Conference

Thanks so much for stopping by to see me at the Homeschool Conference! And welcome, if you happened upon this page! I’m Liesl;  you can read more about our family and how we got started on this homeschool adventure on our About Page.

I was so excited to get to do a workshop session and have a table during the conference. Below I want to share some resources with you. 🙂

Hands-On Homeschooling Workshop Session:

Homeschool Conference Workshop PicturesIf you missed the workshop session I gave, you might want to grab this free pdf. In this workshop, we talked about dozens of hands-on homeschooling ideas.

Hands-On Homeschooling Session Handout

Conference HandoutIf you were at that workshop, you saw that we touched on a huge number of science topics.  If you are interested in exploring some of the science topics I mentioned, you can grab this free printable — Science for Early Elementary Resource.  You will find a video and that free printable at this post: Homeschool Science in Early Elementary (K-2)

Early-Elementary-Science-Curriculum-Topics

We also have a free Science Checklist for Elementary and Middle School with a list of the science topics I hope to cover K-Grade 8 or so.  It is also free to download! 🙂

Homeschool Science Checklist - elementary and middle schoolSince you may be checking out our blog for the first time, I wanted to give you pointers for poking around our blog. We have thousands of posts and hundreds of resources, so it’s pretty easy to get overwhelmed!

At the top of the blog you’ll find some resource page tabs that will give you can scan through to see the types of resources we have.Homeschool Den Store

As you know, we have a Store, but many, many of our resources are free!

For example, you won’t find anything mentioned about our grammar pages in the store area, yet we have dozens of dozens of free comma rules practice pages, and worksheets on using quotation marks, apostrophes, plurals, capital letters, semicolons, underlining and so forth. Plus, we have a huge series of posts about how to set up your own Writing Workshop (which is how we tackled writing for years!) Again, visit the Language Arts Resources to find links to those resources!!

Writing and Grammar Checklists - FreeVisit the Language Arts Resources page.

Comma rules and practice pages

Many of our World History and World Religions notebook pages are also free. You’ll find pages on Ancient China, Ancient Egypt, Gandhi, the U.S. Presidents like Reagan and Eisenhower, the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and many others.  If you plan on teaching a subject and want some ideas, you can use the SEARCH button on our blog to see if we have any resources or have done any projects that might be of interest to your kids or browse through the History Resource Page to see if there is anything useful you can use.  🙂

Homeschool History Units

Free Creating Your Own Homeschool Curriculum Resource Guides

One question I started to get over and over was, where should I start with my 3rd (or 1st or 6th grader)? I’m not sure just where to begin, can you help?

Every homeschool family is different (just as each of our kids are different), but I totally understood the question. We have so many resources on the blog, where can one even begin?

I created a FREE set of Curriculum Resource Guides for the various grades, trying to give suggestions as to what my kids did at the various ages. You can scan through the list of topics and see if there are units you’d like to explore with your kids!

We have always done some of our homeschool subjects together (I have 3 kids that are 2 years apart) so the age range I mention is fairly flexible. 🙂  And some units, like our Earth Science Unit, we’ve done multiple times and go into more and more depth when we come back to this unit a few years later. (That’s why the Earth Science Packet is now way over 100 pages! 🙂 )

 These Curriculum Resource Guides are somewhere between 30 and 50 pages and are FREE to download:

Homeschool Curriculum Kindergarten Grade 1

Homeschool Science Curriculum Grade 2-3

Creating Your Own Homeschool Curriculum Grade 4 - 5

  • I have one for Creating a Homeschool Curriculum for Grades 6-8 coming very soon!  I know a lot of you are waiting for that!  I hope to get to that very, very soon!!

Homeschool Planning for Next Year (Free Planning Pages)

These are some free Homeschool Planning Pages that I use as I try to figure out our long-range homeschooling goals.  This post shares share the process I go through… and also will share the planning pages that I’ve been using the past few years. I like having colorful planning pages to work on. This isn’t really a weekly/monthly planner, but rather a homeschool vision planner. This 30+-page pdf is currently FREE to download! Let me know if it’s helpful! ~Liesl

Free Homeschool Planning Pages

Free Homeschool Planner

And, if you are looking for some printables to create your own Homeschool Planner, you might want to check out our free Homeschool Planner. This unique homeschool planning packet is currently FREE to download! It is nearly 100 pages! Not only does this packet include daily and weekly planning pages, checklists and record keeping pages, but it also includes various homeschool journaling pages… think gratitude journal meets homeschool goal setting! Again, you’ll find it at this post: Free Homeschool Planner and Discovery Journal. I tend to change up my homeschool planning pages regularly as our needs change, so this packet of materials has steadily grown in size! There might be something you can use there! :)

Free Homeschool Planner

 Again, it was so very nice to meet all of you at the Homeschool Conference! 🙂  This was my first experience speaking at a conference and I loved every minute of it… from preparing before-hand to getting to meet so many new people! 🙂

If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email!  I’m happy to talk to you!

~Liesl