AUG
03
2014

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Unit Study

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Hi everyone! I have a new Literature Unit Study and Lapbook for you today. Join us for The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Hope you enjoy!   Story Summary: Like to ask questions? Always curious about things? Then you’ll love reading all about the inquisitive Sherlock Holmes! Why does a burglar keep smashing statues? Where is the blue carbuncle? And who is the mysterious Irene Adler? Join Sherlock Holmes and his trusted friend Dr. Watson as they unravel the truth behind these stories and more! This accompanying unit study is meant to be used with the The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Classic Starts version as retold from the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle original. The Classic Start versions are find them a little easier for younger readers, but you could certainly use this unit study with the original version if you have an older student. The lapbook chapters will correlate with the Classic Starts edition, but the concepts are the same, so you should be able to complete the … [Read more...]

JUL
27
2014

The Three Musketeers Unit Study

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Hi everyone! I have a great classic literature unit study for you today. It’s The Three Musketeers! This is an exciting tale that you won’t want to miss!   Story Summary: The Three Musketeers is full of action, intrigue, and suspense! Follow the story of D’Artagnan, a young nobleman, seeking adventures. He comes upon some new friends and they join up to defend their queen and king against the schemes of their rival, the Cardinal. Follow the Musketeers as they find adventure, sword fights, and life long friends! This accompanying unit study is meant to be used with the The Three Musketeers Classic Starts version as retold from the Alexandre Dumas original. The Classic Start versions are find them a little easier for younger readers, but you could certainly use this unit study with the original version if you have an older student. The lapbook chapters will correlate with the Classic Starts edition, but the concepts are the same, so you should be able to complete the … [Read more...]

JUL
20
2014

Heidi Unit Study

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Hi everyone! Looking for some fun summer reading to keep your kiddos from being bored? Heidi is a wonderful story for all to enjoy!   Story Summary: Meet Heidi, the spunky young lady who lives with her grandfather in the open air and sunshine of the Swiss Alps. But it’s not all fun and games as her Aunt decides she needs to move to another home to better her education. But the optimistic Heidi manages to enjoy her time there and make some life long friends before returning to her first love, the home in the mountains. This accompanying unit study is meant to be used with the Heidi Classic Starts version as retold from the Jules Verne original. The Classic Start versions are find them a little easier for younger readers, but you could certainly use this unit study with the original version if you have an older student. The lapbook chapters will correlate with the Classic Starts edition, but the concepts are the same, so you should be able to complete the units using … [Read more...]

JUN
23
2014

Kingdom Series by Chuck Black

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I had the pleasure of meeting an amazing author this weekend at the Rocky Mountain Super Conference! His name is Chuck Black and he has a series of books for younger readers (and honestly I loved them as well) that will blow your socks off!   The Kingdom Series: “Don your armor….Fasten your sword…Mount your Steed! And get ready to embark on an epic journey of biblical significance into a kingdom of warriors, battles, swords, villains, and knightly heroes!” The Kingdom Series books are a medieval adventure allegory of the entire bible that takes readers on an exciting journey over the course of 6 adventure packed books! Each book also includes discussion questions and answers that you can use to help your readers make the biblical connections and character traits through out the stories. After talking with Chuck for awhile and looking at his amazing books, I asked if I could do a review for his Kingdom Series, which I thought our kiddos would love! He agreed, … [Read more...]

MAY
04
2014

The Secret Garden Lapbook and Unit Study

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Hello! Today I’m releasing The Secret Garden Literature Unit and Lapbook! This is a great book for young readers as not only is it an all time classic, but it includes a lot of adventure and excitement! Hope you enjoy!   Story Summary: The Secret Garden follows the life of a  young orphan named Mary who comes to live with her uncle in his big house on the Yorkshire Moors. She’s lonely and a bit spoiled, but finds a friend in a robin who shows her the key to a secret garden long forgotten. With the help of some new friends, Mary transforms the garden into a place of beauty and finds her own happiness along the way. This accompanying unit study is meant to be used with the Classic Starts version of The Secret Garden as retold from the Frances Hodgson Burnett original. The Classic Start versions are find them a little easier for younger readers, but you could certainly use this unit study with the original version if you have an older student. The lapbook chapters … [Read more...]

