Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Ooops -- another rabbit trail ...

I can't wait till the weather turns cooler and our thoughts move to a cooler clime (this when the Front Range temp, at 10:42 pm, is 78!). Thanks to Elizabeth over at 4real, I so want to go on a Beatrix Potter unit study/rabbit trail ... here are the resources I'd use this time around:

We already own the Collected Works and we love watching the ballet, so these should round out a unit nicely, don't you think?

Have you done a Beatrix Potter unit? Have you had your kids draw like Miss Potter? What resources have you found that would fill out this unit study?

Blessings and prayers,


8 comments:

Leonie said...

We haven't done BP unit - but it sounds good. I haven't seen the movie but two of my teens have and they enjoyed it.

Right now we are finishing off a Bridge to Terabithia unit and will probably explore a Harry Potter unit next - love literature rabbit trails!

Mary G said...

Leonie -- I LOVE lit rabbit trails too ... there's usually so much you can "hang" things on .... BP is a great lead in to nature journals and nature studies that I'm going to use this for our nature kick-off (especially since I'm SOOOO nature challenged!).

I'll look for your posts on a Harry Potter unit ... love to hear what you'll do with that.

MaryM said...

We'll join you! I've been thinking along these lines since I saw Elizabeth's post. The Beatrix Potter Journal is a wonderful resource!

So it sounds like between you and Leonie the "Potter" unit studies will be covered!

Mary G said...

MaryM -- you're on! Let's plan to start around August 15?????

MaryM said...

This is the other book I was suggesting to go along - The Ultimate Peter Rabbit (from DK) - http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Peter-Rabbit-DK-Publishing/dp/0789485389/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-5772295-9207316?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1185041187&sr=8-1

Mary G said...

Thanks -- I'll check it out and add it ....

Leonie said...

I'll check in and see your BP ideas...

Surprised by Joy said...

We did one a couple years ago when the girls were small. We are looking forward to joining you with this one.

We are doing more watercolors, herbs, animals and more indepth nature study. I will let the girls take the lead, these are their suggestions for the study.