We recently finished a unit study about WWI and I wanted to take a detour before jumping into the Great Depression and WWII. I also think understanding the 1920s can give us a better understanding and framework for what was going on in these two later time periods. However, I didn’t want to spend a lot of time on this unit, so I decided on a mini unit.
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Braver: A Wombat’s Tale | Literature Based Unit Study
Police and Firefighters and EMTs, oh my! This emergency workers unit study was one my kids begged for for a very long time, and we finally did it.Before I jump into the plans and resources, here’s a quick look at a random day in our homeschool during this unit study . . .
Australian Animal Expanded Notation | Free PDF Resource
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PDF HERE I created these lessons and games on standard form, expanded form, expanded notation, and expanded notation with exponents to go along with our Braver literature based unit study. This activity pack would work well for any animal or Australia theme. You can find all the resources and lesson plans fromContinue reading “Australian Animal Expanded Notation | Free PDF Resource”
Braver: A Wombat’s Tale Language Arts Pack | Free PDF Resource
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PDF HERE I was excited to create this language arts resource for one of my kids to use as we read Braver. Using passages from the story we were able to explore literary concepts, learn the ways to spell long e, and take an in-depth look at commas. I wasn’t able toContinue reading “Braver: A Wombat’s Tale Language Arts Pack | Free PDF Resource”
Embrace Your Unique Homeschool
It’s easy to feel the push to homeschool like everyone else, but you aren’t everyone else.
Song for a Whale | Literature Based Unit Study
As I was previewing read-aloud for a unit study featuring Helen Keller, I fell in love with Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly. As I continued to dream and plan, the book ended up taking center stage as my unit study morphed in front of my eyes. We thoroughly enjoyed this unit as we explored sound and how it works, the wonder of whales, and even the great ship Titanic.
Whale and Ocean Books for All Ages | 30+ Books
When it comes to ocean study, it seems there are endless books for all ages. We recently did a literature based unit study featuring Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly. This book gave us so many opportunities to learn more about whales, sound, poetry, ships, and of course, all things ocean. I had funContinue reading “Whale and Ocean Books for All Ages | 30+ Books”
Divin’ Deep Math Game (Positive and Negative Numbers) | Free PDF Resource
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PDF HERE I created this fun game to go along with our Song for a Whale literature based unit study, but it would work well for any ocean theme. We had fun exploring positive and negative numbers as we dove deep into the ocean. I also included a bonus – a funContinue reading “Divin’ Deep Math Game (Positive and Negative Numbers) | Free PDF Resource”
A Look Inside Winter Promise Theme Based Homeschool Curriculum | Video Tour
I recently purchased a theme-based unit from Winter Promise. I haven’t found many reviews or walk-throughs for this homeschool curriculum company, but when I got my PDFs, I knew I had to show you what it was all about. They include more resources than you could possibly use, and everything is so thorough and easyContinue reading “A Look Inside Winter Promise Theme Based Homeschool Curriculum | Video Tour”
Bookshelf Tour: Ancient History Books
f ancient history. I have books on my shelf from Old Testament times, Egypt, Rome and more.