I was hoping to have actual trade books read to recommend this month,, but that did not happen. So for this post, I want to talk about a couple of items that I’ve had a chance to look at and will be using in my homeschooling adventures.
The Scarey States of America by Michael Teitelbaum
July 24, 2007 – Delacorte Books for Young Readers
I found this at the annual clearance sale that Half Price Books puts on. I picked this up because I came up with a great way to use this to teach local geography. There’s a story about something weird or scary for every state in the US. Instead of using only a map to learn the US geography, I thought that learning a local tale would make learning the states a little more interesting. While I haven’t read all of the stories, I have an idea for a game. (When that is finalized, I’ll be glad to share it. )
Discovery Kids Travel Through the Amazing World of Wild Animals: Discover the Facts! Do the Activities!
This is just one of the many books on many different topics that Discovery Kids has available. There’s a factivity book for Dinosaurs, Space and loads of other topics. For this particular book, the pictures are fun and engaging. The activities are simple but relevant and fun. I do plan on getting more of these books, I found this one at Ollie’s, a local bargain store.
Do you have any supplemental materials that you have come to love or have unexpectedly encountered?