March 1st, 2015
During the February Lego Club meeting, kids made wearable Legos. Here is a visual journey of their creation.
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We studied Costa Rica during the month of December and January. As always, we started the process by completing the fact sheets for this small country and updated our religion and population graph.
After having learnt about this country from books, it was time to experience it first-hand. We visited Costa Rica for about a week. It was one of our best trips. After having magical moments in Costa Rica, we came back and recorded our experience in detail on an online journal at Mixbook.com. Kabir worked really hard on this project.
Arjun made “Capi Capi” t-shirt for himself and Kabir made “Pura Vida” t-shirt for himself.
Then we met with our homeschool friends for Central America party. As part of the presentation, Kabir and Arjun presented our online travel journal named Costa Rica. After the presentations, we sampled delicious Central American cuisine.
Both the kids earned Costa Rica stamps in their pretend passport! Now, we are off to England!
Today, we had about 18 children at the Lego Club meeting. Today’s quest was to recreate Tupelo out of Lego. We made road with masking tape on the carpet. Kids made all sorts of landmarks in Tupelo – some were real and some were imaginary. They made library, gun shop, airports, factory, mirror maze, movie theaters, football field, park, random buildings, houses, towers, train, telescope, robot zoo, lab fortress, car wash and so much more. It was fun!
For the month of November, we studied Poland. We completed our basic facts as we do for each country that we study. We updated our population chart and religion graph.
Kids thoroughly enjoyed making Wycinanki and paper Pisanka. We got the templates for Wycinanki online and also, we printed few coloring pages from this website that my kids absolutely enjoyed coloring.
We enjoyed Polish cuisine for a few days at home. We made few Polish dishes for the Poland Party with homeschoolers. We made Plack Ziemniaczane, Kielbasa, Barszcz Beet soup, and nut Mazurek. Also, we made Polish Apple pancakes for breakfast and my family wants no other pancakes now. I forgot to take photos of the pancakes.
We met with other homeschoolers and enjoyed every kid’s presentation about Poland. We also had a little taste of Poland, which was absolutely delicious.
Here is Kabir’s story about the history of Poland that he read out during the presentation. In the background he ran the powerpoint presentation showing photos related to the topic in his story. This was Arjun’s first time presenting in front of people and he made me proud. His presentation was a quiz of 9 questions that he read out loud himself!
At the end of the party, we added Poland’s flag sticker to Kabir’s pretend passport and his grandparents signed it. This time we started a pretend passport for Arjun too. Poland flag sticker is the first country in Arjun’s pretend passport.
Now, we are off to Costa Rica!