Thursday, November 29, 2012

Projects Projects Projects

Charlie took a few days to decide what to do for his writing project. One idea he had was to tell a story from the point of view of a boy living in Jerusalem when Jesus was on the earth. I thought that was a wonderful idea but it turned out to be a little too difficult, so it was back to the drawing board. Then I realized that he can expound for hours when he starts telling us about each of his animals from his collection. We decided to take a picture of each animal and then attach it to one page and he wrote about it on the opposing page. It ended up being 57 pages! Quite a lot of writing for a 7 year old.

These pictures below are of Charlie arranging his animals for pictures. I like how meticulous he was about getting the picture just how he wanted it. The pictures actually took him hours. Charlie was very diligent about getting each animal and sticking to the task. The book turned out great and I think it will be awesome to have when he's older.

 Charlie also finished this sewing project. Jane had made a mouse so he decided on the puppy.

Jane had started some poetry in her nature notebook so we continued on with poems for her writing project. She did some water color drawings to go with her poems.

This was for our Person of Eminence day at the Alternate School. This assignment was actually a lot of work, but we learned so much. I like these kinds of projects because as my friend Eve put it on her blog, "it's about decorating the insides'--  Filling the walls of our minds with beautiful ideas and the most important truths that we can find... Over time, I'm amazed at how much they each have to draw from in their beautiful minds."

Jane presented Handel, Jacob was Gandhi, Charlie was Alexander the Great, and Scarlet was the Empress Theodora.
After the first performance of Messiah, Handel said:
“My Lord, I should be sorry if I only entertained them; I wish to make them better.”

Charlie told about how Alexander the Great conquered entire kingdoms, but he never did conquer himself. He shared this scripture, 

"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall again the whole world,
 and lose his own soul?"

They all did a marvelous job!! 

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Luckiest kids in the world - you give such attention to their learning - you're amazing Sarra - amazing.