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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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Ancient Egypt Packet

This 75+page Ancient Egypt Packet includes notebook pages, ancient Egypt timeline cards, Egyptian gods & goddesses cards & activities, an Ancient Egypt lapbook – interactive notebook pages, geography materials and more! Students will learn a lot about the 3,000-year history of Egypt… from the early dynasties through the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms of ancient Egypt.  Students will also have the opportunity to learn about Egyptian mythology, learning how stories...

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FREE Math Board Games – Multiplication and Division

These FREE Math Board Games will help your kids practice their math facts!  This version includes multiplication & division cards for the 2s through 10s! My kids played a version of this game for years and would always beg to play “just one more round.” (That’s a win for Mom!!) By the way, the Addition/Subtraction version is here. It is also free! I wanted to make this set available FREE...

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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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Simple Machines Booklet

Simple Machines Unit – Now 50+ pages! I have just added a new activity to the Simple Machines Packet! This is a booklet all about the six types of simple machines: lever, wheel and axle, inclined plane, wedge, pulley and screw. It also covers the three classes of levers. Kids can trace the key words and color in the pictures. The simple machines booklet is 14 half-pages. (Directions on how...

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Long A Sounds /ay/ – a, ai, ay, a-e, ei, eigh, ey –Sorting Cards and Board Game!

Here are some fun activities to work on the long A sound. I made these sorting cards activities,  game board, and bingo cards to help ED with words spelled in these combinations: a, ai, ay a_e, ei, eigh and ey. She has had a lot of fun with this packet and begs me to play “just one more time”! That’s a win for me! She hasn’t yet worked on 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...

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Plant Cells and Photosynthesis Worksheets

Cell Unit Update! This Cells Unit covers cell theory, prokaryotic vs. eukaryotic cells, animal vs. plant cells, the organelles of the cell, and now goes into more detail about chloroplast anatomy, the layers of a leaf, photosynthesis, and more. We just finished a big unit on plant cells and photosynthesis, studying everything from the organelles of plant cells to details about chloroplasts and the process of photosynthesis (light-dependent and light-independent...

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Endocrine System Unit

Endocrine System Worksheets and Notebook Pages Do you know the difference between endocrine and exocrine glands? You’ll learn that and more in this new 60-page Endocrine System Unit! Since I’ve piqued your interest… exocrine glands are those glands that have ducts and lead to the surface of the body… like sweat glands, tear glands (lacrimal glands), and mammary glands whereas endocrine glands secrete hormones into the bloodstream The Endocrine System...

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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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Waves, the Electromagnetic Spectrum and Light Worksheets

Learn all about Waves, the Electromagnetic Spectrum and Light with these new Notebook Pages and Worksheets! This new section of the Energy Packet goes into more detail about electromagnetic waves and the wave nature of light. In this section, we went over terms like wavelength, frequency and amplitude before talking about the 7 types of electromagnetic waves in the electromagnetic spectrum radio waves microwaves infrared radiation visible light ultraviolet radiation...

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Types of Government and Society – World Leaders (Free Worksheets!)

FREE Packet: Types of Governments, Types of Society, Current World Leaders Newly Updated in Feb. 2021! In our history class, we have been slowly going over the Types of Government and some of the current world leaders.  I’ve done a pretty big update and wanted to share this with you, if you are interested. This is the third time we’ve talked about terms like anarchy, monarchy, oligarchy, junta, parliamentary republic,...

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Rocks and Minerals Unit

100+ page Rocks and Mineral Packet We studied Rocks and Minerals again this semester and I have just released a new Rocks and Minerals Packet.  The Rocks and Minerals Unit is well over 100 pages! This Rocks and Minerals Unit includes worksheets, notebook activities, booklets on rocks & minerals and the rock cycle, hands-on activity ideas, a lapbook/interactive notebook activity on the three types of rocks. Below I will share...

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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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World War II Unit

Our 150-page World War II unit covers many of the basic events from the post-WWI era through the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. The WWII Packet includes notebook pages, worksheets, timelines, interactive notebook pages and other activities. Here is Table of Contents for this WWII Unit: Timeline of 1920-1930s Events Post WWI Events – Notebook Pages and Teacher (Full Text) pages Rise of Hitler, Anti-Semitism, Inflation, anti-Jewish...

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Types of Energy Worksheets and Activities

This is a just quick post to let you know that I have added a dozen new pages to the Energy Unit. These include worksheets and activities on the different types of energy: mechanical, chemical, nuclear, electrical, radiant, sound, elastic, and gravitational energy. Our 100+page Energy Packet covers a range of topics from energy and force, kinetic and potential energy, the types and sources of energy, power grids, to fossil...

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FREE Fraction Worksheets

Christmas (or Plain!) Fraction Worksheets Free Printable Over the years, I have shared a lot of free holiday-themed math printables. Below I’ll link to some of those free addition/subtraction, multiplication/division holiday worksheets. Today, though, I’d like to provide you with some new fraction worksheets. This FREE Fraction Worksheet Packet includes Addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, Addition and subtraction where students have to find common denominators, Multiplication and...

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Short Story Lit. Unit (Free Printable)

Often, we have a novel that we read aloud. Over the next few weeks, we are going to be doing a Short Story Unit instead. We’ll be reading 2-3 stories a day (depending on their length and the time we have available). I’ve included pictures (and tables of contents) for the two resources we’re  using, but of course these pages are open-ended so you can use whatever you have on...

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Free 2021-2022 Calendar Printable

Are you looking for a free printable 2021-2022 Calendar that includes holidays, seasons, day light savings, etc.? Be sure to grab our  free printable 2021-2022 calendar! Today I wanted to share our (latest) free calendar printable for 2021-2022.  This free calendar printable covers 20 months (January 2021 through August 2022). I like having a calendar that includes the holidays, the change in seasons, and things like day light saving which...