Unit Study

Nutrition Day 3: Healthy Meals

Nutrition Day 3: Healthy Meals

Healthy Meals Today we studied what healthy meals are and that we need to eat some of each food group everyday. Read: A Beka Grade 2 Health, Safety, & Manners Lesson 4-5 Discuss: Breakfast -dairy, protein, fruit, grain Lunch -dairy, protein, vegetable, grain Dinner -dairy, protein, vegetable or fruit, grain Comprehension Questions: What is an example of a good breakfast? What is an example of a good lunch? What is an example of a good...

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Nutrition Day 2: Milk & Water

Nutrition Day 2: Milk & Water

Milk & Water Today we learned that water and milk are very good for our bodies.  We made a drinking chart and decorated a water bottle. Read: Journey of a Glass of Milk by Johm Malam A Beka Grade 2 Health, Safety, & Manners Lesson 3 Good and Nutrition For Every Kid by Janice VanCleave Chapters 1 & 22-23 Discuss: Milk is good for our bodies because it has calcium for our bones and teeth, it has vitamins and protein to help...

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Nutrition Day 1: Food Groups

Nutrition Day 1: Food Groups

Food Groups Today was learned what the 5 food groups are and had fun making a 3-D food pyramid. Read: The Food Pyramid by Christine Taylor-Butler A Beka Grade 2 Health, Safety, & Manners Lesson 2 Good and Nutrition For Every Kid by Janice VanCleave Chapters 7-8 Discuss: Food Groups Dairy -2-3 servings Protein -2-3 servings Vegetables -2-3 servings Fruits -2-3 servings Grains -6-11 servings Fats & Oils -choose...

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Nutrition Unit Study

Nutrition Unit Study

In this unit study we learned about nutrition, healthy meals, and the food pyramid.  We had fun with some experiments, crafts, and literature.  I did this unit with my 2nd grader and would recommend it for kindergarten through 3rd grade. Nutrition Unit Study Day 1: Food Groups Day 2: Milk & Water Day 3: Healthy Meals Day 4: Table Manners Day 5: Energy Foods Day 6: Protein Foods Day 7: Vitamins & Minerals Nutrition Book List Lesson...

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Renaissance Artists Day 7: Rembrandt

Renaissance Artists Day 7: Rembrandt

Rembrandt Today we tried using light in our paintings like Rembrandt.  This is our last day of our Renaissance Artists unit study and we have had so much fun with all this art. Read: Rembrandt by Mike Venezia Rembrandt by Melody S. Mis Discuss: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669) was a Dutch Renaissance painter from Holland. He painted portraits and religious scenes mostly. He discovered how to paint with light shining on a persons...

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Renaissance Artists Day 6: Michelangelo

Renaissance Artists Day 6: Michelangelo

Michelanglo Today we got to veer off of the painting a bit to sculpting, so J enjoyed that. Read: Michelangelo Buonarroti by Catherine Nichols Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jmsth_9KouM Discuss:Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475- 1564) was an Italian Renaissance sculpture and painter. He studied the human body to get his sculptors to look life like. He also painted frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Artist...

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Renaissance Artists Day 5: Raphael

Renaissance Artists Day 5: Raphael

Raphael Today was fun because we got out the scrapbooks and looked at J’s baby pictures since Raphael did a lot of Madonna and Child paintings. Read: Raphael by Adam G. Klein Discuss: Raffaello Sanzio, also known as Raphael, (1483- 1520) was a master artist very young. He was said to be as good ad Da Vinci and Michelangelo. He had many patrons and painted frescoes and tapestries for them. He was an Italian Renaissance artist. Artist...

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Renaissance Artists Day 4: Da Vinci

Renaissance Artists Day 4: Da Vinci

Da Vinci We actually ended up spending a couple days for Da Vinci, since he did so much. Read: Magic Tree House #38 Monday with a Mad Genius by Mary Pope Osborne Leonardo and the Flying Boy by Laurence Anholt Katie and the Mona Lisa by James Mayhew Leonardo’s Horse by Jean Fritz Watch: The Animated Hero Classics Leonardo da Vinci Discuss: Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was an Italian Renaissance artist and inventor. He is...

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Renaissance Artists Day 3: Botticelli

Renaissance Artists Day 3: Botticelli

Botticelli Botticelli did round paintings so we tried to think of round things to paint today. Discuss: Botticelli (1445-1510) was an early Renaissance artist. He painted religious scenes and Greek mythology. He was known for making his paintings look like there is a gentle movement in them. Like the wind flowing through a girls hair. He also started painting round pieces which was popular at the time. He also painted some of his pieces in...

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Renaissance Artists Day 2: Limbourg Brothers

Renaissance Artists Day 2: Limbourg Brothers

Limbourg Brothers Today we had fun with seasons.  The Limbourg Brothers painted pictures from different seasons so we tried to copy some of their work then we made our own modern seasons painting. Read: The Duke and the Peasant by Sister Wendy Beckett Discuss: The 3 brothers were hired by Duc de Berry to paint the pictures in his prayer book called The Book of Hours. The Limbourg Brother (1375-1416) practiced illuminated and manuscript...

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