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Monday, January 29, 2018

Writer's Brick Launch



Writer's brick is a new segment that we are launching for February 2018. We have prizes intended to encourage students to participate in a writing prompt contest and produce a short story (20-150 words). Each student's story must include all three of these elements in some way:
1. Bobby as a police officer.
 2. Bobby in the banana costume.
3. A dream about money.

The deadline is February 20, 2018. Entries must are limited to 20-150 words. Grammar, spelling, and length of the story (20-150 words) must be appropriate for the grade level of the student author. More details are available on our Writer's Brick page (Click Here)

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Bat Alphabet




INTRODUCTION
LEGO Batman and Batgirl take a tour through the alphabet in this stop motion video.  A bat-themed word is associated with each letter.  Harmony and dad created this video after building letters out of blocks to help learn the alphabet. This project involved over 1,250 individual photos and we lost track of the number of hours. We hope you enjoy the video.

ABC GAME
As you watch the video look for another item that starts with the letter being displayed. If you find one leave us a comment telling us what you found. We hid something extra in most, but not all, of the letters. For example, A is for Alfred but if you watch closely it also could have been for Apple.

DOWNLOAD
To download the worksheet shown in the video, Click Here.
Free download ABC Worksheet

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Canoe Conundrum - LEGO Stop Motion

DESCRIPTION
This short story follows a misbehaving boy's nightmares after he ruins his sister's toy bear. Several of the LEGO models you see were created by kids following along with the Booster Bricks story.  To see the model building in action watch here: https://youtu.be/r0v_oPLIfyc 
This fun story is based on the November 2017 Booster Bricks LEGO subscription box.  Check them out at http://www.BoosterBricks.com 

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SPECIAL THANKS

Most of the voices were provided by the Brickhead Family.  Check them out at on YouTube

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

How Are Laws Made?

Summary
From the steps of the United States Capitol Building Jayden explains how a bill becomes an act and then a law along with some of the obstacles that can trip up the process. As part of the explanation Jayden borrows the song "I'm Just a Bill up on Capitol Hill from Disney's Schoolhouse Rock. 

Most bills start as an idea that someone shares with their congress person.  The congress person introduces the bill to congress for consideration and debate.  If the bill is voted on favorably in the House and the Senate sides of Congress the bill becomes an Act of Congress and goes to the White House for signature.  If the president signs the Act it becomes law.  If the president gives the Act a veto it usually dies.  In some cases Congress will vote again and can pass a vetoed act into law with a two-thirds favorable majority.   Law can be challenged in the court systems of which the Supreme Court is the highest authority.

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