Originally Posted by eco_mama
eta: hm, maybe i won't do the colors unit after all. by the 5th week it says you'll be dying eggs which is obviously intended for around easter time. so i guess my printer running out of ink was kind of a good thing!
after looking throught the insects unit, i think that will fit better right now.
We're on week 4 of colors right now, I just rearranged the handiwork so that the easter eggs got dyed the first week which was the week before Easter. That said, since both Colors & Insects are spring, you probably only have time for one spring unit at this point so I'd choose whichever one you like best
On the other hand, if you want to continue all summer, there's only one 6 wk unit for summer, and I don't remember (from having just read through the Insect unit) there being much, if anything, in that unit that would HAVE to be spring. So you might be able to have the timing work out about right to start now & go straight through. Other stuff later in the curriculum that is "date specific" the first winter unit of year 2 is definitely designed to be completed prior to Christmas (or whatever winter holiday(s) you celebrate) alot of the handwork is making gifts & decorations for the holidays. The 2nd year's spring curriculum seemed very confusing to me. Near the beginning of the first unit it emphasizes the "importance" of seeing sheep sheared before moving forward, but then mentions that this generally happens in late Apr early May. And yet the 2nd spring unit also makes references to planting schedules I think it was that indicated it should be started in early Apr. So I'm not sure what's up with that. . . we're planning to go to the sheep & wool festival here THIS spring, so I'm thinking we'll just talk about/remember/look at pictures from THIS year's sheep & wool festival when we do that first spring unit next spring. Based on the stuff my kids talk about that happened a year or more ago, I think that will work fine for us. Alternately I might totally re-work those 2 units & shift all the sheep/wool stuff to the 2nd one and move stuff from the 2nd one back in to the first one to fill in the time, I haven't decided yet . . . but it's something to be aware of