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PDF (Ages 5+) Core Journal - My First Fun-Schooling Zoo Curriculum - Ages 5 - 9

PDF (Ages 5+) Core Journal - My First Fun-Schooling Zoo Curriculum - Ages 5 - 9

This is the PDF to print at home. If you would like the PAPERBACK, or wish to read the reviews on Amazon here is the LINK.


Fun-Schooling with Animals! 180 Activities for Young Homeschoolers who love animals and are just beginning to learn to read!


This program perfect for early elementary, as well as for kids with dyslexia, who love art and animals. This curriculum even includes Dyslexia Games pages to spark the child’s mind and build skills for reading and writing. Struggling readers will thrive!

This amazing Homeschooling curriculum covers EVERY REQUIRED Subject for Kindergarten through 2nd Grade for 3 months of homeschooling when you use 3 pages per day. We suggest you use this curriculum along with some online learning activities, animal documentaries, and a Fun-Schooling Spelling Journal, for a fun and full learning experience!

This homeschooling journal will bring so much delight into your home because your child will be excited to do schoolwork!


You may also be interested in Field Trip Zoo - Adventure Journal!

How to Fun-School:
Create a Fun-Schooling Basket with this Curriculum Journal, Colored Pencils, Gel Pens, a ruler, a calculator, pens and pencils for writing, and come math manipulatives and flash cards.

Have a tablet, TV, for computer set up so the child can watch nature documentaries or animal shows. We suggest PBS Kids, National Geographic Kids, or Answers in Genesis Kids. You will also want to gather up a small stack of books about animals to put in your child’s fun-school basket. We love Usborne books, DK Books and Master Books about animals. Whatever you have will work just fine. It’s also nice to have a small collection of realistic animal figurines for your child to play with. Reward stickers are also very helpful!

Every morning after breakfast get out the Fun-Schooling Basket and begin by opening the Curriculum Journal and explaining to the child the three pages that they will be using that day. We suggest that you plan for “reading time”, “educational screen time” and “art time” set up everything your child will need for these activities. After your child completes these activities have a snack and some time in nature. Then consider having a special time for chores. Save computer games for after lunch so your child does not rush through schoolwork in order to play video games. Be sure to include interesting outings in your weekly homeschooling plan. Try to include activities that involve seeing real animals at a zoo, farm or animal shelter.

When your child has a coloring page in his or her Fun-Schooling journal this is a good time to listen to an audio book, Story of the World, Podcast or special music. Also, consider teaching math though projects, games and even computer games so your child will build confidence in the way numbers work. We suggest using a Fun-Schooling Spelling Journal each day to help your child to become an excellent writer, not only spelling well but also in writing neatly and having fun with reading.

Activities Include:
Reading Time

Writing Practice

Creative Writing

Easy Copywork

Spelling Time

Classical Music

Math Time - Use Any Math Curriculum with this Journal


Art & Drawing
Library Skills

Logic / Dyslexia Games
Audio Books

Animal Research
Movie Time - Education Videos


Watch a flip through, here.


About Thinking Tree Learning Levels:


A1 = Pre Reader (Pre-K) ages 2-5

A2 = Beginning Readers (K-1st) ages 6-7

B1 = Early Elementary (2nd-3rd) ages 8-9

B2 = Upper Elementary (4th-6th) ages 10-11

C1 = Junior High (7th-8th) ages 12-14

C2 = High school + (9th-adult) ages 13+


Many Thinking Tree Journals span a wide variety of ages because the students use books at his/her reading level. For example, some journals may say for ages 7-17 because you customize it and meet the student where he’s at.

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