For the past few weeks we have we have been about medicines, germs, and about being healthy in general.  I thought this unit was a perfect fit to start a new routine too and now we try to walk around the outside of the house on our ‘loop’ for about 30 minutes a day with the dogs before we start school. We put our new spelling words for this book on the wall...

For the past few weeks we have we have been learning computer safety, email and online safety. I thought this unit was a perfect fit for our first lesson from this curriculum in the new school year. As the children grow older, so does their desires to learn more and more about the computer and online world. Little does Papa Bear know that when he brings home a computer...

For the past 2 weeks we have we have been learning about making thoughtful choices, empathy and charity. To earn money for a video game, Brother and Sister Bear have to find creative ways to work for their money. Brother and Sister Bear teach us all a valuable lesson that while it may be easy to come up with creative ways to make money, being a miser and forgetting...

For the past 2 weeks we have we have been learning about feelings, coping with new situations and sacrifice. When Mama Bear turns her quilt making business into a business rather than a hobby Papa Bear and the cubs worry that she will not have any time for them. The Bear Family learns the importance of pulling together as a family team to get everything done. We...

For the past 2 weeks we have we have been learning about decision making, earth science and social studies. Since moving to countryside my husband and I have both commented on how much more aware our children are of what Mother Nature has to offer them and everyone on the planet Earth. Due to this heightened awareness our children were easily able to relate to...

For the past 2 weeks we have we have been learning about our health, the food pyramid and junk food. After I completed this curriculum the USDA did change the food pyramid to a plate format but I personally find the pyramid so much easier for a child to understand so I did not change this in my curriculum. If you would like to use the plate format for the lesson...

I hope that everyone is enjoying my curriculum as much as our family is! For the past 2 weeks we have we have been learning about gardening, the scientific method and patience using the storybook The Berenstain Bears Grow-It! as our guide. I love the fact that my children have the opportunity to grow their own vegetables and plants. Ironically our daughter loves...

  I love this particular Berenstain Bear storybook. It may not be as long in length as many of the other Berenstain Bear storybooks, but if you really think about the moral of the story it packs a tremendous amount of thought into its few pages. While we were doing this lesson the children and I walked around our home looking at random toys they owned. We discussed...

Ah yes, we have arrived at the sometimes dreaded and fearful topic of manners. Do you know that many people honestly think that children come hard wired when they first begin to talk or become young adults to know when and how to use their manners? Well, I have been told for years that my children are very polite and respectful and I am one proud Mom of my children....

My Year of Learning with The Berenstain Bears Part 1 curriculum was such a HUGE hit in our household this past school year that I decided to make a Part 2 for the 2012 – 2013 school year. This curriculum took me well over 6 months to create, edit and finalize. You will need 7 Berenstain Bears Books to complete this curriculum. My plan is to span each book...

We have been busy working away with Papa, Mama, Brother and Sister Bear in Bear Country in the storybook “Learn About Strangers”. The past 2 weeks we have learned about our family’s safety rules, how and when to use 911 and how to get help. Sometimes as parents and teachers of homeschoolers we forget to teach our children some of the basic safety skills since...

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