harvest curriculum

Fall Harvest Curriculum – Week Three

This week wasn’t very picture heavy at all. For some reason, I only took a few pictures so this post will be short! Our main subject this week was farm equipment. We read “Rusty, Trusty Tractor” and “Fantastic Farm Machines”. “Rusty, Trusty Tractor” is a sweet story about a grandpa who doesn’t want to buy …

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Fall Harvest Curriculum – Week One

In addition to the math, art, and nature study we’ve already been doing, we began our language arts curriculum this week. I chose to go with the Wee Folk Art Seasonal companions again because everyone enjoyed the format and it’s a curriculum that can be adapted to fit multiple ages. On this second time around, …

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Harvest Unit Week Twelve – Thanksgiving

We started out this week by playing airplane, which gave me a chance to combine learning letters, numbers, manners, food serving, geography, and singing all in one lesson. Not too bad for a Monday! I made little boarding passes with Name/Seat/Destination on them, and numbered our rows with lowercase and uppercase letters. The girls chose …

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Slowing Down and Enjoying December

November and December are two of the busiest months of the year for us, at least until summer starts. Maybe the whole year is crazy busy now that I think about it. There’s something about these two months, though, that make me want to draw in and stay close to home, but there are get-togethers, …

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Harvest Unit Week Ten – The Ox-Cart Man and Self Sufficiency

This week, our main book, The Ox-Cart Man, was about a self-sufficient family and focused on the father traveling once a year to sell everything the family had made during the last year.Inspired by this book, we looked for ways we could be self-sufficient this week. That led us to make rose water, rose hydrosol, …

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Harvest Unit Week Nine – More Pumpkins

This week, we focused on pumpkins again. The two pumpkin books we read were The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steve Kroll and Pumpkin Circle by George Levenson. The Biggest Pumpkin Ever is a story about two mice who are both taking care of a pumpkin at different times of day, unaware of each other. Pumpkin …

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