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Updates / Releases

Update Timeline (Subject to Change)

We have begun our first round of revisions and updates to our core curricula. Your purchase of a first edition ensures that you will receive any future updates / editions as they are released, free of charge. Please bookmark this page for news, teasers, and timelines!

ALL LEVELS: ANNUAL LINK AUDITS in progress

Updated links will be sent out through Gumroad as they are completed. If you’ve purchased through a charter school, you may email us to request your updated links PDFs.

**Update 12/23: Kindergarten (Level 0) links have been updated in Gumroad.

**Update 1/23/24: Clickable links for A River of Voices Vol. 1 have been updated in Gumroad.

All remaining link updates to levels 1 – 5 and Early Years Vol. 1 and 2 are currently in progress. Please note that links to Levels 1 and 2 science are not in the list to be updated, as we are currently working on new editions. The new editions will be released per the schedules listed below.

Early Years Vol. 1 and Vol. 2:

The Second Editions of Early Years Vol. 1 and Early Years Vol. 2 have been released. The first and second editions of the volume(s) you purchase are both included with your purchase at this time. Click here to see a teaser of the new book lists, artists, and composers for the second editions (as well as FAQs.)

Kindergarten / Level 0

The Second Edition of Level 0 (Kindergarten) has been released (June 2021.) The first and second editions are both included with your purchase at this time.

Samples for the second edition of Level 0 (kindergarten) can now be found on the kindergarten page of this website.

First Grade / Level 1

We are working on the second edition of level 1 science now. It is projected for release in mid-summer 2024. Updates to level 1 art and nature study are now scheduled for 2025. Once we have a firm ETA, we will announce it here.

Language Arts

The Second Edition of Level 1 (first grade) LA has been released. At this time, both the first and second edition files are included in your purchase. If you’ve already purchased Level 1 (full bundle or LA only), the second edition files are in your Gumroad library. If you purchased through a charter school or direct PayPal invoice, please send me an email and I can send your files to you: kristina(at)blossomandroot(dot)com

Click here to see the Level 1 (Second Edition) Language Arts Book List!

Science / Nature Study / Art

Announcement: The John Muir Book Seed issue has been replaced with an issue based on Aslan Tudor’s book Young Water Protectors: A Story About Standing Rock.

Important note 10/8/20: It has come to our attention that our suggested spine for Wonders of the Earth and Sky has become quite difficult to source in recent weeks. We have screened and approved four alternative spines for your consideration, should you be in the position where DK Super Earth has become difficult to source. Please note the suggestions below. Page numbers from alternative spines are now included with purchase (as a PDF file.)

Alternative Spine 1 (recommended): DK Find Out! Earth by Maryam Sharif-Draper

Alternative Spine 2 (recommended): Geology for Kids: A Junior Scientist’s Guide to Rocks, Minerals, and the Earth Beneath Our Feet by Megan Vestal 

Alternative Spine 3 (better as a supplement than a spine): DK Smithsonian The Rock and Gem Book by Dan Green

Alternative Spine 4 (better as a supplement than a spine): DK Smithsonian Explanatorium of Science 

Second Grade

The Second Editions for science and LA are scheduled for release sometime in summer 2024, though we do not have a firm ETA and this timeline is subject to change. Art and nature study are scheduled for revision in 2025.

Notes for Language Arts Update: We will be changing up a couple of the general book choices to find stories that feature more diverse characters and support a greater panel of authors. We will share a book list teaser when it is finalized.

Notes for Science Update: We will be replacing the first edition science spines with the following spine options:

  • DK Trees, Leaves, Flowers, and Seeds
  • DK Plants and Fungi!
  • DK The Secret World of Plants

Older notes:

Important note 9/27/20: It has come to our attention that two of our suggested spines for Wonders of the Plant and Fungi Kingdoms have become quite difficult to source in recent weeks. We have screened and approved two alternative spines for your consideration, should you be in the position where DK Plant and DK Trees have become difficult to source. Please note the suggestions below. Page numbers from alternative spines are now included with purchase (as a PDF file.)

Alternative Spine 1: DK Smithsonian Trees, Leaves, Flowers, and Seeds: A Visual Encyclopedia of the Plant Kingdom 

Alternative Spine 2: DK Smithsonian Explanatorium of Nature

Third Grade

The Second Editions for science and LA are scheduled for release sometime in late 2024 / early 2025, though we do not have a firm ETA and this timeline is subject to change. Art and nature study are scheduled for revision in late 2025.

Important note 9/27/20: It has come to our attention that our suggested spine for Wonders of the Animal Kingdom has become quite difficult to source in recent weeks. We have screened and approved three alternative spines for your consideration, should you be in the position where DK Animal! has become difficult to source. Please note the suggestions below. Page numbers from alternative spines are now included with purchase (as a PDF file.)

Alternative Spine 1 (recommended): DK Smithsonian The Animal Book: A Visual Encyclopedia of Life on Earth

Alternative Spine 2: DK Smithsonian Explanatorium of Nature

Alternative Spine 3 (better as a supplement): DK Smithsonian Zoology: Inside the Secret World of Animals

A River of Voices, Vol. 1

We will begin working on a new edition sometime in late 2024 – early 2025. We will announce an ETA once we are closer to completion.

Important note: Please see our page for A River of Voices for updates and announcements regarding temporary shortages of several required spines in hard copy format, and for information on the availability of recommended alternative formats (ebook, PDF, and / or audiobook) in the meantime. https://blossomandroot.com/us-history-with-blossom-and-root/

New Release Timeline (Subject to Change)

A River of Voices (U.S. History)

Vol. 1 was released in January 2020.

Vol. 2 has been released and is available for purchase! Click here to see it in our store.

Click here to view a sample of A River of Voices Vol. 2.

NEW ANNOUNCEMENT: Upon its release on April 30th, 2024, will begin screening Made in Asian America: A History for Young People by Erika Lee and Christina Soontornvat to replace A Kid’s Guide to Asian American History: More than 70 Activities (A Kid’s Guide series) in Vol. 2.

Vol. 3 does not have an anticipated release date at this time.

Level 4 / Fourth Grade

Level 4 / Fourth Grade was released in autumn 2020.

4/2/21: Important: Please do NOT use the Indonesia Link (week 28) noted in the Lesson Guide from sciecekids(dot)co(dot)nz–it looks like it has been compromised. We have updated the clickable links PDF in the Level 4 Gumroad files to remove it.

Level 5 / Fifth Grade

Level 5 / Fifth Grade was released in autumn 2021.

Click here to visit the fifth grade / Level 5 page on our website. This page features samples, a scope and sequence, links to the store listings, and more.

Levels 6+

Level 6 is currently in development. Click here to go to the page for Level 6.

Book Seeds

Year 1 / First Grade Special Edition Book Seeds have all been released.

Year 2 / Second Grade Special Edition Book Seeds have all been released.

Year 3 / Third Grade Special Edition Book Seeds have all been released.

Pond Book Seed Collection: No firm timeline. Will be released when they are finished.

Other Seasonal Issues (Fall / Winter): No firm timeline. Will be released when they are finished.

Please note: We are not an umbrella school, charter, etc. and we do not submit any records whatsoever to the state for anyone. We simply provide homeschool curricula that can be downloaded and used to teach your children in your home. Parents are responsible for knowing, understanding, and following all requirements for homeschoolers in their state, regarding declaration of intent, attendance records, testing, portfolios, etc. Blossom and Root does not provide these services and is not responsible for ensuring that these requirements are met for your family.

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