the Homeschool Den! I wrote this post to help you find some of the pages, posts and homeschool resources within our blog that might be the most useful for you. Over the years, I have made homeschool packets on everything from history and science to spelling, math, spelling and foreign languages (German & Spanish).  And, many of those are free! We have materials from preschool through high...

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Ancient Egypt Packet

This 75+page Ancient Egypt Packet includes notebook pages, ancient Egypt timeline cards, Egyptian gods & goddesses cards & activities, an Ancient Egypt lapbook – interactive notebook pages, geography materials and more! Students will learn a lot about the 3,000-year history of Egypt… from the early dynasties through the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms of ancient Egypt.  Students will also have the opportunity to learn about Egyptian mythology, learning how stories...

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Rainforest Unit

I have just added a new Rainforest Booklet and Notebook Pages to our Rainforest Unit. The Rainforest Packet is now over 75 pages! First, let me show you some of the new pages. Then, I’ll include the explanation of what else is included after that. You will find the link to purchase this unit down below or at our Big Animal BUNDLE page. Note: If you purchased this unit already,...

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Spanish Worksheets: Todo sobre la comida – All About Food 

Todo sobre la comida – All About Food  Desayuno – Almuerzo – Cena This new Spanish Worksheet Set is all about food. There are 4 pdfs in Spanish Bundle 6 that include common words you would use while preparing and making meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner. These include dishes, food items and various verbs you would use while preparing food from chopping and cooking to wiping the table and sweeping...

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German Worksheets Herbst und Halloween

I have just added a new German Worksheet Packet to German BUNDLE 2 covering Herbst- und Halloween-Wörter. I thought my kids might enjoy learning/reviewing some seasonal vocabulary in German covering Herbst and Halloween.  While they are doing a lot of reading & grammar practice for German, we still do a lot of vocabulary-building work as well. 🙂 Herbstwörter: This Herbst and Halloween German Worksheet Packet covers some common words associated...

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Literature & Language Arts in our Homeschool

Earlier this week, I had a wonderful back-and-forth email conversation with a reader about literature and language arts in our homeschool. She had questions about the literature book/s we were using when my kids were in grades 2, 5 and 7.  I thought I would share a lot of that conversation with you today. It highlights some of the language arts books/texts/resources we have used over the years. Plus, I’ve...

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11s Multiplication and Division Worksheets and Activities

11s Multiplication and Division Worksheet Packet: Currently FREE to download! This fun 11s Multiplication – Division & Skip Counting Worksheet Packet will help your kids learn to multiply and divide by 11. The 11s Packet include skip-counting mazes and activities, multiplication by 11s problems, and several division by 11s worksheets. This packet came by special request. 🙂  I asked the reader who asked for  these to have her kids choose...

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Latitude and Longitude Worksheets and Activities

In this post, I thought I’d share some of the activities my daughter did as she learned about latitude & longitude, the Prime Meridian and other geography terms. My daughter is doing a unit on oceans and we’re talking about ocean navigation at the moment. I wanted to be sure to slip in this information about latitude, longitude, the prime meridian and so forth  (even though we covered it in...

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Clocks – Telling Time Matching Activity and Practice Worksheets

It’s the Friday Freebie again! When my kids were younger, we used a clock matching activity regularly to make sure the kids got the hang of being able to read an analog clock.  Today I have shared a new printable with you! This will be free for the next week!  You can grab this pdf by clicking the link or picture below. Clocks – Telling Time Activities You might be...

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Coral Reef Worksheets and Interactive Notebook Activities

Coral Reef Worksheets & Activities These new Corals and Coral Reef worksheets, notebook pages and the lapbook/interactive notebook activity have been added to our 100+page Ocean Unit. In this part of our ocean unit, my daughter learned all about coral and coral reefs: What is coral? What do corals eat? (And what is the relationship between the algae, zooxanthellae, and corals.) How does a coral colony begin? (coral reproduction) What...

