Free Printable Homeschool Planner Worksheet for High School

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One of the most common struggles parents face when homeschooling high schoolers is helping them learn how to manage their time and priorities effectively. It’s a skill that will help them now and later in life.Teaching your child how to organize and manage his or her time is one of the most valuable skills you can teach.  Not only will it help prepare them for college and work, but it will also give them a sense of security and control in knowing exactly what is expected each day.

It took a bit of trial and error but by the time my oldest daughter was in her “junior” year (I use the term loosely. I know you homeschool parents know what I mean, though), we finally found a system that worked for us. Based on what I created for my own children, I worked with a designer (because, no, I’m really not good at fancy graphic design) to make one for you and your high schooler.

Take advantage of this Free Printable Homeschool Planner Worksheet for High School by simply printing out what you need and use a simple three ring binder to keep it all organized.  Every Monday, have your high schooler fill out his or her schedule for the week in the schedule column. You can work together to complete the assignments and chores portion in advance as well, but we found it better to complete those at the beginning of each day, since there are times when assignments and chores need to be more flexible. You can even have your teenagers put all of their completed assignment behind that day’s page and you have a neat, tidy, way of keeping your homeschool records together!

Just click the image below to be taken to the download page for your Free Printable Homeschool Planner Worksheet for High School!

The daily planner page is absolutely free but if you’re looking for something more, be sure to take a look at the entire planner system. It’s packed with 23 printable planner pages for high school homeschoolers that include a weekly planner, project planner, study guide, monthly calendars and so much more!

PS – If you’re looking for a Free Printable Homeschool Planner Worksheet for Kids, you can find it here!

Free Printable Homeschool Planner Worksheet for High School

Free Printable Homeschool Planner Worksheet for High School

 

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Now Available: From The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Theme Unit

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When homeschooling multiple grade levels, theme units can be a real life saver. Even if you’re not homeschooling more than one child at a time, theme units are a really fun to use! Rather than students learning subjects individually, they learn about math, science, art, history and, of course, language arts, based on a particular topic or theme.

Theme units formed the basis of much of our homeschool curriculum, even in high school! I purchased some of them, but for the most part, I made my own. My favorite type of unit study (or theme unit) is based on literature. It’s such a delight to watch children learn a variety of different subjects while enjoying a great book.

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler was certainly one of our favorite books and one of our favorite unit studies. There’s just so much to explore in this book!

For those of you not familiar with it, here’s the description from Amazon:

When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn’t just want to run from somewhere, she wants to run to somewhere — to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and, preferably, elegant. She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Knowing that her younger brother Jamie has money and thus can help her with a serious cash-flow problem, she invites him along.
Once settled into the museum, Claudia and Jamie find themselves caught up in the mystery of an angel statue that the museum purchased at auction for a bargain price of $225. The statue is possibly an early work of the Renaissance master, Michelangelo, and therefore worth millions. Is it? Or isn’t it? Claudia is determined to find out. Her quest leads her to Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the remarkable old woman who sold the statue, and to some equally remarkable discoveries about herself.

Can’t you just imagine the possibilities?!?!?

This is such a delightful book and packed full of extended learning opportunities. That’s one of the reasons I’m so excited to let you know that we here at Modern Homeschool Family have published our very first full-length literature unit study based on this book!

This unit study covers practical math, mapping skills, history, language and, of course, art! It’s hands-on and easily used with multiple ages!

Here’s a sneak peek at what’s inside:

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This 16-page unit study based on the classic story, From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is sure to liven up your curriculum!

Since this is our first published unit study, I’m offering it to you, our faithful readers and homeschool friends for just a fraction of what you’d normally pay. If you want to get this unit study, just click the link below! If you like it, please let me know and we’ll create more for you to enjoy!

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ZOOTOPIA – Coloring Sheets + New Clips Now Available!!!

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With ZOOTOPIA opening in theatres everywhere on March 4th, we’re sharing these fun coloring pages and activity sheets.

From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she is determined to prove herself. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde, a wily fox who makes her job even harder.

Download these activity sheets!

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Download Zootopia Hexaflexagon

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Download Zootopia Paw Print Match-Up

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Download Zootopia Coloring Pages

 

Let’s watch these exciting clips!

