Exploring Your Backyard

A Science and Literature Unit Study for Elementary

Are you ready to go on an adventure in your own backyard?

Let's take a deep dive into what makes up the plant and animal life in our gardens and get ready for an easy-to-implement and fun nature study for homeschoolers!

The Exploring My Backyard curriculum includes:

  • Language Arts
  • Science
  • Nature Study
  • Math, and
  • Art

With 30 days of lessons, this is the perfect curriculum to get your kids out in nature and learning about the amazing creatures in their very own backyards!

This unit study is everything you need for a month of literature and science. It includes experiments, hands on nature activities, read-alouds, and writing projects.

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Course Curriculum

  Day 2: Backyard Games
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  Day 4: Insect Hotel
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  Day 11: A Butterfly Challenge
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  Day 15: Mason Bee Habitat
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  Party School!
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Our young adventurers, Jaxon & Harleigh, lead us on a Backyard Adventure!

Start each section with a letter from our adventurers. These letters give your child a challenge and something to pay attention to while doing the activities. They also share stories to help your child make connections to their real-life making learning meaningful.

Jaxon & Harleigh model good questioning and curiosity. The goal is to ignite that curiosity in your child. You’ll soon notice your child asking questions and sharing their curiosities in the same way as the adventurers.

Your Instructor

Dachelle McVey
Dachelle McVey

Dachelle is a former traditional teacher turned homeschool mom. She has a passion for literature and for adding adventure to her homeschool. She has started several book clubs in her community with the idea that each book club should be a celebration of literature. At Literary Adventures for Kids she takes those experiences and uses them to create online book clubs that add that little bit of magic to your children's education.

“Education should be a living, breathing, tangible thing.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates of the unit study?
This is a self-paced course. There are no starting or ending dates. Feel free to use at your leisure.
How long should this unit study take my child?
The unit study is set up on a lesson-by-lesson basis. It can take as much or as little time as you and your child feel you want to spend. That said, the original design is for a 30 day unit study. However, I recommend you choose which projects will be a good fit for your child and not feel obligated to complete all lessons.
What supplies will we need?
The project supply list is provided at the beginning of the course. You may choose which projects you will want to do.
Can my child work through this independently?
It will depend on the age of the child. Older children should be able to complete it independently. However, parents will need to be available to help with projects. I recommend parents review the course before their children begin.
Can this be used for more than one child or as a family?
Absolutely! We are a homeschooling family, and we encourage all our children to participate in unit studies.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own for the lifetime of Literary Adventures for Kids.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 5 days and we will give you a full refund.
Can I use this course with my co-op or school?
Yes. Please contact me at [email protected] for information about school and co-op licensing.

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