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3s Multiplication Worksheets – Fall FREEBIE!

Are your kids beginning to learn their 3s multiplication facts? Be sure to grab the new Fall Freebie: 3s Multiplication and Division Worksheets by clicking the link or picture below. This free PDF includes a skip-counting maze, 3s multiplication worksheet and a 3s division worksheets. If you are interested in even more multiplication and division worksheets, activities and games be sure to check out our huge Multiplication and Division BUNDLE....

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Ancient China Unit

100+ page Ancient China Packet Are your kids studying dynasties of Ancient China? This 100+page Ancient China Unit covers nearly 3,000 years of ancient Chinese History from the early cultures of the Neolithic period to the end of the Song Dynasty. This packet includes notebook pages, timeline cards, worksheets, geography materials and more! The link to purchase this is down below. Look for the red, Add to Cart button. Early...

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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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Rocks and Minerals Unit

100+ page Rocks and Mineral Packet We studied Rocks and Minerals again this semester and I have just released a new Rocks and Minerals Packet.  The Rocks and Minerals Unit is well over 100 pages! This Rocks and Minerals Unit includes worksheets, notebook activities, booklets on rocks & minerals and the rock cycle, hands-on activity ideas, a lapbook/interactive notebook activity on the three types of rocks. Below I will share...

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World War II Unit

Our 150-page World War II unit covers many of the basic events from the post-WWI era through the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. The WWII Packet includes notebook pages, worksheets, timelines, interactive notebook pages and other activities. Here is Table of Contents for this WWII Unit: Timeline of 1920-1930s Events Post WWI Events – Notebook Pages and Teacher (Full Text) pages Rise of Hitler, Anti-Semitism, Inflation, anti-Jewish...

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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 Board Games – Multiplication and Division

These FREE Math Board Games will help your kids practice their math facts!  This version includes multiplication & division cards for the 2s through 10s! My kids played a version of this game for years and would always beg to play “just one more round.” (That’s a win for Mom!!) By the way, the Addition/Subtraction version is here. It is also free! I wanted to make this set available FREE...

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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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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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Fall and Thanksgiving Freebies!

Today I thought I would share some of the free fall and Thanksgiving printables we have tucked away here on the blog.  In this post you’ll find tons of resources for kids from ages 3 to 13! Over the years I’ve made various math worksheets, games and activities, language arts materials, a Spanish fall-themed freebie,  and other things that might be useful. Click on the post links below if you...

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Circulatory System Packet: Worksheets and Hands-on Activities

We recently finished up our unit on the circulatory system. Today, I want to share the new Circulatory System Packet which includes the worksheets, notebook pages, and activities we did with this unit. The kids really loved this unit (and learned a lot too!)! We started off with an overview of the circulatory system before learning about the heart, blood vessels, blood flow through the heart, blood transport through the...

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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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Spelling (Grade 2)

DD is a natural speller but both LD and ED have really benefited by the logical layout of the All About Spelling lessons. (affiliate link).  I do my very best to stay consistent working through those lessons.  It helps if we can work on spelling at least three times  a week.  During the spring semester, we also spend more time/attention on grammar, but we try to keep going with spelling...

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Biology Unit on the Biosphere: biomes, ecosystems, habitats, feeding relationships, biological interactions

What is the difference between a biome, ecosystem, and habitat?  What is the difference between a food chain and a food web? What are trophic levels?  What is the energy pyramid? What is symbiosis?  How do different species interact?  What in the world is amensalism or antiobiosis?!   These are some of the things we covered in our latest biology unit! How We Started Our unit on Biomes: This semester we...

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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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Human Body Worksheets: Cells, Tissues, Organs, and the Human Body Systems

We are beginning our human body unit and have started with a discussion of how the human body is organized… from cells, tissues, organs and systems.  As many of you know, we did a unit on cells where we studied the organelles and their function, how proteins are made, eukaryotic vs. prokaryotic cells, animal vs. plant cells, and we ended with a look at how some human body cells are...

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Earth Science Packet: Layers of the Earth, Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, 4 Types of Mountains and More!

This 150+ page Earth Science Packet includes worksheets about the solar system, the layers of the Earth, plate tectonics, the ring of fire, earthquake activity and volcanoes. I also included instructions for more than a dozen hands-on activities we did with this unit. This includes activities about plate tectonics, using a compass, earthquakes, volcanoes,  instructions on how to make a shake table and more! My kids were in Grades 1, 4,...

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Dinosaur Unit

Newly Updated 100+ page Dinosaur Packet! Our Dinosaur Unit is a multi-age packet for 3-8 year olds. It is now well over 100 pages and include a wide variety of activities including  games, worksheets, notebook pages (with tracing or fill-in-the-blanks), foldables and other activities for 3-8 year olds. I have added in over 40 new pages of notebook-style pages and worksheets with basic information about the Mesozoic Era, dinosaur information...

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Fall-Autumn Word Search

Fall Freebie! Today I have a fun fall freebie for you!  This is a fall/autumn word search with fall words such as acorn, apple, autumn, fruit, harvest, hay, rake, red, yellow and others. Just click on the link or picture below to download the PDF. There are two pages, one with color clipart and one in black and white. I made each fall word search slightly different in case your...

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Age of Exploration Unit

Age of Exploration Packet Update! We are just finishing our unit on the Age of Exploration and I wanted to let you know that I have added a lot of new materials to this packet including new notebook pages, map worksheets and a new lapbook/interactive notebook activity! This time as we started the Age of Exploration Unit, we went over some background about world trade at the time. We talked...

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Short Story Analysis Worksheets

As we start of this new school year we are diving deep into literary analysis!  We have covered the basic literary terms like similes, metaphors, rhyme, alliteration, onomatopoeia and now we’re diving into some wonderful short stories! As homeschoolers, language arts consists of several blocks during in our day 1) independent reading (the kids read their own novels), 2) literature (our read aloud book/novel), 3) language arts (which included grammar...

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Homeschool Language Arts

Our Language Arts Activities at the Start of the Year I wanted to share some of the things we are doing for language arts in our homeschool as we begin year. For our homeschooling family, we think of language arts as basically four different activities: 1) independent reading, 2) a novel we read together, 3) language arts (literary analysis, grammar, vocab, editing, etc.) and 4) writing. We try to do...

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Australia Packet

New! 75-page Australia Unit Do your kids know the states and territories of Australia? Perhaps your kids can identify a kangaroo or koala, but can they identify a numbat, bandicoot or quokka? Do they know that some mammals lay eggs? Do they know the terms marsupial or monotreme? This new Australia Unit will help kids become familiar about some basics about Australia.  This 75-page Australia Packet includes worksheets, notebook pages...

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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 have 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 sooner than later. 🙂 For younger students there...

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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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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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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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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...