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Super Teacher Worksheets: A Recipe for Homeschool Success



Super Teacher Worksheets: A Recipe for Homeschool Success


Homeschooling is all about trying new things and finding what works best for your child, just like perfecting a recipe.  Super Teacher Worksheets has a growing presence in the education community for its vast collection of quality educational printables and activities.  If you’re looking to spice up your homeschool curriculum with new printable resources, then discover the wonderful ingredients Super Teacher Worksheets has to offer.

Among the more than 10,000 printable resources you can find on Super Teacher Worksheets, the multiplication worksheets stand out as one of the most popular collections on the site.  Does your homeschooler need to practice quick problem-solving?  Check out the multiplication timed quizzes.  Would you like to spend some time reviewing basic facts with your child?  Give the multiplication task cards a try.  There are also plenty of options for incorporating fun into multiplication lessons with educational games.  Take a look at the multiplication bingo games, mystery pictures, origami fortune tellers, memory matching game, and number bonds.  You’ll find much more than this, so be sure to sample all the great multiplication resources here!

As a homeschool educator, you know what’s important for your child’s homeschool education, and giving your homeschooler the tools to becoming a good writer is one of those things.  That’s where spelling lessons come in.  Add a generous helping of exceptional spelling lessons by using the Super Teacher Worksheets spelling lists and worksheets.  Recently, Super Teacher Worksheets recreated their entire spelling curriculum.  Now each grade from first through fifth contains thirty units of spelling curriculum, as well as a variety of supportive spelling activities for each unit.  Your child can complete alphabetical order worksheets, scrambled spelling words activities, complete the sentences activities, and fix the misspelled word exercises.  There is even more to try, so fill up with great spelling worksheets.

You can never give your homeschooler enough reading practice!  When it comes to reading comprehension,  Super Teacher Worksheets has an incredible variety.  Is your child interested in superheroes, pirates, or princesses?  Find fictional reading passages to meet your child’s unique interests.  Are you looking for a nonfiction article to complement your lesson on stink bugs?  Super Teacher Worksheets has you covered!  Animal articles, science passages, and other nonfiction reading comprehension worksheets are available in the reading collection.  Each of the reading comprehension worksheets includes comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and a writing prompt.  Reading comprehension worksheets are available from first grade through fifth grade.

What would you find useful on a printable resources website?  Many homeschooling families find the fraction worksheets  on Super Teacher Worksheets very helpful.  Whether your child excels in this area, struggles with fractions, or seems to be somewhere in between, you’ll find great activities to support fraction lessons.  The Super Teacher Worksheets fractions collection includes: fraction introduction worksheets, cut-and-paste fractions, fraction shapes, and manipulative fraction tools.   Explore and enjoy with your homeschooler!

Finally, what’s a homeschool curriculum without educational activities for the holidays?  One of the most popular holiday pages on Super Teacher Worksheets is the Christmas worksheets  page.  Imagine how much fun your homeschooler will have with the myriad of activities here: Christmas bingo; Christmas graph mystery pictures; crossword puzzles; word search puzzles; riddles; letter to Santa; cut-out crafts; paper bag puppets; Christmas countdowns; holiday-themed reading comprehension passages; Christmas-themed math worksheets; and a whole lot more.  Create meaningful memories with your child as you help them learn and celebrate the season at the same time!

You, the homeschool educator, are such an invaluable figure in your child’s life.  As parent, teacher, helper, and fellow explorer, you have the ability to shape your child’s education and worldview in a powerful way.  Super Teacher Worksheets is here for you!  Homeschooling doesn’t have to be boring, rigid, or irrelevant, and with the printable resources on Super Teacher Worksheets, you are sure to find the perfect recipe for your child’s success.


William Carey University Step-Ahead

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William Carey University, a private, faith-based university with campuses in south Mississippi, offers the Step-Ahead Program for high school students wanting to take college courses for academic credit. The program is offered at both Carey’s main campus in Hattiesburg and at the Tradition Campus in Biloxi. A variety of class options, including hybrid and online courses, are available. Students in the program typically enroll in classes at the freshman (100) and sophomore (200) levels that fall under the core curriculum.

To be eligible for the program, students must have a minimum ACT score of 20 or SAT score of 950 along with a recommendation from a high school counselor or homeschool coordinator. Additional scoring requirements are in place for college algebra, trigonometry, pre-calculus, and calculus with analytic geometry. Program fees include a one-time $40 application fee and a tuition rate of $75 per hour. For a typical three-hour course, the cost would be $265 with the application fee.

For more information on the program, contact the Carey admissions office at (800) 962-5991 or by email at

About William Carey University

Carey offers a friendly, Christian environment with strong campus life opportunities and numerous academic offerings. The nurturing environment is perfect for students of all backgrounds. Students choose Carey because of the Christian environment, the caring and available faculty and staff members, and because of its reputation for academic quality. The institution was recently named Mississippi’s “Hidden Gem” by College Raptor, Inc., a national college matching platform, and consistently ranks at the top of U.S. News & World Report rankings. In 2015, Carey was named a “Top Tier Regional University,” a “Best Value,” and a school with the “Least Debt of Graduates.”

