Category: Homeschool Den

President's Day Resources 0

President’s Day Resources

February 20th is President’s Day here in the U.S. I thought I would share some resources we have here on the blog relating to our Presidents as well as our (free) U.S Landmarks and Symbols Montessori cards and other materials. We have several different packets about our US Presidents that are free here on the blog. The third Monday in February is a federal holiday in the U.S. It is...

Circulatory System Worksheets and Activities 0

Circulatory System Packet: Worksheets and Hands-on Activities

We recently finished up our unit on the circulatory system. Today, I want to share the worksheets and activities we did with this unit. The kids really loved this unit (and learned a lot too!)! We started off with an overview of the circulatory system before learning about the heart, blood vessels, blood flow through the heart, blood transport through the body, blood composition (red and white blood cells, platelets),...

Homeschool Life Grade 3 6 8 0

What We’ve Been Up To (Grades 3, 6, 8)

Our Homeschool Week It has been quite a while since I wrote about the flow of our homeschool day. I really like writing these posts because it gives a glimpse of our messy, busy, wonderful homeschool life! Plus, I love looking back and seeing how things have changed.  I’ll link to some of our previous posts from other years down below at the bottom of the post.  (I still feel...

Free Skip Counting Mazes 2s 3s 4s 5s 10s 0

Valentine’s Skip Counting Mazes 2s 3s 4s 5s 10s – Free!

Today, I have a set of Valentine’s skip counting mazes to share with you.  My kids loved these types of math activities! In these sheets the kids have to skip count by 2s above and below the mazes.  Then, they have to skip count as many times as they can in the number grid. Answer pages are included. These skip counting worksheets are free to download: Valentines Day Skip Counting...

Free Spanish Worksheets - Valentines Day 0

Free Spanish Worksheets: Valentine’s Day – Día de San Valentín

Hola Parents! Feliz Día de San Valentín (Happy Valentine’s Day!) Once more, Liesl and I are coming together to help you teach Spanish to your homeschooler! Growing up in Guatemala I remember how I used to celebrate Valentine’s Day with my friends. It was a day to celebrate “friendship” we also called it “El Día de la Amistad” (The Day of Friendship). Have fun learning the words and making them...

Reading List Grades 7 to 9 0

Reading List – Grade 7-9

Today I thought I would share some of the literature that is on our reading list for grades 7 to 9. These are well-known classics.  We’re pretty flexible in that I won’t make them finish a book they “hate.”  Life’s too short and their are too many amazing books! Let me add that our list changes as the kids’ interest change and as we cover different things in our homeschool....

Earth Science Activities 0

Earth Science – Hands-On Activities

Every few years, we have learned about Earth Science.  Each time we cover this material, we’ve added in new hands-on activities to help the kids understand some of the Earth’s processes. Today, I thought I’d share some of the photos from the first time we studied Earth Science since they’re buried here on the blog. We talked about the layers of the Earth and did a cute hands-on activity with...

Free Fractions Packet 0

Free Fractions Packet!

Free Equivalent Fractions Packet! (Hearts-Theme or Plain) My daughter is just starting to learn about equivalent fractions… learning that 1 is the same as 2/2, 3/3, etc.  Today I want to share the fractions packet that I first used with my son years ago! ED has done the basics with fractions (shading in fractions and adding fractions with the same denominator), but she is just diving into creating equivalent fractions...

Winter Packet for Early Elementary 0

Winter Packet: Earth’s Axis/Seasons, The Arctic vs. Antarctica, Polar Animals and More (75+ pages)

The past few weeks, my daughter has been doing a big unit on Winter. The first part is about 60 pages and covers topics such as Earth’s axis, the months and seasons, the Arctic vs. Antarctica, and goes in depth about various polar animals. The second part, pages 63 to 78, includes some PreK activities. This is a really fun winter unit with lots of hands-on activities, lapbook/interactive notebook pieces, various...

Science Unit Checklist - Homeschool 0

Science Checklist for Elementary and Middle School Updated

Hi Everyone, This is just a real quick note to let you know that I have updated the Science Unit Homeschool Checklist post.  These are the science units I hope to cover in elementary and middle school.  I know I’ve had a lot of new visitors to the blog and wanted to point this resource out. Also, someone dropped me a note to ask if I’ve finished the Curriculum Resource...

Long E-Sound Word Sort Activities and Games 0

Long E Words e, ee, ea, e-e, ie, ei, y, ey Activities and Games

Long-e Spellings: e, ee, ea, e-e, ie, ei, y and ey Spelling Word Sort Activities and Games Our family has used All About Spelling (affiliate link) for many years. It lays out various spelling rules in a really clear, easy to follow manner.  I’ve found that the kids also enjoy doing activities and games to help reinforce what they have learned. (Find out more about why we love the AAS program...

Ancient-Greece-Ancient-Rome-Worksheets-Cards 0

Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome Worksheets and Activities

Today, I’m going to share a few worksheets and cards about Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.  These are free to download! These cover highlights such as: Homer Troy the Parthenon The story or Romulus and Remus the Colosseum Julius Caesar Last semester, we read the Story of the World, vol. 1 (affiliate link), which is all about the ancient world. As I said before, ED loved this book! (And her...

ancient-egypt-pyramid-craft 0

Make Your Own Egyptian Pyramid!

We love hands-on projects and ED had fun at the end of last semester learning about Ancient Egypt. I thought I would share the cool project she made (mostly on her own!). My youngest and I read through the Story of the World, vol. 1 (affiliate link) about the ancient world. ED loved the way this book is written. (She is 8.) At the time, my older two were doing...

US Presidents Worksheets 0

US Presidents Free Notebook Pages: Eisenhower

Today I have a free packet for you that reviews our US Presidents. At times in our homeschool, we take the opportunity to review the 45 U.S. Presidents. We do that by singing a song that lists them in order.   We then spend time highlighting 6 or 8 of them and talking about the major events that happened during their presidency. Then we’ll learn a bit more about one...