Announcing the completion of all second editions of SCIENCE designed for kindergarten/preschool to grade 3…
Science, Health, and Technology Level C has been updated, enhanced, and recently published as a downloadable printable e-book!
Besides the convenience of an e-book format which can be easily printed off for each of the children in your family (or class), this title has new fonts, layouts to make it easier for young children to learn well, and some new graphics and optional weblinks.
There are FREE sample pages for you to download below on the topic of “Soils”. (The methodology is the same as Level B and you can see those free sample pages on this blog here. They include some pages of the general overview which are also in the full version of Level C.)
Having a science curriculum to lead you through foundational concepts and skills not only makes for an anticipated part of your homeschooling adventures but also teaches a delight in life-long learning, logical thinking skills, and practical knowledge to the world around us!
To learn more about Level C topics, see more sample pages, and purchase this new curriculum, please go to our online shop here.
To download your FREE sample pages to try with your child(ren), click on this graphic:
What is Joy doing with her new editions? Well, I’m printing them out for my own use too as a homeschool mom with children still to use these studies. But rather than using 4 binders – one each for K, Grade 1 (Level A), Grade 2 (Level B), and Grade 3 (Level C), I’m splitting the units within these books so that I have a binder for “Plants”, a binder for “Weather”, a binder for “Soils”, and so on. Inside these binders for my family’s use, I add any other ideas that I have on the topic plus any extra activity pages or information pages or even sometimes a thin storybook – hole-punched and organized into those topical binders (rather than single grade levels). On the spines of the binders, I have written the topic title PLUS a “Year” (1, 2, 3, or 4) based on my “Four Year Repeat Plan” found here. (I have also organized my various ideas and loose pages of past notes, brochures I might have collected from a field trip, etc. for the grades 4-8+ in similar binders to make it easier for me to “grab and teach or handout science lessons” for my older students.) I have done this to make multi-grade teaching easier and more organized for all of us here. Years ago when I only had 4 kids to keep track of during the day, I organized according to grade level. But I personally find it easier with a larger family to organize according to unit topic. As indicated on my “Four Year Repeat Plan”, eventually, I would like to arrange these units via computer (essentially it is copy/paste work and adding a few things like extra covers and a few additional fun pages perhaps) and then have these available on our website as well. But right now, I have many other things to get done first. Meanwhile, these second editions can be used in a similar way by those who download them and I am really looking forward to having this FRESH curriculum all done for me 🙂 next year. Will I do all of the units in all of the levels? No, but I can easily pick and choose the units that I want to cover and ones which can, at least sometimes, complement the topics that our older kids study. (BTW, this means that if you want to do something similar to what I’m doing with the binder idea for each topic, keep your eyes open for binder sales because you will need a lot of them!!!)
What is Peppermint Stick doing with the old editions? Putting them on a huge CLEARANCE until they are gone! If you are looking for a bargain price for full-year science and don’t mind that they are from 2008-9, our remaining 1st edition SCIENCE curriculum books are on sale while quantities last! At the time of writing this, we have no Level B’s left but there are some Beginner level, and an armful of Level A’s, and Level C’s.