Monday, February 24, 2014

Little Hearts For His Glory, Unit 18

This year, we are using Heart of Dakota’s Little Hearts For His Glory curriculum.
It is adaptable for children ages 5 – 7.  To read more about our choice,

Alex is learning right now that history is HIS story – the story of God’s world!

We read, among other things, about Paul and Silas being put in jail for telling others about Jesus.  Then we read about the earthquake that freed them from prison, and the jailor and his family who became Christians as a result of this experience.  God can use something that seems terrible to us, turning it around for HIS glory!  We then re-enacted the story with action figures and our HotWheels prison set.


The next day, we read about how Paul was a prisoner and sailing to Rome on a ship.  The ship wrecked, and God saved Paul and all the men from the storm.  We again re-enacted the story with our toys.  I love how this dramatic play reinforces the Bible lesson in a fun way, and listening to Alex acting it out also gives me insight into what Alex understands.



This was a Bible verse review week; throughout this unit, we reviewed five verses that Alex has memorized this year.  Man, does he have a good memory!

We are finishing All About Reading Level 1 – and moving on to level 2 – this year.

sorting words based in the sound that the ‘y’ makes

I love that we can snuggle under a warm blanket while doing phonics together!
(He’ll be mad at me some day for posting a pic with such a weird face, I’ll bet!)

(Please keep in mind that I have the older version of LHFHG, and if you purchase a new guide, your math will follow a different sequence than what we are doing.  I created my own spreadsheet to match the math activities in the older version of LHFHG to the lessons in Singapore Essentials.  It’s not perfect, but it will work for us!)

We worked on fractions this week…
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We somehow overlooked at the science discover on Unit 18, Day 1.  We were supposed to read about stars, but I am just now seeing that activity as I flip through the guide while working on this post.  Whoops!

We are using Happy Handwriting and Rod & Staff ABC series.


Finding The Answers –
the Rod & Staff books are one of Alex’s favorite parts of our school day.


We are reviewing a new product right now for TOS Review Crew, and I look forward to telling you all about this in early April.  Here’s an example of what Alex is working on.  He doesn’t LOVE it, and it’s been the cause of a few tantrums, but I love that it is making him concentrate on letter size and formation:


no pictures – still reading Grandfather Frog.  This week had a writing activity, but Alex had a rough day on that day, and we opted to skip the writing activity in favor of some extra snuggles on the couch.

This week’s art was creating our own handcuffs from cardstock, then wrapping them with aluminum foil so they were shiny.  This tied in with Peter being imprisoned & being freed by an angel of the Lord.


Nothing this week Smile


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