Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Big Thank You & Robot Camp

For the first time, Sunrise Learning Lab has a readership of over 1000 people / 1000 unique visits, not including all of the visits I have to do to update the blog or to read comments, etc. in less than one month,  
so a VERBIG THANKS to all of you who either follow or subscribe to my blog, as well as to the others who pop by to see what we are doing here in the Sunshine State!
As a thanks, I have a free download*** of one of the robot themed activities we did this week... 
***Please leave a comment and your email and I will email you this pdf for you to use for classroom or homeschool use.

These can be used for a variety of work, including:
Domino Math Game:
Child places a domino in the center of the robot and then, has to do the math adding the dots on the domino...
Stamping Activity: 
Child can stamp his or her name in the center space on the robot.
Letter / Sound Identification:
Make two sets of the robot templates. On one set, you can place a particular letter sound or phonogram and then, on the other you can have picutres of something that contains the letter sound or phonogram...
Upper Case / Lower Case Matching Activity:
Make several copies of the robots template and write the lower case letters on one set and the upper case letters on the other...Then, have your child match these.
Robot Command Cards:
Write an action word for your child to do on each robot, such as jump. spin, hop, wave, etc. 

This week, we have been in summer camp mode...robot camp!
Yesterday, our dear friends had us over to do a homeschool day all about robots...everyone, including moms, had a blast! Our friends really went out of their way to make the day a wonderful one...we are so looking forward to getting together with them every Wednesday for the school year, too. The boys made bristlebots from a neat kit. Then, they did all sorts of great hands on activities that Ms. T made for all of the boys...
It has been a fun and busy week, as in addition to robot summer camp, our homeschool co-op open houses and registrations have also been this week.
Here are Big Bro's thoughts about robot week:
Our favorite day was Wednesday, as we went over to do a whole special robot day with our friends. We made robots out of toothbrush tops, small motors, and wires. We designed our own robots and wrote about them. We did robot races through mazes...and did robot sumo wrestling! Plus, we had pizza and got to play! And they had a trampoline! and it rained and we played while it rained because it was not thundering and lightning like it usually does! It was awesome!
Here are Little Bro's thoughts about the week:
We played with the Nerf, we got to hear and watch about robots and have pizza. We made robots and was playing around with them. We got to draw robots and then, we also got to play. 
We got to jump and jump on "the trampolino" 
It was so fun...everything was great these days and with our friends.

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Anonymous said...

You certainly made the learning fun. I've got a lot of inspiration by reading your posts. Thank you!
lindashi123 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I am very impressed by what you are doing with your boys. You certainly made the learning fun. I've got a lot of inspiration by reading your posts. Thank you!
lindashi123 at hotmail dot com

PSLever said...

Ooh, I love all the robot ideas...particularly the one with the action words in the robots belly! I would love a copy of the template thank you, my email address is pselever(at)bigpond(dot)net(dot)au.
Thank you.

Jennifer said...

Alright, you twisted my arm, I'd like the robot template. I think I'll do the domino math, but have my 9yo MULTIPLY the two numbers on the domino! That should give him a fun challenge, don't you think.

You know the e-mail ;)

The Sunshine Crew said...

Hi Ladies, I made the robot templates on our computer in our bedroom and Dear Hubby went to bed early so I don't want to wake him to pull up the template...but will email them to you tomorrow. Awesome idea to use them with multiplication, Jen.
Have a nice night, one and all:)

Crunchy and Green said...

What fun! I love your blog and have become a follower so I don't miss any of the great ideas you share.

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