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Free Homeschool Planner for Fall 2022

FREE Printable Homeschool Planner! Today I have shared a new printable Homeschool Planner for the fall semester 2022. This planner is free to download! As many of you know, I have been creating my own planner for years. Sometimes I have used full-sized pages, sometimes I prefer a smaller booklet-style (1/2 page planner). Last year, I started using a planner with full-size pages once again.  This particular version has calendar...

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Intro to Chemistry – Size of Atoms Activities

How small is an atom? How does an atom compare in size to virus or to a plant cell?  This introductory chemistry packet has a number of activities to help kids conceptualize just how small an atom is. For the longest time in elementary,  my youngest in particular had trouble understanding which was smaller an atom or a cell. This Intro to Chemistry Mini-Unit has activities to help kids understand...

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Digestive System Unit (Updated!)

New Digestive System Worksheets and Notebook Pages Added! This 150+ page unit on the Digestive System includes worksheets, notebook pages, lapbook/interactive notebook pages, a flap book and also includes hands-on activity ideas (with photos!). In this Digestive System Unit, students will learn about What happens in the mouth – from the types of teeth to the function of saliva The GI Tract: the hollow organs of the digestive system –...

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August Morning Work (Ages 4-6)

Today I have some new August Morning Work Pages for your younger students. Students will practice the days of the week, the month (August), shapes and colors as well as some quick math exercises.  These worksheets include tracing of the days, months and shapes. If you prefer, there are also fill-in-the-blank versions of these pages as well (so older students can write in the days of the week rather than...

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Biology Unit Update!

175+ Page Biology Packet on Ecology Ecosystems and Biomes Feeding Relationships Food Chains & Food Pyramids Trophic Levels & the Energy Pyramid How different species interact (relationships between living organisms and their physical environment) Population and Population Growth Our Biology Packet dives deep into the study of ecology.  This packet looks at organisms at the individual, population, community, ecosystems, and biosphere level. Students will also learn about the relationships between...

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Establishing Homeschool Routines that Work!

Homeschool Foundations: Establishing Routines that Work: Are you are looking for some general tips about creating routines, organizing and keeping on top of things during the year? This packet is designed to help you think about the strategies and routines to help your family life run smoothly. This packet is a work in progress and is currently FREE to download! For many families, the summer is an opportunity to take...

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Chemistry Unit – Middle School

New Update to the Chemistry Packet! What’s in this unit? This 150+ page Chemistry Unit helps middle school students understand the periodic table, valence electrons, periods, groups and basic vocabulary such as ions and isotopes. Students are introduced to the structure of the periodic table, Bohr Diagrams, Lewis Diagrams and electron configuration in a fun, hands-on way! What ages is it for? My kids covered this material several different times...

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Starting to Homeschool

Tips for How to Start Homeschooling! I field a LOT of email from readers looking for advice on how to start homeschooling. I wanted to give some tips and pointers from someone who has been homeschooling for a very long time! 🙂 We have been homeschooling right from the start and my kids decided to continue homeschooling right through high school! Are you starting to homeschool or need fresh inspiration?...

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Our Homeschool Resources

Finding materials on the Homeschool Den! I wrote this post to help you find some of the pages, posts and homeschool resources within our blog that might be the most useful for you. Over the years, I have made homeschool packets on everything from history and science to spelling, math, spelling and foreign languages (German & Spanish).  And, many of those are free! We have materials from preschool through high...

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Ancient Egypt Packet

This 75+page Ancient Egypt Packet includes notebook pages, ancient Egypt timeline cards, Egyptian gods & goddesses cards & activities, an Ancient Egypt lapbook – interactive notebook pages, geography materials and more! Students will learn a lot about the 3,000-year history of Egypt… from the early dynasties through the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms of ancient Egypt.  Students will also have the opportunity to learn about Egyptian mythology, learning how stories...

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Free Math Game Boards!

The Ultimate Math Game Board! ♥ Your kids will love practicing their math facts! ♥ I have made some new math game boards… and with everything that’s going on, I wanted to brighten your day by offering these for free! We used these types of versatile game boards a lot when my kids were little. The best thing about these games was that my kids would BEG to play “just...

