Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Thanksgiving Lapbook

We finished our Thanksgiving lapbook this week. I am very proud of what G grasped from our study... it is a great base for future knowledge.

Resource Update: I thought I would add the links I did not include in my original resource post.
Cover Pilgrims & Indians
I Am Thankful Mini Book
The First Thanksgiving Mini Book
Circle Pilgrim
Pilgrim Pilgrim book
My Pilgrim Counting Book

Monday, December 3, 2007

The Romans Are Coming

Later this week we are going to see a once in a lifetime exhibit, Roman Art From the Louvre. The Louvre is remodeling their Roman gallery so they are sending the collection to three US cities (Indianapolis, Oklahoma City, Seattle) while they work and we happen to be an hour away from one of them. So today, I conducted a mini workshop on Roman Art for some of our homeschooling friends that are going with us.

  • we talked about where the art comes from and why it is here.
  • we talked about types of sculptures we would see... full, relief & busts, and how they were carved
  • we played statues

  • one of the other mothers made two types of Roman bread and talked about eating habits
  • we tried on togas, stolas & pallas

  • created reliefs & mosaics