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Classification of Animals Activity and Worksheets - Vertebrates-Invertebrates 0

Animal Classification Activity

This week I created a new Animal Classification Activity. This covers the 5 animal groups as well as some of the better-known invertebrate groups such as flatworms, annelids, arachnids, cnidarians (critters that sting) and echinoderms (spiny critters like starfish). I check in with the kids pretty regularly to see if they remember various topics we’ve covered. My youngest said she could use some review of some of animal classification (which...

Herbivores Carnivores Omnivores Worksheets Activities Sorting Cards 0

Herbivore, Carnivore and Omnivore Worksheets and Activities

Herbivore Carnivore or Omnivore? I have added a new 20-page section on herbivores, carnivores and omnivores to the Animal Unit.  This new section includes notebook pages, sorting cards and a herbivore, carnivore and omnivore sorting mat, as well as  identification worksheets. Kids will not only learn the basics: Herbivores eat plants. Carnivores eat meat. Omnivores eat both plants and meat. but will also learn about some of the adaptations that...

Carnivorous Plants Worksheets Notebook Pages Lapbook and More! 0

Carnivorous Plants Unit

Carnivorous Plants Worksheets, Notebook Pages, Lapbook/Interactive Notebook I just added a new 20-page mini-unit on carnivorous plants to the Botany Packet! This packet includes a booklet, notebook pages, writing paper and lapbook/interactive notebook pieces so students can do their own research and writing. The booklet and notebook pages give an overview about carnivorous plants: Why do carnivorous plants eat insects? How many different species of carnivorous plants are there? What...

US Presidents Quick Study - Highlighting 14 Presidents 0

U.S. Presidents – Quick Study Packet (Free)

U.S. Presidents Activity, highlighting 14 Presidencies I hope you enjoy this free printable booklet that highlights some of the well-known Presidents including Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Jackson, Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Wilson, Hoover, FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, JFK, George W. Bush and Trump. I chose some of the Presidents who had some significant historical events that occurred during their Presidencies. How to Use These Pages: These are booklets. You need to print these...

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💙 Thank You & Happy Valentine’s Day! 💙

❤️I just got the most lovely email from one of my readers. It totally made my day… and that made me think that I should write a quick note to say how much I love and value this awesome homeschool community! I started this blog way back when we lived in an isolated community (in the Australian Outback, where we lived for 12 years) that only had a one other...

Valentine's Day Freebies 0

Valentine’s Day Printables and Activities

Enjoy Your Valentine’s Day! We’ve had this blog for quite a long time and sometimes our printables and resources get buried! I wanted you to know that we some fun Valentine’s materials here on the blog! This post has a great list of our Valentine’s Day Freebies. It includes pictures of all kinds of free printables I’ve made over the years.   I’ll also just give you a list below...

Facts about homeschooling - How many homeschoolers are there Why do people homeschool What are some of the challenges of homeschooling - Do homeschoolers get into college 0

Facts about Homeschooling – How Many Homeschoolers are There? Do Homeschoolers Get into College? and more!

As people begin to look into homeschooling, they want to find out some basics: How many homeschoolers are there? What are the benefits and challenges of homeschooling?  Will my child be able to  get into college?  How will my kids do if they haven’t been to a formal school? What about socialization? Will they have enough friends? Let’s dig in to some of these common homeschool questions! How many homeschoolers...

Free Painting Lessons - Preteens and Teens 0

Free Painting Lessons for PreTeens & Teens

Create a Painting in 30 Minutes! I know a lot of homeschoolers try to add in art lessons and I wanted to mention the painting program my two daughters have fallen in love with. Quite a while ago, my kids took some local art lessons from a fabulous teacher who offers homeschool art classes locally. We haven’t been able to fit them into our schedule for quite some time now,...

Division Worksheet Packets - 2 pdfs with math fact worksheets - Valentines and Desert Themes 0

Division Practice Worksheets – Valentine’s Day or Desert Themed Packets

New Division Worksheet Packets! I have just added a new 20-page Division Worksheet Packet to our (growing) Multiplication & Division BUNDLE!  This huge bundle now has 19 pdfs… with way over 300+ pages of worksheets to help your kids practice and learn their multiplication & division facts. I actually added two pdf files to the bundle… this Valentine’s Day Division Packet, but also this same set of worksheets with a...

World War I Unit with Worksheets Notebook Pages and More 0

World War I Unit

100+ Page World War I Packet We have just finished our huge study of World War I and I am finally ready to share this 100+page WWI unit with you! Our World War I Unit starts with a study of imperialism and nationalism, dives into the causes of World War I with a close look at militarism, territorial disputes, and the complicated secret alliances of this period.  We talked about...

Free Worksheets on Cellular Respiration 0

Free Cellular Respiration Worksheets

Today I want to share some free cellular respiration worksheets with you. These are notebook pages I made for my kids as we were reviewing material on glycolysis, the Krebs Cycle and the electron transport chain.  If this material is too advanced for your kids, be sure to check out the 75+ page Cell Unit Packet we have available. More details below! What is Cellular Respiration?!  Cellular respiration is the...

S-Blend Worksheets Games Activities 0

S-Blend Worksheets and Activities

S-Blend Worksheets, Games and Activities This 40+ page S-Blend Activity Packet includes various worksheets, games and activities!  This S-Blend Worksheet and Activity Packet is the final set in the Consonant Blends Bundle. The other packets covered L-Blends and R-Blends. The Consonant Blends Activity BUNDLE has a special price through Feb. 15th! This set focuses on the S-Blends such as sc sk sl sm sn sp st and sw. There are...

Coming Clean about Cleaning 0

Homeschool Life – Coming Clean about Cleaning

I like having a clean and tidy house… or rather, I dream of having a clean and tidy house, but I have always found that to be a challenge.  My friends will lovingly tell me that the house has a normal “lived in” look.  But, to be honest, it’s been a struggle over the years… Just check out this picture of our dining room table… not exactly tidy, is it?...

Free Solar System Unit for Kids - Solar System Activities 0

Solar System Activities and Free Solar System Printables

Are your kids learning about the Solar System?  Here are two fun projects my youngest daughter did recently. I have added directions and related printables to our free Solar System Packet. Plus, I also added in a couple of new solar system worksheet pages. You’ll find our 25-page FREE Solar System Unit down below. 🙂 The first project was to create the planets to scale with play dough.  We made...