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Things Are a Little Hard Today

Do you have bad days? Do they keep you from having “good” homeschool days?  I think we all do.  Sometimes we need to acknowledge that life can bring us emotional hurdles that interfere with the homeschooling part of life. So, what derailed my day? My Hubby called and said he was in a car accident this morning. He’s fine (just sore) and so is everyone else, but those things just...

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Water Cycle Unit – Worksheets Notebook Pages & Activities!

This new 50+ page Water Cycle Unit has a number of activities for learning all about the water cycle. This is the first of three Environmental Units I’m doing with the kids. When I first release a new packet, I like to offer them at a discount. The Water Cycle unit is currently 50% off through April 30, 2019 – 10pm EST. Water Cycle Booklet: My daughter started this unit...

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American History Resources

Today I wanted to highlight a number of American History Resources we have used in our homeschool. In the spring, we tend to do quite a bit of review. One really good overview of all of American History is a video called America, The Story of Us. The episodes are dramatized and really keep the attention of my kids. This is not an in-depth series, just a broad overview, but...

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Simple Machines Booklet

Simple Machines Unit – Now 50+ pages! I have just added a new activity to the Simple Machines Packet! This is a booklet all about the six types of simple machines: lever, wheel and axle, inclined plane, wedge, pulley and screw. It also covers the three classes of levers. Kids can trace the key words and color in the pictures. The simple machines booklet is 14 half-pages. (Directions on how...

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Homeschool Life (Grades 5, 8, 10)

Life has been pretty busy since the homeschool conference, but I really wanted to leave a quick update about life in our homeschool. (If you have younger kids, scroll down to the bottom where I’ve linked to some similar posts from when the kids were in PreK, K, Grades 1, 2, 3 etc.!) History: This year for history, we have been focusing on the twentieth century. We have read a...

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Free Homeschool Conference Hand-Outs & Homeschool Resources

Today, I’m sharing the free homeschool conference hand-outs I made for the conference I’m speaking at this weekend (Friday & Saturday). I also wanted to share some of the helpful homeschool resources we have here on the blog. Welcome to those of you from the conference and/or are stopping by for the first time!! It’s been so fun to meet and talk with so many of you!! To my long-time,...

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Natural Disasters Packet – Interactive Notebook Pages Added

Just a quick message to let you know that I added a few new pages to the Natural Disasters Packet. This packet is currently FREE to download! The Natural Disasters Packet is currently free to download! You can find out more about this packet here at this post: Natural Disasters Worksheets and Hands-On Activity Ideas. You can download the Natural Disasters Unit with the link below. Hope it’s helpful! Let...

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Free Homeschool Planning Guide

Free Homeschool Planner! (Newly Updated!) I have updated our (free) yearly homeschool planner to include a step-by-step guide on the homeschool planning process. This 50+ page packet is not as much a traditional Homeschool Planner as a tool for planning out the coming year.  It includes some of the questions to ask yourself (and your kids!) as you start planning out the coming year. It has you consider how the school...

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Don’t forget to Subscribe!

I was busy last night and didn’t get the Newsletter out, but I should have it out tonight or tomorrow morning. Today’s theme is MOTIVATION. If you’re interested in being on the Homeschool Den email list here’s the link.  Why do you want to be on the Homeschool Den email list? With Facebook’s reach going down and down, it’s a great way to hear about our materials.  We have hundreds...

Classification of Animals Activity and Worksheets - Vertebrates-Invertebrates 0

Animal Classification Activity

This week I created a new Animal Classification Activity. This covers the 5 animal groups as well as some of the better-known invertebrate groups such as flatworms, annelids, arachnids, cnidarians (critters that sting) and echinoderms (spiny critters like starfish). I check in with the kids pretty regularly to see if they remember various topics we’ve covered. My youngest said she could use some review of some of animal classification (which...

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Carnivorous Plants Unit

Carnivorous Plants Worksheets, Notebook Pages, Lapbook/Interactive Notebook I just added a new 20-page mini-unit on carnivorous plants to the Botany Packet! This packet includes a booklet, notebook pages, writing paper and lapbook/interactive notebook pieces so students can do their own research and writing. The booklet and notebook pages give an overview about carnivorous plants: Why do carnivorous plants eat insects? How many different species of carnivorous plants are there? What...

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💙 Thank You & Happy Valentine’s Day! 💙

❤️I just got the most lovely email from one of my readers. It totally made my day… and that made me think that I should write a quick note to say how much I love and value this awesome homeschool community! I started this blog way back when we lived in an isolated community (in the Australian Outback, where we lived for 12 years) that only had a one other...

Facts about homeschooling - How many homeschoolers are there Why do people homeschool What are some of the challenges of homeschooling - Do homeschoolers get into college 0

Facts about Homeschooling – How Many Homeschoolers are There? Do Homeschoolers Get into College? and more!

As people begin to look into homeschooling, they want to find out some basics: How many homeschoolers are there? What are the benefits and challenges of homeschooling?  Will my child be able to  get into college?  How will my kids do if they haven’t been to a formal school? What about socialization? Will they have enough friends? Let’s dig in to some of these common homeschool questions! How many homeschoolers...

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Division Practice Worksheets – Valentine’s Day or Desert Themed Packets

New Division Worksheet Packets! I have just added a new 20-page Division Worksheet Packet to our (growing) Multiplication & Division BUNDLE!  This huge bundle now has 19 pdfs… with way over 300+ pages of worksheets to help your kids practice and learn their multiplication & division facts. I actually added two pdf files to the bundle… this Valentine’s Day Division Packet, but also this same set of worksheets with a...