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Summertime is all about staying cool while the big Montana sun shines outside, burning everything up along with it. Since our recent move to Montana, I've come to realize that we are going to have to balance our outdoor time with some indoor time. It's just too hot here.
Not to mention, I like to use summertime as a "laidback" version of regular school. This summer, we are doing a unit study on baking. Every week, we bake something new. Actually, pretty much every day the kids are learning to bake or cook something, but the unit study itself is focused on baking.
Baking is a smart and creative unit study for any grade level. My baking unit study teaches the following:
Below, I have added the math worksheets needed for your baking unit study. You can incorporate this packet into the unit study on baking I wrote about! Comes with teacher's key.
Color theory is an ideal topic to use for preschool, kindergarten, first grade and beyond, with each year getting a bit more scientific. For us, talking about color builds into a week-long unit study that art, math, science, history, and writing.
Today, I will teach you the basic information you need to teach color theory, build a color wheel and ideas for developing a unit study. Resources that we use will be given to, either as affiliate links or just good ole fashioned resource links across the homeschool/education web.
Just remember to have fun! Remember, this is designed for 3-6 year olds...not a third grader. Keep it simple. Keep it fun. Get a little messy.
Reading is the cornerstone of my homeschool curriculum. Every week we go to the library or visit the bookstore to pick up 8-12 books. Our lesson does not determine the books; rather, the books determine the lessons.
For example, if we pick up a book of Theodore Roosevelt, then our history unit for the week revolves around that time. Or if we have been knee deep in talking about geometry (which we have!), then a book on geometry can be fun and it allows me to make the daily math work fun.
In an effort to help you and your child get the most out of homeschooling, I am going to try and deliver my list of books every Friday for the following week. I have provided Amazon links below. I will disclose that I get a kickback if you buy the book from them, but I only provide links to books that we are actually reading. The money helps keep the site alive.
Like I said, I create my weekly lessons around the books we pick out. This week, we are reading books that have to do with "being a person," rain, Paul Erdos, Alice Roosevelt, measuring weight, and wolves. Below the books is my lesson plan for the week. Feel free to adapt it, follow it and use it at your leisure.
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