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Creative Writing – Restaurant Review

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Schooled in Love:  Restaurant ReviewKnow what’s great about teaching a class like this?  Restaurant Review Day!  It gives everyone an excuse to relax, take a couple of classes off, and… eat!

 

For this assignment, I perused the web, trying to find a restaurant review guideline that (A) I didn’t have to pay for, and (B) had the detail I was looking for.  Unfortunately, I didn’t find it, so it was back to inventing the wheel again.  (It’s below, if you need one for yourself.)  #homeschoolerproblems

 

Anyway, I called Applebee’s ahead of time to let them know we were coming.  Granted, a TRUE restaurant review would have been more ninja-like, but there’s a fine line between incognito and rude, in this case.  Having 15 people show up unannounced and during the lunch rush would not have been nice, AND we would have been waiting f o r e v e r for a space to seat all of us.  Calling ahead was beneficial to both of our teams.

I had the students take their Restaurant Review papers with them, so they could write as they went.  Having the prompts there was nice, because it gave them things to think about that normally wouldn’t have crossed their minds.

I had the students bring their own money, which included extra for a 15% tip.  Homeschoolers love real-world experiences!

Anyway, it was a great trip, and I can’t wait to do it again!

Here’s the Restaurant Review if you need one yourself.

 

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Blood and Guts – Lapbook, Lessons 7 and 8

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We have had snow day after snow day after snow day here!  You’re probably wondering what homeschoolers do when there’s snow days.  Well, we sled and shovel, just like everyone else.  Also, remember that we have a large co-op, and we meet in an actual school building.  It really makes us appreciate the on-the-couch-in-pjs days.  However, this year has been a little more than unusual, and we’ve been trying to conduct school on a hot-or-miss basis.  And just in case Old Man Winter hasn’t heard it from the rest of the nation, we’re DONE with it.  Spring, please hurry up.

I decided to combine Lessons 7 and 8, because they work hand-in-hand.  In  Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology, Lesson 7 is Life in the Blood, and Lesson 8 is the Cardiovascular System.

Lapbook:  Lesson 1 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 2 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 3 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 4 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 4B can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 6 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 9 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 10 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 11 can be found here.

For this section of our World’s Largest Mammoth Lapbooks, I used parts from Knowledge Box Central ( Chapters 1-7 can be found hereChapters 8-14 can be found here), Scholastic’s The Body Book, by Donald M. Silver and Patricia J. Wynne, Scholastic:  Easy Make & Learn Projects:  The Human Body (it’s downloadable – yes!), and my own foldables, available below.

This section will be attached to the main lapbook, behind the lung section.

L7 Experiment – Iron in Cereal (experiment card)

L7 Lapbook – Adrenaline

L7 Lapbook – Anemia

L7 Lapbook – Arteries Veins Capillaries

L7 Lapbook – Diagram of Diffusion (Draw, color, and label the diagram of diffusion on pg. 122.)

L7 Lapbook – Erythrocytes (What does this word mean, and where does it come from?)

L7 Lapbook – Functions of the Blood

L7 Lapbook – Hemoglobin

L7 Lapbook – oxygenated blood (Color the oxygenated blood cell red, and the deoxygenated blood cell blue.)

L7 Lapbook – Phagocytes

L7 Lapbook – Platelets

L7 Lapbook – What is Blood Made of (When you do the project suggested in the book, draw the red hots, lima bean, etc. in the jar and tell what each one represents on the inside.)

L7 Lapbook – White Blood Cells

L7 Pictures (Pictures you can include in your lapbook.)

L8 Lapbook – 4 chambers

L8 Lapbook – CPR

L8 Lapbook – Heart Attack

L8 Lapbook – Heart Blood Vessels

L8 Lapbook – Interventricular Septum

L8 Lapbook – Miles of Vessels

L8 Lapbook – Myocardium

L8 Lapbook – Pacemaker

L8 Lapbook – Pulmonary Veins

L8 Lapbook – Sedentary Lifestyle (The kids’ favorite foldable so far this year!)

L8 Lapbook – Two Main Veins

L8 Lapbook – Valves

L8 Pictures (Pictures you can include in your lapbook.)

And now for the pictures of how to put it all together:

Blood and Guts – Lapbook, Lesson 6

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Wait.  Lesson 6?  What happened to Lesson 5?!?!  Lesson 5, in Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology happens to be nutrition, and I decided that, while it is important, we needed to focus on the body parts.  So, we skipped Lesson 5, and (if we have time at the end of the year) we’ll visit it.

