Five in a Row - using classic children's literature to inspire investigation and learning of other topics. We read the story every day and then jumped into different activities.
For example, one day we learned about buoyancy and experimented with things that sink and float in the bathtub. We also read a book called "Ducks Don't Get Wet" and did an experiment with oil and water.
On another day, we found China on our world map, made Chinese flags, read a library book about China, and learned how to say "hello" and "I love you" in Mandarin.
On the last day, we read another library book called "Duck in a Tree" explaining the life cycle of a duck and then went to the park to feed the ducks! There were even some ducklings that came out to eat our bread crumbs =)
It was a great week with lots of fun and learning. Homeschooling or not, I highly recommend Five in a Row (great for summer learning)!