Showing posts with label Heart of Dakota. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Heart of Dakota. Show all posts

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Animal Tracks in the workbox?

Yep-tracks fit alright.  So for our HOD Creation to Christ program-we are using Apologia's Creation with Zoology 3 book.  Through the course we will cover various critters and so one project was to keep an Animal Tracks book.  Well HELLO-that is right up our CM loving family.  So I grabbed one of the bound, white books I bought from Bare Books a few years ago, and I am pleased b/cuz it is proving to be a perfect fit for this project.

On top of that-I purposefully avoided using the animal section of the Considering God's Creation program we have been using on and off for the past two years just so I could save it for this study. Perfect again.  The Animal Tracks Match game came from there.  It also has notebooking pages that discuss critters and "after their own kind" and so forth-so when it matches the reading assignments, I tossed that in for interest.  So even though most of the HOD program is the boy and I on the couch with me reading to him-this is one project that can go nicely into the workbox.

 Animal Track Match-just laminated them 
(altho they suggested coloring em but eh)
 I drew the cover-he didn't care and I rather enjoyed doing it
 I also have been putting the verses in-he is certainly capable but I have better handwriting (sometimes and he wanted to focus on the drawing of the prints more)-I will have him do some,
but he prefers lines and more obviously-it is up the child when it comes to this part.

He will first look at the print, draw it in pencil then use the permanent marker to fill it in.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Been posting on Heart of Dakota on my other blog in case you are considering it for your child

I have been mainly posting there we have been trying out a few new things, including the Heart of Dakota Creation to Christ curriculum.  For the workboxes, I still can put math, supplies for projects, HW and such in them but most of the HOD is reading and the books are big-so they have been sitting atop of my big workbox (aka: the coffee table) lately.  Since my son is not a strong reader [working on that using the Phonics Road to Spelling and Reading mixed with a couple other things] I am doing most of the reading which means less goes into the boxes right now.  I am sure I will tweak and figure out a system that best suits using a program like this (unit study/large pre-planned curriculum) with the workboxes-and I will share once I have figured out a good plan.  For now, I am winging it and most of it is just picking up the books off the table.
But if you are considering a new program for your child(ren) and are looking for one that follows Charlotte Mason methods along with using good literature-this may be what you are looking for.  They have all sorts of levels/eras they cover.  We didn't have much for the beginning of time to Christ and I was thrilled to find something that covered that time frame while still using a style we prefer.

Here are the links to read the posts I have done so far.

First HOD post
HOD and Dinosaur study
Third post covering some projects and poetry

Hope it is a blessing and helps some of you out who are considering such a curriculum.