Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Project work

The Boy has been working on a project.

He's been learning about the Tudors at school, and was asked to do a project on some aspect of the Tudors that interested him.

What interests him is computer games and lego. They didn't have much lego, or indeed many computer games, in Tudor times. However, by some tortuous thought process, he decided that lego and computer games naturally led to a project about the Tudors at sea. (I do not question why.)

He worked really hard at his research and typed up various chapters about trade, exploration, piracy etc. He illustrated it beautifully, stuck the pages onto card and put it together in a booklet.



I'm really proud of him :-)

The Girl has been working on a project.

She's been learning about the Romans at school, and was asked to do a project on different aspects of everyday life for the Romans.

She worked really hard at her research, made little booklets to contain her notes and wrote down lots of information. She decided that she wanted to use Roman buildings to represent the different aspects of everyday life, and together we went through our photograph collection and found pictures of Roman remains that she's seen (in Pompeii and the Lake District). I then helped her to type up her notes, and she stuck it all together on a large piece of card to make a scroll (storage and transportation mode) or poster (display mode).



I'm really proud of her :-)

The Me has been working on a project. I'm not sure if I've mentioned it? Maybe I did, just in passing? It was a little scrapbooking project - you can read more about it here. In fact, you can even vote for it over at Shimelle's blog! Can't quite remember if I've mentioned that either? At all? Ever? ;-)

15 comments:

debs14 said...

Brilliant projects, amazing how a tenuous link to something like lego can end up perfect. Love the way the Roman project has all the little mosaic squares.
I wonder who they get their creative genes from? ;-)
Gotta go, I need to go and vote for something. somewhere. for someone ....

scrappyjacky said...

And I hope you're very proud of yourself as well.....3 great projects.Think I've got somewhere else to go now.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Awesome projects! I love it when the kids grab a hold of something and run with it. DD had to do a project on the food & eating habits of Italy once, and it was so fun to choose photos from our visit there. She got an A+!
Rinda

JO SOWERBY said...

wow, cool projects. I loved history at school and we went the local roman villa for class trips etc. Glad u didnt get ur son to watch The Tudors, far too racey.
Jo xxx

Sian said...

You know I love the projects :) Great stuff.

Fiona said...

Well done to your kids on great projects.

Elizabeth said...

Like mother, like children. Just as long as they didn't ask you to vote! It's very stressful making sure one doesn't miss a day.

Denise said...

awwww - their projects are very good and amazing how their minds work isn't it? I remember the Terrible Tudors books and the like ! Goota go and vote for someone now :-)

Liberty :) said...

Why didn't you tell us about your project sooner?!?! I didn't even know you'd entered the competition :P !!!

Bless, the boy and the girl look like future scrap stars in the making!

Scrappi Sandi said...

What fabulous presentation on both project...amazing, isn't it when a little motivation sends them off on a roll! I love how their faces are incorporated!!!

Whatever will we do when voting over?...It's becoming part of my daily routine!!!!!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Wonderful looking projects! Love the mosaic titles.

Both my sons are actually named after Elizabethan privateers.

Rachel B said...

Cool Projects, looks like everyone has been busy!

Deb said...

Cute projects. I must say that I do miss those days now that my Girl is grown up and moved out on her own. Now she's stressing over college projects but I never see them. Enjoy The Projects while you can! xo

Jane said...

Great projects!!! They look wonderful!!! Do they do lapbooks in the UK? They are really popular over here for school/ homeschooling projects.

The Scrappy Tree said...

Aw, I miss doing that stuff at school! We did Romans AND Egyptians! lol