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Treehouse Nature Study: Autumn

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A Charlotte Mason and Waldorf-Inspired Seasonal Nature Study for the Whole Family

Treehouse Nature Study is a seasonal nature study curriculum designed with family-style learning in mind. It is a gentle guide meant to invite various ages to connect with each other and the world around them through living books, nature notebooking, hands-on projects, and beauty subjects such as poetry, picture study, and folk songs. 

From preschool through upper middle school, it appeals to every age and is easily used with multiple ages at the same time. 

It would be a great fit for your preschool or kindergartener’s core curriculum or your whole family’s home education Morning Time and Nature Study. It also provides supplemental work for your children’s language arts through poetry memorization, recitation, copywork, and notebooking.

    Get the full year-long curriculum in Treehouse Nature Study: Four Seasons Collection

      Autumn Nature Study Themes

      Each week of this 13-week guide is focused on a seasonal nature theme.

      The Autumn themes are:

      • Apples
      • Birds of Prey
      • Autumn Equinox
      • Arachnids
      • Fungi
      • Deciduous Trees
      • Moon
      • Pumpkins and Corn
      • Stars
      • Woodland Creatures
      • Tracks and Scat
      • Rocks, Minerals, Fossils
      • Changing Leaves
      Teacher's Guide

      The Treehouse Nature Study Teacher's Guide is a 52-page overview with everything you need to guide your children through each day's nature study lesson. Each week of this 13-week study includes a weekly grid with daily lesson instructions making it easy to follow along. Each week has a themed folk song, hand rhyme, poem, and picture study. The daily lesson plans walk you through engaging with these beauty subjects in a new way each day. They also include links to Spotify and YouTube where you can listen to the folk songs together and learn the movements of the week's hand rhyme.

      In addition to the beauty subjects, the teacher's guide includes step-by-step instructions for each week's Nature Connection Activities including recipes, experiments, and handcrafts. There are detailed material lists for each week making it easy to quickly prep for the week's activities.

      At the core of Treehouse Nature Study is a focus on living books. Each week in the Teacher's Guide includes fiction, non-fiction, and reference books that correlate to the week's theme. The guide highlights relevant reference pages from The Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock and the books in The Julia Rothman Collection. Your digital purchase of Treehouse Nature Study includes a Master Book List with over 150 books organized by season and theme.

      Student Sheets

      What setsTreehouse Nature Studyapart from other studies are the beautiful, vintage illustrations and true-to-life diagrams. The student sheets include folk song lyrics, hand rhyme lyric and motion sheets, poetry and poetry copywork, and classic art picture study sheets. These full-color, high-resolution display sheets feature vintage botanical and nature illustrations including nature anatomy and life cycle posters. In addition, the student sheets offer hands-on activities like 3-part cards, scavenger hunts, investigation worksheets, and more. This file is 113 pages.

      Reference Materials

      It is our desire to makeTreehouse Nature Studyas "open and go" as possible. In addition to the Master Book List, your digital purchase also includes mini-biographies of each artist and poet organized by week. The introduction of the Teacher's Guide includes detailed instructions on how to tailor the study to different age groups so you can easily use it with the whole family. In addition, the introduction includes a Picture Study Guide and Nature Study Notebooking Guide to teach you how to guide your children through these activities that may be new to your family.

      Digital Download Details

      This file is a digital download and will be sent to the email address you use to checkout. The curriculum is a compressed .zip file that contains folders for each season with the Teacher Guide, Student Sheets organized by week, and Reference Materials. For best quality print results, we recommend you print using Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free application.

      Hard Copy Details

      This hard copy curriculum will be professionally printed on a commercial-grade printing press on sturdy 70 lb. weight matte paper. The hard copy includes:

      • 1 Teacher Guide, 52 pages, spiral-bound with a glossy cardstock cover.
      • 1 Set of Student Sheets, 115 pages, printed single-sided on heavy-weight paper. I recommend you purchase additional Student Sheets for each additional student in your family.
      • The curriculum is a compressed .zip file that contains folders with the Teacher Guide, Student Sheets organized by week, and Reference Materials.

      This will guarantee your artwork and display pieces are of the highest quality and can be used for many years. All hard copies will ship in 3-5 business days. You will also receive your digital files right away.

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        Features

        • Family Style Learning

        • Beauty and Goodness

        • Living Books

        • Hands-On Learning

        From preschool through upper middle school, it appeals to every age and is easily used with multiple ages at the same time.

        Introduce children to the beauty around them and incorporate beauty subjects such as poetry, art study and music.

        Enjoy an extensive booklist of picture books, non-fiction titles, and relevant reference selections from the most popular books for nature study in home education.

