Archive for the ‘Amanda Bennett Unit Study’ Category
Here is a little bit of what we’ve been up to lately:
History/ Language Arts:
We have been preparing for our upcoming vacation to Disney World, so we read Who Was Walt Disney? We really enjoyed reading this book, it was so interesting! Even Hunter sat and listened to it most of the time.
After we finished reading the book, Hailey did a book report in the shape of a Mickey Mouse head. On one ear she wrote the name of the book and who the author and illustrator are. On the other ear she wrote when and where Walt Disney was born and when he died. On the other papers she wrote 3 adjectives to describe Walt Disney, a question she would like to ask him, her favorite quote from Walt Disney, and a timeline of his life.
Hailey has been learning all about roller coasters and how they work. We used an Amanda Bennett unit study all about roller coasters and had a lot of fun with this unit!
Hailey drew some pictures of different kinds of roller coasters.
We did one test where we used 2 different ramps- one long…
…the other short. We checked to see how far the car would go after it came off each ramp, and which ramp would send the car further.
Hailey used several different websites for fun roller coaster activities.
We did another experiment. This time we used the same ramp each time. First we put one book under the ramp, then 2 books under the ramp, then 3 books under the ramp and finally, 4 books under the ramp. Hailey predicted what she thought would happen, then we tested it to see what would happen and measured the results.
We finished up the unit by making this roller coaster lapbook that covers everything Hailey learned about.
Hailey and Hunter made some little clay bowls for Mother’s Day. First they shaped the bowls, and while the clay was still wet, they added beads and sequence. Once it dried, they used water colors to paint.
The completed bowls, they turned out cute.
We spent the month of July learning all about the ocean and doing lots of ocean art projects. Throughout the month, Hailey also worked on a dolphin unit from Amanda Bennett Unit Studies. It was the first time we used one of her units and we both really enjoyed it. It’s amazing how much I learned right along with Hailey.
The first thing Hailey did was make a KWL chart. (This was just something we did, it was not included in the unit.)
Using the recommendations in the unit study, we borrowed a bunch of dolphin books from the library.
Hailey liked being able to work outside.
Making a piece for the lapbook
We kept all of the papers that Hailey did in this binder.
The cover for the lapbook we made. I got this cover from Homeschool Share.
The inside of the lapbook. Everything in here is from the Amanda Bennett Unit Study except the “How Long Are They?” piece.
Close up of the left flap- “How Long Are They” is from Homeschool Share.
Here are some of the vocabulary words included. There were other more challenging words for older students.
The accordion style book showing different colors that dolphins can be.
We had a lot of fun doing this unit and making this lapbook! We all learned so much!!