The Arts: Asian Arts

Weeks 28 and 29 of school we learned about Asian arts using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 16.

We read The Seven Chinese Brothers as a reader’s theater.
The Arts: Asian Arts

We made rubbings of surfaces.
The Arts: Asian Arts

We made origami paper cranes.
The Arts: Asian Arts

We made an elephant parade.
The Arts: Asian Arts

We did paper cutting.
The Arts: Asian Arts

We made kimonos for spoon dolls.
The Arts: Asian Arts

We made a moon lantern.
The Arts: Asian Arts

We made paintings based on The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai.
The Arts: Asian Arts

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Science: Electricity

Weeks 28 and 29 of school we learned about electricity using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 16.

We tried to make electricity using nickels, foil, and salted vinegar soaked paper towels. It didn’t work at all. It was one of the few failed experiments of the year.
Science: Electricity

We played with static electricty.
Science: Electricty

The staticy balloon attracted the strings.
Science: Electricty

Two staticy balloons repelled each other.
Science: Electricty

The boys gave oral reports on Faraday, Ohm, and Volta.
Science: Electricty

We made a little current by putting penny and a quarter in a lemon. When we licked it, it stung our tongues just a little.
Science: Electricty

We watched a Schoolhouse Rock video about electricity.
Science: Electricty

Geography: China

Weeks 28 and 29 of school we learned about China using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 16.

We did mapwork.
Geography: China

We made paper lanterns.
Geography: China

We watched a tutorial on calligraphy.
Geography: China

And then we tried writing in calligraphy.
Geography: China

We decorated a Chinese character.
Geography: China

We made a Chinese dragon puppet.
Geography: China

We played two-player Tangoes.
Geography: China

And then we all solved a big Tangoes puzzle together.
Geography: China

We learned about the Chinese Zodiac.
Geography: China

We went on a field trip to a park and used the exercise equipment spread along the path.
Geography: China

History: Medieval China and Japan

Weeks 28 and 29 of school we learned about Mongols using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 16.

We found China on the map.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We did mapwork.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We added to the timeline. Some of our pages still have plenty of room.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We did oral reports on famous Chinese.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We made a model of the Grand Canal.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We wrote things backward in scratch foam and used ink to print on paper so the words could be read properly.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We watched a YouTube video about the Shaolin and Kung Fu.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We built a model of the Great Wall with Duploes.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We played a Shogunate game.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We did mapwork about the Wokou Pirates of Japan.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We did oral reports about famous Japanese women.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We illustrated a haiku about the Onin War.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We learned about Noh plays.
History: Medieval China and Japan