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Fur of a Skunk

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Learning About Valentine’s Day

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Are you looking for some awesome crafts and activities for your children for Valentine’s Day? Check out these Educational Resources and Activities for Valentine’s Day. They are great for Homeschooling Parents, as well as classrooms at school. They are also great ideas for your children to continue their learning at home.

Valentine’s Day Songs

Valentine’s Day is a great day to celebrate with kids. Here are lots of sweet Valentine’s Day songs and rhymes in this series of free songs and rhymes.

Conversation Heart Printable

There are so many learning activities you can do with those little candy hearts that you see everywhere this time of year. Here are some free printables specifically for use with these conversation hearts.

Heart Box Alphabet Matching

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon and aren’t you excited to receive heart-shaped boxes of chocolate from a friend or loved one? Get these free printable alphabet and shape matching activity for preschoolers and toddlers!

Heart Patterning

For a Valentine’s Day math activity, we suggest using candy conversation hearts to make patterns.

I Love Trucks Valentine’s Day Pack

Is Valentine’s Day also for little boys? Perhaps you have a little guy who would prefer trucks and helicopters filled with hearts, too? This one’s for you! 😉

Pre-K Letter V

Welcome to the Letter V, where we’ll be having fun with Valentines!

Sweetheart ABC Matching Game

These Sweetheart ABC Letter Matching Game will help your Kindergarten aged children work on letter recognition and matching upper case and lower case letters. These pre-reading skills are necessary to help your child become a really prolific reader!

Valentine’s Day Math Printable

Here are some of the Valentine’s math sheets and games that are readily available for download for your kids for free.

Valentine’s Day Addition Pages

Valentins’e Day and math? Why not!

Valentine’s Day Word Pack

There are several different elements in this pack ranging from spelling practice; to hands on word recognition; as well as some vocabulary and grammar practice.

February Tracing Lines

This February Tracing Lines motor skills exercises are perfect to help develop your child’s motor skills and come with cute exercises that are a fun addition to your lessons through the month’s images.

February Writing Paper

These writing papers should be fun for children of all ages, but the February themed images are a great way to tie the monthly theme to your lessons.

Toddler-Pre-K Valentine’s Day Learning Pack

This printable pack is designed for toddlers and preschoolers to practice early learning skills such as alphabet and number recognition, counting, letter sounds, letter cases, size, shapes, patterns, visual discrimination, prewriting, scissor skills, puzzles and more!

Valentine’s Q Tip Painting

Painting with q-tips is a different and fun way of painting, and it’s great for fine motor skills!

Valentine Fine Motor Glue Activity

Here are some fine motor activities with a fun Valentine’s Day twist!

Valentine Syllable Activity

This fun syllable game is always big hit with preschoolers and kindergarteners alike around Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Sight Word Printable

Here’s a simple freebie that you can use to help your student practice sight words — a Valentine’s Day sight word activity.

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Mardi Gras Crafts, Activities and More For Kids

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Mardi Gras is right around the corner. It is my favorite Holiday by far. Check out these awesome Mardi Gras Crafts and More! Enjoy your Holiday by making desserts, crafts, printables, and more. Your children can really work their fine motor skills with all of these awesome ideas.

Printable Mardi Gras Mask craft

Get ready to party with your own DIY Printable Mardi Gras Mask Craft. The kids can color and customize their own mask for Mardi Gras with this free printable activity.

Mardi Gras Candy Necklaces

Let your kids create their own bead necklace from purple, yellow and green Twizzlers. They are definitely not just fun and beautiful, but tasty too!

King Cake Pancakes

These pancakes taste just like traditional King Cake, but in a totally different form! They’re sweet, tart, easy to make – the perfect way to celebrate Carnival.

Mardi Gras Preschool Printable and Sensory Bin

Everything in this Mardi Gras sensory bin may be found at Walmart, Party City or the Dollar Tree. And of course, everything is in purple, green and gold.

Mardi Gras Coloring Pages

What is Mardi Gras all about? Masks, beads and noisy carnival fun – and we’ve got just the colouring pages you will need! Find Mardi Gras coloring pages for all ages here!

