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Homeschool Week Wrap-Up – Grades 5, 8, 10… but mostly about my 10-year old’s week!

Life in Our Homeschool This was our first week back and it didn’t go quite as planned (though, when does homeschooling ever go exactly as we think it will?!) At the end of last week and into the weekend, I was quite sick.  My older two were away for the holiday weekend with some friends.  When Monday rolled around, ED was excited to start back.  We jumped back into homeschooling...

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Summer Vacation Across Canada to Glacier Nat’l Park (Niagara Falls, Banff, etc.)

This summer we took across Canada and visited a number of amazing places — Niagara Falls, Banff National Park, Glacier National Park, Theodore Roosevelt Park and the National Buffalo Museum.  This post shares some of the picture and also one harrowing afternoon’s adventure as a car accident unfolded in front of us. Some of the best experiences were the hiking trips we too in these beautiful national parks! Before too...

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Symbiosis, Commensalism, Mutualism, Parasitism, Mimicry Biology Worksheets and Notebook Pages

I have added new worksheets and other activities on symbiosis, commensalism, mutualism, parasitism, mimicry and similar topics to the Biology Packet today! In all, I added about 20 new pages, so the Biology Packet is now well over 100 pages! I also added in some matching review cards for how organisms derive their energy and nutrient requirements: herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, detritivores, decomposers as well as for the terms above. I...

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Homeschool Confessional – Apologies – Construction, etc!

Hey everyone!! Just warning you right up front, this post has become part confessional, part apology, part explanation of our website!! I have been humbled by how many new readers we have these days.  For just one Mom sharing the work she’s making for her kids and the hands-on activities we’ve done along the way,  it’s really been an inspiring journey.  I just love what I do… and have been...

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Homeschool Spanish Classes (from Elementary through Spanish 3)

Are your kids looking for a Spanish teacher or a Spanish curriculum? My girls are taking Sra. Morato’s Elementary Spanish class online,  but I wanted to take a moment to share with you all of her other classes as well (Spanish 1, 2 and 3). UPDATE: Her Spanish 1 class (with live teacher) is now FULL, although you can still sign up for the Spanish 1 independent study course. These...

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Ancient History Writing Paper Set

This Ancient History Writing Paper Set features many of the ancient world civilizations starting with early humans and including pages on Ancient Israel, Egypt, Greece and Rome, as well as the Aztecs, Incas, and Vikings. This packet is sold as a set and is about 25 pages. Please note that there are no teacher’s notes provided. This packet contains notebook pages only! Here is what is in this packet: Early...

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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...

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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! 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 a relatively small range. This blanket of gases is...

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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...