APR
13
2014

The Time Machine Literature Unit

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Hi everyone! Today I have another fun literature classic for you, The Time Machine Unit Study! Hope you enjoy! Story Summary: The Time Machine tells the story of an anxious scientist who discovers how to travel through time. He starts in London in 1895 and travels all the way to the year 802701! Here he encounters quite a variety of interesting new people, places, and things that both excite and startle him. Is the new paradise of the future as good as it seems? Will he ever be able to return home? Read this exciting tale to find out the answers to these questions and more! This accompanying unit study is meant to be used with the The Time Machine Classic Starts version as retold from the H.G. Wells original. The Classic Start versions are find them a little easier for younger readers, but you could certainly use this unit study with the original version if you have an older student. The lapbook assignments will correlate with the Classic Starts edition, but the concepts … [Read more...]

APR
06
2014

Journey to the Center of the Earth Unit Study

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Hi everyone! I have another fun Literature Unit Study and Lapbook for you today. This one is on the classic Journey to the Center of the Earth. Hope you enjoy!   Story Summary: The Journey to the Center of the Earth is a fictional story about a young man and his uncle who are launched on an action-packed adventure deep into the center of the Earth. What will they they discover in the unknown depths and will they make it back? You’ll have to read the book to find out! This accompanying unit study is meant to be used with the Journey to the Center of the Earth Classic Starts version as retold from the Jules Verne original. The Classic Start versions are find them a little easier for younger readers, but you could certainly use this unit study with the original version if you have an older student. The lapbook chapters will correlate with the Classic Starts edition, but the concepts are the same, so you should be able to complete the units using any version you … [Read more...]

NOV
04
2012

Does God Celebrate Christmas?

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I had the privilege of reviewing a new series of books called the Discovering God Series by Phillip W. Rodgers. Phillip has written wonderfully illustrated series of books that are filled with cute poetry that teaches God’s Word to young children!   I received Where Does God Live? and Does God Celebrate Christmas? for review. Both were very cute stories and my kids enjoyed them. The illustrations are super cute, and I love the clever rhyming verses that tell the stories. The series also includes How Tall is God?,  When does God Sleep?,  When was God Born?, all retail for $9.99. Does God Celebrate Christmas? is a story about glistening lights, decorations and even Santa Claws Bear found all over the shopping mall, but someone important was missing. Shopping for gifts during the busiest shopping time of the year leaves Bailey wondering why he doesn't see evidence of God at the mall. Bailey's question gives his father an opportunity to explain the true meaning of … [Read more...]

APR
13
2011

There’s No Place Like Space

I’m a contributor over at the Totally Tots Blog, and this month’s post was on space themed activities. For ours we read There’s No Place Like Space There’s No Place Like Space By Tish Rabe, Cat in the Hat Books There’s No Place Like Space is one of the Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library books. It is a cute rhyming story introducing children to the solar system! It takes them on a fun journey through all of the planets, stars and eventually lands on the moon! For our Bible Verse, we learned Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” We made a 7 Days of Creation display: We made this fun display on the 7 days of God ‘s creation! We used Creation Printables from Christian Preshcool Printables to show the days of creation. I also printed this twice, cut them up and made them into a file folder game for my preschooler. Next, we made a solar system set using Styrofoam balls, tempura paint and wooden skewers. -->Click here to read the full post over at … [Read more...]

AUG
24
2010

Mouse Paint Art Lesson

We read this sweet little color mixing book called “Mouse Paint” by Ellen Stoll Walsh. It was a great lead in to a color mixing stART project!What’s stART? Simply put: A Story + Art = A Great stART! For the art portion of this project we made a painted mouse color wheel. Click here to download the Mouse Paint ART SheetFirst we read the story, its super cute, and easy to read as well.Next we got our colors ready and since I have 3 kids doing this, each one mixed a color combo:Next we painted, starting with the primary colored mice, then the secondary colored mice in between. And voila, we have a mouse color wheel!If you haven’t gotten involved yet, Visit A Mommy’s Adventures for more info! Each Thursday Michelle puts up her stART project for everyone to link up to and share ideas. For more stART projects, be sure to click the button below! … [Read more...]