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American Revolution Unit

Our American Revolution Unit has just been updated! This 60+ page packet includes worksheets and notebook pages, a booklet, review cards and new chronology cards. American Revolutionary War Highlights This unit highlights: The French and Indian War Molasses and Sugar Acts Pontiac’s Rebellion Proclamation of 1763 Stamp Act Sons of Liberty, Notable Men of Boston Townshend Acts, the Boston Massacre Tea Act, Boston Tea Party, Intolerable Acts First and Second...

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Free Fall Multiplication Worksheets 2s 5s 10s

I have a fun fall freebie for you today!  These math worksheets will help your kids practice their 2s 5s and 10s multiplication facts. Each page has fun skip counting mazes. Students will skip count from 2 to 22, 5 to 55, or 10 to 100 as many times as they can (going in any direction – up/down/diagonal). Plus, there are some multiplication problems at the bottom of several of...

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USA States and Capitals Packet

This new 100+ page packet will help your student/s learn the U.S. states and capitals. We are doing American History this year and I wanted to be sure the kids had a good foundation in U.S. geography. U.S. regions worksheets: The 50+ pages of geography worksheets are organized by regions: Northeast Southeast Midwest Northwest (plus Alaska and Hawaii) Southwest We’ll go over the state’s location and the capitals of the...

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Middle Ages – Feudalism Packet

Middle Ages – Feudalism Unit Update!! Our Middle Ages – Feudalism Packet has grown to more than 50 pages!!   I added in a number of new activities including Middle Ages event cards (for the Early, High and Late Middle Ages) with extensive teacher notes and a new cut-and-paste feudalism activity.  You will also find an awesome feudalism simulation, art analysis, and lots of different notebook pages (with answers provided, of...

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Free Homeschool Planning Guide

Free Homeschool Planner! (Newly Updated!) I have updated our (free) yearly homeschool planner to include a step-by-step guide on the homeschool planning process. This 50+ page packet is not as much a traditional Homeschool Planner as a tool for planning out the coming year.  It includes some of the questions to ask yourself (and your kids!) as you start planning out the coming year. It has you consider how the school...

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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...

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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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Simple Machines Interactive Notebook Activity

I wanted to let you all know that I added a new interactive notebook activity to the Simple Machines Packet.  This Simple Machines Interactive Notebook activity covers all 6 types of simple machines (levers, inclined plane, wedge, pulley, screw, wheel and axle).  It also reviews the three classes of levers.  It might be a really good way to wrap up (or review) this material! You will find it on pages...

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Earth Science Unit – Layers of the Earth, Types of Volcanoes

Whew! Our Earth Science continues to grow!  I wanted to let you know that I have added about 15 or so new pages to the Earth Science unit. It is now over 175+ pages! In the section on the Layers of the Earth, I added in a new interactive notebook activity. Kids will create their own flap-book notebook page. There is an option for color or for black & white. ...

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States of Matter – Changing States of Matter Packet (50+pages)

We have a bran-new 50+ page packet on the three states of matter – solids, liquids, gases and changing states of matter. We talked quite a bit about the characteristics of solids, liquids and gases. We also went into a lot of detail on the changing states of matter covering those six changes (melting, freezing, evaporation, condensation, sublimation, deposition).  In this packet there are various notebook pages, worksheets, lapbook (interactive...

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Animal Unit: Vertebrate-Invertebrate Animals Worksheet Packet (100+ Pages)

Animal Unit We have a 100+ page packet all about animals! The Animal Unit covers various topics such as body coverings (feathers, fur, scales, skin),  the different types of animals (vertebrates, invertebrates), animal characteristics, insects vs. spiders, domesticated vs. wild animals, animal tracks, animal homes and shelters and much more! In our animal unit, we spent quite a bit of time on animal classification. First, we discussed first at the...

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World Facts Packet

When we start off the new school year, I want the kids to go over some basic world facts again.  Do they remember… What are the four largest countries? (Russia, Canada, the U.S.A., China) What countries have the most people? (China, India, the U.S.A.) What are the world’s largest cities? (Tokyo, Jakarta, Seoul) Which countries have the longest life expectancy? (Monaco, Macau, Japan) What are the major religions? The packet...

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Long A Sounds /ay/ – a, ai, ay, a-e, ei, eigh, ey –Sorting Cards and Board Game!

Here are some fun activities to work on the long A sound. I made these sorting cards activities,  game board, and bingo cards to help ED with words spelled in these combinations: a, ai, ay a_e, ei, eigh and ey. She has had a lot of fun with this packet and begs me to play “just one more time”! That’s a win for me! She hasn’t yet worked on all...

