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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...

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Homeschool Spanish Classes (from Elementary through Spanish 3)

Are your kids looking for a Spanish teacher or a Spanish curriculum? My girls are taking Sra. Morato’s Elementary Spanish class online,  but I wanted to take a moment to share with you all of her other classes as well (Spanish 1, 2 and 3). UPDATE: Her Spanish 1 class (with live teacher) is now FULL, although you can still sign up for the Spanish 1 independent study course. These...

Ancient History Writing Paper Set 0

Ancient History Writing Paper Set

This Ancient History Writing Paper Set features many of the ancient world civilizations starting with early humans and including pages on Ancient Israel, Egypt, Greece and Rome, as well as the Aztecs, Incas, and Vikings. This packet is sold as a set and is about 25 pages. Please note that there are no teacher’s notes provided. This packet contains notebook pages only! Here is what is in this packet: Early...

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How Do I Start to Homeschool?! Help!

This post is both for first-time homeschoolers who are wondering where to start and for veterans who are looking for some inspiring teaching strategies to get the kids completely engaged day-to-day! Since I’ve gotten a number emails/messages asking where to begin I thought I would write a post to say You CAN Do This!! This post may also have some useful resources/activity ideas for those of you who have been...

European History Packet - Worksheets Notebook Pages and More 0

European History Packet 1500-1750

Renaissance, Reformation, Absolutism, Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment This 90+ page European History Packet contains materials covering the period from roughly 1500-1750.  It covers the Renaissance & Reformation and goes into detail about the political rulers of this time.  It also traces some of the major intellectual changes that are going on during this period.  This packet touches on all these topics – the Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Absolutism, Scientific Revolution...

Free Geometry Shapes Worksheets and Games 0

Free Geometry Shapes Packet

Today I’m back with another Monday Math Freebie! This packet is all about geometry shapes! This Free Geometry Packet has worksheets and games for learning about all of the major geometric shapes including the triangle cube heptagon trapezoid oval hexagon cylinder octagon ray circle line right triangle rectangle pentagon parallelogram There are tracing pages, matching pages, fill in the blank worksheets.  Students will have to count the number of sides...

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Layers of the Earth Interactive Notebook Activity

This is just a real quick post to let you know that I added in a couple of activities earlier today to the 150+ page Earth Science Packet. I made a new interactive notebook activity for learning about the four different layers of the Earth — the crust, mantle, outer core and inner core.  You can print out a version with words or a blank version.  Students can write in...

Layers of the Atmosphere Packet - Worksheets Hands-On Activities Notebook Pages 0

Layers of the Atmosphere Packet – Worksheets, Notebook Pages and Activities!

Layers of the Atmosphere Packet Worksheets, Notebook Pages, Hands-On Activities and More! If you are looking for worksheets and hands-on activities all about the Layers of the Atmosphere, this 50+ page packet may be for you! An atmosphere is a layer of gases that surround a planet or other body.  Earth’s atmosphere acts as a protective shield that keeps temperatures within a relatively small range. This blanket of gases is...

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Cell Packet Update! Cell Biology Unit – Organelles, Eukaryotic vs. Prokaryotic cells, Plant vs. Animal Cells and more!

Our Cell Unit is now well over 100+ pages with this new update! The cell packet includes worksheets, notebook pages,  lapbook/interactive notebook pieces, matching cards, a board game, activity ideas and extensive teacher notes. It covers everything from cell theory, prokaryotic vs. eukaryotic cells, animal vs. plant cells, the layers of a leaf, photosynthesis and more! My kids were 9 and 11 (and 7) when we first did this unit....

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Homeschool Summer Checklist – Getting Ready for the New School Year!

This is a checklist of things you can do now, to get ready for the new school year! Is part of your end-of-summer vision to feel prepared for back-to-school? This checklist will help you slowly and steadily get ready for the new school year! It is mid-summer, but lingering in the back of our minds is that school will be here before we know it. We want to take advantage...