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Fractions Work (4th Grade)

ED has been working steadily on fractions this fall.  I thought I would share what she’s been doing the last few weeks. Be sure to scroll to the bottom for the links to some free math resources. Last spring, she quickly and easily went through the Fractions Packet.  It’s a free download here on the blog and you can print the pages with a heart-theme or just plain. She used...

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Tools for Talking with Kids: Helping Kids Deal with Their Emotions

What strategies work for you when your kids are extremely upset, angry, or frustrated with something (or someone)? This was the discussion question I posted last spring as a discussion topic over in our Homeschool Den Chat FB group. As homeschoolers, we are with our kids much more than the average family.  I know that my kids can become grumpy, frustrated, angry, resentful… and wrestle with a wide array of emotions…...

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Science Club!

If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you know that we really love science! This year we’re doing something a little different.  We opened our home for a weekly science club for some other homeschoolers in our area.  We have 10 kids, the same ages as my kids (who are 9, 11, 14) — and we’ve been having a blast so far! Before I share some of the...

Oregon Trail Notebook Pages and Lapbook 0

Oregon Trail Lapbook and Notebook Pages

Oregon Trail Packet 20+ pages! For the past few weeks, the girls have been doing a unit on the Oregon Trail. They’ve learned why people moved West, when and where pioneers started, how long the journey West took,  what was needed to travel along the Oregon Trail, dangers the pioneers encountered and other basic information about traveling on the Oregon Trail.  They spent about 10 days learning about the Donner...

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Free Coin Counting, Money Activities!

Do your kids need practice counting coins?  Enjoy these free coin-counting printables! Be sure to grab both money counting activity packets below. First is a coin-counting paper chain activity! Kids will practice skip counting (by 5s, 10s or 25s) or will practice counting change. Cut out all the strips and mix them up. Your kids will need a stapler. There are skip counting with nickels, dimes or quarters. Have them create...

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Homeschool Rhythms and Routines

We’ve been in school for a couple of weeks now and creating good routines has been on my mind a lot.  I think we all want to harness the energy and excitement we feel these first few weeks of school and keep that going all throughout the year, right?! Coming up with a homeschool routine that works well for your family can be really challenging.  Some homeschoolers have a fairly...

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Free Literature Study Guides for Well-known Novels

Today, I wanted to mention a free resource that might be of interest.  The Glencoe Literature Library page has free study guides for a huge selection of well-known novels such as Across Five Aprils The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Animal Farm The Canterbury Tales Frankenstein Jane Eyre Shiloh Where the Red Fern Grows and many more!  Visit the Glencoe Literature Library page for more! The Study Guides include sections on Meet...

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Division Practice – Equivalent Fractions Worksheets

As we start back into school, I made a new set of division and equivalent fraction worksheets for my girls.  This packet is 15 pages (the kids do one page as review each day along with their math book and other activities). It is currently FREE to download! It includes equivalent fractions because I have the kids think about those as multiplication problems (factoring out the answers).  Below is an...

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Dragon Math Packet – Addition Games & Worksheets

My kids have always loved playing games to practice their math and learn their math facts. They would beg to play “just one more round” when it was a math board game!  Today I have a really cute set of math printables for practicing those tricky addition facts! The 50-page Dragon Math Packet is for ages 4-6. This set has 13 different math board games. These include doubling games and...

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Back to School Week!

This week we are starting back into homeschooling.  We’ll be starting slowly with a number of projects and activiteis.  I thought I’d share some of things our family is starting out with. My kids have loved the math puzzles and challenges.  Our favorite book has been Mathematical Circle Diaries, Year 1: Complete Curriculum for Grades 5 to 7 (affiliate link).  These were a bit hard for my youngest daughter a...

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Eclipse 2017 in Tennessee

Like so many in the U.S. we got caught up in the eclipse excitement today! We spent the day looking up from sunrise to sunset and everything in between! You’re going to laugh when you see the camera filter I used for this series of photos!  Hey, but it worked!! Our family headed to Tennessee to enjoy the eclipse with my sister and her family.  A trip all the more amazing...

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Free Printable Calendar 2017-2018 School Year

Hi everyone! As the school year begins again for many of us, we’re all trying to keep ourselves organized.  I use google (online) calendar for many of our activities, but I still keep a traditional paper calendar as well in my homeschool planner.  I wanted to share the updated printable calendar with you all.  This is FREE to download and print out, just click to link or picture below! This...

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Back to Homeschool Challenge!

Daily missions to make sure we’re on track for an awesome year! Can you believe that the summer is winding down?! I hope you’ve had a restful, adventurous summer (for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere!). Are you getting ready for the new Homeschool Year?  The Back to Homeschool Challenge gives us 10 days of small daily tasks to make sure we’re ready for a fabulous new homeschool year!!...