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Behind the Scenes in Our Homeschool This Holiday Season

This holiday season has been full.  There have been a lot of wonderful things, but also two great losses for our family.  Right before Thanksgiving, my husband’s uncle passed away.  And last week, my aunt passed away. Both were quite unexpected. I personally have shed a lot of tears in the past week. It was my Mom’s sister who passed. I think it was hard for me because my own...

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Free Holiday-Themed Addition and Subtraction Worksheets

Friday Freebies! Today I have a fun set of addition and subtraction worksheets for those of you with kids working on their math facts.  In the beginning of the packet are some basic addition problems.  The last few pages have double-digit addition and subtraction with carrying and borrowing. I hope someone can use these! These are free to download! ~Liesl Free Holiday Addition and Subtraction Worksheets If you browse around...

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Free Spanish Worksheets: Christmas Words – Palabras de Navidad

It’s the holiday season and today we have some Christmas word cards and worksheets for those of you who are helping your kids to learn Spanish! This year, I teamed up with Sra. Morato from Homeschool Spanish Curriciulum. We’ve been working together to create a series of  free Spanish worksheets for you.  This is the 5th post in this series.   Let me turn this post over to Sra. Morato:...

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Factoring Practice Worksheets – Holiday Theme

Last week I made a couple of factoring math worksheets I made for my daughter. These worksheets are only suitable for kids who know all of their multiplication facts (otherwise it would be very frustrating and a bit over their heads). I needed to make a couple worksheets more because she had problems like this in her math book, but she found them quite challenging. In this worksheet, she has...

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FREE Sight Word and CVC Holiday Activity Packet

Today’s holiday freebie is for those of you whose kids are just starting to read. It is 30-pages and has six sets of words that kids can work on: 2-letter sight words Bob Book Words (from Bob Books Set 1, affiliate link) CVC-Words -at, -it, -ot, -ut CVC Words -ad, -id, -od, -ud CVC Words -ag, -ig, -og, -ug CVC Words -an, -in, -on, -un Each set has a matching...

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STEM: How to Make an Art Bot

The last project in our electricity and circuits unit was making an Art Bot. Today, I wanted to explain how we made this cute motorized guy. It’s a fun STEM project even if you are not doing a larger unit about electricity and circuits! Prior to doing this activity, we had learned about series and parallel circuits and learned some of the basic electrical symbols.  We practiced how to draw...

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20+ Gift Ideas for Tweens (Games, Craft Kits, Books and More!)

Sometimes it can be hard to think of fun, engaging gifts for your kids (and for all those “extra” gifts you have to buy for friends and family). I thought I would highlight some of the games, crafts, and books that my kids have been enjoying lately! First on the list has to be Escape!  My kids LOVE this fast-paced, exciting board and dice game!! My three kids (ages 8,...

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Free Multiplication and Division Holiday Math Worksheets

Today I have a new set of math worksheets to share with you. This is another set I made for my daughter. These pages include multiplication and division math facts plus a few double-digit multiplication problems and long division problems. I hope someone can use them. They are free to download! Free Multiplication and Division Worksheets Holiday-Theme If these are too advanced for your child, you might check out the...

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Kindness

This brought our homeschooling to a standstill today! (A thoughtful, touching gift from some friends of ours!!)  This was so cute, I just had to share! It reminds me of the time I took DD out to breakfast… and when I went up to pay, we found out that someone had already paid for our bill.  Sometimes people try to make someone’s day simply because they can!! We all have...

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German for Beginners: Weihnachtswörter – Christmas Words

Today I have a free printable for those of you who are teaching your kids German – Weihnachtswörter – Christmas Words! These sheets include these words: der Weihnachtsmann der Weihnachtsbaum das Geschenk das Rentier der Schneemann die Schneeflocken die Socke die Kerze die Zuckerstange der Lebkuchen die Glocke der Kamin These are FREE to download! Enjoy! Fröhliche Weihnachten! ~Liesl Weihnachtswörter German Worksheets for Beginners – Christmas By the way, I...

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Slavery and the Civil War Unit (75+ Pages)

This fall we did a major unit on slavery and the Civil War. Our 75+ page packet includes notebook pages, maps, charts, review cards and some of the resources we used for this unit. It includes extensive teacher notes. Our unit actually consisted of three parts: Slavery, Territorial Growth, and the Civil War. This is the first time we’ve covered these topics in depth (up until now, I dragged my...

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Addition – Subtraction FREE Christmas Math Worksheets

Friday Freebies is Back! It’s fitting to start up this series again when everyone is searching for a deal on Black Friday! Today, we have a set of free Christmas math addition and subtraction practice worksheets for you!  These sheets are for kids still working on their basic addition and subtraction facts. Addition-Subtraction FREE Christmas Math Worksheets (Stay tuned for a more advanced set of addition-subtraction Christmas worksheets in a...

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Creating Your Homeschool Curriculum: Grades 2-3, Resource Guide

How to Create Your Own Homeschool Curriculum: Gr. 2-3 One of the things I hear a lot about our blog is that there is so much to take in, it can be overwhelming.  That is especially true if you are a new homeschooler, just starting out.  I’ve dragged my feet about creating a resource like this is because so much of what we covered is not “grade” or “age” specific....

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I am Thankful – Writing Paper (and other Thanksgiving Freebies)

I’m so thankful for so many things… my family, our friends, and you, my dear Reader!  This is the time of the year that we also encourage our kids to be grateful for the things in their lives.  I wanted to share this thankful stationery that I made for the kids last year.  I came across this really pretty fall clipart and the kids (and I!!) fell in love with...