Kirby’s Kids Academic Adventures

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We have recently discovered how much fun it can be to use our favorite books and series to base our homeschool learning on. Come on and join us for some great adventures on this homeschool journey.

We will continue to update this page with links to our most recent adventures. You can also check out our Holidays page for more fun ideas to use in your home.

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Little House on the Prairie Academic Adventures:

These are based on the Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. We will travel back to pioneer days and walk side by side with Laura and her family as we explore and discover the fascinating world she lived in.

We will also compare pioneer life to our lives today and learn ways to apply some of the old techniques in our day to day life. We will explore various subject matter including Language Arts, Math, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, U.S. Geography, and Early American History. Many of these subjects will be learned using the same books that Laura may have used in her time.

We will also be using various arts, crafts, and music to reinforce the skills and lessons we are learning. We have listed various projects like whittling, knitting, doll making, and soap carving plus many more. These will not only help to keep our adventure fun and exciting but will allow each child a way to express themselves in their own unique way.

Our lessons are planned out weekly rather than daily to allow us more freedom to learn. This also allows us more time to plan in for unexpected adventures that may happen in life. We can also make room for some great journeys to places like Living History Farms, local Pioneer Days, and the Zoo to immerse ourselves more into the history of Pioneer life. With our schedule we also allow and encourage more independent learning which is wonderful because kids are always curious and will come up with questions and ideas that adults may never think of.

Our kids will also learn some valuable life lessons like character, manners, and home economics will building their faith as they learn to become respectful, responsible, and caring citizens for tomorrow.  This will be more than a learning adventure it will also be an adventure to create a better future for our children, one family at a time!

We used these through our school year but they would also be good to do one at a time or over the summer.

Little House in the Big Woods

Little House on the Prairie

On the Banks of Plum Creek

By the Shores of Silver Lake

The Long Winter

Little Town on the Prairie

These Happy Golden Years

Farmer Boy

 

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