Welcome to Book Seeds By Blossom & Root!
The Mitten is our first seasonal issue of our 2020 Winter Collection. More issues will be released as we finish them during winter / spring 2020.
As a "thank you" to our wonderful Blossom and Root community, and to celebrate the beauty of winter, we are giving this special issue to you for free! (Please disregard the "name a fair price" tag--this is a free offering. Just put "0" in the price field.)
This issue includes:
- 4 S.T.E.A.M. activities exploring nature-inspired concepts in science, technology, engineering, art, and math
- 3 art projects
- 1 kitchen classroom activity
- 2 nature study prompts
- 3 invitations to play (open-ended activities to inspire discovery and creative engagement)
- 1 nature journal prompt or tutorial
- 1 word-inspired prompt and 1 copywork selection
- Suggested books, video links, and resources to dig deeper into the topic
You are welcome to use additional or alternative books to enhance your Book Seed learning.
Important Note: A Winter 2020 Collection Bundle will be created once all issues are available.
About Our Seasonal Book Seeds Series
Using inspiration from beautiful and captivating children's literature selections, you and your child will investigate nature-based S.T.E.A.M. concepts, complete nature journaling activities, prepare delicious recipes, and celebrate the magic of words.
Book Seeds By Blossom & Root can be used as a stand-alone curriculum for the young child (ages 2 to 5), as a curriculum base when combined with the math and phonics programs of your choice for the early elementary learner (ages 6 to 8), or as a fun add-on to your existing curriculum. It can be used with one child, with children of multiple ages, in ECE and elementary classrooms, or for non-homeschooling families who simply want to enjoy books, S.T.E.A.M. activities, and nature study together. (Co-ops and classrooms, please email me regarding terms first: firstname.lastname@example.org.) They also make a great compliment for families using Blossom and Root Early Years, Kindergarten, or Elementary curricula.
To use Book Seeds By Blossom & Root, simply read the book selection (for this issue: The Mitten by Alvin Tresselt) as many times as you like, and complete the activities in the order and schedule that works best for your family. Most families complete the activities in a single issue of Book Seeds over a two-week period, but this can take as much or as little time as you like.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1) Is this a secular resource?
Yes! Our program is 100% completely secular. However, it can also be easily incorporated into a Christian homeschool by adding your own bible study. However, you may wish to screen the content prior to using it, as our Book Seeds issues reflect a secular point of view when it comes to science.
2) Will this product be mailed to me?
No. Our product is a digital download and will be delivered to you as soon as your payment is processed. You can send it to a local print shop to be printed and bound, or keep it on a tablet or computer for reference. (We recommend always keeping a copy on your computer or tablet, as there are links to videos in most of the issues.)
3) Can I print out multiple copies?
Your purchase is for your family alone. Feel free to make as many copies as you like for your own family. If you would like to use activities from Book Seeds by Blossom & Root for a co-op, please contact Kristina at email@example.com for permission first. Book Seeds by Blossom and Root may not be resold (at curriculum fairs, online, or anywhere else.)
4) How long will it take to do this curriculum each day?
You may go at whatever pace suits your needs. A single Book Seeds issue takes most families about two weeks to complete, spending around 30 minutes per day on an activity.
5) Are there any worksheets or workbooks included? Do Book Seeds come with the book they are inspired by?
Some issues include an occasional worksheet to track discoveries. You will need to purchase or borrow the book (for this issue, The Mitten by Alvin Tresselt) before beginning, as it is not included in this purchase. You are also welcome to use an alternative book on the same topic. This purchase is ONLY for a single issue of a Book Seed magazine full of activities inspired by a children's book.
6) Are there any exchanges or refunds?
No. All sales are final. Due to the digital nature of our product, there are no exchanges or refunds. Please consider carefully if this is a good fit for your child prior to purchase.
7) Can I get a sample first?
Absolutely! If you would like a free sample, please go to https://blossomandroot.com/book-seeds-by-blossom-and-root-coming-soon/ and you can download an entire issue, free of charge.
Please note: This purchase is for a single issue of our Book Seeds magazine. Please see our store for seasonal bundles (currently available: 2018 spring bundle.) If you would like to purchase a Book Seed seasonal bundle, please go to our main store at https://gumroad.com/blossomandroot and scroll down past our main curriculum resources to find Book Seeds issues and bundles.