Category: Homeschool Den

Homeschool Literature and Language Arts 0

Literature & Language Arts in our Homeschool

Earlier this week, I had a wonderful back-and-forth email conversation with a reader about literature and language arts in our homeschool. She had questions about the literature book/s we were using when my kids were in grades 2, 5 and 7.  I thought I would share a lot of that conversation with you today. It highlights some of the language arts books/texts/resources we have used over the years. Plus, I’ve...

11s Multiplication and Division Worksheets - Skip Counting by 11s 0

11s Multiplication and Division Worksheets and Activities

11s Multiplication and Division Worksheet Packet This fun 11s Multiplication – Division & Skip Counting Worksheet Packet will help your kids learn to multiply and divide by 11. The 11s Packet include skip-counting mazes and activities, multiplication by 11s problems, and several division by 11s worksheets. I have just added the 11s Multiplication and Division Worksheet Packet to the HUGE Multiplication/Division BUNDLE (which includes more than 20 pdfs and covers...

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Latitude and Longitude Worksheets and Activities

In this post, I thought I’d share some of the activities my daughter did as she learned about latitude & longitude, the Prime Meridian and other geography terms. My daughter is doing a unit on oceans and we’re talking about ocean navigation at the moment. I wanted to be sure to slip in this information about latitude, longitude, the prime meridian and so forth  (even though we covered it in...

Coral Reef Worksheets - Interactive Notebook Page Activity 0

Coral Reef Worksheets and Interactive Notebook Activities

Coral Reef Worksheets & Activities These new Corals and Coral Reef worksheets, notebook pages and the lapbook/interactive notebook activity have been added to our 100+page Ocean Unit. In this part of our ocean unit, my daughter learned all about coral and coral reefs: What is coral? What do corals eat? (And what is the relationship between the algae, zooxanthellae, and corals.) How does a coral colony begin? (coral reproduction) What...

Chameleons Packet 0

Chameleon Packet

Learn all about chameleons! This 15-page packet helps kids learn all about chameleons. It includes a chameleon booklet (which you need to print out one-sided, fold in half and bind along the left side) and a chameleon lapbook/interactive notebook activity. It answers questions such as Where do chameleons live? Why do chameleons change colors? What do chameleons eat? What do chameleons look like? How many eggs does a female chameleon...

Ancient History - Resources and Activities 0

Ancient History (Middle School – High School)

This is a chatty post about what we are doing for ancient history. Below, I’ll share some of the resources we are using and some activities we’ve done so far. We’ve only been in school for a few weeks now, but it already feels like we’ve got a good routine down and have covered quite a bit! History Spine: I have a lot of history textbooks that I have used...

Earth Systems Notbook Pages - Lapbook Activity 0

Earth’s Systems – Notebook Pages (Free)

These free notebook pages review Earth’s 4 major systems (or spheres) and familiarize students with the scientists who study them. What are the major Earth Systems? the Atmosphere, Geosphere, Biosphere, Hydrosphere (and Cryosphere) You’ll find the download link for these free pages below!The Earth works as a set of interconnected systems; these four major Earth Systems are often referred to as spheres and include the atmosphere geosphere hydrosphere cryosphere biosphere...

6th Grade Science Units 0

Science Year in Review – 6th Grade

The year in review posts are especially fun because it’s my chance to reflect back on the year and all the things we managed to accomplish! Sometimes in the short-run it can feel like we’re not getting much homeschooling done. You know how homeschooling can go… we’re interrupted for activities, illness, errands, appointments, or the occasional blahs. But then when we step back to look at the bigger picture, we’ve...

Nervous System Worksheet Packet 0

Nervous System Worksheet Packet

Last year, I updated the Nervous System Worksheet Packet.  Life must have gotten away from me because I just found this post in draft form!  So, I’m sharing the post now (though the updates were shared last year)! The Nervous System Worksheet Packet covers The Function of the Nervous System The Anatomy of the Brain Parts of the Brain (what does the frontal lobe do? what does the cerebellum do,...

Exponent Rules Worksheets and Interactive Notebook FREE Printable 0

Free Exponents Rules Worksheets

This free Exponent Rules Worksheet Packet goes over some of the exponent rules used in prealgebra, algebra and beyond. It includes free printable worksheets and an interactive notebook activity. This is a packet I first made for my son when he was in prealgebra. I have updated and added to this free set. This math packet includes some exponent rules charts (see the example answer chart to the right, students...

Hands-On Geography Activities 0

Geography Activities

Hands-On Geography Activities appeal to all ages from tots to teens!! We often start off with geography activities, whether that’s at the beginning of the year or when we are starting new history units. Geography activities can be fun & hands-on and provide the framework for understanding history. I thought I would share age-by-age what kinds of geography activities we have done along the way.  Way back when my kids...

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Properties of Matter – Interactive Notebook Activity

I have just updated the Properties of Matter Chemistry Packet to include a new interactive notebook activity and chemistry review worksheet on pages 92 to 102 of the packet. The Properties of Matter packet covers topics such as elements and compounds, mixtures, physical and chemical properties, molecular vs. structural formulas and includes hands-on activities on some of these properties (viscosity, cohesion, capillary action, and density). We are going spend a...

Cicadas worksheet Packet and lapbook 0

Cicada Worksheet Packet

Cicadas are such a wonderful part of summer!  In fact, the woods behind our house is filled with their calls right now! I thought I would put together some cicada worksheets, notebook pages and a lapbook so kids can learn more about this fascinating insect! Some facts about cicadas: Did you know that there are over 2,000 types of cicadas? While most insects live less than a year, cicadas can...

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...