As you might already know, my family and I have been #homeschooling with Konos for many years. Last week, I bought Volume 3 because we’re almost finished with Volume 2, so here’s a sneak peek at what’s inside!
You may have thought I was done talking about unit studies, but nope! Today I’m sharing the pros and cons.
Unit studies have been an integral part of our #homeschool over the last twelve years. Although some families can seamlessly transition to a unit study approach, other families (like mine) may need to have a few things clarified first.
I can’t believe it. Our new homeschool year begins next week already. Wow, this past six weeks went quickly!
As I was gathering books at the library for our first unit study the other day, I realized that some of you might like to see how I’m planning for our homeschool days to unfold, especially in regard to our unit study. I’m fairly certain that, even though I address unit studies quite often, they can be a bit of a mystery to those who are unfamiliar with them.
As you might be aware, for years I’ve been breaking my children into groups for their learning, simply because I have so many of them. 😉 (This year I’m homeschooling 8 again.)
However, now that my second youngest is ready to move up to the middles group, I’ve got a bit of a dilemma – that leaves my youngest alone in the littles group. She’s not too happy about that.
(Plus an exciting announcement!)
Have you ever found yourself intrigued by the whole philosophy behind unit studies but had no idea how in the world to implement them?
Believe me, I get it. When I was first introduced to unit studies, not only was I unsure of how to implement them, but I wasn’t even aware that they were to be used instead of textbooks, rather than in addition to them!
Figuring out how to use these amazing homeschooling resources can be a bit tricky if you don’t have a model to at least give you some ideas as to how to approach them. It can be really difficult to implement something that you’re not even sure how to schedule!
That’s what I’m going to help you with today. 🙂 Continue reading “3 Simple Ways to Schedule Unit Studies in Your Homeschool”
When it comes to homeschooling, history is my absolute favorite subject to learn about with my kids. When you combine hands-on activities, the Middle Ages, and a unit study, it’s enough to make me squeal in delight. Continue reading “Teach Your Kids Hands-On History with Time Capsule: Medieval England”
Because, hey, can you really have too many unit studies?
In our busy, yet relaxed, homeschool, unit studies are, by far, one of our favorite approaches to learning. To me, a good unit study is the perfect combination of living books, hands-on activities, and notebooking.
There are literally thousands of unit study resources out there, and, I’m telling you, that in itself can be very intimidating to think about.
Today I’ve compiled a list of the best unit study resources I’ve come across so that you can find a slew of fantastic ideas all in one place. Enjoy! Continue reading “The ULTIMATE List of Homeschool Unit Study Resources”
Summertime is right around the corner, and chances are your summer vacation may have even started already. Although it’s such a relief to get a bit of a break for a while, sometimes after just a week or two, you may begin to hear the dreaded,
Mini unit studies can be the perfect solution for this. They’re long enough to keep the kids occupied for a bit, but short enough that it doesn’t feel like you’re actually doing school already. Continue reading “Same Kind of Different As Me- A Free Mini Unit Study!”