Category: Homeschool Den

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How Do I Start to Homeschool?! Help!

This post is both for first-time homeschoolers who are wondering where to start and for veterans who are looking for some inspiring teaching strategies to get the kids completely engaged day-to-day! Since I’ve gotten a number emails/messages asking where to begin I thought I would write a post to say You CAN Do This!! This post may also have some useful resources/activity ideas for those of you who have been...

European History Packet - 1500 to 1750 Renaissance Reformation Age of Absolutism Scientific Revolution Enlightenment 0

European History Packet 1500-1750

Renaissance, Reformation, Absolutism, Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment This 90+ page European History Packet contains materials covering the period from roughly 1500-1750.  It covers the Renaissance & Reformation and goes into detail about the political rulers of this time.  It also traces some of the major intellectual changes that are going on during this period.  This packet touches on all these topics – the Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Absolutism, Scientific Revolution...

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Layers of the Atmosphere Packet – Worksheets, Notebook Pages and Activities!

Layers of the Atmosphere Packet Worksheets, Notebook Pages, Hands-On Activities and More! If you are looking for worksheets and hands-on activities all about the Layers of the Atmosphere, this 50+ page packet may be for you! Be sure to grab it at its discounted price! An atmosphere is a layer of gases that surround a planet or other body.  Earth’s atmosphere acts as a protective shield that keeps temperatures within...

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German Worksheets – das Haus Arbeitsblätter

This is a new set of German worksheets I made for the kids that covers the rooms of the house as well as objects and furniture around the house. This set include poster-sized pictures of the main rooms of a house, writing stationery for the various rooms around the house, matching pages (German words to English words as well as German words to pictures).  Plus, there are two Bingo Game...

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Science Resource Page Update

Homeschool Den Science Curriculum Units The Science Resource Page has been Updated! Plus, below you’ll find a new (free) Printable Science Resource List that includes a current list of our science curriculum packets and a list of the free science resources we have on the blog. Because our website is a blog, everything is shared as they happen chronologically. So, finding the activities and units we’ve done can be a...

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Homeschool Science Year in Review (Grades 9, 7, 4)

This is always one of my favorite posts to write. It’s my chance to reflect back on the year and all the things we managed to accomplish! Sometimes in the short-run it can feel like we’re not getting much homeschooling done. You know how our homeschooling can go…  we’re interrupted for activities, illness, errands, appointments, or the occasional blahs. But then when we step back to look at the bigger...

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Homeschool History Units – Year in Review (Grades 9, 7, 4)

I really love pulling together these Year in Review posts because it is my chance to reflect on the year!  Looking back, I realize just how much we managed to fit in. Let me jump right in! Here are some highlights from our school year. History in Our Homeschool (Grades 9, 7, 4) Oregon Trail When we started back to school, I worked with my oldest quite a bit on...

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Free Packing List and Other Summer Printables!

Summer Planning Printables! In this post you’ll find several useful (and free!) Summer-Time Packets and Printables: Free Summer Planning Packet (including a Packing List for Travels, Summer Scheduling Pages, and more) 350+ Summer Activity Ideas (Free Printable) Free Preschool Activity Ideas Printable Free “Design and Draw” Packet And our End of Year Homeschool Questionnaire (one for students and one for parents). My kids are at the age that they are...

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As Seasons Change… spring into summer (our summer homeschool plans, etc.)

For us, the 2017-2018 school year has basically come to an end.  The concerts are over, testing is done, paperwork has been sent in (to fulfill the requirements of our state) and sports (tryouts, end-of-season parties) have wrapped up.  Plus, the spring planting season is done! This post is going to chit-chat about how our semester wrapped up (everything from gardening to history, science) and our summer homeschool plans… Before...

Chemistry Unit - Worksheets Chemistry Cards Interactive Notebook Piece - Periodic Table Valence Electrons and More 0

Chemistry Unit – Periodic Table, Valence Electrons, Periods, Groups, Lewis Diagrams and More!

75+ Page Chemistry Packet! I am excited to share our new chemistry unit with you! As you know, we love hands-on activities and I want to show you some of the fun ways we explored the periodic table and touched on topics like valence electrons, Bohr Diagrams, Lewis Diagrams (electron dot diagrams), ions, isotopes, and more! Some of the topics we explored included: Building the Periodic Table Bohr Diagrams &...

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Fun, Simple Science Experiments for Younger Kids! (Introducing Kids to Chemistry)

In this post, I wanted to highlight some of the amazing science experiments that we did when my kids were younger and share several free resources we have here on the blog. These are some of the activities that really impressed my kids when they were younger!! I usually tried to weave the science experiments into topics we were learning… in this case some basics about chemistry. When the kids...

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Creating Your Homeschool Curriculum, Grade 6-8 – Free Resource Guide

How do I get started homeschooling my middle schooler? How do I know what to teach my 6th, 7th or 8th grader?  This free 30+ page Homeschool Curriculum Resource Guide provides some insight into how our family is navigating the middle school years.  There are some basic checklists in each of the subjects from language arts and math to science, history and foreign languages.  This guide includes some of the...

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Factors and Sums Math Worksheets

I have just added a Factors & Sums Worksheet Packet to the (growing) Multiplication Bundle.  These are provided in a spring theme and also plain (without clipart).  These pages are best for students who know their multiplication tables well. I have made these as review for my youngest, but also as practice for my daughter who is in PreAlgebra. Here’s a sample:  What are factors of 8 and have a...

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 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 this new Botany Packet. There...