This expansion and complete overhaul of Gentle + Classical Nature Volume 1: Inland Waterways and Forests has been created to make Charlotte Mason's "Formidable List of Attainments for a Child of 6" all the more attainable without overwhelm.
You'll find the new format easier to use and understand, and you'll love the new/expanded book selections and additional 6 units. Lastly, you'll find many new, beautiful graphics that have been utilized as well.
This product is a DIGITAL download of ALL PRODUCTS related to Volume 1of Gentle + Classical Nature and includes all the following products. Please visit each products’ description for more information and more images:
- Gentle + Classical Nature Volume 1 Teacher's Guide (135 pages)
- Student Notebook Level 1 (185 pages)
- Student Notebook Level 2 (185 pages)
- 3-Part Montessori Cards (152 Cards, 84 pages)
- Memory Statement Cards for all 3 Levels (54 Cards; 36 pages)
- Spanish Flashcards (52 nature-related terms; 4-Part Cards; 84 pages)
- French Flashcards (52 nature-related terms; 4-Part Cards; 84 pages)
- Nature Collection Journal (80 pages)
Who's it for?
This program includes memory statements for 3 "levels" and detailed content and activities for Levels 1 and 2. Due to this, you can utilize the content of the Teacher's Guide for students K4-7th grade. Student Notebooks are currently available for Level 1 and 2 students only.
(Level 3 Student Notebook will release in 2021 and will include its own book list and activities and will be sold separately.)
You can click below for a quick overview of "levels" inside of Gentle + Classical Nature. A chart on the second page will help you understand them clearly.
Scope and Sequence
This digital bundle includes 763 total pages. However, most families will choose between Memory Statement Levels, Student Notebooks, and Foreign Language cards and will not print all pages.
What changed? (Previous Nature TERM 1 FAQ)
If you purchased the original Term 1 Bundle from Gentle + Classical Nature, you'll find that this new bundle includes the following changes:
- Completely revamped and expanded Teacher's Guide (much prettier and easier to read)
- 6 new units of content
- 20+ more French/Spanish Flashcards with an updated font design and 50% new graphics
- 50+ new 3-Part Cards with updated font and design and 50% new graphics
- Never-before-seen Student Notebooks for Level 1 and Level 2 students (k4-4th grade)
- An updated Nature Collection Journal to reflect the 6 flowers, 6 birds, and 6 trees studied in Nature
- Specific attainments to help Mom and Student find an identify 6 common birds, wildflowers, and trees
If I purchased this bundle previously, do I receive a discount?
I'm sorry, but I cannot offer that. What I can offer is that this product be deeply discounted at release to offset any "overlap" in what you already own vs what is included in this new program.
Can I just purchase the new 6 units?
I'm sorry, but that's not feasible. Implementation of that would be extraordinarily difficult. I've listed this release at a deeply discounted price to offset the fact that you may already own small portions of it.
Can I get the entire bundle in PRINT?
I'm so sorry- but only the Teacher's Guide, Student Notebooks (Level 1 and 2) and Nature Collection Notebook are available for physical delivery. You can purchase those individually but they do not have bundle options since there are too many options for different families.
You can find helpful organization videos HERE.
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!
We are only in our second week, but are really enjoying this course. There is a good range of in depth information and the course is fairly well organized easy for me, the parent/novice homeschooler to prepare and lead. The artwork is beautiful and I think that alone draws my children in at times they’d rather be doing something else. The texts that support the course really capture my children’s imaginations and reinforce the content in a way that is very accessible to them. I do wish there were a few alternates to the plant/bird/tree identifications. I had a lot of frustration finding milkweed in unit 1, and there are some similar plants where I live which added to the confusion. To me, this is the most fun and valuable part of the class, seeing what we are learning while on our hikes. Including a few back-up specimens for the user to sub-in if necessary would really enhance this course.
I enjoy this nature unit, even just for me. I simply pull books, activities and readings that work for us from each unit. Easy!
It's such a good value, for such a great program. I don't just feel like this program works for right now, but I feel like it has given me the tools to plan units in my future with confidence. Can't say enough good things about it!