Unit 07 Thematic Focus: Politeness, Panda, and the Color Blue.All Aboard the animal train
activities we enjoyed
- Pretending to be an animal doctor
- Reading, “Panda is Polite”
- Eating blue foods
- Making blue play dough
- Learning the number one
- Pretending to be pandas
- Playing a matching game
- Learning about the boy Jesus
- Baking Valentine cookies
- Making a panda mask
The Bible verse for this unit is “Respect everyone.” – 1 Peter 2:17. If you want to sing this with your child, it goes perfectly to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell.
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.
- God Gave Us the World
- A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea
- Bears! Bears! Bears!
- Panda Kisses
- My Favorite Bear
- Chu’s Day
- Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
- Little Panda
- Panda and Polar Bear
Panda bear, panda bear, reach up high. Panda bear, panda bear, touch the sky. Panda bear, panda bear bend down low. Panda bear, panda bear, touch your toes. Panda bear, panda bear, climb the tree. Panda bear, panda bear, look at me. Panda bear, panda bear, eat bamboo. Panda bear, panda bear, I love you!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.