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Download N Go: Tremendous Trees – Review

Tremendous Trees is the newest Download N Go title in the series by Amanda Bennett!  These unit studies can be used as a curriculum on their own, or combined with whatever you are using in your homeschool.  I received a copy of this e-book in exchange for an honest review :)

What will your P/K to Gr. 4 child learn over this 5-day unit study?

  • Day 1: Trees – What Are They?
  • Day 2: Getting to Know Trees
  • Day 3: Trees Provide Many Gifts
  • Day 4: The Science of Trees
  • Day 5: Cool Things About Trees

As always with Download N Go titles, I am impressed with the breadth and depth of this unit study.  Tremendous Trees includes links to videos and interactive websites, a list of book suggestions for each day, spelling/vocabulary words, quotes, Bible study, games, colouring pages, beautiful pictures, activities, jokes, and crafts.  There is also a lapbook included for those who enjoy lapbooks in the course of their homeschooling, and if you’re new to lapbooking there is an article with links included just for you.  It really does cover all the subjects – your child will learn so much and enjoy doing so!

I particularly like how trees from the Bible are studied – from the Garden of Eden to trees Solomon used to build the temple, and don’t forget the cross.  There are also some very clever things included that I wouldn’t have thought to include in a tree study, such as chainsaw art and totem poles.  My 6 year old daughter was delighted to start studying trees at this time of year – we are surrounded by forest here in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and the fall colours are at their most vibrant.  She has thoroughly enjoyed working on the lapbook portion of the study.  We’re looking forward to having an “eat from the trees day” as suggested, and scaring up a sheet to make a fall tablecloth out of – what great ideas!

Tremendous Trees is available for download now in The Schoolhouse Store for just $6.36 until October 31st! (regular price: $7.95).  There is also a Pick-4 Download N Go bundle option for $30 and a Pick-19 for $151.05.

Other Download N Go titles I have reviewed…

Seashells

Ben Franklin

Kite Capers

George Washington

Birthday Bonanza

Love, Luck &
Laughter,


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Travel the World! – June Schoolhouse Planner Module – Review

Travel the World! is the June Schoolhouse Planner Module.  I received this e-book in exchange for an honest review 🙂

These TOS Modules were designed as a supplement for The Schoolhouse Planner, however each one also works as a stand-alone unit study.  Travel the World! requires very little teacher preparation, so you can just dive right in!  As with previous Modules, there is something for everyone in this e-book.  This is true even more-so now that a “High School Supplement” is included.  This would be a terrific e-book to start off your school-year with, either as an introduction to world geography, or as a review for your children.  In fact, that’s what we’re going to be doing in September ourselves.  This 56-page e-book includes descriptions and definitions on the globe, maps, continents, and everything in between.  You will find word games and puzzles, an acrostic poem to compose, colouring pages, maps to label, copywork, and lapbooking pages.  And don’t forget all the fantastic links provided for further study!  And for Mom, two delicious recipes, one of which is for the crock pot, which is invaluable during the summer months.  I can’t think of a thing that’s missing.

Travel the World is available for download for $7.95 at The Schoolhouse Store.    To read more reviews on this e-book, go to The Homeschool Crew Blog.  You can also read some of my past reviews on The Schoolhouse Planner and Planner Modules:

Let’s Be Scientists!

Amusing Mathematics

The Schoolhouse Planner

Love, Luck &
Laughter,


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Download N Go: Seashells – Review

Sunny Seashells!  It’s the newest Download N Go title in the series by Amanda Bennett.  These unit studies can be used as a curriculum on their own, or combined with whatever you are using in your homeschool.  I was given a copy of this e-book in exchange for an honest review 🙂

What will your P/K to Gr. 4 child learn over this 5-day unit study?

Day 1:  Seashells—What Are They?

Day 2:  Seashells and History

Day 3:  Types of Seashells

Day 4:  The Science of Seashells

Day 5:  Let’s Have a Seashell Party!

As with every Download n Go study, Sunny Seashells includes links to videos and interactive websites, a list of book suggestions for each day, spelling/vocabulary words, Biblical quotes, games, colouring pages, beautiful pictures, activities, and crafts.  There is also a lapbook included for those who enjoy lapbooks in the course of their homeschooling.

My 6 year old daughter loves seashells.   She particularly loved the videos of gorgeous, colourful seashells.  I liked the tie-in to stamp collecting (with the introduction of the word philately), and the opportunity to bring out and show off my stamp collection to my daughter.   I also like the ideas for Family Fun listed at the end of the study, and that this study ends with a little “unit celebration” party.  We will be diving into this unit study again on our next outing to the beach.

Sunny Seashells is now available for download at The Schoolhouse Store for $7.95 US.  Other Download N Go titles you may like that I have also reviewed…

Ben Franklin

Kite Capers

George Washington

Birthday Bonanza

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly