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Abstract Art Creation Cards

In Classical Conversations week 4, we focus on creating abstract art. This is a fun time, but some direction is helpful, so I created these abstract drawing cards for use in class. I plan on giving the kids half sheets of paper, and either letting them draw cards randomly, or maybe putting numbers 1-6 on […]

Printable Regular and Irregular Plural Worksheets

Learning to properly make plural nouns from singular can be difficult because of the various rules depending on ending letters, and then English has plenty of irregular plurals, just to make it more confusing. There are three worksheets to print: the first has the rules for pluralization along with words to practice with, the second […]

Bringing Out The Genius In Your Child

One frequently asked question about homeschooling is “how can I possibly give my children everything they need for a good education?” When we begin homeschooling, or even when we have been homeschooling a while, we can fall into the trap of replicating the public school model in an attempt to ensure a complete education. This […]

Draw a Picture, Write a Sentence Worksheet

A printable drawing and writing worksheet can be used in so many ways. For a child just learning to write letters, you could choose a letter each day and they could draw things starting with that letter, and then practice writing the letter below. As they progress, spelling words can be fun to draw, as […]

How American Homeschoolers Measure Up

This is another interesting infographic taking data from various sources. I found the survey of adults who were homeschooled interesting, and glad to see the overwhelming majority were glad they were homeschooled and would homeschool their own children. It’s nice to see that several states offer a tax credit to families homeschooling their children. Source: […]

Printable Counting Coloring Sheet

Learning to count will be fun with these little birdies!  Have your child color the correct number of birds in each line. After coloring, ask your student to identify which line has the most colored and which line the least. Then you can cut out each line so that you have 5 strips, and ask […]

Printable Story Starter- Pirate Story

Story starters are a great way to get kids writing! Sometimes it is difficult to come up with a whole story, but a story starter can get the creative juices flowing. This pirate adventure story will be great for boys, but girls will certainly enjoy it too. Let your kids decide what happens as they […]

Printable Preschool Shape and Line Tracing Sheets

Tracing lines and shapes is an excellent activity to practice prior to writing actual letters. It’s an opportunity to practice drawing lines in different directions as well as proper grip and hand-eye coordination, developing the fine motor skills that will make learning to form letters much easier. Click the links below to open and print: Line […]

Stop Sign Printable To Cut Down On Interruptions

If you have a little one, particularly in the 2-4 year old range, and are trying to school older kids, keeping the little one from continually interrupting can be a challenge. I used to gate my younger son in his bedroom while doing schoolwork with big brother, but recently when my sister complained of the […]

Use Graph Paper to Make Multiplication and Long Division Easier

If your child struggles with lining up numbers and keeping them the same size, multiple digit  multiplication problems and long division can be a real struggle. Using graph paper to do problems on can be a life-saver. You can buy pads of graph paper, but it can be difficult to find graph paper with larger […]