I changed our unit week plan just a bit this week. We did a hodge podge of activities. Everyday the kids read, did Life of Fred or Hands on Equations, experimented with a Mind Blowing Science kit, played games, started the Write your own novel project, watched educational videos, and did tons of art projects. They had a great week and it was just the kind of week we needed, since almost everyone was sick.I found a great new blog with several art projects I wanted to try- A Faithful Attempt
We did these Oil Pastel Resists- the top two, in order show what happens with too little chalk and too much chalk. The bottom one Tera did again and it turned out with a somewhat better contrast. Daniel's is the really dark one- he said he liked it because he felt it was a night time picture. :)
Daniel and Tera's ad for their favorite book-one of the first exercises in the National Novel Writing Month project. These were in sketchbooks I found at Ollie's. A friend and I were complaining about not being able to find notebooks with college rule at the bottom and a blank space at the top. I found these for 99 cents. I will definitely go back and stock up.
We finished this project on Friday...my favorite of the week. This is an 8th grade project, so I was a little nervous about how they would turn out. They were fabulous!
This is what happens when Mommy is sick and siblings are entertaining the little one.
Although, I was sick this week, we got a lot accomplished. Most of it, I just facilitated. A perk of having older students. Life and school can still carry on, if Mommy is sick. I'm starting to feel better, although I did end up taking a nap most of this week.