American Girl Kit Study
Language Arts Unit Study Ideas:
Discuss and define the following vocabulary words. Your homeschooler can also write these words in sentences, or in a news report. Use these as spelling words,too.
Math Unit Study Ideas:
Begin your lesson with a lesson on needs and wants, in terms of budgeting money. Have your child write a list of what they think a family needs to buy, and what they might want to buy. Next have your child play "Kit's Money Matters" game online, and discuss the decisions your child makes throughout the game. Challenge your child to help create a grocery budget for the week, determining what is necessary to buy.
The Arts Unit Study Ideas:
Kit's mom makes her a dress out of a chicken feed bag. Help your child learn to sew, or, make a recycled craft. Kit helped care for her famiy's vegetable garden. Maybe begin a simple garden in your yard or indoor potted plants. The hands on activity of gardening brings in the science of plants, too.
Reading Unit Study Ideas:
In addition to the book, have your child complete one or all of the mini book pdf's (links at the end of the page). These free booklets are offered at Homeschool Share. Also, ask your child to write any questions they might have while reading for further research and discussion.
Enrichment Unit Study Ideas: Study Journalism and what makes up a newspaper. Check out the free and comprehensive plans for an encompassing unit at Scholastic.
Science Unit Study Ideas: Let your garden be a segway to learning about plants and plant life. Richard Spilsbury authors a wonderful selection of books on plant life (check out the Amazon products below) which lend itself to a resourceful study.
History Unit Study Ideas:
"Kids During the Great Depression" by Lisa A. Wroble is an excellent resource for teaching a child friendly version of the difficult times during The Great Depression. Be sure to discuss this sensitive and thought provoking time period with your child as you study.
"Kit's Money Matters" game: www.americangirl.com/fun/agcn/kit/index.php?section=game
Sewing Site: www.craftandfabriclinks.com/sewingbook/sewbook.html
Gardening Site: www.edibleschoolyard.org/lessons-recipes
Reading Mini Books: www.homeschoolshare.com/American_Girl_Lapbook.php
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