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PreK: Free Valentine’s Sight Word Game and Other Activities

I wanted to share this printable I made for ED a couple of years ago. Below you’ll find the link to print out and make your own activity. It took a bit of cutting, pasting and laminating, but ED loved this activity!! Anyway, here is the post from a couple of years ago with various Valentine’s Day activities and links: Make Your Own: Valentine’s Day Clothes Pin Word Match-a-words ED...

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Free Engineering Curriculum Available Right Now (Grades 3 to 8)

There is an amazing engineering curriculum that is put out by the Museum of Science, Boston. It’s called Engineering is Elementary.  My friend first told me about their hands-on curriculum units and we actually have two of their units lined up for the next month or two. Why study engineering? Their website explains it this way: Hands-on, project-based learning is the essence of engineering. As groups of students work together...

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Valentine’s Day Addition Pages (Free)

This morning I made these Valentine’s Day Math Addition pages for ED to work on this next week. There are five pages. You can download them free by clicking on the link: Valentine’s Day Addition Pages If you found these helpful, I’d love to hear from you over on my Homeschool Den Facebook Page. This is also a great way to browse through past posts you may have missed. Hope...

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Free Valentine’s Day Math Printables (Doubling, Division, Multiplication)

Here are some of the Valentine’s math sheets and games I have made for the kids. These are all free to download. Enjoy! ~Liesl Valentine’s Multiplication Worksheets and Game Boards Valentine’s Bump Game Doubling (Addition) Valentine’s Bump Game — Division – Game board and cards Valentine’s Day Multiplication, Skip Counting Pages 2s, 5s, 10s and Addition (with regrouping)   You might be interested in these posts: 10 Ways To Fill Your...

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Our Propane Bill More than Doubled! Here’s Why…

When I opened the propane bill yesterday, my jaw nearly hit the floor.  Our propane bill had more than doubled from this time last year! Augh!  One reason for that is of course that it was much warmer last January than this. But also, the price of propane has gone up drastically. Last year (2013) in February propane was $2.40 a gallon. This year? It was $4.70.  So having consumed...

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Wonderful Free Writing Resource for Young Writers

I was so excited to come across the Young Writer’s Survival Kit by Melissa Forney. It has been an amazing resource for our writing workshop.  At times when it’s writing time, I haven’t thought of a writing mini-lesson for the day. If I pick up this little booklet, I can flip through and I’m sure to find a good, quick writing lesson. These are fabulous writing tips for kids!  ...

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Civil Rights Movement: School Integration, Sit-Ins and Selma

Every year since 1976, every U.S. president has designated February as black history month. We have just about finished up our unit on the Civil Rights Movement and I have a couple more posts to share with you. Last week, we learned about the challenges young blacks faced when they attended all-white schools in the late 1950s and early 1960s. We first learned about the Little Rock Nine.  Then, the...

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Preschool Valentines Day Packs (Free Resources)

There are so many wonderful free Valentine’s Day resources for preschoolers out there. I thought I’d highlight a few in case you’re planning to pull some Valentine’s activities out for the kids in the next couple of weeks: This Reading Mama: Matching letters and sounds, math grid game, maze and more Over the Big Moon: Prewriting Practice Sheets, Cutting Practice, Which one is different, Finish the Pattern Sheet,  Size Sequencing Sheet,  Valentine Strip Puzzle, 4-piece Puzzles,...

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10 Ways to Fill Your Home with Love

It’s always time to fill the house with love, right? With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s timely to think about what this means. Sometimes love isn’t just the feelings you have, it’s the actions you take.   I wrote this post last year as I struggled with major (ear) problems that led to 6 ear surgeries in 8 months…  You can read more at this post,  I’m going deaf today. (I am...

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My Ear is Broken. Sigh…

I’m in the process of creating a more optimistic, upbeat post but couldn’t get started with that until I vented about my ear issues again. I’ll pour my heart out here and then move on to more positive things.   Last week I wrote about my ear surgery 10 days ago and explained that the surgery was only partially successful. My doctor was able to drill out and remove the...

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Counting Kitties Printable for Tots and PreK

When I was creating the post about practicing time, I remembered the  Counting Kitties activity sheets I made for ED when she was 3 or so.  I thought I would share them again. I had ED count the number of kitties and then color in the corresponding number of squares below. It helps them learn one-to-one correspondence. At the time, it was a little on the easy side for my daughter,...

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Telling Time: Games, Worksheets and More

When I shared the free skip-counting pages a little while back, I mentioned that ED has been working a lot on clocks.  I thought I’d share some of the clock-type activities we use in our homeschool. I made ED a packet of time sheets from the Teacher’s Corner:  Time Worksheet Generator.  You can create worksheets that suit your child’s needs. You can create worksheets to the hour, half-hour, quarter hour,...

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Math Mat Challenge Game

We have had the Math Mat Challenge (affiliate link)  for years now.  It is one of those games that go in and out of the cupboard.  For a family like ours — with three kids each two years apart, this game has had a long shelf life.  The kids love leaping and jumping on it and it has help up well. Since it has been too cold to go outside to do...