Friday, February 1, 2008

Evidence of learning....

I just have to say that walking by my kitchen table and seeing this was just too much fun...

Strawberry ink. Feathers from Hobby Lobby.
A Bible Verse to remind us that Jesus is our source - -
evidence of learning.
I just loved the look of it.

We had talked about the declaration of independence and the methods they would have used to sign such a document. They didn't have ball-point pens back then, after all.

So we tried to make our own ink - we cut our own feathers (okay, I did that part) and then we tried to write with them.

Mini-Me's declaration said "My faivrite color is Pink".

G-man did his two days later and said "I'm going to draw a red-coat."

I about lost my teeth.

I wasn't sure he was paying attention! Not only did he drew them, he drew them well. Even adding sabers! That will be saved for posterity - or as long as Strawberry ink will last.

I love evidence of learning.

9 comments:

The Gang's All Here! said...

How cool! You must be a fun mom home schooler. I think I was a mean mom home schooler :) Except for the land masses made out of rice cakes and peanut butter mountains. Ick, they were so messy and smelled awful to pregnant mommy teacher. Thank God,I've regained my love for the smell and taste of peanut butter since then - 6 years ago!

Lisa said...

Strawberry ink?

KarenW said...

How fun! I wanted to do that when we were studying the American Revolution but never got around to it.

Gayle said...

*This* is why I love homeschooling right here!
This is where the memories are made for all involved and I am happy that, as a mom, I am a part of it (with my crew of course..LOL).
So, not to sound dumb, but was the strawberry ink just the juice of strawberries?

Melanie said...

And also- evidence of a good teacher!

Regina said...

wow! awesome!

Regina said...

not just great for them but MOM must be doing something right!!!!!!

jennwa said...

What a great idea. That looks like fun, my kids would love that.

TobyBo said...

Strawberry ink! Yum!!