Friday, June 24, 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011
The introductory pages contain information to help you, and the actual unit study pages are mainly pages of links. These are the resources I am using. If you prefer to use your library instead of your internet, go right ahead! I have been starting with the links for video clips, and just clicking through them. The kids watch a few of the videos to get their interest really going, and then I start using the informational links, such as National Geographic. I simply read these to the kids, but if you have readers they could do this themselves. Then we visit the printable links to see if there is anything we want to do, and we head to the table. We do all of the lapbook and notebook pages, along with any website printables, to finish up.
Note: I never finished this. This is everything I have done. The second and third weeks don't have any links or study guides. However, information about these topics should be easy to find online.
Printables- Learning about Fiction
Printables- Ecosystems and Coral Reefs
Printables- Australia, Ocean zones, and the five oceans
Printables- Animal Study: Clownfish and Anemones
Printables- Social Studies: Scientists
Printables- Animal Study: Sharks
Printables- Animal Study: Starfish and Jellyfish
Study and Links
Printables- Aquariums and Animal Study: Whales
Study and Links
Printables- Animal Study: Crabs and Social Studies: Fishing
Printables- Animal Study: Pelicans and Last Day
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Saturday, June 4, 2011
We have been having a great time this week, using my new “Nemo’s World” unit study. This is a four-week internet based study that I wrote for little ocean- obsessed CJ. It covers a lot of topics, but not surprisingly it is science-heavy. We are using it as a fun study for summertime, but there should be enough here to keep most kids ‘scienced’ for a month. (CJ uses ‘science’ as a verb, so I thought I might as well, too.) I have planned it with four lessons a week since we are not schooling on Fridays right now, but I have ideas for a fifth day if you need that. I will be offering this free on my blog, one week at a time, and the first week will go up tomorrow!
For now, I wanted to offer you a sneak preview of the fun we’ve been having!
Friday, June 3, 2011
Wow! can I just say that for the last Download N Go review of the school year, Sunny Seashells is amazing? We were absolutely enthralled with the beautiful seashells and the lovely animals that make them. There was so much of this that I didn’t even know, it was simply fascinating!
Day 1: Seashells--What Are They?
Day 2: Seashells and History
Day 3: Types of Seashells
Day 4: The Science of Seashells
Day 5: Seashell Party!
One of the neat features of these studies is the poetry pages. After each day’s readings, there is a gorgeous page with poetry or Bible verses on a photograph. These are just beautiful, and I think they are perfect to go along with the study as copywork. There are normally copywork pages included with the study with themed borders or photographs, so you can pick one of two of those, and use them with the lovely verse pages. An older child might want to do one verse a day, while a younger child might need to work on the same page all week.
Be sure to visit Amanda Bennett’s Unit Studies to take a look at the free sample pages for Sunny Seashells, and visit the Download N Go blog for more reviews.
I received this product free of charge for review purposes. I promise to be honest and fair in my reviews, and I received no other compensation in exchange for my review. You can visit the Download-N-Go blog to read more reviews on this product.