Carey offers both undergraduate and graduate degree options through the schools of Arts and Letters, Business, Education, Music and Ministry Studies, and Natural and Behavioral Sciences. The College of Health Sciences offers degrees in nursing, health information management, health education and administration, and, beginning in fall 2016, a doctoral degree in physical therapy. The College of Osteopathic Medicine, established in 2010, offers the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree. The university is consistently adding new academic programs in response to needs within its local communities, the state, and the region.

Carey’s quality education is also affordable. Over 90 percent of Carey students receive some type of financial aid, with many students receiving institutional scholarship awards. Scholarships are given for various merits, including academics, athletics, talent, transfer student, church-related vocations and missionary dependent. Generous donors have also made numerous endowed scholarship gifts possible.

In addition to quality academics, the university also fields 16 academic teams, known as the Crusaders. The Crusaders compete in Division I of the Southern States Athletic Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Eight sports are offered, including basketball, softball, baseball, soccer, cross-country, track and field, indoor track and field, and golf. The Crusaders perform strongly on both the conference and national levels.

Most importantly, Carey is a university focused on the success of its students. Carey’s creed, adapted from the watchwords of university namesake William Carey, is “Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.” This creed, along with the mission of providing challenging, quality educational programs in a caring, Christian academic community, define the institution and its goals. Additionally, each academic year, Carey selects a theme based on a biblical concept to provide focus for the university community. The 2015-2016 theme is “Going the Extra Mile,” adapted from Matthew 5:41. This theme motivates the university and its students to “go the extra mile” in their pursuit of education.

Get Involved

The Carey admissions staff invite you to visit the university during any of the events below or by scheduling a campus tour and appointment with an admissions counselor. The Office of Admissions can be reached at (800) 962-5991 or by email at Find out more about Carey by visiting or by following Carey on social media ( or @WmCareyU on Twitter).

Upcoming events:

  • December 9, 2015 – Open House
  • December 9, 2015 – Homeschooler Brunch
  • February 24, 2016 – Open House

Brrrrrr Holiday Fun!



There are many FUN and educational listings about frost/cold weather/winter in our Holiday Fun event – you might want to check them out -

Meet Jack Frost, a Science Experiment

Learn/Teach about Antarctica!

Blubber Glove Science Experiment (very fun!)

Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups (yum!)

Make SNOW Ice Cream!

Snowflake Study Resources


Starting to Homeschool – You Can Win – a $149 Value!

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Starting to Homeschool

By Pat Farenga

You can WIN Starting to Homeschool – a series of videos, written materials, and online support from Pat Farenga – a $149 value!  Just go to’s Holiday Fun/Freebie page and look for the listing to enter. While you’re there, check out the other raffles and freebies!


Homeschooling can be a flexible, vibrant, and social way to learn at home and in your community without turning your home into a miniature school. However, some homeschoolers lose sight of this aspect of homeschooling and become uptight about being up to par with school’s schedules to the point that they sacrifice their relationships with their children upon the altar of education. Starting to Homeschool is a series of videos, written materials, and online support that helps you avoid this homeschooling trap.

As the president of I see how, despite the steady growth of homeschooling resources since 1981 when I started work with John Holt, new homeschoolers are still very anxious about homeschooling, if not more so than when my wife and I started homeschooling our three girls thirty years ago. In discussing this with my friends, I found this is not an uncommon perception and I wanted to address it. Two of my friends are active in homeschooling and technology and they created an online platform for me to deliver my webinars and other materials so families can see how uncomplicated and rewarding homeschooling can be, not just from an educational viewpoint, but also from a family-and-growth perspective. My goal is to help families enjoy their time with their children without becoming overly anxious about people who criticize how you educate your children or who think you are just crazy to want to be with your children so much every day.

Through stories, studies, and personal anecdotes, I show personalized and bold education options that build on children’s strengths that will give you confidence to stop being “the sage on the stage” and instead become “the guide on the side” while your children take responsibility for their learning. My 34-plus years of fieldwork, advocacy (I published Growing Without Schooling magazine from 1986 to 2001), and personal experience to help you and your children learn in their own ways. John Holt’s ideas and work imbue Pat’s efforts with a nonsectarian, practical approach to living and learning with children instead of sending them to conventional school. Holt’s books about education, teaching, and learning focused attention upon the miseducation caused by standard school practices in private and public schools. As he taught and learned himself, Holt went from advocating conventional, rigorous education to progressive education, and ultimately to homeschooling, which Holt termed “unschooling.” Holt preferred the word unschooling to homeschooling because he was referring to learning that did not look anything like learning in school and that did not have to happen at home. I expand upon this throughout the webinars, which cover the gamut of homeschooling concerns, such as:

  • How do I start homeschooling?
  • What are my state’s requirements for homeschooling and how do I meet and report them?
  • What will we do now that we’re learning at home?
  • How do Ischedule and support my children’s independence and socialization, in addition my own daily routines?

