Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel
By Virginia Lee Burton
FIAR pages 42-47, Vol. I
Family Math Written by Jean Stenmark, Virginia Thompson and Ruth Cossey.
Flash! Bang! Pop! Fizz! (FBPF) By Janet Parks Chahrour
DAY 1: Social Studies
Read Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel Aloud
Family Math: Simple Symmetries pg. 184
Visit the Museum of Transportation. Make a time line of the vehicles that we see there. Look specifically for those powered by steam. Take photos.
Steam powered robots of today versus from the past
DAY 2: Language Arts
Read Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel aloud with A2 reading occasional paragraphs
Family Math: Create a Puzzle pg. 187
Review of books that we like, create a timeline of when they were written. Compare dates to family tree.
DAT 3: Art
Read Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel aloud, alternating pages
Family Math: Guess and Group pg 36
Trees, go on the tree walk and identify different trees. Look at their height, bark, leaves ect. Take photos of the same tree from different angles (up the trunk, of a leaf up close, the entire tree from a distance ect)
Take photos of things moving to show movement and flow. (the wind blowing, a tree falling, a car passing, a brother running)
Compare photos to art that represent speed and motion.
Make a Blow art painting OR
Winter Moves video tape movement of an outdoor activity, paint a frame of the movement.
Using 3-D chalk, make drawing that represent movement.
DAY 4: Science
A2 read Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel aloud to me
Family Math: Pentasquare Activities pg. 188
(FBPF) Explosion pg. 12
Show steam power with pinwheel
Make a Steam powered pop-pop boat
DAY 5: Catch-up
A2 read Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel quietly to self
Play game Blotkus