|This is our dog Luna, we left her alone while we went to the see the movie Stars Wars.|
My son and I built a paper city using this link. This was an assignment for his Spanish class to learn vocabulary words. After building the city, he needed to label all the buildings and structures in his city.
|MarioFan cut out most of the straight lines while I did more of the intricate cutting|
|He colored some items, which he hates, so I found most things that did not need to be colored|
|He assembled some of easier pieces but I did assemble the harder buildings|
|His rabbit cube which we put in his city's sculpture garden|
|We painted the background of a trip-fold cardboard|
|He wanted to make a rock wall for the city park, so he painted a foam block and we added beads to make the hand and foot holds|
|Using popsicle sticks and foam we made a play ground|
|Gluing down all the pieces|
|Overview of his city project, he still has to add people and trees|
|I have to say I actually enjoyed building some of the more complicated buildings. The train tunnel was by far the hardest to build-- Here are the police station, fire station, and gas station|
|all the vehicle are made of paper as well-- the school|
|playground next to the school -- which includes a merry go round, rock wall, slide, swings, monkey bars and see-saw, which MarioFan built out of popsicle sticks, foam and chenille pipettes|
|he included stop signs and even traffic lights--here he included a hospital, flower shop , convenience store and house|
|we even included a lake with a fountain in the middle-- Mario Fan made the fountain out of white sculpty clay|
|This tunnel was the hardest too build and I wasn't happy when the dog ate the first one, which meant I had to build it all over again the next day:(|
|The fountain is supposed to be shown with water coming out of it:)|
|Everything labeled and people, trees and bushes added to the city:) Whew a lot of work went into this|
We completed this project in a week and that includes redoing about a third of it due to the dog's naughty behavior:(.
While MarioFan worked on his project, Firedrake had her own Spanish project to complete. She was doing a presentation on theAztecs. She choose to do the majority of her time on the Aztec Creation story which she found fascinating if not somewhat bloody.
|She decide to sculpt a replica of the Aztec Sun god and found a pattern on the internet. It was pretty intricate so she had to decide what to leave in and what to leave out--you know take artistic license with the creation :)|
|carefully cutting out the shape and then adding the various pieces|
|the Finished piece which I thought wasn't too bad.|
|Next she painted it|
|The Aztec Creation story is quite interesting and Firedrake research it on the web and while there are several versions they all had a similar theme and she decided to use a poster to help explained the different worlds.|
Next Firedrake presented in front of her class which I was able to sit in. I thought she did pretty well and I was really please to see her do all of the research herself. I only guided her through the art portion of the assignment as she doubts her talent too much.
|Her presentation concentrated on the Aztec Creation story. She loves all mythology|
|There is about 20 students in this coop class|
|At the end of her presentation she wrapped up 3 items that the Aztec introduced to the Spanish for the first time, popcorn, gum and hot chocolate and read off clues to the class to see if they could guess what the items where.|
Kids and I also went to a show this week--We saw the theater performance of the NEWSIES! It was fabulous and such fun, also this is a topic we recently studied in our history lessons!
|This was organized with a local homeschool group so we were able to get discounted tickets--always a plus:)|
|Our seats weren't bad! Kids loved the performance!|