A few snapshots of a several things the girls have been working on this week...
In art, we created visually stimulating collages to help explore the fundamentals of color theory. Using the tips on Art Projects for Kids, we made collages of warm and cool colors. The edges of their posters are kept neat and clean by folding a "window" onto the collage surface.
My oldest daughter has been busy creating different machines - motorized tanks, pulleys, levers - you name it. Unfortunately, she took them apart before I could snap a photo (mostly due to the fact that my memory card was full and I wasn't immediately ready). Her work area is full of parts and pieces.
My 7- and 9-year-olds are reading Charlotte's Web. After reading the chapter on the fair, they each designed their own fair booth centered around a cycle found in either nature or the book. They then created a poster advertising and explaining their booth.
My youngest daughter has spent the last few weeks learning about cultures around the world. This week she focused on South America. She learned not only about the various cultures in South America, but the geography, climate, natural resources, and wildlife as well.
On the right is a photograph of a soccer ball she designed. In each space, she drew a pictures of something found in South America. She also researched a South American animal - she chose the toucan. She wrote a report and drew a picture of the animal.