Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A New Adventure: The Prairie Primer

Back to school has been a little bumpy for us here. After much consideration, I've decided that maybe we're ready to try something new.

We're starting a modified version of The Prairie Primer this week. It's modified somewhat because my kiddos are younger than the intended audience. L is reading several years ahead of his grade level, thought so I think we'll be able to make it work. (The Prairie Primer is an in depth unit study based on the Little House on the Prairie series.)

I'm not sure whether we'll spend a few months, a year, or longer on this curriculum, it depends on how the kids take to it. I do love these books though, and this period of history. I think the kids are going to enjoy all the opportunities for hands on projects and experiences.

(I picked up my copy of the curriculum for about half price on Ebay, by the way.)

I've been collecting Little House related ideas for a while on my Pinterest board, and loved the little log cabin  from Delightful Learning.  Here's our version, along with a fluffy pipe cleaner forest, some barrels for food storage, and some "Wild Wild West" characters purchased on sale at Hobby Lobby. (I made the roof removable to make the inside of the house and the attic more accessible.)

Our "Little House."
The kids have already suggested several missing components, like Jack the dog, and the grizzly bear. I think this will be a work in progress for us, but the kids are having a blast with it today.


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