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Chameleon Packet

Learn all about chameleons! This 15-page packet helps kids learn all about chameleons. It includes a chameleon booklet (which you need to print out one-sided, fold in half and bind along the left side) and a chameleon lapbook/interactive notebook activity. It answers questions such as Where do chameleons live? Why do chameleons change colors? What do chameleons eat? What do chameleons look like? How many eggs does a female chameleon...

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Ancient History (Middle School – High School)

This is a chatty post about what we are doing for ancient history. Below, I’ll share some of the resources we are using and some activities we’ve done so far. We’ve only been in school for a few weeks now, but it already feels like we’ve got a good routine down and have covered quite a bit! History Spine: I have a lot of history textbooks that I have used...

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Earth’s Systems – Notebook Pages (Free)

These free notebook pages review Earth’s 4 major systems (or spheres) and familiarize students with the scientists who study them. What are the major Earth Systems? the Atmosphere, Geosphere, Biosphere, Hydrosphere (and Cryosphere) You’ll find the download link for these free pages below!The Earth works as a set of interconnected systems; these four major Earth Systems are often referred to as spheres and include the atmosphere geosphere hydrosphere cryosphere biosphere...

Today I have a new Friday Freebie for you! I often like to start out the year by providing some regular freebies for my readers.  My hope is to share some free materials with you on Fridays. These pages include some basic clock/time practice, reviewing the days of the week, months of the year, fractions, and other things. Hope it is helpful! Enjoy!  ~Liesl Click on the link or the picture to download:     Here are some past math freebies you might want to check out: Math Freebie: addition/subtraction practice easy skip counting pages (for 2s, 5s, and 10s) Free Fall Skip Counting Pages: 2s 3s 5s and 10s Free Spring Skip Counting Pages - Since it's still August, I thought I'd share the link to these free skip counting mazes as well... As you can see, they are  more of a spring/summer theme. :) Math Freebie: Mixed Math Practice We play all kinds of games in our homeschool (related to things we are studying).  I love when the kids BEG to play just one more round!  Here’s a FREE math game board set I made last spring! This can be used with *any* math facts.  This is the addition/subtraction facts & number recognition. You'll also find the version with  a set of cards for multiplication/division here. You might be interested in our K-2 Math BUNDLE: It is one of the best Bundles we have available... with more than 20 pdfs at just $5.50. :)  I've just had fun making these worksheets and keep adding to the bundle!   You might also want to check out our Spelling Word Sorts and Games: See you again soon here or over at our Homeschool Den Facebook Page! Don’t forget to Subscribe to our Homeschool Den Newsletter. You might also want to check out some of our resources pages above (such as our Science, Language Arts, or History Units Resource Pages) which have links to dozens of posts.  You might want to join our free Homeschool Den Chat Facebook group.  Don’t forget to check out Our Store as well. Again, if you are interested in joining our Homeschool Den Newsletter, feel free to subscribe here. The Welcome Series includes 5 packed emails… with tips on homeschooling, keeping motivated, finding various resources and freebies tucked away on the blog and more! Plus, you’ll be the first to hear about new packets (generally offered at a discount when they are first released), seasonal resources and more! Happy Homeschooling! ~Liesl 0

Math Freebie – Early Elementary

I often like to start out the year by providing some regular freebies for my readers.  My hope is to share some freebies with you regularly on Fridays. Today I have a new math freebie for you. Plus, I have also included links to a half a dozen other freebies down below! These mixed math practice pages include some basic clock/time practice, reviewing the days of the week, months of...

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Science Year in Review – 6th Grade

The year in review posts are especially fun because it’s my chance to reflect back on the year and all the things we managed to accomplish! Sometimes in the short-run it can feel like we’re not getting much homeschooling done. You know how homeschooling can go… we’re interrupted for activities, illness, errands, appointments, or the occasional blahs. But then when we step back to look at the bigger picture, we’ve...

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Nervous System Worksheet Packet

Last year, I updated the Nervous System Worksheet Packet.  Life must have gotten away from me because I just found this post in draft form!  So, I’m sharing the post now (though the updates were shared last year)! The Nervous System Worksheet Packet covers The Function of the Nervous System The Anatomy of the Brain Parts of the Brain (what does the frontal lobe do? what does the cerebellum do,...