I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 3 John 1:4

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Beatrix Potter - A Unit Study

I am doing a unit study with Emily (8) about the life of Beatrix Potter, the author of the lovely tale of Peter Rabbit and others.  I am using two unit study curricula to help - HOC and another one for free from Curriculum Share.  We had The Complete Tales, and our very own stuffed Peter whom Emily loves very much.  We will also be reading Country Artist: A Story About Beatrix Potter

The weeks I spent last summer preparing my school plans for this year have been invaluable.  As always, life has its ups and downs, the plans have helped to keep our ship afloat and on the right course.  We've had to slow down for illnesses and other unforseen events, and that is when I've taken the time to add extras like this unit study.  I don't plan for unit studies, although they are a big part of what makes homeschooling fun and interesting.  I know ahead of time that we can take advantage of our flexibility to add studies in areas we are interested in while making sure we take care of the basics with a good plan.

Other unit studies I am tagging onto our plans this year: The Periodic Table, The First Thanksgiving,
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