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US Presidents Free Notebook Pages: Eisenhower

Today I have a free packet for you that reviews our US Presidents. At times in our homeschool, we take the opportunity to review the 45 U.S. Presidents. We do that by singing a song that lists them in order.   We then spend time highlighting 6 or 8 of them and talking about the major events that happened during their presidency. Then we’ll learn a bit more about one...

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5 Tips for Helping Kids to Write – Writing Resource Pack (Currently FREE!)

“Mom, I don’t know what to write!” Have you ever heard that in your homeschool? Today I have five ways you can help kids when they are feeling stuck with their writing. At the end of this post, you can download our 35+ page writing resource packet. It is currently FREE to download! Writing Tips: Writing Resource Packet We’ve been using a writing workshop for a couple of years now. ...

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German Unit: Freizeit – Was machst du? (Daily activities, hobbies) das Haus Wortschatz and More!

In this German unit, the kids learned how to talk about daily routines, activities, hobbies and chores. We covered topics such as: Was machst du den ganzen Tag? (Daily routines,  activities, chores) das Haus Wortschatz (items around the house) Was machst du in deiner Freizeit?  (Hobbies) And, there are a couple pages about conjugating verbs in the present tense. Daily Routine: We started this unit with vocabulary relating to one’s...

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Homeschool Den Chat – Free FB Group

Ready to have some meaningful conversations about the ups & downs of homeschool life? Join our free Homeschool Den Chat Facebook Group – called Homeschool Den Chat, a community of inspiring, creative, dedicated homeschooling parents! This is a closed FB group to share what’s working (and what’s not) in your homeschool.  Come join us as we talk about the ups and downs of homeschool life. Share what’s working in your...

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Get the Most From Your Holiday Break

Congratulations! After a busy semester, we are all ready for a well-deserved break!  The kids are excited for the holidays and we educators need time to regroup, relax and re-energize too! Here are some tips for getting the most from your holiday break! 1. If you have time before the holidays are upon us, try to wrap up your schooling completely. Even if you are in the middle of a...

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The Mitten – Free Animal Printable Activities

Have you read Jan Brett’s wonderful book, The Mitten (affiliate link), to your kids?  Mine loved this book and years ago we did a number of activities to go along with that.  Recently, we have been getting a lot of visits to that post from years ago and I thought I would add in some activities some of you might enjoy doing with your kids. One page has the eight...

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Homeschool Science 2016 Year in Review – And What’s Coming Up Next

When I think about all we’ve done this past year in 2016 in science, I’m really pretty amazed! It’s been a fun, full year! This post has links to dozens of our science experiments, science worksheets and printables, and hands-on activities. You’ll find direct links to the posts in the table below. Last year as we moved into the new year (in January to May 2016), we were focused on...

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Behind the Scenes in Our Homeschool This Holiday Season

This holiday season has been full.  There have been a lot of wonderful things, but also two great losses for our family.  Right before Thanksgiving, my husband’s uncle passed away.  And last week, my aunt passed away. Both were quite unexpected. I personally have shed a lot of tears in the past week. It was my Mom’s sister who passed. I think it was hard for me because my own...

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Free Holiday-Themed Addition and Subtraction Worksheets

Friday Freebies! Today I have a fun set of addition and subtraction worksheets for those of you with kids working on their math facts.  In the beginning of the packet are some basic addition problems.  The last few pages have double-digit addition and subtraction with carrying and borrowing. I hope someone can use these! These are free to download! ~Liesl Free Holiday Addition and Subtraction Worksheets If you browse around...

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Free Spanish Worksheets: Christmas Words – Palabras de Navidad

It’s the holiday season and today we have some Christmas word cards and worksheets for those of you who are helping your kids to learn Spanish! 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 5th post in this series.   Let me turn this post over to Sra. Morato:...

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Factoring Practice Worksheets – Holiday Theme

Last week I made a couple of factoring math worksheets I made for my daughter. These worksheets are only suitable for kids who know all of their multiplication facts (otherwise it would be very frustrating and a bit over their heads). I needed to make a couple worksheets more because she had problems like this in her math book, but she found them quite challenging. In this worksheet, she has...

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FREE Sight Word and CVC Holiday Activity Packet

Today’s holiday freebie is for those of you whose kids are just starting to read. It is 30-pages and has six sets of words that kids can work on: 2-letter sight words Bob Book Words (from Bob Books Set 1, affiliate link) CVC-Words -at, -it, -ot, -ut CVC Words -ad, -id, -od, -ud CVC Words -ag, -ig, -og, -ug CVC Words -an, -in, -on, -un Each set has a matching...

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STEM: How to Make an Art Bot

The last project in our electricity and circuits unit was making an Art Bot. Today, I wanted to explain how we made this cute motorized guy. It’s a fun STEM project even if you are not doing a larger unit about electricity and circuits! Prior to doing this activity, we had learned about series and parallel circuits and learned some of the basic electrical symbols.  We practiced how to draw...

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20+ Gift Ideas for Tweens (Games, Craft Kits, Books and More!)

Sometimes it can be hard to think of fun, engaging gifts for your kids (and for all those “extra” gifts you have to buy for friends and family). I thought I would highlight some of the games, crafts, and books that my kids have been enjoying lately! First on the list has to be Escape!  My kids LOVE this fast-paced, exciting board and dice game!! My three kids (ages 8,...