Friday, January 30, 2009

Nature Books and Chinese New Year

This week, we made nature books for botany. We watercolor painted the covers of our books and added blank paper inside. We made twizzlers out of yarn to hold everything together. The twizzlers are made by twisting stands of yarn into other strands of yarn to make one big string. We each chose colors for the twizzlers. I chose a light brown and an off-white. Wilson chose blue and a brown that was lighter than the one I chose. Joey chose white and white.
This Monday was Chinese New Year. It is the year of the ox, which is my Chinese zodiac. We made some paper lanterns and had some Chinese noodles for dinner. We also read some books about the new year and about the ox. Here are some pictures of what we did for the new year:
The one on the top shows some of the books that we read. The one on the bottom is one of the lanterns we made, only without a candle.


Gosh Yarn It! said...

What wonderful activities. It's your year...year of the Ox!

Grandma said...

Hi Ricky
I learn so much reading your blog. I didn't know it was Chinese New Year! The twizzlers were great.
love you, Grandma