I also provide an overview of unschooling/homeschooling high school, some ideas for deciding if college is the right choice, and work and travel options instead of college. With the recordings you also receive all the resource listings and handouts for each presentation, including my new booklet How to Report Unschooling to School Officials, and access to our private community forum.

Regardless of whether you join Starting to Homeschool, I hope you will consider homeschooling a worthwhile endeavor in and of itself for you and your family, and not just as a means to get a better education.


Patrick Farenga worked closely with one of the founders of the modern homeschooling movement, the late author and teacher John Holt, as well as with many of the key figures in homeschooling, such as Dr. Raymond Moore and Ivan Illich. Farenga continues Holt’s work and published Growing Without Schooling magazine (GWS) from 1985 until it stopped in 2001. GWS was the nation’s first periodical about learning without going to school, started by Holt in 1977.

Farenga speaks as a homeschooling expert at education conferences around the world—such as in Colombia, Ireland, France, England, Canada, and Italy—as well as on commercial radio and television talk shows in the United States (The Today Show, Good Morning America) and abroad.

Farenga writesabout homeschooling, democratic education, and unschooling for a number of trade, online, and academic publications. Farenga also wrote the entries about homeschooling for the International Encyclopedia of Education, 3rd Edition (Elsevier, 2010) and the online edition of Encyclopedia Britannica (2015). Pat operates the John Holt/Growing Without Schooling website,, and is a founding member of

Farenga’s recent publications include:

Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book of Homeschooling (Perseus, 2003)

The Legacy of John Holt: A Man Who Genuinely Understood, Trusted, and Respected Children (HoltGWS, 2013)


Holiday Spice Sachets

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Holiday Spice Sachets

Written by Renae C.


Instead of throwing out old spices, re-purpose them!  There are many things that one can do with old herbs and spices but this time I have decided to make sachets.  This is a super easy project that anyone can do with materials that most of us already have around the house. With the holidays approaching, now is the perfect time to get creative and festive!

First, go through all of your old spices. Find the scents you like best, and try to determine which ones will go well together.  I had some cinnamon sticks, which I broke apart (careful – These things are sharp; I cut my finger doing it!). Sage and Rosemary are also great spices to use in your sachet.

Next, you will need some cloth.  This can be scraps from a sewing project, an old t-shirt cut up into squares, or even old socks.  You won’t want to use anything that is too thick as the smell needs to be able to penetrate the fabric, and you need to ensure that it will be large enough to hold the spices that you will add to it.  I used a sash from one of my daughter’s old dresses that I cut up into squares.


Now all you have to do is place your herbs or spices in the middle of the cloth, bring the sides up to enclose the spices and tie them together.  Any type of ribbon, string, or even a rubber band works really well for this.  I used some wrapping paper ribbon for mine.

Voilà!  You have a homemade, nice smelling sachet for free! You can place them in your dresser drawers or hang them in your closet to give your clothes a nice fresh scent.



Renae C. and  her family are on a homeschooling journey that is very much a part of their everyday lives. Renae is happy to report that they are enjoying (almost!) every minute of it!  Renae created and writes for More Than Mommy (

Happy Thanksgiving

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 Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! 

We hope you have a lovely, wonderful, meaningful day!

Thanksgiving Math

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Have you seen’s Holiday Fun page?  It’s full of fun/educational listings about Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, and more.

One of the listings – Fall/Thanksgiving Math Packs and Games!  Adding and subtracting pumpkins can be fun!

And as we all know, fun learning is forever learning!

Easy Thanksgiving Crafts

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Have you seen’s Holiday Fun page?  It’s full of fun and educational listings about Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, and more.

One of the listings is Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids.

The crafts are easy–you can do them before Thanksgiving–or while the turkey is cooking!

Happy almost Thanksgiving everyone!

Plimouth Plantation

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Have you seen’s Holiday Fun page?  It’s full of fun/educational listings about Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, and more.

One of the Thanksgiving listings is the Thanksgiving Interactive: You are the Historian, which is brought to you by the Plimouth Plantation. Kids will take on the role of history detectives to investigate what really happened at the famous 1621 celebration (hint: It was a lot more than just a feast)!  Along the way, they’ll read a letter written by an eyewitness to the event, learn about Wampanoag traditions of giving thanks, and visit Pilgrim Mary Allerton’s home.  As a final activity, kids will design and print their own Thanksgiving exhibit panel.

Check it out!  It’ll be fun–and fun learning is forever learning!

Corn Cob Cake

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Have you seen’s Holiday Fun page?  It’s full of fun/educational listings about Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, and more.

One of the listings is a CUTE (very cute!) Corn Cob Cake.  It’s perfect for the child (or adult) that doesn’t particularly like pie!

Happy almost Thanksgiving!

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