Monday, September 19, 2016

Unit Study: Bridges

In our Konos Curriculum we are focusing on the character trait determination. This week we studied bridges. Here are some things Sophie did this week:

  • copied bible verses on determination
  • read books about bridges
  • looked up vocabulary words and wrote sentences
  • wrote a report on the London Tower Bridge
  • watched a PBS video on bridges
  • drew pictures of the 7 types of bridges
  • Co-op day-Make a bridge challenge &
  • field trip to look at bridges  
books used:
Earth Friendly Buildings, Bridges and More by Etta Kaner
Bridges by Keith willard
The Bridge Book by Polly Carter

This was our first co-op day with my friend's 3 girls and Sophie. I gave the girls 45 minutes to make a bridge that was 2ft. long and had to hold 3lbs. The materials they could use were mini marshmallows, gumdrops, spaghetti and toothpicks. I divided the girls into 2 teams-one in the living-room and one in the kitchen. I was impressed with how well they worked together and the bridges they made. Unfortunately, neither bridge could hold the weight, but they had fun! In the end, they all worked together and copied a picture I found online using just the toothpicks and gumdrops. 

Field Trip pictures:

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