Monthly Archives: April 2011

From one old city to another

The W and R families are in FL to watch the Space Shuttle Endeavor blast off.

On their way down 95 they took a lunch break in St. Augustine.  They toured the fort and drove through the town.

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BW’s Project Week

As you can see, he is really proud of his giant snake!

image located at: http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Basilisk

BW is only a first year and hasn’t had enough of the geology, fundamental needs of man, and biology lessons to create an imaginary island.

He spent last week working on a Basilisk.  He designed a snake that in his mind represents the Harry Potter character.

He spent the week translating that onto a 6 foot long piece of soft, green cloth.  Mrs. ER gave wonderful lessons on the proper use of a sewing machine and techniques for sewing.

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LR’s Imaginary Island



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DW’s Imaginary Island Presentation

DW - presenting her talk.

DW's islands are a mixture of volcanos and atolls. She made excellent representations of these.



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BR – Imaginary Island

BR's gourd bowl and portable bird trap cordage.

BR's neolithic house structural design. It would be clad with animal skins to waterproof it.

BR showing how his bird trap would be set-up.

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JV – final paper and argument

His presentation, as all the other’s presentations, must include a Prezi visual presentation, a verbal presentation, and live visual demonstrations/models/charts. The children assembled their items on the presentation table and began their presentations.

After seven minutes, they answered questions from our four panelists – 1 marine biologist, 1 anthropologist, 1 educator, and 1 amazing SC Aquarium volunteer.

AR enjoyed a tune on JV’s pipe. Yes, he made it at Rivercane.

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Making Bricks in Liberty Square

The kids made brick molds and then filled them with SC upland clay and then sanded them.  We are letting them air dry for two weeks and then we are going to bake them in our oven.

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