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Free Rock Cycle Worksheets Hands-On Activities 3 Types of Rocks 0

Rocks and the Rock Cycle: Sedimentary, Metamorphic and Igneous Rock Activities

Today, I’m going to share some of the hands-on activities and the free rock cycle worksheets that go along with our unit. For the past week or so, we have been talking about the three types of rocks and the rock cycle.  (It’s free to download down below.) What is great about these activities is that they will work with a huge age range… from PreK up through elementary! As...

Nervous System Worksheets 0

Nervous System Worksheets (Free)

Today I have a set of worksheets to share with you about the Nervous System.  These include worksheets on the parts of the brain and about neurons. And we also touched on the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, and autonomic nervous system.  These notebook pages are currently free! For this unit, we read a number of books that we borrowed from the library about the nervous system.  We also...

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Write Your Own Haiku!

The past couple of days, the kids have been writing their own Haikus during our writing workshop time. Your family might have fun with this too! What is a haiku? It is a traditional form of Japanese poetry.  These seem simple as they are only three lines, but the kids found it to be tricky! A haiku has 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, and 5...

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Spring Packet: Animals, Life Cycles, and Eggs – Free Printables

Today I have a free Spring Packet to share with you, plus some fun spring-themed activities like experiments with eggs and making pony-bead lizards and snakes! We have been reading Trumpet of the Swan (affiliate link) which is a really sweet book about a swan who is mute and wants to learn and better himself (in some pretty surprising ways)!!  The book highlights a number of different animals. I made...

President's Day Resources 0

President’s Day Resources

February 20th is President’s Day here in the U.S. I thought I would share some resources we have here on the blog relating to our Presidents as well as our (free) U.S Landmarks and Symbols Montessori cards and other materials. We have several different packets about our US Presidents that are free here on the blog. The third Monday in February is a federal holiday in the U.S. It is...

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The Opportunity of a Lifetime!

Those words automatically suck us in, don’t they?  They evoke feelings that we might miss out.  But what if we applied this to the small choices we make each day?  To the small actions that really make a difference in the long run? Don’t miss this opportunity of a lifetime!  Today day is the day… to say I love you to your family. to be a good friend. to smile...

bugs worksheets activities PreK 0

Bugs Bugs Bugs! – Free Printable

Recently, one of our preschool posts called Bugs, Bugs, Bugs has been getting a lot of page views. I thought I would add a couple of fun tracing sheets to that unit. And, I also thought I would highlight some of the free PreK printables we have tucked away on the blog! So, this is quite a packed post if you have 3-5 year olds! The free bug tracing pages...

Circulatory System Worksheets and Activities 0

Circulatory System Packet: Worksheets and Hands-on Activities

We recently finished up our unit on the circulatory system. Today, I want to share the worksheets and activities we did with this unit. The kids really loved this unit (and learned a lot too!)! We started off with an overview of the circulatory system before learning about the heart, blood vessels, blood flow through the heart, blood transport through the body, blood composition (red and white blood cells, platelets),...

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What We’ve Been Up To (Grades 3, 6, 8)

Our Homeschool Week It has been quite a while since I wrote about the flow of our homeschool day. I really like writing these posts because it gives a glimpse of our messy, busy, wonderful homeschool life! Plus, I love looking back and seeing how things have changed.  I’ll link to some of our previous posts from other years down below at the bottom of the post.  (I still feel...

Free Skip Counting Mazes 2s 3s 4s 5s 10s 0

Valentine’s Skip Counting Mazes 2s 3s 4s 5s 10s – Free!

Today, I have a set of Valentine’s skip counting mazes to share with you.  My kids loved these types of math activities! In these sheets the kids have to skip count by 2s above and below the mazes.  Then, they have to skip count as many times as they can in the number grid. Answer pages are included. These skip counting worksheets are free to download: Valentines Day Skip Counting...

Free Spanish Worksheets - Valentines Day 0

Free Spanish Worksheets: Valentine’s Day – Día de San Valentín

Hola Parents! Feliz Día de San Valentín (Happy Valentine’s Day!) Once more, Liesl and I are coming together to help you teach Spanish to your homeschooler! Growing up in Guatemala I remember how I used to celebrate Valentine’s Day with my friends. It was a day to celebrate “friendship” we also called it “El Día de la Amistad” (The Day of Friendship). Have fun learning the words and making them...

Reading List Grade 4-6 0

Reading List Grade 4-5

This is a list of some of the well-known children’s novels we’ve been working through the past few years.  Many of these books are award winning (Newbery Award) novels. I always enjoy pouring through other people’s reading lists and thought I would share some of the classics we have on our reading list. We’ve read many of the books on the list (but remember I have three kids!).  Just pick...

Reading List Grades 7 to 9 0

Reading List – Grade 7-9

Today I thought I would share some of the literature that is on our reading list for grades 7 to 9. These are well-known classics.  We’re pretty flexible in that I won’t make them finish a book they “hate.”  Life’s too short and their are too many amazing books! Let me add that our list changes as the kids’ interest change and as we cover different things in our homeschool....

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Earth Science – Hands-On Activities

Every few years, we have learned about Earth Science.  Each time we cover this material, we’ve added in new hands-on activities to help the kids understand some of the Earth’s processes. Today, I thought I’d share some of the photos from the first time we studied Earth Science since they’re buried here on the blog. We talked about the layers of the Earth and did a cute hands-on activity with...