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Old 02-15-2013, 10:07 AM   #11
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Do you need extra time for you records? Are you looking to boost them?

IMO, but I have no experience , I would only count planned activities and I would record it as "math: lego building project 30 minutes" (Or however you do it, but you get the idea.) I personally would not give it it's own heading or subject if that makes sense. But, again, I really have no clue. So I should just
We have to maintain daily records. I don't have to keep track of time spent. Just keep track of the educational activities we do.

So I was wondering if "free play with legos" counts as an educational activity.

I'll be honest, I was mostly hoping so for days that we need something, but I don't feel like doing anything. I'm 36.5 wks pregnant and really not always up for doing 2-3 lessons per day (I try to do 2 lessons minimum per day). Plus I know when new baby brother gets here, we will need some days that are more relaxed than we are having now.

So, my records look something like this, typically:

February 15, 2012
Math lesson 25
IXL.com math practice - adding doubles
LA lesson 18
Lego free play

etc.

At the end of the year, this daily record will be submitted with all of her work from the year, and together, this will encompass her portfolio, which will be evaluated and then the person who does the eval submits a report on it to the superintendent of schools, stating whether DD is on track or not..

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I would let her have free play and ask her what she's doing and then see how you can put that into some educational jargon.
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My DD has asked for Legos for her birthday!
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Thanks so much, I am seriously loving these suggestions! Esp the lego club!we are so doing that!

Still confused about what to call free play with legos, though. How would I record that for her school records? Is "free play with legos" recognized typically as a learning activity? Just don't want to get scoffed at when her eval is done....
I'd call it engineering. That's what it is after all. I suppose that fits under both math and science. There are so many benefits to lego free play that I think it's impossible to peg it as one subject.
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As she progresses, multiplication tables? Build a wall 10 blocks wide and 10 blocks high etc. It could also be worked into arts, history, geography by building structures that she studies etc.
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Keep a lego journal. On days where you need a filler, let them free play, and then have them write a description of their project in their journal and maybe draw a quick picture of what they did
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I'd call it lego math or art with legos. :-)
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Just curious to see some ideas on this.

My DD (6) is SUPER duper into legos. She loves them.

I have never seen anything occupy so much of her time. Ever. She can sit for like, an entire 90 minutes just building and designing and looking at pieces.... Longest I've ever seen her sit by herself without having to do so.

Anyway, I don't know if this is something I should be keeping record of on her school records (I keep record of what we do each day). Is this something that counts towards her learning?? What subject is it? Art?

And if it's not something that counts towards her learning experience, what can I use to incorporate legos into her schooling?

(I keep track of all the schooling stuff we do each day b/c we have to have an evaluation done at the end of each year which includes a review of our daily activities)

She sounds like DS (also 6)
I'm not sure if you can officially count legos
as school, but I use Legos as math manipulatives
(We have learned to count by 5 & 10s using stacks of Legos)
DS is very hands on & this has helped
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