Friday, March 29, 2013

Down Under

My kids LOVE the library! They love to get new books. Our public library allows us to go online and select books and then they will set them aside for us and we can pick them up. I LOVE this feature, however I am learning my way around the Junior Nonfiction aisle;). Last year we used My Father's World curriculum and I LOVED it so much. It was just too much to use while being involved in our co-op. This year the thing I have missed the most is just doing the fun things at home. MFW had book basket lists every week which went with our learning. We loved those books. I've decided to start picking subjects and doing Unit studies. Since the kids are having to present material on a place in our co-op we decided to have our first Unit Studies be about Australia. I checked about a dozen books from the library and we dug in. We've had such a great time learning. Very little prep time on my part, really just picking out books and save them to my acct at the library. After we read our books we chose what we thought was the most important information we learned about and put together some folders. 

They LOVED the Aboriginal dot painting:)
To celebrate the conclusion of our unit we dined out at the Outback! ;) 
My mom gave us Silver Dollar City season passes for Christmas. We are heading there in a week for a couple of days so we decided to do a Unit Studies over roller coasters and the science of motion next. 

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