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  • Item #: 014298
    ISBN: 9780801493843
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  • Item #: 068492
    ISBN: 9781544924151
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    Need more guidance to create a nature study notebook? Check out this new nature study journal from Funschooling Books. First, get a quick look at how to use the book along with a list of 10 things to think about when you go outside. Then you are whisked into activity pages. An assortment of independent activities is included: for example, drawing and coloring pages; brief research exercises; collecting items and creating nature crafts; spelling and vocabulary review, etc. To supplement these pages, I would recommend a Science Encyclopedia, the Handbook of Nature Study from Anna Comstock or accessing a library. The author does provide space to record additional reading/movie resources used with the journal. Created specifically for Dyslexic Children, and utilizing the Dyslexie Font created by Christian Boer. Children without dyslexia may also find them engaging. This is a fun supplement for your nature studies or to keep learning alive through the summer. Black & White graphics. SC.223 pgs. Non-reproducible. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 009836
    ISBN: 9781780677354
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    Nature journaling comes naturally for some children, but others need a little more guidance to release their inner naturalist. Combining guided activities and free journaling or sketching pages, children will learn about various aspects of our physical world and gain confidence in recording their own observations. Planet Earth, moon and stars, tree identification, flowers, insects, frogs and toads, moths and butterflies, seashells, birds, and more are introduced. While most activities center on drawing and reflecting, a few hands-on activities are included as well: for example, making leaf prints and growing sprout head.

    This nature journal's 8"x 11 ½" size makes it perfect for children to document their nature journey without the limitations smaller journals present. Bright colors, black-line illustrations and well-constructed pages and binding will allow storage of your children's outdoor reflections and memories for years. Sturdy, flexible cardboard cover. 224 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 060452
    ISBN: 9781889538891
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    The art of nature study is immensely pleasurable and educational for our children. However, as parents who've not been taught this art, we often experience doubts of the educational value or even frustration at how to provide a worthwhile study. If this describes you, this book may quickly become your most valuable tool in the pursuit of nature studies. Well organized, the book begins with introducing a naturalist and the tools necessary to be a nature explorer, including details on a well-crafted nature journal. Adding to its value and ease of use, the book is divided into seasonal sections, which begin with a scavenger hunt focusing on the signs of each season. Within each seasonal study, explorations are offered in a variety of settings: woods, city, beach, pond, and meadow. The authors elaborate on the signs of the season in each of these areas and encourage exploration, but the authors provide background details to promote learning for families without access to each locale. Each section also offers information on careers in the field and a variety of activities, including DIY projects, journaling ideas and expanded science studies. Vividly illustrated with over 150 scientifically detailed illustrations of plants, animals and fungi. A wonderful resource for novice or intermediate nature loving family! 120 pgs, hc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 069558
    ISBN: 9781908489265
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    Take your nature studies to the next level with this gorgeously illustrated scrapbook. Young people of all ages will eagerly create a personal keepsake in these scrapbook pages: partially blank pages (for collected items, illustrations and observations) and part instruction manual with field guide notes.

    Beginning with brief tips and the nature explorer code, the book is divided into 4 sections: earth, air, water and useful things. Each section provides a beautiful mix of information and lightly illustrated scrapbooking pages with space to secure or draw personal observations. The Earth section centers on seeds, grasses, flowers, skulls, rocks, minerals and fossils, tree leaves, mammal tracks, etc. Air focuses on clouds, feathers, owl pellets, butterflies and insects, spores, etc. Water emphasizes seashells, tadpoles and pond life, and rain/watery weather. The last section highlights favored monthly finds and field notes.

