I have used a few different Advent units over the years and really love slowing down with my family during this time. It's a highlight for me every time! I wasn't sure if I *needed* The Gentle + Classical Christmas unit but I sure wanted it! I bought the printed unit and I am SO, SO thankful that I did!! It was ready to go and so simple to open and jump into everyday - even when we were sick! We loved the activity ideas and they will be so enjoyable to do again in years to come. It would be simple and worth buying the digital unit if the print isn't available. It's a unit to cherish for years to come. I'm not sure my other ones will get much use after this!
I love the new printed passports
The size is perfect for kids ,the quality was wonderful
I ABSOLUTELY love this program and this bundle. It has helped me to teach my two year old better than I could have ever done by myself. He loves what he has been able to get his hands in, and I love the graphics, the ease of planning, I could go on but I will spare you.
Erin has, once again, outdone herself! This Nature Notebook's quality is of a higher standard than some that cost. Since being a part of Erin's subscriber list, I have had the privilege to not only get to know so much about who she is, but also witness firsthand. With regular free (yet completely amazing) products, discounts and updates - I am beyond grateful for her being brought into our homeschooling journey. This notebook is just a sampling of the obvious long hours she has dedicated to providing top of the line resources for home educators. Thank you, Erin!
All I can say is that every single one of the products I’ve purchased from Gentle + Classical Press have been absolutely outstanding in terms of quality and intentionality and the Level 1 Nature Student Notebook (and Teacher’s Guide) are no different! In addition to being so beautiful that you can’t wait to dive in, they’re also user-friendly, engaging, and such a great resource that has been a blessing to our family. We also utilize Gentle + Classical Preschool and this curriculum is the feast that keeps on giving! We are so thankful to have found these options and to have become members of the Gentle + Classical family.
I am so glad that I discovered this curriculum through a late-night Google search. This is my first time officially homeschooling my firstborn child, and I was initially feeling so scared and so apprehensive even to try. The Print Bundle was such a gift as it saved me from the worry of having to print anything. It did take me a couple of read-throughs to sort of organize everything in my mind and come up with a plan, but once we got going it's been so wonderful and relatively very easy! We are implementing the most basic version of this curriculum right now because that's what's working for us, but my son absolutely loves it and we are BOTH gaining so much from it! I'm even starting to be able to envision how I can be a homeschooling mama for years to come! Everything is beautiful and high quality and I really am in love with this bundle. I'd recommend it to anyone (even - especially - first-timers like myself!).
I heard about Gentle + Classical preschool in a conversation about homeschooling when the topic was brought up by a group of moms from my church. One of them introduced me to this curriculum as a good option for preschoolers, my oldest son was starting preschool at that point. After a couple years, the Lord finally convinced my husband to trust me about my conviction to homeschool our children. Since starting this curriculum and homeschool journey with my 2nd child, who we had planned to send to a private preschool, it has been the most wonderful journey. The buffet style of it makes homeschooling very stress-free and the fact that most of the learning is built on fun repetition and play-learning makes it very easy for little ones to catch on. Even my 1.5 year old likes copying what her older sister learns as far as attainments. Even though crafts are more self-driven, the material makes it easy to search for crafts that are simple to do and relates to what they're learning. So far we're having a blast while also getting God's word and everything else solidified into my child's learning. I'm so blessed by this curriculum. 5/5 stars! I highly recommend all of Erin's material to any mom homeschooling little ones 👍👍
Erin brings back the importance of nature while most of us are lost in the hustle and bustle of the big city. We may experienced nature during our childhood and as time went by, we have totally forgotten about its root and how it will cultivate the life foundation and shape our children into a peaceful and loving person who are responsible for their actions. I can't thank Erin enough for such a robust Nature curriculum!
I am thrilled by how flexible this is and you can purchase all the beautiful supplements or not and your child still gets all the info!
Erin has out done herself again and this teacher's guide is free!! Her work is stellar and so thoughtfully planned out. I highly recommend purchasing her extras that go along with this.
I am looking forward to using this all year! We just started but I have read ahead as the illustrations were beautiful and there was so much information that I didn’t know. The quality of the paper is good and will be easy to write on. Overall, I’ll be using this again for younger siblings!!
I never thought I’d be able to teach... not my gift. However with the new way of the world I was in need of inspiration for new structure and routine. My two year old also started showing leaps of interest in learning letters. God perfectly placed this resource for me. Now reviewing the materials... which is filled with tools and tips beyond expectation or imagination.... I feel confident in taking on this new task and adventure.
This curriculum is everything I knew I wanted and more! Beautiful illustrations (they remind me a bit of Tasha Tudor) and just the right mix of guidance and flexibility makes this curriculum a good fit for us.
Our daughter is 4 and we could have chosen Level 2, but opted for Level 1 instead. This route allows for some easy wins with material she already knows while challenging her with some new things. It felt like the right choice for the first year...we are both able to ease into a regular school routine with less stress! (Also, because we are expecting Baby #2 in a few months, I didn’t want to get in over my head.) And if we find that she’s flying through the material we can always advance to Level 2 very easily.
I love that the program incorporates Christian values and character development in addition to regular school subjects. This is a very holistic curriculum-it teaches the child as a whole being and doesn’t just focus on developing their academic proficiency.
Very glad I found this!
What a lovely book...I recommend ordering the physical copy, as the quality is much better for the price than that of our local printing shop or my own home (of course, double check your own area!). The art is fantastic, the activities are great, and it's all nicely streamlined so you don't need to worry about doing it every day but can adjust it to your own schedule. It helps me stay focused on one thing at a time, rather than getting overwhelmed by all the possibilities to study as a unit...especially as a new homeschool mom. I have a lot to learn, but I feel confident in this curriculum. I've been watching it for over a year now and finally committed to homeschooling, and knew this had to be a part of that. Thank you so much for your dedication to quality and purposeful work!
What Everyone is Saying
I am using this for my 4-year-old daughter this year. She is loving the weekly topics and I love that it is laid out for me without being heavily structured.
You get weekly content to cover, it is not laid out day by day, but this way you don't have the feeling of getting behind. It has been very easy for me to work with!
What a fantastic program! I downloaded this to use with my younger child who is eager to join in during older sibling's school time. The information is complete, well-rounded, and age appropriate. The accompanying book list is fantastic. Best of all, the planner pages for each unit make planning a breeze, which is a huge bonus for a busy homeschooling mom! It is beautifully designed, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone in search of a classical preschool curriculum.
This lovely curriculum has blessed our family so much, helping my young children fall in love with literature and learning while creating lifelong habits. Can't recommend it enough!
LOVE this curriculum!!! It is rich with delectable information for a little to eat up + easy to follow and implement for teacher! I am jumping into the homeschool world for the first time and am so thankful for such an amazing resource to guide me along the way.
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We LOVE this nature study! We will be using it for multiple years. If you're looking for a Charlotte Mason approach to nature study, this one gives you an overview of her ideas and how she used nature studies. It's easy to use, gentle, and has helped me to be more intentional with nature study. I also love the booklists!
This product is wonderful. The font and layout of the book are very user friendly. It is a curriculum with options to use as is with resources to dig deeper. The author communicates from the heart with concern for you to use it in a way that blesses your family. The content is rich and comprehensive without feeling heavy. Buy it today, you won't be disappointed!
Just received On Mission: India and I'm soooo impressed!!! Thank you so much for an amazing resource!!!