Level One: Animals, Human Body, Plants Teache

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Item #: 018469
Grades: K-5

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Publisher: Living Learning Books

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I am SO excited about this science curriculum! My daughter is 55 and my son is 3 and as someone leaning towards Charlotte Mason I was looking for a non-"curriculum" curriculum especially for such young learners These materials are all that and more If possible our library has TOO many materials on each topic for me to sift through which ones are most valuable - not to mention the fact that as a first-time homeschooler I'm less than confident about my ability to create a science curriculum Living Learning Books takes care of all of that with lists of suggested readings a suggested timetable and - since I also bought the student pack - colouring pages and activities to guide children through the unitThere are no frills here - you get a packet of pages that you insert in your own binder (but who wants to pay to ship a binder when you probably have one sitting around?)I used our library's website to reserve many of the suggested fiction and non-fiction pics for our our first unit - ants - and we started today with one of the storiesWhether or not you follow the detailed schedule (we may stretch it out a bit given my kids' ages) and/or purchase the student pack this curriculum is worth it even just as a fabulous reading guide for you and your kids to dip your toes into high-quality science reading - togetherNote: The main text for much of this program Usborne's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Natural World seems to be out of print but I got a secondhand copy easily (and inexpensively) on a mainstream bookselling website
September 25, 2010
Living Learning Books Level 1 has been such a blessing to me I have a 4 yr old that really enjoys science Everyone tells me to just check books out at the library for science but I need more direction in what books are actually quality books to read on the subjects It has been been perfect for us and it would be great up through early elementary as well It is a very relaxed non textbook approach to science There are 3 main topics of Plants Animals and the Human Body Each week there is a weekly checklist for library books to find and supplies needed for the experiments and crafts for that week There are even cooking projects in the animal unit like making caterpillar cookies and elephant cupcakes There are crafts like making butterfly antennae to wear and footprint butterflies (obviously those are for the younger crowd) We had a lot of fun doing them We have also done experiments with plants like putting a celery stick in blue water and watch the leaves change colors (We actually used a carnation instead because it works better) We planted pea plants One we gave water and light the next just water and no light and the third light and no water It was a lot of fun observing what happened to the plants We also had a butterfly garden and we will grow some frogs and have an ant farm when we study those This science program also gives links to websites and wonderful library lists of fictional picture books and non fiction books and videosEach main topic has several Usborne books assigned to read We have enjoyed reading those too It also has activity pages to do and suggestions for narrations to put in a notebook There is no textual information It is basically a list of books videos websites and projects and the assigned reading out of the Usborne books So if you want a textbook this is not it I consider this more of a Charlotte Mason snuggle on the sofa program I love it because it gives a relaxed feel but it takes you by the hand and gives you direction so you can have a fun filled year of science It has inspired my 4 yr old to start asking what kinds of trees grow around us He makes leaf rubbings on his own now and he likes me to inspect flowers to see the pistil and stamens He even wanted me to find the ovules which we did when we opened the flower up It was so exciting I love this program so much that I have already purchased Level 2 for this next year! I highly recommend it
May 5, 2008
I used this curriculum last year with my son and he loved it!! My son loved all the coloring pages and activities We especially enjoyed checking out books from the library to supplement the materials I especially liked how easy it was to use; it took almost no time to prepare the lessons It was definitley a good value and we will be using other levels in this series
June 16, 2005
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preview for school grades 1-2
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Staci J on Jun 28, 2016
Great review in Homeschool Curriculum guide!
Amy R on Apr 26, 2016
Great review in Homeschool Curriculum guide!
Amy R on Apr 26, 2016
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