Well it's Open House Season in our part of the country. Baby Bee's Open House is next week and my school's Open House is the week after.
I love Open House! I love all the projects the students make and how we get to really show off each student's creativity. My students are making dioramas of a Great American Hero.
Baby Bee had to make some sort of project on the Solar System. I thought about making one out of styrofoam balls, but have you priced styrofoam balls lately? It would have cost about $35 just for the balls. That's just not in the budget with all these graduations and other events, so I found some planet print outs and Baby Bee watercolored them.
While she was painting each planet as accurately as she could (I had a picture of each planet up on our desktop) I did a little playing too.
I saw on somebody's blog that they had watercolored some paper doilies. (Sorry, I can't remember now where I saw it - so many fabulous blogs out there and I can't remember where I get some of my inspiration.) It was kind of fun, but I'll have to play around a little more with it.
So after all the planets had dried we glued them onto some black construction paper and . . .
I'm particularly proud of her Saturn - it looks a lot like the pictures from NASA.
I can remember - now climb in the wayback machine with me - in fifth grade working on state reports. I did Missouri and North Dakota. We also made kites in honor of the bicentennial. Mine had the 13 colonies drawn in red and blue marker. Loved that kite - it never did fly right though. I can remember even trying to make my own homemade kite at home that summer. 'Fraid I don't have a picture of that to share with you today.
Do you remember any of your Open House projects? What did you love about them? (Or hate about them?) Now I sound like a journal topic for my students to write on. So in 25 words or less - LOL!
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