## Nocturnal Animal Quick Study – Opossums, Raccoons, Skunks, Beavers

Nocturnal Animal Quick Study Packet Many of us have kids who just love studying animals!  This is a quick study of some nocturnal animals: opossums, raccoons, skunks and beavers.  You will find some quick-fact tracing pages and interactive notebook/lapbook pieces.  There are answers your kids can paste in… or they can write in their own fascinating facts!  Finally, for those of you with slightly older kids, there are some blank...

## 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. The Winter Packet is now 100+ pages! First,...

## New Holiday Subtraction Packet Added to the Math Bundle!

As many of you know, I have been adding to the Addition and Multiplication Bundles throughout the year.  Last week, I just added a new Christmas Subtraction Packet to the Addition Math Bundle. Today I added some Subtraction Games! The Addition Bundle is a bit mis-named because it includes addition and subtraction worksheets, games and activities as well as place value, measure, clocks, shapes, graphing and more! It includes a...

## Fun Photos

I spend a lot of time talking about what we’re doing academically, but now and then I like to share some of our outings and excursions too! I know the Grandparents still check in on what we’ve been up to. So here are a few fun photos! I want to share a few photos from this stunning picture of our local library… to our fall hike around a lake. A...

## Free Mixed Math Practice Sheets – Multiplication Division Measurement Perimeter Time

Today I have a quick freebie for you.  These are mixed math practice worksheets with multiplication, division, measurement, perimeter and time. Enjoy! ~Liesl Free Math Worksheets — Mixed Math Practice Multiplication Division Measurement Perimeter Time Click here to save this on Pinterest: Remember, if your kids are just beginning to work on their Multiplication Facts – we have a HUGE Multiplication Bundle with 15+ pdfs (more than 275 pages)… from...

## Mid-Year Homeschool Assessment Packet: Evaluate, Reflect and Assess How Things Are Going

Free Mid-Year Homeschool Assessment Packet About this time of year, I get itchy.  I know that the holidays are coming up and we will take a well-deserved break! Right around the holidays, I also take the time to think about how things are going. Today, I wanted to share this Free Homeschool Assessment Packet with you (I updated and expanded it a bit this year.). This packet has several pages...

## Homeschooling in November – December (A Busy Time of Year!)

Homeschooling during the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas can be particularly trying/demanding.  There are more events on as the semester comes to an end.  On the homeschool front, we are often finishing up big projects and wrapping up units before taking an extended break.  But there are a lot of other things going on too! There are holiday-themed parties and get-togethers. There are concerts. There also more demands on our...

## What is a History Portfolio Project?

History Portfolio Projects have student focus on one theme, topic or time period and can include an array of writing, art, and geography assignments that are compiled together in a final product. While we did a couple of portfolio projects when the kids were in elementary (age 8 -10 or so), Portfolio Project really become a powerful tool during the middle and high school years! History portfolio projects require students...

## Then and Now Worksheets – Items from the Past and Present!

Today I have some fun Then and Now worksheets to share with you!  These are currently FREE to download! 🙂  They include various items from the past and present… and are perfect if you are talking with your kids about the history of Thanksgiving! If your kids are a little older they can try to figure out how long ago these items were used – back in colonial days (1620)...

## Thanksgiving Turkeys – Free Printable!

How much do you and your kids know about turkeys?! This quick worksheet might come in handy as we approach Thanksgiving here in the U.S.  This turkey printable has a few facts: Turkeys lived almost ten million years ago. There are 6 species of wild turkeys. It is estimated that there are 7 million wild turkeys. The male turkey is called a tom. The female turkey is called a hen....

## Free Biography Writing Paper Packet

Today I have a free Biography Writing Paper Packet to share with you! These writing pages include famous Americans as well as famous historical figures from King Tut to Marie Curie, Albert Einstein dozens more! These can be used with the biographies my daughter read (more details about those below) or just as quick assignments when you have the time. 🙂 My youngest has been working independently on these for...

## L-Blend Worksheets, Games and Activities – Consonant Blends

L-Blend Worksheets, Games and Activities This is the first in a series of three Consonant Blends Activity Packets. This set focuses on the L-Blends such as bl, cl, gl, fl and pl. There are practice worksheets that include tracing, write in the consonant blends (bl, cl, fl, gl or pl), write in the words, and cut-and-paste activities.  There are consonant blend sorting cards and a sorting mat. Plus, your kids...

## Update to the Hands-On Activity Ideas and Teaching Strategies List – Free Printable

Hey Everyone, This is just a real quick note to let you know that I updated the Hands-On Activity Ideas and Homeschool Teaching Strategies List.  I wanted to update that list and add in some pictures. This post has a wide range of different hands-on activity ideas and teaching strategies that might inspire you in your homeschooling! This time of year, our homeschooling can start to feel a bit stale....

## I just got a mean email which prompts me to write this…

Hey everyone, It’s a Sunday evening. It’s been an exhausting, though very fun family weekend.   But of course, as you can see from the title of this blog post, it’s been soured just a bit.  I got an email that is clearly a troll trying to make me feel bad and/or threaten me (well, or the website in general)…– accusing me of stealing (content I’m supposing?)…  May as well just...