Unit 07 Thematic Focus: Joyful, Sheep, and the Color White.All Aboard the animal train
activities we enjoyed
- Dying Easter eggs
- Reading Lamb is Joyful
- Talking About Joy
- Finding Joy on the Lake – While Fishing with Daddy
- Learning that Jesus is the Good Shepherd
- Memorizing Mary had a Little Lamb
- Joyfully getting our Perk Test at the Property
- Singing “If You’re Happy and You Know It”
- Climbed Your First Tree
- Making Your First Daisy Chain
The Bible verse for this unit is “Always be joyful.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16. If you want to sing this with your child, it goes perfectly to the tune of I’m a Little Tea Pot.
books we read
We enjoy reading books together. One of things I like about this age is that Lyda Beth never tires of repeatedly hearing a good book. In fact, after we have read it a few times, she “reads it” to me. We enjoy the book list that came with our curriculum because the recommendations solidify the theme of each unit. Here are a few of the books that we have enjoyed during this unit.
- No Sleep for the Sheep
- Little Cloud
- Where is the Green Sheep?
- Weaving the Rainbow
- Silly Sally
- Mary Had a Little Lamb
- Little Blue Truck
- Mouton’s Impossible Dream
Mary had a little lamb. His fleece was white as snow, and everywhere that Mary went, the lamb was sure to go. He followed her to school one day, which was against the rule. It made the children laugh and play to see a lamb at school.My Father’s World
If you’d like a fun way to introduce animals & colors to your child, feel free to use these adorable printables. I created them to correspond with My Father’s World Curriculum | All Aboard the Animal Train. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
the curriculum we use
Whenever I was choosing a homeschool curriculum, I leaned heavily on the guidance of my sister, Angie, at Fresh Wanderings. She had already been homeschooling her children for 13 years and had tried multiple curriculums and even supplemented her own throughout the years. She strongly advised that I use My Father’s World and I am so glad that I did.
“My Father’s World Christian homeschool curriculum combines the best of Charlotte Mason’s ideas, classical education, and unit studies with a biblical worldview and global focus. They have worked hard to make homeschooling as easy as possible with their God-centric curriculum mirroring the Greco-Roman classical approach of grammar, logic, and rhetoric.” You can read about their philosophy here.