County Fair season is approaching and we are busy, busy, busy! There is so much learning going on, I imagine there must be a way to document it and call it “school.” Any ideas?
In preparation for your fair season, your children may enjoy HSS’s Free fair-themed literature based unit studies. Each unit has free notebooking pages and/or lapbook components that can be used for documenting purposes.
Down, Down the Mountain by Ellis Credle is a sweet classic picture book about Appalachian children, Hetty and Hank, who want to buy shoes. They lovingly grow turnips all summer to sell in town. They trek down their mountain, meeting many characters along the way, and their generosity left them with only one turnip left to sell! Oh well, they’d make the best of it at the County Fair that was in town. Find out if Hetty and Hank got their shoes after all! Download the Free Unit Study HERE.
As your children are making their fair entries, you can record what they learn on Project Based Learning Assessment sheets. Tips on how to utilize these sheets can be found HERE.
Children can also use these My Fair Entries notebooking pages to write about their creations.
During or after the fair, your children can journal about their experience, record their favorite memories, and tally up their winning entries on these notebooking pages:
(click on thumbnails to download PDF documents)
Have a great time at the fair. And remind your children that school can be fun!