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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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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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Wolves Mini-Unit

This new 35+ page Wolves Mini-Unit will help your kids learn all about wolves! The Wolves Packet includes a number different activities such as a notebook pages with tracing, research question booklet, an interactive notebook activity, and wolf writing pages. I also included a half-dozen activity pages if you have younger kids in your family. 🙂 Wolves Notebook Pages (Booklet Style) with Tracing The first activity is a booklet with...

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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...

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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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Christmas Freebies

Over the years, we’ve shared lots and lots of FREE Christmas Printables.  I want to share more than two dozen holiday printables with you today… from addition & subtraction, multiplication & division, to middle school math review sheets (fractions/decimals/percents).  Plus, there are some free Spanish & German holiday worksheets packets as well as a free holiday writing prompts, a free spelling game (for practicing Long I sounds), and more! I...

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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...

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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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Hibernation Unit

Today I have a new Hibernation Unit to share with you today! It is more than 25 pages and covers: why animals hibernate, terms such as torpor, brumation, estivation, diapause, endotherms vs. ectotherms. where animals hibernate and spend the winter Plus, it covers the dangers of hibernation. It includes various activities such as notebook pages, interactive notebook/lapbook pieces, matching and tracing pages. Note: This unit has been added to the...

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Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses Packet

We have a new packet to share with you on the Ancient Greek gods and goddesses! This new unit includes the major Olympian gods and touches on some of the famous mythology of Ancient Greece. This has been a really fun unit. The Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses Packet includes many different activities from notebook pages to interactive notebook pages, matching cards and an Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses board...

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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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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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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...

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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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Types of Scientists Worksheets

What kinds of careers do scientists have? Grab this new packet! It’s currently free! There are many different types of scientists who hold many different types of jobs.  Science can be broken down into three main branches: life science, physical science, and earth science. These are known as the natural sciences. There are many different areas of study within each branch. Can your kids identify a few of the major...

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October Morning Work Pages (Ages 4-6)

Today I have some new pages for your younger students.  These October Morning Work Pages are currently FREE to download! Students will practice the days of the week, the month, ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd), planets 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 have also added these into the K-2 Math...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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...