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Fact Family Math Games Addition Worksheets 0

Addition Fact Activities: Fact Families Worksheets and Game Boards

Fact Family Games and Worksheets: 30+ page Packet Fact Families 5s through 19s (plus a Doubling game board) When my kids were learning their addition facts, we played a lot of games together.  When I brought out the game boards, they would beg to play another round (and another)!! They loved them! Why learn the number families? Knowing their fact families helps a lot as kids start to work on...

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Rewards and Motivation: Keeping the Joy in Learning

One strong benefit to homeschooling is that we can bring joy to learning. We have the ability to engage the kids with activities, experiments, projects, books, play, field trips, and more. Homeschooling allows us to keep learning and education both creative and challenging.  And hopefully, we can help the kids find what they love doing, which is the very best reward of all!! There have been a number of famous...

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Free Telling Time – Analog Clock Worksheets

Today, I have some new clock worksheets for kids to practice telling the time with analog clocks.  In these practice worksheets, kids have to determine the time based on the clock face with problems like these: What time will it be 2 hours from now? What time was it 3 hours ago? What time will it be 5 1/2 hours from now? What time was it 35 minutes ago? Hope...

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Creating Your Homeschool Curriculum Grade 4-5 — Free Resource Guide

How to Create Your Own Homeschool Curriculum: Grade 4-5 Today I want to share this free 35+ page Resource Guide for Creating Your Own Homeschool Curriculum. It has been created to help answer some basic questions: What subjects should I teach my 4th or 5th grader?  Where do I start? How do I know what to teach my kids? We are eclectic homeschoolers, which means that we use a wide...

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Grammar in our Homeschool

This time of year, we spend time focusing a bit more on grammar. We have lots of free grammar worksheets here on the blog and I will link to some of those below.  In addition, I’d like to share some of the other grammar materials/resources we use in our homeschool. In the beginning of the year, we always start off the school year with our All About Spelling (affiliate link);...

Free Spanish Worksheets for Kids - garden - jardín 0

Free Spanish Worksheets for Kids: In the Garden! ¡En el jardín!

Today, I have teamed up with Sra. Morato once again to share a new set of free Spanish worksheets. Our topic this time:  In the Garden! ¡En el jardín! You’ll find a link to download these free Spanish worksheets below.  Let me turn it over to Sra. Morato! Hola Padres! I am honored to collaborate with Liesl once again. Spring is almost here and what a wonderful opportunity to learn...

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Math Challenge Packet for Ages 4 to 6 – FREE!

When my daughter was just going into kindergarten she loved math, but I had a hard time finding material that worked well for her, so I created various materials for her.  Today, I’m going to share a 10-page Math Challenge Math Packet with you that may work for your 4 to 6-year old. What kinds of things are in the Math Challenge Packet? Counting (legs, candy, eyes, etc.!), graphing and...

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Apple Muffin Recipe

Today I made Apple Muffins for the kids.  It had been a while since I made them and they were a *huge* hit with the kids.  I thought I would share that recipe with you. Then down below I shared links to my famous Peanut Butter Recipe, Pumpkin Muffins, Donut Muffins, Homemade Nutrigrain Bars, and others.  Here are the instructions for making Apple Muffins: Pre-Heat the oven to 350°F /170°C...

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Types of Governments Worksheets – World Leaders (Currently Free)

We have a new packet to share with you that touches on some of the different forms of government, societies, and some of our current world leaders. These notebook pages are my kids’ first introduction to some of the terms and complicated concepts about world governments, government systems, and politics. I wanted to explore some of the different forms of government… those that are ruled just by one person, a...

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Free St. Patrick’s Day Printables and Packets (Math Worksheets & Games, PreK Packets and More!)

March  17th is St. Patrick’s Day.  Are you looking for some fun worksheets and activities for St. Patrick’s Day?  This post has links to more than a dozen free printables, worksheets and resources — from PreK through Grade 5 math! First I’m going to share some of the free St. Patrick’s Day math printables we have (number words, skip-counting, addition, multiplication, division, fractions, and more!). Then a bit lower down...

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Free Equivalent Fraction Game!

Earlier this semester, my daughter started to learn about fractions. I shared the free fraction packet she started with.  She’s been doing some problems in her math book, but I thought she would enjoy playing a board game with equivalent fractions. With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I made a game board in that theme.  I also made a game board with spring birds, butterflies, and flowers (just to make...

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...

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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...