Sunday, November 24, 2013

MFW K- Hh for Horse

I obey right away.


We learned that a well-trained horse obeys right away. It obeys its master's command- whether to go to the left, to the right or to stop. Likewise, children need to obey their parents. Colossians 3:20 says "Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord". I asked Em if she loves God and she exclaimed "Yes!". I also asked her if she loves Daddy and Mommy and she again said "Yes!". I  explained to her that she shows love to God and to us by obeying our commands.

This poster from Totally Tots is posted on our homeschooling board. It serves as a reminder for her that she needs to obey right away, all the way, every day. And that she needs God's help in doing so. I also explained that God can see her heart if she is obeying happily.

We also discussed that Noah did everything exactly as God had commanded him (Genesis 6:22). On the other hand, Jonah did not obey God right away and because of that, he faced consequences for his disobedience.

To illustrate that joy and blessings are results of obedience, I hid "treasures" around the house. I told Em that to find the "treasures", she needs to listen very closely and follow my directions exactly as I told her. She was happy to find her favorite milk chocolate drink and the binocular from her cousin.    



We reviewed the verses we learned from preschool. We finished Raising Rockstar Preschool (RRSP) almost a year ago. We truly enjoyed the RRSP lessons and the verses we learned are still hidden in Em's little heart. The cut and tape pages for Colossians 3:20 is from RRSP Letter C and the one for Philippians 2:14 is from RRSP Letter D.


We learned that

                Horses can sleep both lying down and standing up.
                Horses can run shortly after birth.
                Domestic horses have a lifespan of around 25 years.

              Horses are herbivores (plant eaters).
                Horses have bigger eyes than any other mammal that lives on land.
                Because horse’s eyes are on the side of their head they are capable of seeing nearly 360 degrees at one time.

Em was amazed to learn that horses can see what's behind them. She wanted to be like them! hahaha

The fun facts about horses are from here. We only discuss what is appropriate for her age and what we believe is true (that God made horses about 6,000 years ago).

Horse Anatomy and Animal Classification



Objects starting with letter H and Sound Discrimination

Blend Ladder, Word List and Cut and Paste



Learning about horse gaits

Here she is trotting and walking like a horse.



 I asked Em to compare horses and cars. She said that horses and cars are both fast; she can ride on them; both need to be washed; but horses have hair!
Together, we made a list of the many ways horses have helped people in the past and present. Here's her list: Horses have helped people (1) haul a milk wagon; (2) play cowboy; (3) travel; and (4) join a jumping contest!



Learning about weight and size.



She said she doesn't know how to paint a horse, so she just painted a picture of herself.

We read Billy and Blaze book and she made a birthday card for a friend:

Em and Z made horse puppets.


For each unit, we read one Bibleless people from the book From Akebu to Zapotec.

She especially enjoyed the following books: Robert the Rose HorseBilly and Blaze and My Chincoteague Pony. She asked me to request more books from the Billy and Blaze series. She also said "I want my own pony, but I know it's expensive to buy one".


Em enjoyed listening to William Tell Overture (Finale) while riding on her horse's back. (Thank you Daddy for pretending to be a horse)





  1. Welcome to the world of blogging. I also do a little homeschooling in preparation for my son's schooling next year. I'm using Reading Lesson shared by one of my mommy blogger friends, and some downloadable writing materials.

    Mommy Maye