February 15, 2007

Catapult!


History has been going extremely well, I finally got my groove back! Last week we made catapults from the Story of the World activity guide. They went over like a lead marshmallow. Yes, I said a marshmallow.

We made marshmallow shooting catapults. They are much more user friendly than your average catapult. You know, no heavy stones to lug into the house and no drywall plaster needed to patch the holes in the walls from the rocks.

Our next project is Greek pottery. Anyone know where I can get my hands on a kiln?

Look to the finish!

5 comments:

corn girl said...

MY GOODNESS. You actually teach Singapore Math?! I didn't believe that people actually think Singapore's math is good when all the teachers were singing praises about how good our curriculum was... until now. The importance of education here is MADNESS.

mindy said...

We LOVED the marshmallow catapult project. I'm telling you, the success of history is all about the fun projects!! We just made a cookie dough map of the Suez Canal. The kids loved it. I'm glad it is working for you. It alwasy does come back to us, doesn't it? When we are excited and make it fun....Happy history-ing!

Bridget said...

Did they shoot you with the marshmallows? Blake made a marshmallow shooter in scouts out of plastic pipes and I lost count of the times I got shot in the back of the head.

Laney said...

LOL, Bridget! No, but they did land a few in the fireplace. Marshmallows do strange things when they are on fire!:-)

Jules said...

Hey that sounds like fun! I can't wait to get to that project. My boys will love it and will surely end up shooting the marshmallows at my head too. ;)