Hi everyone! Can you believe that the 2016-17 has officially started?
One thing we’ll be starting up this year, is we’ll be using the Little Passports world edition (affiliate link) as a spine for geography. In homeschooling, a spine refers to the book (kit in our case) that is used as the backbone for your curriculum for that topic. So we will be using the kits each month as jumping off points to explore geography.
Before we started the program, I did a general world geography/map reading unit with Sola. I created some printables for the unit and wanted to share them with you all. Below is the first world geography printable I made, I will share the other printables I made later this week. The first thing we did for our unit, was read the book, Me on the Map. (affiliate link) I created a little accompanying booklet for her to fill out and put in her geography notebook. There are three pages for the booklet and I made different variations of the first page for each continent. To assemble the booklet, cut out the “pages” along the black lines. Have your child fill out the pages (I used a handwriting font to fill out some of the answers). Then staple the pages together in order, with the longest page on the bottom. :
Here is page 2: (the second version is for people who don’t live in the United States)
And page 3:
I hope you enjoy this page. Happy new school year!
I made this scavenger hunt for Sola weeks ago and meant to share it with you all back then, but selling our home and moving has been a crazy experience that left me too exhausted to blog. So yes, I have been AWOL and yes, I will be absent from this site a lot until […]
Last year, we made a felt Santa Lucia crown for Sola to wear on Santa Lucia Day, but I never posted about it. It was really easy to make and has held up all year, so I thought I would share the pattern and directions with you. To make this crown you need: Felt in […]
I got a bit behind over the summer with making monthly window transparencies, so decided to make a seasonal transparency this time that can stay up a little longer. One benefit to having window transparencies that we observed this summer is that they are a great way to prevent birds from hitting your windows. Did […]
Waldorf educations introduces children to all four math processes during one of the 1st grade math blocks. Since, Waldorf schools often use gnomes to help children internalize the concept of the four math processes, I decided to make a DIY math gnome set. In regards to the colors of the math gnomes, I found that […]