        Instead of simply studying nature, immerse your children in it with activities like foraging for mushrooms, nature walks, animal track identification, notebooking and more.

        “Early in our home education I went on a search for a gentle guide to take our family on an educational journey through the seasons. I wanted something that was simple and beautiful and that introduced my children to art, poetry, living books, and nature in an organic way. I couldn't find what I had dreamed up in my head, so instead I developed it. My hope is that Treehouse Nature Study is a tool to truly awaken delight and wonder in your home education.”

        – LYNDSEY, FOUNDER AND AUTHOR OF TREEHOUSE NATURE STUDY

        Testimonials

        We absolutely love Treehouse Nature Study. Everything has been planned out for you to easily pull out and use each day. There is a rhythm to each day and flow throughout the week. Our young preschool aged children especially love the hand rhymes, listening to the music, and learning hands on with some of the suggested activities.

        Ana

        The hand rhymes & vintage photo studies are a family favorite each week. So excited to continue to use these studies each year & dig deeper, definitely worth the purchase!

        Brittany

        Our lessons are the best part of our day and it's added so much fun to our weekly routine. My kids love the poems and folk songs, I love artist/art study, the illustrations are gorgeous that my children are so drawn to learn more about each subject. I highly recommend this material to anyone who is looking for a beautiful curriculum to add some luster to your homeschool routine!

        Destinie

        Thank you so much Lyndsey for bringing some much needed beauty, peace, and togetherness to our homeschool! This curriculum will serve us for years to come and brings just the right amount of beauty to our day.

        Lindsay

        Absolutely love this curriculum. Having home educated for almost 10 years I've been through my fair share of curriculum. This, hands down, is my favourite. It's simple, inspiring and beautiful.

        Charlene

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        Customer Reviews

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        Mariah

        Love all of it and excited to get into it and use it!

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        Jayme

        We absolutely love our morning nature study time! At first glance I worried it was “too simple”, but diving in and getting the recommended living books to read aloud with the study, AND making the crafts, AND baking the recipes, I quickly realized I was so mistaken! There’s everything beautiful you could possibly want to expose your child to. It is simply explained which makes teaching science to my daughter a breeze, and the content is so rich, it leaves a lasting effect on us. Super thankful!

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        Agne

        Absolutely love it! Thank you for creating such rich yet not overwhelming material to follow and learn from. My AuDHD brain is especially grateful 🙏🏻 Highly recommend

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        Niki
        Beautiful! But missing a few things for me.

        The Autumn study is filled with beautiful images and anatomy diagrams of the different themes each week (i.e. anatomy of an eagle, mushroom, etc.). The hand rhymes are fun and the paintings included are great!

        A couple things to note: she recommends getting The Handbook of Nature Study book. I thought it would maybe be possible to do the study without this book, but you definitely need it. Unlike other studies I've used from other companies, this one doesn't really include any teaching information on the weekly topic, aside from the anatomy of and types of (i.e. varieties of apples). So there isn't much to learn about the topic included in the study, which was kind of a bummer given the cost of the unit. For example, the moon phases unit provides a nice graphic of the different phases, but no description about what they are or what they mean. And this is true of all of the lessons leading to the moon phases as well.

        Another thing that would be helpful: the teacher guide does not include the weekly poem, song, painting and hand rhyme that you'll do with your kids. I didn't realize this before printing and binding my guide and the student sheets, so I was always needing to use my kids' notebooks. It would be so helpful if these were included in the teacher guide!

        Overall, I like the variety of topics and graphics, I just wish the unit provided actual material to teach and that you didn't need to look all of that up separately.

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        Destinie
        The missing piece

        Last year I set out to homeschool my kids and I felt totally bewildered by what curriculum to choose. I bumbled through and found a few that were recommended to me, but they lacked the wonder, beautiful and luster I was searching for when I imagined homeschooling. I'm a trained public school teacher, so when I imagined homeschooling, I imagined the major advantage of homeschooling is we could be far more free. Flash forward to this year, I was still feeling that lacking in our curriculum choices. Although I was happy with the basic subjects, I was missing something. A friend of mine told me about Treehouse and after reviewing it, I was absolutely THRILLED! Not only was it beautiful, it included that element that I was searching for.... it's like a prepared nature feast! All I needed to do was print the material and the teacher in me came alive again. Our lessons are the best part of our day and it's added so much fun to our weekly routine. My kids love the poems and folk songs, I love artist/art study, the illustrations are gorgeous that my children are so drawn to learn more about each subject. I highly recommend this material to anyone who is looking for a beautiful curriculum to add some luster to your homeschool routine!