Heart of Dakota- BLHFHG Unit 13

Another fun and busy week of homeschooling has ended. This is actually a review of what we did 3 weeks ago.  I have been so tired that I just haven’t been doing much blogging.  But here is a quick roundup of what we did:


Heart of Dakota- BLHFHG Unit 13

We learned more about the Pilgrims and we talked about what they did during the first Thanksgiving.  We played some of the games that the kids played that first Thanksgiving.  Hailey stood on a line and then jumped as far as she could.  We marked it with tape and then she jumped again, trying to beat her previous spot.

Heart of Dakota- BLHFHG Unit 13

I had her measure how much further she jumped each time.

Heart of Dakota- BLHFHG Unit 13

We also set up a box and then Hailey took a pair of socks and tried to throw them into the box.  Needless to say, the games that the kids played at the first Thanksgiving are much different from what we do now.

Heart of Dakota- BLHFHG Unit 13

Hailey did a little mapping activity and had to tell me which direction she would need to go to get from one place to another.



In science our focus was on penguins.  We have learned so much about them!

Heart of Dakota- BLHFHG Unit 13

We also did this simple science activity.  We cut out 2 leaves on paper towels and then Hailey drew the veins onto the leaves.  We put one of the leaves in a cup without water and one in a cup with water and watched the water spread through the veins- it was a great illustration of how the water travels to the ends of the leaves.

Language Arts:

Heart of Dakota- BLHFHG Unit 13

Hailey has been busy reading all about nature in her new emerging reader.

Language Arts

We added to Hailey’s Reading Notebook- she added a page about story structure and we discussed how stories have a beginning, middle and an end.

2014 Printable

Hailey made this super cute book about 2014 that I found on Teacher’s Pay Teachers, but I can’t find it now to link to it.

2014 Printable

The book is full of pages all about 2014, and Hailey had a great time working on it!

I am really hoping to start feeling better in the next few weeks and I’ll be back to my usual posting schedule just as soon as I feel up to it!

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2 comments on “Heart of Dakota- BLHFHG Unit 13

  1. Andrea @ No Doubt Learning on said:

    Hi! I’m curious about the story structure activity. Was that something from your curriculum or something else you found online? We could really use that in our lessons! 🙂

  2. Melanie on said:

    Andrea- I got the story structure activity from here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/2nd-Grade-Reading-Interactive-Notebook-aligned-with-the-Common-Core-765272

    Hope that helps!

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