Instructor: Elizabeth Truesdell
In this exciting new class, we will be using Legos to explore and learn. Using Lego Education, our students will conduct structured experiments that explore movement and physics concepts. Using Creationary Lego ideas, students will explore challenges to build and create to solve problems together or in opposing teams. Exploring story-making components, like scenery, characters, and plot, students will work to create their own graphic novel. All projects & activities will be adjusted to appropriate grade levels and will include progressions that keep every student challenged.
1) Lego Tissue Box Cover: (Also, great for sticking on those loose legos you find around the house!)
2) Napkin Holder:
3) “Infinity” Cube: (recommended for older grades)
a. Check out the posed video on HFLC photo album
b. DIY Infinity Cube - How to Make a LEGO Infinity Cube Tutorial
This link is about 8 minutes and will give you the specific legos needed and step by step instructions
c. You WILL need specific pieces- it took us about 3 ‘man hours’ of searching- unless, you are amazing and have your legos all sorted by piece and size- just a warning!
Check out the list of things to make below- and if you want to change the narrative- please adapt as you see fit! Parents- if you are reading the story and helping your kids, feel free to simply make the specific item listed. If you are older, or looking for a bigger challenge- try to create a “Scene” for each paragraph- then fill it with the list items in the paragraph. The “Scene” idea is in bold, and the items in each room are grouped in the list by color.
1) Type of home that people or animals live in: ________________________
2) Anything that holds another thing: _______________________________
3) Anyone or profession that wears a uniform: ________________________
4) A small kitchen or bathroom item:________________________________
5) Something that creates heat (grill, fire, blow dryer, etc): ______________
6) Type of food: __________________
9) Energetic Animal:___________________
10) Something with wheels:______________
11) A type of shelter:___________________
12) Zoo Animal:_______________________
I admit, I was disappointed when we were told that we couldn’t leave our (1)________________ to go to HFLC. But, then I remembered- with the right attitude - ANYTHING can be an adventure.
So, the next morning, in my bedroom, I woke up and jumped out of (2)___________, ready to make the best of the day. I decided that 3 days in row was long enough for wearing my fluffy panda pajamas, so I changed into my favorite (3)_______________, brushed my hair with a/an (4)_____________________, and dashed downstairs to see what the day held.
In the kitchen, Mom was singing and dancing around the kitchen using a (5)_________________ to cook a massive amount of (6)_______________. After eating enough to also count as lunch, I remembered to give water and food to our family pet, Oswald the (7)_______________.
Wandering into the family room, I was surprised to find my siblings, dressed in costumes and pretending to be (8)______________. I decided to join the in the fun, and pretty soon, we were all laughing as we jumped around the room like (9)___________________.
When the sun started to shine, I headed outside to jump in mud muddles and practice riding my (10)___________.
Later that night, I built a huge (11)__________for me and my siblings to sleep in. As I drifted off, ready to dream about flying (12)__________ bouncing on (13)__________ clouds- I realized something- I am safe, loved, and can find adventure anywhere. And, sometime, life will start to go back to normal, and I will have many stories to tell my HFLC friends when I see them again.