In thinking about and planning our next unit, The Monk decided that he wants to do a Star Wars unit (which is perfect is Star Wars day, is, well, today!). So, I created my planner pages with some cute Melonheadz clipart I found on the Internet. Then, as every homeschooling mom knows to do, I laid out all my curriculum books and dug in to plan the unit. This is what it looks like:
Reading - We are going to explore compare/contrast some more as well as some responding to reading with questions. We are also going to dig into Hero's Journey since Luke Skywalker follows that example perfectly. The books that we are reading for this unit are:
* The Secret Lives of Droids by Jason Fry
* The Legendary Yoda by Catherine Saunders
* Beware the Sith by Shari Last
* Luke Skywalker's Amazing Story by Simon Beecroft
* I Want to be a Jedi by Simon Beecroft
All of these are DK readers, so I know that The Monk will be able to work his way through them on his own. I'm incorporating writing in with the reading as I've always felt that they tend to go hand-in-hand. I also found this great character study unit on TeachersPayTeachers that will help us discuss and write about some of the prominent characters in SW.
For Math we are going to continue to work our way through double-digit subtraction and then move into numbers up to 1000 and three-digit add/subtract. This is one of The Monk's hardest subjects, so we go through everything rather slowly to make sure that he gets it and is comfortable with what he is learning.
Science is going along with our Star Wars theme and we are going to be looking at space and planets. I found this wonderful interactive notebook on TPT, so we will be working through that while looking at his textbook and some other resources I've pulled together from our library here at home.
The rest of the studies (grammar, spelling, art, music, Spanish, etc.) we are just continuing our way through the regular curriculum that we've already been working on. Since most of those are boxed curriculum and have a pacing guide to work through, we are continuing doing just that, working through it.
I'm pretty excited about our Star Wars adventure. I found all sorts of great crafts and activities to do (we have a Star Wars science project book and cookbook in our home library), so I'm sure that there will be a lot of creative results to what we are going to be looking at! I'll keep you posted!