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Linear and Quadratic Functions – Algebra Review Worksheets

If your kids need some review on linear and quadratic equations these Algebra Review Worksheets might come in handy! They are currently FREE to download! I made these for my daughter so that we can review things like slope (m), the y-intercept, whether quadratic equations face up or down and more! The answers are provided. 😊 Just use the link to below to grab these FREE Linear and Quadratic Functions...

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Back to School – Writing Activity Pages

I have some new Back to School Writing Activity Pages that are a perfect way to get your kids’ writing juices flowing at the beginning of your homeschool year. These pages are currently FREE to download (but they have also been added to the Writing Resource BUNDLE). I know many of you are not quite ready to start back into homeschooling, but I wanted to make these Writing Pages available...

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Free Math Review Worksheets

This time of year, we often spend some time doing some basic math review. I want to highlight some new Math Review pages I made this year (which are for students in grades 7-9 or so), but I will highlight many of our other FREE math review packets as well. I’ve been making review worksheet sets for years now, so hopefully you will find something that will work for your...

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Free Spring Skip Counting Pages – 2s 3s 4s 5s 10s

When my kids were younger, they loved skip counting mazes!  I wanted to highlight some FREE spring butterfly skip counting practice sheets we have available. These fun skip counting worksheets are free to download! These colorful skip counting mazes cover the 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s and 10s. Before the kids tackle the mazes, have them fill out the missing numbers in the skip counting rows.  Then they move on to...

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Ions and Isotopes Chemistry Unit

My middle school daughter has just finished a new chemistry unit on ions and isotopes. It is more than 125 pages. I’m excited to share this new unit with you! What are ions and isotopes? An atom has three subatomic particles: protons, neutrons, and electrons. Each element on the periodic table has a unique number of protons. The number of protons for an element is always the same. It can...

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Free Nature Scavenger Hunt Printable

We have a FREE downloadable Nature Scavenger Hunt printable that has been hugely popular over the years. I wanted to share this fun activity with you again today! Every spring, as the weather became nicer and nicer we spent more and more time outdoors. We did this scavenger hunt for years. I know we’re not alone because this printable has gotten well over 75,000 downloads since I first made it...

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Layers of the Atmosphere Unit Update!

I wanted to let you know that I added a few new worksheets to the Layers of the Atmosphere Packet. The Layers of the Atmosphere unit includes several interactive notebook activities, sorting cards as well as notebook pages and worksheets. If you purchased this unit or the Earth Science BUNDLE, be sure to check your PayPal email address for the update email with your download link. If you need help,...

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Valentine’s Day Addition Worksheets

These Valentines Addition and Subtraction Worksheets are currently FREE! Grab this cute set of Valentine’s Day Math Worksheets while they are free! I made a new set of Valentine’s Day math worksheets for students who are beginning to work on double-digit addition. There are a few practice pages with simple addition and subtraction problems. Then there are double digit addition and subtraction worksheets. Two of the worksheets require no carrying...

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FREE Famous Americans Packet

Who are these Famous Americans? Do your kids know who Benjamin Banneker, Dred Scott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton; Clara Barton or Scott Joplin were? (Mine weren’t sure!) You might want to grab this FREE Famous Americans Packet to help your kids learn more! This packet provides several options for learning about these 20+ Americans.  They can research and write down what they learned, they can do some fill-in-the-blank worksheets or they...

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Pathogens Packet – Bacteria Viruses Protozoa Fungi Parasites and Prions

Learn all about the six major types of pathogens in this new 100-page packet!This biology packet introduces students to the living and nonliving types of pathogens. Bacteria, protozoa, fungi and parasites/worms are all living pathogens.  Viruses and prions are examples of non-living pathogens. This new Pathogens Packet  has been added to the Biology BUNDLE. If you purchased the Biology Bundle previously feel free to email me if you need your...

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Free 2022-2023 Calendar Printable

Are you looking for a free printable 2022-2023 Calendar that includes holidays, seasons, day light savings, etc.? Be sure to grab our free printable 2022-2023 calendar! Today I wanted to share our (latest) free calendar printable for the 2022-2023 school year.  This free calendar printable covers 20 months (January 2022 through August 2023). I like having a calendar that includes the holidays, the change in seasons, and things like day...