Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Download N Go Summer Sensations + Giveaway!

GE is Me is the winner! Wow, you had a lot of competition. ;-)
This giveaway is now closed. 

Download N Go studies by Amanda Bennett are one week mini unit studies for grades K-4.  They arrive in your inbox in e-book format, chock full of links and printables and ideas for a fun and educational week. Lapbooking instruction is also included, allowing your child to create a keepsake to document learning. 

After hearing the buzz on these studies for the past few months, I was happy to have the chance to check one out myself through LitFuse. It is rather funny that these are products sold through The Old Schoolhouse, I am a member of TOS Crew, and yet I am reviewing this through another company.  Love it.

Summer Sensations is 108 pages of colorful, visually appealing ideas for the study of summer.  Main topics include;
           
Day 1: What is Summer?
Day 2: Science Secrets of Summer
Day 3: People and Places of Summer
Day 4: Time for Tips and Treasures of Summer
Day 5: Goodies and Surprises of Summer

Within these main ideas, you and your children will study seasons, sunrise and sunset, nature, fireflies, poetry, constellations, hemisphere, snow cones, monsoons, birds,trees, ice cream, Georgie O'Keefe, and more.  Although it is very well geared to the younger age group it is designed for, I was pleasantly surprised about all that is covered in this one week- and yet, without being overwhelming in any way.

I find myself wishing my kids were younger, as I only have one still in this age range.  One week unit studies are an incredible idea and the execution of this incredible idea is well done and easy to use.  For those who enjoy a more structured, text or workbook based learning- this is a wonderful break in the routine.  For those, like me, who already enjoy unit studies and lapbooking- this would fit right in and be a delight.  They have many topics available, the latest one I heard generating a lot of excitement is chocolate (Yum!), and purchasing options that allow you to save by buying bundles. 

You also have the chance to get one for free right here!  One commenter will win a copy of Download N Go Summer Sensations.  All you have to do is follow the instructions below.


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Drawing will be held on Monday, August 23rd.  

*Disclosure: This e-book was provided at no cost through LitFuse Publicity Group, for review purposes. All opinions are my own.*





3 comments:

GE is me said...

This sounds like a great way to begin our school year! And I have 2 kindergarteners. :) Fun, fun.

GE is me said...

I also shared via FB. :) which is where I saw your post. -G

Karen Quinn said...

Wow, these downloadable mini studies sound like a great idea and I like the lapbook part too. I've been wanting to start doing lapbooks, sounds like a motivator for me and LOTS OF FUN for my kids to learn by. Thanks a lot for the info.

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