Friday, October 28, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up: Little Hearts Unit 4

This week we were blessed with a visit from the girls' Grandma and Great-Grandma, so school was a bit abbreviated, but still rich and full.

In the Bible, the girls learned that Jacob's son Joseph was sold and sent to Egypt, but kept his faith even while in prison, and became second in command to Pharaoh himself. One of the projects in the Heart of Dakota kindergarten curriculum was to make an Egyptian collar out of a paper plate.

After Joseph, we moved on to Moses. Here is a snapshot of the history timeline we are making. The girls have both had a chance to color some of the timeline figures.

To make the historical timeline (which doesn't have dates at this point, we're just focusing on B.C. and A.D. for now), I bought white posterboard and cut it into thirds (roughly, I'm not a measurer). Then I googled "free printable" for various time periods, and printed them onto cardstock. When my printer stopped working a couple of weeks ago, I just started drawing cartoon figures directly onto the cardstock for the girls to color. Then we cut them out and tape them into place. I happen to have a large wall with nothing on it, so we have plenty of space to stretch out the timeline across the room. Such is the decor of a homeschooling family.

In phonics, we're working on "qu" and "ing" words.

Our Bible verse of the week is Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."

In math, Buttercup worked on the concepts of "greater than" and "less than".

We rounded out the week with a visit to the Desert Botanical Garden to see the Monarch Butterfly exhibit (next post) and worked on an autumn unit study. Now we're off to our homeschool group's Fall Festival!


  1. This was my first week linking up to Heart of Dakota's Weekly Check In and I saw that you, too, are using LHFHG! This was our 4 th week with it and we are loving it! Looks like you guys are too! :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. What sweet girls you have. Looks like a fun week! I would like to invite you to link up at my linky party -


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