Michelle has really taken off this week while working on her project for making Ball Jointed Dolls. I am glad that she has finally decided on doing this and sticking to it. There were so many things that she has plans for so it was very difficult for her to narrow it down to just one thing for now.
There are a lot of materials involved in the making of these types of dolls. Here is an example of a few. Michelle also spent a lot of time researching the best materials, learning about the various types of Ball Jointed Dolls, and the history of the dolls. The sketch above comes from a website that she found some tutorials to use.
Ken is into making sketches of her designs now, she has spent a lot of time learning how to sketch.
Ken is also really into Alice and Wonderland and has been using this book below for inspiration for crafts.
I don't really see this young lad anymore. DJ is so busy with his Lego kits, or hunting for snake eggs that it is so helpful for me that he has a planner. Very independent indeed!! DJ's latest project work involves designing a Lego book and learning how to program his robots. He continues to love snakes of all kinds and his favorite website is Animal Planet, and when he is not on their website he is watching the television show. You can always find DJ with a notebook in his hand, he is definitely in his second sensitive period for language. I was able to catch his first sensitive period to language when he was two and a half , he was a reader by three years old all child led. I had no clue about the Montessori Method at this time. It was obvious for me to see it when it was happening though, every time Ken and I did a reading lesson he would pull up a chair and join in. I first found out that he knew all of his sounds at two when I was asking someone else what sound does T make and he answered for them.
My Favorite Resource this week is...
About a month or so ago I came across the blog project based-homeschooling.com. This website has helped me to be able to follow my children as a mentor for them as they take on projects. So much information that I find myself going back to re read post after post. The forum there is just amazingly resourceful. The author of the blog has also published a book that is my project schooling bible.
Linking to Weekly Wrap-ups hosted by Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers and My Favorite Resources hosted by learning All the time.