Monumental projects

Last semester, Ava’s second grade class created projects about national monuments and parks. Her assignments included a “postcard” presentation about the Grand Canyon, which you can watch here.

She also had to create a model of a monument. It was so interesting to watch her process with this—while I was trying to figure out how she’d chisel the Statue of Liberty out of floral foam without cutting herself, she was Googling ideas that didn’t include a trip to the ER for stitches.

Ultimately, she decided to construct her model using a doll. She was quite attentive to the details, which included draping of the gown, the inscribed year on the handmade book, a Christmas-bulb-turned-torch and the toothpick crown (with exactly seven spires). Everything had to be just so. She was quite bothered by the fact spray paint wouldn’t adhere to the doll’s hair, but I think her end result was remarkable nonetheless!




6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Rebecca's Mom on January 28, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Wow! How impressive! I’m assuming she received an “A” for the effort?

  2. Posted by Gramma Great on January 28, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    That is truly amazing! And I like the hair cut too!

  3. Posted by Karyl on January 28, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    She is very smart, and very creative, and her project is amazing – I am very proud of her!

  4. Posted by Laugh at Jessie on January 28, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    I can’t even believe this…amazing!! I couldn’t do that at any age.

  5. Posted by Tom on January 29, 2013 at 6:23 am

    This is really incredible. Such attention to detail. Way to go Ava!

  6. Posted by Doug Smith on January 30, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    This kind of stuff just makes us all so proud to have such great genes! This is really creative, and so well executed . . . .

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