This month, we did something a bit different for the Poppins Book Nook. We did not focus on a single book. Instead, J and I read a lot of books, explored some videos and did a craft that we let the older girls participate in. L and E each created their own unit study, answering a question they wanted to know more about. I think they all learned a bit more than average since two of them directed their own learning and J got a bit more one-on-one time than average.
Books We Borrowed From The Library
What We Viewed On The Web
Parents.com: The Space Shuttle Blasts By Our House
Parents.com: The Future Of Space Exploration
Craft We Made
The craft was a useful one. We had spent some time with the stars already and we enjoy looking at stars when it is dark enough. I stumbled across a constellation viewer in the November issue of Family Fun. It was not a simple craft but it came out cute. You can see that craft by visiting their website. We followed their directions. It didn’t work exactly like they suggested it would but that could be that we were using a flashlight that was a tiny bit too small. It could also be that I was expecting more out of it when it was being shined on the wall. All the same, it works great when you just hold it up to the light to look through it.
Unit Studies We Did
L chose a unit study on a star’s life. E chose to create a unit study on meteorites. Using The Joy of Discovery (click HERE to see our review of this), they planned their units with my guidance. Then, using their planning sheets, they followed each step, asking for help when they needed it, and completed their unit studies.
This is L’s completed project.
E is still working on hers. She is designing a book cover for a book.
I will feature the whole unit study that each of them created in a separate post. Those should come out in the next week or two. Space is a fun study. At Home.
The Poppins Book Nook was working with the theme of Beyond Our Planet this month. Pop over to some of the other co-hosts to see additional books and activities that you can do to stretch your learning about space even farther.
Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ To the Moon and Back ~ Planet Smarty Pants ~ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Growing in God’s Grace ~ Chestnut Grove Academy ~ Learning and Growing the Piwi Way ~ The Usual Mayhem~ Preschool Powol Packets ~ Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~Teach Beside Me ~ Life with Moore Babies ~ Kathy’s Cluttered Mind ~ Are We There Yet? ~ Our Crafts N Things ~Hopkins Homeschool ~ ABC Creative Learning ~ Joy Focused Learning ~ P is for Preschooler ~ My Bright Firefly ~A Mommy’s Adventures ~ Inspiring 2 New Hampshire Children ~ World for Learning ~ Ever After in the Woods ~Golden Grasses ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~ Raventhreads ~ Tots and Me ~ As We Walk Along The Road ~ Stir the Wonder ~ For This Season ~Where Imagination Grows ~ The Canadian Homeschooler ~ School Time Snippets ~ Peakle Pie ~ A Moment in our World ~ Every Bed of Roses ~ Finchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ The Library Adventure ~ Embracing Destiny ~ Day by Day in our World ~ Our Homeschool Studio ~ A “Peace” of Mind ~ Thou Shall Not Whine ~ SAHM I am ~ Simple Living Mama
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