I’ve got nature study at least once a week for the whole year …
I’ve got the Outdoor secrets & Companion squared away in our plan for the year (50 lessons) …
What about the rest of the year?!
What have you done/ are you doing for Science in Year 1?TailorMadeParticipant
May be alone on this one, but that would be considered more than enough science at our house, other than the living books.
Here’s a link to a list to which I refer:sherazParticipant
In public school a child gets 1/2 year of science and 1/2 year social studies at this age.
Outdoor Secrets and Companion are considerably more than that, content-wise. I would consider it enough, especially if you continue to read living science books through out the year.sarah2106Participant
We did out door secrets once/week and nature study once/week for 1st grade and it was a great year!missceegeeParticipant
I would not add anything. Outdoor secrets and companion is a full and wonderful year ESP with nature study.
Thank you ladies! I needed that direction; for some reason I had science down for every single day in our week … a little much, perhaps?! I need to slow down & savour the feast! Tweeking now!missceegeeParticipant
Rosanna – I’m using OS and Companion for the second time this year. This time will be with my dd6 in 1st grade. We will alternate and do it 1 time one week and 2 times the next stretching it over the year. It’s plenty, I promise! Christie
Thanks so much Christie … I’m going to try 2 days/week of OS & 3 days/ week Nature Study. SO good to have your input … Thank you!
Looking forward to getting started next week!mama_nicklesParticipant
My D’s is in first. We do nature study including a notebook entry once a week, and a neighborhood walk once a week. Twice a week we spend 5-10 min reading a living science book on a related topic. I think 3 days a week of nature study seems like too much.
So, prehaps one “formal” nature study block, including a notebook entry, per week, and the other 2 more casual … I’m tring to make sure I make outside time happen … I guess not all outside time is nature study … though it inevitably happens with my boys; grasshopper catching being the most popular past time at present ;0)mama_nicklesParticipant
Yes, that sounds much better. I’ve found that since we started doing regular nature study, the kids are more aware of things in nature. Dd3 is always finding creatures and observing them. We do outside time daily!LinleighParticipant
We’re only two weeks in to 1st Grade, but we’re using OS and Apologia Astronomy. It feels like a lot, but my kids like it. I’m hoping once we settle into a routine, it won’t feel like too much. We do Astronomy readings twice a week and OS once a week. Nature Study is our life, so that doesn’t feel like anything extra.
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