Monday, August 16, 2010

The First Day of School

Generally, we don't start school until September 1, mainly just because of the fact that I CAN! However, this year, I just couldn't wait any longer! My friend, Kayla, sent me a link to an AMAZING lapbook that I just HAD to do with my kids! It's all about LEGO's! What a perfect way to start back to school - fun, no pressure learning. So today, we started our first day of school. Man, this is what homeschooling is all about!

Our day started out with dumping ALL the Legos onto the table. 

We first learned all about the inventor of Lego and the country from which he came (Denmark). The kids then made Lego flags of Denmark.
We watched a video about the capital of Denmark. And then, the kids spent several hours creating different things with Legos, such as robots and a Lego magic trick. 
This is Little Man's robot.

His robot transformed. 

This is Little Man's personal Transformer mini-bot.

Here you have Britches' Lego magic trick. She built this from a plan on the Lego website, but she had to make some modifications, because it didn't work exactly right. Also, she didn't have the exact Lego pieces that she needed, so she improvised. You put a dime into the slot at the top, turn the wheel, and the dime "disappears." Actually, it falls through the hole and into your hand!

This is Little Sister's car that she built!

So that was our first day of school! Lots of fun, and no pressure! Tomorrow, we will do more Lego "stuff." This lapbook lesson lasts for four days, so we'll be through by the end of the week. So far, they are having a BLAST with this one! 

If you'd like to do this really fun lesson with your kids, check out Walking By The Way to find out all the great stuff you can do with Legos!!

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