In Our Homeschool This Month: Paper Mache Globes

This month I changed up our homeschool schedule again, and returned us to a full schoolwork schedule. And shifted our schooling from each person working on their own thing to back to more family or group learning activities.

While there are specific subjects that the kids have to work on individually, because they are at different levels, i.e., math and langauge arts, I wanted to bring some of the fun, collaborative projects back into our schooling.

This spring we are specifically working on World Geography, Geology, and Ancient History. Now, obviously K, as a high school student, has to do much more writing than the others, they all are getting into the group projects.

Here’s a few pictures from our month so far:

First up is our World Geography Project – Paper Mache Globes.  I’ll post more on this later as they get finished, but the kids had a great time with these.

Z & Little E were in charge of making the paper mache paste

Z and Little E were in charge of making the paper mache

 K, J, and I hung balloons from the ceiling above the art table, so that we could work on creating the globe-like shape. It would have been better if we had found round balloons, but we made use of what we had. And it gave us an opportunity to discuss further with Z and E what shape the Earth really is.

Get Ready - Get Set- Go.... beginning our paper mache globe project

Get Ready - Get Set- Go.... beginning our paper mache globe project

And the hard part is waiting for them to dry, but not waiting too long.
Little E tests out the paper mache globe forms to see if they are ready yet

Little E tests out the paper mache globe forms to see if they are ready yet

We’ll show you more when we are completely done with the project, but working on these globes have been a highlight of our geography study this  month, and just plain ole fun.
Next Up Tomorrow: Geology pics…Smashing Rocks for Science
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