We have done over 5 science units now from The Good and The Beautiful and we have loved each one. However, I don’t like how I have organized them all. I’ve tried every way you could do it: in a large file folder, taking it to Office Max to be spiral bound, hole punching and putting in a binder, and page protecting it in a binder. Which way has worked the best? I will share that with you and pictures for exactly how I prep a unit below. 🙂
I have found the easiest way to prep a unit is by page protecting it and putting it in a 1 inch binder. Then using divider tabs with folders in them to hold the extra things for each unit. I love the page protectors more because it keeps the lessons staying nice and from being wrecked by little hands. 😉 Like the water glass that gets spilled, a toddler who finds a marker or pencil on the table and wants to do their own school in the science unit book, or kids needing to copy somethings from the lesson and fighting over the page and tearing it. I mean…I know this doesn’t actually happen at anyones house, but just in case. 😉
Another reason, I have like using the binder system over other methods is because it makes it truly open and go. I have everything all in one place and ready for that day: mini books, vocabulary cards, and worksheet. Plus it takes up very little room. While spiral bounding the unit technically takes up less space, once you try to find a place for all those extra things in a small box or pouch. You have something else you have to grab before you start, as well as, trying to find each of the little things that go with it.
Since we are starting our Mammals unit this week, I thought it would be the perfect time to take some pictures and show you the process of how I set it all up! 🙂 I will also link the extra things I use at the end of this post.
What I used:
To purchase this unit or other units from The Good and the Beautiful check out their website here!