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Lego Fair 2016

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

My kids participated in the Lego Fair 2016 hosted by our local library.  They were inspired and they have been anticipating next Lego Fair with enthusiasm.

Arjun loves stationary and so, he made a desk organizer that he is actually using!  It has a place to hold crayons, pencils, stapler, paperclips, pins, erasers, index cards, tape, and large clips.  It also has a piano that has a musical box underneath so that when you turn it it’s as if music is coming out of the piano.  He also made a glue and scissors holder.  He has a working drawer to keep more stuff.  He used about 470 Lego pieces.  He got first prize in his category.

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Kabir’s style is to go around the house and see what inspires him to create with Lego.  He is very proud of his first two creations during the first two Lego Fairs: Clue game and an electric working fan.  So, he wanted to create something that will make him feel proud again.  He had created a photo art last school year for the Music and Art festival.

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This photo art on the wall was his muse and he tried to make it with Lego.  He really enjoyed the process.   He added all the things he loves: family, camera, food/desserts, meditation, computers, homeschooling (depicted by computer, books and pencil), traveling (depicted by airplane and a car), piano, theatre, Legos and above all, America!  He used about 550 Lego pieces.  He got first prize in his category.

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It is such a great event to inspire creativity and imagination amongst kids.  There were couple of kids who made Hobbit’s carriage which was a masterpiece.  Their work was very detailed.  It was an amazing working model!  It’s a real shame that not many people take advantage of this event.  I hope that the library will not stop hosting it despite the low response.

Field Trips July – October 2015

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Photos of our recent field trips:

Petit Jean State Farm in Arkansas

 

The Cotton Museum in Memphis, TN

 

Homeschoolers Play Date at Veterans Park. We had a park day at Ballard Park too.

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Hot Air Balloon Ride at Robins Field in Tupelo.

 

Monthly visit to Avon Lea Assisted Living

 

Monthly Lego Club

 

Mammal Education at Shelby Farms in Memphis, TN

 

Science Lesson and Frog Dissection at Ballard Park

Living history pioneer day at Oren Dunn Museum in Tupelo

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Wise Family Pumpkin Patch

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Monthly Challenge Meet: This month the challenge was to create the tallest tower possible using spaghetti and gum drops.

Career Quest Day: We visited 7 businesses: Simply Sweet, Sherwin Williams, Main Street Family Dentistry, Alpha Insurance, The Main Attraction and Coffee Emporium, Looking Good/ FootGear, and Cardiology Associates.  To know about this you may want to read my friend, Paula’s blog.

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Reeds Metals in Saltillo, MS

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Lego Fair 2015

Monday, July 20th, 2015

This year, Lego Fair was hosted by Lee County library.  My kids waited for this event with much excitement.  Kabir made a working battery-operated fan.  He was inspired by the electric lamp made by Gargi Koul for Lego Fair 2014.  He had to use cardboard for fan blades as we couldn’t figure out how to use Legos for fan blades.  He used approximately 350 Lego pieces.

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Arjun combined everything that he loves in his Lego.  He made a swimming pool because he loves swimming.  He made picnic tables with people eating chicken because he loves chicken (he loves chicken without curry and so, he calls it dry chicken).  He made bike rack as he loves biking.  He made flower bed because he loves putting seed in the soil (even though he hasn’t managed to grow any).  He used approximately 300 Lego pieces.

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Both of them received a small trophy and a certificate!  Here is a local TV, WTVA Lego Fair article and local newspaper, Daily Journal Lego Fair article for the event.

Metamorphosis – Lego Quest March 2015

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Today’s Lego quest was Metamorphosis in action with Legos.  The kids had to show stages of metamorphosis with Legos.  This quest was inspired by the website for Lego Quest.   

Here is what the kids made:

 

Wearable Lego – February 2015

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

During the February Lego Club meeting, kids made wearable Legos.  Here is a visual journey of their creation.