Saturday, January 30, 2010

Journey North Myster Class Preparation

The program begins on Monday so I go the kids ready during co-op yesterday.

I put together packets for each of them. Last year I had problems with the graph because it is on two pages and it splits at 12 hours--right where all the action is taking place. This year I folded the top of the first page right to the top of the graph, lined up page one with the graph lines on page two, and then attached them together with double-sided tape. I put this in the front pocket of the packet.

I downloaded the journal cover from the web site for the first page.

Next, since I have 5 students and we are finding 10 mystery classes, I put in 2 data sheets for each student. I went over the table, what data we would put in it, and what a photoperiod was. I then put several of the unchanging journal pages so they would be ready to go next week.

Discussing photoperiod was a good introduction to the 24 hour clock. Using Smart Draw, though you could probably use Word or any drawing program, I created a circle within a circle with clock lines on them. You can download it here from Scribd.

The last several pages are the vocabulary list and diagrams from the web site. Like they suggested, I just had the kids look at them and write down any questions they had. At the end of the project we will pull the cards out again and see if they then know the answers to them.

In my notebook I put a copy of the calendar, my own master graph for all the classes, a data sheet for our home location, and parts I needed from the two teachers' practice packets.

I will be searching my LibraryThing, the public library, Discovery Streaming, and the internet for related resources. More on that as they become available...

7 comments:

Cheryl said...

I was so pleased with dd's interest in this last year. Your post brings back good memories and I look forward to when ds is a little older and will take interest in it to. :) Maybe next year!

Carole in Wales said...

Thanks for sharing, Kris. I wanted to create a notebook for my dc and perhaps put a bit of a challenge into the quest. This really helps me in my preparation!

::carol:: said...

We also do Mystery Class every year! Glad to have found you site, looking forward to following you.

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

wow, you are so organized! thanks for sharing!!!

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WILLIAM said...

what are your predictions for this year