Category: Homeschool Den

Parts of a Flower Parts of a Seed Worksheets and Notebook Pages 0

Parts of a Flower, Parts of a Seed Worksheets & Notebook Pages

Angiosperms – Flowering Plants Notebook Pages and Worksheets – These are currently free! It’s spring, so it’s the perfect time to spend some time learning about flowers, seeds, and fruit. This new botany unit explores the parts of a flower, the parts of a seed, seed and fruit development, and the plant life cycle in general. Today I’m going to highlight some worksheets and notebook pages that are included in...

Animal Homes and Shelters - Where do animals live worksheets 0

Animal Homes and Shelters – Where Do Animals Live?

Animals find shelter in a wide variety of places from hives and holes to warrens and lodges!  These worksheets help students learn about the homes of these 10 animals: fox, beaver, hermit crab,  sea turtle, raccoons, bats,  blue jay, bees, eastern tent caterpillars, and rabbits. These pages have been added to the 75+ page Animal Packet! These worksheets on animal homes and shelters includes color or black & white options....

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Homeschool Planning – Free Daily Checklist Sheets … Plus Life Then & Now!! (Pics)

We had a really long, really lovely spring break. One of the really fun things was visiting a zoo where we could all feed the kangaroo, camel and other animals. That brought us fond memories of living in the Outback. Down below I will share some old photos of the kids from our days in Australia (we lived their for 12 years and the kids were all born there)… but...

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Writing Workshop – Fairy Tale Writing Paper

We have been using this fairy tale stationery in our Writing Workshop to practice creating stories with dialogues. Specifically, the kids are focusing on using quotation marks and commas properly. This packet has writing pages for these fairy tales: Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks, and Frankenstein. Mini-Lesson: Before we began writing, we talked about the many variations and stylistic differences among...

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Nutrition – Fiber and Vitamin Worksheets

New 30-page Nutrition Worksheets and Activities Recently, we finished up a unit on nutrition.   I created various notebook pages and activities about fiber and vitamins, which are now included in the Digestive System Packet. We talked about fiber and why it is so important in our diet. We talked about What is fiber? How much fiber do people need? Where do you get fiber in your diet? What does fiber...

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Various Free Spring and Easter Printables

Here is our Free Egg-Speriment Packet! Egg-Experiment-Packet-Hands-On-Science Free Easter Multiplication Worksheets: Free Easter Games: Word Family Game for -at -it -ot words and Egg Races Math Race Game There are lots of free Springtime and Easter Units out on the web with activities for tots, PreK, K and beyond. I thought I would highlight a few freebies I have come across: 3 Dinosaurs has a Free Easter Pack Easter Pre-K...

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Essay Writing Strategies & Free Writing and Grammar Checklists

How do you help kids improve their essay writing skills? For many years, I worked on essay writing with students (I taught high school & college history) and now as a homeschooler, I’m working on essay writing skills with my own kids.  I thought I would share some of writing strategies that I am using with my kids as they learn to write in this genre. A few days ago,...

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Digestive System Unit – Small Intestine; Liver, Gall Bladder, Pancreas; Large Intestine

The past few weeks, we have been studying the digestive system.  We had studied the digestive system a number of years ago, but now that the kids are older (4th, 7th, 9th), I wanted to go into more depth — especially about the small intestine, liver, gall bladder, pancreas and large intestine. We talked about how different parts of the digestive tract functions and the role bile and pancreatic juice...

Food Chain Food Web Food Pyramid Activties - Interactive Notebook Pages 0

Food Chain, Food Web, Energy Pyramid Activities (Biology Packet)

We have a Biology Packet that covers the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings (ie. ecology!). I have added several new activities to this packet.   These include interactive notebook pages on the food chain, food web and the energy pyramid. Also, I created a new Biology Bundle of 3! Details about that are below. First, let me explain what new activities were added.  In addition...

Fun Educational Gift Ideas 0

Fun, Educational Gifts & Activities

With birthdays coming up, I am often on the look-out for educational activities that might be appealing to my kids. I also grab things from time-to-time that will add some sparkle to our units.  This post has a number of educational things I’ve added to our homeschool collection… puzzles, games, geography activities, science tools and more! 🙂 Critical Thinking Challenge! My kids really love this activity called Kanoodle (affiliate link)...

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Terracotta Warriors Exhibit (plus links to our China Freebies)

Last week, I shared a little bit about what we’ve been doing in our homeschool, but I also mentioned that we have been on the go a lot.  Pretty much right after that post went live, we headed out of town again! I wanted to share a few pictures from the amazing exhibit we went to see: Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China. It was wonderful! The Terracotta...

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Homeschool Life (Grades 4, 7, 9)

This semester has been off to a topsy-turvy start. The homeschooling part is going well… when we’re homeschooling that is! Don’t you feel like that some days?!! I thought I would write a post about some of the things we’ve been doing lately. (At the very bottom of this post, I’ll link to other posts that give snippets of our day (or week)… all the way back to when the...

Homeschool Planner - Keeping Good Records in High School - Keeping Track for the College Application Process 0

Keeping Track of It All (Keeping Good Records Throughout High School)

I’ve been having long conversations with my Sis about high school (homeschool) transcripts and the college application process. Her family (like ours) has also homeschooled right from the start, but my nieces and nephew are a bit older than my kids. My niece is now a junior in college and over the weekend, my Sis and my nephew were polishing up his college applications to get them submitted. I asked...