Monthly Archive: January 2017

Are You a Good Homeschool Role Model? Take this Quiz!!

There are so many things that go into homeschooling… good curriculum, engaging lessons, keeping the house (reasonably) organized, the laundry done, and meals on the table. But the kids are learning SO much from us.  They are watching most everything we do! How good of a role model are you? Are you a good homeschool role model? Take this Quiz! I get enough sleep. I am always prepared for class....

Free Fractions Packet!

Free Equivalent Fractions Packet! (Hearts-Theme or Plain) My daughter is just starting to learn about equivalent fractions… learning that 1 is the same as 2/2, 3/3, etc.  Today I want to share the fractions packet that I first used with my son years ago! ED has done the basics with fractions (shading in fractions and adding fractions with the same denominator), but she is just diving into creating equivalent fractions...

German Worksheets: Valentinstag

In German, the kids are working on some Valentine’s Day words such as das Herz, der Kuss, die Umarmung, das Pralinenschachtel, Freundschaft, süß, gute Laune, glücklich, Süßigkeiten das Geschenk, die Schokolade and more. There are 24 words total. There are a variety of different Valentine’s Day worksheets that the kids have been working on – matching German to English, matching German to pictures, der? die? das?, etc.  My kids are...

Valentine’s Day Freebies!

We have a wide range of free Valentine’s Day printables here on the blog. I thought I would highlight those for your today. That’s the perfect way to celebrate love and friendship, right?! My kids often enjoy having worksheets that go along with the holidays. Hope you find something that your kids will enjoy. ~Liesl In this post your find lots of free Valentine’s Day math worksheets, games, and other...

Winter Packet: Earth’s Axis/Seasons, The Arctic vs. Antarctica, Polar Animals and More (100+ pages)

The past few weeks, my daughter has been doing a big Winter Unit. The first part is about 60 pages and covers topics such as Earth’s axis, the months and seasons, the Arctic vs. Antarctica, and goes in depth about various polar animals. The second part, pages 63 to 78, includes some PreK activities. This is a really fun winter unit with lots of hands-on activities, lapbook/interactive notebook pieces, various worksheets...

Make Your Own Crystals – Hands-On Science Activity!

The past few weeks, my youngest has been doing a unit on “Winter.” Today, I want to share one of the fun, hands-on projects she did – Growing Sugar Crystals (ie. rock candy!!).  I’ve seen this mentioned before, but this was the first time we actually did it! This is a project that can be done with things you have around the house. That’s always a plus, right?!! 🙂 What...

Science Checklist for Elementary and Middle School Updated

Hi Everyone, This is just a real quick note to let you know that I have updated the Science Unit Homeschool Checklist post.  These are the science units I hope to cover in elementary and middle school.  I know I’ve had a lot of new visitors to the blog and wanted to point this resource out. Also, someone dropped me a note to ask if I’ve finished the Curriculum Resource...

Long E Words e, ee, ea, e-e, ie, ei, y, ey Activities and Games

Long-e Spellings: e, ee, ea, e-e, ie, ei, y and ey Spelling Word Sort Activities and Games Our family has used All About Spelling (affiliate link) for many years. It lays out various spelling rules in a really clear, easy to follow manner.  I’ve found that the kids also enjoy doing activities and games to help reinforce what they have learned. (Find out more about why we love the AAS program...

Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome Worksheets and Activities

Today, I’m going to share a few worksheets and cards about Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.  These are free to download! These cover highlights such as: Homer Troy the Parthenon The story or Romulus and Remus the Colosseum Julius Caesar Last semester, we read the Story of the World, vol. 1 (affiliate link), which is all about the ancient world. As I said before, ED loved this book! (And her...

Free MLK Day, Civil Rights Movement Materials

Several years ago, we studied the Civil Rights Movement. I made a number of packets for the kids (which are free here on the blog) as we studied this period in US history. Not only did we talk about the historic events — what led to the Civil Rights Movement, what were the key events during the Civil Rights era, Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott… but we also talked...

German Worksheets: auf dem Land, der Bauernhof (in the country, the farm)

This set of German worksheets is to help kids build their vocabulary with words relating to the countryside and to farms. The first part of the packet has vocabulary related to things you might see in the countryside – auf dem land. There are vocabulary picture pages (left below), matching pages, and a word hunt worksheet. There is also one page that practices conjugating the verb sehen-to see. The second...

Organelles of the Cell – Notebook Pages

The past week, we reviewed the organelles of the cell and talked about the function each plays in the cell. I made a set of animal cell review sheets for the kids: I have added these new pages to our Study of Cells Packet. This was a unit we first did a couple of years ago.  When we did that unit, we went into a lot of detail about how...

China Geography and Landmarks Packet

Free China Geography and Landmark Packet As many of you know, last semester we read the Story of the World, vol. 1 (affiliate link).  Initially, I was just reading it with my youngest, but my older two wound up listening in too.  🙂 When we came to the first chapters on Ancient China, I wanted to go over some basic facts about China including the geography, government and some of...

All About Spelling: January \$100 Giveaway

Did you know that All About Learning Press is giving away a \$100 gift certificate this January towards the purchase of any of their products? A couple of years ago, I became an affiliate because we *love* their spelling program so much! Our family started using the All About Spelling program seven years ago, when my son was 6.  My older two used AAS for years and my youngest is...