Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Little Hearts For His Glory, Unit 25


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!

Our history stories this week took us from George Washington’s childhood (that infamous story of George chopping down a cherry tree) to George’s teenage years (accidentally killing his mother’s house) to his young adult years (surveying and learning to live in harsh conditions) to adulthood.  The main idea of the whole week was George Washington’s HONESTY, which tied in perfectly with the Bible verse of the week.

This week had a FUN ‘rhyme in motion’ that involved motions like chopping with an ax.  Both of my boys loved doing this rhyme!  (no pictures!)

Alex and his friend Grace played a fun thinking game that corresponded with the lessons – it was a game of taking two steps forward when I told a true fact and one step backward when I told a lie.  They had fun!  (no pictures…sensing a theme here?  This is not a picture heavy post!)


The Bible verse this week was Psalm 34:13:
“Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies.”
Alex is holding his tongue as we sing the Bible verse song!

Video (you may have to click through to the website if reading this in email or a blog reader)

We are finishing All About Reading Level 2.

no pictures here, either Smile

(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!)

Fun subtraction practice – a subtraction color by number!


We read about what a habitat is, and then we acted out things that George Washington might have seen and done while traveling through a grassland habitat: building a fire, riding a horse, sleeping on the ground, watching animals like leaping deer, strutting turkeys, and hopping bunnies.

We also went to the zoo this week, which was a fun hands-on way to learn a little more about some animals and their habitats!  Here is Alex with his favorite animal – the giraffe, whose habitat is the African Savanna.

We are using Spelling You See Level A and Rod & Staff ABC series.


Spelling You See isn’t always exciting, but Level A offers a great combination of spelling, dictation, and handwriting practice.  Right now, it’s just what Alex needs!
This page worked on cutting skills to cut out the paper dominoes, and it also
worked on thinking skills to correctly place the dominoes in order on the page.


This is a fun one!  It’s a little funnier and more playful than some of the other books.

When we read about the British and French battling over Quebec, the art project was to design your own flag.  They suggested making a triangular flag.  Alex did his own cutting and coloring, so it truly was his own flag. 

(We also looked at the British and French flags for comparison; I had these from an Around The World class that I taught at our co-op.)

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