Unit 02 Thematic Focus: Obedience, Bear, and the color Black.All Aboard the animal train
activities we enjoyed
- Pretending to be Bears
- Eating Black Olives
- Learning About Obedience
- Shooting Black Arrows
- Memorizing a Poem About A Bear
- Going on a Black Scavenger Hunt
- Reading Books About Bears
- Wearing a Black Police Hat
- Watching Raisins Swim
- Visiting Black Ducks at the Park
The Bible verse for this unit is “I obey your laws” – Psalm 119:55. If you want to sing this with your child, it goes perfectly to the tune of Happy Birthday to You.
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.
- Bear has a Story to Tell
- Kite Day
- Summer in the Forest
- Blueberries for Sal
- You Can Do It Sam
- Brown Bear, Brown Bear
- The Biggest Bear
- On the Night You Were Born
Black bear, black bear, turn around. Black bear, black bear, touch the ground. Black bear, black bear, show your shoes. Black bear, black bear, I love you! Black bear, black bear, go upstairs. Black bear, black bear, say your prayers. Black bear, black bear, turn out the light. Black bear, black bear, say goodnight.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.