Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I'd recently ordered some DK Readers for our upcoming Great Inventors unit, and Amazon was running a buy 3, get the 4th free deal. I'm a sucker for world landmarks, and Noah has a huge interest in building and architecture, so I decided on Amazing Buildings for our fourth book.
Today, we read the book, and Noah picked one of the famous buildings to replicate with LEGOs. He chose St. Basil's Cathedral, and we worked on building it together. He's gotten so independent these days - and we've all gotten so busy - that I can't remember the last time we sat down together to build with LEGOs. I can tell he really enjoyed it - and I did, too! We'll definitely be incorporating LEGO building into our curriculum more often from now on.
Noah had so much fun with the activity that he also created a miniature Washington DC, adding (from right to left) Capitol Hill, the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial and Lincoln Memorial to his (already completed) White House.