On random Wednesdays a couple of friends come over and I teach Science and Art. Through LBC we are reading The Usborne First Guide to the Universe. Since I love Science I can't just read through this book without adding projects. This past week we studied the 4 layers of the Earth and then took play-dough and formed the earth (with it's layers). Afterwards we cut out a quarter of the earth to reveal the layers. They loved it.
Then in Art we read, from Discovering Great Artists, about Fr. Angelico who was a monk in the 1400's who painted biblical scenes and used gold leaf. The project used aluminum foil instead of silver leaf. The kids painted a picture on dark construction paper and then glued pieces of aluminum foil for highlights.