Tuesday, April 26, 2011

TOS Review: E-Book: The Curiosity Files™- Blue-Footed Booby






I was really skeptical of this at first thinking it really wouldn’t be something that we would enjoy. BOY, was I wrong! As I flipped through it; I got a bit more and checked it out, the more I became excited to get started.

The Curiosity Files Blue-Footed Booby Unit Study was made by an amazing crew of people at The Old Schoolhouse Magazine.  This covers everything from about the bird, to math, science, and geography. This E-unit comes as a pdf file, where you can save it to your computer and use it time and time again. Which is a nice feature if you have many different age groups you are schooling. 

This E-unit is 100 pages, which includes activities,from a crossword to songs, information, worksheets, resources, and an answer key.



One of the highlights I found with this book is that it includes everything you need right at arms length. So, when I went to plan out our lesson with this, all I had to do was print off pages. We used only this E-unit and found it to be more than enough. The only thing you might need to buy extra would be craft supplies. This book also makes it easier to do multilevel students, as it has different work for Elementary and Junior/High School level kids. My kids are 6, 7, 9, but I would say my 6yr old might have been a bit to young for this… she did the best she could to join in with most of it. However, some things were just to much for her.  It recommends ages 8-13, and I would say that it probably right on.


We really enjoyed this unit study. My kids weren’t sure at first, but as we got into it, the more they enjoyed it. Of course the name set off instant giggles. One of the very first things they picked up on and told everyone was that “Bobo” in Spanish meant “Stupid or Clown”. I don’t think they will ever forget that now!  Another highlight to our learning was the hands on activities. Like learning what “wingspan” was, and getting to measure our own.


My son said his favorite part was learning about their amazing ability to see fish from 80 ft in the air.

Both my girls enjoyed the Spanish words. As they had a year of Spanish when they were in Public School. Plus learning about the colors of the bird. (Who doesn’t like Blue Feet?)


Over all it was a huge success, and we are very excited to check out some of the other Curiosity Files E-units, and try them! I know this will be something we buy.

If you are interested in looking at this wonderful E-units, you can go to The Old Schoolhouse Store to purchase them. They are range from $1 to $6.95 a piece. Or you can buy them in a 9 piece bundle for $46! They also offer a variety of E-books, other E-units, and Homeschool calendars. A great source to any Homeschooler!

For more information visit The Old Schoolhouse site, or call them at 1-888-718-HOME.

*This product was provided to me for review purposes by TOS Crew. No other compensation was given. All opinions are 100% mine and my monkey’s!


1 comment:

Alina said...

Very nice review, Monica! Great job :)