Category Archives: Art

Native Americans : The Southwest Tribes : Diorama

When studying Native Americans of the Southwest, Siena and Lucas decided they wanted to make dioramas.  They each picked a tribe, with different dwellings and each made their own.  Siena picked the Pueblos.  Lucas made a Hogan from the Navajo tribe. … Continue reading

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Norse Mythology and the Vikings :: the boats

At the beginning of the units, when we are starting and we have most of the books from the library we have about it, we go through those with crafts and projects, and they decide which projects they’d like to … Continue reading

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Craft Fairs

We’ve had a table of our handmade goods for few years, at a holiday fair, we really love. I only have photos of the past two year,s but this was our 6th!  It started because Siena has always loved making … Continue reading

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what if…

How Would You Live Then? What if a hundred rose-breasted grosbeaks flew in circles around your head? What if the mockingbird came into the house with you and became your advisor? What if the bees filled your walls with honey … Continue reading

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last few weeks…

This month has gone by so quickly.  Fall always does.  It is busy, with lots of cleaning outside, the streets, the garden, the yard, and inside too getting ready for the time spent indoors.  And there is all the making … Continue reading

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Native Americans Unit : The Southwest Tribes : Kokopelli

A project we did when learning about the Native Americans in the Southwest of the country, was to carve our own Kokopelli stamp. We looked at all the samples that are online. We each made our own on and few … Continue reading

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Native Americans Unit : The Southwest Tribes : Fiber work and resources

Last spring we finished studying the Native Americans of the US.  We’ve been studying them for a couple of years now, a cultural region at a time, with breaks in between of course.  Starting back up whenever they were ready … Continue reading

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