Author: Liesl - Homeschool Den

Homeschooling After the Holidays 0

How to Start Homeschooling After the Holidays

I am still in full holiday mode (and as I mentioned on FB, it’s after noon and I am *still* in my PJs), but I spent a little time updating this post with tips on How to Start Homeschooling After the Holidays. When (and only when!) you are ready, you can read this post here: Meanwhile, enjoy your Holiday Break! ~Liesl Please like & share:


Happy Holidays!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season!  May your holiday season be filled with wonder, joy, good health, and happy memories! ~Liesl, Tony and the Kids Please like & share:

FREE 2019-2020 School Year Calendar printable 4

Free 2019-2020 Calendar Printable

Today I wanted to share our (latest) free calendar printable, 2019-2020.  This free calendar printable covers 20 months (January 2019 through August 2020). It starts in January 2019 and includes the 2019-2020 school year through August 2020. Note: The FREE January 2020 to August 2021 Calendar is now available!! I like having a calendar that includes the holidays, the change in seasons, and things like day light saving which is...

Ultimate Hands-On Homeschooling Guide 0

Why Hands-On Homeschooling is Amazing!

Hands-On Homeschool Activities Your Ultimate Hands-On Homeschooling Guide Make Learning Memorable, Exciting, and Engaging! I wanted to let you know that I added a New Page: Hands On Homeschool Activities. This is a page (rather than a blog post), so I wanted to link to it here – for those of you who come to the blog from time to time to check out our latest posts! (As a new page,...

R-Blend Worksheets and Games 0

R-Blend Worksheets and Games

R-Blend Worksheets and Games This 30+page R-Blend packet has been added to the Blends Bundle! This is the second in a series of three Consonant Blends Activity Packets. This consonant blend BUNDLE includes R-Blend, L-Blend and S-Blend worksheets, games, and activities. This set focuses on the R-Blends such as br cr dr fr gr pr and tr. There are practice worksheets that include tracing, write in the consonant blends (br,...

Nocturnal Animal Quick Study - Opossums Raccoons Skunks Beavers 0

Nocturnal Animal Quick Study – Opossums, Raccoons, Skunks, Beavers

Nocturnal Animal Quick Study Packet Many of us have kids who just love studying animals!  This is a quick study of some nocturnal animals: opossums, raccoons, skunks and beavers.  You will find some quick-fact tracing pages and interactive notebook/lapbook pieces.  There are answers your kids can paste in… or they can write in their own fascinating facts!  Finally, for those of you with slightly older kids, there are some blank...

Hibernation Unit for Kids 0

Hibernation Unit

Today I have a new Hibernation Unit to share with you today! It is more than 25 pages and covers: why animals hibernate, terms such as torpor, brumation, estivation, diapause, endotherms vs. ectotherms. where animals hibernate and spend the winter Plus, it covers the dangers of hibernation. It includes various activities such as notebook pages, interactive notebook/lapbook pieces, matching and tracing pages. Note: This unit has been added to the...

Christmas Subtraction Games - Board Game 5 In a Row Game 0

New Holiday Subtraction Packet Added to the Math Bundle!

As many of you know, I have been adding to the Addition and Multiplication Bundles throughout the year.  Last week, I just added a new Christmas Subtraction Packet to the Addition Math Bundle. Today I added some Subtraction Games! The Addition Bundle is a bit mis-named because it includes addition and subtraction worksheets, games and activities as well as place value, measure, clocks, shapes, graphing and more! It includes a...

Photo Highlights 0

Fun Photos

I spend a lot of time talking about what we’re doing academically, but now and then I like to share some of our outings and excursions too! I know the Grandparents still check in on what we’ve been up to. So here are a few fun photos! I want to share a few photos from this stunning picture of our local library… to our fall hike around a lake. A...

Mixed Math Practice - Multiplication Division Measurement Perimeter Time - Free Worksheets 0

Free Mixed Math Practice Sheets – Multiplication Division Measurement Perimeter Time

Today I have a quick freebie for you.  These are mixed math practice worksheets with multiplication, division, measurement, perimeter and time. Enjoy! ~Liesl Free Math Worksheets — Mixed Math Practice Multiplication Division Measurement Perimeter Time Click here to save this on Pinterest: Remember, if your kids are just beginning to work on their Multiplication Facts – we have a HUGE Multiplication Bundle with 15+ pdfs (more than 275 pages)… from...

Mid-Year Homeschool Assessment Packet 0

Mid-Year Homeschool Assessment Packet: Evaluate, Reflect and Assess How Things Are Going

Free Mid-Year Homeschool Assessment Packet About this time of year, I get itchy.  I know that the holidays are coming up and we will take a well-deserved break! Right around the holidays, I also take the time to think about how things are going. Today, I wanted to share this Free Homeschool Assessment Packet with you (I updated and expanded it a bit this year.). This packet has several pages...

Homeschooling in November December - A Busy Time of Year - Free Printable Packet 0

Homeschooling in November – December (A Busy Time of Year!)

Homeschooling during the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas can be particularly trying/demanding.  There are more events on as the semester comes to an end.  On the homeschool front, we are often finishing up big projects and wrapping up units before taking an extended break.  But there are a lot of other things going on too! There are holiday-themed parties and get-togethers. There are concerts. There also more demands on our...

History Portfolio Projects - Using them in your homeschool or classroom - Free Prinable 0

What is a History Portfolio Project?

History Portfolio Projects have student focus on one theme, topic or time period and can include an array of writing, art, and geography assignments that are compiled together in a final product. While we did a couple of portfolio projects when the kids were in elementary (age 8 -10 or so), Portfolio Project really become a powerful tool during the middle and high school years! History portfolio projects require students...

Then and Now Worksheets - Items from the Past and Present 0

Then and Now Worksheets – Items from the Past and Present!

Today I have some fun Then and Now worksheets to share with you!  These are currently FREE to download! 🙂  They include various items from the past and present… and are perfect if you are talking with your kids about the history of Thanksgiving! If your kids are a little older they can try to figure out how long ago these items were used – back in colonial days (1620)...