February is Library Lovers Month!!
Last year I tried my hand at making Unit Studies and Printables. I found that I really enjoyed it – A LOT!! So, this year I decided to work through the major holidays making a unit study for each one.
But then I wanted to add some more fun to our homeschool days/weeks, so I decided to make mini unit studies for those daily obscure holidays (i.e. hot dog day, bubble wrap appreciation day – yes, there is such a thing – etc.).
So, why did I want to create a Library Lovers Month Unit Study? Well, this past year has been a very tough one in our family and we’ve just gone to “surviving.” You know that mode? Yeah…I know it all too well these days. Our homeschooling was lacking – severely – and we had stopped visiting the Library all together. Not only am I working to bring more fun and excitement back to our homeschooling activities, I also want to get back to some of our weekly “field trips” like the Library.
I know the library may seem a bit archaic these days with the World Wide Web full of information and at our fingertips, but I still want my kids to know what a book is! There’s just something about sitting back in a chair, curled up under a comfy (warm) blanket, coffee (or tea) in hand and reading a good, old-fashioned, in-your-hand book!! I want my kids to have that same experience and love of reading that I do.
The Hubster despised reading growing up because he has dyslexia and therefore was a slow reader. Our oldest displays signs of dyslexia as well, but because I tried to foster a love of reading in him at an early age, he’s learned to overcome and conquer some of the challenges that come with dyslexia. He’s required to read 40 pages a day in a book of his choosing – with my approval, of course – and most often I find him in there reading chapter after chapter. His new-found love is the Hardy Boys series, which I was able to score at a garage sale for $.50 a piece!!! And hardbacks too!! SCORE!!!
So, to say I love reading might be an understatement. And I suppose the fact that I’m just a bit of a geeky-nerd doesn’t hurt either. Nevertheless, I am so pleased with the final result of this Unit Study that I was literally over-the-moon when it finally all came together! This Unit Study is definitely more involved than my usual ones, as I made it to span over 4 weeks. It includes Language Arts/History, Social Studies/Geography, Math, Science and even some additional reading resources to check out on those trips to the library. I hope you all enjoy using it as much I enjoyed making it!!!
For more resources and printables, follow my Homeschool: Library Lovers Month board on Pinterest!!
Thank you so much for letting me share with you all today! ~ Annette
Annette has been married to her husband and best friend for 9 years. They are raising their four children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her 5 children who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES with FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families and she gets her scrapbooking fix in by making Subway Art for herself and her readers. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, gluten-free recipes, DIY projects and maintaining her sanity. Or keep up with her through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.