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Periodic Table Crosswords

We use crossword puzzles a LOT in our house because they combine the rather boring question/answer format of worksheets with a puzzle. As more words are solved, more clues are added. They can be tough to find on scientific subjects...

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Basic Geography Map Printables

  My daughter loves memorizing the locations of exotic countries around the world, and we go through a lot of map printables. It took me a long time to get a suitable collection, with the right level of detail, borders...

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Board Games in the Age of Apps

Yes, even in our technological age there is a place in the home for “old-fashioned” board games. Well, at least I think so. I’ll admit that they aren’t always educational though you can usually find a few good redeeming points...

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Planetary Notebooking Pages

Not much preamble needed for this. A set of free notebooking printables on the planets, a great place to start any study of the solar system. There are 9 pages (including Pluto), and there is a photo on each page...

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Writing in a Winter Wonderland

We do regular cursive practice here even though it’s not taught any more in our local schools. It can be tough to find decent resources for teaching or practicing cursive as more and more people consider it to be “useless”....

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Teaching What They Need

One of the things I wanted to do when we started homeschooling was to trim out all the useless fluff that always fills a traditional schooling day. I sat down to create a list of what you really need to...

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Holiday Homeschooling Poll

Trying out a new feature, and figured that that holiday homeschooling was a good place to start. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Yule, Hannukah, Kwanzaa or some other winter holiday, there is likely going to be some time off later in...

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Weekly To-Do List Printables

I’m never that good at maintaining detailed daily schedules, and usually rely on more free-form to-do lists instead. This PDF has 5 pages, and you can just print out multiples of whatever design you like. Four of them have cute...

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Love Your Library

Don’t let anyone tell you differently: libraries are amazing resources for the homeschooler! Just because the current trend of ebooks and Internet research is growing doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot to be found at your local library, particularly if...

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Secular Curriculum List

Though we seem to see references to loads of Christian curriculum, there are actually a very good selection of secular curriculum packages out there once you find them. You just don’t always hear about them. I have a list of...