Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dream – Day 3

Midsummer Night's Dream Day 1 Midsummer Night's Dream Day 2 Shakespeare Biographical Work (10 mins) Read out-loud  Act I, scene 3:  John Shakespeare Takes his Son to His First Play from the following Shakespeare book: Midsummer Night's Dream Act III, Scene I-III (80 mins) Yesterday we had forgone the audio and just watched the video,…

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A Summer Shakespeare Club: Adventure Box

We've been making summer adventure boxes for years.  They are so useful for building anticipation as the children gleefully watch them fill up with goodies over the preceding weeks. We already had most of the book resources (I often buy resources a year or two in advance) and we always keep a well stocked dressing…

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Little House on the Prairie Unit Study: Week Three

We've just finished the third week of a ten week summer unit 'A Summer of Little House Living'.  Click on link for a peek at week one and two.  I'm not sure I'll ever be able to come close to replicating  the success of this summer.  Everybody is enjoying it so much and we all feel like…

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Little House on the Prairie Unit Study: Week 1

This week has been our first of a ten week summer adventure, all about the Little House on the Prairie books: It is our plan to renovate our play house into Laura's Little House, T11, as Mr Ingalls, is spending the summer learning all manner of survival skills, whilst the girls, as Mrs Ingalls, Mary, Laura…

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A Summer of Little House Living: Learning the Hows of Cleaning with Spar-Klean Science

For all other posts related to our Little House on the Prairie Summer see here Meet our summer science curriculum!  Spar-Klean science is the sister of Incr-Edible science and will make up our entire science curriculum this summer.  I wrote Spar-Klean Science with the goal of teaching the children about the science of cleaning. It…

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A Summer of Little House Living – Plans for our Mrs Ingalls and her Girls

For all other posts related to our Little House on the Prairie Summer see here Activities for the female Ingalls will revolve around food and crafting, mainly sewing.  There are many projects to be found in some of the books we own above.  They are all crafts mentioned in some way in Laura's books and…

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A Summer of Little House Living – Plans for our Mr Ingalls

  For all other posts related to our Little House on the Prairie Summer see here A lot of T11's work this summer will be building up his wood working skills, working on our very own little house.  Whilst I know T11 will enjoy the Little House books and the woodworking with his daddy, I…

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A Summer of Little House Living – Our Plans for Our Own Little House

For all other posts related to our Little House on the Prairie Summer see here Meet our very own little house on the prairie.  Take a good look, this is last time you will see it in such bad condition.  This summer our whole learning will be based around this house.  It was second-hand when…

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A Summer of Little House Living – Our Plans

Next week I will be posting all our summer learning plans.  To say I am excited would be an understatement.  I think we have hit upon a fantastic summer idea, one that won't cost too much and will build multiple skills in the children and their parents. The Idea I was looking for something that wouldn't include…

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