Delightful Planning: A Unit Study Planner

Thursday, June 11, 2015

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When my boys were younger we did unit studies for most of their learning. I truly think unit studies are the best way to go. Even in my home-based business of teaching Spanish to elementary kids I create three to four unit studies to do in Spanish with them each year. We have studied pumpkins, insects, polar animals and so much more all in Spanish. Marcy over at Ben and Me uses unit studies and delight-directed learning to homeschool her son and has recently created a planner to help other homeschool moms create unit studies for their kids.

What is delight-directed learning? It is allowing your child to learn about a topic that interests him or her. It is a time to dive deep into what ignites their imagination and minds. It creates excitement for learning instead of drudgery.

Delightful Planning includes several pages of explanation on the following topics:

  • What is delight-directed learning?
  • How do I set up a unit study?
  • How can I plan field trips that fit my unit study?
  • Can I use the concept of delight-directed learning with multiple children?
  • How can I use unit studies in high school?
  • What is the "Fun School Jar" method of schooling and how do I do it?
The e-book also has several planning pages for you to use in order to set up your unit studies:
  • Brainstorming pages 
  • Monthly and Weekly calendars
  • Supply list
  • Reading log
  • Book report pages
  • Learning journal pages
  • Field trip idea pages
  • "Rabbit Trail" study page
  • Fun School Jar idea pages
There is a TON of resources packed into this book! The introductory price for Delightful Learning is only $5.95!  I am planning on using it to help me set up my Spanish unit studies and a few delight-directed units with my youngest son this school year. Such an awesome resource if you are wanting to do unit studies with your kids!

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