Author: Liesl - Homeschool Den

13 Colonies Worksheet Packet 0

13 Colonies Packet

Thirteen Colonials Unit! 70-pages This year we are studying American history.  We have just finished our unit on the establishment of the thirteen colonies. This new 70-page packet includes notebook pages and chronology cards that cover the 13 colonies and how they were established.  These worksheets and cards cover Roanoke, Jamestown, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay and others! This packet also goes into some detail about the Puritans and some well-known Puritan...

Using Literature Textbooks in our Homeschool 0

Literature Textbooks in our Homeschool

Over the weekend, I talked a little bit about what we’ve been doing in our  writing workshop. Today, I just thought I’d write a post about how we use the big Literature textbooks in our homeschool. We’ve bought many Literature anthologies. They include stories, plays, poems, myths & legends, biographies and more from well known authors.  By many… I mean, just check out the back part of our literature shelf!! ...

Our Homeschool Writing Workshop 0

Writing Workshop in Our Homeschool

We have been using a writing workshop model in our homeschool for many, many years. It has brought a lot of joy to our writing time. My kids are not at all intimidated by writing now… even high school essays! I have a lot of posts about what a Writing Workshop looks like in our homeschool and also have a lot of posts about the various mini-lessons we used to...

Dear Homeschool Mom - inspire motivate be passionate 0

Inspire and Motivate Your Kids!

Becoming passionate, inspiring educators! This summer, we did a camping trip in the Great Smoky Mountains. On the way there, we stopped at the Civil Rights Center in Greensboro, NC.  We read about the sit-ins before-hand, but it was incredible to be at the Woolworths where the 1960 sit-ins began. But that’s not what this post is about! This post is about being a passionate educator, inspiring others, and encouraging...

Free Printable 2s 5s 10s FALL multiplication worksheet 0

Free Fall Multiplication Worksheets 2s 5s 10s

I have a fun fall freebie for you today!  These math worksheets will help your kids practice their 2s 5s and 10s multiplication facts. Each page has fun skip counting mazes. Students will skip count from 2 to 22, 5 to 55, or 10 to 100 as many times as they can (going in any direction – up/down/diagonal). Plus, there are some multiplication problems at the bottom of several of...

Free September 11th Writing Paper 0

Sept. 11th Writing Paper (Free)

This is just a quick note to remind you (or let you know!) that we have some free September 11th writing paper printable if you are talking about the events of 9/11 with your kids this year. Click here to visit that post (and download the free Sept. 11th writing paper) ~LieslP.S. This summer we visited the Flight 93 Memorial. It was really powerful for the kids.  On the (long)...

World Leaders -Types of Governments - Types of Societies Worksheets 0

World Leaders & Types of Government Worksheets

Free World Leaders and the Types of Government Worksheets A while back, I made a worksheet packet for the kids that covered some of the world leaders as well as the different types of government. A reader pointed out that I needed to update this to include Boris Johnson, the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. I’ve changed and updated this packet (Sept. 2019). 🙂 This packet also includes...

What science topics could I teach my 5-7 year old - Homeschool Science Curriculum 0

What science topics should I teach my 5-7 year old?

I had a reader ask what  topics that a Kindergartner/1st Grader (ie. 5-7 year old) might learn for science. I’ve gotten this same question several times in the past month or so, so I thought I might share with you some of the topics we explored when the kids were in early elementary. As you’ll see below, there are SO many things you could do with your kids.  Just ask...

Chemistry Activities - The first 20 elements - unusual symbols 0

Chemistry Activities – The First 20 Elements of the Periodic Table

Learn about the elements of the Periodic Table with these new chemistry booklets! This is just a quick post to let you know that I have just added two new chemistry activities to the Chemistry Unit Packet.  I made two new booklets – one on The First 20 Elements and the other on Elements with Unusual Symbols. It has been a year and a-half or so since we first talked...

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Fun Chemistry Experiments!

This week we started back to school.  We love hands-on activities and jumped in with some fun, hands-on activities to bring our new units on chemistry alive! These are experiments you may have done with the kids in preschool, but are as important for understanding chemistry concepts in middle school and beyond! 🙂 For ED, we spent some time reviewing the changing states of matter. It had been several years...

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High School Chemistry Notebook Pages

Hey there! This is a question for the parents of high school students: Are you working with your high school student on high school chemistry this year? Are you interested in our chemistry notebook pages? Drop me an email if you are interested. I’m just trying to see if there’s interest/need (because it can be time consuming and time is limited… you know b/c we’re a busy homeschooling family!!). More...

Spanish Worksheet BUNDLE Set 2 - colores formas figuras mascotas numeros 0

Spanish Worksheet Bundle – colores, formas y figuras, mascotas, numeros

I am excited to let you know that I have just released the second Spanish BUNDLE – Spanish Basics – Numbers, Shapes, Pets, Numbers – colores, formas o figuras, mascotas, numeros. In this unit, students will learn the colors in Spanish and then will go on to be able to describe and count different shapes and many different types of pets. This program builds progressively from unit to unit, so...

Properties of Matter Worksheets Activities - elements compounds solutions 0

Properties of Matter Worksheets and Activities

We are starting off the year with this middle school chemistry unit on the physical and chemical properties of matter. I have done an extensive update to the original Properties of Matter Packet, adding in dozens of pages of materials! This packet is well over 50 pages and includes various hands-on activities and all the teacher-notes/answer pages (bringing it closer to 100 pages in all!) Note: If you ordered the...

Days of the Week Months of the Year Seasons Worksheets and Booklet 0

Days of the Week, Months, Seasons Worksheets & Booklet

This new Calendar Packet covers the Days of the Week, Months, and Seasons. It includes both worksheets & booklets. This 40-page pdf has just been added to the (growing) K-2 Math BUNDLE, but can be purchased individually as well. What is included in the Calendar Packet? There are worksheets for the Days of the Week, Months of the Year and Seasons of the Year. There are also booklets for the...