Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays – I love the fall colors, the cooler temperatures, and of course, all that delicious food! We’ve all heard the story – the Pilgrims sailed to America on the Mayflower and landed on Plymouth Rock. After a rough start, they were saved by the Indians who then celebrated … Continue reading "Unit Study: The History of Thanksgiving"
Today we celebrate a great man – Martin Luther King Jr. It has been over 50 years since his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, but his inspiring words live on today. It’s easy to think that the world has always been as it is now, but only a short time ago, there were still … Continue reading "Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day"
I don’t know about you, but at some point all four of my children have gone through a dinosaur phase. For one, it was a passion that lasted for many years. Over the course of these obsessions, we have collected an obscene number of books about dinosaurs and prehistory. There are so many fantastic books … Continue reading "Unit Study: Prehistory"
In the next few months, our nation will be electing a new president. Our children are not too young to learn about the in’s and out’s of our election system. This is a very exciting time and they should be a part of it! Who will be our next president? How did these two candidates … Continue reading "Unit Study: Election 2020"
This is it! The final book in the series! I’m so excited to share this final Harry Potter unit with all of you! It has all been leading to this…Harry Potter vs. Voldemort. “Neither can live while the other survives...” Harry, Ron, and Hermione are off on an epic quest to find and destroy Voldemort’s … Continue reading "Unit Study: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"
I am so thrilled to announce that our sixth installment of the Harry Potter unit studies is finished and ready to purchase! Half-Blood Prince happens to be one of my favorites in the series, mainly because I love getting backstory and this novel is chock-full of it! Harry is back at Hogwarts for his sixth … Continue reading "Unit Study: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"
It’s time to head back to Hogwarts for Harry’s fifth year in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. This year Harry has a lot on his plate. The Ministry of Magic is actively working against him, the new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor is taking over the school, and school work as … Continue reading "Unit Study: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"
It is time to head back to Hogwarts for Harry’s fourth year with Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire (Book 4)! I’m excited to share this newest unit in our Harry Potter unit study series. This time around, Harry and his friends see the Quidditch World Cup, meet wizards from around Europe at the … Continue reading "Unit Study: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"
It’s time to head back to Hogwarts! I’m excited to announce that the third unit in our Harry Potter unit series, based upon Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! I had so much fun writing this unit – it’s always a pleasure to return to Hogwarts and the world of Harry Potter. Buckle up, … Continue reading "Unit Study: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"
We are deep into summer mode right now. The days are hot and lazy, perfect for curling up with a good book or spending afternoons in the backyard catching frogs and worms. It is also birthday season around here – my three eldest children all have birthdays within a week of each other. We have … Continue reading "Summer Learning"