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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Mike Mulligan Lapbook

We started out the week with co-op learning about personification and onomatopoeia. As the week progressed we added lessons on the following topics: squares, different kinds of characters, steam (how it makes things go), how steam was used in the past, stewardship, vocabulary, construction vehicles, aerial/close-up views in art, and whatever else I may be forgetting.

The lessons are found in the FIAR Volume I manual. Many of the lapbook templates we used are available as free downloads at Homeschool Share (just look on the Mike Mulligan Resource Page– FIAR Resources Volume I).

Elijah is very active in creating his lapbooks. He dictates some answers to me (and I write them down); he helps with the writing, cutting, folding, gluing, etc.! He even spends some of his spare time making Jason and me little folded minit books that say, "I love you" :)

Little Builders

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We had a fantastic time Friday at Minnetrista. Our guide turned our students into miniature architects for the day and they learned about building materials, safety on the job, measurement, and more! Here are a few pictures of our day:

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Elijah helping make a brick from clay

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Where’s Simon? Playing peek-a-boo with his hard hat!

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Painting! Don’t worry…it’s just pretend.

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Working the conveyor belt.

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Working the crane!