    Charlotte Mason and nature loving families will find this a wonderful portfolio of Science studies and a beautiful family keepsake. Destined to become a family favorite! Measures 10" x 12". Includes elastic closure. 81 pgs, hc ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 015574
    ISBN: 9780811734806
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    Designed to engage the new nature study enthusiast, this book contains an abundance of easy to implement hands-on activities, divided into chapter categories for quick reference and guidance in your personal nature journey. The author begins by encouraging you to select a chapter category that best fits your unique needs and the tools for a basic nature study kit which can be created inexpensively. Each chapter introduces you to a certain area in which to explore the familiar—and not so familiar—plants, animals and natural phenomena. Chapters include Around the House; Close to Home; In the Garden; At Sundown; In Winter; In the Weather; In Rocks and Water; and At the Seashore. Easy to implement activities (the authors recommend finding an owl pellet to dissect but I would suggest purchasing a sanitized owl pellet for example #033686 or #024986.) Perfect for a Charlotte Mason educator or a traditional educator who wants to introduce more theme-based, hands-on activities. Black and White Illustrations. SC. 251 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 011578
    ISBN: 9781889209036
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    … and rocks, leaves, shells, feathers… sound familiar? Most young kids are entranced by nature, so why not help them learn from it? By Karen Andreola, author of the Charlotte Mason Companion, this book is a teacher's guide to studying nature. It is cleverly written in the form of a story, told through the diary of Carol, a beginning home-school mom in the 1930's. Taking Charlotte Mason's advice, she gives both of her children a nature notebook and encourages them to fill them with drawings, information, and discoveries. Throughout the story, she and her children take many walks and begin to fill the notebooks with various illustrations and facts about birds, insects, plants, and animals. In the story, you will find examples of what to look for, and the chapters close with study questions and Latin names for the creatures they observe. Each chapter is short enough that even a homeschool mom can find the time to pick it up and read. Also woven into the story are nature poems and selected quotes from Charlotte Mason. At the end of the book are appendices containing short passages from Charlotte Mason referenced in the book and a list of books with nature themes, both fiction and non-fiction. You don't even need to travel; you can learn a lot right in your own backyard.

  • Item #: 041001
    ISBN: 9781615385331
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    Take a walk, find something interesting (a fallen log, a patch of moss, a beetle) and encourage your child/student to take the time to observe, draw and write about what he sees. Each page has 5 large (dotted half-line) writing lines and a space to draw a picture (about 7 x 4) at the top. Younger students can tell you what they see while you write for them and they draw a picture. Older students can write a few sentences on their own. While you are creating a keepsake, children are learning to be curious about nature and practice their handwriting skills. A few pages at the beginning of the workbook explain some classifications children can include and there are some prompts if you need a little guidance on your nature walk. You dont have to find a lush forest; a yard or park will do the trick! Take a magnifying glass and some colored pencils with you. Each page has a verse from a poem or Scripture at the bottom. Memoria Press, 36pp (26 journaling pages), 8.5 x 11 pb ~ Sara

  • Item #: 067606
    ISBN: 9781908489296
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  • Item #: 060660
    ISBN: 9780976031383
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    Introduce children to the exciting natural history around them! Targeting the American Northern Midwest, with applicable nature studies for Midwest and Northeast naturalists, this daily almanac contains 365 readings detailing an animal or plant species or seasonal change for that time of year. Readings are concise and conclude with a simple activity, although it would be equally beneficial to simply go outside and sketch the species of the day or other similar find. Let me share a bit of the reading from February 11 which has the topic of Mourning Doves. "Most Mourning Doves are migratory, but those that choose to spend winter in the north form flocks and feed on seeds. They will eat various grains, but prefer corn and readily visit sites where it is available. Sometimes with longer days in February, a cold, quiet morning may be graced by the courting song of the male dove. Though it is a mating song, this plaintive call may seem a bit sad. Indeed Mourning Doves get their name from the 'coah, cooo, cooo, coo' songs that do not seem to us to be particularly amorous…." The activity for this day is listen for early bird calls—the first sound of the changing season . The month concludes with space for your personal nature notes. Contains nearly 400 black and white illustrations and a detailed index. A perfect way to introduce children to nature studies or to "kick off" your daily science lessons. 216 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 063613
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    Younger elementary children and those who struggle with reading and writing abilities are the intended users of this year long science course. Mixing stories about common farm and home animals, coloring pages, oral discussion and copywork later in the book, children will learn about bees, horses, birds, cats, mice and other friendly critters.

