Category: Homeschool Den

ThanksgivingSkipCountingPractice 1

Thanksgiving Skip Counting Mazes 2s, 3s, 5s (Free)

Last week my daughter did several skip counting mazes and she asked for more. I whipped a few new sheets together for her… the turkey has to find his lost hat (and not wind up as dinner!). You can move in any direction including diagonally.  If you are interested you can download them and use them with your kids as well!  Enjoy! Thanksgiving Skip Counting Practice 2s 3s 5s If...

DSC03236plate-tectonics-675x431 0

Earth Science: Plate Movement Hands-On Activities

We just love hands-on activities! We’ve been studying Earth Science this fall.  Back several weeks ago, we explained how we started this unit… with an overview of our solar system, then a closer look at Earth’s geologic timeline talking about the age of the Earth (4.6 billion years) and the appearance of various critters in the geologic timeline (trilobites, sharks, dinosaurs, ants and more). We also l learned about latitude, longitude...

Free Winter Calendar (Nov to Feb) 2

Free Winter Calendar (Nov to Feb)

I feel like I’m losing the battle of juggling things in my head! I needed a new set of printable calendars again to keep things like our menu plan and my computer work. I keep just 4 months worth stabled together as a packet on my desk. I also added in a couple of blank sheets as planning/note pages.  I made and printed mine out last weekend and have my...

DSC03101PetShopcoins 1

Cute Pet Shop Coin Game – Free Printable

Jenn over at Finally in First made a fabulous game a few years ago called the Pet Shop Coin Game. We used the cards and the spinner I shared last week to play some games that my girls just loved! First, we each chose two pets to we wanted to “buy.” We took turns spinning the spinner and collecting coins. We added them up as we went, making sure we...

JournalWritingPrompts 2

40 Journal Writing Prompts (Free Printable)

In a blog post a few weeks ago, I talked about why we use the writing workshop and how it works. But this year, I also added in Journal Prompt Writing  as part of their checklist of things to do.  Here’s why.  ED started writing with us right from the start (even before she officially started kindergarten.) She enjoys writing, but her “stories” are always about a cat (or dog...

Free-Fall-Thanksgiving-PreK-Packets-Printables 1

Free Fall and Thanksgiving Packets and Printables

I’m always SO grateful for the educators who share their materials for free!  I thought I would update a post from last year to include some new materials from around the web. This tot activity caught my eye — it’s very cute and is free over at Totschooling. Cute Turkey Math Game: The matching activity above reminded me of a game I played with all three of the kids when...

Month in Review: 27 Posts from October 0

Month in Review: 27 Posts from October

Our month of posts, October 2014: I thought it might be helpful to have a list of posts you may have missed. 1. Learning about the Solar System (Hands-On Kit the Kids Loved) 2. Earth Science: Timeline of Earth Activity 3. Free German Worksheet Packet on Animals 4. States of Matter: Solid, Liquid, Gas — Learning Activities 5. Free Fall Themed Activity Packs for 3-6 Year Olds 6. Earth Science: Layers...

Getting Facebook Notifications From The Homeschool Den 3

Getting Facebook Notifications From The Homeschool Den

Oops–I stand corrected. Someone said that “The ‘get notifications’ pertains to when someone responds to a post, and you respond to that post – you’ll get notified up at the top of the page. In order to get posts from the page to show in your feed you have to make sure you are “following” it.”    ~Liesl —————– As many of you may know, Facebook has changed the way...

NatAmerican-of-Southeast-Notebook-Pages 0

Native Americans of the Southeast: Cherokee, Seminole Indians, Trail of Tears

I got a little behind posting because it took so long to share our experiences visiting with Pocahontas’s Great-Great-Great (12th Great) Granddaughter.  In the meantime, we’ve done another entire portion of our Native American unit. We learned about the Seminole Indians, their culture and removal (for many of them) from Florida. And, we also learned about the culture and tragic history of the Cherokee people. We started the unit with a...

MinecraftMoneyGame 2

Minecraft Money Game: A Game For Counting Coins

ED has been working on coins this fall. She’s doing pretty well and I thought I’d combine her growing coin-counting abilities with her love of Minecraft. In fact, this past weekend she did her very first sewing project on her own using the sewing machine — the creeper which is in the photo below!   Just print out the printable below on cardstock and place a paper clip on top....

Tools-PowhatanNation 6

A Visit with Pocahontas’ Great (x12) Granddaughter

Imagine holding museum quality artifacts… some over 400 years old!! That was our afternoon with Pocahontas’s Great-Great-Great (12th Great) Granddaughter, a member of the Powhatan Nation. The kids and I were greeted at the door, by Ms. Angie who was wearing traditional dress. Everything about our visit was fabulous! “Welcome to my yehakin,” she said as she ushered us into her home. Yehakin (pronounced yee-HAW-kin), she explained to the kids, was...

Travel School: Homeschooling on the Go! 0

Travel School: Homeschooling on the Go!

Do you homeschool in the car and on the go?  Lots of family use time in the car to learn a new language, learn about history,  listen to stories.  Then you hear about the homeschoolers who do extraordinary things for extended periods of time. In the spring and into the summer I followed the adventures of a homeschooling family that hiked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail. That’s 2,000...

HalloweenMath-mult-div 4

Free Halloween Math Practice Pages: Multiplication, Division, and Fractions

I made the kids a number of sheets this week for general math practice.  These are free to download if you can use them. These are the practice pages for my older kids: Halloween Multiplication-Division Practice Worksheets Halloween Fraction Practice: Reducing Fractions and Equivalent Fractions Math in Our Homeschool: Before I go I thought I’d tell you all, that these are just review pages. If you want to look at...

dry-ice-activities 1

Spooky Science: Dry Ice Experiments

A couple of years ago, we did some spooky science with dry ice. We’re going to do some of these activities again this week, but I thought I’d share some of the things we did then in case you want to try these activities with your kids. I went out and bought some dry ice and we did a number of experiments. You can see suggestions from Steve Spangler science and a...