Tuesday, April 13, 2010

* Lincoln Memorial Diorama

The Frog Princess "E" had to make a visual aid and prepare an oral presentation
about a Patriotic Symbol or Washington DC landmark
over spring vacation for her First Grade Class. 
She decided to make a diorama, the apple does not fall far!

"E" got to work building this diorama of the
Jefferson Memorial and the Tidal Basin.

(Note: It took two days because the dough was too wet
and wouldn't dry! -- She ended up having to take it to
school on one of my plastic snack trays because it was too damp and heavy!)
Since we live close to DC, we're planning to take the girls paddle boating 
at the Tidal Basin when they're a bit bigger. 

I think she did a great job, (especially since she's only 7)!

I love her use of 
Red, White, and Blue
masking tape. 

She used some of our homemade salt dough
for the "ground" then printed out a photo of the memorial on our computer printer. 

She collected sticks in our backyard
to use as the Cherry Tree trunks
and she glued bits of pink tissue paper to them as the blossoms.

Then she built a 
paddle boat out of legos,
added some blue cellophane "water" and painted everything with blue and green 
washable tempera paint. 

I love her lego people relaxing on their picnic blanket,  enjoying the spring weather! 


Georgine said...

Your daughter did a great job on her diorama, but isn't a vacation a vacation? Especially in first grade? I have to say, I do love the Lego people canoeing.

Mrs Addams said...

wow! she did a great job! i love the cherry trees!
it looks like she is really inspired by you and has the ability and confidence from years of experimentation with mom!

Jen said...

The diorama is so great. It makes me want to spend my days making them. So cute, I love you amazing influence on your kiddos.

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Seriously, you are the diorama queen! I used to attempt having students make dioramas but then stopped because I used to get terrible results. Why oh why wasn't anyone as motivated as E? That is gorgeous, I'd put that on display, really...I mean it.

Naturalearthfarm said...

These are amazing and such a wonderful way to learn. I am going to share the pictures with my children.
Warm wishes, Tonya

Kyrstin said...

She did an awesome job - such detail! I love the Lego people.

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