Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Rainforest Diorama: a place I would never want to visit

We started  learning about Brazil in geography this week and one of the suggested activities was to create a rainforest diorama.  We ended up working on it for two days (with the painting, etc.) and it turned out pretty cool. 
Our painted box
 The finished project

1st level:  Forest Floor
 2nd level:  Understory
 3rd level: Canopy
 4th level:  Emergents
 Julianna was pleased with how it turned out.  Of course, if you ask her I'm sure her answer will be, "It's lame."

The obligatory Flat Stanley doll:  Safari girl, Lamean (Her doll names cannot be explained.)  Yes, we have our nature expeditions a little skewed, but hey, if you look close, there's a scorpion on the forest floor.  Nature is nature is nature in our book.  Ha!   

Friday, March 11, 2011

Our academic pursuits cannot be rivaled...

Please meet our new students: 
Carrie Toe, the baby

Carrie (now with hair) and Tammy Toe, mom extraordinaire

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Legend of the Volcano

A two-part documentary written, illustrated by and starring, Julianna, age 5 3/4 years.

Part 1:

 Part 2