I think a river behind your house will make up for lack of matching library books!Wings2flyParticipant
I recieved my books and I am impressed with all of them, except About Fish: A Guide For Children. It seems too basic for my 3rd grader. It has one line about fish on a white page on the left and a picture of a fish on the right. Then at the end of the book is 4 pages of afterword with more useful information on each fish, which I think should have been included at the bottom of each appropriate page. It is not bad, but more for grades prek – 1. So I am looking for a living book on pond/river fish to replace this one, or add to it, for my 8 yo. Suggestions?
I really liked the Pond book by Gordon Morrison and I also got his Nature in the Neighborhood book. I hesitated because of the reference to evolution, but there were only 2 minor references which I fixed with a little correction tape.
And the illustrations in Whistling Wings are so beautiful! I love the Flower Alphabet Book as a flower identification source.AimeeParticipant
I have a question also… I have boys who are obsessed with fishing right now, but they are 12, 10, 8 and 6. Would the info in this book/course be interesting to the older two, also? The twelve year old has always struggled with reading, so I was planning on having him read the Apologia Swimming Creatures Book on his own this next school year. I don’t think he’s quite ready for General Science yet. Just wondering if the Pond and Stream book would be interesting for older kids also. Maybe for fun summer learning?RebekahParticipant
For those who have used the Pond and Stream Companion, how did you like it? We live in a pretty dry area and don’t have many ponds or streams close by our house. Are they necessary to do the study?Karen SmithModerator
Having access to a pond, stream, or lake is not necessary to complete The Pond and Stream Companion.beccawalker2000Participant
I have a question on Pond and Stream. I’ve been slowly reading through this with my 7 and 9 year old, letting narrate, draw pictures, etc. about each section. We look up any term or animal that we aren’t familiar with and go from there. Is is “necessary” to have the guide to make this enough for them? It’s honestly been the hardest part of school to stay consistent in and my fear is that adding more to it will mean we don’t do it at all! Ideas? Thoughts?
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