Welcome to the Homeschool Den!

0

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...

how do I start homeschooling 0

Starting to Homeschool

Tips for How to Start Homeschooling! This year is like no other. I’ve been fielding a LOT of email from readers looking for advice on how to start homeschooling, so I wanted to update this post and make sure it’s easier to find. Are you starting to homeschool or need fresh inspiration? Here are tips on how to start homeschooling, homeschool teaching strategies, units you could cover and more! This...

Homeschool Resources 0

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...

Ancient Egypt Packet 0

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...

FREE Math Game Board - Multiplication Division 0

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...

Botany Unit - Worksheets and Notebook Pages - Plant Kingdom Moss Ferns conifers angiosperms 0

Botany Unit – Plant Kingdom Worksheets and more!

I have added over 25 new pages to the Botany Unit! These new pages are all about the Plant Kingdom.  We went over plant classification and learned about the life cycles of mosses, ferns, gymnosperms (conifers & cycads), and angiosperms (flowering plants). The Plant Kingdom Worksheets The first set of worksheets goes over the basics about each of the four groups of the Plant Kingdom and some terms like vascular...

Fall and Halloween Freebies - Free Printables 0

Fall and Halloween Freebies

This post has links to more than 50 FREE Fall and Halloween Printables we have tucked away here on the blog! 🙂  You’ll find all kinds of math freebies from addition & subtraction, skip counting pages, multiplication & division, fractions, writing activities, Spanish fall-themed words and more!! Hope you find various materials you can use! 🙂 ~Liesl To grab your Fall and Halloween Freebies click on the link or the...

USA States and Capitals Packet 0

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...

Simple Machines Booklet - Simple Machines Hands-On Activities 0

Simple Machines Booklet

Simple Machines Unit – Now 50+ pages! I have just added a new activity to the Simple Machines Packet! This is a booklet all about the six types of simple machines: lever, wheel and axle, inclined plane, wedge, pulley and screw. It also covers the three classes of levers. Kids can trace the key words and color in the pictures. The simple machines booklet is 14 half-pages. (Directions on how...

World War I Unit with Worksheets Notebook Pages and More 0

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...

Free Solar System Unit for Kids - Solar System Activities 0

Solar System Activities and Free Solar System Printables

Are your kids learning about the Solar System?  Here are two fun projects my youngest daughter did recently. I have added directions and related printables to our free Solar System Packet. Plus, I also added in a couple of new solar system worksheet pages. You’ll find our 25-page FREE Solar System Unit down below. 🙂 The first project was to create the planets to scale with play dough.  We made...

Cell Unit - Plant and Animal Cell Worksheets and Activities 0

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....

ow ou oy oi aw au Word Sort-Activities 0

ow ou oy oi aw au Word Sort Activities

This is a set of word sort activities to reinforce the “ow” and “ou” vowel team; the “oy” and “oi” patterns;  and the “au” and “aw” vowel patterns.  ED is finishing up volume 2 of All About Spelling (affiliate link), the spelling program I’ve used with all 3 kids, and she wanted some fun games again to go over these various vowel teams. Since we are diving into a new...

World Facts Packet 0

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...

0

What We’ve Been Up To in our Homeschool!

Homeschooling Grade 8 and High School We are into our second, third (fourth! I can’t seem to get this post finished!) official week of homeschooling for the new academic year.  My youngest daughter is in 8th grade and my two older are in high school.  Most every year, I write about our current plans and I’m going to share some of the topics, units and resources we are using this...

12s Multiplication and Division Packet 0

12s Multiplication and Division Worksheets and Activities

12s Multiplication and Division Worksheet Packet This new packet is FREE to download (through Sept. 30, 2021)! Earlier this summer, I made a new 12s Multiplication and Division Packet (by special request!).  I added it into the Multiplication/Division BUNDLE a couple of weeks ago, but am just getting around to sharing the post. This fun 12s Multiplication – Division & Skip Counting Worksheet Packet includes worksheets, activities, and games to...

