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Animal Tracks – Cards and Activities

When my kids were younger, they loved hunting for various animal tracks along the creek that runs through our backyard. I made some Animal Track Activities for the kids when they were studying animals. This is just one of the activities in our 100+ page Animal Unit. 🙂 Below my youngest daughter was doing the animal track matching page. She was using the animal track cards to help out!Click here...

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Free Spring Homeschool Planning Pages

I am excited to share with you some bran-new spring planning pages. They’ve been add to our free 150+page Homeschool Planner! Over spring break, I’ve been doing a bit of homeschool organization. Not only have I gone through out books and pulled out things to donate, but also I printed out new pages for my homeschool planner and have been spending time planning out the last 6 or 7 weeks...

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Things Are a Little Hard Today

Do you have bad days? Do they keep you from having “good” homeschool days?  I think we all do.  Sometimes we need to acknowledge that life can bring us emotional hurdles that interfere with the homeschooling part of life. So, what derailed my day? My Hubby called and said he was in a car accident this morning. He’s fine (just sore) and so is everyone else, but those things just...

Water Cycle Unit - Worksheets Notebook Pages and Activities 0

Water Cycle Unit – Worksheets Notebook Pages & Activities!

This 50+ page Water Cycle Unit has a number of activities for learning all about the water cycle. It has notebook pages, a printable booklet and other activities for learning evaporation, condensation, transpiration, precipitation,  sublimation,  infiltration, percolation and more! This is the first of three Environmental Units I’m doing with the kids. Water Cycle Booklet: My daughter started this unit coloring and working on this Water Cycle booklet. It covers...

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American History Resources

Today I wanted to highlight a number of American History Resources we have used in our homeschool. In the spring, we tend to do quite a bit of review. One really good overview of all of American History is a video called America, The Story of Us. The episodes are dramatized and really keep the attention of my kids. This is not an in-depth series, just a broad overview, but...

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Simple Machines Booklet

Simple Machines Unit – Now 50+ pages! I have just added a new activity to the Simple Machines Packet! This is a booklet all about the six types of simple machines: lever, wheel and axle, inclined plane, wedge, pulley and screw. It also covers the three classes of levers. Kids can trace the key words and color in the pictures. The simple machines booklet is 14 half-pages. (Directions on how...

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Homeschool Life (Grades 5, 8, 10)

Life has been pretty busy since the homeschool conference, but I really wanted to leave a quick update about life in our homeschool. (If you have younger kids, scroll down to the bottom where I’ve linked to some similar posts from when the kids were in PreK, K, Grades 1, 2, 3 etc.!) History: This year for history, we have been focusing on the twentieth century. We have read a...

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Fraction Worksheets

New Fraction Worksheet Packet! This set of fraction worksheets will help your kids practice basic fraction skills.  There are 4 fraction shading sheets (color in fractions such as 7/8, 2/4, 9/10, and so forth) and 4 fraction addition (shading) worksheets (2/5 + 1/5 = ). There are also 2 fraction shape addition pages and 2 fraction shape subtraction pages. I have just added this new packet to the (growing) Addition...

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Free Homeschool Conference Hand-Outs & Homeschool Resources

Today, I’m sharing the free homeschool conference hand-outs I made for the conference I’m speaking at this weekend (Friday & Saturday). I also wanted to share some of the helpful homeschool resources we have here on the blog. Welcome to those of you from the conference and/or are stopping by for the first time!! It’s been so fun to meet and talk with so many of you!! To my long-time,...

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Natural Disasters Packet – Interactive Notebook Pages Added

Just a quick message to let you know that I added a few new pages to the Natural Disasters Packet. This packet is currently FREE to download! The Natural Disasters Packet is currently free to download! You can find out more about this packet here at this post: Natural Disasters Worksheets and Hands-On Activity Ideas. You can download the Natural Disasters Unit with the link below. Hope it’s helpful! Let...

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Don’t Miss These Spring Printables!

With spring right around the corner, I wanted to highlight some spring printables we have available on the blog and a few others from around the web! 🙂 Free Spring Skip Counting Mazes for practicing the 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s and 10s:   Here is our Free Egg-Speriment Packet! Egg-Experiment-Packet-Hands-On-Science Learn about the Parts of the Seed/Parts of a Flower with our Botany Packet: FREE Spring Animals Packet: I made...

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St. Patrick’s Day Addition and Subtraction Worksheets

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. I added a new set of addition and subtraction worksheets to the (growing) Addition and Subtraction Bundle! Enjoy and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ~Liesl Our growing Addition and Subtraction BUNDLE  includes 15 pdfs. I’ve been adding seasonal math packets periodically! It actually includes much more than just addition and subtraction worksheets and activities. It also includes basic fractions, shapes, time/clocks and more!...

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Free Homeschool Planning Guide

Free Homeschool Planner! (Newly Updated!) I have updated our (free) yearly homeschool planner to include a step-by-step guide on the homeschool planning process. This 50+ page packet is not as much a traditional Homeschool Planner as a tool for planning out the coming year.  It includes some of the questions to ask yourself (and your kids!) as you start planning out the coming year. It has you consider how the school...

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Creative Thinking Activities

I just created a new page with a couple of really fun free printables that challenge kids to think critically.  You’ll find this page here: Creative Thinking for Kids! There is a free printable with fun questions like: List as many words as you can that contain the word “ant.”  Example: plant The other printable has some fun Math Riddles. Again, click here to visit that page. 🙂  ~Liesl If...