Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Projects for School

My boys have been cooking quite a bit for school. This year they have been traveling to different countries of the world and studying their different cultures and government systems. One of the projects they are either assigned or they choose from the list of options is to cook a food from that country. This semester they have visited Italy and made pizza.  Henry was not very adventurous and only made a margarita pizza.
Ian was brave and tried the mushroom and eggplant toppings. 
I think they both prefer the pepperoni or canadian bacon pizzas that I usually make them. 

They also visited Germany so needed to make a German meal. They decided to make Schnitzel. We just made chicken schnitzel rather than pork. We just don't eat a whole lot of pork.
Ian added a salad and some apple cake to the meal and then we had some ginger ale to represent the beer that would usually be served in germany. It was a tasty meal but not one we will be making again anytime soon. It was pretty greasy!

Ian has also been working on his Cooking merit badge so he has been asking to make breakfast, lunch and dinners quite often. It is nice to have my boys cooking so much. We are motivated to try new foods and they get to know their way around the kitchen a little better.
 Whenever they can, the boys like to try to fulfill their assignments by using legos.  While visiting Germany they read a number of Grimm's Fairy Tales and then they needed to create a scene from one of those stories. Henry made a gingerbread house and had Hansel and Gretel visit the witch.
 He even wanted to make a scene from inside the house too. It is hard to see in the photo but Hansel  is in a cage with the witch reaching in. He has a bone he is holding out to her. Poor Gretel is sweeping the house.

 Ian's scene is from Rapunzel. I think they turned out rather cute!

 The boys also studied some famous paintings for one of their classes and needed to try to recreate one. They both decided to do Van Gohn's Starry Night. Henry's is above and Ian's is below.

 Not to leave Sophia out. She doesn't get to do nearly as many fun projects for school. Her classes are much more academic and so I have far less things to take photos.

Here she was supposed to make an infographic about viruses.  She did a great job!

No school projects for Molly. 
 School work is very boring. She only does bookwork! Not really. She just doesn't want to do much school work. It is like pulling teeth to even get math, reading and spelling done each day. Beyond reading books and those few assignments each day she is not interested in doing much else. I also am busy trying to help the others get their projects and work done so this poor girl is not given as many "fun" projects as she could have. I really should remedy that but it is hard to fit everything into our schedules.

But she finds ways to add projects into her life. This girl always has art projects going. There is always little bits of paper scattered about the house because she has cut up something or is making something.
She decided one of the boxes that we got in the mail one day was perfect to be a Tardis for her barbies. So she painted it blue and then then next day added the details. Now her  Rory and Amy barbies have a Tardis to travel in.

School work at home is always an adventure and does keep us very busy!

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