This post ended up being so much longer than I expected! I think I got lost in a research vortex. Feel free to skip through to the items you need to help with your Pilgrim studies, and just ignore the rest! 🙂 Our feature book to introduce our study was If You Sailed on the Mayflower… Continue reading If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620
Since the Kindle version of My Father’s Dragon is currently FREE on Amazon (and a Kindle is NOT required to read it), I thought it would be fun to find some activities to use with the book. Activities and Literature Units Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls has an easy-to-use literature unit featuring… Continue reading My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
We’re gearing up to study American history this year and I am so excited! We’ll be starting with famous explorers, including Christopher Columbus, and using a variety of picture and chapter books to introduce topics. For our Columbus study we are reading James T. De Kay’s Meet Christopher Columbus. It’s very succinct, but it offers… Continue reading Let’s Explore!
Our feature book for our Independence Day studies is The 4th of July Story by Alice Dalgliesh. This book is popular and should be easy to find at your library, and it’s a great, easy-to-understand introduction to Independence Day! We had fun discovering new facts about Independence Day, and we even found a way to integrate… Continue reading The 4th of July Story
Each year on the last Monday in May we honor the memory of the men and women who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Originally known as Decoration Day, a day set aside in 1868 to decorate the graves of Civil War soldiers, Memorial Day became an official federal holiday in 1971. Our feature book… Continue reading The Cost of Our Freedom
Seeds. What seemed like such a simple topic opened up so many teaching possibilities it was hard to know where to even begin! I realized after starting this that we could study seeds for a year and still have more to study. We tried our best to stick to a few topics, but my younger… Continue reading A Seed is Sleepy
Welcome! I’m so thankful you stopped by for a visit. We are a family of book lovers, and my vision for this blog is to provide educational ideas that cultivate learning through the beauty of living books. We use a variety of books to meet our own homeschooling needs and have found real books to… Continue reading Welcome!