Brianna didn't have coconut on hand when we were studying Australia, but Paul came to the rescue, remembering to pick some up so she could make ANZAC biscuits a little late. (Australia New Zealand Army Corps--ANZAC) The pink food coloring was her own addition.
Our Little Passports friend for Antarctica, a penguin.
This is what happens when a sewing mama has to give a map test.
And here are my students, studiously labeling all the countries they can identify from memory.
We did a pretest at the beginning of the year, and a post test at the end.
I love this.
I can quantify something. I can point to it and say, "Look! Jack learned 20 countries this year! Eli learned 25! And Brianna learned a whopping 56, thank you JetPunk."
I'm really proud of them.
Turns out, maps weren't the only things that changed from beginning to end of the school year. They traced their hands the first week of school, and I retraced them this week. It's amazing how much they grow in such a short time.
Our last art project of the school year. Salted watercolor snowflakes
(or random camouflage painting, if you're Eli)
Now we're on to the business of cleaning out binders, organizing the school room, and getting rid of things we don't need.
Oh, and finishing up a last spelling test.
Before we spend a whole lot of time this summer doing this.