The caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all the publicity. ~Attributed to George Carlin
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly. ~Richard Buckminster Fuller
- Timeline Pages as we continue to jot down important dates and draw pictures go with them.
- Keel Boat supplies for building a miniature keel boat (if I can find a store that will sell me some balsa wood..)
- Lewis & Clark Journals -- they'll do nature in these during our study and they should tuck into the back of their notebooks
- Seeds -- both of the boys have picked seeds to plant this spring and to ensure we get to them I'll pop them in their boxes.
- Graph paper for surveying the front yard the way Lewis & Clark would have done
- Dice Math
- Domino Math
What about you, what do you have planned for your Fun Filled Weekly Workboxes? Blog about it and then come back and link up! Don't have a blog and want to play along? Just leave a comment telling us what fun things you have planned for your workboxes.
1. Where is your cell phone? no idea
2.Your hair? soft
3. Your mother? supportive
4. Your father? funny
5. Your favorite food? mexican
6. Your dream last night? None
7. Your favorite drink? water
8. Your dream/goal? write
9. What room are you in? bedroom
10. Your hobby? many
11. Your fear? Spiders
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? happy
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something you aren't? perfect
15. Muffins? Sunrise
16. Wish list item? Fit Chair
17. Where did you grow up? Ny/Tn
18. Last thing you did? brush my teeth
19. What are you wearing? pjs
20. Your TV? old
21. Your pets? noisy
22. Your friends? sincere
23. Your life? great
24. Your mood? content
25. Missing someone? Yes
26. Vehicle? Holden
27. Something you're not wearing? shoes
28. Your favorite store? Hobby Lobby
29. Your favorite color? lilac
30. When was the last time you laughed? earlier
31. Last time you cried? unknown
32. Your best friend? hmmm
33. One place that I go over and over? bridge
34. One person who emails me regularly? Mr. D.
35. Favorite place to eat? home
School plans are something that I seem to find myself constantly working on. The Unit study planning pages in my planner are always being jotted on, added too, erased, and refined. It’s probably an obsession at this point, but most of those plans are put into action somewhere down the line. Of course having a few ideas for unit studies going at once not only keeps me on my toes but allows me to know what we’ll be learning next. It can be a blessing and a curse at times.
The idea was to do a gold rush unit meshing the Australian gold rush with the American gold rush. However, we also decided a pioneer unit would be awfully fun too and then we debated the normality of doing one before the other to keep things chronologically correct.
In short we decided to work on the Pioneer study first, and I’m really excited about it. The idea is to kick off the Pioneer studies by rowing the book Three Names. We'll also make a lapbook or notebook for this as well as some of the resources below.
Originally I was also going to build some unit studies based on the Little House books. I remember some fond memories of reading those books when I was younger, and while the books are mainly about little girls I think the stories and adventures are ones the boys will truly enjoy. We’ll also be doing the free lapbook over at homeschoolshare to go along with out Little House readings. We’ll also be using one of the Little House cookbooks too.
While we don’t own any of the Little House craft books, we do own Pioneer Days. Which is loaded with little stories, crafts, recipes, and games. All of which are based on the Pioneer time frame. The boys and I were peeking through it while we were camping this past week and I pointed out all the super fun things that we’d get to try out including making their own soda pop. Quite an interesting little recipe that one is! We’ll also use History Scribe’s Pioneer pages over the course of several unit studies, including this one!
We’ll also delve into Indians a bit with the Evan-Moor’s Native American History Pockets. We really enjoy the various pocket “kits” that Evan-Moor offers and have finished several and have others that we add to as we study various elements that would apply to them. We also have History Scribe’s North American Indians notebooking papers which we may use some of as well.
To wrap up our study we’ll be enjoying The Little House On The Prairie dvd put out by Disney. Don’t mock it too much if you haven’t seen it, it’s quite true to the book compared to the tv show which was quite interesting. We actually rented it a few years ago and the buys were glued to it despite it’s length. Wolves, Indians, adventure around every corner, and covered wagons. What’s not to like?