  • Item #: 069701
    ISBN: 9781908489166
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  • Item #: 031159
    ISBN: 9781599150635
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     “Do you know Mother Nature? She it is to whom God has given the care of the earth, and all that grows in or upon it, just as he has given to your mother the care of her family of boys and girls.” So, begins this charming 1888 reprint from Yesterday’s Classics. Amber, the dragon fly, water lilies, coral, starfish, and much more are covered in these delightful stories that make a perfect family read aloud. You may be amazed at the amount of science your children learn when taught concepts through a story. Black and white illustrations. 90 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 069702
    ISBN: 9781908489203
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  • Item #: 063614
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    In response to parent requests to create a course like Every Herb Bearing Seed for middle schooler students, this text weaves together anatomy and physiology with healthy natural living. Topically you will study healthy bones, nerves and brain, muscles and tendons, vitamins and minerals along with chiropractic care, harmful effects of alcohol and cigarette smoking, gluten and autoimmune disorder, plus much more. Written at a level middle school children can understand and relate to.

  • Item #: 043877
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    If your children are like mine, captivated by the littlest critters, eager to examine them from every angle, this handy gadget is the perfect tool for their explorations. The bug-friendly container measures approximately 5” long and 2 ½” high (without the attached lid). Snap the lid (with air holes!) closed, and children have a 360 degree view of their specimen through the clear plastic container. Taking it to the next level, the container also offers two comfortable 3x magnification eyepieces on the lid (shaped like a binocular) and two additional 2x magnification circles on the container. While designed for bugs, the container is also waterproof, so children can get up close and personal with a variety of aquatic specimens as well! Includes a soft rubber handle for easy portability. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 061501
    ISBN: 9780615834108
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    Charlotte Mason wrote extensively of the purpose and promise of a notebook-inspired education, and many modern authors have attempted to encapsulate and inspire a new generation of notebook enthusiasts—yet few have done so as poignantly as Laurie Bestvater. Beginning with an overview of notebooking, the author guides us through an array of topics to inspire children (and adults!) to feel comfortable with the blank slate that overwhelms those new to the art. She then returns to the vision of self-education through notebooking before guiding us through setting up the "self-activity" or structure of notebooks. She concludes with the life-long benefits: development of imagination; inner growth (spiritual disciplines and character); and relationships with God, man and the universe in which we live. The extensive appendix includes recommend supplies, samples, general lesson plan template,

    Way of the Will

    chart, additional resources, bibliography, glossary and notes. A tremendous resource for those seeking more support for a notebooking lifestyle; reminiscent of Charlotte Mason and the Parents National Education Union (PNEU) and one that you will refer to in years to come. 193 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne
  • Item #: 037795
    ISBN: 9781591934073
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  • Item #: 037798
    ISBN: 9781591934080
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  • Item #: 006707
    ISBN: 9781452141244
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  • Item #: 006712
    ISBN: 9781452131481
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  • Item #: 057327
    ISBN: 9781442486379
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    A delightfully written tale, from the author of Bambi, draws us into a world where farm animal and wild animal befriend one another, with a desire to venture into the world of the other. Children will be spellbound through the escapades of the newly found friends as they learn to respect their differences, merge their worlds and appreciate the beauty of their own home. 282 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 006763
    ISBN: 9781452145556
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  • Item #: 006742
    ISBN: 9781452161358
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  • Item #: 006777
    ISBN: 9781452131474
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  • Item #: 003099
    ISBN: 9780794522193
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    From Usborne. A colorful, complete guide for introducing nature studies to older children. Lots of helpful, interesting text aid in choosing proper equipment/supplies and learning nature observation skills. Activities include recording your observations, starting various collections, and varied building projects.

  • Item #: 037799
    ISBN: 9781591934103
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  • Item #: 021319
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    Looking for an inexpensive "Critter Keeper" for your budding naturalist? Measuring 7½"x 5½", this perfectly sized hut can be transformed into a habitat for a variety of creatures, including tadpoles, insects, frogs, worms, minnows, turtles and more. Lid snaps securely into place (no little buggers jumping out at night!) with a slide locking top for easy feeding and handling. A versatile 'home away from home' to catch and release creatures for your nature studies. Holds approx. 2 liters of liquid. ~ Deanne
  • Item #: 071130
    ISBN: 9780763618711
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