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Animal Homes and Shelters - Where do animals live worksheets 0

Animal Homes and Shelters – Where Do Animals Live?

Animals find shelter in a wide variety of places from hives and holes to warrens and lodges!  These animal homes and shelters worksheets help students learn about the homes of these 10 animals: fox, beaver, hermit crab,  sea turtle, raccoons, bats,  blue jay, bees, eastern tent caterpillars, and rabbits. These pages have been added to the 75+ page Animal Packet! These worksheets on animal homes and shelters includes color or...

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Homeschool Planning – Free Daily Checklist Sheets … Plus Life Then & Now!! (Pics)

We had a really long, really lovely spring break. One of the really fun things was visiting a zoo where we could all feed the kangaroo, camel and other animals. That brought us fond memories of living in the Outback. Down below I will share some old photos of the kids from our days in Australia (we lived their for 12 years and the kids were all born there)… but...

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Writing Workshop – Fairy Tale Writing Paper

We have been using this fairy tale stationery in our Writing Workshop to practice creating stories with dialogues. Specifically, the kids are focusing on using quotation marks and commas properly. This packet has writing pages for these fairy tales: Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks, and Frankenstein. Mini-Lesson: Before we began writing, we talked about the many variations and stylistic differences among...

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Freebie – I Love Reading Bookmarks

Free I Love Reading Bookmarks! Do your kids ♥ to read?! Today I have a fun, free printable for you. Download and print out these cute bookmarks for your happy readers! Enjoy! ~Liesl I Love Reading Bookmarks – Freebie If you are a first-time visitor to our website, you might want to check out some of resource pages.  At the top of the blog (if you’re on a laptop/desktop) you’ll...

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Nutrition – Fiber and Vitamin Worksheets

New 30-page Nutrition Worksheets and Activities Recently, we finished up a unit on nutrition.   I created various notebook pages and activities about fiber and vitamins, which are now included in the Digestive System Packet. We talked about fiber and why it is so important in our diet. We talked about What is fiber? How much fiber do people need? Where do you get fiber in your diet? What does fiber...

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Various Free Spring and Easter Printables

Here is our Free Egg-Speriment Packet! Egg-Experiment-Packet-Hands-On-Science Free Easter Multiplication Worksheets: Free Easter Games: Word Family Game for -at -it -ot words and Egg Races Math Race Game There are lots of free Springtime and Easter Units out on the web with activities for tots, PreK, K and beyond. I thought I would highlight a few freebies I have come across: 3 Dinosaurs has a Free Easter Pack Easter Pre-K...

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Easter Jelly Bean Addition – Subtraction Activities

I have just added the next seasonal set to the (growing) Addition Bundle! The bundle currently contains 10 pdfs and is over 250+ pages. This latest packet includes jelly bean addition and subtraction activities. Kids will sort the addition and subtraction jelly beans into the correct jelly bean jar.  Then, they can use those cards to play the jelly bean game.  Be the first person to land on one of...

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Homeschool Conference!

I just spent two wonderful, full-on days at a homeschool conference in Virginia.  I had such an amazing time speaking and getting to meet lots of people who visited my booth! Remember, the link to the conference page is here: homeschoolden.com/conference with tips on how to navigate all the resources on the website and links to the free homeschool planner, curriculum resource guides and various resource pages. I know there’s...

Free Math Resources 0

Math Resources (fractions, geometry, preAlgebra, algebra)

Today I wanted to share some free math resources we have on the blog — and also an Algebra resource that is working really well for my oldest. I’ll start with the free PreAlgebra resources.  We have some free exponents interactive notebook pieces that I made for LD when he was in PreAlgebra. It’s free to download. Free PreAlgebra  Exponents Worksheet with Interactive Notebook Pieces Here is a set of...

Life Cycle Worksheets - Activities - Montessori Cards 0

Life Cycles Packet (50+ pages)

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 unit includes worksheets, Montessori 3-part cards, spinners, ordering activity...

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,...

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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...