Saturday, November 15, 2008

Don't Eat "Sleepy the Turkey"

Well the last few weeks have been very busy for us with projects coming due for all three of the kids. Nathan had a ABC Colonial Book that he had to do and have information on all letters of the alphabet related to colonial times with pictures to go with it. He then was also graded on his creativity and his presentation on his book. After a lot of stress trying to get it done he came home with the wonderful grade of a 100. (WOW we pulled it off).
Kyle then had a science project due the next week of a desert and had to have animals and plants that are in the desert. Then also had to do another project this week of a poison arrow frog.(YUCK!)
Jericka came home and had to dress a turkey. Now that means not to eat but to dress it in clothing so that it won't be eaten for Thanksgiving. It turned into being a fun and challenging project. They could do anything they wanted from coloring to making an outfit. Of course she had to cloth it, so we spent an evening making this turkey look not like a turkey. She also had to write a short story about why you wouldn't know it was a turkey. She named her turkey Sleepy and said that it was a slumber party animal. (The imagination of a 7 year old) When she took it to school she was the only one that had actually clothed her turkey and received rave reviews. All I can say is that I hope with all of the work we put into it I trust she gets a great grade. So when it comes time for Thanksgiving I hope that she doesn't have a problem eating turkey.


Becky said...

cute turkey!!! I'm just wondering just how much the kids did or momma did on these projects!! I kinda remember doing stuff like this and mom or dad did the most work and thinking!! Glad those days or over!!

Brenda said...

This was a really cute blog and a trip down memory lane for me. We still have ABC books, a pyramid, and remants of Rube Goldberg projects around our house! Nickolas has been helping his girlfriend with a mousetrap car for her physics class. The poor girl is growing up in a house with all sisters, so doesn't have access to things like erector sets and K-nex for parts! :-)

Amy said...

You are right, this is SO cute! Hope you are doing well. Thinking of you and your appointment tomorrow.

Leah said...

I imagine you keep busy with your little ones. Trust you guys are doing great!