Friday, October 30, 2015

Awesome History: Greeks and Romans

This was another combined class, because we won't have class next week.

Our art project was making mosaics with post-it notes: easy peasy lemon squeezy, but definitely a temporary installation, especially if the glue on your post-its is a little old!

Still, it lasted long enough for pictures, and it was fun, easy and open ended.

I really like projects like this where we don't tell the kids what to make - it lets them be more creative.

This was about  the technique the Romans and Greeks used: making pictures out of shapes, so it didn't matter what they chose to represent.

And they came up with all sorts of fun and unique images.

Come to think of it, they represented the same kinds of things the Greeks and Romans did: battles, animals, and people.

 The active activity was gladiator fights.

I decided to add realism by randomly throwing wild (stuffed) animals into the arena.

No stuffed animals were harmed in the making of this picture!
And our snack was nectar and ambrosia, the food of the gods!

Around here, ambrosia is a kind of fruit salad with marshmallows and covered in whipped cream (or Cool Whip, which is fake whipped cream).  We used pears, apples, plums, cherries, and bananas.

That went over well!

Story of the World chapters 23-29.

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