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  1. Ticia
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    Looks like a great unit. We loved sir small and the dragon too. Have you seen the David macula castle books?

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  2. Christy
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  3. My Family My Forever
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    This is a fun unit Julie! I like your castles.This is the same Magic Tree House unit study we are (still) doing right now. We are also reading some of the same books you mentioned at the end of your post. It's taking us longer to complete the study than I'd thought:-), but it's a lot of fun!Can't wait to see what you do next:-).

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  4. Joyful Learner
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    JC still loves the MTH series but doesn't like any of the research guides. I borrowed all of them and kept on renewing them until I had to return it yesterday. I learned some cool things about Egypt from the guides but JC couldn't care less. She said it was boring and wanted the stories instead. She's already been through most of the audiobooks so my reading it is her is her 2nd time hearing the stories. I'm hoping when she reads the books independently when she gets older, I will assign her research projects from them. And the first place I'll look is here thanks to you for doing such a thorough job! Have you also checked out their website? They have fun activity worksheets for each book. I printed them out and I'm saving them for when JC is older. I have to say that MTH series serve as a wonderful introduction to so many topics/places/people that I could not have introduced to a child of 4 years without boring her to tears. She seems to remember everything from the stories and seems to connect to the events. I guess this is the benefit of a "living book"?

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  5. The girl who painted
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    Bear doesn't really care for the guides so far. The dinosaur one, she flatly refused. The knights and castles one she has sat through a bit, but not all of it – I skim through some of the chapters. I don't think I'll even bother for the Mummies. She loves the stories and sits through them in one or two sittings! My mouth gets so dry! I wonder if my library has them on cd.

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  6. TheRockerMom
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    That's so cool! I wish I could do all that you do for Bear with Robbie. Your children are so blessed to have you.

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  7. Joyful Learner
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    The audiobooks are great in the car but I have to warn you that when I used them during her lunch, she forgot to eat because she was so consumed with the story! And the story was about Shakespeare out of all things! MTH has some kind of spell on JC.

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  8. thehomeschoolden
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    What a fabulous unit you put together! You had so many great ideas, I'm now excited for our unit on the Middle Ages (but we still have Rome, gladiators and things like that ahead of us!!)

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  9. Jolanthe
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    We used those books during our study of England last year and loved them. 🙂 The research guides are great.

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  10. Raising a Happy Chil
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    This is an awesome castle unit – you definitely went into a lot more depth. Sometimes I feel that Anna is not retaining something, and then out of the blue she surprises me with comments about things way over her head. I really like your Lego castle 🙂

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  11. phasejumper
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    So glad you posted this! I've been reading these books to my son at bedtime!

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