Unit 07 Thematic Focus: Friendliness, Dog, and the Color Light Blue.All Aboard the animal train
activities we enjoyed
- Going on a hike with Daddy
- Reading, “Puppy Makes Friends”
- Playing with our friends (Grace & Lainey) at the park
- Taking an impromptu road trip to Pikes Peak (Manitou Springs, CO) with Pa & Nana
- Learning the number two
- Playing with play dough & dog shaped cookie cutters
- Memorizing, “Old Mother Hubbard went to the Cupboard”
- Experimenting with Blue Color Sequencing
The Bible verse for this unit is “A friend is always a friend.” – Proverbs 17:17. If you want to sing this with your child, it goes perfectly to the tune of Jesus Loves Me.
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.
There was a farmer had a dog, and Bingo was his name-O. B-I-N-G-O! B-I-N-G-O! B-I-N-G-O! And Bingo was his name-O!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.