Saturday, December 7, 2013

First Thanksgiving WFS Style

Each year the K-8 students come together to prepare a Thanksgiving feast. All of the dishes are chosen and prepared by the students. This year we decided to match our meal with our history curriculum and tried to only prepare items that could have actually been served at the first Thanksgiving! This meant that we had to leave out some of our Thanksgiving favorites, like potatoes and pie! In fact, our meal did not include beef, potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers, dairy, wheat, or soy because these items were not available in Plymouth at that time. Our menu did include: Bake Salmon, Roasted Turkey, Duck with Apples, Stewed Chicken Legs, Roasted Acorn Mash, Garlic Pumpkin Seeds, Three Sisters Soup, Fried Corn Mush, Native American Corn Muffins, Venison Stew, Roasted Pumpkin, Fresh Garden Green Salad, Spiced Apple Cider with Popcorn and Berry Salad for dessert!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Salty Fingers

Earlier this week our students were salt writing! Let's hope her fingers didn't go into her mouth...*lemon face*

Sunday, December 1, 2013

After the Rain Comes the Rainbow

The WFS kids were super excited as they witnessed a real rainbow!

...and they proceeded to draw their own rainbows to immortalize the event.

3D Christmas

Our students used value to create the illusion of three dimensional Christmas ornaments. We mixed blue or purple with varying amounts of black and white and then painted a line of each color in value of order. Finally, we blended our painted lines with a dry brush. Creative?... we think yes!

Still Life

   The WFS kids were at it again but this time, they created a different kind of art!