0

September Morning Work Pages (Ages 4-6)

Today I have some new pages for your younger students.  These September Morning Work Pages are currently FREE to download! Students will practice the days of the week, the month, colors and seasons as well as some quick math exercises.  Hope they are helpful! You can download these sheets FREE by clicking on the link or the picture below.  I will also be adding these straight into the K-2 Math...

Free Homeschool Planner - Booklet Half-Page 0

Free Homeschool Planner 2021-2022

I wanted to let you know that I have updated our booklet-style Homeschool Planner. It is FREE to download and print out.  I added in new calendar pages as well as some daily schedule templates. The kids and I have been talking quite a bit about our homeschool schedule. Both of my girls want to be FIRST to do math (to get it out of the way!). They have been...

High School Math Homeschool 0

10 Things I have Learned Teaching High School Math in our Homeschool

This post talks about high school math in our homeschool! I have a similar post a few years ago that covers math in the earlier years: Click here to visit that post if you have elementary or middle school age kids:  10 Things I’ve Learned About Homeschooling Math (and 30 Math Activity Ideas!) This post is focusing specifically on high school level math: Geometry, Algebra II, PreCalculus, etc. I made...

Morning Work Pages - August 0

August Morning Work (Ages 4-6)

Today I have some new pages for your younger students.  These August Morning Work Pages are currently FREE to download! Students will practice the days of the week, the month (August), shapes and colors as well as some quick math exercises.  Hope they are helpful! You can download these sheets FREE by clicking on the link or the picture below.  I will also be adding these straight into the K-2...

0

Organizing Your Homeschool Learning Spaces

I have just released the second installment of our new PDF packet: Homeschool Foundations: Establishing Routines that Work.   This section section is about Organizing Your Homeschool Learning Spaces.  In this section, you will think about your home and how you want it to feel and function. Scroll down below to read through some quick homeschool organization tips! When you have the time and energy, you will dive into some...

Homeschooling - Establishing Routines that Work 0

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...

Mean Median Mode Math Worksheets 0

Mean, Median, Mode – Free Math Worksheets

Free Middle School Math Worksheets Below you will find a free math worksheet PDF which covers mean, median, mode and range. This is a math topic we need to review once a year or so because my kids never remember the meanings! These free Mean, Median, Mode worksheets include both definitions and practice problems to review these terms: Mean: This is the average of a set of numbers. Add all...

Comma Rules Practice Pages Worksheets 0

Comma Worksheets

Free Comma Rules Worksheets! This time of year, we spend time practicing grammar.  I have so many grammar sets on the blog, I thought it was about time to start putting them together in a convenient spot. So, I have started creating a Grammar Practice BUNDLE. I will be adding in new PDFs from time to time to this Grammar Bundle. They are currently free (in random spots all over...

0

Astronomy Packet (Currently Free)

The Astronomy Packet is Currently FREE! For the past couple of weeks, we have been doing an astronomy unit. Today I wanted to share a few of the resources we used for this unit including some new astronomy notebook pages I made for the kids. These include astronomy worksheets about  the universe and galaxies & light time (light second, minute, hour, day and of course light year) the Space Race...

Plant Cell and Photosynthesis Worksheets 0

Plant Cells and Photosynthesis Worksheets

Cell Unit Update! This Cells Unit covers cell theory, prokaryotic vs. eukaryotic cells, animal vs. plant cells, the organelles of the cell, and now goes into more detail about chloroplast anatomy, the layers of a leaf, photosynthesis, and more. We just finished a big unit on plant cells and photosynthesis, studying everything from the organelles of plant cells to details about chloroplasts and the process of photosynthesis (light-dependent and light-independent...

Endocrine System Unit - Worksheets Notebook Pages and activities 0

Endocrine System Unit

Endocrine System Worksheets and Notebook Pages Do you know the difference between endocrine and exocrine glands? You’ll learn that and more in this new 60-page Endocrine System Unit! Since I’ve piqued your interest… exocrine glands are those glands that have ducts and lead to the surface of the body… like sweat glands, tear glands (lacrimal glands), and mammary glands whereas endocrine glands secrete hormones into the bloodstream The Endocrine System...