Lets start with The Long Way to a New Land Study Guide. This was a bit too much for Princess J, so we did what we could do and Mr. B worked with it some, as well. I think I will have Mr. B complete it this year, and save it for Princess J. when she reaches this level. As of right now, she's not quite advanced enough to work through the pages even with help. The added activities are great, such as mapping and flag making, so that has really gone far into getting her involved with this guide. She's a unique child with her birth mom and birth dad being from two separate ends of the world-literally lol- so learning of her ancestry and where she comes from is interesting and fun! Mr. B also got in on those activities, and really enjoyed the family tree!
This guide is not interactive, but you can print multiple copies for the children in your home.
Resources include additional and extended reading.
Both kids really enjoyed this flag making activity. Mr. B just used notebook paper, but here's his flag of Ireland.
Here is a screen shot of the type of activities Princess J was able to do. This guide says K-3, but I'd put it best for the grade 3 group.
The Hound of the Baskervilles is one of my FAVORITE reads! I remember it being a required book in college, and I was thrilled to spend my evenings sleuthing with the great Sherlock Holmes. I was so excited to relive this great book again with Mr. B, who enjoyed it as much as I do.
As I mentioned above, this guide is fully interactive so once you open it with your PDF reader, you can type, highlight, etc. right from the PDF-save your progress, and then just print out the finish product. Mr. B loves this, and I think that feature is what makes him choose to do Progeny Press over other guides. You can also print this out for every child in your family.
The optional projects are something else! The guide suggests volunteering at a homeless or women's shelter, volunteering with a local pet rescue or rehab facility, and other research based projects.
This is what it looks like to open in a browser window. You can still type into the off colored square there, but when you use something like Foxit Reader you have more options like a drop down menu.
Overall, we both agree that Progeny Press has two more knock out products. You could easily work through multiple guides through the year for a full literature component, or just do one here or there to fit your needs. You could even incorporate other subjects as needed to make it more CM friendly if you want. We both HIGHLY recommend Progeny Press to others!
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