Thursday, June 10, 2010

School's Out!

My first calendula opened, maybe it's celebrating the last day of school too!

We worked with a bookbinder and all of the students bound all of their work from the entire year into a single volume.

I didn't know enough about the process to properly plan ahead so all of their 8 1/2"x11" sheets were bound using a Japanese method known as stab binding. I'm keeping them until I finish writing end of year reports and returning them to their owners then. I figured I'd use the opportunity for a little photo shoot.

Here is one open to the first page, an art assignment based on the Hundred Years War.
We ended up with between 70-100 pages each (handwriting size differs), covering the Renaissance, Age of Discovery, Writing, Math, African and South American Geography, Physiology, Physics, and Chemistry.
Next year I'm going to look into doing our work on 11"x17" pages that are already sewn together into signatures so we can make books using Coptic binding. That style opens more easily.

And a few garden pictures, since it seemed like a shame to waste a sunny moment.
Our first grapes...

First pea pod...

Bird's eye view of the strawberries...


Aunt Bee's Garden said...

I just found your blog and I love it. I love the way you have a running tally of your harvest. Do mind if I steal it for my blog? I am really not organized enough for actual amounts but maybe just a running list.

Liz said...

@ Aunt Bee's Garden - I like your blog too. I'd love to see your running garden harvest list there.