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Tuesday, August 4, 2009



Well we start our homeschooling schedule this coming Monday August 4th. We will school for 7 weeks and then take 2 weeks off. For our first week back, I wanted to do something really fun and out of the ordinary. So I thought we would do an Ice Cream Unit. There is a great FREE Literature Based Unit and Lapbook at Homeschool Share. We will be learning about the history of ice cream. The process, pastuerization, dairy cows, and also making some of our own concoctions.

Then for the next 6 weeks we will be using Apologia's Zoology 1 -Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day as our spine. Now It really isn't a spine book, but we will use this as our base and do unit studies from FIAR and HSS around what we are studying.

I don't have the order all figured out yet, but here are some of the units we plan to do alongside our Aplogia study.

Here are some of the resources I will be using:

Apologia Zoology Yahoo group.-They have other members that are currently using this curriculum along with notebook pages and schedules.

I also plan to use the mini books for Apologia Zoology 1. They can be obtained on Notebooking to Learn yahoo group.

There is also a notebook cover page on The Notebooking Nook yahoo group.

Truman's Aunt Farm -FIAR also using parts of the free ant lapbook.

The Bee Tree-FIAR

When Mosquitos Buzz in Peoples Ears

Honey Bee Lapbook

Eric Carle Insect Study

A Pocketful of Cricket

Butterfly Unit and lapbook

Dragonfly Study and Lapbook

Praying Mantis Animal Unit Study and Lapbook

And I will also be using theInsect Connections page at HSS. They connect studies for you.

I belive these units will keep us busy all semester. So whatever we do not get to in the first 7 weeks, we will do in the last half of the first semester. I hope to finish up flying insects before Thanksgiving.