# Author: Liesl - Homeschool Den

## Free Roman Numerals Packet (& Famous Dates in History)

Do you know this date, MCCXV? What about MCMLXIII? I wanted my kids to be able to figure out tricky dates like those, so I made this Roman Numeral Packet over the break. The first few pages introduce the Roman numerals and helped my youngest daughter understand how they were built.  There is a table that the kids filled in with I=1, V=5, X=10, L=50, C=100, D=500, M=1000. My older...

## Free Creative Writing Paper – Mythological Creatures

Today, I have some free creative writing paper for you.  This set includes various mythological creatures: dragon, centaur, dwarf, gargoyle, goblin, dryad, and so forth. My girls thought these were neat and I have printed out these pages to store in our Writing Workshop area for when they are in the mood! Down below, I’ll include some of the links to why we started using a Writing Workshop in our...

## Los Números – Free Spanish Numbers Worksheets

Today Sra. Morato and I have some free Spanish Numbers Worksheets — Los Números. There is a Spanish numbers reference page with the numbers 1 through 30. Then it has all the numbers up to 100 – 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100. And finally it has the larger numbers like 1,000; 10,000, 100,000 and a million.  There are also two very simple matching pages as well. We hope...

## Geographic Features, Landform Words & Topographic Map Activities – World Facts Packet Update!

As we start back to school, we are spending some time working on some geography skills again.  I added an entirely new section into the World Facts Packet about geographic features and landforms (terms such as bay, gulf, sound, atoll, channel, strait, cape, mesa, butte and many more). In addition to working with physical maps, we’ll also do a number of activities about topographic maps. I also added in some...

## Winter Math Packet (Addition, Subtraction & more)

Your 5-7 year old will really enjoy these fun winter math games and activities! This packet has a winter-themed math board game that can be used with most any math-fact practice. There are winter addition cards that can be used for a memory game or with the game board. There are also several different winter-themed spinners that can be used with the game board or with the blank addition/subtraction pages...

## Animal Unit – Feather, Fur, Scales or Skin Pages (100+ page Animal Packet)

As many of you know, we have a 100+ page animal packet that is about the different types of animals (vertebrates, invertebrates), animal characteristics, insects vs. spiders, domesticated vs. wild animals, animal tracks and much more!  I wanted to let you all know that I have added in about a dozen new pages including these activities about Feather Fur or Scales. I added in new notebook pages and sorting cards...

## Winter Skip Counting Pages – Freebie

FREE Winter Skip Counting Pages! If your kids are learning to skip-count, you might enjoy these free skip counting mazes for the 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s.  My kids really enjoyed these type of activity pages when they were 4-6 years old or so.  Learning to skip count really helps kids learn their multiplication and division facts! Enjoy! ~Liesl Click Here for the Freebie: Winter-Skip Counting Mazes: 2 3 5...

## Get the Most from Your Holiday Break!

I wanted to take a few minutes to link to a couple of posts you might enjoy while you are resting and relaxing this holiday break. I love our breaks!  I really, really need time to re-group and get refreshed for another semester. This is probably as important a part of our homeschooling life as when we are going full-tilt with reading, writing, arithmetic, science experiments, history projects, and more!...

## Wishing You a Wonderful Holiday Season!

Our family wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season!  We hope your holiday season is filled with love and joy! With love from all of us at the Homeschool Den — Liesl, Tony and the Kids P.S. DD and I took a special Mom-Daughter trip to NYC a few weeks ago. The picture above was taken in Macy’s in New York City.  I hope you...

## Holiday Writing Prompt Ideas & Free Christmas Writing Paper

My girls thought it would be really fun to spend some time writing about the holidays and writing Christmas stories. 20+ Holiday Writing Prompt Ideas Here are just a few of them: If I could do one thing to make the world a better place this year, what would it be? What is your favorite (and/or least favorite) thing about this time of year? Write a story about the lost...

## Why Our Homeschools are Always Changing!

Does your homeschool change a lot from day to day, week to week? It’s been a busy semester and the flow of our homeschool has changed quite a bit.  That’s not really surprising, though is it? We’re always adapting and changing things up in our homeschools. One of the joys and benefits of homeschooling is flexibility. We have the ability to go on tangents, dive deep, reschedule things, go faster...

## Scientific Classification and Taxonomy Packet

What is taxonomy and why do we need to study it?!  Taxonomy is the science of classification.  Our biosphere supports more than 7 million known species and probably 4 or 5 million more unknown species! Taxonomists work on organizing the vast quantity of species.  They are continually updating the classifications to keep up with new research and new discoveries. What is in the Scientific Classification and Taxonomy Packet? Scientific Classification...

## 20 Free Christmas and Holiday Printables

Can you believe December has arrived?!  Today I want to highlight some of the free Christmas and Holiday Freebies we have tucked away on the blog. There are all kinds of Christmas math worksheets from PreK games and addition/subtraction worksheets to multiplication, division, factoring and beyond!  Plus, you’ll find a spelling game (Long I sounds), free music games, and foreign language sheets to practice learning holiday words in Spanish or...

## Science Club Week 8: Taxonomy and Scientific Classification (Fish), Earth Science Wrap Up

I realized that I never wrote up a summary of what we did at our last Science Club meeting!  We had such an amazing experience doing this club… the kids all became good friends and if you are contemplating putting a science club together, I *highly* recommend it!  My kids really looked forward to our Friday afternoons and I think everyone learned a lot along the way. If you’re just...