Friday, October 29, 2010

Lego Unit Study = Great Motivation!

What a great week of school! I found this fun lego unit study from Walking by the Way and it was great motivation for Mj!! Here's what Mj did this week.

Bible: Mj learned about Balaam and his talking donkey, Rahab, the battle of Jericho and Achan's sin. He memorized Numbers 24:17a "I shall see Him, but not now: I shall behold Him, but not night: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Scepter shall rise out of Israel." A great prophecy about Jesus. He also wrote a letter of encouragement to his Wednesday night church teacher who is in her first semester of college.
English: Mj's learning how to write instructions. We read instructions on making fingerprints and then Mj wrote how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Math: Mj reviewed his calendar skills and learned about time. He learned about time to the 5 minutes and how to say time in different ways (quarter after, quarter til, half past, 20 minutes after, 10 minutes before, etc.)

Reading: Mj read a play about a family of Pilgrims on the Mayflower and he read a story about a boy who was allergic to animals and wanted a pet.

Heritage Studies: Mj began a chapter on Starting the Colonies. He learned about Virginia and the reason people came to Virginia was to find gold. He also learned about Pocahontas and John Smith.
Mj is pointing to Virginia on his "Why did the Colonists Come?" Paper.

Science: Mj learned the difference between cartilage and bones. He also learned that minerals make our bones strong and that's why it's important to drink milk. We played a review game where Mj had to give me the sign language "B" or "C" to tell me if the body part was bone or cartilage
The ear is cartilage.
The skull is bone.
Lego Unit Study: Mj learned a lot about Legos this week. Legos were invented by Ole Kirk Kristiansen in Denmark. They were first made out of wood. He watched a video about how Lego's are made and also watched a video of different Lego creations. He also learned why Lego's fit together and don't come apart easily.

Finding Denmark on the globe.

Watching a video about Copenhagen, Denmark.

Mj made the flag of Denmark out of Legos without any instructions.

Mj also made a ship without any instructions.
Mj's mosaic of a smiley face.
Working on a graph of Lego brick colors.
Mj's Lego Lapbook he made.

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