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.
We made rubbings of surfaces.
We made origami paper cranes.
We made an elephant parade.
We did paper cutting.
We made kimonos for spoon dolls.
We made a moon lantern.
We made paintings based on The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai.
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.
We played with static electricty.
The staticy balloon attracted the strings.
Two staticy balloons repelled each other.
The boys gave oral reports on Faraday, Ohm, and Volta.
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.
We watched a Schoolhouse Rock video about electricity.
Weeks 28 and 29 of school we learned about China using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 16.
We did mapwork.
We made paper lanterns.
We watched a tutorial on calligraphy.
And then we tried writing in calligraphy.
We decorated a Chinese character.
We made a Chinese dragon puppet.
We played two-player Tangoes.
And then we all solved a big Tangoes puzzle together.
We learned about the Chinese Zodiac.
We went on a field trip to a park and used the exercise equipment spread along the path.
Weeks 28 and 29 of school we learned about Mongols using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 16.
We found China on the map.
We did mapwork.
We added to the timeline. Some of our pages still have plenty of room.
We did oral reports on famous Chinese.
We made a model of the Grand Canal.
We wrote things backward in scratch foam and used ink to print on paper so the words could be read properly.
We watched a YouTube video about the Shaolin and Kung Fu.
We built a model of the Great Wall with Duploes.
We played a Shogunate game.
We did mapwork about the Wokou Pirates of Japan.
We did oral reports about famous Japanese women.
We illustrated a haiku about the Onin War.
We learned about Noh plays.