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Terracotta Warriors Exhibit (plus links to our China Freebies)

Last week, I shared a little bit about what we’ve been doing in our homeschool, but I also mentioned that we have been on the go a lot.  Pretty much right after that post went live, we headed out of town again! I wanted to share a few pictures from the amazing exhibit we went to see: Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China. It was wonderful! The Terracotta...

Valentine's Day Multiplication and Division Worksheets 2s thru 9s 0

Valentine’s Day Multiplication and Division Worksheets

I just added a new set of Valentine’s Day worksheets to the Multiplication Bundle (225 pages and growing!). Each worksheet has both multiplication and division practice and a skip counting maze. You’ll find pages to practice the multiplication and division facts 2s thru 9s. As you can see below, some of the pages focus just on one multiplication table: these cover the 2s through the 9s. There are also a...

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Valentine’s Day Math Game

I thought it would be fun to add some seasonal math games to the Addition Bundle!   I added three new games and a number of Montessori-style addition pages just in time for Valentine’s Day! This bundle continues to grow! 🙂 There are three different game board sets of Valentine’s Day Games: What comes before, What comes after Game: For this game, players will spin both spinners. Once they determine the...

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Homeschool Life (Grades 4, 7, 9)

This semester has been off to a topsy-turvy start. The homeschooling part is going well… when we’re homeschooling that is! Don’t you feel like that some days?!! I thought I would write a post about some of the things we’ve been doing lately. (At the very bottom of this post, I’ll link to other posts that give snippets of our day (or week)… all the way back to when the...

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World Animals Activities (Board Game & Pin Map)

World Animals Unit I’ve just added 10 new pages to our World Animals Packet, making it over 70 pages! If your kids love animals, they are going to have fun with these two new activities!  In this fun board game, players race around the game board trying to be the first to collect an animal from each continent. If they are the first to cover all the continents on their...

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Fun Math Game with 3 Dice! (Freebie)

Here’s a quick game you can print out and play with your kids today! All it requires is 3 dice! Kids have to add and/or subtract numbers to try to mark off the numbers on the game board. This version is called Contig and I saw it on Math Wire years ago: Here’s how to play: Player 1 tosses the three dice. Using either addition or subtraction, create a number...

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Math and the Brain – Mindset, Mistakes and More

The biggest mistake you can make is to be afraid to make one! I often love books about the brain and the latest on brain research. You probably already know about the link between exercise and learning.  There are studies that show that after just twenty minutes of exercise, the brain is fired up! Read all about it in the fitness.gov article, Learning is a Moving Experience. Check out the composite...

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Alphabet Worksheets and Cards (Free)

 Our Alphabet Packet has had a huge update! It is currently FREE to download! This 50-page packet has a number of alphabet worksheets and activities for helping your preschooler  to recognize, read, and write letters of the alphabet. This fun packet includes: tracing pages, matching (the letter with a picture that starts with that letter of the alphabet), alphabet mazes, identify the letters, letter graphing Use the colorful alphabet cards...

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Keeping Track of It All (Keeping Good Records Throughout High School)

I’ve been having long conversations with my Sis about high school (homeschool) transcripts and the college application process. Her family (like ours) has also homeschooled right from the start, but my nieces and nephew are a bit older than my kids. My niece is now a junior in college and over the weekend, my Sis and my nephew were polishing up his college applications to get them submitted. I asked...

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Free Roman Numerals Packet (& Famous Dates in History)

Do you know this date, MCCXV? What about MCMLXIII? I wanted my kids to be able to figure out tricky dates like those, so I made this Roman Numeral Packet over the break. The first few pages introduce the Roman numerals and helped my youngest daughter understand how they were built.  There is a table that the kids filled in with I=1, V=5, X=10, L=50, C=100, D=500, M=1000. My older...

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Free Creative Writing Paper – Mythological Creatures

Today, I have some free creative writing paper for you.  This set includes various mythological creatures: dragon, centaur, dwarf, gargoyle, goblin, dryad, and so forth. My girls thought these were neat and I have printed out these pages to store in our Writing Workshop area for when they are in the mood! Down below, I’ll include some of the links to why we started using a Writing Workshop in our...

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Los Números – Free Spanish Numbers Worksheets

Today Sra. Morato and I have some free Spanish Numbers Worksheets — Los Números. There is a Spanish numbers reference page with the numbers 1 through 30. Then it has all the numbers up to 100 – 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100. And finally it has the larger numbers like 1,000; 10,000, 100,000 and a million.  There are also two very simple matching pages as well. We hope...

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Geographic Features, Landform Words & Topographic Map Activities – World Facts Packet Update!

As we start back to school, we are spending some time working on some geography skills again.  I added an entirely new section into the World Facts Packet about geographic features and landforms (terms such as bay, gulf, sound, atoll, channel, strait, cape, mesa, butte and many more). In addition to working with physical maps, we’ll also do a number of activities about topographic maps. I also added in some...

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Winter Math Packet (Addition, Subtraction & more)

Your 5-7 year old will really enjoy these fun winter math games and activities! This packet has a winter-themed math board game that can be used with most any math-fact practice. There are winter addition cards that can be used for a memory game or with the game board. There are also several different winter-themed spinners that can be used with the game board or with the blank addition/subtraction pages...