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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I Just Passed Third Grade...Again!!!

I have spent the last week of my life helping my daughter to pass third grade, again.
this is my little cave-girl making arrowheads
Okay, so maybe it's not quite that serious, but it sure does feel like it. You see she has a phenomenal teacher. He truly is amazing and has a wonderful way of incorporating the eras of history into his entire curriculum. They started the year off in pre-history, you know cave men, hunter/gather, spears, and fire and have worked their way up through history to the early modern era{we still have six weeks to get through the most recent bits history before the year is over.}
The really neat part of his classroom is that at the end of each 6 week grading period the students put on a living history museum. They become what they have been studying through costume, decoration, props, monologues, displays, and work stations. It is AMAZING to see what these students have learned.

the Shakespearian play presented during their study of the
Rennisance Period

Last term they were responsibe for becoming a famous person from history, my daughter chose to become Ivan the Terrible. It sparked a great interest in Russia so much so, that when they were asked to research a country this term, that's the country she chose.
So what does this have to do with me? Well, her 5th museum is today and they are to create and sell souveniers that represnt their chosen country.
{I had this horribly inappropriate idea to redo the labels on bottled water and pass it off as vodka but then remembered that it was for school and might result in a suspension, that and I have no idea what a vodka label even looks like but we did get a good chuckle out of it!}
Anyway, we opted for flags, military pins, a fur hat raffle, and those crazy nesting dolls! I really thought I was being brilliant when I suggested this, they would be so cool...well, 5 days later they are finally done.
All 300 of them!
And because they took that long, you're all going to get to see them because I am quite sure that the fellow 3rd graders that have the opportunity to "purchase" them just won't appreciate the time that they took, and well to be honest...I want a little pat on the back! No, I need a little pat on the back because my husband just keeps telling me that this wasn't such a brilliant idea and I just can't let him be right.
In theory, it was a good idea, right?
And well, he did say my fur hat was "pretty sweet". That's a big thumbs up coming from him!
Crazy Momma...happy crafting.

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