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Free Preschool Printable – Words That Start with F

FREE Letter F Printables and Fall-Theme Alphabet Cards For those of you with younger kids, you might enjoy this FREE printable:  Words that Start with F and Fall-Themed Alphabet Matching Cards. When my kids were little, I would choose 5 or 6 letters to focus on for the day. I would hide them around the room (or outside) and have the kids go on a scavenger hunt.  After they found...

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A Checklist for Surviving and Enjoying the Holiday Period!

Keeping on top of things During the Holidays! Homeschooling in the next 6 or 7 weeks promises to be very hectic.  Not only are we balancing daily school work, but there are other pressures on our time… holiday parties, shopping, decorating, communicating with far-away friends and family.  Rather than getting swept away by holiday stress, be proactive and make sure you know what challenges are coming up! Holiday Preparations: Cards:...

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Fall Multiplication and Division Worksheets (Free)

Today, I have a few fall-themed multiplication pages to share with you.  My daughter has learned all of her multiplication facts, but still needs regular practice. (She’s 8.)  I would like to share the worksheets I made for her with you today. Each worksheet has multiplication, a couple of double-digit multiplication problems, and a few long division problems (with no remainders). Hopefully someone can use them. Enjoy! FREE Multiplication and Long...

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Electricity and Circuits STEM Unit

Our study of electricity and circuits was electrifying!!  Seriously, we all learned SO much in this unit and did over a dozen hands-on projects!  If your kids love STEM projects, you may enjoy our 30-page Electricity and Circuits Packet. My kids are currently 8, 11 and 13 and they couldn’t wait to dive into science each day while we were doing this unit! Some of the topics and terms we...

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K-Sound Spelling Word Sort Activities: c, k, ck, ch, cc, que

ED is working on the /k/ sound.  She really enjoys the word sort activities I’ve made for her, so this is a new set covering the hard K-sound with spellings c, k, ck, ch, cc and que. Words that use a c such as cat, scalp, cabin, picnic Words that use a k such as kite, sink, rake, king, milk, make, bark Words that use ck such as thick, neck,...

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Free Ancient World Worksheets (Egypt, Mesopotamia, India)

Today I have another set of free ancient world history notebook pages for you. These review a few facts about Ancient Egypt, Sumer, Akkadia, Babylon, and Mohenjo-Daro (in the Indus River Valley). My youngest and I are reading Story of the World (affiliate link) together while my older two are working on research papers.  This is a fabulous book for young learners. The stories are engaging and she definitely begs...

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Free Spanish Worksheet: Parts of the Body – El Cuerpo

Are you teaching your kids Spanish? You’ll want to grab this free printable to help your kids learn about the body – el cuerpo! 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 4th post in this series. Let me turn this post over to Sra. Morato: Hola Padres! I...

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Free Fall Skip Counting Mazes – 2s 3s 5s 10s

This post has lots of free Fall and Thanksgiving math printables including these free skip counting worksheets. The skip counting mazes review the 2s 3s 5s and 10s. In the maze, kids have to find the numbers 2 through 22, 3 through 33, 5 through 55 and 10 through 110. To find the skip counting row, move in any direction up, down, left, right, diagonal! Download the FREE Skip Counting...

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Creating a Homeschool Curriculum: Kindergarten – Grade 1

How to Create Your Own Homeschool Curriculum: K, Gr. 1 This FREE 50-page Homeschool Resource has been created to help answer some basic questions: What subjects should I teach my Kindergartner/1st Grader?  Where do I start? How do I know what to teach my kids? Every child is different, but I wanted to offer a starting point. Hopefully you’ll find some ideas and printables that will work with your kids!...

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Free Ancient Egypt Notebook Pages

If you are studying Ancient Egypt, you might be able to use these free Ancient Egypt worksheets. These cover Upper and Lower Egypt and their unification, the myth about Osiris, hieroglyphics, mummification, and the Egyptian pyramids. My youngest and I have been reading through the Story of the World, vol. 1 (affiliate link) about the ancient world. These pages follow along with chapters 2, 3 and 4. ED is LOVING...

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PreAlgebra in our Homeschool

One of our readers emailed with a question about Prealgebra.  She said that she saw our free PreAlgebra lapbook pieces that I mentioned on FB the other day and was wondering what textbook we were using. I thought I’d share what is working for us right now for math. The kids use more than one math book! LD (8th Grade/age 13) He is in the last chapters of Prealgebra (4th...

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Electricity Unit: Atoms, Electrons and More! (Hands-On Activities)

As many of you know, we are doing an electricity and circuits unit. Today I thought I would share some of the hands-on activities we did as we started off this unit! We started off the year with a unit on the States of Matter. Then we went on to talk about the Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter.  We touched on conductivity (and insulators) briefly as physical properties, but...

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Minecraft Clothes Pin Math (Addition and Subtraction Activity)

Minecraft Addition-Subtraction Activity: Free Printable This is a math fact activity I made for my daughter a couple of years ago.  She was *really* into Minecraft at the time.  I had this post half-written… and then somehow it dropped off my to-do list. So, better late than never, right?!! Here is a picture of the finished activity: I suggest that you print these out on card stock and laminate them. ...

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Mid-Semester Blues: Homeschool Motivation

Two different people reached out to me this week and asked similar questions — How do we stay motivated? How do we go on, when we just don’t have the energy? If you’re feeling discouraged or out of patience, if you are having a hard time… know that you are not alone! It is quite common for homeschoolers – and teachers – to reach a tough patch  in the middle...