Saturday, February 5, 2011

Week 19: Bridges


When you randomly ask your child what he/she would like to learn about,
make sure you are prepared to hear
the most random thing you can think of....

enter Bridges.

Why on earth my daughter, while eating bagels at the bagel place,
tells me she wants to learn about bridges is beyond me.
I even looked around (we were outside)
to see if there pictures or logos with bridges.
Nope.
Out of thin air; bridges.

So here it is, a lesson about Bridges.


Books

CoverGolden Gate Bridge by Riggs, Kate.

CoverBrooklyn Bridge by Tieck, Sarah, 1976-
CoverThe bridge is up! by Bell, Babs, 1944-
Cover Who's that tripping over my bridge? by Salley, Coleen.
CoverHey kid, want to buy a bridge? by Scieszka, Jon. (Assuming this is a chapter book, but we'll see if its appropriate for reading aloud when we get it.)
CoverCross a bridge by Hunter, Ryan Ann.

CoverThe monkey bridge by Martin, Rafe


CoverThe family under the bridge by Carlson, Natalie Savage.
CoverTwenty-one elephants by Bildner, Phil.



Crafts

Bright Hub has a great lesson plan for The Billy Goats Gruff...story. You can read it online here. I'll read the story, and then we'll talk about bridges, and why we have them.

Then we'll construct our own popsicle stick bridge. Everything I have found is for a little bit older aged children, so I think we'll just wing it. We'll probably make a bridge more like the ones in the Billy Goats Gruff picture, rather than a real 3d bridge...but we'll see. If I get daring, we might try to build THIS bridge.

If only we could accomplish this.... {Photo Source}


Here's a great Bridges Clip Art Site...

Songs:

London Bridge is Falling Down ( Have to do this one!)

London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, Falling down.

London Bridge is falling down,
My fair lady.

Take a key and lock her up,
Lock her up, Lock her up.

Take a key and lock her up,
My fair lady.

How will we build it up,
Build it up, Build it up?

How will we build it up,
My fair lady?

Build it up with silver and gold,
Silver and gold, Silver and gold.

Build it up with silver and gold,
My fair lady.

Gold and silver I have none,
I have none, I have none.

Gold and silver I have none,
My fair lady.

Build it up with needles and pins,
Needles and pins, Needles and pins.

Build it up with needles and pins,
My fair lady.

Pins and needles bend and break,
Bend and break, Bend and break.

Pins and needles bend and break,
My fair lady.

Build it up with wood and clay,
Wood and clay, Wood and clay.

Build it up with wood and clay,
My fair lady.

Wood and clay will wash away,
Wash away, Wash away.

Wood and clay will wash away,
My fair lady.

Build it up with stone so strong,
Stone so strong, Stone so strong.

Build it up with stone so strong,
My fair lady.

Stone so strong will last so long,
Last so long, Last so long.

Stone so strong will last so long,
My fair lady.

Snacks:

We'll probably make bridges out of pretzel dough, and I will bake them...

Thanks!




1 comments:

O F F said...

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