Habitat Schoolhouse Curriculum Review

One of the literature based mini-units I do with my kids is based around the book Blueberries for Sal. It is a timeless literary treasure and one that I have read to my children each year around August or September because that’s when blueberries are ready for picking in our area.   

In some years past we have gone to a blueberry farm about an hour away to pick our own blueberries. It’s fun to read the book on our way and to celebrate every “kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk” as we begin to fill our pails. Of course, there’s always a “little Sal” nearby to taste the berries to make sure they are good enough to eat. We arrive home tired from all the picking but happy with our bounty.

In other years, we’re not able to go and that’s ok. We still read this treasured book and instead, we focus on projects that center around it. This year, we started using the Pre-K curriculum from Habitat Schoolhouse and I chose the letter B and the printables that coincided with Blueberries for Sal for our unit study. We focused on the ready-made bear printables, ate blueberries, and learned about the letter B. I love how happy my heart feels when I can sit down and work through this curriculum with my younger children. I’m currently using it with my 2 and 6 year olds but sometimes I find my older children “eavesdropping” on our lessons. 😉 (Although it is geared towards 2-5 year olds, my 6 year old is loving it.)

One of the things I love about the curriculum is that as educational springboards naturally come up in our life, I can choose the letter and theme that best fit us for that day. The printables in this curriculum really help round out my units. I love that because as a busy mom of six, I tend to be in a hurry to pull things together. This past August the season was right and I had blueberries so we focused on the letter B and Blueberries for Sal. Then, one evening we hauled out our telescope and got some great looks at the moon so the next morning we used the letter M and Moon printables. Then a few days later started finding several caterpillars on our back patio so, of course, I printed off the letter C and caterpillar pages. This curriculum is just so perfect for us. Seriously, I couldn’t be happier with it. I love that it just goes with the flow of our crazy life and anchors me to those precious learning moments with my children. 

What I also love is that this curriculum is 100% flexible, pre-planned and has so many of our favorite books already incorporated into the lessons. You’re not expected to complete the lessons in any particular order. YOU get to choose what is best for your child to learn that day. This curriculum is ready to go. As in, basically no prep work other than printing if you don’t have the physical copy. If you want to, you can grab other books to supplement but I feel that the curriculum can stand on its own. In my 10 years of homeschooling I’ve used several pre-K curricula and Habitat Schoolhouse has produced my favorite, by far. The pages are absolutely beautiful and I love the feeling of togetherness that it creates with my children and me.   

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