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Weather Unit: Intro Notebook Pages (Free)

What is meteorology? What tools do scientists use to study the weather? These are some of the basic questions we covered as we started off our weather unit! Below are the pages we went over on our first day… it covers a few basics and some background about the history of meteorology.  I also rounded up some interesting weather facts and we read through those as well. Then we’ll be jumping...

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EggSperiment: Brush Your… errr… Egg (Part 4 of 4) and the Free Printable EggSperiment Pack

This activity helps kids understand how very important it is to brush your teeth every day! For this activity we chose coke, grape soda (we didn’t have any grape juice) and coffee. You can use any beverage that you think will stain your teeth.  The kids each selected two drinks and we let the eggs soak for several hours.   As the kids “brushed” their eggs, they were amazed at...

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Spring & Summer 2014 Calendar Free Printable

Hey Everyone, I needed spring and summer calendars and jazzed up some plain old calendars with a bit of clipart.  If anyone else can use these, just click on the link below. Don’t worry, I didn’t include our family birthdays on the version I’m sharing with you!! I have March through August in the download below (July and August are not pictured in the collage, but are in the pdf)....

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Addition and Subtraction with Pete the Cat (Free Worksheets)

If you are doing a Pete the Cat Unit, your kids might enjoy these FREE Addition Subtraction Worksheets inspired by Pete the Cat! My daughter borrowed several Pete the Cat books (affiliate link) from the library last week.  She’s been reading them over and over, so I made her a couple of math practice pages with a Pete the Cat type theme! She quickly used up those pages and I...

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Free St. Patrick’s Day Division Board Game

I made this division board game for my older two to review their math facts. They saw the addition games I made for ED and wanted one of their own!  I thought I would share that here for anyone else might be interested in playing this with their kids! St. Patrick’s Day is Monday, March 17 this year. Download the free St. Patrick’s Day Division Board Game: Other Free St....

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St. Patrick’s Day Multiplication Pack

Here are some multiplication pages I made for DD when she was working on memorizing her multiplication facts last year. I put together a number of different practice pages.  There are 8 pages. As always, it is free to download. St Patricks Day Multiplication Pack Other Free St. Patrick’s Day Materials: St. Patrick’s Day Addition Game Boards St. Patrick’s Day Multiplication Pack St. Patrick’s Day Division Game Board and Division...

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St. Patrick’s Day Addition Fact Games (Free)

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up Monday, March 17th.  I’ve made a number of math activities to get into the spirit! Today I’m sharing some game boards that I made for my daughter to practice some of her addition facts. There are three different game boards. One to practice making 9 (4+5, 6+3), one for making 14 (10+4, 7+&) and one for making 15 (7+8, etc.). There’s also a blank...

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Montessori Cards: Vertebrates-Invertebrates; 5 Vertebrate Groups

It is animal week for my youngest daughter. We’ve been touching on vertebrates and invertebrates since the kids were little, but I wanted to go back and make sure ED really knew the characteristics of these groups and how animals are classified. First, we went over the difference between Vertebrates and Invertebrates again. We brought out our model frog skeleton again for a closer look! Then she went over the...

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Long List of Activities for Tots and Preschoolers (ages 2-6)

A couple of weeks ago, I shared a post about how to create your own preschool science curriculum at home (mostly with materials you’ll find around the house).  I realized it has been a long time since I shared our long list of preschool activities. I wrote this post last year when ED was 4. The activities in this list really actually range from 2-6 year-olds or so. I’m a...

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How do I Help the Kids to Start Writing?! 5 Lessons Ideas for the Writing Workshop (Day 1)

You’ve set up a good writing space, have your supplies – pencils, journals, resource materials. Now what?!! This is the first in a series of 5 posts with lesson ideas to help young writers get started on their writing journey. Introduction: Writing Workshop Mini-Lessons I have spent a lot of time writing about why we use a writing workshop, how we set up and structure our writing workshop, and even went into...

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Long List of Free Homeschool and Teaching Resources

This is a list of some of the most useful homeschool and teaching resources from around the web. I have added in some free resources I found that integrate computer science concepts into science units, plus Engineering units for kids, and units from the CDC (Center for Disease Control).  If you have any great resources and websites I should add to this list, leave a comment or leave me a note...

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Free Grammar Practice Sheet: Quotation Marks, Said/Asked Words

I noticed in the kids’ writing journals that they weren’t using quotation marks correctly. I wanted to go over how to set up dialogues–the use of quotation marks and commas. I also wanted them to think about all the alternatives to using said or asked… there are dozens and dozens of great words. Grammar Quotation Mark Worksheet Said-Asked-Words List My kids love the song and video, What Does the Fox Say? ...

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Wonderful Free Writing Resource for Young Writers

I was so excited to come across the Young Writer’s Survival Kit by Melissa Forney. It has been an amazing resource for our writing workshop. UPDATE: Sorry to say, the resource below (Young Writer’s Survival Kit) is no longer available.  You might want to check out our Writing Resource Packet. It is currently free. At times when it’s writing time, I haven’t thought of a writing mini-lesson for the day....

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Winter Themed Multiplication Pages

I made some winter-themed multiplication pages for my daughter.  They are similar the addition pages I shared a few days ago. There are eight pages. The first few pages only have multiplication problems up through the 4s and 5s. The later pages have problems all the way to the 8s and 9s (8×6, 9×9).  They are free to download: Free Winter Themed Multiplication Practice Worksheets We also have some free...