This guide has so much in it. It is about 150 pages in length and has activity ideas, comprehension questions, ideas for discussion and writing, and extension activities including trips and art activities for each chapter.
The guide is designed for children from 8 to 12 and can be used independently by older children although younger children will need help. Activities extend from making scones, to investigating how iron rusts, to growing hyacinths to making a home made ripple tank. The latter proved surprisingly easy.
A detailed and highly recommended Explorer.
We loved learning about Cornwall and a rather special cat with this Unit study.
The study is full of activities divided into five days but which could be spread over many more. The activities saved me hours of research and I doubt that I would have been able to come up with so many.
This is a fantastic resource full of great ideas. It's easy to adapt the crafts and learning activities for different ages, and my two childre who are six and ten had a lot of fun exploring this unit together.
It is very well put together and researched, you can tell that a lot of work went into the making of this, and it has certainly saved us a lot of work and effort! Thank you!
I used "The Day the Crayons Quit" picture book explorer for the Spanish version of the book (El Día que los Crayones renunciaron) with my two daughters (5 & 6) who I Home Educate and am raising bilingual. It is quite difficult finding resources in Spanish but this is a fantastic resource that I found easy to adapt for Spanish activities.
My eldest daughter used the letter writing excercise to write her own sequel to the book - in Spanish!! This is the first time she has ever attempted to write in Spanish - quite an achievement & proud mummy moment! I logged the activities we did on my blog https://adventuresinspanishblog.wordpress.com/
I would definatley recommend this resource to other families and intend to use other picture book explorers in the future.
I used this picture book explorer with my two youngest children (6 & 3) - we love Beatrix Potter and this was a great way to bring one of our favourite stories to life! We took our time and I shaped the format of the study around my childrens interests and strengths which the writer makes easy to do. It's full of fun, interesting and creative content which could be revisited and relived with children who love Jemima Puddle-duck. I like this creative way of combining a living book with hands-on activites. Well done!
This is a very thorough and exceptional job of material put together with clear instructions, timelines, maps, appendixes, crafts, math, biography, science and matching into one unit study! I am excited to work on this with my sons; thank you!