Unit Studies are a bit too structured for me. Looks like our "unit studies" might take a good three weeks to finish up since we are out and about a lot more than we are at home in order to "school". But this week we have managed to stick with a general theme of dinosaurs. We excavated dinosaurs (I used plastic toy dinos in a pan and froze them in water so that the Donut could excavate them while brother did his kit. Turned out that the frozen one was more popular than the kit!) We watched a dinosaur movie, did dinosaur game online, read some dinosaur related books, and made dinosaur salad. We also made dino tracks in our Playdoh, listened to a dinosaur related "Magic Treehouse" book, and printed out some dinosaur material for a lapbook that has yet to be started.
Next week I hope to get to the dinosaur workbook, coloring pages, egg hunt and hatching experience, dino bingo, writing a dinosaur poem, reading more books, watching another dinosaur movie, and using the dinosaur stamps that our friends let us borrow.
But we might not get to much of that since we have so many other things to do... like play dates with friends, homeschool book group at Barnes & Noble, baseball, music class in Franklin, a trip to the Discovery Center, and whatever else catches our interest!
EDIT: I wrote this a few weeks ago. I have found, thanks to this experience, that we are not Unit Study people. While we were learning about dinosaurs, we got bored with it occasionally, wanted to learn about other things during that time, could never develop an interest in the lap book, etc. So, thanks to this experience, this next "unit study" we are doing is on elephants... and it's so far consisted of one late night documentary (Donut said, "Isn't that what Steven on "Family Ties" does?" and, as you may recall, he did, in fact, make documentaries for public television), a couple of library books, and a printed curriculum which we might eventually look at.