Mardi Gras Word Search

Have a go at this fun word search for Pancake Day, and see if you and your kids can find all the words. They can be horizontal, vertical or diagonal, but definitely not backwards.

Mini Beignets

Beignets are like a square doughnut that is covered in powdered sugar.  Did you ever see Disney’s Princess and the Frog?  That’s the dessert they eat in the beginning of the movie!

Hand Print Mardi Gras Mask Craft

Handprint crafts are simply cute. You can easily create this Handprint Mardi Gras Mask for your kids to play with.

Craft Sand Sensory

Colored craft sand is easy to find in craft stores and small bags are inexpensive and simple to store and reuse! And purple, yellow and green would be a pretty combination for Spring! So get ready for this craft sand sensory bin!

10 Ways to use Left Over beads

Do you have an interesting way to use or display leftover Mardi Gras beads? We have 10 ways to do it here!

Mardi Gras Cake Recipe

Do you know why they hide a baby in the king cake during Mardi Gras celebrations? Find out here!

Mardi Gras Printable

In honor of the festivities coming up this February, get these great Mardi Gras party decorations and printables.

8 Mardi Gras Printables

This Mardi Gras printable pack comes with everything you need to celebrate this fun holiday! It’s perfect for preschool classrooms, homeschooling, or as additional activities!

Painting Mardi Gras Beads

Painting activities are always a hit with kids. Do some painting with Mardi Gras beads!

Mardi Gras Activities for Kids

If you’re ready to celebrate Mardi Gras but are looking for some activities that are fun for kids too, here’s a few using cereal.

Mardi Gras Cup Shakers

Want to produce a satisfyingly loud noise for your Mardi Gras parade? Make these Mardi Gras cup shakers!

Paper Jester Hat

This three-dimensional jester hat can be made with some colorful construction paper. Simply download the free printable template and you’re all ready to get started.

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10 Fun Learning Activities Using Sight Words

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10 fun learning activities using sight words

Sight words are those words that are kind of tricky for kids to learn. It’s almost impossible to sound out, so they’re just better off being memorized. Or they are words that your child will see so frequently that it’s best that they know them from the start. If you are trying to get your child excited about learning sight words, you may want to check out these 10 fun learning activities using sight words.

1) Time Your Child – Some kids won’t do well with this, but some will. Time your child to see how fast they can get through the sight words. Don’t pressure them, but make it fun!

2) Write a Story Using Sight Words – A favorite around here is writing a story using the current sight words we’re working on. Since sight words are pretty versatile, you and your child will be able to come up with a pretty awesome story.

3) Word Wall – This is also a fun way to get down to business with sight words but also have fun. A Word Wall is where you list all of the words on the wall that correlate in some way. You may put the sight words on the wall in alphabetical order or even in order from small words to large words.

4) Pen Pal – The kids will love this one! Using their sight words, have them write a letter to their pen pal. This will be a challenge, but it will be great for their minds.

5) Scrabble – This is where you cut up a bunch of letters and then play Scrabble with your child, only trying to create sight words.

6) Sight Word Bingo – You can create these cards or maybe find some online and print them off. But sight word Bingo is basically as it sounds. You create bingo cards using sight words.

7) Sight Word Block Building – One thing we love to do around here is build blocks. And you can glue, tape, or write the sight words on the blocks. Encourage your child to identify the sight words and maybe even write a sentence with them.

8) Matching Sight Words – You can print out a bunch of sight word flash cards, but for this you will need multiple copies. Set the flash cards face down and then have your kids take time matching the sight words. This is a lot of fun and helps them recognize their sight words.

9) Sight Word Scavenger Hunt – This is a fun game that takes some preparation. Set up a scavenger hunt with your child’s current sight words. Each time they get the sight word right, they get to move onto the next part of the scavenger hunt.

10) Sight Word Train – Each week, have your child focus on a set of new sight words by having them build a sight word train. You can print out the front part of the train, but have them use the sight word flash cards as the railcars of the train.

For your convenience, I have prepped these 72 sight word flash cards that are perfect for kindergartners to know. You can also use some of these in pre-k! Do you have any activities to add to this list?

