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Oct 27, 2012

Egypt Unit Study and Lapbook Day 3

Day 3: Pyramids
·     Build a pyramid out of sugar cubes (student can build whichever type they desire )

      Lap Book: Learn about the 4 Types of Pyramids, do activity (write in the names of the 4 types on the line then glue to lap book)

      Lap Book: Puzzle: color, laminate and cut puzzle then paper clip together so the pieces don’t get mixed up with other puzzle pieces, store in pocket.


First Quarter Reviews!

Science: Science Math Technology
My last post finished up our 8 week unit on Applied Science. It covered many early learner science topics. Some require a quick trip to the library for suggested reading. Others required getting creative with our house and finding ways to make a lab work. And still others required borrowing a few things like a microscope (from my in-laws :). After 8 weeks I'm pleased to say that integrating science into our full curriculum this year has been generally easy and pretty stress free. Also its a subject my boys love. Feel free to follow along with us and use this free curriculum SciMaTe. The biggest pros are that it's all pre-planned and not too complicated to teach-meaning you don't need a degree in biology, chemisty, physics,etc. The cons are that it does require a few expensive tools such as a microscope. However, many schools will allow you to borrow one of theirs or you can buy one on Amazon; just look at it as buying an investment in to your kids education.

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