I really like the curriculum Heart of Dakota that I picked out for this year. I has all I wanted in a curriculum.
I wanted something very hands on. Fun learning of history and science. Creative and enjoyable all the while learning. Easy for me to teach with our crazy life.
I found that with Heart of Dakota and Five in a Row.
Five in a Row will be another post...
In history she does vocabulary, crafts and so much more to go along with the reading,
In science she does experiments to go along with the reading. We have also taking our science to the beach. That brought her learning to life.
The art work adds some fun and ties everything in.
In history she is learning about early explorers. In science she is learning about the ocean and all the life in and around it.
Taking the learning to the beach!
Digging for the creatures that live in the sand
Her art making it look like the ocean Finished project resembled the waves
Showing me the route that Christopher Columbus took
Activity to show how God made each creature special. Birds have the right size beaks to collect the food they need. Longer beaks to dig deep in the sand to get the creatures who live there. Smaller beaks to get the creatures that live on the sand.
They didn't talk about the Vikings travels so I added this in
Painting with water color on wax so much fun. Thanks to the advice of other HOD users we skipped using wax paper and used crayons instead.