Sunday, February 12, 2012
Valentine's Day Unit
You all know I love a holiday. There's just so many ways to make school fun.
Here's our Valentine's Day unit study, topic by topic:
Language Arts: Studying sonnets and iambic pentameter. We will read "My Mistresses Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun" by Shakespeare and use this as a study guide http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/discovering-traditional-sonnet-forms-830.html?tab=4#tabs Then we will try our hand at writing our own sonnets!
Math: Here's a logic puzzle for Valentines Day http://www.edhelper.com/Valentines_Day_Logic70.htm
Another activity...cut out a paper heart. Then ask the children- how can you make a heart out of circles and triangles? Find the area of each circle and each triangle and determine the area of your heart!
Science: Make heart crystal ornaments http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/explore/crystals.htm
Study how chocolate is made and the effects it has on the brain http://www.exploratorium.edu/exploring/exploring_chocolate/index.html
History: Study the history of chocolate http://www.exploratorium.edu/exploring/exploring_chocolate/choc_2.html#american
Also we will read the biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and read her poem "How Do I Love Thee?"
I hope you all have fun with teaching Valentine's themed topics! If you have any interesting ideas of your own...please share!