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Various Free Spring and Easter Printables

Here is our Free Egg-Speriment Packet! Egg-Experiment-Packet-Hands-On-Science Free Easter Multiplication Worksheets: Free Easter Games: Word Family Game for -at -it -ot words and Egg Races Math Race Game There are lots of free Springtime and Easter Units out on the web with activities for tots, PreK, K and beyond. I thought I would highlight a few freebies I have come across: 3 Dinosaurs has a Free Easter Pack Easter Pre-K...

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Easter Jelly Bean Addition – Subtraction Activities

I have just added the next seasonal set to the (growing) Addition Bundle! The bundle currently contains 10 pdfs and is over 250+ pages. This latest packet includes jelly bean addition and subtraction activities. Kids will sort the addition and subtraction jelly beans into the correct jelly bean jar.  Then, they can use those cards to play the jelly bean game.  Be the first person to land on one of...

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Homeschool Conference!

I just spent two wonderful, full-on days at a homeschool conference in Virginia.  I had such an amazing time speaking and getting to meet lots of people who visited my booth! Remember, the link to the conference page is here: homeschoolden.com/conference with tips on how to navigate all the resources on the website and links to the free homeschool planner, curriculum resource guides and various resource pages. I know there’s...

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Math Resources (fractions, geometry, preAlgebra, algebra)

Today I wanted to share some free math resources we have on the blog — and also an Algebra resource that is working really well for my oldest. I’ll start with the free PreAlgebra resources.  We have some free exponents interactive notebook pieces that I made for LD when he was in PreAlgebra. It’s free to download. Free PreAlgebra  Exponents Worksheet with Interactive Notebook Pieces Here is a set of...

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Life Cycles Packet (50+ pages)

50+ page Life Cycle Unit with Worksheets and Activities All living things go through changes as they grow and develop! This 50+ page Life Cycles Packet helps kids become familiar with the different stages in the life cycles of the chicken, sea turtle, frog, mosquito, butterfly, dragonfly, bee, mouse, and ladybug. Spring is almost here and you may be gearing up to study life cycles with your kids!  This unit...

St. Patricks Day Multiplication and Mixed Math Practice Worksheets 0

St. Patrick’s Day Multiplication & Mixed Math Worksheets

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! I have just added a half-dozen new St. Patrick’s Day-themed multiplication worksheets to the growing Seasonal Math Multiplication-Division Packet.  This is a fun, growing packet of Seasonal Math multiplication and division activities! I plan to added new-themed activities throughout the coming year. 🙂 Here are the St. Patrick’s Day-themed pages that are included 2s, 5s, 10s practice 3s, 6s, 7s practice 4s,...

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Native American Artifacts and More

I just have to rave about the amazing morning we had!  I have a very good friend who is a distant relative (12x Great Granddaughter) of Pocahontas.  She is a member of the Powhatan tribe… and has quite a number of artifacts that have come down her family line that date back 400 years or so!  I organized an event to have her speak to some of the homeschoolers in...

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Essay Writing Strategies & Free Writing and Grammar Checklists

How do you help kids improve their essay writing skills? For many years, I worked on essay writing with students (I taught high school & college history) and now as a homeschooler, I’m working on essay writing skills with my own kids.  I thought I would share some of writing strategies that I am using with my kids as they learn to write in this genre. A few days ago,...

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Digestive System Unit – Small Intestine; Liver, Gall Bladder, Pancreas; Large Intestine

The past few weeks, we have been studying the digestive system.  We had studied the digestive system a number of years ago, but now that the kids are older (4th, 7th, 9th), I wanted to go into more depth — especially about the small intestine, liver, gall bladder, pancreas and large intestine. We talked about how different parts of the digestive tract functions and the role bile and pancreatic juice...

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Free 2018-2019 Calendar Printable

Today I wanted to share our (latest) free calendar printable.  This free calendar printable covers 18 months (March 2018 through August 2019). It includes the spring and summer months (2018) and then includes the 2018-2019 school year through August of 2019. I like having a calendar that includes the holidays and things like Day Light Saving which is why I’ve been making my own printable and update it from time-to-time!!...

St. Patrick's Day Subtraction Game Boards 0

St. Patrick’s Day Subtraction Games

I have just added the next seasonal set to the Addition Bundle!  This is a set of St. Patrick’s Day Subtraction Games.  You can print them out in either color or black & white (or a combination)! The first (easy) game has subtraction problems with answers of 2, 3 or 4. For example, 5-3= 8-5= or 10-6= The second (challenging) game has problems with answers of 6, 7, 8 or...

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Primary Spanish – Elementary Spanish Class for Kids!

One of the things we added into our homeschool schedule this year was Spanish for the girls.  I shared the funny story of how I got to know Sra. Morato in this post a couple of months ago. The girls are continuing to do really well in their Elementary Spanish class.  (I don’t speak Spanish, so this is pretty neat!) Today I just thought I would share a some of...

Simple Machines Interactive Notebook Activity - levers wedge pulley screw wheel and axle inclined plane 0

Simple Machines Interactive Notebook Activity

I wanted to let you all know that I added a new interactive notebook activity to the Simple Machines Packet.  This Simple Machines Interactive Notebook activity covers all 6 types of simple machines (levers, inclined plane, wedge, pulley, screw, wheel and axle).  It also reviews the three classes of levers.  It might be a really good way to wrap up (or review) this material! You will find it on pages...

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Using the Socratic Method in Your Homeschool

Have you heard of the Socratic Method?  Could you/Do you use this method in your homeschool? Do you think it would work well with the ages and personalities of your kids?Just what is the Socratic Method? Here’s a little background: The Socratic method is one of the oldest pedagogic techniques used in the classroom. Developed by Socrates over 2,400 years ago, the strategy uses thought-provoking question and answer sessions to...