Lesson 6 covers the Respiratory System, so don’t forget to breathe.  We’ve already done some fun things, including building a couple of models and an experiment, and our lung dissection is scheduled for next week.

Lapbook:  Lesson 1 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 2 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 3 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 4 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 4B can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lessons 7 and 8 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 9 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 10 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 11 can be found here.

For this section of our Mega-Monster lapbook, I used Scholastic’s The Body Book, by Donald M. Silver and Patricia J. Wynne, along with some of my own foldables you’ll find below.

L6 Lapbook – 3 parts of the pharynx

L6 Lapbook – Asthma

L6 Lapbook – Bronchi and Bronchioles

L6 Lapbook – Cilia

L6 Lapbook – Cold Virus

L6 Lapbook – Diaphragm

L6 Lapbook – Humidity

L6 Lapbook – Icky Things Our Body Inhales

L6 Lapbook – Mucus

L6 Lapbook – Nasal Cavity Diagram

L6 Lapbook – Nasal Conchae

L6 Lapbook – Nose Hairs

L6 Lapbook – Smoking

L6 Lapbook – Sneeze

L6 Lapbook – The respiratory system includes

L6 Lapbook – Vocal Chords

L6 Picture – Healthy vs Smoker

Here are the pictures:

This is the section as it's first opened.

This is the section as it’s first opened.

 

The middle flap is lifted up.

The middle flap is lifted up.

 

The side is opened to the left.

The side is opened to the left.

 

Here, I've added the inflatable lungs we made in class.  They'll fold up into the lapbook.

Here, I’ve added the inflatable lungs we made in class. They’ll fold up into the lapbook.

 

 

 

 

Blood and Guts – Lapbook, Lesson 4

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Here’s our lapbook monster featuring Lesson 4:  The Digestive System.   In Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology, they add in the Renal System.  We’re going to keep it separate in our lapbooks, even if it’s only a page of information.

I didn’t use too much of Knowledge Box Central’s lapbook foldables this time.  In fact, I was really disappointed!  It only had one foldable for the entire Digestive System!  Because of that, I had to supplement a LOT of pieces.  I also found this downloadable (yay!) book from Scholastic:  Easy Make & Learn Projects:  The Human Body.  This is where that giant inside-view of the girl comes from.

We aren’t doing any more standard tests in this class.  The cool thing about homeschooling, is that we can add, subtract, and do whatever we need to do to make learning happen.

Lapbook:  Lesson 1 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 2 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 3 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 4B can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 6 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lessons 7 and 8 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 9 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 10 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 11 can be found here.

Here’s the stuff I made.  Download and use what you wish.

Experiment Cards:

L4 Experiment – Amylase (Instructions for this are found on page 72.)

L4 Experiment – Tooth Enamel  (Instructions for this are found on page 71.)

L4 Experiment – Egg Enamel  (This is identical to the tooth experiment, and you can see it in a bigger form.)

L4 Experiment – Stomach Simulation  (Instructions for this can be found on page 76.  You can also see how we did it here.)

L4 Experiment – Food Groups  (This is a card to record which foods have starches, fats, etc.)

Supplemental Foldables:

L4 Lapbook – Appendix

L4 Lapbook – Bolus

L4 Lapbook – Burp

L4 Lapbook – Chyme

L4 Lapbook – Defecation

L4 Lapbook – duodenum-jejenum-ileum

L4 Lapbook – Epiglottis

L4 Lapbook – Flatulence

L4 Lapbook – Gastroesophageal Sphincter

L4 Lapbook – Gastrointestinal Tract L

4 Lapbook – liver-bile-gall bladder

L4 Lapbook – Mechanical vs Chemical

L4 Lapbook – pancreas

L4 Lapbook – Pepsin

L4 Lapbook – Saliva

L4 Lapbook – Three Parts of Large Intestine

L4 Lapbook – villi

L4 Lapbook – Vomit

L4 Lapbook – Why does my Stomach Growl

Pictures:

L4 Pictures – Cross-Sections

Here’s our ever-growing lapbook pictures to see how it’s put together.  All the blank areas are for our photos of our projects.

 

Blood and Guts – Lapbook: Lesson 3

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As we continue through our body-discovery, our lapbooks continue to grow.  And grow.

We just finished up Lesson 3:  The Muscular System, using Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology.

Lapbook:  Lesson 1 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 2 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 4 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 4B can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 6 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lessons 7 and 8 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 9 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 10 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 11 can be found here.

