Friday, April 29, 2011

Who doesn't love a platypus?

Nope, it's not Perry the's even better! Introducing my very first review on a downloadable unit study by The Old Schoolhouse: The Curiosity Files- Platypus. I am a huge fan of downloadable unit studies, especially this time of year. Spring is here and the kids are restless, they need variation in our every day school routine.

I have to say it caught them a little off guard when I told them we were going to be doing a unit study on Platypus(es). Once we got started, my kiddos were in awe of the platypus. This unit study was 87 pages of fun filled, excitement packed learning. The Curiosity Files are presented by 'Professor Ana Lyze' in a fun manner for ages 8-13. However, while using this unit study I was able to adjust the material to comfortably include our 5 year old as well.

There were so many activities jam packed in this unit study, we weren't able to get through the whole thing in a week. We look forward to finishing it up next week- the kids want more! **They adoringly named the Platypus on the front cover, Perry.** Have a look on all the cool stuff available in this study (for the price of $6.95):

  • Bible study and memory verses
  • Math, history, and geography investigations
  • Literature and suggested book list
  • Writing, spelling, and vocabulary activities
  • Beautiful copywork pages (manuscript and cursive)
  • Science observations, projects, and experiments
  • Discussion questions
  • Art, crafts, drawing, and coloring pages
  • The Curiosity Fact Files collectors card and booklet
  • Internet resources and video links
  • Complete answer key

One thing I really appreciated in The Curiosity Files unit study was everything at your fingertips. I didn't have to go anywhere and hunt down additional information, crafts, questions or answers to questions. Talk about a comprehensive collection! My kiddos and I look forward to more of these unit study gems. There's lots to chose from, go and check them out and if you just can't decide on one or two- they come in a bundle! The 9 pack bundle saves you 35% off the regular price of $6.95 each.

Here's one on Puffer Fish.

What about Quicksand?

Our boys are gonna LOVE Zombie Fire Ants!

Happy Shopping!

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