Explorers of the World have opened culture, food, trade, adventure and knowledge up to many and Homeschool in the Woods has a lapbook that drops you right in the middle of it all. The itch to see over the horizon encourages a person to board a vessel with only their hopes, dreams and prayers to guide them and with Homeschool in the Woods your kids can experience it too.
…not to be redundant but Homeschool In The Woods IS AWESOME!
I learned about Homeschool in the Woods at the Greater Cincinnati Homeschool Conference and their materials are awesome!! I was lucky enough to receive a copy of their New World Explorers which is a 3 dimensional lapbook. There’s so much you’ll be doing something every day for a month easy. There is something for every learning style. For the hands on learner there are knots, sewing, baking and more. For the visual there’s reading about individual explorers, what equipment was used on a voyage and if you’ve an auditory learner read it all aloud to them. If you have fairies you can even make hammocks for the fairy boats! Since there is so much information the kids can expand on it so it’s like you’re getting free homeschooling lapbooks! Tyler used the pirate info to his own Pirate Lapbook. He also created a math game for Sunshine using simple facts and a compass. We made maps, maps, maps and plotted routes and the kids took turns reading aloud. Sunshine even joined in. She was creating flags, coloring, drawing sea monsters and writing stories about the Myths & Legends of the Sea. While much of the materials are for older kids it’s very easy to “alter” it. I know I Montessori’d a bunch of it to make it more accessible to Sunshine. One of the things I loved for Sunshine was the ship. I printed it out, the kids colored it and we created labels for her to use to identify the parts of the ship. Homeschool In The Wood’s ship is more in depth than any Montessori parts of a ship which is really nice for a 5 year old. There are also cards with terminology, vocabulary and sayings of the sea and all things exploration. We used them for games, morning message and I also made some crossword puzzles and word searches. Even Tyler was working on his writing which says a lot about the enjoyment factor. There’s even a timeline mini accordion lapbook feature! These are easy to see, read and are quick and complete. Did I mention QUICK AND COMPLETE? 🙂 With 3 kids homeschooling now I really need that. I wish I’d known about Homeschool in the Woods years ago because it’s a steal for a months worth of lessons. Save yourself some time and money and use their Christian lapbooks and notebooks with your current history program and let the kids use all that info to make their own science lapbook too. You’ll find them at Homeschool In the Woods on twitter, facebook, and Pinterest so stop by and say hello.
What’s your favorite goodie from Homeschool In The Woods?