Monday, April 26, 2010

long weekend and school projects

Our school going children have a long weekend with Freedom day on Tuesday. Lize is one of the productive ones who has some projects to do.

She has to make a globe with paper mache and position the different continents on it specifying the north and south pole, as well as the equator.

When she started the neighbour's girl in grade 7 (Lize is grade 6) decided to join in and also create a globe. It seemed like fun, but alass she did not finish hers . . .

Lize's globe is done and the earth is turning on a string. Just here and there a little correction is needed . . .

The second project was Lize's own choice . . . as she said - if she does it now, she can relax and enjoy the oral by her class mates on different topics.

Lize chose to talk about the flora of the desert and how it survive in dry land. It is certainly not a dry topic. She scavenged through our garden and nursery to find specimens of plants that are able to survive on dry land.
Roald Dahl's story is not part of the subject, but just to add colour to the desert objects . . .

A cactus, as a specimen . . .

She created a poster with the help of keywords and pictures to delineate the subject.

1 comment:

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Paper mache!!! What a fun way to learn and she made a terrific globe. Well done.

I live near Palm Springs which is a desert here in the US (Southern California). I've spent a fair bit of time there and love the climate. It really is amazing that anything can survive and flower in the desert.