Teaching Through February
I really enjoy allowing the rhythm of the year to guide us through some of our learning. February has a lot packed into it and this Book Stack has great titles to help you move through the month and all the learning themes that go along with it.
Started off February by reading Groundhog Day. It’s a cute picture book that takes you through the history of this fun tradition and teaches about groundhogs. We also carry a sweet story about a groundhog and his shadow called Gregory’s Shadow.
Black History Month
You can use any of these titles to help you learn about and commemorate Black History Month:
Saint Valentine was a historical figure. Take the time to learn about him and the story behind this special day. We also carry a couple of fun Valentine’s books, Nate and the Mushy Valentine is a short easy to read chapter book and Cranberry Valentine, a picture book.
It’s Family Day on February 12th in New Brunswick, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia.
Nova Scotia Heritage Day, Yukon Heritage Day, Islander Day
B is for Bluenose, I is for Island, and T is for Territories are fun alphabet picture books. The pictures will take you on a mini-tour of each area and help you celebrate Nova Scotia Heritage Day, Yukon Heritage Day, and Islander Day (Oh, and don’t forget Anne of Green Gables and all the sequels).
Chinese New Year
February 12 is Chinese New Year. This is a great time to learn about China, the culture, traditions, and legends.
by Adrianne Curwen
Adrianne is a wife to a public-school educator/administrator and a homeschooling Mama to seven children, ranging in age from 7 to 23. She believes that we have a unique opportunity as homeschoolers to design individualized education that suits giftings, interests, and passions. She and her husband have used a blend of registered homeschooling, enrolment with independent DL schools, and participation in public trade school programs to design individualized programs for their children. She is passionate about using as many read-alouds, picture books, novels, and conversations to educate her children but also gets excited by the amazing homeschool-designed curriculum that’s out there. Adrianne is thrilled by her new role as Communication Specialist for Classical Education Books and is grateful to have an opportunity to learn something new. She is grateful, every day, for her saviour, Jesus Christ, and has no greater joy than when she sees her most important missions field walk with Him.