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Free Printable Thanksgiving Puzzle Activity Puzzle for Homeschoolers

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Last week, we gave you a fun little printable Memory Match game from preschoolers; this week, we’ve got something for the older ones.

This Free Printable Thanksgiving Puzzle Activity for homeschoolers has a maze, word search, dot-to-dot and more!

Click the image below to download and print. Don’t forget to check out our Ultimate List of Thanksgiving Books to read too!

 

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Printable Thanksgiving Memory Match for Preschoolers

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After so many of you emailed to say how much you enjoyed our Preschool Thanksgiving Counting Worksheets last year, we thought we’d bring you another preschool printable this year!

This printable Thanksgiving Memory Match for preschoolers can not only help improve memory skills, you can use them to practice counting and grouping too.

Click the image below to download your printable Thanksgiving Memory Match for preschoolers.

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And … if you didn’t grab our counting worksheets, yet, just click the image below to get those too!

Preschool Thanksgiving Counting Worksheet

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Free ABC Summer Snacks Cookbook

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Here’s a great way to keep your preschooler learning (and snacking) all summer long! These ABC Snacks Summer Snacks Cookbooks from All About Reading combine yummy, easy-to-create snack recipes with fun activities and helpful teaching tips—all designed to support important pre-reading skills.

The ABC Snacks Series features more than 40 snack recipes along with fun activities and helpful teaching tips—all designed to support important pre-reading skills.

To get yours, just sign up for the All About Learning Press weekly email newsletter and get instant access to:

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ABC Snacks Cookbook 
Enjoy our original ABC Snacks Cookbook, which includes snack recipes, tips for teaching pre-reading skills, and a list of 26 picture books to accompany the snacks. You’ll find a unique and healthy snack for each letter of the alphabet!

ABC Snacks Summer Snacks Cookbook 
The ABC Snacks Summer Snacks Cookbook features a total of 10 fun summery snacks that your child will love! Also included are our handy tips for teaching pre-reading skills and a suggested picture book to supplement each snack.

12 Months of ABC Snacks 
The 12 Months of ABC Snacks Cookbook adds twelve new snacks to the original ABC Snacks lineup! This cookbook features a new seasonal snack for each month of the year. There are snacks for St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, Easter, and much more! It’s a whole year’s worth of snacks…all in one place.
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Fun and Easy Homeschool Science Experiments

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Teaching science – it’s one of those things that homeschool parents either love or hate.  Whichever side of the camp you’re on, these fun and easy homeschool science experiments from Educents can add some creativity to your lessons!

Check out these science experiments, science freebies, and science books that will make science fun for everyone.

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Magic School Bus Polymer Group Pack

Seat belts everyone! Get ready to grow amazing polymers! Young Scientists grow super balls, snow, rainbow beads, crystal gels, and polymer flowers while learning about the importance and science of super-absorbent polymers.

This kit provides enough materials for 30 students and is great for the co-ops, science enrichment, boys and girls scouts, camps, and a Magic School Bus birthday Party!

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FREE – Osmosis: The Colorful Celery Experiment

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Are you teaching your kids about osmosis?
Perhaps it is a part of your science curriculum, or maybe you want to just do a little experimenting… The Colorful Celery Experiment is the perfect introduction to Osmosis. Your students will learn how water moves with this fun experiment.

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Science Story eBooks – 50% OFF

BRIANIACSFollow Merrin and Pearl to combine science with adventure in Brainiacs.

Also learn about the nervous, digestive, immune, skeletal and circulatory system with a five part series from Human Body Detectives eBooks.

Human Body Detectives eBook Collection – 50% off on Educents

Magic School Bus Inspired Planet Study – 30% OFF

Plan games, worksheets, and coloring pages to expand your young astronomer’s understanding of space!

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Discounted Interactive Planet and Lunar Study on Educents

 

More Science Resources

Looking for more inspiration for science experiments? Check out these resources:

  • The Young Scientists Club – Engage boys and girls around the world in an educational science adventure that lasts a lifetime.
  • Science printables for older kids – Teach With Fergy offers printable task cards, complete science units, PowerPoint lessons, and more!
  • STEM Mystery Books – Teach science and math with these books full of dozens of one-minute mysteries that kids love to solve!

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