PDF The Arts Bundle (Print-at-Home)
PDF - Print-at-Home (no physical products will be mailed)
The arts are a big part of Fun-Schooling.
This bundle helps students explore a variety of different forms of art while also tapping into their interests.
Students will work on songwriting, learn about art and dance from around the world, and create beautiful art and music.
No previous art/music/dance skills are required- just an interest to learn! Add in your chosen math curriculum to cover all the basic school subjects.
Use daily and complete in a year. Students can also spread out the journals to make them last several years. A suggested lesson plan is included below.
Students can work independently, in a small group, or as a class. All you need to add are library books, podcasts, videos, and art supplies. Then document your learning in these guided journals.
Suggested Age Range- 8+
A wide range of ages can use these journals by selecting age-appropriate study materials.
- The Artist’s Fun-Schooling Journal
- Book of Dance
- Breakthrough Brain Games
- Picturing the Past
- The Songwriter’s Fun-Schooling Journal
The Artist’s Fun-Schooling Journal: Artists of all abilities will be challenged by various art prompts and encouraged to explore their creative interests. Students will approach learning as a whole and cover math, reading, language arts, and more while studying art.
Book of Dance: Focuses on 40 different modern and traditional dance styles worldwide. Creative students will research the culture, origins, music, traditions, costumes, and movements of each dance.
Breakthrough Brain Games: Detailed pen and ink drawings invite students to complete the missing pieces. This is a lovely warm up before school or art time. It’s also a great brain break during times of overwhelm or fatigue.
Picturing the Past: Students will study over 50 paintings from famous artists. They’ll reflect on how the picture represents history, learn about the artists, and learn about different aspects of art.
The Songwriter’s Fun-Schooling Journal: Songwriters of all abilities will be challenged by songwriting prompts and encouraged to explore their creative interests. While studying songwriting, students will approach learning as a whole and cover art, math, spelling, language arts, and more.
Below are a few options for scheduling your Fun-Schooling day. There is no “wrong” way to use Fun-Schooling Journals. Be creative! Please reach out if you need help with planning/scheduling.
We recommend the same number of pages per day as a child’s age. An 8-year-old would work on 8 pages/day, a 14-year-old would work on 14 pages/day. One page is a single side of the paper- not both.
Option 1- Pure loop. Stick everything in a pile. Let your child decide how many pages to complete in each journal as they work through the stack. After they finish with a journal, it goes to the bottom of the pile. This is the most child-led and relaxed method.
Option 2- Half the pages per day from one journal and half from another, completing two journals per day.
Option 3- Theme days. For example, Monday Core Journal. Tuesday, Language Arts. Wednesday, Geography- etc.
Option 4- Half pages from a core journal, the rest from one single subject journal.
Option 5- Work in-depth on one journal and complete it thoroughly, then move on to the following journal. Most journals will last six-twelve weeks with this method.