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While most homeschool families take a break for the summer, it’s a shame if we let one of our most important holidays pass by without turning it into a learning opportunity.
The 4th of July is packed with so many learning opportunities for our kids!
Wonderful children’s books have been written on our nation’s founders and those first years of our nation’s history.
Wonderful lessons about the value of freedom and the beauty of free will given to us by God can be taught – as well as the essential lesson of consequences.
We can teach our kids the chemistry behind why fireworks are loud or display beautiful colors.
The lessons learned from Independence Day are endless.
In this Multi-Grade Independence Day Unit Study, you’ll find tons of ideas and resources for turning Independence Day into a beautiful and fun learning opportunity for your kids.
4th of July Notebooking Pages
I’ll admit, when we began homeschooling at the beginning of this school year, I felt like I was all thumbs and left feet.
I still feel like I’m all thumbs and left feet a lot of days.
But, that’s slowly changing.
In December we made a move to bring our oldest son home with us for homeschool, and that was the start to our massive homeschool overhaul that I can’t wait to blog about later.
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It felt so different, embarking on homeschooling a child who already had 2 1/2 years of school behind him.
I felt intimidated and lost.
But through prayer and listening to the advice of friends, I decided that two things had to be central to learning in our home:
- Reading – we would read. A lot
- Writing – we would write. A lot
One of the greatest tools I’m finding helpful to helping my MERLD children build reading and listening comprehension is notebooking.
What I’ve Learned About Notebooking
At first, it seemed like Greek to me – but then I began to see how my children retained information better when they wrote it.
Also, I found that notebooking is much easier when you understand the steps and building blocks for notebooking.
A great resource for me has been Danika Cooley from Thinking Kids
In her articles about notebooking, she encourages moms to read short paragraphs and dictate short sentences to beginner notebookers.
From there you help stretch them in notebooking, by keeping notebooking just slightly above their ability.
Also, she encourages a lot of drawing, as a healthy and creative notebooking process.
Grab These FREE 4th of July Notebooking Pages!
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