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Homeschool History Units – Year in Review (Grades 9, 7, 4)

I really love pulling together these Year in Review posts because it is my chance to reflect on the year!  Looking back, I realize just how much we managed to fit in. Let me jump right in! Here are some highlights from our school year. History in Our Homeschool (Grades 9, 7, 4) Oregon Trail When we started back to school, I worked with my oldest quite a bit on...

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Free Packing List and Other Summer Printables!

Summer Planning Printables! In this post you’ll find several useful (and free!) Summer-Time Packets and Printables: Free Summer Planning Packet (including a Packing List for Travels, Summer Scheduling Pages, and more) 350+ Summer Activity Ideas (Free Printable) Free Preschool Activity Ideas Printable Free “Design and Draw” Packet And our End of Year Homeschool Questionnaire (one for students and one for parents). My kids are at the age that they are...

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As Seasons Change… spring into summer (our summer homeschool plans, etc.)

For us, the 2017-2018 school year has basically come to an end.  The concerts are over, testing is done, paperwork has been sent in (to fulfill the requirements of our state) and sports (tryouts, end-of-season parties) have wrapped up.  Plus, the spring planting season is done! This post is going to chit-chat about how our semester wrapped up (everything from gardening to history, science) and our summer homeschool plans… Before...

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Thermometer and Temperature Activities (Free)

These free activity pages will help your kids become familiar with how to read a thermometer. They will compare the temperatures in Fahrenheit and Celsius and will begin to recognize the temperature in winter, spring/fall or summer in Fahrenheit and/or Celsius. Print out the thermometers on card stock.  Cut them out. Have the kids put them in order from coolest to warmest or from warmest to coolest. Remind them that...

Chemistry Unit - Worksheets Chemistry Cards Interactive Notebook Piece - Periodic Table Valence Electrons and More 0

Chemistry Unit – Periodic Table, Valence Electrons, Periods, Groups, Lewis Diagrams and More!

75+ Page Chemistry Packet! I am excited to share our new chemistry unit with you! As you know, we love hands-on activities and I want to show you some of the fun ways we explored the periodic table and touched on topics like valence electrons, Bohr Diagrams, Lewis Diagrams (electron dot diagrams), ions, isotopes, and more! Some of the topics we explored included: Building the Periodic Table Bohr Diagrams &...

Chemistry in the Early Years 0

Fun, Simple Science Experiments for Younger Kids! (Introducing Kids to Chemistry)

In this post, I wanted to highlight some of the amazing science experiments that we did when my kids were younger and share several free resources we have here on the blog. These are some of the activities that really impressed my kids when they were younger!! I usually tried to the science experiments into topics we were learning… in this case some basics about chemistry. If you have older...

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The Power of Homeschool Routines

Have you ever been rendered immobile by the thought of everything that needs to be done?  Overwhelmed with a list of things that you need to do for the day, let alone thinking about the week or month ahead? I think we all are from time to time… the trick is to keep chipping away at things little by little, one step at a time! Have you ever stayed with...

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Creating Your Homeschool Curriculum, Grade 6-8 – Free Resource Guide

How do I get started homeschooling my middle schooler? How do I know what to teach my 6th, 7th or 8th grader?  This free 30+ page Homeschool Curriculum Resource Guide provides some insight into how our family is navigating the middle school years.  There are some basic checklists in each of the subjects from language arts and math to science, history and foreign languages.  This guide includes some of the...

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Factors and Sums Math Worksheets

I have just added a Factors & Sums Worksheet Packet to the (growing) Multiplication Bundle.  These are provided in a spring theme and also plain (without clipart).  These pages are best for students who know their multiplication tables well. I have made these as review for my youngest, but also as practice for my daughter who is in PreAlgebra. Here’s a sample:  What are factors of 8 and have a...

Parts of a Flower Parts of a Seed Worksheets and Notebook Pages 0

Parts of a Flower, Parts of a Seed Worksheets & Notebook Pages

Angiosperms – Flowering Plants Notebook Pages and Worksheets It’s spring, so it’s the perfect time to spend some time learning about flowers, seeds, and fruit. This new botany unit explores the parts of a flower, the parts of a seed, seed and fruit development, and the plant life cycle in general. Today I’m going to highlight some worksheets and notebook pages that are included in this new Botany Packet. There...

Animal Homes and Shelters - Where do animals live worksheets 0

Animal Homes and Shelters – Where Do Animals Live?

Animals find shelter in a wide variety of places from hives and holes to warrens and lodges!  These worksheets help students learn about the homes of these 10 animals: fox, beaver, hermit crab,  sea turtle, raccoons, bats,  blue jay, bees, eastern tent caterpillars, and rabbits. These pages have been added to the 75+ page Animal Packet! These worksheets on animal homes and shelters includes color or black & white options....

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Homeschool Planning – Free Daily Checklist Sheets … Plus Life Then & Now!! (Pics)

We had a really long, really lovely spring break. One of the really fun things was visiting a zoo where we could all feed the kangaroo, camel and other animals. That brought us fond memories of living in the Outback. Down below I will share some old photos of the kids from our days in Australia (we lived their for 12 years and the kids were all born there)… but...

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Writing Workshop – Fairy Tale Writing Paper

We have been using this fairy tale stationery in our Writing Workshop to practice creating stories with dialogues. Specifically, the kids are focusing on using quotation marks and commas properly. This packet has writing pages for these fairy tales: Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks, and Frankenstein. Mini-Lesson: Before we began writing, we talked about the many variations and stylistic differences among...

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Freebie – I Love Reading Bookmarks

Free I Love Reading Bookmarks! Do your kids ♥ to read?! Today I have a fun, free printable for you. Download and print out these cute bookmarks for your happy readers! Enjoy! ~Liesl I Love Reading Bookmarks – Freebie If you are a first-time visitor to our website, you might want to check out some of resource pages.  At the top of the blog (if you’re on a laptop/desktop) you’ll...