Monday, March 21, 2011

Ireland Unit Study

We spent the week learning all about Ireland. We used stuff from Homeschool Share and the Download N Go study, Expedition Ireland.

Books we read during the week

We were able to watch videos showing the beautiful landscape of Ireland. We also watched vidos of Irish dancing and listened to Irish music.
Some of the things we learned about:
Geography of Ireland
Animals of Ireland, including Irish setters and Connemara ponies
Famous places, including the location of the Blarney stone and the Giant's Causeway
Irish words
Saint Patrick
St. Patrick's Day
Sports in Ireland

Notebook Pages
Mini books: flag, map, famous place in Ireland, why do people kiss the Blarney stone, animals, legends of leprechauns, process of making crystal, colors of the rainbow, St. Patrick card (kids got at parade)

We had Irish soda bread and stew, but I forgot to get pictures. The girls painted their own Blarney stones. The kids made leprechauns. We had a fun lunch and celebrated St. Patrick's Day. We also got to go to a St. Patrick's Day parade and see lots of Irish dancing.

Caleigh's is a rainbow (on right). Molly said there was a flower on hers, but I'm not sure what else.

Lunch: leprechuan sandwich, pot of gold, lime punch

Molly did some graphing with Lucky Charms. I got the graph here.

Caleigh is supervising Molly for me to make sure she doesn't go wild just putting anything or eat them.


~ Jamerrill Stewart ~ said...

Hello! I "Hip-Hopped" over, and I must say what a FULL Ireland study your family has been doing :) Also, I saw your rain gutter book shelves...your my hero! I still don't have mine UP.

melismama said...

WOW Very nice, This was on our list for last week also, however we had a funeral and a wake so maybe next year we can have a "redo"...thanks for sharing!

Stopping by from HHM!

Jess said...

This looks like such a fun unit! We didn't really do much for St. Patrick's day this year but I'm totally taking inspiration from you for a week celebration next year!


MommyKuehner said...

Hello!! New follower from Hip Homeschool Moms. We are doing world geography this year. I will have to make that lunch for the kids when we do Ireland. Love your blog!!!


Our Side of the Mountain said...

Great Ireland study! LOVE the notebook pages! (I'm anxious to start notebooks with mini-books for us next year.) LOVE the sandwich! Stopping by from the Hip Homeschool Hop!


Contessa Kris said...

What a great celebration. Love all the things you all did. I'm sure my little one would love the Lucky Charms challenge! lol I found you via HHH.