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Free Booklet Style Homeschool Planner

Our newly updated FREE Booklet-Style Homeschool Planner is now available! At the beginning of each semester, I often change up our homeschool planner a bit. The past couple of years, I have been using a booklet style homeschool planner because it’s a bit easier to carry around (and keep track of). I print out the pages one-sided, fold them in half and use our Spiral coil binding machine to bind...

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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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Clocks – Telling Time Matching Activity and Practice Worksheets

It’s the Friday Freebie again! When my kids were younger, we used a clock matching activity regularly to make sure the kids got the hang of being able to read an analog clock.  Today I have shared a new printable with you! This will be free for the next week!  You can grab this pdf by clicking the link or picture below. Clocks – Telling Time Activities You might be...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Today I have a new Friday Freebie for you! I often like to start out the year by providing some regular freebies for my readers.  My hope is to share some free materials with you on Fridays. These pages include some basic clock/time practice, reviewing the days of the week, months of the year, fractions, and other things. Hope it is helpful! Enjoy!  ~Liesl Click on the link or the picture to download:     Here are some past math freebies you might want to check out: Math Freebie: addition/subtraction practice easy skip counting pages (for 2s, 5s, and 10s) Free Fall Skip Counting Pages: 2s 3s 5s and 10s Free Spring Skip Counting Pages - Since it's still August, I thought I'd share the link to these free skip counting mazes as well... As you can see, they are  more of a spring/summer theme. :) Math Freebie: Mixed Math Practice We play all kinds of games in our homeschool (related to things we are studying).  I love when the kids BEG to play just one more round!  Here’s a FREE math game board set I made last spring! This can be used with *any* math facts.  This is the addition/subtraction facts & number recognition. You'll also find the version with  a set of cards for multiplication/division here. You might be interested in our K-2 Math BUNDLE: It is one of the best Bundles we have available... with more than 20 pdfs at just $5.50. :)  I've just had fun making these worksheets and keep adding to the bundle!   You might also want to check out our Spelling Word Sorts and Games: See you again soon here or over at our Homeschool Den Facebook Page! Don’t forget to Subscribe to our Homeschool Den Newsletter. You might also want to check out some of our resources pages above (such as our Science, Language Arts, or History Units Resource Pages) which have links to dozens of posts.  You might want to join our free Homeschool Den Chat Facebook group.  Don’t forget to check out Our Store as well. Again, if you are interested in joining our Homeschool Den Newsletter, feel free to subscribe here. The Welcome Series includes 5 packed emails… with tips on homeschooling, keeping motivated, finding various resources and freebies tucked away on the blog and more! Plus, you’ll be the first to hear about new packets (generally offered at a discount when they are first released), seasonal resources and more! Happy Homeschooling! ~Liesl 0

Math Freebie – Early Elementary

I often like to start out the year by providing some regular freebies for my readers.  My hope is to share some freebies with you regularly on Fridays. Today I have a new math freebie for you. Plus, I have also included links to a half a dozen other freebies down below! These mixed math practice pages include some basic clock/time practice, reviewing the days of the week, months of...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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German Worksheets – Berufe – Occupations

This new 30-page German Worksheet Packet – Berufe – will help kids to learn the German vocabulary of over 50 occupations and professions! Berufe – Occupations and Professions Packet: These printable worksheets include matching (both German words to pictures and German to English) and fill-in-the-blank pages, sentence-writing pages, as well as bingo games and a board game for review! Some of the jobs this packet covers include: Polizist, Feuerwehrmann, Bauer,...

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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! You can print out either the notebook pages and questions sheet, the tracing pages or the fill-in-the-blank pages. (Whatever works best for your kid/s.)  Plus,...