Sean and I are so Blessed to have Ammon & Carter
Sean and I are so Blessed to have Ammon & Carter
Multiple Intelligences Unit Plan
There are 8: Naturalistic, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Intrapersonal, Verbal-Linguistic, Interpersonal, Logical-Mathematical, Spatial, & Musical
(1) Naturalistic- Being outside and watching flight patterns of Hawk. Flying straight looking for food or circling for “entertainment” (anthropomorphic) ….. which leads us to ….
(2) Bodily-Kinesthetic Carter, Ammon, and I try to jog every evening. We turned our our jog into a fun experience with Toy Red-tailed hawks and some hawk-circling moments. It was awesome
(3) Intrapersonal coupled with (4) Verbal-Linguistic)
This also took several days as a part of our writing lesson plans. I was so proud of Carter and Ammon’s first, complete, 5 sentence paragraph.
(5) Interpersonal- Two quick interpersonal interactions with acquaintances based on our book , Christmas Hawk.
Ammon’s Interpersonal Conversation
Ammon’s Dermatologist: “How cool is it that you all helped write a book?”
Ammon: Yes, she calls to us when we call to her. She eats field mice.
Ammon’s Dermatologist: Good luck with your book signing.
Ammon: Thank you
Carter’s Interpersonal Conversation
Carter and our family Friend, Joann
Joann: This hawk lives near your house?
Carter: Yes, she circles above our house, and we wrote a book about her.
Joann: What is the name of the book?
Carter: “Christmas Hawk”….(Carter hands Joann a copy of the book).
Joann: That is beautiful! Congratulations!
Carter: Thank you.
(6) Logical-Mathematical- (A)Cypher and work 4 word problems based on a reading “Cool Facts” from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: About red-tailed hawks.
After reading, I created these mathematical word problems.
I am not wasting your time with pics of Ammon & Carter’s answers, but they both made 100s.
(B) Make a fun board game having Hawk fly from start to finish:
Sorry it’s sideways, but here is our board! I was so proud, and the game was so fun!
(7) Spatial– Color a Red-tailed Hawk
(8)Music- Create a short song about Red-Tailed hawks
It took several days to compose the lyrics then execute the song it was a wonderful experience. It is a combination of both Musical & Verbal-linguistic Intelligences.
Our Year of Seasonal Watercolor Masterpieces is complete with “Fall Sunset”
(Suggested beginning doses: more paint for darker color OR add more water to lighten it up)
-Pallet of Fall Pastels (I like the macaroons, but we aren’t baking…painting LOL)
-2 Plastic Cups
-Fall Pastel Squares of Tissue Paper (please see the above pallet)
-Choose Two Fall-Color paints (please see the above pallet). In each cup
4 tsp. Water
2 drops Watercolor
-Strips -2 sizes for (a) tree (b) branches of the tree of Brown construction paper (for however many trees your child wants)
-1 Yellow Oil Pastel crayon (regular crayons are okay, but Oil Pastels work best)
-1 Sheet Watercolor Paper
-1 Paintbrush (keep a 3rd cup of clean water to rinse the brush)
Step 1: Make a yellow sun with your oil pastel up at the top of your paper. When you paint with your watercolors, don’t worry about the oil pastel sun. It will repel the water and look great!
Step 2: place your pastel tissue squares on the paper and paint over your tissue squares. The watercolor will make your squares “bleed” so as to add extra paint colors to your work. Pick up your tissue squares after they have bled.
(Tip: Don’t saturate your watercolor paper)
Step 3: Allow the Painting to Dry for 24 hours
Step 4: Glue your tree and branch strips to the dried watercolor
Here in the Southeast Autumn is Awesome! We may not have the spectrum of autumn colors that New England has, but we do have some great colors. To me, the best part is the cool, sunny days that are not too cold! If you notice what Carter and Ammon are wearing, they are wearing T-shirts and jeans. However, at sundown, it got so chilly. I think the low for this night was about 45 degrees.
I love the magical, autumn memories Carter and Ammon have been making during their lives: autumn leaves, beautiful views of Hunter’s Moons in October, the early frosts covering our roses, learning to ride bicycles, and now starting to learn to skateboard. We are so blessed, and I want to share, once again, what our mantel looks like from the First Day of Autumn until the Day after Thanksgiving.
Our harvest angels have graced our home for several years now. During the autumn, they flank our Lladró figurine of Jesus Christ, The Master Teacher. As I turned their faces toward the figure of Christ, I couldn’t help but think of Dante’s Paradiso XXIII 43-45:
Then her eyes turned to the eternal Light
Into whose depth we may believe the eyes
45 Of no other creature penetrates more clearly.
When there are angelic figures or human figures on our mantel, I try to position them where their eyes are fixed on the Eternal Light, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.