Autumn Treasures Unit Study

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We got the Autumn Treasures unit study of Amanda Bennett’s site, unitstudy.com, and it took us much longer than usual due to our busy month, but it was great. I started by getting about 15 books from the library and printing some extra activities from Homeschool Creations. We learned a lot in this study just like our past ones on seashells and robots. We started with Do a Dot pages to get warmed up and start our discussion about fall (even though it was still pushing 100 in these parts)

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Just like the other units there were a lot of fun videos to watch including how candy corn is made and how an apple press works. We learned about Johnny Appleseed and his travels – Nadia enjoyed all his crazy hats, especially the cooking pot. I have already done blog posts on the monarch butterflies and apple pie bites that we made, but here is a little view of the rest of our unit.

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Nadia is working on her fall tree in this photo.

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A puzzle for the back of her lapbook.

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Learning the life cycle of a pumpkin – here she is with the pumpkin she picked out at homeschool day at Mainstay Farms.

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Families are encouraged to go on a nature walk each day and collect items. Then enter the highlights into your unit study work book. Here are some of the things Nadia found along the way.

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Leaf rubbings from our nature walks.

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“Fairy” Amelie and Nadia on a nature walk.

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Amelie was saying, “art art art art” over and over while I was working with Nadia so I went to see what she wanted. Then I realized that she was drawing “hearts.” Pretty cute!

We got the idea for one of our other cooking projects from the Mama Jenn site.  These were messy and fun to make and tasted yummy!

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Last of all, here is her completed lapbook.

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  • Gwen

    fun stuff! My 4th grader had to make a leaf collection this year and identify each of the leaves he found. It was harder than I thought it would be! Turns out I’m not so great at tree identification!
    I love the fall!

  • Her lapbook turned out wonderfully. My kids love looking back on their lapbooks they made at that age. Make sure to keep hers to look back years from now.

  • Love your ideas! I love the lapbooks too. We are just starting to use them with my preschooler and I think they are a great tool!
    http://elliotthomeschool.blogspot.com/

  • These projects look GREAT – so interactive and so ‘real life’ meaningful…and she’s so CUTE!