• The Best Picture Books to Read in August - All About Weather - Fiction and Non-Fiction Picture Books Great for Kids in Elementary
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    The Best Picture Books for August

    Welcome to another monthly book list! I’ve been slowly collecting books about weather for us to study the topic so I thought it would make a great theme for August’s theme. We went on a little road trip last week and as we were driving home we drove through some spectacular storms and cloud formations. I often bemoan the fact that we live in flat prairie land but it sure makes it easy to see what is all going on in the sky. I captured this shot last week from my seat in the vehicle, it’s not something you would generally be able to get a good view or shot…

  • Huge Nature Giveaway - you could win all of this!
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    A Nature Giveaway You’re Not Going to Want to Miss

    All month I have been sharing some of my favorite nature resources over on Instagram and this week things are coming to an end, but not without a little fun. There is a big giveaway going on where one lucky winner will come away with shop gift certificates, a nature journal, This Is My Classroom tee and one of my favorite nature journaling books, Watercolor With Me: In the Forest. The giveaway is over at the end of the day on Friday, June 28th, so be sure to come over and enter now! I teamed up with some great shops to bring this giveaway to you and I’m excited to…

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    The Best Books for July

    This month I decided to go with a bugs and insects theme for the monthly book list! We are observing bugs all spring, summer and fall long but since I’m currently wrapping up my nature resource month over on Instagram (you can view the links to all the resources here), I was feeling extra nature-y and thought this would be a good theme for this month’s book list. The only problem about this list is that it could have been much, much, much longer. I may come back and add more books to it over time but I wanted to start out with some of our favorites and as we…

  • Bird Literature Guide - a literature unit study on birds using The Burgess Bird Book for Children
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    The Best Nature Study Resources

    For the month of June I am sharing a variety of the best nature books and resources over on Instagram. Because Instagram doesn’t allow links in posts I am also going to keep a running list of the resources I share here. If you have some great nature resources to share I would love for you to join in throughout the month over on Instagram, just use the hashtag: #homeschoolingwithnature and tag me (@intentionalhomeschooling) so I can see and share your posts! You can also go ahead and pin this post so you can come back and access it at a later date.     To see the resources first…

  • For the Mama Who Thinks She Couldn't Homeschool *Insert Subject Here*
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    For the Mama Who Thinks She Could Never Homeschool Because She Can’t Teach *Insert Subject Here*

    When we made the official decision to homeschool I felt fairly confident about my ability to teach every subject except science (well, I was a little leery about math too, but I already covered that). While science wasn’t necessarily a subject I struggled with in school it was definitely a subject I wasn’t very interested in. I had thought that my husband, who enjoyed science so much more than I, would take over the teaching of that subject, and while he does some sciencey stuff with the kids, the truth is, he has a full time job and doesn’t always have as much time to do the fun experiments with…

  • Bird Literature Guide - a literature unit study on birds using The Burgess Bird Book for Children
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    The Best Picture & Chapter About Birds Books

    Today’s book list is all about birds! We have been studying birds as we read along with The Burgess Bird Book for Children so this is the perfect book list for this season. I’ve created a bird literature guide to go along with The Burgess Bird Book, those who are on my weekly newsletter list got it emailed to them for free, but if you missed it you can still grab it in the shop for just $5. I love learning through literature, which may be fairly evident by all the book posts I have here!     OTHER POSTS YOU MAY ENJOY: The Ten Best Living Books About Nature…