Author: Liesl - Homeschool Den

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Get the Most From Your Holiday Break

Congratulations! After a busy semester, we are all ready for a well-deserved break!  The kids are excited for the holidays and we educators need time to regroup, relax and re-energize too! Here are some tips for getting the most from your holiday break! 1. If you have time before the holidays are upon us, try to wrap up your schooling completely. Even if you are in the middle of a...

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The Mitten – Free Animal Printable Activities

Have you read Jan Brett’s wonderful book, The Mitten (affiliate link), to your kids?  Mine loved this book and years ago we did a number of activities to go along with that. Below you’ll find a free printable packet about the Animals from The Mitten.   🙂 One page has the eight animals featured in this story and a space for the child write in the name of the animal: mole,...

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Homeschool Science 2016 Year in Review – And What’s Coming Up Next

When I think about all we’ve done this past year in 2016 in science, I’m really pretty amazed! It’s been a fun, full year! This post has links to dozens of our science experiments, science worksheets and printables, and hands-on activities. You’ll find direct links to the posts in the table below. Last year as we moved into the new year (in January to May 2016), we were focused on...

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Behind the Scenes in Our Homeschool This Holiday Season

This holiday season has been full.  There have been a lot of wonderful things, but also two great losses for our family.  Right before Thanksgiving, my husband’s uncle passed away.  And last week, my aunt passed away. Both were quite unexpected. I personally have shed a lot of tears in the past week. It was my Mom’s sister who passed. I think it was hard for me because my own...

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Free Holiday-Themed Addition and Subtraction Worksheets

Friday Freebies! Today I have a fun set of addition and subtraction worksheets for those of you with kids working on their math facts.  In the beginning of the packet are some basic addition problems.  The last few pages have double-digit addition and subtraction with carrying and borrowing. I hope someone can use these! These are free to download! ~Liesl Free Holiday Addition and Subtraction Worksheets If you browse around...

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Free Spanish Worksheets: Christmas Words – Palabras de Navidad

It’s the holiday season and today we have some Christmas word cards and worksheets for those of you who are helping your kids to learn Spanish! This year, I teamed up with Sra. Morato from Homeschool Spanish Curriciulum to create a series of  free Spanish worksheets for you. This is the 5th post in this series. Sra. Morato teaches Spanish classes online. She is a native Spanish speaker and has...

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Factoring Practice Worksheets – Holiday Theme

Last week I made a couple of factoring math worksheets for my daughter. These worksheets are only suitable for kids who know all of their multiplication facts (otherwise it would be very frustrating and a bit over their heads). I needed to make a couple worksheets more because she had problems like this in her math book, but she found them quite challenging. In this worksheet, she has to find...

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FREE Sight Word and CVC Holiday Activity Packet

Today’s holiday freebie is for those of you whose kids are just starting to read. It is 30-pages and has six sets of words that kids can work on: 2-letter sight words Bob Book Words (from Bob Books Set 1, affiliate link) CVC-Words -at, -it, -ot, -ut CVC Words -ad, -id, -od, -ud CVC Words -ag, -ig, -og, -ug CVC Words -an, -in, -on, -un Each set has a matching...

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STEM: How to Make an Art Bot

The last project in our electricity and circuits unit was making an Art Bot. Today, I wanted to explain how we made this cute motorized guy. It’s a fun STEM project even if you are not doing a larger unit about electricity and circuits! Prior to doing this activity, we had learned about series and parallel circuits and learned some of the basic electrical symbols.  We practiced how to draw...

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Free Multiplication and Division Holiday Math Worksheets

Today I have a new set of math worksheets to share with you. This is another set I made for my daughter. These pages include multiplication and division math facts plus a few double-digit multiplication problems and long division problems. I hope someone can use them. 🙂 They are free to download! Free Multiplication and Division Worksheets Holiday-Theme If these are too advanced for your child, you might check out...

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Kindness

This brought our homeschooling to a standstill today! (A thoughtful, touching gift from some friends of ours!!)  This was so cute, I just had to share! It reminds me of the time I took DD out to breakfast… and when I went up to pay, we found out that someone had already paid for our bill.  Sometimes people try to make someone’s day simply because they can!! We all have...

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German for Beginners: Weihnachtswörter – Christmas Words

Today I have a free printable for those of you who are teaching your kids German – Weihnachtswörter – Christmas Words! These sheets include these words: der Weihnachtsmann der Weihnachtsbaum das Geschenk das Rentier der Schneemann die Schneeflocken die Socke die Kerze die Zuckerstange der Lebkuchen die Glocke der Kamin These are FREE to download! Enjoy! Fröhliche Weihnachten! ~Liesl Weihnachtswörter German Worksheets for Beginners – Christmas You might also be...

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Slavery and the Civil War Unit (100+ Pages)

This fall we did a major unit on slavery and the Civil War. Our 100+ page packet includes notebook pages, maps, charts, review cards and some of the resources we used for this unit. It includes extensive teacher notes. Our unit actually consisted of three parts: Slavery, Territorial Growth, and the Civil War. This is the first time we’ve covered these topics in depth (up until now, I dragged my...