ok, had to get the nerdiness out of the way.
This is Wesley's latest school project. Please notice how often these keep popping up!
This time he had to write a journal from the perspective of one of the explorers headed to the New World. He chose Columbus on the Mayflower which made research a whole lot easier :)
My first thought was that we would need some antiqued paper.
So I brewed some coffee and tea and soaked a ton of paper...
The drying rack added subtle lines that made it easier for Wesley to write in a straight line... most of the time :)
While our paper was aging several hundred years, Wesley researched in a modern way :)
As he drew his pictures for the journal, he got even more high tech. He looked up images and sketches of the Mayflower to draw from... on his iPod!
I have to say, I'm very impressed with the finished product!
The antiqued paper was well worth the effort... and smelled yummy, too!
A close-up shot of the binding...
The first entry (click the photo to enlarge)
A later entry:
(we found these dramatic facts HERE: )
Here is Wesley's rendering of the first meeting between the Taino Indians and Columbus :)
I am pleased with Wesley's work on this project, but I am praying we can take a break and maybe take tests or do vocab for a while :) We don't want any more craft projects for a while!!