Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Literature- Beatrix Potter

As a child, I always enjoyed looking at the little books in the Peter Rabbit series by Beatrix Potter. They were the first books which I looked forward to reading once we made it to the children's section of the library. To this day I enjoy them and I am thankful to have a small collection of them for my children. I really enjoyed learning about Beatrix Potter when we did our literature study on her.

If you have The Noah Plan Curriculum (aka NP) for Kindergarten, this post will be especially helpful to you with links for notebooking! You are welcome to use the free Bible Principle lesson I created for The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher whether or not you have the NP Curriculum! Please consider purchasing the Bible Principle Literature Guides for the other listed stories by Beatrix Potter.

The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher by Beatrix Potter

Buy the Following Pack of Literature Guide e-books for only $5.00!

The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
The Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter
The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by Beatrix Potter
The Tale of Benjamin Bunny by Beatrix Potter

 A Fun Idea!

I do like to scrapbook and I just had to compile scrapbook pages for some of the authors we studied in our  lessons. I compiled these in what I call a "Family Author Study Scrapbook." If scrapbooking isn't your thing, just scrap this idea! :o)

I printed off coloring pages from this website (you just have to scroll down a bit to find the links to download the coloring pages). Our children took down some notes on a sheet about the author as well. All of these were filed in their notebooks.

You can read some of her biography here. Researching this on your own will make your study unique as you will pull information from it that appeals to you or impresses upon you.

The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends animated films are enjoyable (if you can get around brief scenes of a rat using a snuff box in one of the cartoons, some rats getting drunk at Christmas time, and smoking.)

I like very few movies and I was thankful that Miss Potter was decent (modestly attired women, proper manners, no swearing, no innuendos, no promiscuous behavior, etc.)! The cast is wonderful, the acting superb, the setting is gorgeous... and oh to see the Lake District in person!

I hope you enjoy the free Bible Principle lessons and that they help you understand how to go about creating your own! :o)

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