Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Berenstain Bears Big Book of Science and Nature Unit Study

I haven't mentioned Lily, my kindergartner, much.  She is not really rolled into TOG.  I plan to do some basic handwriting, reading lessons and some unit studies mainly probably.  The first thing, which I'm digging into next week, is going to be a unit study using the Berenstain Bears Big Book of Science and Nature, a title I have used with each kid, from the time Zach used it with Sonlight in pre-K.  I no longer use the Sonlight plans, so I have just begun to set up a unit study outline using the book.  I put up my general outline on Google Docs if anyone wants to take a look.  Please comment if you do!  I would love feedback.

Since I'm starting next week, I do have my first week more fleshed out, and also uploaded that to Google Docs as well:  Berenstain Unit 1, Week 1.   I'm trying to mainly utilize what I already own, the library and what I already subscribe to (Evan-Moor Teacher's Filebox printables).  In addition to the Big Book of Science of Nature, I plan to incorporate The Year at Maple Hill Farm, another old favorite Sonlight selection, and DK Eye Wonder:  Weather.   Both of these selections are still used in Sonlight, it looks like, the first in P4/5 and the second in core 2.  Despite moving away from fully using Sonlight, I will always fondly recall their books, and continue to see their choices!


Lexi said...

I love the Sonlight book lists and borrow from them frequently!

dixiefiddler said...

Thank you! We just blew through the Becca kindergarten science it was so not enough. I love using the sunlight book list for homeschool resources and bought the Berenstein big book of nature and am looking forward to doing it with my girls. Your unit study will be awesome… I just requested access via Google!