Unit Study

Beaver Day 2: Beaver Homes

Beaver Day 2: Beaver Homes

Beaver Homes Today we learned about where Beavers live and how they make their homes.  We learned with literature, crafts, writing, and math. Read: A Beka Book Enjoying God’s World pg. 52-54 Watch: Wild Kratts Build it Beaver Discuss: They live in lakes, ponds, and rivers. They are great swimmers and very helpful animals for us. They build dams that make the soil around the dam good for growing plant. Beavers use their teeth to...

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Beaver Day 1: Beaver Bodies

Beaver Day 1: Beaver Bodies

Beaver Bodies Today we are learning about a beaver’s body and all the special abilities they have to help them survive where they do.  We had fun today with an experiment, craft, snack, and writing. Read: A Beka Book Enjoying God’s World pg. 47-51 Watch: Beavers Discuss: God created the beaver to have a very special body. Beavers have strong and sharp teeth for cutting down trees and eating. Beavers also have specially made...

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Beaver Unit Study

Beaver Unit Study

In this short unit study we learned about beavers.  J loves animals and Beavers was coming up in his science book so we decided to make a unit of it. I did this unit with my 2nd graders but could be adapted to use for Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Beaver Unit Study Day 1: Beaver Bodies Day 2: Beaver Homes Beaver Book List Beaver at Long Pond William T. George & Lindsay Barrett George Beavers by Deborah Hodge A Beka Book Enjoying...

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Children of the World Day 1: Canada

Children of the World Day 1: Canada

Canada (Eskimos) I decided to start with a close country neighbor for our fist day of our Children of the World Unit Study.  We learned about Canada and Eskimos. Read:  A Beka Arithmetic 2 Lesson 60 A Beka Art Projects 2 pg. 83 Michaels Passport to Imagination 2013 pg. 14-15 Complete Flags of the World by Smithsonian Handbooks pg. 8-10 Around the World in 80 Tales by Nicola Baxter pg. 10 Children Just Like Me by Barnabas &...

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Children of the World Unit Study

Children of the World Unit Study

J loves geography and learning about different countries.  I decided to choose a few countries for us to learn about more in depth.  We did lots of art, cooking, Legos, literature, games, and other projects for each country.  I did this unit with my 2nd  grader but could easily be adapted for use with Kindergarten through 3rd grade.  We studied some of the countries that corresponded with unit 3 in his A Beka Arithmetic 2 book. Children of...

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Tot-School Children of the World

Tot-School Children of the World

The boys are learning about Children of the World this month.  My tot is now 2 and a half years old.  T will be learning about different countries with books, tot-tubs, songs, crafts, games, and of course a globe. Children of the World Book List Children Around the World by Donata Montanari Rhymes Round the World by Kay Chorao It’s a Small World One Golden Sun by Renee Tawa Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney Magnets Flag Atlas by Graham...

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Nutrition Day 7: Vitamins & Minerals

Nutrition Day 7: Vitamins & Minerals

Vitamins & Mineral This is our last day of our Nutrition unit study.  We studied vitamins and minerals and how they are good for our bodies. Read: Vitamins and Minerals by Angela Royston A Beka Grade 2 Enjoying God’s World Science Lesson 4-5 Good and Nutrition For Every Kid by Janice VanCleave Chapters 5-6 Discuss: Minerals help us build strong bones and teeth. Some good mineral foods are milk, fish, eggs, and lettuce....

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Nutrition Day 6: Protein Foods

Nutrition Day 6: Protein Foods

Protein Foods Today we learned what protein foods are and that they are good for our muscles. Read: A Beka Grade 2 Enjoying God’s World Science Lesson 3 Good and Nutrition For Every Kid by Janice VanCleave Chapter 4 Discuss: Protein foods are body builders and help give up strong muscles. Some good protein foods are meat, fish, milk, eggs, nuts, beans and cheese. We need to eat protein foods everyday because our bodies can’t...

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Nutrition Day 5: Energy Foods

Nutrition Day 5: Energy Foods

Energy Foods Today we are learning about energy foods.  We did some science experiments today which J loved. Read: Striking a Healthy Balance by Kristin Petrie A Beka Grade 2 Enjoying God’s World Science Lesson 2   Good and Nutrition For Every Kid by Janice VanCleave Chapters 2-3 that was chapter 2’s experiment and here is chapter 3’s experiment. Discuss: Our bodies are always using energy. When we breathe,...

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Nutrition Day 4: Table Manners

Nutrition Day 4: Table Manners

Table Manner Today we reviewed our table manners.  J has been slacking in this department and we thought it was a good idea to start teaching T also. Read: A Beka Grade 2 Health, Safety, & Manners Lesson 6 How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? Manners at the Table Mind Your Manners! Discuss: Table Manners Wait for food to be passes to you. Do not reach across the table. Say “please” and “thank you” when you need and want...

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