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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.
Inventions and Electricity
Get charged up for a unit study all about inventors and inventions with a special emphasis on electricity. We featured Thomas Edison, but you can feature your favorite inventor.
Grammar Galaxy | Language Arts That’s Outta This World
When it comes to language arts, things can get overwhelming pretty quickly . . . handwriting, spelling, reading, composition, vocabulary, grammar, and the list goes on. Like with most things, when it comes to language arts, I like to pull a little from here and a little from there and do my own thing. However,Continue reading “Grammar Galaxy | Language Arts That’s Outta This World”
Math On the Level | Real World Hands On Math
Do you ever get the feeling that math programs are pretty much the same thing in different packaging? The order of concepts being taught, and the color and layout of the practice sheets might change. Some programs may throw in a video or hands-on component, but they’re really the same at the core. What doContinue reading “Math On the Level | Real World Hands On Math”
A Look Inside All the Brave Writer Programs: Writer’s Jungle, Writing Projects, Mechanics & Literature
“Brave Schooling” is a term that has come about from resources put out by Julie Bogart, creator of Brave Writer. Brave Writer is a language arts resource for your whole family. It focuses on relationships and building language skills, but offers a compete language arts curriculum. Let’s take a look at all of the Brave Writer programs as if we’re sitting side-by-side in the video below.