Study Guides for Literature with a Christian Perspective {A Review}

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When someone asks me what curriculum we use in our homeschool, I hesitate because we're an eclectic mix of Charlotte Mason and classical. But if asked what we do all day, I would say READ. Aside from math and handwriting, the majority of our day is spent reading our subjects from a variety of sources. As a former doctoral candidate in English literature, I value good living books and look for any opportunity to insert them into our day. Recently, I was given the opportunity to review a study … [Read more...]

Fun Science Unit Studies {A Review}

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While history is our #1 favorite subject, science comes in at a close second, especially when experiments and activities are involved. We recently had the opportunity to review "Science Unit Studies for Homeschoolers & Teachers" from Susan Kilbride of Funtastic Unit Studies. Let's just say it was the perfect fit for our Summer of Learning this year! I received a physical copy of the book "Science Unit Studies for Homeschoolers & Teachers" in exchange for my honest … [Read more...]

Butterfly Unit Study for Elementary Students

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Spring time is here! Sunshine, warmth, and everything green. To welcome in spring, here is a unit study on butterflies as a way to introduce the concept of metamorphosis and dig a little deeper into an area of science that interests many children. Great Books on Butterflies  Choose several books to read. Then pick some butterfly activities to do together. Here are a few favorite butterfly books: From Caterpillar to Butterfly (Let's Read & Find Out Science, Stage 1) by Deborah … [Read more...]

A Rainbow Unit Study for Kids

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While the snow is still around here, I'm anticipating the arrival of spring very soon!! To welcome in the new season and because my girls love all things rainbow, we are doing a little unit study on rainbows in the coming weeks. This Rainbow Unit Study includes the following: Science experiments (including how to make your own rainbows) Bible verses Copywork Poetry Art Appreciation Books about rainbows Writing Grammar Memory Work Nature Study Physical … [Read more...]