Due to having to wait on library books and package deliveries, we worked on these three lessons simultaneously. As a result, I've listed our resources by the lesson instead of by the day.
Since knights and castles are still common themes within the current popular toy market, we used pre-packaged activity kits for our fun days instead of making items from scratch. It was nice to just do simple for once.
Lesson 13 - Knights
- Read The Usborne Medieval World by Jane Bingham (pages 24-25).
- Read The Knight and the Dragon by Tomie dePaola.
- Read The Making of a Knight by Patrick O'Brien.
- Read Saint George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges.
- Listened to Magic Tree House #2: The Knight at Dawn audiobook by Mary Pope Osborne.
- Completed Perler Dragon Slayer Biggie Beads Fused Beads Kit.
|The Perler Dragon Slayer kit includes beads to make a shield, sword and dragon. Tessa started off by piecing together the shield.|
|Tessa's completed ensemble. She really had a good time with this kit and got a kick out of slaying the dragon time and again.|
Lesson 14 - Castles
- Read The Usborne Medieval World by Jane Bingham (pages 26-27).
- Read Castle: How It Works by David Macaulay.
- Read Days of the Knights: A Tale of Castles and Battles by Christopher Maynard.
- Worked on Lego Castle Brickmaster: Make 12 Amazing Lego Models!
|In lieu of building a castle from cereal boxes or what-have-you, I bought Tessa the Lego Castle Brickmaster set. It includes an interactive storybook of sorts that tells the story through the mini models that the kids builds.|
|Tessa's completed models for the first chapter of Lego Castle Brickmaster. There were too many models to build during the two days we worked on this during school time, but the rest will give Tessa several more hours of building fun on her own time.|
Lesson 15 - Medieval Villages and Towns