I am very excited to be sharing a new curriculum with you over the next three months (probably more!) here on the blog and all over our social media.
I have been chosen as a Brand Ambassador for Bright Ideas Press. I chose to review and use Christian Kids Explore Biology because we all know how much S loves animals. I thought this would be a great way to introduce her to the world around us slowly with a lot of fun hands-on time each week.
How we plan to use Christian Kids Explore Biology
Christian Kids Explore Biology is written by a homeschool mom, Stephanie L. Redmond. She wrote this text because she wanted to help her children better understand the world we live in from a Christian perspective. The lessons are designed to be short and easily taught to children of multiple ages with experiments called “Hands on Time” that follows each lesson. There are 35 total lessons to take you through the traditional school year.
We will be doing the text part of the lesson on Thursdays. Like I said, the lessons are very short. That makes it easy for smaller children to sit and listen and absorb what you are teaching them. You will start with a lesson on creation and how the world was made. Then you go into cell structure, but just briefly. It isn’t an in depth discussion on how each individual part of the cell works, instead it is an overview of how the cell is made so that little learners can be introduced and understand more in the upcoming lessons that cover more of life and our world! While I read S (and often times N sits in with us) colors the coloring page that goes along with that lesson. They are included in the text book, but I got the additional Christian Kids Explore Biology Student Activity Book (Download) for a small fee to be able to easily make the copies needed. I put together a simple notebook in a 3 ring binder (more on that to come) that we will keep her copywork, notes, memory lessons, and pictures of her experiments in. On Fridays we will be completing the Hands-On Time from the lesson. Some weeks we will be sculpting with clay, others we may draw, some times we may even take a field trip somewhere local to really get into our lessons! I have found with my children the more I can get them involved in their learning the more they absorb. I am very excited about this new curriculum and know that it is going to be a blast for my family!
I cannot wait to dig deep into this text and get to work. I will be sharing more with you next week. But, here is a sneak peek…