The course is built around a reader compiled of classic stories written by Arabella Buckley and Julia McNair Wright in the late 1800s. I have bought the whole shebang – the reader, the student book & the teacher guide.
Rose is my little nature lover. She loves creatures of all kinds. All kinds from the lowly maggot, through to a majestic elephant, she loves them with all her heart. What she does not love, is writing! So quite possibly the student book will go unused. But that does not bother me too much. Most of her lessons are completed orally at present, and the ones she does write for, there is often much wailing and gnashing of teeth. Over a paragraph. Sigh. However, when she does write, she writes in beautiful cursive, so that has to be something…right..?
Back to the insects. I plan to do a lesson a week from the Memoria Press guide with her. You can see a sample lesson in the above link. The lessons follow the readings in the Arabella Buckley story book & are extremely structured. There are lots of opportunities for sketching, which she should enjoy. One never quite knows with Rose 🙂
I have bought some other things to use for this study:
A Bug Barn which has lots of accessories.
Buzzing! Discover The Poetry In Garden Mini-beasts. The reviews on this little book were smashing, so I could not resist.
RSPB First Book Of Mini-beasts A good, basic field guide to mini beasts in the garden.
I intend to keep an eye out for any other good quality read aloud with insects as a focus – please do let me know if you have any recommendations.