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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...

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The Power of What you Do Each Day!

In homeschooling and education in general, we can’t always see spectacular results from one small snippet of our day. Our homeschool activities are like a small drip of water rolling down the ceiling and falling to the ground.That water droplet seems pretty inconsequential.  It doesn’t appear to make much of a difference. What it has left behind seems almost insignificant. With the passage of time, you start to notice the...

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Free German Worksheets for Beginners

Our free German worksheets for kids posts are among the most popular on our blog.  Today I wanted to highlight some of the recent German materials we’ve shared over the years here on the blog. Many of these are buried and I thought I would put them together in one easy-to-find post! If your kids/students are just beginning to learn German, I hope you find something useful! If you like...

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STEM! Paper Circuits (and More!)

If you’ve been a reader for a while, you know how much we *LOVE* hands-on science and engineering!  We have been having such a great time with our electricity and circuits unit that I just had to come on briefly to share a snippet of what we’ve been doing.  (Normally, I wait and put epic posts together, but today I’m just going to gush about what fun we had!).  Science...

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“Not Typical” Homeschool Days

In the blogging world, many of us write about a typical or ideal homeschool day.  Those are the days that are filled with accomplishments and a schedule of subjects with the kids skipping merrily (or not so merrily) through the day.  Sometimes we write about the struggle of it all (but leaving the impression that we get through all the subjects “on the schedule.”). But we are not as apt...

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Free Spanish Worksheets for Kids: Fall Words and Colors

El Otoño es divertido! Dear Parents! I am so excited to be part of Liesl’s Fall project! What a wonderful way to learn the colors and fall related words. She and I worked together to create another free Spanish printable for you.  With these activities, you can help your students learn some fall-related words and practice their colors in Spanish. As you know, Liesl and I believe learning should be...

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A Great Honor!

I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to a fellow blogger. Sarah over at the Homeschool Base mentioned our blog in her post, 13 of My Favorite Homeschool Bloggers That You Might Not Be Following. That made my day and was such an honor. She mentioned that she really likes our About Us page. If you haven’t already, you can check that out here. It explains how...