My friends, I have had a full week. And not necessarily in a good way. But a couple of hours with my bestest friend last night eased it all for me, and I am ready to face the coming days. Isn’t it nice to have someone you can count on to just listen when you’re feeling low? Whoever that person is for you, thank him or her today. Because I have even more full days coming up and thanks to my Abby I can focus now and get all this work done.
What work? you may ask.
If you have been reading my blog for very long, then you know I started this thing with the goal of selling novel studies to other homeschoolers that were thorough and affordable while being high-quality.
This week I got 3 finished. It has been a long road for me, mostly because schooling my Littles is my first priority and doing all the blog work involved in being successful–posting, networking, contacting affiliates and companies for reviews and… if you blog, you get me–is time-consuming. I’ve had a little trouble finding the time to get enough novel studies perfected to make me feel comfortable opening a shop.
I feel like there should be a drumroll here, but the spin cycle on the washer will have to do (I swear, it’s thumping away right now. I should go balance that load).
I am announcing today that next Wednesday, May 25, will be the Grand Opening of my eshop, where I will sell my Lit Looking Glass Novel Studies and larger unit studies. I will have 3 novel studies and 1 unit study available on Wednesday, and I will be adding to that number as I get more completed. If you’re considering any of these books for summer reading or next school year, these novel studies have 3 sections for each chapter.
- Vocabulary–I’ve pulled words from each chapter that kids might struggle with and put them into a worksheet where littles can match them with the definition. This can be used before the chapter, during the chapter, or after the chapter, however you wish.
- Study Questions–For each chapter there is a list of questions for your Little to answer. Reading comprehension, who-what-where-when, and critical thinking questions are included.
- Activities–For each chapter, there are 1-3 activities to help your littles remember what they’ve read. These can be crafts, experiments, food, writing activities… really, just about anything fun and related to the chapter
And never fear, mama, there are answer keys. 🙂
Lit Looking Glass Novel Studies are kind of like my Story Times on steroids. I try to write them so they can be used by all ages–one of the reasons I had this idea to begin with was that I got aggravated that all of the Oliver Twist studies I could find were either waaay expensive or aimed at college students. We read it when the Littles were in 4th & 6th ‘grades,’ and I needed a study they could relate to. (Also, do not worry… I did write that novel study, and it will be available to you for cheap and for your littles in the near future.)
I. am. so. freaking. excited about this. Here are the books the first few novel studies are for:
And don’t forget that a unit study for China will be available, too. It includes geography, history, religion, and animal science with lots of activities to do to help your littles study that incredible country.
I hope you’re all as pumped about this as I am. I’m so glad to finally feel like I’m at a point where I can offer them. Spread the word, dear readers, if you will. I promise you with all my heart my novel studies will be quality additions to any homeschool or classroom.
Celebrate with me? And don’t forget to stop by next Wednesday and check out the shop!