Magic Tree House Adventures Make Great Foundations for Unit Studies

Mary Pope Osborne’s Magic Tree House We’ve just taken a trip down our homeschooling memory lane by adding to our online catalog several titles in Mary Pope Osborne’s The Magic Tree House book series from Random House. These books, which we used for literature-based unit studies, are written for children ages 6 to 8 and [Read More…]

New Department! Educational Magazines

Click the image to get to the Educational Magazines. We’ve just separated out all of our Kids Discover magazines and added Zoobooks and Ranger Rick to our new department made especially for Educational Magazines. Each magazine shares the common trait as being timelessly educational. They make great foundations for unit studies, too. In most cases, [Read More…]

Planning Worksheets for Unit Studies

Written by Debi Polen The Story Behind Our Planning Worksheets Click on this image to find Unit Studies in our catalog. My son wanted to start school the moment we came back from the curriculum fair that we attended in the May before starting Kindergarten. He tore into his math curriculum straight away, while I [Read More…]

Using ‘Kids Discover Magazine’ Issues for Unit Studies

About Kids Discover Magazine Kids Discover is a secular publication that was established in 1991. Its targeted age range is 7-12 (Grades 2-6), but it can be used with older students as kicking-off points for more in-depth study. For this reason, these magazines make great foundations for unit studies. Each 20-page issue includes a centerfold [Read More…]

Five in a Row Literature-Based Unit Studies for Ages 4-8

Written by Debi Polen When We Got Started Homeschooling in Kindergarten When we got started homeschooling, we decided that we wanted to build upon our son’s love of picture storybooks. We had read to him since he was a wee one, and he began reading on his own at a very young age, so we [Read More…]