When I got out the ARTistic Pursuits book this week Ani whined that it’s always the same thing over and over and it’s so boring. I told her we were starting a unit on sculptures, but she still protested because she’s made a couple sculptures before and is sure that means she knows everything there is to know about sculptures.
Then we started the lesson and the assignment was to make sculptures of some sort of flying creature using pipe cleaners. In response to this, my previously protesting daughter exclaimed that that was really cool and that she’d never done anything like that before. So they (both) happily made their sculptures and the lesson that started out as surely being horrible and boring ended up being quite enjoyable and fun.
Ani made a pegasus.
Cameron made a flying ladybug wearing glasses.