Here are the parts I added for Lesson 3:

L3 Lapbook – Illustration of tendons and muscles – This is an illustration of muscles and tendons for the kids to color.

L3 Lapbook – Analyzing Beef Brisket – Draw what is seen when looking closely at beef brisket.

L3 Lapbook – Antagonistic Muscles – This is a supplemental foldable.

L3 Lapbook – Cardiac Muscle – This is a supplemental foldable.

L3 Lapbook – Drawing of a Muscle – Draw and label the parts of a muscle, found in the book.

L3 Lapbook – Masseter Muscle and Tetanus – This is a supplemental foldable.

L3 Lapbook – Muscle Tests – This is a place to record the results of doing different muscle tests.  We chose eating a cracker for the smooth muscle, timing our heartbeat for the cardiac muscle, and opening and closing a clothespin for the skeletal muscle tests.

L3 Lapbook – Muscle Weight – This is a card to record how much the student has in muscle weight.

L3 Lapbook – Muscular Diseases and Disorders – This is a supplemental card.

L3 Lapbook – My Biggest Muscle – This is a supplemental foldable.

L3 Lapbook – Skeletal Muscles – This is a supplemental foldable.

L3 Lapbook – Tendons – Tendonitis – This is a supplemental foldable.

Here are the test and answer key:

L3 – Test

L3 – Test – Answer Key

 

And here are photos of our lapbook so far:

 

 

Blood and Guts – Lapbook: Lesson 1

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Blood & Guts.  At least, that’s what we’re calling it, because the kids think it’s a cool name.  What we’re actually studying is Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology (whew!).

We’re creating this wicked-awesome lapbook in the class, and I just thought I’d take pictures of my example piece as we go, so in case you’ve got a hankering to make one, you won’t have to reinvent the wheel so much.

Before we go on, let me just start off by stating that I have 14 kiddos in my B&G class.  *cough*  I do have a fabulous helper, Mrs. Sharkey, but 14 is still a LOT when you have stuff to read, assignments, experiments, projects, dissections, and then… the lapbook.  The Lord grants me a tiny shred of sanity every time I think about this class, and I think that’s why I keep going.  I also keep thinking maybe someday I’ll get a raise.  Oh. Wait.  I homeschool.

The base of the lapbook is from Knowledge Box Central.  Chapters 1-7 can be found hereChapters 8-14 can be found here.  I could have stopped there, as it’s a nice lapbook, BUT… I didn’t.

I wanted to add body parts the kids could color, so I used Scholastic’s The Body Book, by Donald M. Silver and Patricia J. Wynne.  Now, THIS book is SO COOL!  You’ll see most of the parts as we progress through the year.  I could have stopped there, as now we have the makings of an awesome lapbook, BUT… I didn’t.

Now it’s my turn to step up the game.  I wanted to emphasize certain sections as well as create extra parts for our experiments and projects, so the .PDF files you’ll see listed below are ones I created to fill in some blanks and make it wicked-awesome.  Kind-of like Emeril:  Bam!  Kick it up a notch!

Please note that most of these lapbook parts I’ve created are with the idea that more than one student are being taught (I have 14 kids, remember!), and I try to conserve paper by having multiple foldables, etc. on one sheet.  If you’re only teaching one child, you’ll have extra parts.

Here’s what I have to add to Lesson 1:

L1 Lapbook – Humors – This is a supplemental foldable.

L1 Lapbook – Spontaneous Generation – This is a supplemental foldable.

L1 Lapbook – DNA – This is a supplemental foldable.

L1 Experiment – Mummifying an Apple – This can be found on page 21.

L1 Experiment – How Magnification Works – This can be found on page 26.

L1 Experiment – Choosy Cell – This can be found in Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology Anatomy Notebooking Journal, Lesson 1.

We also test in this class, and unfortunately, Apologia doesn’t have a “teacher’s manual” or a “test booklet,” so that just means we homeschoolers have to come up with one on our own in order to supplement our needs.  So, below you’ll find the test I created.  As an added blessing, there’s an answer key for you as well.

L1 Test

L1 Test – Answer Key

Want to see what the lapbook looks like?  I’ll show you Lesson 1.  I’ve already started building Lesson 2, and you’ll see a little peek of it. but you’ll have to wait until we’ve finished before I show you that one.

Here are the rest of the lapbook parts available:

Lapbook:  Lesson 2 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 3 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 4 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 4B can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 6 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lessons 7 and 8 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 9 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 10 can be found here.

Lapbook:  Lesson 11 can be found here.