Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up: The Work on the Castle Continues.....plus Heraldry

We are happily 'stalled out' in the middle ages.  There is just so much to do!!!

With our study of heraldry, I let the kids do whatever they wanted in regards to designing their own shields.  With the aid of Make Your Own Coat of Arms and Make Your Coat of Arms.  Designing was a snap!!!  My two middle children also went on to make their own 'free form' shields as well.

Heraldry / Coat of Arms
Heraldry / Coat of Arms



I'm very happy to report, work on the castle continues......paper mache has been applied and is STILL drying!


Front of the castle - gate
Front of the castle - gate

Sideview of Castle
Sideview
A view of the Keep and the Courtyard
A view of the Keep and the Courtyard



Next week - Robin Hood, stained glass windows and hopefully a coat of paint once the castle is dry.

5 comments:

  1. Fantastic! It is so great that you have pictures of your work. We enjoyed a Robin Hood series , since I have an older boy. He also read in a graphic novel about Robin.
    We are finishing our castle while we return back to American History and the Gilded Age. Hope to be diving into WW I by March. Where are you headed next?

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  2. Oh, please move to VA... and then let's do a hands-on co-op for Year 3 together! Your crafts always look like so much fun, and I just can't seem to get my act together to get things like this accomplished! I know my boys would absolutely LOVE this sort of thing.

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  3. Becky - we are still plodding along in the Middle ages. I am determined to make at least one time period costume since we now have a sewing machine (so, I can't use that as an excuse not to do it!). Webkinz sized clothes count, yes?

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  4. Jennifer - that sounds like fun!!! Here's my 'secret' to making sure the hands-on stuff gets done. I purposely schedule time during the week (generally on Thursday or Friday) to do it. Sometimes other things slide, but, it gives us such a great time together (and a sense of accomplishment) that generally the kids strive to make sure we don't get behind on the other 'things' that could get in the way of the hands on projects. Start small my friend :-)

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  5. Now, Webkinz-sized clothes I might be able to handle... and a little dog or horse clothed as a knight - how fun would that be?!

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