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Where I Live Activities - galaxy, solar system, planet, continent, country, state, city or town, home 0

Where I Live Activity Packet

Where I Live Activity Packet!  My galaxy, solar system, planet, continent, country, state, town, and home! This packet contains a booklet and an interactive notebook activity to help kids understand where they live — from our Milky Way Galaxy right down to their city/town, street and home! With the help of a number of other homeschoolers around the world, this packet can be used for students in the following countries:...

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Skip Counting Games and Worksheets 2s through 10s

I made a new set of skip counting games and worksheets that I have just added to the Multiplication Bundle.  As many of you know, I have been trying to add fun, seasonal activities to both of our math bundles. This latest set of skip counting games will help students who are just starting to learn their multiplication facts to practice skip counting. And, this is great practice for students...

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Geometry Shapes Math Worksheets 2D and 3D Objects

For those of you who have the Addition Bundle, I wanted to let you know that I added in several practice pages about the 2D and 3D geometric shapes. You will find that in the “Geometric Shapes” pdf on pages 17 through 25.  Answer sheets are provided too. More about the (growing) Addition Bundle below (though it actually includes much more than just addition! It includes shapes, time, place value,...

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Homeschool Den Pinterest

If you save and pin things over on Pinterest, you can help me out!! I have been on a mission to try add lots of new images over on Pinterest.  And, I’ve been updating various blog posts to include Pinterest-sized images. I have added more than 50 pins in the last month. Yee-haw!! Pinterest is such a wonderful visual platform, I wanted to start going back to older posts and...

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Hurricane Hands-On Activities (and other Natural Disasters)

Many of us who live on the east coast of the U.S. are bracing for Hurricane Florence. And because of that, many of us are talking with our kids about what a hurricane is and why they can be so damaging. I thought I would share a couple activities we’ve done about hurricanes and share the Natural Disasters Packet again, which is currently free to download! I added in a...

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September 11th Writing Paper (Free Printable)

September 11th is coming up on Tuesday. We are going to spend a couple of days writing about the events of that day.  I wanted to make the kids some writing paper for this project.  These September 11th writing pages are free to download. I hope they are helpful! ~Liesl Here are some suggestions for using these blank 9/11 writing pages. Research and write about the events of that day....

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Rainforest Resources and Printables

In this post, I want to highlight some fun rainforest resources and printables that would really add to any rainforest unit! Earlier this summer, I came across these beautiful rainforest animal masks and wanted to be sure to mention them to those of you with younger kids – preK and early elementary! And, for those with kids ages 7-10 or so, you might want to check out our Rainforest Packet....

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Homeschool Week Wrap-Up – Grades 5, 8, 10… but mostly about my 10-year old’s week!

Life in Our Homeschool This was our first week back and it didn’t go quite as planned (though, when does homeschooling ever go exactly as we think it will?!) At the end of last week and into the weekend, I was quite sick.  My older two were away for the holiday weekend with some friends.  When Monday rolled around, ED was excited to start back.  We jumped back into homeschooling...

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Summer Vacation Across Canada to Glacier Nat’l Park (Niagara Falls, Banff, etc.)

This summer we took across Canada and visited a number of amazing places — Niagara Falls, Banff National Park, Glacier National Park, Theodore Roosevelt Park and the National Buffalo Museum.  This post shares some of the picture and also one harrowing afternoon’s adventure as a car accident unfolded in front of us. Some of the best experiences were the hiking trips we too in these beautiful national parks! Before too...

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Free Writing Prompt Printable – Personal Essays

At the beginning of the year, many students are asked to do personal or narrative essays… my kids are writing personal essays as well! I came across this writing resource that has 500 writing prompts and felt like it was such a great writing resource, I wanted to share it with you. It’s a free printable. These are generally for older students, but below I’ll also add in the link...

African Animals of the Savanna Worksheets and Notebook Pages 0

Animals of the African Savanna – Worksheets and Activities

I have just added an entirely new section to the World Animals Packet on Animals of the African Savanna. This includes worksheets and other activities. This section covers about 25 different African animals. For younger kids there are tracing pages and self-correcting matching cards. There is also a notebook page about the African savanna and blank notebook pages for all of the animals. There is also a country map of...

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Symbiosis, Commensalism, Mutualism, Parasitism, Mimicry Biology Worksheets and Notebook Pages

I have added new worksheets and other activities on symbiosis, commensalism, mutualism, parasitism, mimicry and similar topics to the Biology Packet today! In all, I added about 20 new pages, so the Biology Packet is now well over 100 pages! I also added in some matching review cards for how organisms derive their energy and nutrient requirements: herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, detritivores, decomposers as well as for the terms above. I...

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Free Music Appreciation Materials for Kids

We have a ton of free Music Appreciation materials for beginners.  We added music into our homeschool day several years ago when the kids were 7 and 9 and the kids learned the notes on the staff, rhythms, and basic facts about some of the most famous composers. They had a lot of fun… from using wood spoons to slam down on different music notes… to playing music bingo, practicing...

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Homeschool Confessional – Apologies – Construction, etc!

Hey everyone!! Just warning you right up front, this post has become part confessional, part apology, part explanation of our website!! I have been humbled by how many new readers we have these days.  For just one Mom sharing the work she’s making for her kids and the hands-on activities we’ve done along the way,  it’s really been an inspiring journey.  I just love what I do… and have been...