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Life Cycle Worksheets - Activities - Montessori Cards 0

Life Cycles Packet (50+ pages)

Remember the price is $2.50 through March 30th. 🙂 All living things go through changes as they grow and develop! This new 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...

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,...

Native American Artifacts and Heritage 0

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...

Free Writing and Grammar Checklists 0

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,...

Digestive-System Activities 0

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...

Free 2018-2019 School Year Calendar 2

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

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 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 49-54 of the Simple...

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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...

Food Chain Food Web Food Pyramid Activties - Interactive Notebook Pages 0

Food Chain, Food Web, Energy Pyramid Activities (Biology Packet)

We have a Biology Packet that covers the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings (ie. ecology!). I have added several new activities to this packet.   These include interactive notebook pages on the food chain, food web and the energy pyramid. Also, I created a new Biology Bundle of 3! Details about that are below. First, let me explain what new activities were added.  In addition...

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Holidays…

Just a little story about our week… The girls and I had a good week, but my son has been quite sick (again, poor guy). And, our poor house hasn’t been doing well either. Last Thanksgiving, our fridge started going crazy – continuously beeping and slowly losing its cool, so to speak! The freezer compartment went out first, then the fridge compartment went out. Then it would work again for...

Earth Science Unit - Layers of the Earth Activities Types of Volcanoes Worksheets - Interactive Notebook Pages 0

Earth Science Unit – Layers of the Earth, Types of Volcanoes

Whew! Our Earth Science continues to grow!  I wanted to let you know that I have added about 15 or so new pages to the Earth Science unit. In the section on the Layers of the Earth, I added in a new interactive notebook activity. Kids will create their own flap-book notebook page. There is an option for color or for black & white.  On the bottom part of that...

Grammar and Spelling Homeschool Curriculum 0

Grammar, Spelling in our Homeschool

The homeschool families I know all tackle language arts a little differently.  I thought I would share how we work grammar and spelling into our schedule over the course of the year. I’ll also share some of the topics we tend to cover each year. Back a number of years ago, I always tried to do both grammar and spelling daily… but I found that too be too much with...