# Author: Liesl - Homeschool Den

## St. Patrick’s Day Subtraction Games

I have just added the next seasonal set to the Addition Bundle!  This is a set of St. Patrick’s Day Subtraction Games.  You can print them out in either color or black & white (or a combination)! The first (easy) game has subtraction problems with answers of 2, 3 or 4. For example, 5-3= 8-5= or 10-6= The second (challenging) game has problems with answers of 6, 7, 8 or...

## Primary Spanish – Elementary Spanish Class for Kids!

One of the things we added into our homeschool schedule this year was Spanish for the girls.  I shared the funny story of how I got to know Sra. Morato in this post a couple of months ago. The girls are continuing to do really well in their Elementary Spanish class.  (I don’t speak Spanish, so this is pretty neat!) Today I just thought I would share a some of...

## 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...

## Using the Socratic Method in Your Homeschool

Have you heard of the Socratic Method?  Could you/Do you use this method in your homeschool? Do you think it would work well with the ages and personalities of your kids?Just what is the Socratic Method? Here’s a little background: The Socratic method is one of the oldest pedagogic techniques used in the classroom. Developed by Socrates over 2,400 years ago, the strategy uses thought-provoking question and answer sessions to...

## Food Chain, Food Web, Energy Pyramid Activities (Biology Packet)

We have a Biology Packet that covers the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings (ie. ecology!). I have added several new activities to this packet.   These include interactive notebook pages on the food chain, food web and the energy pyramid. Also, I created a new Biology Bundle of 5! Details about that are below. First, let me explain what new activities were added.  In addition...

## Holidays…

Just a little story about our week… The girls and I had a good week, but my son has been quite sick (again, poor guy). And, our poor house hasn’t been doing well either. Last Thanksgiving, our fridge started going crazy – continuously beeping and slowly losing its cool, so to speak! The freezer compartment went out first, then the fridge compartment went out. Then it would work again for...

## 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. ...

## Grammar, Spelling in our Homeschool

The homeschool families I know all tackle language arts a little differently.  I thought I would share how we work grammar and spelling into our schedule over the course of the year. I’ll also share some of the topics we tend to cover each year. Back a number of years ago, I always tried to do both grammar and spelling daily… but I found that too be too much with...

## Fun, Educational Gifts & Activities

With birthdays coming up, I am often on the look-out for educational activities that might be appealing to my kids. I also grab things from time-to-time that will add some sparkle to our units.  This post has a number of educational things I’ve added to our homeschool collection… puzzles, games, geography activities, science tools and more! 🙂 Critical Thinking Challenge! My kids really love this activity called Kanoodle (affiliate link)...

## Free Winter Olympics Notebook Pages

Tomorrow is the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics.  Here are some free notebook pages if you want to cover a few basic facts about Pyeongchang and the sports that are featured at the Winter Games! In this free packet you’ll find a page that covers some basic facts about the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, some geography of Asia and the Korean Peninsula. There is one page with the...

## More Landform Pages Added to the World Facts Packet

This is just a quick note to let you all know that I added in a few more pages to the World Facts Packet. This packet is now well over 125 pages! 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...

## Terracotta Warriors Exhibit (plus links to our China Freebies)

Last week, I shared a little bit about what we’ve been doing in our homeschool, but I also mentioned that we have been on the go a lot.  Pretty much right after that post went live, we headed out of town again! I wanted to share a few pictures from the amazing exhibit we went to see: Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China. It was wonderful! The Terracotta...

## Valentine’s Day Multiplication and Division Worksheets

I just added a new set of Valentine’s Day worksheets to the Multiplication Bundle (225 pages and growing!). Each worksheet has both multiplication and division practice and a skip counting maze. You’ll find pages to practice the multiplication and division facts 2s thru 9s. As you can see below, some of the pages focus just on one multiplication table: these cover the 2s through the 9s. There are also a...

## Valentine’s Day Math Game

I thought it would be fun to add some seasonal math games to the Addition Bundle!   I added three new games and a number of Montessori-style addition pages just in time for Valentine’s Day! This bundle continues to grow! 🙂 There are three different game board sets of Valentine’s Day Games: What comes before, What comes after Game: For this game, players will spin both spinners. Once they determine the...