This summer Carrie and I went to a local homeschool convention. We turned the corner and ran right into this lovely, whimsical booth! I was immediately drawn to the sweet, natural materials, homemade flower presses, bug collection jars and all the nature studies!
This was a little wonderland in the midst of homeschool textbooks and chaos. I immediately felt at home here and wanted to sit and linger over the materials for hours!
I was very pleased to find out that Blaze New Trails was a brand new Charlotte Mason inspired Science curriculum that uses nature studies, life skills and homesteading as the main tools of learning! This was right up my alley! The Giles Frontier has been generous to share with us a brand new freebie AND a giveaway!
First, let’s talk about this great freebie:
Wildflower Watch Unit Study $15 value!
- Wildflower Watch is a six-week unit study that is formatted for a once-a -week lesson. It is structured in this manner to allow time to plant flower seeds and observe growth to complete the lessons.
- Beyond the Trail activities are included in the unit to extend learning into other content areas and allow children to dig deeper into the subject.
- This free unit study on wildflowers includes suggested reading, copywork, lapbook projects, poetry, diagrams, notebooking pages, and informational text.
The giveaway is a Charlotte Mason Inspired Nature Study Set for a full year OR MORE of science study!
Blaze New Trails – $135 Value!
Blaze New Trails is a fun, effective, way to bring joy into learning. It is a comprehensive guide using nature and your community to connect life with learning. Holly weaves history, science and literature with a walk in your local park. She shares how to turn a trip to the farmer’s market into an outdoor classroom. Extensive book lists, resources, family stories and ready to use information fill this creative approach to lifestyle learning. This book serves as a complete science for the younger years and activities for families to enjoy for years to come. A lesson planner is built right in to cover 42 weeks of the year!
Blaze New Trails includes:
- Lesson text/teacher guide
- Student Companion
- Art activities for each chapter
Each unit is a stand alone activity and geared to 3-8th graders. The open architecture of the book is intended to let parents and children explore at their own pace.
Blaze New Trails – Purposeful, Natural Learning Text/Teacher Guide- $54 value
Full color and 239 pages. See sample HERE.
Student Companion – a journal style workbook that follows each chapter of Blaze – $39 value
The Student Companion is designed to be used right alongside Blaze New Trails. The Companion is a notebooking style, consumable product. Adding this book to Blaze New Trails will create a full year science curriculum geared toward 3rd – 8th grade. Nature study is the backbone that supports the branching studies of American history and literature throughout the book. Full color and 313 pages. See sample HERE.
Activity pack that is a craft or activity for each chapter of Blaze New Trails – $24 value
Flower Press – $18 value
The Giles Frontier is also offering a great coupon:
Coupon Code: BLAZE10 – It is good for $10 off Blaze New Trails, The Student Companion or the Essential Trailblazer Kit. Expires October 30.
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!